Dr. Kristen Nicholson, Co-Founder and Logistics Magician
Kristen grew up in Clover, South Carolina and is the Logistics Magician for Adventure Geek Productions. As a stellar athlete and human supercomputer, Kristen provides organization and practicality. She is never satisfied with just meeting expectations and naturally surpasses them. With professional research experience from NASA and The Cleveland Clinic under her belt before the age of 20, Kristen is the brain and anchor to Jefferson's muscle and high flying project ideas.
After 12 years participating in events (seeing the good, the bad, and the dehydrated) Kristen stepped into the drivers seat bringing her experiences and achievements to Adventure Geek Productions. With 10 years in race directing, Kristen has amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding the thousands of details it takes to make an event a huge success.
Kristen is now the Director of the Wake Forest University Pitching Lab and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist University. When she is not leading motion capture studies or programming injury prediction models she spends most of her time taking care of baby Lena, Jefferson, and foxhound Raven so that the family can go out and enjoy their own adventures. She loves to travel is not afraid to get hands on messy in the process.
Kristen's Professional event consulting qualifications include:
- B.S. Degree in Mathematical Science from Clemson University
- M.S. & PhD in Biomechanics from The University of Delaware
- 13 years of competitive running experience and 6 years of multi sport racing experience
- Research experience from NASA, The Cleveland Clinic and the U.S. Navy
- Former assistant track coach at West Oak High School