Meet the Team

Kriste Peoples is an outdoor enthusiast who loves to share her love of trails, whether she’s running, hiking, snowshoeing, or backpacking. She’s a Ragnar ambassador, a couch-to-5k coach, and a leader for Outdoor Afro, and a proud Trailblazer for L2S Fitness–all of which means she can often be found pointing excitedly at park maps and cheering adventurous souls around the next turn.
Having made an unofficial shift away from road running just few short years ago, she’s still discovering the beauty of Colorado’s numerous trails, and has yet to find an adventure she loves more than Ragnar.
Kriste also began coaching groups of the beginner trail running course last year and will be coming on for a 2nd year of leading and empowering women on the trails.
By day, she works at a New Age media company that shares in another of her passions: making the world a better, brighter place.

Meet Brie Bustos!

My name is Brie and I moved to Golden, CO almost 20 years ago from a little town in Iowa.  I came out here to finish college and fell in love with all things this amazing state has to offer.  For the 1st ten years I lived here I saw Colorado as a triathlete.  Spending my summers swimming, biking and running all around the front range.  

Winter was reserved for skiing.  I’ve been an avid skier since I moved here and began back country skiing a couple years ago to get away from the crowds and closer to mother nature.  I’ve fallen in love with skinning and the uphill skiing portion that back country skiing has to offer.  I’ve given up triathlons for now to focus on paddle boarding, mountain biking and hiking in warmer temps.  

I have two kiddos and two cats who love the outdoors as much as I do!  You will see them on the trails with me – snow, sun, water and all.  I love sharing my passion for travel, adventure and the outdoors with anyone wanting to learn!  And if you ever get me started talking gear you may never shut me up!

Brie is co-leading our mountain biking courses + groups and she is also the Colorado Chapter lead of our partner Switchback Chics of Colorado.  You can read more about her adventures and training/gear insights on her blog HERE.  

 

Lauren Jones grew up in Littleton, CO and has been running, biking and hiking the front range trails for almost 20 years!  She has her degree in exercise science and sports performance and has been working as a trainer and coach for almost 15 years.  Lauren is the mother of 2 active little boys and is the founder of Life’s 2 Short Fitness.  She is passionate about introducing women to new sports and empowering them to overcome obstacles, build confidence and explore the outdoor world.  Learn more about Lauren here.

 

 

Karen Adler didn’t start running until her early 50’s, but once she got out on the trails she was hooked!  Karen is a Colorado native who loves being outdoors and exploring new places with new friends. She’s also done endurance events and obstacle races such as the GoRuck Tough and Spartan.   She is excited to be joining this year’s trailblazer team to help encourage and inspire back of the pack runners!

 

 

 

Meet Olivia Taylor! 

My name is Olivia is I am new to Colorado!  Hailing from the South near the Appalachian trail, the mountains I know are smaller and warmer, but I have embraced the Rockies wholeheartedly.

I ran cross country in college, and added mountain biking and rock climbing as my new primary sports.
I have a boyfriend and a puppy who love playing outside too! I am new to trailblazing, but I have a background in physical therapy, mobility, and recovery, which I am excited to bring to this awesome group of strong women.

 Meet Lisa Choi!
My first running, started with relay for life in California. My friend was running that event and she asked me to join to fill in the team… it was a 24 hour run/walk rotating with other team members. It was inspiring to see lots of cancer survivors and pictures of people who didn’t make it but remembered by loved ones…
I realized how selfish I was and how so many people are not happy about their life…
Running makes me clear my mind and to see the world with positive attitude and that the life is not that bad.. in fact, is an awesome life to live, believe and learn.  More I run, more I become one whole!  This will be Lisa’s 2nd year trailblazing for L2S.

 

Lisa Orgren moved to Colorado from Southern California a year ago and fell in love with trail running. She enjoys the challenge of the climb, the beauty of nature surrounding her and the speed of the descent. But even more than that, she loves the amazing women she’s met who run with her.  As a new trailblazer, she can’t wait to share her enthusiasm and the art of the running selfie with others.  In addition to trail running, Lisa enjoys training for and competing in triathlons, obstacle course races and road running races.

 

Lindsey Warhurst is a Midwest transplant with a love for the great outdoors. You can catch Lindsey snowboarding (when the weather permits), mountain biking, and of course trail running! After playing lacrosse in collage Lindsey still wanting to participate in a sport and caught the runner’s high. Lindsey moved to Denver Colorado 6 years ago and fell even more in love with the great outdoors and all that Colorado has to offer. She got a taste for a little bit of everything from kayaking to rock climbing while still of course cruising the trail on her mountain bike but, she always had an attraction to running and a big curiosity for trail running. Lindsey started trail running summer/fall of 2017 participating in her 1st trail races starting from a 5k trail run up to a trail half marathon in Frisco CO! This fall at her last trail race of the season she placed 3rd in over all women in the Xterra 8k Golden Gate Canyon State Park trail race! Lindsey is very excited to be apart of the L2S Trailblazer Team and looks forward to not only pushing her trail running further but encouraging others while being a part of the amazing trail running community!

Helena Harman is a native of the east coast but has spent most of her adult life in Colorado.
She enjoys multi-sport, primarily running and cycling and is Boston Marathon runner to boot!  A highlight in her athletic accomplishments includes completing Race Across America (cycle race across the country) as part of a 4-woman team where they were the first women to finish.
Helena is alsoa certified yoga instructor.  Next time you see her on the trail, challenge her to hold a tree pose, she can do so for more than 5 minutes on each leg!  Helena started trail running just 2 years ago with L2S and is looking forward to helping women gain confidence on the trails as a new trailblazer!

Christy Burns grew up in Ft Myers, Florida and attended college in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She fell in love with the mountains and moved west to Colorado in 1999. She has been running long distances since 2003 and discovered a passion for trail running in 2007. Christy still enjoys the challenge and fun of both road and trail racing. She has completed 30 marathons including running the Boston Marathon ten times. Christy has run Pikes Peak Marathon two times, Leadville Trail 100, JFK 50 Miler, Silver Rush 50 Miler, The San Francisco North Face 50 miler, Dirty 30 50K several times, and several other individual and team races. Two of Christy’s favorite trails are Bergen Peak trail in Evergreen and Hope Pass in Leadville.

Christy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and works at the University of Colorado at Denver providing counseling services to college students. In her work as in her life she is a strong advocate for increasing wellness, life balance and confidence through running and movement. She is the mother of two fun active kids ages six and three and loves introducing them to the endless outdoor activities Colorado has to offer such as camping, little kid trail races and rock climbing. While there’s not much extra time in this busy phase of her life, Christy loves traveling to anywhere that has an ocean as frequently as possible and spending time with her friends.