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.
Working as part of sports medicine teams for almost 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. This led her to found RunLab in 2014.
Dr. Davis and her team love to tackle any and all running-related issues, from simple sprains and strains to complex or confusing injuries that have garnered the dreaded “you should just take up cycling” statement from an orthopedist. RunLab has grown to earn the trust of thousands of runners in Central Texas through performance-centric treatment plans, full body gait analysis, and a fantastic treatment team of specialists who are all dedicated runners.
Dr. Davis is also a huge advocate of multi-disciplinary care and works closely with physical therapists, medical doctors, and coaches to collaborate on care plans that will help athletes return to, or improve, their running as quickly as possible through focus on gait mechanics and injury prevention.
Dr. Davis graduated Cum Laude from Western States Chiropractic College 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.
In her 20s, Dr. Davis moved from downhill mountain biking, cyclocross and mountaineering into the endurance world. Somehow, despite her inability to swim, she is a 4X Ironman and consistent podium finisher in triathlon. Her favorite races are 24-72 hour adventure races which involve mountain biking, trail running, bushwhacking, and kayaking, all based around navigating through the woods with map and compass (why yes, it IS the greatest sport in the history of ever). 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-baby-wocky puppy named Chuck. She has never met a frozen margarita she wouldn’t drink and has a love-hate relationship with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream — which means she loves Chubby Hubby 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 3rd place finish at the pie eating contest, earning him the highly coveted title of Pie-Mageddon. On the track, Lucas is a 5-time collegiate All-American (indoor and outdoor track & field), holds two high school state championships in the 800m, 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 800m. Off the track, Lucas is an accomplished piano and trumpet player, triathlete and accountant who enjoys spending his time reading about how to grow a better beard and stamping things with his newly acquired Notary Public stamp.
Art is an avid ultra runner, trail runner and adventure racer. Art has completed countless adventure races, trail races, ultra marathons and multi-day expedition races. His most challenging race to date is Eco Primal Quest Lake Tahoe: a 500-mile, 10-day adventure race involving trail running, trekking, kayaking and mountain biking, all based around wilderness orienteering. 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 adventure races from 2-36 hours. In his spare time, Art loves to camp with his wife Rhonda and trail run with his two daughters, Jillian and Olivia.
After taking her sweet time learning to walk (just before her second birthday), it wasn’t long until Valerie started running and never looked back. She entered her first track meet at age six and has been competing ever since. The former cheer captain 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, 3 back to back (indoor/outdoor) first team all-conference finishes, a national qualifier slot, and the Outdoor Performer of the Year award.
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 as well as in-patient care (ICU and PCU), physical therapy research, and out-patient orthopedic teams. 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 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 is currently enjoying his newly acquired taste for triathlon and hopes that RunLab will change the color of the racing kits soon to something not quite so…hot pink.
CLINICAL GAIT & REHAB SPECIALIST
Shane came to RunLab after graduating from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Sports Science and a minor in Biology. Following graduation, Shane was fortunate to be offered a position in the Monfort Family Human Performance Lab, one of the preeminent biomechanics and physiology labs in the United States. In addition to his work with the research team, Shane helped found and develop a XC and track team for CMU and went on to become a multiple time national championship qualifier and 2X All American. Shane currently races the Mile, 1500m and 800m. His 2017 goals are to break the 4:00 minute mile, 1:50 minute 800m, and land his USA championship qualifying slot. In his spare time he is working on his trail running, learning how to use his new fangled non-flip phone, and trying to figure out why the first thing you read about the Texas Two Step is that it has three steps.
Brent Holloway, LMT
SPORTS MASSAGE AND MOBILITY THERAPIST
Brent has been a licensed massage therapist for almost ten 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, SEC indoor track team champion, Olympic Trials qualifier in the Hammer throw, 3-time state champ in high school discus and current record holder for more than 15 years, Bull Gator Award recipient, 2-time NJCAA champion in weight throw and discus, and 4-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 since beginning her work at RunLab, and in addition to all of her throwing accolades, will now secretly admit that she enjoys running and is training for her first race. LaQuanda is known for her strong hands, her hard-candy shell (she dislikes puppies, hugs, and the outside) and the genuine care and concern she shows to each of her patients.
Jenny Waldron, RN
Jenny was born and raised in MN but made the fortunate decision to move to Austin. She was originally trained as an engineer and is also an RN and professional yoga instructor. With her science background, she uses an evidence-based approach with her yoga classes and strives to help athletes better understand their bodies and achieve balance, help prevent injury, and improve performance. Jenny has been a competitive swimmer and runner all of her life, and after moving to Texas Jenny began focusing on trail running because she loves the way it combines the concentration and mindfulness necessary for yoga, the physical movement necessary for running, and the ever-present possibility of breaking your face. She loves trail racing of any distance, but her favorite local race is the Big Bend 30K.
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 3rd 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.”
Janae graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and specialization in Athletic Training. During her time at TLU, she was the head student Athletic Trainer for the XC and Volleyball team, and also worked closely with the soccer, basketball, football, and baseball teams. After graduation she spent time at St. David’s hospital in both inpatient and outpatient therapy. Janae has played soccer competitively her entire life. At 14 she started refereeing and quickly rose to the top of her profession. She has refereed games for the NWSL, Super-20 league, WPSL, USL, as well as high school, youth, and college leagues and was chosen to referee the national final for the ECNL U14s. She now enjoys giving back to the soccer community as a youth coach at FC Westlake.
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 over 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.