About Stephanie


Running has been a big part of my life since high school, where I was first introduced to racing. In college I raced both cross country and nordic skiing at Northern Michigan University where I was a two-time All American. As a student, I continued my passion for endurance sports by studying Exercise Science. I received a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Montana State University and am currently working on my dissertation to earn my PhD in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from Oregon State University. The combination of personal experience along with scientific expertise gives me greater credibility and allows me to approach coaching from a unique perspective. I have a passion for sharing my knowledge of the body and how it responds to exercise,  in both improving athletic performance and improving health and quality of life. I believe physical activity is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and want to inspire people to engage in endurance sports as an athlete or as part of an active lifestyle. 

Along with my background in Exercise Physiology, I draw upon many years of personal experience as an athlete. Currently, I race for The North Face as a trail and ultra runner. Over the past five years I have expanded my racing career to include races ranging from a half-marathon up to 100 miles. In addition, I like to dabble (an sometimes race) in other endurance sports, including skimo, nordic skiing, cycling, adventure races, alpine skiing, mountain biking, trekking, etc. Some race highlights include: 2014 Western States 100 Champion, 2014 Lake Sonoma Runner-up, 2014 The North Face 50 mile Championships 3rd,  2013 Speedgoat 50k Champion, 2013 UROC runner-up, 3-time Pole, Pedal, Paddle champion, 2012 North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mile Championship, 2011 USATF 50k Trail National Champion, top American finisher at 2011 Norwegian Birkibeiner.

Recent Race Highlights

2014

12/6/14 The North Face Endurance Championships, 3rd

6/28/14 Western States 100, 1st

4/12/14, Lake Sonoma 50 mile, 2nd

3/22/14, Mesquite Canyon 50k, Pheonix, AZ, 1st

2013

9/28/2013, Ultra Race of Champions, 100k, 2nd

8/11/2013, Sierre-Zinal, 30k, 3:24, 8th

7/27/2013, Speedgoat 50k, 6:17, 1st, *New CR

6/27/2013, Montrail 6k Uphill Challenge, 33:10, 1st 

6/2/2013, Heaven Can Wait 5k, 18:32, 1st 

3/25/2013, Gorge Waterfalls 50k, 3:49, 1st, *New CR

3/16/2013 USSSA Snowshoe National Championship, 10k, 1st

3/3/2013 WillRace Snowshoe Qualifier, 10k, 1st

2/2/2013 Boulder Mountain Tour Skate Race, 30k, 10th

2012

1/22/2012 Cascade Crest Skate Race, 30k, 2nd

3/17/2012 Great Nordeen Skate Race, 30k, 1st

3/25/2012 Gorge Waterfalls 50k, 4:07, 1st

4/15/2012 Lake Sonoma 50 miler, 8:11, 3rd

5/5/2012 Salmon Run Trail 10k, 39:28, 1st

5/19/2012 Pole, Pedal, Paddle, 1st women’s elite

6/10/2012 USATF Half Marathon Trail National Championships, 3rd 1:26

6/30/2012 The North Face Ecuador 50 mile trail race, 3rd

7/14/2012 SOB 50 mile, Ashland, OR, 1st 7:34 new course record

8/4/2012 Mt. Ashland Hill Climb Half-Marathon, 1st *4-time champion

8/14-8/19 TransRockies Run, 120 miles in 6 days, 1st open mixed division

9/29/2012 Pilot Butte Challenge, 1st, 8:33 *new course record*

10/21/2012 SD Down & Dirty Trail Half-Marathon, 2nd, 1:28

11/3/2012 USATF Trail Marathon Championships, 5th

12/1/2012 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mile Championships, 2nd, 6:40

2011

2/5/2011 Boulder Mountain Tour, 32K,1:17:06, 5th

Gatineau Ski Marathon World Loppett, 52K, 1st

3/13/2011 Engadin Ski Marathon, 42k skate, 43rd 

3/19/2011 Norwegian Birkibeiner, 54k classic,17th, Top American finisher

4/02/2011 Great Nordeen 30k ski race 2nd

5/7/2011 Salmon Run 10k, 38:54, 1st 

5/21/2011 Pole, Pedal, Paddle, 1st ,women’s elite

6/5/2011 Heaven Can Wait 5K, 2nd

6/25/2011 Pacific Crest Half Marathon, 1:23:12, 3rd

7/4/2011 Spark Your Heart 5K, 18:55,1st

7/16/2011 McCubbins Gulch Scramble 1st

8/6/2011 Mt. Ashland Hill Climb 1/2 marathon, 2:11,1st

8/21-8/26 TransRockies 120 mile stage race, 3rd Open Mixed Division

9/3/2011 Sunrise to Summit Mountain run, 2nd

9/24/2011 USATF 50k Trail Nationals,4:19,1st

10/22/2011 Beaver Classic Invitational (OSU), 6k Cross Country, 21:30, 4th

11/5/2011 USATF Marathon Trail Nationals, 3rd, 3:07

12/10/2011 USATF Club Cross Country Nationals 6k, 21:49, 75th

12/18/2011 MBSEF Classic Ski Race, 30k, 1st



Curriculum Vitea

Academic Degrees

Doctoral Candidate Nutrition & Exercise Physiology                               Oregon State University, Current

