MEET OUR STAFF


Jenny Ash
Executive Race Director

Jenny Ash joined the Outer Banks Sporting Events team in 2015. Originally from Baltimore, MD, she holds an Advertising degree from West Virginia University. Before settling on the Outer Banks in 2011, her past included retail, self-employment in Boulder and Breckenridge, Colorado, and serving as a Program Director, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor and Race Organizer with the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, MN.

Jenny’s spare time is commonly put toward athletic accomplishments, including 15 marathons, many half marathons and nearly 20 triathlons of varying distances.

“Training for a race event can be alone time or social time, but undoubtedly it is always self-improvement time. I know what this can mean to our Outer Banks Sporting Events participants. Crossing the finish line can be life-changing for someone. For every level athlete, the takeaway is different. I am proud to offer this experience to as many people as we can.”

Jenny resides in Duck, NC, with her husband and three children.

 


Shane Miles
Strategic Initiatives

Shane is Outer Banks Sporting Events' newest team member! Shane was the owner and operator of the specialty running store, Roanoke Island Running Company, and Race Director for the Cupcake 5K that took place in Manteo, NC.

He has a background in event planning and working with other nonprofits, serving on the planning committee for American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and as both Vice President and President for the Outer Banks Running Club. Shane is a passionate runner, Boston Qualifier and has run two 100 milers.

“I feel like running can change everything for a person! It’s not only physically beneficial, but running also stimulates the mind, builds confidence and can open up new doors of opportunity in your life.” He says, “It’s the only sport where all that is required is the will to get started!”

Shane is excited to continue promoting health and fitness on the Outer Banks and beyond through his efforts with Outer Banks Sporting Events.