Meet the Team

ROGUE FOUNDERS

Brian

Brian first started running in 2005 after being inspired while watching the NYC Marathon. 19 marathons later, Brian has a current streak of 7 consecutive Boston Marathons and hopes to make it to 10 in 2022. Brian has dropped his marathon PR by 1 hour and half marathon by 30 minutes since following structured training plans. Brian is 43 years old and resides in Huntington Beach CA as a founding member of Rogue West Coast!

His current personal bests are:

5k – 17:40
10k – 36:34
Half Marathon – 1:19:55
Marathon –  2:53:48

Bryan

Bryan has been an active member in the Columbus running community since 2009. He thrives on hard work, competition, and camaraderie among his teammates. Bryan, an experienced distance runner, has completed 25 marathons including 4 Boston Marathons. Bryan is 40 years old.

His current personal bests are:

5k – 17:11
10k – 35:55
Half Marathon – 1:16:54
Marathon – 2:45:38

Jake

Since completing his first marathon in the fall of 2013, Jake has finished 21 marathons in 9 different states. Jake ran his first Boston Marathon in 2016. Jake has steadily improved his marathon performance.  He credits a more disciplined approach and the help of group training. Jake is 39 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k: 17:55
Half Marathon: 1:21:23
Marathon: 2:47:40

Jason H.

Jason Homorody is a tennis instructor from Columbus, Ohio. Jason enjoys the competition that running provides and he has qualified for the Boston Marathon 8 times. In October 2016, Jason represented Columbus, Ohio as a Marathon Ambassador at the Dresden, Germany Marathon where he ran his first sub 3 hour marathon and was the first place American. Jason loves training with his Rogue friends, and his main focus is improving his PR’s in a variety of distances. Jason is 45 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 17:31
10k – 36:49
Half Marathon – 1:21:08
Marathon – 2:59:39

Ryan

Ryan has been a runner his whole life, from his childhood days on the playground competing in the track competitions through his college track days. Running has always been a passion of his because he likes the adrenaline rush of competing along with the camaraderie of training with his friends. Ryan has become an experienced distance runner and has completed 19 marathons and one 50K ultra-marathon, along with 4 Boston Marathons. Ryan is 43 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 17:40
10K – 35:31
Half Marathon – 1:17:54
Marathon – 2:47:10

ROGUE RACERS

Amy P.

Amy has been running for the majority of her life, though in college running took a backseat. She ran races here and there and ran her first marathon in 2011. After her son was born in 2015 she realized how much she missed it. Amy knew it was time to get back in the drivers seat to competitive running and had only one goal in mind, to qualify for Boston. Her current goals are to improve her marathon time and break 1:30 in the half. Amy is 34 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 18:48
10K – 43:02
Half Marathon – 1:28:52
Marathon – 3:22:23

Amy T.

Amy has been running for most of her life- growing up playing soccer as well as running track and cross country in middle school and high school.  A casual runner in college, she ran in numerous 5k’s after graduating, and ran her first marathon in her early 20’s.  She ran a few marathons after- none with solid training…  Amy ran through her first pregnancy, but it was paused for a few months when she got pregnant with twins.  A career filled with lots of travel enabled her to run a few international marathons over the next few years- with training done at nap-time on weekends and early mornings.  In the last two years with her goal to BQ, she finally learned what good training means, and qualified for Boston in her 9th and 10th marathons in 2019.  Amy is 40 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 20:24
10K – 43:53
Half Marathon – 1:35:49
Marathon – 3:25:54

Brian K

Brian was always a soccer player and more of a casual runner having done a handful shorter races on minimal training. After moving to California in late 2012 he joined a running club to meet people. Since then running has run his life, he has run 25 marathons and 10 ultra’s having just completed his first 100 miler. Brian has ran 9 Boston Marathon qualifying times. His favorite marathon is the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Brian is 37 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:45
10k – 36:24
Half Marathon – 1:18:24
Marathon – 2:52:20

Brittney

Brittney was inspired by her Brother’s and Dad that got her into running back in middle school. She was a competitive athlete in cross country and track. She ran her first marathon in 2010. Then took a break in racing during nursing school and during pregnancy. After Brittney’s third son, She always wanted to be a Boston Qualifier. She got back into running and accomplished her dream in April when She ran her third marathon in Toledo. Brittney is excited for the Chicago Marathon in the fall and to run with others that share the same love for the sport!

