Our Leadership

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Eric Johnson

Program Director

I have been involved with the Galloway program since the first year. 2020 was my 13th year as Assistant Program Director and 2021 will be my first year as Director. The Galloway Program has afforded me the opportunity to make many new friends.  Playing a role in helping runners complete their event is a feeling that motivates me to return year after year. I can promise many bad jokes while running with me. Warning: I’m a puddle stomper so I don’t miss any opportunities to run in the rain. 

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Jennifer Moran

Assistant Program Director

Jennifer has been running with the Raleigh Galloway program since 2011 and leading a group since 2013.  She is excited about becoming the magnificent Eric Johnson’s “girl Friday” as Assistant Director while remaining committed to the Incredibles.  She has completed more than 25 full marathons and a number of half’s.  This year, on her 50th birthday, she ran 50 miles- accompanied each step of the way by her amazing Galloway friends.  Jennifer teaches voice lessons and directs the choral program at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh.  She grew up in North Hills and now lives there with her husband, Jim, and three children- Augusta, 23, Smith, 21, and Isabel, 18.  Jim, Augusta, and Isabel have all run marathons with Galloway- she is still working unsuccessfully on Smith.  She loves the Galloway program and the wonderful people that she has gotten to know through their many hours running “Wahula” miles.

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Joy Bauer

Website

I joined Galloway in the summer of 2014 to train for my first marathon (Disney 2015).  I had completed 2 half marathons, but I knew I needed more support to train for a full.  The Galloway method got me through my first full happy and healthy and ready to do it again!  So far I have run 14 half marathons, 14 fulls and I just completed my first 50k!  I hope I can inspire others to fall in love with running like I have.  And if you have any suggestions for the website, let me know!

9:00 Group Leaders

Jo Jo's  2:00 / :30

Marathon Participants

Jim Vignola

9:00 Team Leader

Marathon Participants

Leah Forster

9:00 Team Leader

9:30 Group Leaders

Sole Train 2:00 / :30

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Dexter Howard

My favorite poem is Invictus and a one particular line that's stands out is "I thank whatever gods may be, for my unconquerable soul". Running has meant alot to me. I really enjoy the Galloway program and more importantly all my running friends. The combination motivate me to push on when the miles get long, when I'm tired, and inspires my unconquerable soul.

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Royce Wilmschen

I'm a charter member of the Raleigh Galloway program, participating since 2000. I've run eight marathons, including New York, Kiawah Island, Cincinnati Flying Pig, and Raleigh City of Oaks. Running makes me healthier and has given me lifelong friends and lots of great memories.

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Missy Orr

I joined the Galloway group in 2009 and ran my 1st marathon that same year.  I was hooked.  Since then I’ve run 35 marathons.  I’ve been a leader of the 9:30 pace group for at least six years.

The Galloway group has become my second family and I owe all my running successes to the people who greet me every Saturday morning.  When you run with Galloway, you run with unending support and without judgement.  

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Susan Krause

I started running with the Raleigh Galloway team while training for my first marathon, the 2004 Chicago Marathon. I run because it boosts my spirits and opens doors to an entire community of lovely friends.

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Rob Hall

I have been involved with the Galloway program since the second year of the Raleigh program and started as a group leader the next year. I keep coming back because of the old friends and the friends I have yet to meet. I have completed a total of 67 marathons and have completed one in all 50 states. I love to talk about races and help people reach their goals.

Marathon Participants

Chris Panzl

9:30 Team Leader

Marathon Participants

Mark Bucklew

9:30 Team Leader

10:00 Group Leaders

Incredibles 1:30 / :30

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Jennifer Moran

Jennifer has been running with Galloway since 2011 and leading a group off and on since 2013.  This year she is excited about helping out in the Incredibles.  She has completed 14 full marathons and a number of half’s.  Jennifer teaches voice lessons and directs the choral program at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh.  She grew up in North Hills and now lives there with her husband, Jim, and three children- Augusta, 20, Smith, 18, and Isabel, 14.  She loves the Galloway program and the wonderful people that she has gotten to know through their many hours running “Wahula” miles.

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Joy Bauer

​I joined Galloway in the summer of 2014 to train for my first marathon (Disney 2015).  I had completed 2 half marathons, but I knew I needed more support to train for a full.  The Galloway method got me through my first full happy and healthy and ready to do it again!  So far I have run 14 half marathons and 11 fulls and I just completed my first 50k!  I hope I can inspire others to fall in love with running like I have.  

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Christi Spencer

10:00 Team Leader

Running Event or Marathon

Susan Blackwell

10:00 Team Leader

Running Event or Marathon

Lisa Craven Avery

10:00 Team Leader

10:30 Group Leaders

WannaBeasts 1:30 / :30

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Derrick Lewis

I joined Galloway in late 2015 to get back into running after I injured my knee picking up something too heavy a couple years before.  I have been running since the early 2000's and ran my first half marathon in 2007.  I used to always run straight thru the runs.  I always loved running but fell into a slump when I hurt my knee. In the spring of 2016, I ran the rock and roll marathon using the run walk method just as fast as I did years earlier and I then I ran my first marathon (City of Oaks) later that year as well and my knees felt fine too.  With the run walk method I feel great after completing the run and am ready for another run in no time.   It is also a fact that the people that run with in the Galloway groups are genuinely a pleasure to run with and the conversations make the miles click off quickly.

