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© Egress Endurance LLC 2019

430 E 8th St Suite 1011
Holland, MI 49423


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Jason Parks

President & Founder

Jason created Egress Endurance to help others find "an escape out of adversity through running" and help create positive outlets for people. Running became an instrumental tool that helped Jason change his life and he hopes to share that with others through Egress Endurance.  

He is a husband and father of two amazing kids.

He is an avid distance/ultra runner and has a huge passion for recovery and helping others.

Professionally, he has over 10 years of sales, marketing and management experience. 

He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and eating pizza when not running around trails. 

Ryan Olson

Senior Vice President &

Running Team Coach

Ryan is Egress Endurance's Senior Vice President and the Egress Running Team's Coach. He is an extremely accomplished ultra runner with multiple top 3 finishes in the last 4 years at the 50 and 100 mile distance.

Ryan is a husband and father of two boys.

Cara Olson

Marketing Manager

Cara owns and operates

Cara Olson Photography while staying home with her two boys. She also plays the role as "support team" for her ultra running husband. She has experience in web design and social media management, but her true passion is photography.

Audrey Tarbutton

Running Leader & Core Team Member

Audrey is an occupational therapy student at Grand Valley State University. Within the past six years, she has volunteered for many nonprofit organizations throughout the Grand Rapids area including Mary Free Bed Adaptive Sports and the American Cancer Society. She has also served on the medical team for the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon as well as Special Olympics of West Michigan. Audrey has been a runner for 12 years - she enjoys competing in both trail and road races. She believes that running is a positive way to relieve stress and build friendships. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and dogs. 

Devon Townsend

Running Leader & Core Team Member

Devon is an accomplished Ultra Runner who has a huge passion for running and helping people. He has over 5 years of event and retail management experience in the running industry. Devon is passionate about helping others experience the joy of running and getting outdoors!

Jacob Hook

Running Leader & Core Team Member

Jake has been active in triathlon, cycling and running for the past 10 years.  Through sport, he has been able to build many great relationships, and after moving to Holland from Houston 3 years ago has once again found community through long runs and rides.  In joining Egress Endurance, Jake looks forward to providing others with an opportunity to find a supportive sporting community.  Jake is happily married with a 3 year old son and daughter on the way.  He works professionally as a environmental engineer.


Will Almeida

Core Team Member

William Almeida is a husband and father of two busy boys. He is a Brazilian native and soccer enthusiast, and has been leading West Michigan in organizing local pickup soccer for more than 10 years. His West Michigan Facebook Group “Grand Rapids Soccer” boasts roughly 2,000 members that meet to play all over the region. William has more than 10 years of management experience working with businesses and challenging individuals to perform at high levels. He enjoys spending time with his family, digging through ancient Hebrew and Greek texts, and of course anything soccer-related.

Jena Olson

Core Team Member

Jena is an administrator at Fountain View Assisted Living of Coopersville, a mom of three, and accomplished ultra runner. Her positive energy and willingness to help is a huge asset to Egress Endurance.

Our team is committed to creating the best endurance events possible!

Please let us know if there is anything we can do better!