Meet the Epic Races Team

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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 existing 10 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!

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Larry Bostwick - Course Director

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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

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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? Doubt she’ll not act before thinking
Coffee or Tea? Coffee, coffee, coffee all day long
Dogs or Cats? Duh, dogMountains 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

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Cheryl Sugerman - Food Director

Hometown: Ann Arbor
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Teaching 3rd grade
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
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
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small
Favorite Race and why? Tri Goddess – where I perfected the Epic peanut butter roll up

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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? Battle of Waterloo, it was one of the first races and it’s simply awesome

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Larry O’Sullivan - Race Crew

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Reese Shasteen - Director of Community and Corporate Partnerships

Hometown: Port Charlotte, FL
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Spending time outside or lost in a book
What year did you start working at Epic? 2023
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant
Do you have any pets? Currently, one goldendoodle
Favorite line from a movie? “What, like it's hard?" - Elle Woods
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Always try to see the best in others
Coffee or Tea? Coffee in the morning, tea in the evening
Dogs or Cats? Both! But if I have to choose, dogs
Mountains or Beach? Beach
Apple or Android? Android
Cardio or Weights? Both
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Favorite Race and why? The Turkey Trot because I love a good holiday themed race!

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Leah Horvath - Athlete Services and Finish Area Coordinator

Hometown: Detroit
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Gardening, cooking or playing with my three rescue dogs, Sushi, Honey and Mochi.
What year did you start working at Epic? 2023
What is your superpower?: Line management to reduce congestion in finish lines
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Giant Hamster
What is your hidden talent?  I'm forklift certified, and I can flip a single penny with it!
Do you have any pets? Three Shiba Inus (all named after food) and a cat. We have a zoo!
Favorite line from a movie? "Another happy landing."
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Thou shalt remember that thou's procrastination is not another's emergency.
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Dogs or Cats? Both!
Mountains or Beach? Beach
Apple or Android? Apple
Cardio or Weights? Weights
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering
Favorite Race and why (Limit to 2 sentences)? Women Run The D - my very first Epic Race that I've ran and worked!

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Alex Ross - Director of Digital Marketing

Hometown: Erie, Colorado
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Running
What year did you start working at Epic? 2024
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Giant Hamster
What is your hidden talent?  I can spot an Old Fashioned from across the bar
Do you have any pets? Golden Retriever named Apollo
Favorite line from a movie? “How do you like them apples!”
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Thou shalt read “Push your grocery cart on the right side of the aisle."
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Mountains or Beach? Mountains with a beach
Apple or Android? Apple
Cardio or Weights? Both
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Favorite Race and why (Limit to 2 sentences)? Prairie Spirit 100 Mile Run because that's where I realized I could do anything

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Haley Maxey - Intern

 

Hometown: Harrison Township
When I am not working at Epic Races I am: A full time college student
What year did you start working at Epic? 2024
What is your superpower? Definitely multitasking
What is on your bucket list? Hike around the world
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant
What is your hidden talent? Binge reading 400 page books in one sitting
Do you have any pets? A Miniature Pinscher named Oliver, and a Lab named Rama
Favorite line from a movie? “Some people are worth melting for” - Olaf
If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Thou shall not leave empty food containers in the pantry.
Coffee or Tea? Neither
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Mountains or Beach? Mountains
Apple or Android? Apple
Cardio or Weights? Both
Big Party or Small Gathering? Small gathering
Favorite Race and why? Women Run the D because that’s where I first got involved with Epic!

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