2023 Ambassadors

Meet the 2023 Ambassadors

Hometown: Leavenworth, WA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2021

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Since it's my first year I'm hoping to inspire others along their walking/running journey. Making them feel welcomed and supported while also connecting them to others in this amazing running community.

Erika Ambrocio-Vasquez

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2015

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: 1 Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Being a part of this amazing Running City USA community where runners of all shapes and sizes and speeds are welcome. Plus I love encouraging others to drink the Kool-Aid! The more the merrier when it comes to running buddies :)

Katie Anaya

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2021

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

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Becoming more involved in the local running community

Shaila Azad

Hometown: Decatur, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2020

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Promoting a healthy lifestyle while running through and around the city I grew up in!

Will Buxton

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2021

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Representing an organization that shares my love for running and connecting people!

Rachel Buxton

Hometown: Cumming, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2020

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

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Meet with new runners and help spreading the joy of running






Muthiah Chandrasekharan

Hometown: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2014

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

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I'm very excited to be a part of the amazing running community in ATL, and help it grow! I feel VERY fortunate to live in a city where running is embraced the way it is in ATL.

Denise Crider

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: 2 Years

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: 2 Years

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: 2 Years

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: Tuscaloosa, AL

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2014

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Hawks Fast Break 5k and the Northside Atlanta Women's 5k

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I'm excited to connect with more people who share the same passion for running as I do!

Whitney Foster

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: 2 Years

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: 2016

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

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

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: 2019

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

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Being able to inspire and motivate others to be successful in their own health and fitness journey

Michael Hearn

Hometown: Macon, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2014

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: All Comers Track Meets & Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Looking forward to representing Running City USA, spreading the word about Atlanta Track Club's running events & programs and motivating others to engage in a healthier lifestyle.

David Henry

Hometown: Smyrna, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: My goal is to help introduce people around me to the sport of running & the fun, welcoming, & competitive events ATC hosts!

Austin Hogan

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: 3 Years

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: 3 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: 2 Years

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: 2 Years

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: Three Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: My favorite part about being an ambassador is the opportunity to welcome new runners and walkers in the community to the Atlanta Track Club family. I also love that I can help guide and motivate our members to reach their goals each year. Atlanta Track Club is equally welcoming and motivating to everyone in the community, and I feel honored to be a part of such an awesome team!


Tabitha Lichtenberg

Hometown: Decatur, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2012

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: AJC Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: 3 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: 2 Years

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




Kara Ollick

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: Showing people that anybody can be a runner!





Molly Parker

Hometown: Ocala, FL

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2010

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Publix Atlanta Half-Marathon

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Representing the club internationally and getting global involvement and exposure for ATC events!

Laura Poffenberger

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: 3 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: 2022

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I enjoy getting to know the running community, and promoting a more active lifestyle.

Thomas Puri

Hometown: Acworth, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2007

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

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I can officially tell people how great the Atlanta Track Club events are, something I have done unofficially for years.

Mark Riggans

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: 2 Years

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: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2017

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: BeltLine Run Club

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Meeting people who love running

Anna Sharp

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: 2 Years

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: 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: 2 Years

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






Sonya Tanner

Hometown: Atlanta, 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'm excited to share the benefits of the Atlanta Track Club community with others!

Taylor Thompson

Hometown: Acworth, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC 10 Miler

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I'm so excited to rep this amazing organization and meet new people in the running community! I love running in this city and I am super excited to be an ambassador!

Lauren Weiner

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2012

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

Been an ambassador for: 2 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Meeting so many others who love running/walking! It's been awesome to get to know people I may have never met without group runs/expos/events.








Caitlin Wimberley