Meet the Quest Race Team:
Brent Molsberry, was born in the flat lands of Iowa, but moved to Spokane at an early age. Attending Western Washington University brought him to the Bellingham area, where he now calls home. He is at home in the mountains and on the water whether skiing, running, biking, or kayaking. He was introduced to Adventure Racing in the 2004 Primal Quest Expedition Length Adventure Race where his team of adventure racing newbies posted an impressive finishing of 18th after six days of trekking, biking, and kayaking through Northwest Washington against the best adventure racers in the world. Wanting to do more adventure racing in the area, and realizing the options were limited, Brent started creating races and is the race director of Kulshan Quest and San Juan Island Quest Adventure Races. Brent’s race history includes a top 10 finish in the Chuckanut 50K, Two time winner of the Bellingham Traverse, and four time winner of the Seattle Firefighter Stair Climb.
Emily Caseria, has been a member of the team since 2014. Originally from Southern Oregon, she now calls Bellingham her home with her husband and teammate, Dusty, with whom she loves to trail run, mountain bike, climb, and- of course- adventure race.
Dusty Caseria, a native to the Bellingham area, has been a member of the team since 2014. He grew up running & backpacking and discovered mountain biking & paddling post-college. He enjoys adventures of all kinds with his wife & teammate, Emily.
Darrell Sofield, husband, geologist and a nature-lover with competitive-streak. Born in Bellingham, Darrell grew up in New Hampshire. He was a competitive runner and skier in both high school and college and started racing adventure and multi-sport races in 2001. He has had top finishes in many races including; Kulshan and Island Quest, Traverse (Bellingham and Winthrop), Mountain to Sound (Seattle), Big Hurt (Port Angles), Ridge to River (Wenachee), Ski to Sea (Kelowna, BC), Pole Pedal Paddle (Bend), Gap to Gap (Yakima), Sea to Summit (Whistler, Deep Cove, BC) Jay Challenge (Vermont), and the Mind over Mountain Adventure Races (Sechelt, Ladysmith and Cumberland, BC). He has competed in over 20 marathons and ultras. Darrell is willing to suffer to try or see something new. In Switzerland, he ran three ultra-scenic uphill marathons. The hardest was Graubundan marathon, a point to point race finishing on the top of a ski area, climbing 2667 meters and descending -400 meters in the process. He is excited to be a member of the Quest Adventure Race Team and says it “seems like a great way to share our passion”.
Annie Hewlett grew up in Maine and has always loved pushing the physical edge. Her first career was as a professional modern dancer, and it was in this field that she first learned the body is capable of feats greater than the mind can ever imagine. She cultivated an appetite for outdoor epics while exploring the vertical world through rock-climbing throughout the US. Since relocating to the Pacific Northwest she has developed a love for trail running, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, paddling, and adventure racing. Her resume is heavy on adventures and light on races, but she thrives in competition and looks forward to more races with Team Quest.
Kellen Oetgen, born in Bellingham, returned after graduating from Whitworth University (alongside Dusty and Emily) where he competed on the Men’s Tennis Team. Now he loves mountain biking, running, paddling, backpacking, skiing and adventure racing while still finding time on the court with his racket.
Scarlett Graham hails from the Appalachian mountains of western PA. She grew up in a competitive household that held speed chore competitions including dueling lawn mowers, loading firewood, and smashing dad’s beer cans. Running has always been her go-to sport and her favorite way to suffer mentally and physically. She ran competitively at Allegheny College on their DIII cross-country and track teams. Still an avid runner, she has top 3 finishes at local ultras including the Squamish 50Miler, Orcas Island 50K and 25K, and Kill Bill 50K. Scarlett now lives in Bellingham, WA and has picked up mountain biking, ski touring, paddling. Adventure Racing with team Quest has been a hoot so far and justifies her desire to try every sport the PNW has to offer because as Brent once told her “Everything is training for adventure racing”. Scarlett is the most likely Quest teammate to have a beer in her pack.
Adventure Racing: Not all who wander are lost, Adventures NW Magazine, Summer 2015
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