Board Members
and Meeting Minutes

Board Member Profiles

  • Nancy Hobbs

    Executive Director

    Nancy founded the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) in 1996 and is also chairperson for the USA Track & Field's Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council. She is also treasurer of the World Mountain Running Association.

  • Adam Chase

    Adam Chase


    Adam lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he works as a lawyer when not running trails, serving as Salomon's trail running community manager or writing for several endurance sports magazines. With Nancy Hobbs, Adam co-authored "The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running.

  • Susan Kendrick

    Vice President

    Susan is the Director of Strategic Partnerships & Sponsorship for the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation - organizers of the Birkie Trail Run in Hayward, Wisconsin. She is also an avid trail runner and writes shoe reviews and articles for ATRA.

  • Lin Gentling


    Lin’s home is Rochester, MN. After retiring from a career as a finance analyst at Mayo Clinic, she is enjoying working in development and event planning at a small nonprofit. For 2 years, she ran as a member of the US 100K team, and now serves as team leader for the 100K and 50K US national teams.

  • Richard Bolt


    An avid outdoor enthusiast, Richard plays on the trails and in the mountains every day. He is U.S. representative to the World Mountain Running Association, ATRA's representative to the International Skyrunning Federation & member of USA Track & Field's Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council.

  • Brady Erholtz


    Brandy lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband and son. Brandy competed in the World Mountain Running Championships on multiple occasions including the 2012 championship in Italy where she was part of the gold medal winning US women's team.

  • Tayte Pollmann

    Project Associate

    Tayte is an elite mountain & trail runner and graduate of the University of Portland. This effervescent young athlete is putting his degree in English to good use writing articles and short videos from his trail running adventures across the United States and overseas.

  • Mountain Race

    Shannon Payne

    Project Associate

    Shannon Payne is a Colorado native, two-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, two-time winner of the Mt. Washington Road Race, and a seven-time All-American at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

  • Allie McLaughlin

    Video Producer

    A graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in communications, Allie produces trail running videos for ATRA. She is the 2018 USATF Mountain Running Champion & won a team gold medal at the 2017 World Mountain Running Championships.

  • Robert “Sherb” Sherburn

    Event Specialist

    Robert lives in Dallas, Texas where he is an RRCA Certified Running Coach and experienced event organizer at trail running races, trade shows and expos. His clients include the Trans-Rockies Run, High Altitude Events, Cadence Sports, New York Road Runners and US Trail Running Conference to name a few.

  • Peter Maksimow

    Event Specialist

    Peter lives and runs trails in Manitou Springs, CO. He is also an elite trail runner and member of the silver medal-winning US team at the 2015 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Peter also has a M.S. in Athletic Administration and is an Inov-8 brand ambassador.