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Club Leadership

MCRRC’s Board of Directors invite all club members to the monthly board meeting, normally held on the second Thursday evening of each month at various locations. Please let the board know if you plan to make a presentation at one of the meetings, so that you can be put on the agenda.

2017-18 Board Elections:

With thanks to the Nominating Committee, we are pleased to present the slate of candidates selected as nominees for the 2017-16 MCRRC Board of Directors:
President – Mike Acuna
Vice President – Ken Earley
Secretary – Andrea Keane-Myers
Treasurer – Sri Rapaka (incumbent)
At-Large – Gretchen Bolton
At-Large – Jim Farkas (incumbent)
At-Large – Dave Haaga
At-Large – Brad Stewart
At-Large – Cortney Sloan (incumbent)


Bio Picture - AZAshley Zuraf, Director of Operations
Ashley has been a club member since 2003, having joined to train for her first marathon.  Over the years, she has held many key positions within the club, both large and small.  Together with her husband, Ashley served as Race Director for the Memorial 4 Miler for 5 years, as well as teaming up to lead Section 2 of the Parks Half Marathon. She spent several years coaching with both the First Time Marathon Program and the Speed Development Program.  Ashley is a former At-Large Member of the MCRRC Board of Directors and has fulfilled numerous roles from team captain to volunteering at water stops and as course marshal.
Though you may occasionally catch her at a 5K, Ashley now focuses her time training in Jiu Jitsu and shuttling her young son to karate, soccer and t-ball. She enjoys spending time in her Clarksburg, MD home with her husband, son and beloved dog Dixon, who you may recognize as the Official Spokesdog of the Parks Half Marathon.

Board of Directors

Don Shulman
Don is the former leader of MCRRC’s 10K Program and is the Co- Race Director for the Parks Half Marathon. He can been seen volunteering at many MCRRC races and has also coached the Cancer to 5K Program for the Ulman Cancer Fund.

Mike Acuna
Vice President
Mike has been active in MCRRC since 2002 and has served in many volunteer roles from coaching with Speed Development to race director for the Parks Half Marathon. Avid runners, he and his wife Gina participate in the clubs training programs and have raced every distance from the mile to 50 miler including a few Bostons. They live in Gaithersburg with their two kids and lazy dog.
Sri Rapaka
Sri has been involved with MCRRC in various capacities since 2008.  He has run races ranging from one mile to a half marathon.  He has served as a pace coach for both the summer and winter 5K programs.  Sri has
been working in the accounting profession for several years. This is his first year serving on the board. When he is not running or engaged in club-related functions, he volunteers with a group that helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Sri currently resides in Rockville, MD.
Lori Kaleikau
Lori has been a MCRRC member since 2008 and has been a RRCA certified running coach since 2005. Lori is an active runner and member in our club – coaching with the MCRRC First Time marathon training program in 2005 and Co-directed the program from 2007 – 2011 with Andy Steinfeld. She has also been the coach for Experienced Marathon Training program and Speed Development Training programs, received the first MCRRC Mike Broderick Coach of the year award in 2011 and has run 20+ marathons and one ultra-marathon and has qualified for Boston Marathon 6 times. Last but certainly not least, Lora has served as the MCRRC Board Nominating committee chair for two years and was the 2014 MCRRC Board vice president.

Andrea Keane-Myers
Member at Large
Andrea has been a club member for 12 years and has participated in numerous club distance training programs (FTM, XMP, SDP etc.). She has run just about every race the club offers (minus a few of the cross country races- her “grace” on trails is legendary). She has been lucky enough to win her age group in the Championship Series four of the past five years. Andrea has also volunteered at medical stations for the Parks Half Marathon and the Greenway Trail 50K, helped prepare food and served as a course marshal at a large number of races, and handed out gallons of water and ice cubes at Riley’s Rumble. She has completed 26 marathons (so far) and the JFK 50 miler- where she managed to trip and fall on an embedded reflector on the road within the first mile. When not volunteering and completing races for MCRRC with the rest of the Myers family, she can be seen running with, and trying not to trip over, her trusty Weimeraner, Nimby the Magnificent.

Nancy Joy Keller
Member at Large
Nancy has been a club member for just over two years now. She began running with BWR in 2013, and has remained an active participant in successive programs ever since. She loves running in the back of the pack and reaping the benefits of such a supportive group! Nancy is an avid proponent of the phrase “trust in the program” and has decided that is is time to give back to the club community. She is currently a pace coach for BWR (2015), and plans to start training for her first marathon with FTM (2015). Her husband serves as her greatest inspiration; she has admired his self-discipline throughout his incredible journey to completing his second Ironman triathlon this past year. Together with their two dogs, they enjoy living nearby the trails surrounding Lake Needwood.

Gretchen Bolton
Member at Large
Gretchen has been an Alpine skier since her early 20’s and also did dance ice skating, but didn’t start running as a sport until she was 62 years old, 7 years ago, finding a sports home very soon with MCRRC, its races and training programs. She has now run in 14 marathons (2 dnf’d, one bombed), at least 5 ultra trail races, and numerous shorter races, in which she has often placed 1,2 or 3, or both 1st and last, in age group. She’s been injured and recovered, become a coach, paced for people and been a official pacer for a race, as well as other volunteering for various Club races. Now she figures it’s time to “pay my dues”, starting her first year of service on the Board, to pay back for all she have gotten out of this wonderful sport and Club. In her “real” life, she’s a financial planner and investment advisor/broker, with, oddly enough, previous professional experience in international affairs. She’s served on a number of non-profit boards, including as Treasurer and then President of the local swim club and also on the board of a figure skating club. She hopes some of these experiences can help MCRRC too. Living in Bethesda with her non-running husband, Gretchen is a representative of the down-county contingent in the club.
Jim Farkas
Member at Large
Bio coming soon!
Cortney Sloan
Member at Large
Cortney started running in 2004 and joined MCRRC in 2007 to train for her first marathon. She has participated in multiple MCRRC training programs and pace coached with the 10k Program since 2014. Cortney has volunteered with the Green Team and is a member of the Parks Half Marathon Planning Team. She is a RRCA Certified Coach and has completed over 100 races. Running is a family activity for the Sloan’s. Kevin, Cortney’s husband, is also a member of MCRRC and their son, Elliot, loves cheering at races and participating in kids runs.