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 20:01
Half Marathon – 1:34
Marathon – 3:23

Chris

Chris began running competitively in 2008. After missing the high school regional golf tournament by one stroke, Chris walked onto the cross country team as a junior, halfway through the season.  By season’s end, he was the 3rd seed with a 17:53 5k and became a runner. After years of on and off training, Chris scrapped together a marathon and qualified for Boston in his second marathon, and has achieved Boston Qualifying times in 6/7 of his standalone marathons. In addition to road racing, Chris competes in triathlons of all distances. Chris is 27 years old.  

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:38
10k – 36:31
Half Marathon – 1:19:01
Marathon – 2:55:33

Cindy

Cindy has been a runner for over 20 years, but didn’t start racing until her first marathon at the age of 41. She has run the Boston marathon five times, and qualified six times. With 16 marathons (including New York City twice and Chicago once) under her belt, she prefers to focus on this distance above all others. Having run over 80 races, she uses the shorter distances as speed work for marathons. She works as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and RRCA certified running coach to her clients. Her “far-reaching” bucket list goal is to run all of the world major marathons. Cindy is 54 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 22:24
10k – 47:46
Half Marathon – 1:43:26
Marathon – 3:46:43

Darris

Race Director, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. First marathon, Columbus, 1991. Have run more than 200 marathons, about half as a pacer. Very proud to have gone under 3 hours in the marathon 13 times, including once as a pacer! Goal from Rogue training is to go under 3 hours again… Have also completed seven, 100-mile races, and the 135-mile Badwater Ultra-marathon. Have dropped out of nine, 100-mile races (keeps a person humble). Grew up in Northeast Ohio, graduated from Kent State University, worked for 10 years as a newspaper journalist, followed by 15 years running my own PR/marketing business. Married for almost 15 years to Star (who is better at ultras than me!)

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:59
10k – 36:36
Half Marathon – 1:16:15
Marathon – 2:44:55

Dave

Dave started running on May 26, 2010 when he realized his favorite jeans were getting tight and he knew he needed to make a lifestyle change. Three months later, he entered a local race and was hooked. Now, nine years and over 18,000 miles later, he has finished 17 half marathons, 15 full marathons including Boston three times and New York City and Chicago once each, one 50K and one half Ironman. He has also participated in one Relay Around Columbus and one Hood to Coast Relay. Besides competing, he loves the social aspect of running and he is an RRCA-certified running coach. Dave is 47 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 18:13
10k – 42:44
Half Marathon – 1:27:49
Marathon – 3:10:25

Doad

Doad started running at the age of 59 after following his son, Patrick, during his marathons. In 2011 he discovered after running from mile marker to mile marker that he really enjoyed this sport and could compete. Today he enjoys the competition but the true reward of running for Doad is raising money and awareness for many causes. At the age of 66, he runs approximately 70 plus races a year and he’s having the time of his life! Most of all, he enjoys all the wonderful people he has met in Columbus and around the country and calls them his friends! Run with the wind! Doad is 66 years old.

His current personal bests are (all set in the last 2 years):
5k – 19:03
10k – 42:12
Half Marathon – 1:28:30

Donnie

Donnie started running in 2010, and has been running with a training group since 2012. He has qualified for the Boston Marathon in all 6 marathons he has run. He feels he is ready to push himself further in running and see where he can go. Donnie is 51 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 19:11
10k – 42:37
Half Marathon – 1:28:42
Marathon – 3:15:54

