Tia grew up in Marin County, taking her first steps on the trails of Mt. Tamalpais. She received a language degree from UC Berkeley and worked as a translator for a few years, then managed the print production department at an ad agency in San Francisco. Tia became a full-time mother and community volunteer in 1988. Amongst many volunteer commitments, she tutored reading in East Oakland, and did a weekly news radio broadcast for five years at Broadcast Services for the Blind in San Francisco. She ran her first ultra (the Miwok 100K) in May, 2000, moved to Denver, Colorado in 2001, ran the Badwater 135 in 2002, earned a Teaching English as a Second Language credential (Cambridge University) in 2003 and took over the Miwok 100K in 2004. In 2007, Tia became Managing Editor of UltraRunning magazine. Tia moved to Southern Oregon once both of her amazing daughters were off to college. She finished the Marathon des Sables in 2010, learned to scuba dive in 2011, raced Ironman Canada in 2012, and ran the grueling TransAlpine Run through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy in 2013. Tia is on the Board of Trustees of the Western States Endurance Run. She left UR in 2014 to direct Miwok and be a full-time student, working on an MBA at Southern Oregon University.
You can contact Tia at: Miwok100K@gmail.com