RWM Staff

Trisha Drobeck, Executive Director

She / Her / Hers

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Trisha didn’t have much down time between high-level soccer, ski racing, and competitive dance. Wanting to further her passions for the outdoors and active lifestyle, she ventured to Missoula to attend the University of Montana where she majored in Journalism. It was after college graduation that a friend invited her to run a marathon. Trisha’s mom purchased her Hal Higdon’s Marathon and she began running and training for her first marathon which she finished in the fall. A love affair was born!

 

After a few years of running, Trisha found herself finishing near the front at races and decided to train harder and break three hours in the marathon. It took a handful of attempts over the years, but in 2011 it finally happened! After that, she was able to finetune and race her way into the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials and four Missoula Marathon Titles.

 

Professionally, Trisha worked for 15 years in sales and later as a supervisor in the aquatics industry before coming aboard to lead the Run Wild Missoula team in 2021. She spends her down time trying to keep up on the trails with her husband Andy and chasing their two young children Maisie and Micah.

Sally Henkel, Program & Communications Coordinator

She / Her / Hers

Sally grew up in Lexington, Kentucky before moving to Missoula in the winter of 2013. Her love for distance running started a decade ago when she quit competitive soccer and a friend convinced her to train for the Flying Pig Half Marathon in Cincinnati. She then completed her first marathon in Germany in 2011 while she was living there. Sally first joined Run Wild Missoula in 2014, when she was just getting her feet on the ground in Montana and discovering her love for trail running.

 

Over the years Sally has gained extensive experience in conservation and mostly recently a tech forward organization doing equity and inclusion work. This work, combined with her passion for the sport has ignited Sally’s interest in the intersection of community development and running. Recently, she has enjoyed mapping out long runs in wilderness areas with her lady friends. From 5K’s to ultramarathons, Sally is just happy to be outside moving around. Outside of work, Sally enjoys moving around the mountains and local trails with her husband, Spencer, and their dogs, Amelia and Dolly.

Taylor Adamski, Operations & Events Coordinator

She / Her / Hers

Taylor grew up exploring the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Although, raised as a competitive field hockey player, Taylor’s relationship with distance running began when she decided to attend college at a school with no field hockey program. She tried cross-country running instead, and discovered her love of trail running while training in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.

 

Taylor decided to take her running to the next level after relocating to the trail running haven of Bend, Oregon. In the Summer of 2021 she ran her first all-trail marathon. When she found out she would be moving to Missoula she began to seek out a running community. Taylor discovered Run Wild Missoula and enrolled in a trail sessions class the week that she arrived. For now, Taylor is enjoying getting to know the trails and community in Missoula. She plans to train for a 50k in the Spring!

 

Outside of work, Taylor enjoys experimenting in the kitchen,  live music (when possible), and taking to the mountains and lakes with her partner and their handsome husky, Santiago.

Angie Partain, Bookkeeper

She / Her / Hers

Angie grew up on the west coast and began calling Missoula home when she married a Missoula Native in 2002. She has always been in love with the great outdoors. Her very first race was the Missoula Half Marathon in 2014, which she ran as a bucket list item–after which she was hooked on distance running. Her first full marathon was in Salt Lake City in 2016. She has run countless races along the way on both road and trail, including successfully completing her half-marathon-a-month goal in 2017. Lately, Angie has taken to running trail more than road and is loving getting out in the mountains in the early morning hours with her hubby, Jeremy.

 

Angie has been a member of Run Wild Missoula since 2015 and is a frequent volunteer at Run Wild Missoula events as well as the Missoula Marathon. She gets especially excited when their 5 boys join in at running events. Angie’s other passions include quiet evenings at home with her family, cookouts, roller skating, camping in Glacier and growing flowers.