Kimberly A. Davis, DC, ART
FOUNDER AND CEO
As evidenced by permanent sports-bra tan lines earned through tens of thousands of miles running, biking and paddling all over North America, Dr. Davis understands the unique challenges of endurance athletes. She also understands firsthand how frustrating it is to be sidelined from the sport you love without proper guidance on how to get back out there.
Working as part of sports medicine teams for over a decade, Dr. Davis has dedicated her career to the study of clinical biomechanics and helping runners get back on the trails, improve their performance and enjoy running again. Tired of hearing her patients say they had been told not to run or that “running is bad for your knees” without any discussion about biomechanics, she launched RunLab in 2014 as a running-centric healthcare facility built entirely by, and for, runners.
Dr Davis and her team treat runners of every shape, size and experience level from all over the United States and have worked with Olympic & Junior Olympic gold medalists, National Champions, Elite and professional runners and triathletes, and every type of recreational runner imaginable, including brand new runners and those with special needs such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and a variety of movement disorders.
The RunLab team loves to tackle any and all running-related issues, from performance limiters and efficiency problems to complex or confusing injuries that have garnered the dreaded “you should just take up cycling” statement from the medical world. RunLab has grown to earn the trust of thousands of runners through performance-centric treatment plans, full body gait analysis, and a fantastic treatment team of specialists who are all dedicated runners.
Dr. Davis is a huge advocate of multi-disciplinary care and her team will work closely with a patient’s current physical therapist, medical doctor, or coach to collaborate on a care plan specific to the needs of the individual runner.
Dr. Davis graduated Cum Laude from the University of Western States in 2008. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a doctorate in chiropractic, Dr. Davis has undergone extensive specialized training in running biomechanics, movement pattern analysis, return-to-sport protocols, clinical gait analysis, and Active Release Therapy. As part of the University of Western States Research Department, Dr. Davis worked for several years as a treating clinician and rehabilitation specialist for NIH funded low back pain research studies on both adolescents and adults and has co-authored several publications on musculoskeletal injuries in the pediatric population. She also travels around the United States teaching and lecturing on gait evaluation and clinical biomechanics and enjoys helping personal trainers, coaches, and healthcare practitioners understand how to effectively utilize gait evaluation as an assessment tool.
In her late 20s, Dr. Davis moved from downhill mountain biking, cyclocross and mountaineering into the endurance world, at which time an old knee injury began to plague her training. After being told she should stop running altogether by an orthopedist in her early-30’s (the impetus for starting RunLab), she promptly decided to increase her mileage, focus on her mechanics, fix her own knee, and prove a point.
Now, despite her hilariously bad swimming ability, she is a 4X Ironman and consistent podium finisher in triathlon and adventure racing. She runs 60-80 miles per week, ran her first 19:00 5K at 41 years old and has not had knee pain or any other running-related injury in almost 10 years. Her favorite races are 24-72 hour adventure races involving mountain biking, trail running, bushwhacking and kayaking, all based around navigation through the backcountry with map and compass (why yes, it IS the greatest sport in the history of ever). She is passionate about making RunLab a home for runners of every shape, size and experience level and currently sits on the board of The Arc as well as an advisory committee for building fitness programs for special needs populations. In 2017 Dr Davis and her team helped the first Down syndrome runner complete the Austin 1/2 marathon and have since launched Kayleigh’s Club, one of the only special-needs running teams in the country.
In 2014, Dr. Davis married serial entrepreneur and newly indoctrinated adventure racer Jonathan Davis, and has inherited three amazing children: Gigi, Cash and most recently, a fuzzy little Jabber-puppy-wocky named Chuck. She has never met a frozen margarita she wouldn’t drink and has a love-hate relationship with Ben & Jerry’s…meaning she loves Half-Baked and hates when there isn’t any in her freezer.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
OFFICIAL NAVINET SECURITY OFFICER
Known for his charm and average looks, he is most recognized for his work at the Texas State Fair, placing top 10 in his age group at the slam dunk contest and landing a third-place finish at the pie eating contest, earning him the highly coveted title of Pie-Mageddon. On the track, Lucas is a five-time collegiate All-American (indoor and outdoor track & field), holds two high school state championships in the 800 meter, a top 3 finish at the Outdoor NAIA national championships, two USA Indoor Championship qualifications, multiple middle-distance records for the CMU Eagles, and a personal best of 1:48.43 in the 800 meter. Off the track, Lucas is an accomplished piano and trombone player, triathlete, adventure racer and accountant who enjoys spending his time reading about how to brew beer, stamping things with his newly acquired Notary Public stamp, and leading RunLab’s free Tuesday night meetup group: The Speedshop Mafia.
