Board Members
and Meeting Minutes

Board Member Profiles

  • Nancy Hobbs

    ATRA Executive Director

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

  • Adam Chase

    Adam Chase

    President

    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 Brand Relationships for UltraSignup. Prior to joining UltraSignup, Susan worked for the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation in Hayward, Wisconsin for 10 years. She is also an avid trail runner and writes shoe reviews and articles for ATRA.

  • Lin Gentling

    ATRA Treasurer

    Lin was an athlete on the U.S. 100K team, and is now team leader for the 100K and 50K U.S. national teams. A retired Mayo Clinic finance analyst, Lin enjoys working at a small nonprofit in her hometown of Rochester, MN.

  • Richard Bolt

    Marketing

    Richard 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 Executive Committee.

  • Brandy Erholtz

    ATRA Secretary

    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. Brandy lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband and son.

  • Kriste Peoples

    Advisory Board

    Kriste Peoples is a Denver-based outdoor enthusiast and guide, runner, writer, and mindfulness meditation teacher. When she's not out adventuring along the trails of Colorado’s Front Range, Kriste is likely writing about it or recovering with carbs in a local eatery. She is excited to serve on the ATRA advisory board.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Advisors