Emily

Emily discovered the camaraderie and excitement of running after participating in a marathon relay in 2007. She began running half marathons in 2009, but truly fell in love with distance running while training for her first full marathon in 2016. She qualified for the Boston Marathon at her second and third marathons, and ran her fourth marathon in Boston in 2019. Emily is 37 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 22:56
10k – 46:38
Half Marathon – 1:40:16
Marathon – 3:32:34

Erick

Erick started running in 2012.  After following a generic training plan and running on his own over the summer, he ran a Boston qualifying 3:19 in his first marathon at Columbus in 2012.  He joined a training group in 2013 and dropped his PR at Columbus by over 20 minutes to 2:57 in 2013 and followed that with PRs of 2:53 in 2014 and 2:51 in 2015.  Erick is a 5x Boston qualifier and is 49 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 17:42
Half Marathon – 1:22:55
Marathon – 2:51:40

Erika

Erika found her love for running when she was in the 5th grade.  She ran competitively in junior high and high school.  It wasn’t until after having her first kid and being inspired by her brother-in-law, Bryan, that she started training again.  Erika ran her 2nd marathon in April, the Boston Marathon and has qualified to run it again in 2018. Erika is 36 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:56
10k – 44:54
Half Marathon – 1:29:47
Marathon – 3:18:12

Fred

Fred began running again in 2012 after a long hiatus.  He ran his first marathon at the age of 46.  He has run a total of 8 marathons, including his first Boston Marathon in 2017 at the age of 50.  The Boston Marathon was an amazing experience for him, and Fred intends run Boston again.  Fred began running to improve his physical, emotional and spiritual life after his mother and sister passed away from ovarian cancer in 2011. Fred has enjoyed sharing his racing with his family, and will never forget seeing them on Boylston Street finishing his first Boston Marathon.  Fred is 51 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 20:15
10k – 42:22
Half Marathon – 1:32:16
Marathon – 3:24:28

Greg

Greg started to run at age 9 since his soccer coach told his dad he’s got some good lungs. Fell in love with the sport probably around middle school when the team aspect came into play. Almost 16 years later, Greg has been through a bunch of cross country and track seasons and somehow still loves to run. Now graduated from Baldwin Wallace and working at JPMC, his running focus is now on half and full marathons because speed hurts too much. Greg is 23 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 15:24
10k – 32:33
Half Marathon – 1:14:20
Marathon – 2:39:50

Hilary

Hilary started running track in middle school after she was cut from the lacrosse team. She went on to run mid-distance in both high school and college. It wasn’t until 2012 that she discovered half and full marathons. Since then she have run 13 marathons including 3 Boston Marathons (including one while pregnant with her daughter). What Hilary loves the most about running are all of the friendships formed through the miles of training. Hilary is 35 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:36
10k – 42:41
Half Marathon – 1:32:27
Marathon – 3:15:00

Jamie

Jamie’s love for running started more than 25 years ago with the Columbus Marathon Crackerjack kids run leading to competing on the cross country and track teams all the way through college. Since college, Jamie spent ten years of coaching at the high school level and has run eight marathons including two Boston Marathons. Jamie met her husband John through college track and cross country, she enjoys training with friends, and inspiring a love for running in her children. Jamie is 38 years old.

Her current (post collegiate) personal bests are:
5k – 20:41
10k – 43:07
Half Marathon – 1:35:11
Marathon – 3:22:13

Jared

Jared ran track in high school while playing soccer and then was able to walk onto his college cross country and track team. While in college he was the Patriot League Outdoor 5k Champion and was named to the Division 1 All Southeast Regional Cross Country Team. About 12 years later he found his son loved to be pushed in the running stroller and he got back into running while trying to figure out how to enjoy the sport again and run marathons. Jared has run 11 marathons including Boston 4 times. Jared is 39 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 14:24
10k – 30:54
Half Marathon – 1:14:05
Marathon – 2:37:45