Art is an avid ultra runner, trail runner and adventure racer. He has completed and directed countless adventure races, trail races, ultra marathons and multi-day expedition races and considers his most challenging race to date to be Eco Primal Quest Lake Tahoe: a 500-mile, 10-day adventure race involving trail running, trekking, kayaking and mountain biking. Professionally, Art has managed multiple sports facilities and is currently the co-owner and race director of Too Cool Racing, LLC, which puts on local 2 to 36 hour adventure races. In his spare time, Art loves to camp with his wife Rhonda and trail run with his two daughters, Jillian and Olivia.
Scott Murphy Halasz, PT, DPT
As a little kid, Dr. Halasz wanted to be a stunt man. After four years of swimming for Indiana, followed by Physical Therapy school at Virginia Commonwealth University, he landed his first physical therapy job by jumping onto a Swiss ball and simultaneously juggling. With his extensive knowledge of running and swimming biomechanics, he is a perfect addition to the RunLab team, where he is the current balance board record holder and inventor of tricks that involve kids, dogs, broomsticks, dental floss, and other household items. Unfortunately, perfecting his bag of tricks has meant testing his limits frequently, landing him an ER punch-card in his early days. Injuries to date include: stitches to the head, wrist, thumb, foot, and back, two broken ribs, wrist, ankle, talus, and two fingers; chipped teeth more than 10 times; multiple sprained ankles, both thumbs, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, strained hamstrings, patellar tendinopathy, sprained MCL, and bilateral shoulder labral tears. Each injury has been a learning experience and a way to better understand his patients and how compensation patterns develop, making him one of the best physical therapists in Texas when it comes to treating athletes. Now, as a father of two, a 2000 and 2004 U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials participant, Ironman, NCAA All-American, swim coach and veteran physical therapist, he goes to the ER much less often. Dr. Halasz still competes in local triathlons, running races and can be found pushing a stroller around town, swimming at Deep Eddy, throwing a Frisbee at Zilker, Kitesurfing on Lake Belton, or perfecting his Kermit the Frog imitation.
John graduated from Texas State University Magna Cum Lade with a Bachelors in Exercise Sport Science and a minor in how to be awesome. In addition to extensive work in clinical biomechanics and sports rehab, John has worked as part of large physical therapy and sports training facilities, in-patient care (ICU and PCU), physical therapy research, and out-patient orthopedic teams for over 5 years. John loves working with the pediatric running population and has donated extensive time to research projects surrounding motor learning, social skills, and cognitive retention in children with Autism. He works closely with UT’s Texas 4000 cycling team, helping to develop training and injury prevention plans for University of Texas students each year who ride bikes from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska while raising money for cancer research. John has an extensive competitive background in Tennis, Golf, Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Track with two district championships in both tennis and golf, and a regional championship in baseball to his name. He currently spends every spare moment on his mountain bike and hopes that RunLab will change the color of the racing kits soon to something not quite so…hot pink.
CLINICAL GAIT SPECIALIST
Lucky enough to be a part of a great running program in high school, Lorin not only went on to win the 2007 Texas 4A State Championship in the mile, but followed it up with a track scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Exercise Science degree with a minor in business. As a distance running coach for St. Stephen’s Episcopal school, he coached his athletes to record-breaking times in the 400m, 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 5000m, 4×400, and 4×800. Prior to landing his position at RunLab, Lorin launched BlueSky Running LLC, which provides on-site running and yoga programs for employees of the Austin Independent School District. He also works extensively with Power For Parkinson’s, a local Austin non-profit which provides free fitness programs for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Lorin has the following physical training certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), Senior (elderly individuals) Fitness Specialist (NASM), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a USA Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor certification earned while studying in Rishikesh, India. Lorin is a MBA Candidate at Texas State University with an emphasis in International Business. Despite the ridiculous basketball shorts that Lorin likes to run in (for which he gets endless hell from his RunLab team) he is frequently seen on the podium, with a marathon PR of 2:37:05, and three top 10 finishes in the Capital 10,000. In addition to his work as a rehab and gait training specialist, he runs as part of the RunLab Elite team and as a mentor for Kayleigh’s Club, RunLab’s special needs running club.
Brent Holloway, LMT
LEAD SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Brent has been a licensed massage therapist for almost 10 years. He has extensive experience working with runners and is one of only 13 massage therapists in Austin to be licensed in musculoskeletal alignment techniques. He is passionate about helping runners develop balance between strength and mobility and works closely with the rest of the RunLab team to help patients understand their own strengths and limiters related to range-of-motion and movement. Brent has been playing soccer, running, and swimming since age 6 and has worked with elite soccer players, swimmers, and runners for most of his career. He has spent extensive time working in chiropractic offices and sports medicine facilities and has focused his career on structural bodywork, postural analysis, and biomechanics as it related to range-of-of motion, hip and lower extremity alignment, and running-specific treatment. Outside of work, Brent loves spending time with his daughter, killing orcs, playing soccer, trail running, and swiping right.
