Meet the Board

Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, and are open to all club members.  Nominations for Board Members (up to 13) are made late each summer, and voted on at the Fall Member Breakfast.

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Chris McCullough – President

I am a life long runner and Colorado native (from Franktown, CO) who loves playing outdoors, gardening with my wife and being a part of this awesome running community.

I moved to Fort Collins in 1995, ran at CSU (my alma mater) and have worked as a business analyst at HP, Agilent Technologies and for the last decade, at UCHealth (formally Poudre Valley Health System).

I co-direct the Tuesday Night Track Series, the Mountain Ave Mile and the Bacon Strip races in memory of our dear friend and running inspiration, Jane Welzel.

I am honored to be a part of the FCRC and look forward to helping foster this unique and supportive running community.

Kate Schulte – Vice-President

I have been running since I was a teenager and 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!

Bob Malone – Secretary

My wife Lori and I moved to Colorado 30 years ago from Columbia, Missouri, and have resided in the “Choice City” since 2000. I consider myself a “born again” runner. Although I ran track in high school, most of my adult life was spent peddling a two wheeler around the countryside. However, by my late forties cycling had become too big of time and money sink, and I started looking for a simpler way to get exercise. Running seemed an obvious choice; its beauty, its simplicity, and yes, its convenience were all elements that lured me back into the sport.  I had to fight my way through some pretty nasty aches and pains at the outset, but I stuck with it and seven years later am running with more enthusiasm than ever.  Whether it’s competing in a local half marathon or cheering runners on as a course marshal, I absolutely love being around all things running, and as a member of the BOD I hope to help carry FCRC’s mission to promote the benefits of running in this amazing community forward. 

After 25 years working in the semiconductor industry, I’m now “sort of” retired. Aside from running, I enjoy baking bread, long hikes in the mountains with family and friends, and exploring Larimer county’s back roads on my gravel bike

Shannon Smith – Treasurer

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.

AJ Chlebnik – member-at-large

For me, one of the best parts of running is the community of people that surround it. Runners as a group are some of the kindest, most encouraging, and most generous people I know. I’ve been in Fort Collins for almost 4 years (this time) and am so grateful to be a part of this running community. It’s a joy to serve on the board for FCRC. I hope to continue to work toward an equitable and inclusive running club for our area. I am primarily a marathon and trail runner these days and never pass up the opportunity for a post-race burger and brew! 

Sam Dailey – member-at-large

I am a transplant from North Carolina and I have already fallen in love with the area and surrounding community. I have been running in some form or another for most of my life, even though it wasn’t always my sport of choice. In recent years, I have come to enjoy the mental and physical aspect and I will participate in just about any event that piques my interest. With that being said, my primary focus is currently on the half and full marathon distances.

I am honored to be a part of this group and look forward to sharing my ideas. My goal is to have a positive impact and share my passion with others.

Becca Gennings – member-at-large

I moved to Fort Collins in 2019 after finding it with a Google search.  I immediately knew I had made the right choice and I fall more in love with FC each day.

I grew up playing various team sports and was a sprinter on my high school track team, but truly got into running in 2015 as part of an overall effort to get healthier.  I compete in races at the 5k, 10k, and half marathon distances, and my favorite local race is the Horsetooth Half.  
I work as a Marketing Account Manager for a technology and operational solutions provider based in Texas.  I enjoy hiking, reading, cooking, state-side and international travel, and most things considered “nerdy.”  
I spend most of my free time walking my dog Maggie, a senior black lab mix who refuses to run more than 2 miles.     
Adrian Macdonald – member-at-large

I moved to Fort Collins from Boston in the fall of 2016 and quickly fell in love with all the great places to run and people to run with. I enjoy competing in all types of races but my focus is currently on Ultramarathons on the trails. In 2021 I won the Leadville Trail 100 and I now run professionally for On Running and Ultimate Direction. In my free time I enjoy eating pizza and ice cream, traveling to soccer matches and watching marathons on TV from start to finish. My biggest non-running accomplishment is my 750 mile hike of the Oregon Desert Trail.

