Meet the leaders of
Jenn has identified as a runner since she was a young girl. An early passion for running took her through the competitive world of track and cross country during high school and college. Once the stress of competition wore her down, she turned to the trails to awaken herself to a mindful life oriented to community and personal development. She is an athlete ambassador liaison for Trail Butter, an aspiring writer, part time coach, fly fisherwoman, and dog mom to Jack and Juneau.
Her most memorable accomplishment in trail running is finishing second woman at the 2016 Cascade Crest 100 endurance run. The trail running community is now her chosen family and she dedicates her time to supporting events and individuals who allow her to feel the most connected to this way of life she loves oh so much!
Heather has been a devout lover of outdoor adventuring since she could crawl. She began running at a young age with her dad after school to spend more time with him. That outdoor time with her dad then transitioned into shared regular miles with her girlfriends throughout high school. In 1993 she ran her first marathon, which began her quest to qualify for the Boston marathon. It took her 17 years & 13 marathons to qualify, and she finally crossed the Boston finish line in 2011.
Since she started running long distances she has run over 40 marathons, and numerous ultra distance trail races. Her passion these days is to see as many new places by foot, and share as many experiences on the trails with others. Heather is an interior designer for a local Portland architecture firm and can often be found training for her next adventure on the local trails.
Kate started running after college on the rugged and remote trails in the shadow of the Great Divide Range in Southwest Montana. She ran her first marathon - the Missoula Marathon - in 2011. The next handful of years were spent chasing dreams in California, Chicago and New York...running and racing through it all. In 2014, she completed her first 50 miler, Run Rabbit Run. The vistas, volunteers and the friends she made on the course that day sparked a deep love for the sport and the community.
Kate moved to Portland in 2015 and works as a strategist at a creative agency. She believes in road trips, Justin Bieber, friendships forged over boulder fields, and that greatness takes grit.
She is the first (and currently only) person to have completed the legendary Angel's to Alpine 100.
Sarah is the proud mom of two young kids and juggles her thirst for trail running and adventuring with family responsibilities.
Sarah ran her first road half marathon in 2005 and spent a decade on pavement until two years ago her brother took her on a trail run. She fell in love and has truly found her place in the trail and ultra running community since, successfully running numerous 50ks and her first 50 miler this past July. She is looking forward to seeing what she can accomplish in years to come and is passionate about training with and empowering other women to crush their own big goals.
From an early age, Shadia routinely exaggerated asthma symptoms to alleviate embarrassment during physical education classes, especially dreading "The Mile": a grueling four loops of .25-mile track to be finished before the strict thirty minute cutoff. At age 14, she received her first DNF at the Multnomah Falls one-mile climb during a family vacation.
Nevertheless she felt like she belonged in the outdoors and, after running her first 5k in 2012, found Wy'East Wolfpack and became a part of the family. Since then she's completed ultra marathons, done Grand Canyon's Rim to Rim to Rim, climbed mountains, and continued to dream of getting out and getting after it. Her biggest undertaking so far was a solo thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016.