We have an outstanding group of experienced, friendly, and funny folks at Bull City Running Co. Come on in and let us help you find your next pair of shoes, some apparel to keep you comfortable, or a new trail in the area. Our advice is free, and the company is good.
Director of Special Events
Hometown: Born in raised in Durham. Technically Bahama—but no one seems to know where that is.
Favorite place to run: Locally, I love the Eno! West Point to the Quarry along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail to be specific. My favorite place I have run was Chautauqua Park in Boulder, CO. I love a West Coast mountain run!
Favorite piece of gear: Janji Middle Shorts and a fresh pair of Swiftwick socks!
Favorite post-workout treat: Monuts or Bean Traders!
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…organize trail running adventure camps all over the world for all experience levels. We would explore new trails, eat local food, and learn from top ultra running athletes. I would of course attend each and every one of them 😉
Hidden talents: I love plants but seem to have a talent for killing everyone of them that I own.
Director of Store Operations
Hometown: I grew up in Colonial Heights, VA but moved to NC to attend college and have lived here in Durham for most of my life.
Favorite place to run: Any new city. When I was on tour it was the first thing I try I would try to do in town. I love seeing things on a morning run that would take me an entire day to see as a tourist. It helps me have a sense of connection to a place.
Favorite piece of gear: My Bull City Track Club singlet. Growing up playing other sports, I love the feeling of being connected to a team. Whenever I pull this out for race day I’m reminded of the hard work and early mornings I have put in and grounded by knowing I didn’t get there alone.
Favorite post-workout treat? Coffee, in just about any format.
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…I worked for over 10 years as a full-time, independent singer-songwriter. I still perform from time to time and want to make more records but am in the middle of a studio building project.
Hidden talents: Most of the songs I write these days are collaborations with my two and a half year old son. We’re kind of an amazing duo.
Running Relationship Expert
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Favorite place to run: Downtown Raleigh and around the greenways by NC State/Meredith.
Favorite piece of gear: 2-3 inch split shorts. They’re pretty much what I wear every day.
Favorite post-workout treat: I don’t get it often (which I guess makes it a treat), but I love Which Wich subs. Still haven’t had the “Super” size yet; saving it for like a 30+ mile day.
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…probably play video games and watch anime/read manga, but I do that anyway. Don’t think that pays too much, though.
Hidden talents: Baking!
Director of Community Engagement
Hometown: Rutherfordton, NC (Perhaps NC’s most multi-syllabic town?)
Favorite place to run: It’s a tie between the Arboretum/Shut-In Ridge Trail in Asheville and the Boston Marathon race course.
Favorite piece of gear: Any headband or pair of socks that has glitter and/or pictures of animals or baked goods on it.
Favorite post-workout treat: Mapleview Farms chocolate milk
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…be a full-time, life-long summer camp counselor. I was devastated to learn that this wasn’t an actual job I could do in the real world after dedicating every summer of my college career to it.
Hidden talents: I know ALL the lyrics to EVERY early-to-mid 90’s country music song and can name the artist who sings each of them. (Brett Harris and I actually have this hidden talent in common, but he doesn’t like to talk about it.)
Hometown: Durham, NC
Favorite place to run: The Al Buehler loop has been my go-to since high school.
Favorite piece of gear: Green Nike running socks that I have raced in every race since high school. I guess you could say they are my “lucky” socks.
Favorite post-workout treat: Anything sweet: ice cream, donuts, cookie etc. In Wilmington it was Pelican’s Snoballs.
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…probably be personal training, or doing a better job at studying for the GRE.
Hidden talents: I like to surf. I wasn’t stellar at it but it was logged as cross training quite a bit while at school.
Co-founder & Owner
Hometown: I was born in Allentown PA, but my formidable growing years were in Phoenix, AZ.
Favorite place to run: Silver Falls State Park, OR
Favorite piece of gear: Trail shoes exploring a new trail
Favorite post-workout treat: Cinnamon roll(s)
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…be a City Manager or Parks Director
Hidden talents: Questionable talent but I enjoy carpentry/wood working
Co-founder & Owner
Hometown: Kelowna, British Columbia
Favorite place to run: Locally, any trail along the Eno River. Out of town, hard to beat the old growth forest in the Pacific Northwest.
Favorite piece of gear: Oiselle Pocket Jogger Short. Simply the best.
Favorite post-workout treat: Dark roast from Joe Van Gogh’s and just about anything at Monuts.
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…lead epic eco-trail running tours overseas!
Any hidden talents to report? I’m Canadian 🙂 Plus, I can wiggle my eyes.
Hometown: Rutland, VT
Favorite place to run: Might sound cliche, but Pre’s Trail in Eugene, OR. It was right near out house when we lived in Oregon, so I logged countless miles there and often saw the professional runners out on the path.
Favorite piece of gear: My Garmin. I won’t leave home without it.
Favorite post-workout treat: I absolutely love chocolate milk and pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies.
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…be the giraffe handler at the zoo.
Hidden talents: Not sure if I’m talented at it, but I love baking.
Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Favorite place to run: Daily run: Al Buehler; Best place to run: any trail I have never been on.
Favorite piece of gear: Petzl Headlamp
Favorite post-workout treat: Daily: coffee, eggs, and sausage; special treat: Funfetti cake.
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…be a well-paid rare plant field botanist but that isn’t a real thing.
Hidden talents: Identifying waterfowl in flight.
Director of Strategy & Synergy
Hometown: I’m from Fresno, which is in the middle of California both north-south and east-west. It’s known for agriculture, being close to Yosemite, and Kevin Federline.
Favorite place to run: In Durham, the Ellerbe Creek Trail. Otherwise, running is my favorite way to explore when I’m traveling.
Favorite piece of gear: My cat-eye Goodr sunglasses. They’re the perfect blend of function and fashion, which is always something to aim for.
Favorite post-workout treat: Beer! I co-founded Bull City Beer Runners with my husband in 2012. We start and end our runs at a bar or brewery and enjoy their libations while socializing.
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…voice a cartoon character.
Hidden talents: I can tap dance. And wiggle my ears.
Running Relationship Expert
Hometown: Endwell, NY
Favorite place to run: In the woods!
Favorite piece of gear: Can’t live without the GPS watch.
Favorite post-workout treat: Pizza and beer!
If I weren’t so dang good at my job, I would…start my own nonprofit.
Hidden talents: I used to sing in a rock cover band. Now, I just rock out in the car.