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

Ambassador Term: Second 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 Atlanta 10 Miler

Ambassador Term: Second Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I love being a part of Running City USA. It's inspiring to be part of a community that fosters a love for a healthy and active lifestyle. Plus I love encouraging others! The more the merrier when it comes to running buddies.

Occupation: Digital Product Manager

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: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: All Comers

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Giving back to the club, which has provided me so many opportunities to stay active and connect with fellow runners in this wonderful community.

Sydney Bauer

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: Toledo, OH

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2020

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Resolution Run

Ambassador Term: Second Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: In 2022, Went from running my first 5k to completing the triple peach series with help and support from the Atlanta Track Club. I want to motivate and inspire others to reach their movement goals.

Chris Carino

Hometown: Cumming, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

Ambassador Term: Second Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Spread the joy of running - Bring Smiles through the miles

Occupation: Senior Program/Product Manager





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

Ambassador Term: Second Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I'm thrilled to be a part of the amazing running community in ATL, & help it grow! I feel fortunate to live in a city where running is fully embraced with the help of the Atlanta Track Club.

Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant

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

Ambassador Term: Third 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.

Occupation: Stay at Home Parent

Raina Duckworth

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2004

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: Publix Atlanta Marathon

Ambassador Term: Third Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I enjoy sharing my love for Atlanta Track Club events. I love connecting with the running community and sharing my love for races and movement. I really enjoy the opportunity to meet new people.

Occupation: Human Resources with Georgia Tech (Ramblin Wreck!)

Allegra El-Sayed

Hometown: Canton, 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 share the love of running with others in the community!

Caitlyn Farrell

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

Ambassador Term: Second Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: My favorite aspect of being an ambassador is connecting with a community of people who share the same passion for running as I do. From seasoned veterans to first time runners, Atlanta Track Club supports everyone and I love representing such a positive organization.

Occupation: Director of Finance for Atlanta Beltline, Inc.

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: Alpharetta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: AJC Peachtree Road Race

Been an ambassador for: First Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Atlanta Track Club has been a big part of my life for years, so I look forward to diving even deeper and pulling more folks along the way as I rep this amazing organization! Showing folks that running can be fun and you definitely don't have to be a track star to enjoy it! I mean *gestures around* look at me, we got this!

Brandon Harper

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

Ambassador Term: Second Year

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

Occupation: IT Executive

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

Ambassador Term: Second Year

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

Occupation: High School Track & Field Coach and Military Veteran

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

Ambassador Term: Third Year

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!

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Tabitha Lichtenberg

Hometown: Decatur, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: AJC Peachtree Road Race and Jerome Scales Southside 5K/5M

Been an ambassador for: 4 Years

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: Opportunities to interact with community and friends

YaQutullah Ibraheem Muhammad

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2017

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

Ambassador Term: Second Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I love representing Atlanta Track Club while helping out the community. Plus, working with my fellow runners is always a fun time!

Occupation: Senior Analyst




Courtney Naser

Hometown: Duluth, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2015

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

Ambassador Term: Third Year

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

Occupation: Teacher




Kara Ollick

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2019

Favorite Atlanta Track Club event: PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

Ambassador Term: Third Year

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

Occupation: Accountant

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

Ambassador Term: Second 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

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Been an ambassador for: First Year

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Tina Tait

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Been an Atlanta Track Club member since: 2015

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

Ambassador Term: Third Year

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

Ambassador Term: My absolute favorite thing about being an ambassador is welcoming new people into the amazing Running City USA community! Atlanta Track Club has pushed me to run miles I never thought possible and given me a supportive group of friends along the way. I love being able to share those experiences with new and current members.

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: I'm excited to share the benefits of the Atlanta Track Club community with others!

Occupation: Director of Marketing & Creative Services for Brooks Injury Law

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

Ambassador Term: Third Year

Favorite thing about being an ambassador: My favorite thing is meeting people I may not otherwise have known if it weren't for running/walking and being part of such a supportive community.

Occupation: Personal Trainer/Run Coach








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