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Who We Are 2017-07-24T10:02:53+00:00

Real Quick,

Real Quick

Our group was conceived on a trail and brought to life around a kitchen table amongst friends.

We all agreed that we would like to be part of something organic and fun that really represented the atmosphere at some of the best events that we’ve been to.

Board Members

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Jeff Rowe
Jeff RowePresident and Founder
I have been running for several years and in that time I have developed a love for the trails. While not the fastest runner, I’m doing ok for a “bigger” runner. Currently, I am in a hotly contested war over the title of “Greatest Runner in Modesto” with Jon Olsen. When not taunting the most elite runners around, I enjoy cooking, spending time with my son and drinking beer. And I’m married to our good looking founder Ana.
Daren Short
Daren ShortTreasurer
I fell in love with running at age 12. I wasn’t particularly fast, but I was immediately hooked. My wife and I ran some small races during the mid ’90s. 2010 was the year I challenged myself to my 1st half marathon. 2 years ago, I found this group of running maniacs! They introduced Kelly and me to trail running and great beer. We found Nirvana.
Jennifer Yelland-Redding
Jennifer Yelland-ReddingDirector of S.W.A.G. (Sweet Gear & Wearables)
I started running 4 years ago. Before joining a training group, I literally could not run around my block! After completing a couple half marathons and one full, a friend told me about this rad group of trail runners who drank beer. That was all I needed to hear! I’ve since run several ultras, and will continue to play in the dirt and drink beer.
Jamie Michael
Jamie MichaelDirector of Social Media
To build on Daren’s bio, I fell in love with beer at age 32. I wasn’t a particularly big drinker, but I was immediately hooked. Fast forward eight or so years and I can drink most men under the table. I run, too. I’ve been running since 2006 and have done most of the major US marathons. I lived in NYC for many years but, now that I’ve returned to the Mo’, I enjoy leaving it to run trails—provided we don’t start before noon, everyone is properly hungover, and we hit a brewery on the way home. I’ve done two 50Ks and just completed my first 50-miler. Unsurprisingly, alcohol has played an integral part in this progression.
Shane Jones
Shane JonesDirector of Races
I was always that kid you saw walking around the track back in high school, always being lapped by everyone during physical education. Fast forward to 2015 and I have run my first road and trail marathon and trail 50k. I have found a love for running that could be described as an addiction. I have found that my enjoyment is to push my body further than I could ever expect it. I have so far lost 138 pounds since January 2013 and continue to see how much further I can improve my health. I enjoy helping people work towards their goals, dreams and aspirations! When not training, I enjoy sending time with my wife, Jaynee, and three kiddos, Conner, Carli and Kaleia. I also am a avid fisherman and woodworker!
Chad A. Johnson
Chad A. JohnsonDirector of Events
“What sport can I play that involves no running?”, I asked myself before joining the waterpolo team. It would have blown my 14 year old self away to know that ultra running was in my future. Funny the path that life takes us. One thing I have learned in the 30 years since then, the best things happen while on the trail or drinking beer. So, let’s go for a run and wash it down with a cold one. Who knows, we may solve the world’s problems over a pint.
Gabriela Guerrini
Gabriela GuerriniSecretary
I started trail running about 3 years ago and love it! I am huge fan of our running club and the friendships I’ve made. I am honored to be DB’s new secretary! Live, love, laugh & run.
Jaynee Jones
Jaynee JonesDirector of Membership
I run a little but you will probably most likely see me crewing runners or volunteering at an aid station with my kids in tow. In the last two years Dusty Bottoms has become part of our family and I would not have it any other way. They also helped me realize I have a deep love of beer and wine. I see an Ultra Beer Mile in my future! I look forward to welcoming, crewing, or cheering you all on the next run.

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SEE OUR INK

Red Hills Ramble

Our premier events, the Ramble is a trail race in the foothills outside of Knights Ferry. With distances of 10K, 15K, and 30K, there is something for everyone.

Beer Mile

The event that put Dusty Bottoms on the map. 4 beers, 1 mile, no puking. Challenge accepted.

Beer Bus

Sometimes we drop the running and focus on the beer. A charter bus to an area brewery is one of those times.

Race Support

Dusty Bottoms is known for showing up to races in masses to support our runners. Really, it’s legendary.

Founders

Leslie Antonis
Leslie AntonisPresident Emeritus and Founder
I’m still not sure why my picture is on this page or what this “Emeritus” nonsense means. Besides making my friends scream “chainsaw” on long runs, I enjoy baking, crushing the dreams of younger runners, making people take up cycling and knitting. Oh, and my grandson is cuter than yours.
Founder
Born and raised in the Central Valley, husband and father of two. When I grow up I want to be a world traveling, organic farming rodeo clown chef.
Carlene Olsen
Carlene OlsenFounder
Hi, my name is Carlene. I have been running for five years. I started training for my first half marathon, hated it, but grew to love it. I then began to take the challenge to further distances. My first ultra was the Skyline 50k. Someday I would love to run faster than my friend, Jeff Rowe.
Monica Swisegood
Monica SwisegoodFounder
I am a runner at heart, but ended up doing more walking last year. I would like to run an ultra this year. I hear all the cool kids are doing it!
Ana Rowe
Ana RoweFounder
Trail running has made me enjoy the outdoors even more. I really enjoy being out on the trails with friends. Picking cherries and petting horses is always a plus on the trails for me. It really does make my day get better when putting the miles in. I have made a lot of great friendships through running and we have accomplished more than I thought possible. My other hobbies include driving my husband crazy and some crafting and knitting.
John Swisegood
John SwisegoodFounder
“Couch to 50k” anytime, anywhere and any distance, as long as there is beer and an IV at the finish line. Shirts optional!
Anna Garcia
Anna GarciaFounder
I like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain. Lol JK. I am a walker. Other than walking, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, listening to music and spending time with my family.
Keli Turner
Keli TurnerFounder
I am passionate about living life to the fullest! I enjoy trail running & many outdoor activities. Most of my time is spent chasing my boys, spending time with family and friends and finding the best in everything. Goals in life: Seize the day, inspire others and enjoy those around me.
“When you are with Dusty Bottoms, you are with family. The support you get on the trail and off is incredible.”
Chad J.
I found DB, I discovered a small group of people who enjoyed running, like myself. But more than that, they were not only acheiving lofty goals, but elevating each runner that wanted to achieve more. This, coupled with a great party attitude, and a glaring absence of personal drama, not only was I hooked, I wanted everyone I know to experience this great club.
Daren S.
DB is where I get to be my most authentic self…no history, no baggage, just me.
Johnna L.
Birds of a feather, flock… You know the rest. I like running. DB is all about running! I like beer. DB (and most of its members) like beer! I like to have fun. DB’s middle name is FUN! It’s a no brainier. DB is kind, caring, sincere, hard working, supporting and most of all, the BEST trail running group in the world! Go DB!!!
Brandon M.
DB brings to mind the essence of what running, friendship, and fun times are all about. Head out for a great 20 mile run, 2k feet in elevation change with some awesome people who encourage you all along the way, and then top it off with a quality brew… Life can’t get much sweeter than that. Go DB!
Keenon K.