LaQuanda Cotten, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
LaQuanda is a 10-time All-American in both indoor and outdoor track & field, SEC indoor track team champion, Olympic Trials qualifier in the hammer throw, three-time state champion in high school discus and current 15 year record holder, Bull Gator Award recipient, two-time NJCAA champion in weight throw and discus, and four-time NJCAA team champion in both indoor and outdoor track. LaQuanda has practiced massage for over 10 years and specializes in deep tissue work, sports massage, and structural alignment techniques. She finally drank the Kool-Aid after her first year at RunLab and in addition to all of her throwing accolades, she will now secretly admit that she enjoys running and completed her first-ever running races in 2016. LaQuanda is known for her strong hands, her hard-candy shell (she dislikes puppies, hugs, and the outside) and for her unique ability to make her patients both laugh AND cry when she works on them.
Natalie Bellers, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Natalie escaped a desk in the fall of 2010 to follow her calling toward massage and bodywork. She loves hiking, kayaking and prior to moving to Texas was the trainer and captain of her company team in the yearly American Lung Association’s Climb Detroit: a brutal race up 70 flights of stairs. She finally escaped the cubicle-life by moving to Austin and graduating from Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in 2012. Soon after graduating, she became a Certified Cupping Therapist, and has focused her practice on deep tissue work, along with therapeutic and structural bodywork techniques. She’s big on eating her vegetables, getting outside, traveling, and being that person singing your guilty-pleasure Disney song at karaoke. She has always been active but is a recent-onset runner and wonders when that elusive “runners-high” will start kicking in. Natalie has been called a ‘Cupping Ninja,’ and she sincerely cares about the health and progress of each of her clients.
Lauren Howell, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she remains the most decorated rowing athlete in the school’s history, including a podium finish at one of the largest regattas in the United States. After graduation, Lauren worked at a Spinal Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Clinic specializing in ballet, which is where she found her passion for treating athletes. She took up running after college and realized she had a talent for distance and is just crazy enough to love the marathon, posting a recent PR of 3:23 and snagging her first Boston Qualifier. She was able to train and race with a development program for post-collegiate runners in Birmingham called the Cahaba Distance Project and considers the guidance she received and friendships she built during these early running days to be a valuable foundation to her running life. In 2017 she moved back to Texas to attend the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School with a goal of helping other runners experience the same joy for the sport that she has, and is beyond excited to have landed at RunLab! In her free time she enjoys anything involving coffee, eating an entire pizza by herself, running on the Town Lake Trail, and playing with her bobtail cat.
Whitley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Kinesiology and emphasis in Health Promotion and Health Fitness Instruction. Prior to UT, Whitley participated on the women’s basketball and track & field teams at Yuba College with an All-Conference, Most Inspirational athlete, and state finals qualifier in javelin to her name. In the 2016-2017 school year, Whitley coached the Austin Youth Fitness (formerly Young Guns) running team. She also competed with the Texas Triathlon Club at UT, including a trip to US Collegiate Nationals. She is currently training for U.S. Open Triathlon in October and loves to travel.
Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science – Production and Operation Management from Virginia Tech. She was born in Arlington, Texas but has also lived in the DC area, Germany, and the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina. Heather is no stranger to the outdoors. As a kid, she played soccer and was employed as a lifeguard. She took her talents to college as an intramural stand-out on the soccer and flag football teams. She loves to paddle board and kayak with her husband (John) and their two grown children (ages 23 and 21). She took up running in her late 30s. During her first half-marathon, Heather tried to quit with .1 miles remaining. Nevertheless, she persisted through the pain and completed the distance. She has since found her “sweet spot” in the 5 – 10k distances. You can find Heather and her husband on the weekends going for runs around Town Lake and standing in line at a Veracruz food truck waiting to order migas tacos.
