Staff

Karl Hoagland

Karl Hoagland is the Publisher of UltraRunning magazine since June 4, 2013. Hoagland is a former investment banker and hotel entrepreneur, having worked at Goldman Sachs, Montgomery Securities and Larkspur Hotels & Restaurants after graduating from Brown University in 1987. Hoagland has no experience or qualifications to Publish a periodical, but Tropical John called him first and he likes new things that he is passionate about. Since running the Quad Dipsea in 2003 Hoagland has been obsessed with ultrarunning and everything about it, especially the community and new friendships he’s made. Karl especially likes to take on challenges and strive for improvement. Ultrarunning is the perfect platform for such endeavors, and his big goal is to help the sport grow. Email Karl


Tia Bodington

Tia Bodington is the Managing Editor of UltraRunning magazine. She started her running career early, competing as a hurdler in the first California State Meet at which girls were allowed to participate. Bodington went on to receive a language degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1978 (and ultimately an ESL credential) and worked as a translator for a French bank, then supervised the print production department for a pharmaceutical advertising agency. She became a full-time mother and community volunteer in 1988, with a weekly news radio broadcast at Broadcast Services for the Blind in San Francisco and countless hours in the local schools. Tia ran her first ultra in May, 2000 and has won races at the marathon, 50-km, 50-mile and 100-mile distances, although injury (and long work hours) have curtailed her race participation for the past few years. Tia is race director of the Miwok 100K. Email Tia


Erika Lindland

Erika is the Contributing Editor for UltraRunning magazine. She grew up as a soccer player in Portland, OR but turned to ultrarunning when she moved to the Bay Area after receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University. She continues to work part-time as a PT, primarily with the elderly. Erika ran her first ultra in 2008 and has now completed over 30 ultras of distances ranging from 50K to 100 miles. The 100K and 100-mile distance are her favorite. Email Erika


Ted Knudsen

Ted Knudsen is our Director of IT. He has been running ultras since 1995 and has finished over 70 races. He has 20 years of programming experience with enterprise software and large scale cloud platforms. He also serves as a technical advisor to the Western States Endurance Run and runs the ultralive.net website which offer real-time updates and results for races such as the Western States 100, Hardrock 100, HURT, and many other ultra distance races. Email Ted


Cory Smith

Cory is the Web Content Manager for UltraRunning magazine. He grew up in Southern California and Moved to Bend, Oregon in 1993. A relative beginner in the Ultrarunning distances, completing his first 50k in 2013. He hopes to complete a few more 50k's in 2014 and move up to a 50 mile distance in 2015. He lives in Bend with his wife Lisa and their 8 year old son Owen. Email Cory


Carol King

Carol King is the Subscription Manager of UltraRunning magazine. She also handles Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables and Customer Service. Carol grew up in the Boston Area and graduated from Emerson College. Carol worked for several years as an IT programmer/analyst/project leader and then manager. Currently living in northern California, Carol is a certified yoga instructor, teaching several ongoing classes and assisting her students to feel better in their bodies. Email Carol


Susan Bush

Susan Bush is the Copy Editor of UltraRunning magazine. She has 15+ years of professional publishing experience. Over the years she's ensured that the t's were crossed and the i's were dotted at Apple, Pearson Education, Lonely Planet, Moon Travel Guides, McGraw-Hill, Sunset, Williams-Sonoma, and HarperCollins, among others. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from UC Berkeley. Susan grew up hiking Mt. Tam in Marin, but it wasn't until 2007, when she ran her first Dipsea Race, that trail running became her new favorite pastime. Her proudest running accomplishment is finishing DFL at the 2010 Helen Klein Classic, her first attempt at the 50-mile distance. Susan dreams of running Western States 100 before she is 100 years old! Until then, she plans to run as many ultras as her body will allow. She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her amazing husband and two lovely children. Email Susan