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Club Leadership

MCRRC’s Board of Directors invite any club member to the monthly board meeting, normally held on the first or second Thursday evening of each month at various locations. Please let the board know if you would like to make a presentation at one of the meetings, so that time can be found in an upcoming agenda.

Bio Picture - AZAshley Zuraf, Director of Operations
Ashley discovered MCRRC in 2003, joining to train for her first marathon (a decision made following completion of a 5K…)  Over the years, she has held many key positions in the club. Together with her husband, she served as Co-Race Director for the Memorial 4 Miler for 5 years, as well as teaming up to lead Section 2 of the Parks Half Marathon. She previously coached with both the First Time Marathon and the Speed Development programs and is a former member of the MCRRC Board of Directors.  Though no longer a runner, Ashley stays busy with jiu jitsu & Crossfit and shuttling her young son to karate, jiu jitsu & baseball.  Her most important role is being a mom to a brand new kindergartner as well as a one year old baby boy.  If that all weren’t enough, she also enjoys managing her son’s little league team, volunteering as bookkeeper for All Shepherd Rescue and is dedicated to working obedience training with her new pup, Mo, who you may recognize as the new Official Spokesdog for the Parks Half Marathon.

Mike Acuna
Mike has been active in MCRRC since 2002 and has served in many volunteer roles from coaching with Speed Development to race director for the Parks Half Marathon. Avid runners, he and his wife Gina participate in the clubs training programs and have raced every distance from the mile to 50 miler including a few Boston Marathons. They live in Gaithersburg with their two kids and lazy dog.

Ken Earley
Vice President
Ken has been an MCRRC member since 2007, and has filled a variety of roles for the club including serving as Secretary from 2010-2013. He has coached XMP for the past eight years, and helps coach the City of Rockville’s youth track and cross country programs. Ken lives in Rockville with his wife Mary, children Lemlem and Desu, and an incorrigible Beagle named Cricket.
Sri Rapaka
Sri has been involved with MCRRC in various capacities since 2008.  He has run races ranging from one mile to a half marathon.  He has served as a pace coach for both the summer and winter 5K programs.  Sri has been working in the accounting profession for several years. This is his first year serving on the board. When he is not running or engaged in club-related functions, he volunteers with a group that helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Sri currently resides in Rockville, MD.

Andrea Keane-Myers
Andrea has been a club member for 12 years and has participated in numerous club distance training programs (FTM, XMP, SDP etc.). She has run just about every race the club offers (minus a few of the cross country races- her “grace” on trails is legendary). She has been lucky enough to win her age group in the Championship Series four of the past five years. Andrea has also volunteered at medical stations for the Parks Half Marathon and the Greenway Trail 50K, helped prepare food and served as a course marshal at a large number of races, and handed out gallons of water and ice cubes at Riley’s Rumble. She has completed 26 marathons (so far) and the JFK 50 miler- where she managed to trip and fall on an embedded reflector on the road within the first mile. When not volunteering and completing races for MCRRC with the rest of the Myers family, she can be seen running with, and trying not to trip over, her trusty Weimeraner, Nimby the Magnificent.

David Haaga
Member at Large

Dave Haaga is a Montgomery County native who has been active in the club since the late 1990s.  He was open male runner of the year in 2003 and masters male runner of the year in 2014.  He was Vice President of MCRRC in 2006 and more recently, chair of the Awards Committee.  He teaches Psychology at American University and shares an empty nest with his wife Candice since their daughters Katie and Megan have grown up and, at least for now, left the DMV.
Brad Stewart
Member at Large
Coming soon!

Gretchen Bolton
Member at Large



Gretchen has been an Alpine skier since her early 20’s and also did dance ice skating, but didn’t start running as a sport until she was 62 years old, 7 years ago, finding a sports home very soon with MCRRC, its races and training programs. She has now run in 14 marathons (2 dnf’d, one bombed), at least 5 ultra trail races, and numerous shorter races, in which she has often placed 1,2 or 3, or both 1st and last, in age group. She’s been injured and recovered, become a coach, paced for people and been a official pacer for a race, as well as other volunteering for various Club races. In her “real” life, she’s a financial planner and investment advisor/broker, with previous professional experience in international affairs. She’s served on a number of non-profit boards, including as Treasurer and then President of the local swim club and also on the board of a figure skating club. Living in Bethesda with her non-running husband, Gretchen is a representative of the down-county contingent in the club.

Amie Breslow
Member at Large

Amie started a quest in 2012 to run for 20 consecutive minutes and signed up for the Fall 5K program. Finishing the Fall 5K program successfully and having this whole new group of friends, as part of a collective pack, she signed up for Winter ½, followed by FTM, achieving a bucket list item of running a marathon. Amie can usually be found running with the “party pack” (f/k/a “the back of the pack”)She is known to sign up for races while recovering from injury (though the injury is rarely related to running), when there is bling to be had, and for any destination race from Jamaica to Montreal, Disney to Caladesi Beach, and anything in between (rainbow cookies at the finish line are a plus). Amie has coached (officially and unofficially), planned group transportation for point-to-point runs and races, and volunteered for various Club races. In her “real” life, she is a mom of a daughter in elementary school and wife to Jeff (who runs on a treadmill), avid party and vacation planner (whether her own or for others), and an international business attorney. She has served as advisor and board member to non-profit organizations. In addition to representing the party pack on the MCRRC Board, Amie is also a representative of the down-county contingent in the club.

Brian Murphy
Member at Large

Brian started running in 2007 as a way to get in shape. He quickly fell in love with everything about it – especially the community aspect. Brian has been a member of MCRRC since moving to Montgomery County in 2013, and most often you can find him at the Wednesday night track workouts, Ken-Gar Sunday’s as the long run coordinator, Pub runs, or at one of the many road or cross country races in the club running or volunteering. He is also a member of the club’s competitive racing team trying to balance his love of racing with training properly for those races from 1 mile to the marathon.