OUR BOARD

Ana Rowe
Ana RowePresident / Founder
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.
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.
Heather Forrest
Heather ForrestDirector of Membership
I’ve always enjoyed running, but didn’t run my first race, a 5K till January of 2010. After that I had all the feelings running short distance gives you. So I looked races up and ran 1 race a month for 4 years straight. I’ve moved up in distances since then and ran Modesto’s home town race for my first Marathon. Fun fact: I wouldn’t join our beloved running club until I A. Ran trails and B. Ran an ultra distance. So after I completed Way Too Cool 50K I was officially an ultra runner and a Dusty Bottoms Trail Runner. Silly me I thought those were the pre-requisites. They are not by the way! I have coached and mentored runners for many years to pass along a small portion of knowledge for all that I’ve been shown by so many over the past decade. My proudest running moment to date will have to be the most recent completion of 100 miles in our very own East La Loma park here in Modesto. I highly recommend it! I’ve been blessed with loved ones and friends that have supported me, and shown me the ropes along the way. I look forward to hitting the trials or pavement with all the DBTR race team members, new and veterans alike. I am proud & honored to be serving on our board as Director of Membership. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for all your membership needs, or for a fun run anyplace, any day, any time… I’m always down to clown.
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!
Susana Perez
Susana PerezDirector of Social Media
I always loved running and sharing run experiences with everybody. Especially after my twins were born, I took them in their double stroller and went off for 1-hour walk. Then I practiced jogging/walk on the treadmill, then a friend of mine invited me for a 10k real race! We did it together! Later I couldn’t believe I could run Half Marathons, Full Marathons…. all over cities… Until one day I started seeing this funny skull logo… I was So curious about this new group!! until I asked one of them and the answer was: “We enjoy running on trails” and I asked: Can I join you? They said: yes! go for the group information on the website or Facebook. I did it! and I contacted Keli Turner. Since then, I love running over dirt and mud. I’m learning about elevation gain and descendent, I meet great people and I don’t want to run long distances over pavement surfaces anymore! and now in my 50’s I love to train for at least one 50k each year. I love DB!
Peter Fish
Peter FishDirector of Swag

OUR FOUNDERS

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.

Jeff Rowe
Jeff RoweFounder
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. And I’m married to our good looking founder Ana.
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.
Founder
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.

BOARD POSITIONS

President

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.

Treasurer

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.

Secretary

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.

Eligibility

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.

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