2022 Ambassadors

Meet the 2022 Ambassadors

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: How diverse we are and how we each seem to have our own "thing" yet what joins us together is being runners and how much we love and believe in Atlanta Track Club. While I have been honored to represent the club in and around Atlanta, I am especially proud to represent the club on the trails where I feel I belong and also where I feel there is a larger need for minority representation, especially women of color. It is such a blessing to receive so much love and support on the trails from my fellow ambassadors, members, and the larger running community.

Veronica Armendariz

Hometown: Carrolton, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2016

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I am excited to further my connections in the Atlanta running community while promoting this great organization!

Natalie Bunch

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2021

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race & PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I am excited to co-lead group runs and engage the community in new ways to promote Atlanta Track Club and healthy living. I love running in this city and connecting with new people: ambassadorship is simply the convergence of those two things!

Rachel Buxton

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2014

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race & Atlanta's Women's 5K

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Spreading the light that Atlanta Track Club brings to the running community and connecting with the runners and walkers in the city.

India Cook

Hometown: Gainesville, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Singleton 4 Miler & Braves Country 5K

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Being able to represent health and inclusion for all and be a positive influence in my community and represent Atlanta Track Club and everything it stands for.

Matt Douglas

Hometown: Decatur, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race & PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I look forward to sharing my love of running, encouraging others to choose fitness as a lifestyle, and representing my favorite city.

Raina Duckworth

Hometown: College Park, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I have been running for many years. I am excited to share my love for fitness and running with a wider community.

Allegra El-Sayed

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I love sharing a passion for running with everyone I know! Being a face of Atlanta Track Club to my friends allows me to promote a healthy, active lifestyle to my community.

Samuel Ellis

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race & Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: My favorite thing thus far is engaging with the Atlanta running community and working with people to show them that anything is possible if you work hard.










Kyle Gause

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2013

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Although this is my 1st year, I am excited about the opportunity to evangelize about the benefits of running throughout the ATL community. We have such a diverse running community and being able to be a running Ambassador for Atlanta Track Club shows all communities the beauty and elegance this running community has to offer.

Sonni Green

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2016

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I can't wait to recommend all the fantastic Atlanta Track Club races to my friends. I love this club and the friendships it has brought me.

Jacque Hartley

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2018

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Invesco QQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Building a stronger bond with the amazing running & walking community.


David Hope

Hometown: Rome, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2014

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: Second Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Spreading awareness of the brand and running community

Jonathan Johnson

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2017

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Sharing Atlanta Track Club events and benefits of health and wellness.


LaRhonda Julien

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2007

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: New ambassador but run lead for over 12 years. Helping people start their running journey.











Rebecca Kayati

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2011

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

Been an ambassador for: One year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Meeting the members and promoting health and wellness.


Erica Leydic

Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2016

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Northside Hospital Atlanta Women's 5K

Been an ambassador for: Two years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I am already a big supporter of Atlanta Track Club, and I love that as an Ambassador I get to be even more involved in the team.


Tabitha Lichtenberg

Hometown: Gevenich, Germany

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2018

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Helping to spread the word about Running City USA and all the great people you meet along the way.


Rebecca Ludwig

Hometown: Germantown, MD

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2018

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atalanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I enjoy meeting new people and networking while volunteering at the race expos during packet pick-up.


Janice Mayo

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2017

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Time will tell











Maria Elena Miller

Hometown: Decatur, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2012

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: AJC Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Getting hyped for races and being active and reppin' the best running city ever!

YaQutullah Ibraheem Muhammad

Hometown: Duluth, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2015

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: The opportunity to give back, motivate, and inspire the community. I love Running City USA.




Kara Ollick

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2020

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Running is an incredible gift. I like to share this gift with everyone, and I wish it gives everyone the same Hope, Strength, and Confidence it has given me in such a short time.




Monica Pak

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

Been an ambassador for: First year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Showing people that anybody can be a runner!





Molly Parker

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2015

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Spreading the word about all the wonderful opportunities the Track Club has to offer!










Christina Podenski

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2017

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Spreading the word about Atlanta Track Club to both new and current and runners/walkers. Motivating and inspiring others to engage and embrace a healthier lifestyle through movement.

January Pugh

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2007

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: One year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Connecting with the diverse running community outside of my immediate running buddy circle. Representing Running City USA!





Jessica Rudd

Hometown: Smyrna, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2015

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, & Youth events

Been an ambassador for: Second year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: To be able to work together as a team member to help others with their overall health regimens.









Shirlene Stafford

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2017

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Building the running community in Atlanta!





Katherine Stanfill

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2015

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Northside Hospital Atlanta Women's 5K

Been an ambassador for: First year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Being able to introduce my friends and family to the Atlanta Track Club community!






Sonya Tanner

Hometown: Meerut, India

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2018

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Group runs and motivating people to run/walk.

Arjun Teotia

Hometown: Mableton, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2020

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K

Been an ambassador for: First year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Representing the track club and running city USA!







Victoria Wilson

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2013

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I'm excited to work alongside other running enthusiasts and pour into the Atlanta running community!








Caitlin Wimberley