Natalie grew up in the Atlanta area and is a graduate from the University of Georgia. At first she thought her ultra runner Dad was slightly crazy, but then she became intrigued and decided to find out what all this hype was about. He ultimately showed her the importance of fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle. She completed her first marathon in 2009 with her Dad by her side. When she's not at Fleet Feet Raleigh, you can find her on the trails at Umstead running with her pup, tasting local brews, listening/dancing to live music around town, or cooking a fine meal in her tiny kitchen.