Meet the Board

These are the current Board of Directors for the Fort Collins Running Club. Board nominations and elections occur every September. Click here for information on how to contact us.

[Archive of past board members]

Kate Schulte, Co-President

I have been running since I was a teenager kate-abby-firekrackerand I now enjoy running and racing with all three of my kids, two dogs, and one husband. I also compete in triathlons and duathlons, but love that you can almost always go for a run! I occasionally race with an Athletes in Tandem participant and love being able to share the joy of running with those who cannot run alone. When I am not playing outside, I work as a health coach empowering others to move towards a healthier lifestyle. If you see a woman running in south Fort Collins with a golden retriever and a brindled boxer mix, it is probably me, so say hi!

 

Brad Bishop, Co-President

I traipse about the trails around Fort Collins and Colorado as a while, dividing my time between running, family, work and serving as Hardrock’s Aid Station Director. Current life goal of completing 10 Grand Slams (2 down, 8 to go) inspires both misty-eyed day dreaming and farcical self ridicule.

Serena Stockdale, Treasurer

I’m a pretty new runner, but super passionate about it. Running saved my life in more ways than one and I’m always looking to share that passion with others. In addition to my work with the Fort Collins Running Club, I am a Personal Motivator for RunningStart, a Skirt Sport Ambassador and I even work super part-time at Altitude Running! You can usually find me heading up the back of the pack with the other turtles. I’ll be the one with a doofy grin on my face 😉

Greg Smith, Secretary

Greg SmithMy wife Renae and I moved from the Green Mountains of Vermont to the tall mountains of Colorado in November 2012. When a coworker back east heard we were moving to Fort Collins, he said he spent a week here once and that people seemed so happy. Everywhere you looked somebody was running or biking. It’s all true and we absolutely love it here!

Felix Wong, Webmaster

felix-wong-bismarck-marathon-2012.jpgI am a mechanical engineer and aficionado of anything on wheels. When not doing manic engineering or maintaining the website for the FCRC, I enjoy crazy-long bike rides, traveling the world, and running of course! In the past I have done Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons, but nowadays mainly do FCRC Tortoise & Hare races. A lifetime goal is to run a marathon in every state.

Andy Auer, member-at-large

adny-auer-2016I’m a new member of the Fort Collins Running Club Board this year, but I’ve been running with the club for around three years, ever since I moved to Fort Collins from southern California. I‘m a senior at CSU—in spring 2017, I will graduate with a BS in geology and a minor in history. My pronouns are they/them/theirs, and I love dogs. In my free time, away from school and work, I enjoy running, reading, and knitting.

 

 

Ken Banwart, member-at-large

ken-banwart-2016I am a graduate of CSU and Realtor in Fort Collins for over 20 years. I have been a member of the FCRC for three years, with two of them spent helping out on the board. I also have a daughter named Morgan.

Tom Schipper, member-at-large

Tom SchipperI’ve been running for about 30 years and am over 60 years old. For almost the first half of my running career, running was secondary to other activities such as cycling, racquetball and volleyball. In 1996, I was asked by fellow FCRC club members if I would like to join them for the Seattle Marathon. I knew I had to hang the bike up at least for that year when I said yes.

For years, I had thought about running a full marathon but didn’t want to make the same mistake I did for my first half marathon by not properly training. In the first half marathon, I had never run anything longer than a 10k even in training until the weekend before the race. I ran 11 laps of a 1.3-mile park loop trail in Greeley where I lived at the time.

I’ve been on the FCRC board since 1996. My favorite distance is the half marathon. At a half earlier this year, someone asked me how many I had run and I couldn’t come up with a top-of-my-head figure, but suspect it’s in the triple digits. I enjoy helping out new runners.

Jed Link, member-at-large

Let’s get real. I run because I like junk food and beer, but I don’t want to look like I consume as much as I do. I sign up for races because the thought of wasting a registration fee motivates me to train. And I love the Fort Collins Running Club because I get to hang out with enthusiastic people who are way better at all of this than I am.

For some reason, I keep signing up for Ragnar races and I did a marathon once through the coastal Redwoods in northern California – mostly so I could put a 26.2 sticker on my car. My first sub-2 hour half marathon was the Horsetooth Half, which is definite proof of a benevolent God who miraculously intervenes in sporting events.

My wife Tiffany and our two kids (ages 3 and 5) finally made it to Fort Collins after chasing an education from coast to coast. We have fallen deeply, madly, stupidly in love with Colorado and Fort Collins. We also enjoy hiking, camping, climbing 14ers (not the scary ones though) and meeting new people.

Chad Terpstra, member-at-large

A recent transplant from the Midwest, but it didn’t take long to fall in love and call Fort Collins home! I’ve been a runner ever since my legs were able to hold me up and haven’t looked back since. I also enjoy competing in triathlons, with ambitions of competing in obstacle races as well as ultra marathons. Constantly reminded every time I go out for a run in town or in the mountains just how blessed we are to have this for our backyard. The trails and paths are an amazing place to escape with friends, by yourself, or with the wildlife.

 

Shannon Smith, member-at-large

I am very enthusiastic about fitness. I have always stayed active, but in college, I got into running trail and road for varied distances. This love for running turned into longer competitive runs after I moved to Colorado 16 years ago with my husband and son. I have coupled my love for running into cross training in swimming and biking to compete in multiple triathlons in recent years. I also love to participate in obstacle races, Go Ruck challenges, and I coach Crossfit at a local gym.

 

Committees

Race Sponsorships: Ken Banwart (lead), Greg Smith, Shannon Smith

Race Management: Tom Schipper, Serena Stockdale, Katie Hardy

Social: Brad Bishop, Jed Link, Connie DeMercurio, Lisa Sinclair, Melody White

Running U: Serena Stockdale (lead), Jed Link, Katie Quatrano, Tom Schipper, Shannon Smith, Nick Clark

Volunteer Coordinator: Katie Hardy

Paid Positions

FCRC Administrative Coordinator: Katie Hardy

katie-hardyHello FCRC! I like so many others started running to stay in shape. I’ve been running since junior high and love that no matter where I go, my running shoes are always close by. I graduated form University of Utah with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science with emphasis in Fitness Leadership. I am inspired when people adopt active lifestyles and see the positive changes in their lives. I’ve worked in Run Specialty for over six years and can’t get enough of working with runners. My favorite part of running is that it never gets easy and it requires discipline to train for races and push yourself.