11:00 Group Leaders

Thundering Herd 1:30 / :30

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Dasa Raghavan

I joined the Galloway Program in 2007, soon after completing my first marathon (Country Music Marathon '07 at Nashville). I have run 6 marathons 8 half marathons and 1 20K. Every one of them is my favorite for its own particular reason, but if I have to absolutely pick one, it has to be my very first half-a-thon at Victory Junction in 2006. It was a run that made me experience the runner's high and I was hooked after that. 2012 is my first year as a Leader with the 11:00 min pace group. Running on Saturdays with 'The Herd' is pure fun and is a major highlight of my week. I love running to de-clutter my mind and enjoy the personal time it provides. No matter how good I feel, I always feel better after a run. Running is a great way to meet new people, connect with friends, make new ones and set an example to your children. The discipline that a consistent running habit builds in an individual can be carried over to anything that one does in life. "Waddle on, my friends" as "The Penguin" would say, "Waddle on". Just one more mile!

Marathon Participants

Chara Chen

11:00 Team Leader

11:30 Group Leaders

Kewl Runners :60 / :30

Marathon Participants

Gerald Armentrout

After taking my children to CASL soccer for many years, I found out there was also an adult recreational league. I started playing soccer to get more active and to encourage my children to continue with soccer. But, the sprinting up and down the field caused me to be out of breath and tired. Looking around the Raleigh area for help with running, I found Raleigh Galloway and the run/walk method. When I was younger I tried running in my neighborhood for exercise. But, thinking I had to run the whole way caused me to quickly give up this activity. The run/walk Galloway method makes running easier to get started and easier to continue. In December 2014 I ran for the first time with Raleigh Galloway targeting the Tobacco Road Half Marathon as my first race. Along the way, I signed up for additional races to keep me motivated with additional goals to pursue. By the end of 2015 I completed running 19 half marathons and one 8K. More than I had ever thought possible when I went to my first Raleigh Galloway introduction run/meeting. Next up is training for a full marathon (or more) and additional challenges.

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Megan Osorio

I started running with Galloway in the summer of 2017 in an effort to become more active; I hadn't planned on actually running any races.  Our Program Director encouraged me to sign up for a race to give meaning to my training and I have since completed multiple half and full marathons.  Galloway has helped me achieve things I never thought possible.  I have enjoyed the camaraderie of running with the group, proving to myself that I was capable of going the distance, and helping others achieve their goals along the way.  

Pauline Reynolds

11:30 Team Leader

12:00 Group Leaders

Cruise Control :60 / :30

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Sarah Hanawald

I got a late start to running—I ran my first marathon on my 50th birthday! Anyone can find something that turns out to be a passion at any age. What I love about the Galloway program is how comfortable it feels to do hard things with wonderful friends! This group is the perfect balance between supportive and challenging!

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Dina Swales

In 2009, at age 45, I ran my first 5K race (the Gail Parkins Run in Raleigh) in memory of a dear friend who had passed away from ovarian cancer.  Since then, I have run over 50 5K’s, at least a dozen 8K’s and 10K’s, two 10 milers, and thirteen half marathons.  My favorite 13.1 race is Richmond!  I have been a proud member of Galloway since May 2013 and participated in its first winter season!  My Galloway running groups have included the 11:30’s, the 12’s, and the 12:30’s, and I have served as a team leader for each.  I am really looking forward to the 2021 season!

Marathon Participants

Joyce Loveless

12:00 Team Leader

12:30 Group Leaders

Just Right :30 / :30

13:00 Group Leaders

Lucky 13's :30 / :30

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Steve Strom

Steve was invited by a friend to join a Saturday morning run with the Galloway Raleigh group and has been running with the group since 2008.  He has run several marathons and half marathons including Outer Banks, Marine Corps, Chicago and Knoxville.

"Running with Galloway provides a way to stay motivated and enjoy those long runs with friends."

Running Event or Marathon

Chris Mayhorn

13:00 Team Leader

15:00 Group Leaders

Fearless 15's :15 / :30

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Sandy Ezzell

Sandy Ezzell has been running with Galloway since 2013. She has run with several different pace groups and loves connecting with runners of all levels. She has completed 7 full marathons and stopped counting how many halfs she's done. The thing she loves most about Galloway is the friendships she's made along the way.

Running Event or Marathon

David Wallace

15:00 Team Lead

Running Event or Marathon

Teri Siragusa

15:00 Team Lead

Water Team

Meri Kotlas

Joy Bauer

Gerald Armentrout

Suzanne Beaumont

Royce Wilmschen

Steve Strom

Lisa Benton

Sabrina Weber

Gary Weaver

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I started running with Galloway in the winter of 2013 to train for my first half-marathon.  Galloway team leaders have taught me everything I know about running:  proper hydration and nutrition and the correct running shoes/socks/apparel.  I became a team leader in 2014.  I have completed 12 half-marathons (2 of them virtual during the pandemic), as well as several 5Ks and 10Ks.  I love the Galloway interval running!  I have made many Galloway friends.  Running has kept me fit and sane during the pandemic.

Liz Lamson

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