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 secretary 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 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

    ATRA Advisor / Member

    Richard is team leader for the U.S. Mountain & Trail Running Team, the U.S. representative to the World Mountain Running Association, & member of USA Track & Field's Mountain Ultra Trail Executive Committee.

  • Kriste Peoples

    ATRA Secretary

    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.

  • Emily McGuire

    Website & Member Services

    Emily lives in Colorado Springs, CO, and enjoys paddle board yoga, snowboarding, and exploring with her husband and two young kids. As a paralegal, Emily has worked in state government, corporate, and non-profit settings, including USA Track & Field.

  • Andy Wacker

    Social Media

    Andy is a four-time trail national champion. He has represented Team USA 17 times, placing 2nd in 2015 and 3rd in 2014 in the Mountain Running Long Distance World Championships. He is a two-time cross country All-American for the University of Colorado.