President: Angie Hart
• How long have you been running? I ran some X-C and track in high school but got injured and did not run again until I had my third child. That child is now 23!
• How many years have you been in GVH and why did you join? I joined in 2008, just after running my marathon PR. I was tired of training alone and looking for new friends and new running challenges. Happily, I found plenty of both!
• Favorite distance/event to run (5k, 10k, half, full, ultras)? I have run more than 30 marathons and 2 ultras. I think the road marathon has always been my favorite because it was the first distance at which my pace became respectable.
• Other non-running activities you enjoy doing? I have 5 children with 2 still in my home. I just completed my masters in Maternal and Child Nutrition and am starting a whole new career as a lactation consultant. In addition to running, I love music festivals, hanging out with friends, travelling to new places and listening to podcasts and audio books.
• Why did you join the board? I have enjoyed being a member of GVH for many years and now that my kids are older and I have completed my graduate program, I finally have the time to give back to the club that has given me so much.
Vice President: Jacob Cohen
Treasurer, Coach: Craighton Chin
• How long have you been running? I started running in 1970 to get in shape and cut weight for wrestling. Over the years, I have run with (not necessarily raced against) some running greats as Jim Ryun, Steve Prefontaine, Gerry Lindgren, Frank Shorter, and Rich McCann.
• How many years have you been in GVH and why did you join? Bob Gilbert and Bea Salazar invited me to join GVH while running the Davis Stampede in 2000. Our club needs to maintain that welcoming attitude and constant recruitment!
• Favorite distance/event to run (5k, 10k, half, full, ultras)? 5k and XC. The speed hurts but I feel mostly recovered the next day. A marathon kills my knees for months.
• Other non-running activities you enjoy doing? Golf, skiing, biking, and work (surgery is still rewarding). Hope to add grandfather this year.
• Any running-related goals you hope to achieve this year? Be like LaBelle and avoid injury.
•Why did you join the board? I was inspired by my high school alumni association, which has created an endowment large enough that teachers won't have to dip into their pockets for the little extras. I hope to guide the club's finances to keep the financial barriers to participation in club activities low.
Secretary: Steve Barton
• How long have you been running? I started running mid-way through high school, ran XC and track and college, and it's been a regular recreational activity since.
• How many years have you been in GVH and why did you join? 6+ years. I was working on the UC Davis campus, and I started meeting the GVH club for the group runs at Fleet Feet to meet some other runners in Davis and get some structure for my training and racing.
• Favorite distance/event to run (5k, 10k, half, full, ultras)? I really enjoy the Fall XC race series in Northern California that is organized by the Pacific Association of USATF. The races are typically about 4-6 miles. A couple of other favorite races are the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco and also the Dipsea trail race in Marin County. Both are about 12k.
• Other non-running activities you enjoy doing? Outdoor recreational activities: biking, hiking, golf, tennis, skiing, Ultimate.
• Any running-related goals you hope to achieve this year? Ideally, I would like to train for a marathon and qualify for Boston. I'm hoping to do the Dipsea race in June. I would like to do most of the Fall XC races.
• Why did you join the board? I've met a lot of nice people in the club, and it's fun to help organize events, so it seemed like a natural idea.
Member-at-large: Jen Schmidt
• How long have you been running? I ran as part of soccer and Ultimate Frisbee growing up, but some friends got me to sign up for a trail race five years ago when I moved to Davis and that got me into running for its own sake.
• How many years have you been in GVH and why did you join? I joined two years ago thanks to persuasion by welcoming GVHers!
• Favorite distance/event to run (5k, 10k, half, full, ultras)? I really love trail races (mostly half marathon to 50k), but am also warming up to shorter events on the road. Being active outdoors (hiking/cycling/xc skiing), working in the garden, crafts.
• Why did you join the board? Building community is so important, whether you're chasing running goals together or waving to friendly faces around town, and I'm excited about recruiting new faces to GVH!
Member-at-large: Andrea Brunsman
Member-at-large: Scott Sambucci
• How long have you been running? Off and on for more than 20 years. I always ran in high school as part of soccer, but running first became a hobby in my post-college days as a post-work exercise routine. I did a few 5ks and 10ks, and a few shorter-distance triathlons in my early-to-mid 20s. In my mid-30s, running became a huge part of my life, first as part of my longer distance triathlon training, and now in my 40s, I almost exclusively run for exercise and racing.
• How many years have you been in GVH and why did you join? This is my 4th year in GVH. I joined because I had a couple of friends that were members, and I wanted a group to run with from time to time.
• Favorite distance/event to run (5k, 10k, half, full, ultras)? Ultras are my favorite distances to run, focusing mostly on 100s and 200s as my “A” races each year, along with a couple of 50ks as training and practice for longer races.
• Other non-running activities you enjoy doing? Outside of running, my lie is pretty much consumed with family – my wife and 7-year old son – and my work – I run a sales coaching company that works with startups and tech companies. On the family side, we like to travel on adventure trips (often around races) and long weekends. In the summers, we head to Portland to visit family.
• Why did you join the board? I joined the Board to help out the club and support its efforts. I was previously part of the Mad Cows Racing Board, and I know that a lot of small contributions from many people make a huge difference in making a club run well.
XC Women's Team Captain: Joannie Siegler
XC Men's Open Team Captain: TBD
XC Men's Senior, Super Senior and Master Team Captain: Craighton Chin
Race Statistician: Scott Martin
Newsletter Editor: TBD
Group Trail Runs Lead: Andrea Brunsman
Pace Group Lead: Ernest Shimizu, Mark Goltz
Western States 100-mile Endurance Run aid-station coordinators: Ling-ru Chu, Bruce Labelle
Endowment Committee: Steve Lynch, Mark Goltz, Craighton Chin
Graphics/Webmaster: Steve Barton