EPIC RACES - WE DO MORE THAN JUST TRI!

UPCOMING RACES:

The Epic Team

  • Alise James

    Alise James

    Volunteer coordinator

  • Ben Rollenhagen

    Announcer

  • Brad Fairchild

    Timer

  • Cheryl Sugerman

    Director of Post-Race Fun

  • Dylan Rodrigues

    Race Crew

  • Eva Solomon - Epic Races

    Eva Solomon

    CEO / Owner / Founder

  • Greg Sadler

    Photographer

  • Jennifer Barry

  • Kaia Skaggs

    Race Crew

  • Larry Bostwick

    Course Director

  • Larry O’Sullivan

  • Libbie Bollinger

    Reserve Staff

  • Lou Ann Dixon

    Operations Director

  • Megan Stowell

    Director of Post-Race Fun

  • Paxton Stolper

  • Reese Shasteen

  • Todd Gillihan

    Operations Director

  • Trevor Bostwick

    Race Crew (Larry Bostwick's son)

  • Trevor Force

    Equipment Manager and Crew

Alise James

Alise James

Volunteer coordinator

Hometown: Beech Grove, Indiana
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Swim coaching, cuddling with my dogs, looking for the next VERY simple, low ingredient meal to cook, or trying to revive my cacti
What year did you start working at Epic? 2021
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? tiny elephant
Do you have any pets? yes- 2 dogs
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Thou shall not quit before they get to where they want to be
Mountains or Beach? Mountains, but make it warm
Cardio or Weights? They both have their place & need
Favorite Race and why? The next one- it’s a goal to work towards

Ben Rollenhagen

Announcer

Brad Fairchild

Timer

Cheryl Sugerman

Director of Post-Race Fun

Hometown: Ann Arbor
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Teaching 3rd grade
What year did you start working at Epic?
What is your superpower? Multitasking
What is on your bucket list? Going to Australia
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant
What is your hidden talent?
Do you have any pets? Yes, two dogs
Favorite line from a movie? I’m a middle child,  I assume all the really good moments are for someone else
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Thou shalt not leave empty empty food boxes on the counter
Coffee or Tea? Iced tea
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Mountains or Beach? Beach
Apple or Android? Android
Cardio or Weights?
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small
Favorite Race and why? Tri Goddess – where I perfected the Epic peanut butter roll up

Dylan Rodrigues

Race Crew

Eva Solomon - Epic Races

Eva Solomon

CEO / Owner / Founder

Hometown: Ann Arbor

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Working at Epic Races

What year did you start working at Epic? 2008

What is your superpower?

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Giant Hamster

What is your hidden talent?  I can pick the perfect sized Tupperware container for leftovers every time!

Do you have any pets? Gilli the Goldendoodle and Franny the Bernedoodle

Favorite line from a movie? “You is smart. You is kind. You is important.”

If you could add a commandment to the existing10 what would it be? Thou shalt read “Frequently Asked Questions” before sending an email to Epic Races.

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Mountains or Beach? Mountains

Apple or Android? Apple

Cardio or Weights? Both

Big Party or Small Gathering? Big Party

Favorite Race and why (Limit to 2 sentences)? Tri Goddess Tri because it’s where it all began!

Greg Sadler

Photographer

Hometown: Gregory
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Farming, cooking and engaged in my consulting biz
What year did you start working at Epic? Since the very beginning
What is your superpower? Advanced technology integration
What is on your bucket list? Train tour through the pacific northwest all the way to British Columbia
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Can I be an eagle?
What is your hidden talent? Gourmet chef
Do you have any pets? Tuck, German Shepherd (75%) Australian Shepherd (25%)
Favorite line from a movie? “There’s no crying in baseball”
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Revere children, they are the future
Coffee or Tea? Both (I have had daily tea since the age of 5)
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Mountains or Beach? Mountains
Apple or Android? Apple (since the beginning)
Cardio or Weights? Both
Big Party or Small Gathering? Either, as long as I cook
Favorite Race and why? Disney Marathon…my first marathon and it was Disney’s 10th Anniversary so there was a ton of cool stuff going on

Jennifer Barry

When I’m not at Epic races I work full-time on tax software and spend time with my husband, John. I started at Epic this year (2023) after responding to an internet listing last year – I was surprised and super excited to be called!