M.S. Exercise Physiology                                                                        Montana State University, 2008                  

B.S.  Health & Fitness Management                                                              Northern Michigan University, 2006                     

Professional Experience

2013-Current Exercise Physiologist, Coach, Sports Nutritionist

2011-2013 Graduate Instructor, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences                                                                          Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2009 ­- 2013 Adjunct Instructor, Health & Human Performance,                                                                                   Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR

2008 – 2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant, HPHY Department University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

2007 – 2010 NWACSM Regional Student Representative, NWACSM Executive Committee                                                            

2006 – 2008 Graduate Teaching Assistant, HHD Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT                                                          

2005 – 2006 Teaching Assistant, Physical Well Being, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI                                                       

2005 – 2006 Marquette General Hospital, Committed to Kids, Weight loss program, Marquette, MI

Professional Skills

Working knowledge of metabolic testing and interpretation, including VO2MAX, lactate testing, and body composition

Participation in research studies including, the impact of exercise on appetite in active females, assessing the effect of exercise on blood pressure, product testing for the Navy, health & fitness testing in various athlete populations, use of accelerometers to predict energy expenditure and reliability of the pedometer function in activity monitors.
 
Nordic Ski Coach Assistant, AMXC Fall Camp, Bend, OR

Junior Nordic Ski Coach, Bridger Ski Foundation, Bozeman, MT

Elite Junior Endurance Summer Program Coach, Minneapolis Ski Club, Minneapolis, MN

Published Papers

Howe, S.M. Hand, T.M., Manore, M.M.”Exercise-Trained Men and Women: Role of Exercise and Diet on Appetite and Energy Intake” Nutrients 2014, 6(11), 4935-4960.

Heil, D.P., Howe S.M., Jacobson E.A. (2012). “Influence of an Alkalizing Supplement on Markers of Endurance Performance Using a Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Design”. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 9:8, 2012.

Presentations

Howe, S.M. (2015) “On-Line Coaching: A New Field for Exercise Physiologists” American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting. Bend, OR, February 2015

Howe, S.M. (2013) “Eating to Fuel for Health and Performance” Oregon State University Cascades. Science Pub. Bend, OR, November 2013.

Howe, S.M., Heil, D.P. (2009). “The Influence of Bout Interruptions on Physical Activity During Treadmill Walking and Running”. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2009.

Howe, S.M., Heil, D.P. (2009). “The Influence of Bout Interruptions on Physical Activity During Treadmill Walking and Running”. Northwest American College of Sports (ACSMNW) Conference, Seattle, WA, February 2009.

Howe, S.M., Heil, D.P. (2008). “The Influence of Bout Interruptions on Activity Energy Expenditure on Overground Walking and Running”. Northwest American College of Sports (ACSMNW) Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2008.

Howe, S.M., Camenisch, K., Dock, M. M., Jacobson, E.A., Pickels, R.J., Webster, M.D., Danevski, D., Heil, D.P. (2008). “Predicting Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Nordic Skiers”. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2008. 

Howe, S.M., Dock, M., Camenisch, K., Heil, D.P. (2007). “Reliability of Accelerometry-based activity monitor output during indoor & outdoor walking trials”. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting, Oslo, Norway, June 2007.

Howe, S.M., Dock, M., Camenisch, K., Heil, D.P. (2007). “Reliability of Accelerometry-based activity monitor output during treadmill walking”. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 2007.

Academic Awards and Grants

Maksud Fellowship 2013, 2014                                                                 Oregon State University

Ursula Moshberger Scholarship 2009                                                      University of Oregon

Top Master’s student oral presentation, February 2008                            American College of Sports Medicine Northwest

Outstanding Graduate Student, May 2006                                                Montana State University

Top Master’s student oral presentation, February 2007                             American College of Sports Medicine Northwest

Graduate student-athlete scholarship award 2006                                       GLIAC conference

Outstanding Graduating Senior 2006                                                         Northern Michigan University

Academic Athlete Award 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005                                     Northern Michigan University

Academic Athlete of the Month Sept. 2003 & Oct. 2004                                Northern Michigan University

All-American in Cross Country Running 2004, 2005                                      NCAA Division II

All-Conference First Team, GLIAC Conference 2004, 2005                               NCAA Division II

Most Valuable Runner in GLIAC Conference 2004                                            NCAA Division II

Professional Development

American College of Sports Medicine, member since 2006

American Society for Nutrition, member since 2013

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, member since 2013

American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Regional Student Rep, 2008–2010

American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2007-2009, 2012-2013

American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting, 2007-2010 2015

International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Oslo, Norway, June 2007

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2006