The West Georgia Track Club was formed by a group of like-minded individuals with a passion for running. The mission of the West Georgia Track Club is to build community and promote, encourage, and foster a healthy lifestyle for runners. The West Georgia Track Club promotes community responsibility through volunteer service. We hold multiple weekly group runs and offer training as part of our membership.
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TYLER WOODARD – PRESIDENT
Tyler Woodard started his running career as a child. He has been competitively running for 17 years. Tyler has a history degree from the University of West Georgia. He excelled in track and cross country in Middle school, High school, College, and continues to run at a competitive level. Tyler recently qualified for the Boston Marathon. Tyler and his wife Christin live in Carrollton, GA where they both enjoy the sport of running. Tyler is the Director of Customer Happiness at PeachCourt, a clerical software company. He is also a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified coach, and coaches local runners to achieve their goals.
Anthony Nasser – Vice President
Anthony started his running career while he was a Sophomore at Central High School. After running 3 years of Cross Country and Track for the Lions, he attended Atlanta Christian College and Dual Majored in Biblical Studies and Preaching. Anthony and his wife Jenn now live in Temple, GA where they are both staff at Woodland Christian Camp. Anthony continues to train and compete in many different events, completing his first Ironman Triathlon in Fall 2014 and many other Ultra Distance Events.
Terri Ragsdale – secretary
Terri Ragsdale moved to the Carrollton area 2 years ago with her husband, Neal. Terri began running 6 years ago as part of an employee challenge to run a 5k that her school system was putting on, but fell in love with the sport! She soon joined her local running club and began to build many friendships while building miles. She has now ran many races ranging from 5k to 50k in distance. Terri loves to help motivate and encourage her fellow runners!
Jonathan Burke – Incorporator, Director of Ops
Jonathan Burke began his running career in high school with middle distance racing. As time went on he moved from those shorter distances to the marathon and recently qualified for the Boston Marathon. Jonathan went to the University of Florida for his undergraduate and is a recent graduate from the University of West Georgia's MBA program. Jonathan works at Southwire as a Supplier Sustainability Analyst. He enjoys promoting the running culture to everyone willing to listen.
Sarah Matthews – Membership Director
Sarah is a Carrollton native, graduating from Carrollton High School and then attending the University of West Georgia. She and her husband, Austin, reside in Carrollton. After her UWG graduation, she began working as an auditor with the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts. She began her running career shortly after graduating college when she decided to train for a half marathon with a friend. After completing the race she was hooked and hasn’t looked back. Sarah continues to run and trains for different events from 5ks to half marathons.
Robert blakemore – treasurer
Robert is a longtime resident of Carroll County. After graduating from Carrollton High School, he moved to Bowdon where he and Becky raised their family of four. He changed from casual jogger to an avid runner after completing the Run For God training plan in 2012. Now he competes in at least one 5k or 10k each month to stay in a continual state of training. When he’s not running, he is playing with one or more of his Grandchildren. His favorite quote is “Standing at the starting line wondering if I can, to crossing the finish line knowing I did”. Robert will soon enjoy the first phase of retirement.
Brett Johnson – Social media director
Brett is our newest addition to the track club board and a longtime Carrollton resident. He graduated from Carrollton High School then went on to earn a Graphic Design Communication degree from Chattahoochee Technical College. Brett now works as an Email Marketing and Social Media Manager at Superior Recreational Products. After getting bored in the gym, Brett decided to change his fitness routine and join a group run in the spring of 2017. Later that year he ran his first half marathon thanks to the support of the new friends that he made after joining the West Georgia Track Club.