My super-power is sleeping – I am a strong believer of getting enough rest to take on the day (I know, boring…right? but its really key to me!) What’s on my bucket list? Travel to Turkey and Portugal. Let me know if anyone’s heading to either, I may want to tag along.

My hidden talent is I am part of the population fluent in a second language: I was partially raised speaking Spanish, so I speak Spanish. I like Cardio over Weights and Android over Apple – I prefer cats to dogs, only because they’re easier to care for… I’ve had both.

Similar to many programmer/software people I’m an introvert and prefer smaller gatherings. I am NOT a programmer tho… pet peeve: being called a programmer because I work with software. Thanks for the questions! I can’t wait to have time to talk to more people live and in person at the races. My favorite race Epic does is the Ann Arbor Marathon – I think its fantastic that there is one, and I ran it as a 10K years ago.

Kaia Skaggs

Race Crew

Hometown: Louisville, KY
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: doing something musical or learning something
What year did you start working at Epic? 2022
What is your superpower? Organization
What is on your bucket list? Swim the Great Barrier Reef
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant
Do you have any pets? Yes – a dog
Favorite line from a movie? May the Force be with you.
Coffee or Tea? Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Mountains or Beach? Either!
Apple or Android? Apple
Cardio or Weights? Weights
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Favorite Race and why? Tri Goddess Triathlon – it is a fantastic and empowering event and was my first experience with Epic Races

Larry Bostwick

Course Director

Larry O’Sullivan

Hometown: Ypsilanti
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Service writer at Lafontaine Buick GMC , usher fro University Music Society and Ann Arbor Symphony.
What year did I start working at Epic Races: 2015? I think.
What is your super power? Natural sense of direction.
What is on your bucket list? Iceland, be Durango Ski bum one season, Ragbrah Bike tour in Iowa.
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Little Elephant.
What is your hidden talent? Gardening.
Do you have any pets? Two dogs Kahlo and Tuvok.
Favorite line from a movie?
If you could add a commandment to the existing what would it be? Be kind.
Coffee or Tea? Tea, two Irish parents
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Mountains or Beach? Mountains
Apple or Android? Apple
Cardio or Weights? Cardio bike running rowing.
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gather of folks that matter most.
Favorite Race and why? RF Tooth Fang Claw private event BDay Party.

Libbie Bollinger

Reserve Staff

Hometown: Ann Arbor

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: A Registered Dietitian for Aramark

What year did you start working at Epic? 2015

What is on your bucket list? Visiting Prague – family’s homeland

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant

Favorite line from a movie? “Oh yeah, you blend”

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Mountains or Beach? Mountains

Apple or Android? Apple

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Big Party

Favorite Race and why? Ann Arbor Marathon! I’ve been involved with it from the beginning and get to ride in a gator

Lou Ann Dixon

Operations Director

Hometown:LaPorte, IN
When I am not working at Epic Races I am:Training- working at my other job
What year did you start working at Epic? 2015- not sure ask Eva
What is your superpower? At epic it’s merchandising
What is on your bucket list? Go to Hawaii- do another 140.6,
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? giant hamster
What is your hidden talent? I am an illustrator
Do you have any pets? Yes, a dog named Maya
Favorite line from a movie?-Mom! Meatloaf!,  for two!!!!!(yelling)
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Thou shalt not act before thinking
Coffee or Tea? Coffee, coffee, coffee all day long
Dogs or Cats? Duh, dog
Mountains or Beach? Depends on the time of year
Apple or Android?
Cardio or Weights? yes
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Favorite Race and why? Non-Epic -would be Sell am Zee(Austria), Epic’s  would be Swim to the Moon

Megan Stowell

Director of Post-Race Fun

Hometown: South Lyon
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: School Bus Driver
What year did you start working at Epic? 2022
What is your superpower? Multitasking at high-speed
What is on your bucket list? Triathlon
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny Elephant
What is your hidden talent? Baking
Do you have any pets? 4 Liea,Vader,Obie and Ruger
Favorite line from a movie? “If you ever get lonely, you just go to the record store and visit your friends”
If you could add a commandment to the existing
what would it be? Thou shall make sure no child goes hungry or homeless
Coffee or Tea? COFFEE
Dogs or Cats? Both I can’t choose
Mountains or Beach? Mountains
Apple or Android? Apple
Cardio or Weights? Cardio
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Favorite Race and why? Tri-Goddess Because it has a women supporting women vibe and it’s very empowering.