Jennifer

Jen started running in high school but it wasn’t until her husband signed her up for her first marathon in 2004 that she even considered running a marathon. After her fourth marathon, which was her first Boston Marathon experience, she took some time off to start a family. She started running with a group in 2012 and was able to shave nearly fifteen minutes off of her marathon time. Following the birth of her third child, she set her eyes on qualifying for the New York City Marathon, which she ran in 2016. She has qualified for Boston 13 of her 15 marathons and is planning to go back for her third Boston Marathon in 2019. Jen is 37 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 18:58
10k – 40:52
Half Marathon – 1:27:08
Marathon – 2:55:55

Joe

Joe has been running his whole life, but got into serious training in Winter 2010. It was a harsh winter, and his wife was agitated that he was moping around. She said to him “ go run a Marathon”. So he started training for the Nationwide Children’s Columbus Marathon, which is held in October. 2 miles 3x a week become a full 6 miler! And then he ran 10 miles and was elated. His first half Marathon was in July in Groveport, and ran a 1:52 finish time. Trained through the Summer, and ran the Columbus Marathon in a 4:02 finish time. At that time he said I’d never run a Marathon again. Nine Marathons and nine years later, plus many half Marathons, he’s completed Boston once while qualifying for it five times in between. Joe appreciates running by feel, and “listening to your body”. Running has brought him many great friendships and is a way for to stay competitive in a positive nature. Joe is 47 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:07
10k – 40:52
Half Marathon – 1:26:37
Marathon – 3:08:26

Joel

Joel, a back of the pack high school XC runner, completed his first marathon in 2013 and has since become a passionate endurance athlete. His favorite distance is the full marathon and he has competed in the Columbus, Boston and New York City marathons, along with numerous other local road races and triathlons. He enjoys the rigors of daily training, post-run IPA’s and the thrill of chasing PR’s. Joel is 41 years old.

His current personal bests are:
Half Marathon – 1:18:31
Marathon – 2:45:08

John

John is a 4x Boston Marathon qualifier since running his first marathon in Columbus in 2012. In college he qualified for nationals in the 4x400m but has gradually transitioned to longer races. John loves the team aspects of training and competing with friends and some of his favorite races are still relays. John is 40 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:27
10k – 35:03
Half Marathon – 1:17:43
Marathon – 2:37:19

Josh

After playing high school sports and baseball at Mount Union College, I found myself out of shape a decade later at the age of 31. I started with the Hermes Cleveland Road Racing Series to get me motivated to train in early 2011. I built up to my first marathon 8 months later and became hooked. Since then I’ve run 17 marathons (including Boston 6x and a 3x pacer at the Cleveland Marathon), 22 half marathons and a bunch of shorter races. Josh is 38 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:50
10k – 34:22
Half Marathon – 1:15:11
Marathon – 2:39:06

Julie

Julie started running back in 2011. Since then she has completed numerous half marathons and 11 marathons. The half is her favorite distance and is working on improving her PR this year. Julie loves how friendly runners are, and running is how she met her husband! Julie is 37 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:06
10k – 40:23
Half Marathon – 1:25:53
Marathon – 3:07:21

Katie

Katie has always been active in sports, but it wasn’t until 2008 that she decided to run her first half marathon. For the next 8 years, Katie would run casually, and train for one half marathon a year. In 2011, Katie ran her first full marathon with a humbling finish. At the time, the marathon was a bucket list check mark for her. After having her two boys in 2012 and 2014, Katie decided her “comeback” to running would be to try an break a 150 half marathon time in 2016. Her first failed attempt to break that 150 barrier led her to learn more about the science of speed workouts, training cycles, and to immerse herself in the local running community (they are the BEST!). Katie’s second attempt was a successful one, and since then, it has been a cascade of making goals at all race distances, working hard, continuing to learn, and having fun!

