Trail Gangsta of the Month
💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (May '22): Lovelyn Findley of Orlando, FL💥
Name: Lovelyn Findley
Hometown: Orlando, FL but originally from Philippines
Current Residence: Orlando, FL
Occupation: Project Manager
Originally from the Philippines, Lovelyn is heavily involved in the Central Florida running community, even starting a trail running club, the O-Town Blazers, which meets every Saturday morning at 7:30 am.
She will be lacing up for her second 100 miler in a few weeks and is raising money for the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys in honor of her mom who is a breast cancer survivor. Read the full interview on our blog!
💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (APRIL '22) : Adam Foster Carlin of San Diego, CA💥
Name: Adam Foster Carlin
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Current Residence: San Diego
Occupation: Elementary School Principal / Lead Learner / Mistake Maker / Growth Specialist
Adam is using his newfound passion for trail running to make an even greater impact in his community through his roles as Elementary school principal and cofounder of the “Father Figures Social Club.”
Amidst the pandemic and filing for divorce, Adam dived headfirst into ultra running by completing the 4 x 4 x 48 challenge, logging a self supported 50k on the MIssion Trails, and most recently completing...
💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (MAR '22) : Kylie Aldaz of Tucson, AZ 💥
Full Name: Kylie Aldaz
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Current Residence: Tucson, AZ
Occupation: HR Director for the University of Arizona Global Campus and Running Coach
1. How did you discover trail running?
💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (FEB '22) : Preston Cates of Boulder, CO 💥
Name: Preston Cates
Hometown: Boulder Colorado
Current Residence: Back and forth between Colorado and Hot Springs, Arkansas
Occupation: (Part-Time) Product Manager for an Organizational Design Firm
After a successful running career at University of Arkansas, Preston burst onto the trail/ultra scene in 2021 with a win at the Run Lovit 100k, 6th place finish at Canyons 100k, and 2nd place at the competitive Lake Sonoma 50 miler! Read more to see what's in store next for this promising, young running phenom!
1. Even though you were a talented Division I runner at the...
💥Trail Gangsta of the Month (JAN '21): Nick Vargo Fielder of Phoenix, AZ 💥
Name: Nick Vargo Fiedler
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Current Residence: Phoenix, AZ
Occupation: Director of Customer Success
1. How did you get into trail running?
I found Aravaipa on meetup.com when I first moved out to Phoenix for work and didn't know anyone, before that it was strictly streets. However, running Papago or South Mountain with a group became a weekly tradition and I fell in love with the trails.
2. Favorite part about the AZ running scene?
The weather is good most of the year and there is pretty much every type of...