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GROUP LEADERS

Meet our team of highly experienced, motivating, fun Coaches and Trail Leaders

Sponsored by

Good Day Optics

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DAWNA JODOIN

Coach and owner of BB Trail Running. Dawna has been a trail runner/ ultra runner since 2003. A certified trainer and coach since 1996 Dawna’s commitment, knowledge, and enthusiasm to trail running is contagious. Get ready for trail fun!

Learn more about my qualifications

  • Head coach

  • Race Director

  • Race Team Coach

  • Ultra runner

  • Owner of Bush Babes & Bro's Trail Running

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ADAM HARRIS

Adam started running at 40 years old. I mostly trail run nowadays and try to get out 3-4 times a week with my 4-legged friend Chip. I love the exercise and the social part of running. 

  • Group trail leader

  • Assistant events staging area manager

  • Ultra Runner

  • BB Race Team Manager

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ERIC DENSMORE

A BB Trail Running clinic got him hooked on the sport.  He loves the outdoor adventures he’s had out on the trail and with the friends he’s made in the community of trail running.  If you want to push your pace in the clinic Eric and his team are the ones to get you there.

  • Trail leader

  • Ultra Runner

  • Assistant events staging area manager

  • BB Race Team Captain

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BRANDY MARTIN

Hello my name is Brandy Martin. I'm so excited to be part of BB Trail Running. 

Let me guide you our in the trail and have some trail running fun!!!

  • Trail leader

  • Ultra Runner

  • Event package pick-up coordinator

  • Racer concierge

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MICHAEL JODOIN

Running the local trails recreationally has become more of a passion for Michael enjoying new friends and all the beautiful Okanagan has to offer.

  • Assistant Race Director

  • Events are staging manager

  • BB Race Team member

  • Trail Leader

  • Ultra Runner

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JOY CAWLEY

Hi, my name is Joy Cawley, I returned to my love of running in 2014.  My first step was to join a learn to run program which led to running road and trail runs and races in and around the Okanagan.  Never a fast runner, I still wanted to do the best I could and have fun out on the road and trails.  I enrolled in the BB Trail Running Clinic in the fall of 2018 because I wanted to improve my technique and endurance.  What I found was a knowledgeable, inspiring, supportive, energetic and fun group of people who have taught me so much.  My favourite quote sums up my feelings about trail running, “Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”.

  • Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

  • Ultra Runner in training

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TRISH MARSHALL

After years of running I can honestly say that throwing my running shoes on is still one of my favourite activities. Whether 5k or 60k or a stage race, I am always thankful and grateful for the ability to get out and enjoy the views. Equally as grateful to encourage new runners along the way. I also love to practice yoga, Pilates, road bike, walk my dogs, snowshoe, swim and hike.

  • Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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MEGAN DELISIMUNOVIC

Hey, I am Megan (pronounced Mee-gan) and I am thrilled to join the BB Trail Running crew after participating in several clinics and learning the craft of trail running.  Honestly, I have been hooked ever since, completing my first 25k trail race . I love the energy, fun, commitment, and strength being a part of the Bush Babes and Bros has provided – come join us, you won’t regret it!

  • Trail Leader

  • Ultra Runner

  • Event package pick-up coordinator

  • Racer concierge

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MARNIE SHELL

​Marnie has been an athlete most of her life, high level sports and using running to supplement her fitness.

She has since switch over to the trail running world and enjoys running for fun, fitness, and adventure.

Marnie's roll as Assistant Race Director/Race Coordinator is integral to the BB Events Team 

  • Assistant Race Director

  • Team Leader

  • Trail Leader

  • Volunteer coordinator 

  • Ultra Runner

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STACEY GREENAN

Stacey's athletic background had been most recently been in competitive soccer, which transitioned her easily into competitive trail racing.

Stacey athletic experience is a great asset to t the BB Trail Running team, and will be assisting in guiding on your adventures in our Trail Running Clinics

  • Team Leader

  • Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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ERIN JACKSON

Erin Jackson lives and works in Salmon Arm and is the mom to two grown children, a parrot and two dogs. She started road running 13 years ago as a way to lose weight and get fit. Little did she know that it would also become an integral part of her stress management and social life! In 2018 she transitioned to trail running and never looked back. Erin loves the comradery of the trail community and is focussed on supporting runners to challenge themselves and find their why. Her happy place is the alpine, but will never say no to a trail adventure with friends.