Tyler McCandless – member-at-large

I’m an elite runner and moved to Fort Collins with my wife Kristin and our young son Levi in early 2021.  I’ve been a runner for almost two decades – first in high school, then collegiately at Penn State University and since college I’ve been competing on the roads, track and trails. I’ve competed in three Olympic Marathon Trials and have personal bests ranging from 13:48 for 5k to 2:12 for the marathon PR. I’ve run multiple Fort Collins races in past years from Horsetooth Half to the FireKracker 5K and several others and I am so thankful we live in an incredible running community.

I have a simple goal of making a positive impact in the Fort Collins running community by being on the Board and I believe I can bring valuable insights and contributions from my experiences racing at the elite level to the Board. I look forward to contributing to the BOD, Fort Collins Running Club and the broader running community.

Jim Peterson – member-at-large
My wife Janet and I moved to Fort Collins in June of 2020 from the Chicago suburbs and have never looked back. Although we have been here a short time, we quickly fell in love with all the area has to offer, from the abundant outdoor activities to the great people we have met. I first fell in love with Colorado when I spent 4 years teaching skiing in Beaver Creek in my extended college years. We have three sons, ages 21, 25, and 27 years old. 
I have been a recent convert to running, doing my first marathon in 2017, and jumping in with both feet since, mainly on the marathon distance or longer. I love to push myself to see what I am capable of doing. Since moving to Colorado, I have been transitioning from road running to doing more trails.
My wife and I retired when we moved to Colorado, so we would have time to do everything outdoors. In our spare time, we run, hike, climb, bike, ski, camp, etc. I can’t wait to be a part of the board in this fantastic running community.
Tom Schipper – member-at-large

I’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.

Linda Shoemaker – member-at-large

Running found me in my 40’s and has pushed me since then from 5k’s to trail runs to ultramarathons. Now I love to run because I can.

Moved to Colorado 20 years ago and it does feel like home but I miss my family (including my two amazing grandkids). Luckily I love road trips so I head up to Canada as much as I can.

I own my own bookkeeping business and enjoy the diversity of my client base.

For fun, besides running, you will find me hanging out with friends enjoying a tequila or two.

Lynn Bellmore – member-at-large
I started running again after my youngest was born in 2018. Around that time we also had a dog who was just old enough to start running, so Madison and I started hitting the roads on a regular basis and haven’t looked back yet. From T&H races, to segment showdowns and group runs with new friends, I have been so grateful for the community I’ve experienced with FCRC. This year has been the year of trying new things, which has included almost the entire spectrum of running – from just trying to hold on at the Mountain Ave Mile to digger deeper than ever before at Quad Rock 25, along with every distance in between and even my first triathlon (despite panic attacks in my wetsuit at first). This year also included a BQ and a qualifying time for the Racing Team’s open division. 

I truly love running and feel it makes my life more full that I could have imagined. I hope to bring that love to others of all ages, sizes and abilities. I’d like to join the BOD to help bring the perspective of a working mom who also loves running and community. I am a Family Medicine physician and Registered Dietitian, with training in Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Medicine. I think my preventive health focus could also bring new ideas of ways FCRC can serve the community. I also hope to work on opportunities to inspire youth to get involved with running. I have 3 kids ages 4, 6 and 8, and I have loved introducing them to running and the joy that it can bring in their lives. 

Mel Sirois – Administrative Coordinator

I started running in 2001 when my aunt had me do a 5k. It’s all gone downhill, in a good way, since then. I ran my first marathon in 2003 and got hooked. I am aiming to complete the 26.2 distance in all states; less than 10 to go. I moved to CO in 2017 and now have found more ways to appreciate the outdoors. I got even more into hiking and hit many 14ers my first year here. Besides that I teach at a few gyms in the area, love traveling (have visited all seven continents), enjoy cooking & baking and being involved in the community.


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