Jeff Rowe
Jeff RowePresident / Founder
I have been running for several years and in that time I have developed a love for the trails. While not the fastest runner, I’m doing ok for a “bigger” runner. Currently, I am in a hotly contested war over the title of “Greatest Runner in Modesto” with Jon Olsen. When not taunting the most elite runners around, I enjoy cooking, spending time with my son and drinking beer.
Sukhy Gill
Sukhy GillTreasurer
I have been running since 2010 and had myself convinced that I’d never run further than 13.1 miles, let alone on trails. That was before I joined Dusty Bottoms, where my miles kept increasing and the races I signed up for kept getting longer. If someone had said to me 10 years ago that I’d run 100 miles, I would’ve laughed, really hard. Looking forward to what the future brings.
Christina Strohmeyer
Christina StrohmeyerDirector of Membership
I started running road races in 2012 when we first moved to Modesto. I started with a 5k, which morphed into half marathons and then marathons. But then I found Dusty Bottoms and dirt trails, and as they say, “the rest is history.” I really love our DB team of runners and the friends made along the way. I am also very proud to be your Director of Membership! I am currently “running for fun,” but hoping to find something epic this year. GO DB!!
Monica Swisegood
Monica SwisegoodSecretary / Founder
I am a runner at heart, but ended up doing more walking last year. I would like to run an ultra this year. I hear all the cool kids are doing it!
Laura Nance
Laura NanceDirector of Social Media
Don Jordan
Don JordanDirector of Swag


Our group was conceived on a trail and brought to life around a kitchen table amongst friends. We all agreed that we would like to be part of something organic and fun that really represented the atmosphere at some of the best events that we’ve been to.

Ana Rowe
Ana RoweFounder
Trail running has made me enjoy the outdoors even more. I really enjoy being out on the trails with friends. Picking cherries and petting horses is always a plus on the trails for me. It really does make my day get better when putting the miles in. I have made a lot of great friendships through running and we have accomplished more than I thought possible. My other hobbies include driving my husband crazy and some crafting and knitting.
Leslie Antonis
Leslie AntonisPresident Emeritus / Founder
I’m still not sure why my picture is on this page or what this “Emeritus” nonsense means. Besides making my friends scream “chainsaw” on long runs, I enjoy baking, crushing the dreams of younger runners, making people take up cycling and knitting. Oh, and my grandson is cuter than yours.
Hector “Red” Garcia
Hector “Red” GarciaFounder
Born and raised in the Central Valley, husband and father of two. When I grow up I want to be a world traveling, organic farming rodeo clown chef.
Carlene Olsen
Carlene OlsenFounder
Hi, my name is Carlene. I have been running for five years. I started training for my first half marathon, hated it, but grew to love it. I then began to take the challenge to further distances. My first ultra was the Skyline 50k. Someday I would love to run faster than my friend, Jeff Rowe.
John Swisegood
John SwisegoodFounder
“Couch to 50k” anytime, anywhere and any distance, as long as there is beer and an IV at the finish line. Shirts optional!
Anna Garcia
Anna GarciaFounder
I like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain. Lol JK. I am a walker. Other than walking, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, listening to music and spending time with my family.
Keli Turner
Keli TurnerFounder
I am passionate about living life to the fullest! I enjoy trail running & many outdoor activities. Most of my time is spent chasing my boys, spending time with family and friends and finding the best in everything. Goals in life: Seize the day, inspire others and enjoy those around me.
Chris Hudson
Chris HudsonNOT a Founder
Chris has a great story about the night that Dusty Bottoms was founded. Unfortunately, the story is false. He wasn’t there when DB was created. Although Chris was an early member, he is in no way a founder.



To preside over meetings, represent this association with the RRCA, to call any special meeting and to appoint committees and chairperson thereof with approval from the board.


Oversee the budget planning process, ensure adequate income available to achieve the budgeted expenses, safeguard the organization’s assets, draft financial policies for board approval, anticipate and report financial problems, ensure the board receives regular and accurate financial statements and that the board members understand the information presented, ensure federal, state and local reporting takes place and other duties as requested by the president.

Director of Social Media

Manages all aspects of club social media profiles. More specifically, Facebook page & group, and Instagram.

Director of Races

Coordinate all races and manage all club equipment in storage.

Director of Membership

Oversee all matters related to membership.  These duties include, but are not limited to, giving all new members their team shirt, sending out “welcome emails”, facilitation of member communication and support.  Also responsible for working with the Runner of the Month’s questionnaire.


To record minutes at all meetings in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, to keep a file of such minutes, oversee the election process for all board members and, when requested by the president, to accept assignments involving correspondence and keeping of records.


All Board Members must be dues-paying members of the organization and in good standing.  The Treasurer, as a position that is appointed by the president, also cannot be related to the president, whether through marriage or birth.

Go DB!

Get a shirt. Run a trail. Drink a beer. Repeat. It’s that simple.