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Club Leadership

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

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.  Together with her husband, she 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 previously coached with both the First Time Marathon and the Speed Development programs and is a former member of the MCRRC Board of Directors.  Though no longer a runner, Ashley enjoys training in Jiu Jitsu & Crossfit and shuttling her young son to karate, baseball, soccer & swimming.  She enjoys spending time in her Clarksburg, MD home with her family, also including her newborn son and beloved dog Dixon, who you may recognize as the Official Spokesdog of the Parks Half Marathon.

Board of Directors


Mike Acuna
President
president@mcrrc.org
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 Boston Marathons. They live in Gaithersburg with their two kids and lazy dog.

Ken Earley
Vice President
vicepresident@mcrrc.org
Ken has been an MCRRC member since 2007, and has filled a variety of roles for the club including serving as Secretary from 2010-2013. He has coached XMP for the past eight years, and helps coach the City of Rockville’s youth track and cross country programs. Ken lives in Rockville with his wife Mary, children Lemlem and Desu, and an incorrigible Beagle named Cricket.
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Sri Rapaka
Treasurer
treasurer@mcrrc.org
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.

Andrea Keane-Myers
Secretary
secretary@mcrrc.org
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.

David Haaga
Member at Large

Dave Haaga is a Montgomery County native who has been active in the club since the late 1990s.  He was open male runner of the year in 2003 and masters male runner of the year in 2014.  He was Vice President of MCRRC in 2006 and more recently, chair of the Awards Committee.  He teaches Psychology at American University and shares an empty nest with his wife Candice since their daughters Katie and Megan have grown up and, at least for now, left the DMV.
Brad Stewart
Member at Large
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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. In her “real” life, she’s a financial planner and investment advisor/broker, with 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. Living in Bethesda with her non-running husband, Gretchen is a representative of the down-county contingent in the club.
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Jim Farkas
Member at Large

Jim took up running in the summer of 1994 while staying on campus at Mt. St. Mary’s College because the athletic complex inexplicably closed at 5:00 PM just as all the student workers were punching out from their jobs for the day. He discovered MCRRC in 2003, a few years after moving to Montgomery County while running on his own. Cursed with an inability to say ‘No’, he first got ‘behind the curtains’ by directing the Country Road Run 5-Miler in 2006 and 2007 before moving up to the Rockville 10k/5k for which he still proudly serves as RD. Additionally, he has served previously on the Board (2006 – 2013) and worked as a Team Captain and Section Lead for various races across the MCRRC calendar such as Pike’s Peek 10k, Suds and Soles and Parks Half Marathon. Partially to keep himself accountable to his own running, he has also volunteered as a pace coach for the club’s Winter 5k, BWR and Fall 10 training programs. In 2010, he accomplished the once-unthinkable by running the Marine Corps Marathon and has spent the time since then debating whether give it a second (and final) shot. A Payroll Specialist by day, Jim lives just a few blocks from the Start line of the Rockville 10k/5k with two roommates and a roommate’s dog whose primary joy in life is to show great disdain towards him.
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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.