Erin has recently joined the BB Trail Running team, and will be assisting in guiding our Learn to Run Clinics on their hiking adventures.

  • Team Leader

  • Trail Leader

  • Assistant Race Marshall Coordinator 

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RANDI DELISIMUNOVIC

Randi loves hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and trail running. I've
been trail running for 13 years; 13 years of blisters, laughter, tears, more laughter, loads of wildlife, frozen water bladders, eating lots of bacon, great friends, incredible views, more laughter and the greatest feeling in the
world - exhaustion mixed with pride. It is so incredible to know that my body is
able and willing to do what my heart wants. I am so thankful that I have friends
adventurous enough to enjoy trail running and the outdoors with me!

  • Team Leader

  • Events Announcer 

  • Event Support Staff

  • Ultra Runner

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Brad Mercer

Brad started running in 2019 as a way to get outside during the Edmonton winters. He started trail racing in 2019, with the Five Peaks group in Alberta. Since 2019 Brad has been hooked in trail running, and has run several 50k trail races throughout BC and Alberta. Brad is excited to run with a group of like minded runners, and explore more of the beautiful trail networks in the Okanagan. 

  • Team Assistant Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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Kevin Black

Kevin has a long history in sports and coaching athletes at an elite level. Kevin's dedication to all levels of sport lends to being a great coach and leader.

  • Team Assistant Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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Mark Murdoch

Driven by an addiction to adventure, Mark started trail running to see where his feet could take him. How far, how high, how remote.

It was a love for the trails that brought Mark to Vernon to start Base Camp, a chiropractic and sports rehab clinic, in 2021. He has been working with trail runners ever since and exploring the trails himself on foot, bike or skis.

  • Team Trail Leader

  • Events Doctor of Chiropractic

  • Master in Sports Medicine

  • Adventure Enthusiast

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Lauren Barrie

Lauren began running after her second child was born, first logging many kilometres running with a stroller on the road. Her love of trail running began after signing up for the Slay the Dragon 13k in 2019. She has since run several 50ks, both in a race and self-supported, with the Slay the Dragon 50k being her first (and absolute favourite) 50k race. Lauren loves meeting new run buddies on the trails!

  • Team Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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Sarah Patterson

Sarah started trail running in 2019 when she signed up for her first BB trail running clinic and has since completed a number of races ranging from 10k to 50k. Sarah enjoys spending time on our beautiful Okanagan trails with great people and is excited to be joining the team as an assistant trail leader.

  • Team Assistant Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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Josh Welter

Josh has been an athlete his whole life, but it wasn't until 4 years ago that he discovered his love for time on the trails. If he's not out running, he's likely at the rink, or soccer field, with one of his two boys (Luke and Lane). 

  • Team Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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Destiny Huff

 My running adventure began when a friend asked me to join them for the Melissa’s Road Race in Banff.  This was in 2012 and I have been addicted to running ever since!  I have participated in many running events and as rewarding as they all were it’s more about the journey that gets me to the starting line.  I feel so fortunate to live in the Vernon area with these great trails that offer challenging terrain and breathtaking views!  I love the energy and excitement from running with a new group of runners which is why I am thrilled to be a part of the Bush Babes and Bro’s running crew!

  • Team Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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Mark Ciupka

I started running the summer of 2021 as a way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors, and once I tried trail running I was Hooked. Mark has participated in several BB&Bro's clinic ad is looking forward to supporting and inspiring fellow runners the beautiful trails of the Okanagan. Besides spending time with his 2 beautiful children, Mark enjoys paddle boarding, skiing, and getting our for a round or two of golf.

  • Team Trail Leader

  • Events Support Staff

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Vanessa Garrison

I’ve been running since my high school track days and a triathlete later in life, but when I moved to Vernon from Ontario in 2020 and started trail running…it was like I’d finally come home. Nothing beats flying through the woods with friends! My trail racing has been limited as I am typically behind a camera rather than out on the course as a runner, but I sneak a couple in every season. When I’m not running, you’ll find me mountain biking, skiing, swimming, paddle boarding or sweating it out in my home hot yoga studio. 

  • Team Trail Leader Bike Support

  • Events Photographer

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