Meet The Team


Co-Founder & Co-Director

Meredith Merkley

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Language: English/Spanish

Meredith Merkley is a general pediatrician and has been running since her mom coaxed her with gummy bears to complete the Granville Firecracker 5-miler in the 4th grade. Though she was reluctant about running at first, Meredith has developed a love for it, an appreciation for the communities it has led her to and the beautiful places it has allowed her to explore. She has over 15 years of experience working with youth and youth organizations, and she is thrilled to be a part of this effort to educate the community about the environment and the great sport of trail running. 



Co-Founder & Co-Director

Laura Cortez

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Language: English

Laura grew up as a competitive soccer player until the age of 18, then went on to run cross country and track at the Division 1 level in college.

Growing up in South Texas with limited access to trails, she now takes full advantage of trails here in Colorado and is a member of the BOA Rockies Trail Running Team.

She has 5 years of working with youth through YMCA Outdoor Adventure summer camps and is excited to show your kids around the local trails!




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