Trisha Drobeck, Executive Director
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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 sales supervisor for a leading manufacturer 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 kiddos Maisie and Micah.
Raynee D, Operations and Event Coordinator
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Raynee grew up exploring the Bitterroot Mountains where she built strong legs and a deep appreciation of the natural beauty of our state. She’d never run over a mile in her life until joining the military after graduating UM and found an extreme sense of success in being able to crush miles and experience the freedom of running with a pack of like-minded individuals.
The Army has taken Raynee to many places high and low where running has always been a source of joy, family, and competition. It’s only been in the past three years that she’s engaged in a lifelong goal of weightlifting and is passionate about helping others access their fitness goals no matter the obstacle.
Raynee has recently entered into an agreement with her 5 (and a half!) year-old daughter to start racing together and they are both looking forward to the prospect. When not working at Run Wild, Raynee can be found picking up heavy objects, working on her cabin, appreciating time with her partner, reading, and trying new things.
Shawnae Stanton, Program & Communications Coordinator
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Shawnae’s passion for running was sparked in high school when she saw the Missoula Marathon runners making their way through her neighborhood. Soon after, she started running cross country.
After high school, she ventured to Burlington VT to attend college at UVM where she majored in Anthropology and Japanese language. She moved abroad to Japan for a year where she continued to fall in love with the country and culture. Using her skills and work experience abroad, Shawnae made her way to the mountains of Eastern Oregon where she worked for Oregon State Parks & Recreation. She spent the last 6 years working within the parks system creating inclusive outdoor programs and improving park user experiences.
Shawnae is currently training for the Missoula Marathon and Portland Marathon for 2023. When she isn’t running, Shawnae is usually perusing local bookstores, grabbing some Thai or coffee, and overland camping with her dog.
Angie Partain, Bookkeeper
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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.