Paxton Stolper

Hometown: La Jolla, CA
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: I am out surfing or walking down at the beach
What year did you start working at Epic? 2022
What is your superpower? My superpower might sound silly but it is the fact that I can talk super fast!! It allows me to say everything I want to in one breath
What is on your bucket list? Great white shark diving in South Africa
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant
What is your hidden talent? Not much of a hidden talent but I recently got my certification as a Yoga instructor.
Do you have any pets? One Old English Sheepdog named Murphy!
Favorite line from a movie? “I feel the need, the need for speed” – Tom Cruise in Top Gun
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Mountains or Beach? Beach
Apple or Android? Apple
Cardio or Weights? Weights
Big Party or Small Gathering? Big party
Favorite Race and why? My favorite race is the Turkey Trot because that was my first race with Epic Races!! I got to meet so many great people and had family help with the setup, it was so much fun!

Reese Shasteen

Hometown: Port Charlotte, FL
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Outside, at a brewery or reading a book
What year did you start working at Epic? 2023
What is your superpower? Looking at the bright side 🙂
What is on your bucket list? Complete a cross country bike ride, live on a houseboat, and have a pack of miniature dachshunds
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant
What is your hidden talent? I’m a great napper and can basically fall asleep anytime, anywhere I want
Do you have any pets? Yes, a dog
Favorite line from a movie? “What, like it’s hard?” – Elle Woods in Legally Blonde
If you could add a commandment to the existing what would it be? Always choose to see the best in people (including yourself)
Coffee or Tea? Coffee in the morning, iced tea on a hot summer afternoon
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Mountains or Beach? Beach
Apple or Android? Android
Cardio or Weights? Cardio
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Favorite Race and why? The turkey trot because I love a good holiday themed race!

Todd Gillihan

Operations Director

Hometown: Chelsea, MI

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Kayaking, Swimming, Painting someone’s house or Farming my chickens, pheasants, and peacocks

What year did you start working at Epic? 2012

What is your superpower? Making things work, correctly

What is on your bucket list? Mountain biking again

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Hamster

What is your hidden talent? I’m a sucker for cheesy arts and crafts

Do you have any pets? 75 chickens, 15 or so Peacocks, a handful of pheasants, a dog and house cat along with a few barn cats that come around my farm.

Favorite line from a movie? “Nobody puts Baby in a Corner!”

If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be?  Encourage your parents to move in with you or very near you, well before the need exists.

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Mountains or Beach? Beach

Apple or Android? Apple

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Big Party

Favorite Race and why? Wolverine Tri (Ann Arbor Tri), high energy

Trevor Bostwick

Race Crew (Larry Bostwick's son)

Hometown: Pinckney mi
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: leveling concrete
What year did I start working at Epic Races: 2020
What is your super power? Stopping oncoming traffic
Do you have any pets? 1 cat 1 dog
Favorite line from a movie? You’re killing me smalls
Coffee or tea? Tea southern sweet tea
Dogs or cats? Dog
Mountains or beach? Beach
Apple or Apple? Apple
Cardio or weights? Just getting into cardio but weights all day haha
Big party or small gathering? Small gathering
Favorite race and why? Favorite race would be the Ann Arbor marathon

Trevor Force

Equipment Manager and Crew

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: hiking, listening to music, roadtripping
What year did you start working at Epic? 2016
What is on your bucket list? Hike the PCT start to finish!
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Giant hamster
Do you have any pets? A golden retriever named Ridley 🙂
Favorite line from a movie? “But, I’m funny, how? Funny like a clown? I amuse you?”
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Thou shalt learn the course map prior to race day 🙂
Coffee or Tea? Both
Dogs or Cats? Both
Mountains or Beach? Mountains
Apple or Android? Android
Cardio or Weights? Cardio
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Favorite Race and why? The Ann Arbor Marathon, the course is beautiful and takes participants through some of my favorite parts of the city

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