Staff

Karl Hoagland

Karl Hoagland has been the Publisher of UltraRunning Magazine since June, 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. 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 goals are to encourage others and help the sport grow. Email Karl



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



Cory Smith

Cory is the Operations 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 lives in Bend with his wife Lisa and their son. Email Cory



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



Laura Kantor

Laura is the Race Series admin for UltraRunning magazine. She previously worked in the music publishing industry for more than 20 years. In 2002 she left her sedentary lifestyle behind after discovering geocaching with her husband, Doug. From there she ran a 5k in 2006 and her first ultra in 2010. She knows without a doubt that she'll one day finish a 100-miler. Laura lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband of 25 years and their cat, Tallulah. Email Laura



Heather Pola

Heather comes from a background in outdoor writing. as well as working with brands & retailers in the run, bike, and outdoor industry. She grew up between Oregon and Cape Cod, MA and now lives in Hood River, OR. Her love for running started in 1st grade when her gym teacher put on a race around the high-school track. The butterflies and race bug grew on and evolved, to take her to running in the woods while racing for the University of Maine, Orono. Her dream of someday putting on some fun trail-races/ultras, now exists, in her backyard trails of Post Canyon. When not in front of her computer, or in the woods, you can find her making custom trucker hats for her friends, with her fabric markers. Email Heather