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 20:32
10k – 42:33
Half Marathon – 1:33:51
Marathon – 3:31:15

Kelley

Kelley has been running her entire life. She’s run 2 marathons and plans to run many more. Her favorite thing about running is sharing her passion and time with her fellow Rogue and best friend, Jake. She qualified for the Boston Marathon at Columbus Marathon in the Fall of 2016. Kelley is 35 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
Half Marathon – 1:37:32
Marathon – 3:21:12

Kris

Kris began running in 2010 as a way to stay active after he broke his leg playing soccer a few years earlier. Kris had always enjoyed running and marathons always intrigued him, so he decided to give it a try. After running his first marathon in 2010, he instantly became addicted to setting new goals and achieving new PR’s. Kris has completed 18 marathons and still enjoys the challenge of speed and endurance.  Kris is 41 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 17:57
10K – 36:51
Half marathon – 1:21:19
Marathon – 2:56:37

Kristin

Kristin is a long time distance runner, who began marathoning in 2005. Since that time, she’s completed 12 marathons, including 3 Boston Marathons. Most recently, Kristin has time qualified for the 2017 New York City Marathon. She is a born competitor, but enjoys running the most for the health benefits and friendships it has given her. Kristin is 35 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5K – 19:09
10K – 41:11
Half marathon – 1:25:26
Marathon – 3:11:27

Kristina

Kristina started running in high school but did not begin competitive running until after her first son was born in 2005. From 2005-2009, she ran several marathons with Team and Training and eventually became an assistant coach for the program. Since then she has run over 30 marathons including 8 Boston marathons and various races of the half, 10k and 5k distances. Kristina loves running and the friendships that she has made along the way. Her current goals are to break 1:25 in the half marathon and 3 hours in the full marathon distance. Kristina is 38 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5K – 18:27
10K – 38:54
Half marathon – 1:25:44
Marathon – 3:03:08

Lauren

Lauren discovered a passion for running in 2015 after training for her first half marathon. Even though she had no prior history with the sport, after one race, she was hooked! Since her inaugural race, she has completed many races at the 5K, 10K, half and full marathon distances with age group and podium wins in the US and internationally. In the next year, Lauren is focused on the marathon distance and is looking forward to getting faster and stronger. Lauren is 31 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:14
10k – 39:47
Half Marathon – 1:29:46
Marathon – 3:00:26

Linda

Running has always been a passion. Linda ran all through middle school and high school. After graduation she took a break from running. She would run every so often through the next 16 years, but wouldn’t consistently start running again until the fall of 2015. She was content with racing 5ks and never had any intention on running a half or full marathon but after joining a running group they made it seem so fun. She soon signed up for a half and hasn’t looked back! She ran her first full at the Columbus Marathon in 2018 and qualified for Boston. She just completed her second marathon in Chicago, set a new PR and qualified for NYC. She enjoys being part of a supporting running community. Linda is 38 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:46
Half Marathon – 1:37:38
Marathon – 3:12:52

Maggie

Maggie competitively swam throughout childhood and into high school. After graduating high school and finishing her senior swim season she was looking for a new competitive outlet and began running. During her freshman year of college, her then boyfriend and now husband, challenged her to run a half marathon with him and she hasn’t stopped since! She have been running for 8 years now and has run 16 half marathons and 3 full marathons. Maggie is 26 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:45
10k – 40:33
Half Marathon – 1:32:30
Marathon – 3:12:08

Marika

Marika started running at the age of 32, finding it the easiest form of exercise with two young children. After 4 years of running inconsistently on her own, she tried running with other people and then became hooked. Nine years later, she has completed 15 half marathons and 6 full marathons, the most recent one being Boston for the first time in 2019. Marika’s running goals are to improve her half marathon time and to run a 3:30 marathon. Marika is 41 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 22:30
Half Marathon – 1:46:12
Marathon – 3:24:46

Megan

Megan has been running in some form for her entire life – first away from her older brother, Aaron, then as a soccer player, and now as a marathoner – chasing after her husband, Bryan. Megan ran her 11th marathon in April, the Boston Marathon. Megan is 34 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5K – 20:15
10K – 43:22
Half Marathon – 1:36:15
Marathon – 3:31:50

Melissa

Melissa has been running since high school, starting off as a hurdler. She then joined the cross country team and then never looked back. She walked on YSU cross country and track teams in college and just kept going. So far she has run 15 marathons. Melissa loves the friendships she has gained and calmness she feels while running. She loves destination/vacations that center around a race. Melissa is 38 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:07
10k – 42:11
Half Marathon – 1:29:17
Marathon – 3:25:04

