Board of Directors

Greg Waddell, President

Greg and his family are transplanted, life-long Athenians. Both Greg and his wife, Dee, attended UGA, and their children, Ashley and Perry, currently attend UGA. Greg has more than 30 years of experience running at various levels, including coaching and volunteering. Greg is COO of Accounts Billing Service, Inc., a family-owned company with operations in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. His 25 years of real estate development and sales resulted in the formation of Waddell Realty Group, for which he is the Principal and Broker as of January 2018, serving Athens and surrounding communities.

Dustin Shinholser, Vice President

Dustin was born and raised in Athens and has been a runner nearly all of his life. Dustin owns Fleet Feet Athens, which opened in 2013, and can usually be found there when he isn’t out running. He also enjoys competing in triathlons, following the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with his better half, Catherine, their son Benjamin and dog, Bruce Wayne.

Sara Freeland, Secretary

A former high school runner, Sara took up running again in her 30s. Now she tries to get faster without getting too hurt. She likes trail runs, speed work and seeing cute dogs on her runs. When she’s not running, she might be at yoga class, eating cookies or doing media relations for UGA. She is a dog mom and aspiring crazy cat lady.

Cera Jones, Board Member

Cera grew up in Ohio and moved to Georgia in 2007. She started running with the Athens Running Company Couch to 5k program in 2014 and has been hooked since. Cera’s passion is for the trails and she races anything from 5Ks to ultra marathons.

Cathryn Quinn,  Board Member, Communications

A native of Cleveland, OH, Cathryn found herself transplanted to Athens, GA, in December 2014 thanks to her husband’s new faculty position at UGA. Luckily, she landed in this amazing running community. Cathryn loves racing any distance from the 5K to the marathon and has begun developing a love for trail racing (very, very slowly). She works as an administrator at UGA and in her free time, she loves reading, writing, cooking, and traveling.

Tom CannonTreasurer

Tom has been a runner since 1975 and competed for UGA in cross country and track. He’s grateful to the Road Runners for their part of building such an incredible running community in Athens. He turned his love of sports cars into Vetteco Inc, specializing in vintage Corvette parts and car restoration.

Gillian Francis, Board Member

Gilly is originally from the UK, where she was a competitive swimmer. Her career took her to many countries, finally settling in Sarasota Fl and raising her two daughters as well as competing in triathlons. In 2015 a picture of a man in an Athens Road Runners shirt (Tom Cannon) caught her eye. Jump three years later and she is an Athens resident and an active part of the running community. Today she manages her business, Gilly Francis Wedding & Events, and loves being part of people in the Athens and Sarasota areas big days.

Krystina Stoner, Board Member

Originally from Virginia, Krystina moved to Athens in 2013 and almost immediately joined ARR. A lover of the marathon, overnight relay races, and the Virginia Tech Hokies, she loves any run that also involves socializing. Krystina is the Director of Operations for a technology integration firm and also provides tutoring services to middle school, high school, and university students.

Michael Klipper, Board Member

Michael is a math lecturer at UGA, formerly from Pittsburgh and Connecticut. He’s frequently at many of the community group runs in town, including early morning Wednesday track, though his ability to stay at a consistent pace is still a work in progress. He is generally available to help out with random training and pacing. He is also a semi-retired Dance Dance Revolution player and an occasional yoga participant.

Sally KirklewskiBoard Member

Sally is from the Atlanta area originally, where she began her running career in high school cross country and track. She ran briefly for Auburn University (that other SEC school) where she received her undergraduate degrees before moving to Athens for graduate school. Sally currently works in public health research at UGA. She enjoys racing all distances from the mile to the half marathon. In addition to running, Sally is an avid yogi and enjoys spending time with her Scottish Terrier, Fairley.

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