ABOUT WEST GEORGIA TRACK CLUB
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 volunteering throughout the year. We hold multiple weekly group runs and offer training as part of our membership.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anthony Nasser – 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.
Jonathan Burke – Vice President
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.
John Crosby – Secretary
John Crosby is retired from Sony Music and loves living and running in Carrolton, Ga. He was born and raised in Montgomery, Ala. where he graduated from Handley High School in 1970. A year later he was drafted in the U.S. Army where he served for two years. After being honorable discharged, John met his wife Patricia and they have been happily married for over 40 years. John and his wife moved to Carrollton in 1982 when he started working for Sony Music. Almost 30 years later, John retired in 2010 and began running and traveling. He is very active in the community and enjoys being a member of the local Senior Center.
Katelyn Buress - Operations Director
Dr Terie Smith-Phillips – Membership Director
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 – Marketing and Communications 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.