Michael

Michael started running in July of 2010 when a friend at work ask him to join him in training for a half marathon.  He ran his first half marathon at Columbus in 2010.  Since running his first full marathon in 2011 at the age of 39, he has run a total of 15 full marathons, including 3 Boston Qualifying times and 2 full Ironman races. Michael is 47 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 20:33
10k – 45:59
Half Marathon – 1:36:08
Marathon – 3:16:07

Michelle

Michelle is a PA graduate student from Cleveland, Ohio and a recent Columbus transplant. Her love for running started in high school and has continued ever since. She competed in college athletics and has continued to race in half marathons and shorter distances since graduating. She hopes to complete her first full marathon this spring. She also enjoys volunteering and coaching the sport. Previously, she was an assistant coach for a small college cross country team and has volunteered for other various running teams and events. Running has continued to be a positive influence in her life and she looks forward to new friendships and opportunities within the sport this upcoming year as she becomes more active in the Columbus running community. She is 26 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 17:52
10k – 40:37
Half Marathon – 1:27:22

Paul

Paul began competitive running in the UK favoring distances of 10K and the half marathon. Since moving to Columbus he ran his first marathon in 2015 and is now on number 4, the last one being New York City where he came in 5th in his age group. He is still working out the strategy of the marathon but likes to race the shorter distances at suicide pace. Paul is 57 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 16:15
10K – 33:36
Half Marathon – 1:14:31
Marathon – 2:45:14

Rick

Rick began running in 7th grade. He competed in Junior High/High School/College Cross Country and Track over the next 10 years. After a nearly 9 year hiatus from the sport and many pounds later, he found the love for the sport he’d lost many years prior and has begun to excel again at distances ranging from 5k to the Marathon. Rick is 37 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 17:06
10K – 37:24
Half Marathon – 1:20:59
Marathon – 2:57:24

Sarah

Sarah started running in high school and continued racing competitively through college. Although her primary focus as a collegiate runner was middle distance events, she decided to pursue marathon training post-college. Since then she has completed 5 marathons, including two Boston Marathon races, and a few half marathons. Sarah loves trail running and enjoys discovering country roads during long runs. Sarah is 27 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5K – 17:59
10K – 39:48
Half Marathon – 1:23:42
Marathon – 3:10:44

Steve

Steve challenged himself to finish a marathon in 2013 after reading that marathoners make up less than 1% of the American population. He has since accomplished all of his marathon goals: 10x finisher, Sub-3:00, and the Boston Marathon. Steve is 32 years old and now has his sights set on trail/ultra running.

His current personal bests are:
5K – 19:22
10K – 40:45
Half Marathon – 1:24:02
Marathon – 2:56:04
100 Miler – 29:22:42

Susan

Susan started running more seriously after her first half marathon in 2011. Since then she’s been a competitive age group runner. In 2015, she saw personal bests in the mile, the half marathon, and the marathon (Chicago Marathon), where she ran her first Boston Qualifier. She just completed her first Boston Marathon. Susan is 47 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 21:55
Half Marathon – 1:42:15
Marathon – 3:44:18

Tim

Tim grew up playing baseball and making fun of runners until his senior year of high school, when he discovered how much he actually enjoyed pounding the pavement and pushing himself to train harder and smarter. Tim has run 8 standalone marathons, including the 2017 Boston Marathon. He has competed at the national Olympic-distance triathlon championships several times, and he completed his first full Ironman in 2018. He loves learning about the history of running and triathlon. Tim is 29 years old.

His current personal bests are:
5k – 16:36
10k – 35:40
Half Marathon – 1:17:41
Marathon – 2:52:19

Wendy

Wendy has been running for 37 years and completed 41 marathons including 10 Boston Marathons. Wendy loves the friendships she has made through running and supporting others to achieve their goals! Wendy is 51 years old.

Her current personal bests are:
5k – 19:37
Half Marathon – 1:32:57
Marathon – 3:14:49