2020-2021 Board Members

Eric Smith (President) joined the CRC board in 2018 and served as Secretary last year. He ran his first marathon in 2003 and ran nine more before finding his passion in pacing races. The experience of helping others finish their races inspired him to run, on average, seven marathons a year, most of them as an official pacer. Eric’s strong commitment to the Charlotte Running community is the primary reason the board has selected him to lead as President. You can reach Eric at easzman@gmail.com.

Jay Seago (Vice President): Jay has been on the CRC board since 2018 and stepped up as Vice President when the position became vacant last year. As Regional Director of Let Me Run, he realizes the importance of running as a way to teach young boys about character, connection, and community. Jay has completed 10 marathons, over twenty half marathons, and numerous other races. You can reach Jay at Jayseago@gmail.com.

Melissa Seuster (Secretary) is a certified health coach, health education specialist, and RRCA running coach. She completed her first half marathon 10 years ago and has since done several races including 12 marathons. Melissa is serving her second year of a 2-year term and is responsible for CRC’s newsletter. You can reach Melissa at melissa@coachmcares.com.

Jason Benoit (Treasurer) has been on the CRC board since 2016 and has served as Treasurer for four years. To make each marathon unique, he has vowed to never run the same race twice. Always looking for a new challenge, he is currently trying a 100-day running streak, and you’re likely to see him pushing his BoB jogger with daughter Libby (2) and Tommy (1) in tow. You can reach Jason at Jay.Benoit@gmail.com.

Chad Crockford, serving his second year as an elected board member, is a lawyer for Wells Fargo. He has won many national and local races, including last year’s Around The Crown 10K and the Salt Lake City marathon. You can reach Chad at chcrockford@gmail.com.

Lisa Landrum has been running for years. She is frequently seen pacing local races and loves engaging with other runners. This inspired her to found runCLTrun, a dynamic online community to connect local runners and support the sport. Lisa can be reached atruncltrun@gmail.com.

Darius Moore, recently elected to a 2-year term, served as a board member last year. As a run coach and personal trainer for 9 Round, he founded Moore Moves personal training. As a volunteer for RunningWorks, Cross Country for Youth, Let Me Run and Girls on the Run, Darius is particularly interested in developing young athletes. He has taken a leadership role in planning and implementing CRC’s Free monthly 5K. You can reach Darius at momotivates@gmail.com.

Heather Carpenter can be seen early mornings running around Ballantyne, Myers Park, Dilworth and SouthPark. As a busy mom of three boys and the legal manager for an insurance brokerage firm, she still finds time to volunteer at CRC events, Let Me Run, and 3-2-1 Dash for Down Syndrome. Heather can be reached at heathercarptenter1@yahoo.com.

Lisa Keller is the Council Relations Manager for Girls on the Run International Headquarter as well as a coach of the Omega Nation run group. As a Puerto Rican American, she aspires to encourage more members of the Latin community to run. Lisa can be reached at lisa.keller@hotmail.com.

Tim Mann is a financial advisor with BB&T and is fairly new to running after many years as a competitive swimmer. He ran his first marathon in New York City in 2017 to raise money for Let Me Run. Since then he has served on LMR’s finance committee, is a leader in the Wooden Robot’s RunBots group, and is a regular at the Flying Biscuit’s Sunday Run Club. Tim can be reached at tmann2727@gmail.com.

Philip Sanford is an RRCA-certified coach with a particular interest in helping people who are new to the sport feel welcome in our running community. He has taken a leadership role at the NoDa Brewing Run Club, served as a Let Me Run coach, and writes a weekly newsletter about all things running. Philip can be reached at prsanford@gmail.com.



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