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Meet the Team

MORGAN JAPPE

CO FOUNDER & CMO Whether she’s coordinating the start line or lining up at the bar, Morgan loves bringing the worlds of beer and running together! As Chief Marketing Officer and Happiness Ambassador, her #1 role is to make sure everyone has FUN.

NATE HERRINGTON

CO FOUNDER & CFO Part runner and part beer lover, Nate serves as chief financial officer, chief awesome officer, and chief anything-that-needs-to-be-done officer to make the Series the BEST Series on earth!

KADYN HUTCHINSON

EVENTS & MARKETING – MN She loves connecting with people in the community, running, collecting vinyl records, and being outdoors! She recently tried homebrewing, because craft beer is life.

JACK LUNT

EVENTS & MARKETING – MN Jack climbed aboard at the beginning of Summer 2015 on the events and promotions team. He is a novice runner that loves beer and skateboarding, and he plans to pursue these dreams for as long as possible.

MARK PORTZ

EVENTS & MARKETING – MN Mark joined the party in the Summer of 2015. He enjoys promoting the series and connecting runners and beer-lovers around Minnesota. Even when he’s not at a series event, you still might find him running or hanging out at a local taproom.

DREW KLINSING

EVENTS & MARKETING – OR  A novice at so many things, soccer, basketball, baseball, stand up paddle boarding, camping…you get the picture.  One thing I am not a novice at is the Pacific Northwest, we love living in the Portland area and exploring all there is to offer especially the breweries that saturate our great area.

NATHAN FREEBURG

EVENTS & MARKETING – OR Nathan started running when he was 14. 20+ years later, he’s still going. When he’s not running, he enjoys exploring the city with his son, finding new restaurants with his wife, traveling, or backpacking. He loves dark beer, dark chocolate and dark coffee.

JENNA DUESTERHOEFT

EVENTS & MARKETING – CO Jenna loves to travel to places she’s never been, laugh at terrible jokes, eat delicious food, and hike up mountains, but one of her all-time favorite things is to drink a good beer after a good run with good people. So let’s do that!!

ANNI HURT

EVENTS & MARKETING – CO Anni can be found riding her bike around town, reading at the parks or getting lost in the mountains and enjoys having a beer on the patio after a good run.

BRADY ARCHER

EVENTS & MARKETING – CO  Brady joined the team in the spring of 2017, after spending all of 2016 traveling the world.  He has visited 80 countries, all 50 states, and all seven continents, and can definitively say that Colorado has the best craft beer scene in the world!  If he is not traveling, you can find Brady out enjoying all of the outdoor activities that the Rockies have to offer… usually with a cold beer in his hand!

SARAH SHIMIZU

EVENTS & MARKETING – CO Sarah has a passion for dancing, climbing, traveling, and most importantly, beer. She may be a novice at running, but her love for community and Denver local brews keeps her going.

CHRISTINA SPRADER

EVENTS & MARKETING – WI Running, socializing, beer, and Wisconsin, just a few things Christina enjoys. With great enthusiasm and excitement to bring all of these things together for the people of Wisconsin, Christina joined the team in the fall of 2016. Christina is usually found running, cooking, attending sporting events or hanging out with friends and family.

ROB HENDLER

EVENTS & MARKETING – IL Rob loves beer and loves running, though he runs more to breweries than for exercise.  He joined in april of 2016, mostly for the free swag but has since been taken in by the fun and energy of the events.  He is excited about all the cool events coming to Chicago.

SERENA POMERANTZ

EVENTS & MARKETING – IL Serena is an avid runner and beer enthusiast in Chicago. She started with a 5K and has run a couple of half marathons in Chicago. She also has attempted home brewing, but generally feels she’ll leave the beer-making to the experts.

TONIO TELLO

EVENTS & MARKETING – WA  If I describe myself it would be a social connector. I love connecting and empowering people to strengthen our communities. I am active by running, swimming, hiking and playing with my daughter. When I travel I love getting lost with the locals. I have been in over 20 countries. I speak 4 languages and if I have a wish, it would be to speak all the languages of the world. Born and raised in Peru, went to college in Miami and I call Seattle home. Enjoying beer is a given!

GABBI LINDGREN

EVENTS & MARKETING – TX  As a full time beer lover and part time runner, Gabbi is passionate about having fun! She joined the team in 2016 with a mission to bring the excitement of beer runs to the great people of Austin, Texas.

CARLY KRISTOFIK

BRAND AMBASSADOR Running and beer enthusiast, Carly came aboard in January of 2016 as Brand Ambassador. She loves getting outdoors, exploring new breweries, and getting involved in the community.

SETH JOHNSON

BRAND AMBASSADOR More energy than he knows what to do with, Seth sprinted onto the team Fall of 2014 and is website and technology lead, as well as director for multiple events this season!

RACHEL AMUNDSON

BRAND AMBASSADOR I love my husband, my dog, MN lakes, dark chocolate, and any outdoor adventure- I am in! I am an outdoor enthusiast who thinks the indoors are lame. I am also passionate about running races/events, they’re just so fun!

OLIVIA GREV

BRAND AMBASSADOR  When she’s not summiting mountains, backpacking the national parks, or traveling for work/pleasure, you’ll find Olivia running at Lake of the Isles or baking cookies. She considers running her real “happy hour”,  but will never turn down a good craft beer and conversation.