ROGUE RUNNING/JACKRABBIT SHOE-FIT LIAISON
Sam Knight is a Rajun Cajun hailing from Baton Rouge, LA. Upon arrival in Austin, he immersed himself in the running community with hopes of working in athletic footwear and quickly landed a position in specialty run retail. While simultaneously slinging shoes, Sam spent time working as a rehab technician for RunLab before moving into a full-time management position for Rogue Running/Jackrabbit inside the Speedshop. The RunLab team works closely with Sam on shoe choice following gait evaluations and are happy to have him working just a few feet away. Sam loves working with patients on biomechanics and the relationship to shoe choice, as well as educating people on the fallacies of the “over-pronation” model. He recently ran his first sub 5 minute mile, loves marathons, and is frequently found finishing in the top of the pack in local races. He also loves spending time with his extraordinary wife, their two adorable weenie dogs, playing disc golf and drums, watching movies, and reading Wikipedia.
After taking her sweet time learning to walk (just before her 2nd birthday), it wasn’t long until Valerie started running — and she never looked back. She entered her first track meet at age 6 and has been competing ever since. A former cheer captain, she found her stride in the 100-meter hurdles and high jump events, setting the record in both at her high school. She later went went on to win the 5A state meet for high jump and attend Texas State University on a full athletic scholarship. College proved to be successful for Valerie. She is the second most decorated female in the program’s history with the heptathlon record for the university, three back to back (indoor/outdoor) first team all-conference finishes, a national qualifier slot, and the Outdoor Performer of the Year award.
EVENT & MARKETING COORDINATOR
A previous XC runner for Texas and event coordinator for Camp Gladiator, Jodi loves all things adventurous and athletic and has been a perfect fit for the RunLab family. When not working to execute a perfectly planned event or build a community partnership for our team, she can be found running, hiking, and exploring the country with her two kids (three if you count her husband Dr Halasz, whom we require she supervise anytime he says “hey look at this cool new trick I am trying!”)
Kathy Lux, RN
Kathy is a retired nurse who has had a lifelong affair with all things athletic. As a huge advocate for improving your fitness at any age, trying new things at least once, and checking off those Bucket List items, Kathy took up triathlon at age 67 and has competed in at least two triathlons per year since 2011. She spent most of her adult life in Alaska, trying out all sorts of activities including cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing and running. Running stuck and she ran her first 10k in Anchorage, Alaska, the inaugural Nike-Nordstrom Women’s Run, in 1978. Since then, she has raced every distance from 5K through marathon. Kathy recently qualified for and competed in the USAT Age Group Championships and posted the third fastest run in her age group. She loves it when young athletes come up to her and say, “I want to be you when I grow up.”
Keith Beachy, DC
Dr. Keith Beachy is a home-grown Arkansas boy who loves the Arkansas Razorbacks and all things outdoors. In high-school, Dr. Beachy was a state medalist in track and an avid basketball player. Dr. Beachy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a focus on pre-professional healthcare from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville (Woo Pig Sooie!), and then went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX. Dr. Beachy is a key member of the RunLab team as a satellite chart administrator, while also building his career as a licensed chiropractor in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he enjoys helping his patients regain their health and optimize their performance through chiropractic care and nutrition. Dr. Beachy loves hiking, camping, running, and long-boarding, all with his dog, Sonny. Despite building his own practice, Dr. Beachy continues to remain a member of the RunLab team because he is passionate about serving his fellow human and appreciates that RunLab helps so many runners get back to the sport they love!
William Moore, DC
Dr. Moore is a 2014 graduate of the University of Western States in Portland, OR where he earned both Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science degrees concurrently. Upon graduation, he entered a one year fellowship program in sports medicine to gain further experience and better his skills with sports related injuries. During his time in the fellowship, Dr. Moore served as the team chiropractor for the Portland Stags professional ultimate frisbee team and the Oregon City Mud Turtles professional baseball team. He has acted as medical director for numerous individual sporting events including the PAC crest sports weekend festival, Race the Inferno obstacle run, and Race the Freeze obstacle run. He has acted as a medical supervisor at the Canby Rodeo, Seaside beach volleyball tournament, Blue Lake triathlon, and others. Dr. Moore has achieved post-graduate certifications in Webster technique, which specializes in working with expecting mothers, FAKTR soft tissue protocol, and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. During his leisure time, Dr. Moore enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, hiking, and playing soccer.
MEDICAL BIKE FIT SPECIALIST
David is the co-owner of two well-respected bike shops in the Austin area, Tsunami Cycles and Buda Bike Co. David’s love for cycling started as a young adult and led to a spot on the South West Texas Triathlon Team throughout college. After graduation he pursued a career in the tech industry, but ultimately decided that computers were a silly fad that probably wouldn’t take off. Driven by his passion for cycling, he purchased the bike shop where he honed his skills as a kid. He has worked on his fitting process and biomechanics knowledge for more than 15 years and has been honored to work as Tech Support for Team USA Duathlon Worlds, Team RWB and Shimano Cycling. He is a USAC Licensed Mechanic trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.