Randy grew up in Grand Rapids, MN, went to college at Bemidji State University and moved to the Twin Cities in 1979. His first job out of college was with the St. Paul YMCA. He started as a Program Director, moved to Camp Director at Y’s family Camp DuNord and then finished as Executive Director at the Northeast Family YMCA in White Bear Lake. Randy started Vacation Sports, Inc, in 1994, later renaming it FrontRunner Events and Promotions. FrontRunner organizes running and multisport events throughout the Midwest as well as providing running related services such as screen printing shirts, timing services and equipment rentals to many favorite Twin Cities events.