The Team

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The Chumash Ultra was created by Matt Miguelena and is licensed by his company BIGMIG Sports Ventures .

Matt is a licensed practicing Physical Therapist currently living in Moorpark California. He is the founder and Owner of Allied Healthcare Professionals Inc. A full service Medical Home Health Agency in Ventura County California. He has a long history of endurance events including over 60 triathlons, 30 marathons,12 50K Races,  multiple cycling events and  most recently two 6 day Ultra Stage races.



Esha Chhabra is a journalist and writer who has been traveling for nearly a decade to cover incredible entrepreneurs, environmental and social issues, and the next generation of business leaders. Her work has been featured in leading US and UK publications.

She's also helped put on several races for the past 6 years in Ventura County. When not working or traveling, she enjoys hiking the trails in the Conejo Valley.



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Ryan Paterson, MD; DTM&H; DiMM

Ryan Paterson attended the University of Vermont School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Wilderness/Altitude/Expedition Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado, USA. He also holds advanced certifications in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) and in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). He is a practicing, board-certified Emergency Physician for Kaiser Permanente at St Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, USA. 

When not working, Ryan loves to spend time outdoors with his spouse and two children. He is an avid traveler, climber and a former distance athlete who continues to run, bike, and swim. 

Ryan has significant experience in large-race/event medical management. He serves as medical director for GlobalLimits and has medically directed multiple GlobalLimits events. He reviews and consults for many races, helping to design and approve their race medical strategy and systems. He is the current United States delegate to the International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM). He also founded the FLUME foundation and serves as medical director for Kolkata City Mission (KCM) working thru both organizations to establish sustainable development solutions in education, health, women’s empowerment, micro-enterprise and public-health for informal communities in and around Kolkata, India. 



Dylan Hull


Dylan Hull is the owner and operator of Select Home Care and Select Senior Living. After 6 years of working with his father in home care, Dylan founded Select Home Care in 2006. Since then, he has created a company that's focused on providing compassionate care to older adults and impaired individuals so they can remain in their homes in a safe environment.

 A local to the Santa Monica Mountains, his family's roots date back to 1880s, particularly in the Conejo Valley. As a result, Dylan grew up in the area, attended Agoura High School (where he was an award-winning wrestler, and continued on to compete in college at BYU), and discovered the beauty of the outdoors in his backyard. As an active athlete, he has completed multiple triathlons and cycling events in the region.

Competitive by nature, Dylan loves almost every sport. He was a collegiate wrestler and now enjoys participating and watching his his kids play their sports. He has four lovely children, and has been married for 15 years to the wonderful Mrs. Hull.