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Our Leadership


Zach Fung – President 

Zach@LakeSammamishRunClub.org

Zach is a Seattle Native and has lived on the Eastside since 2013. He loved running “the mile” in gym class since elementary school. He ran Cross Country for a couple years in middle school and for a year in high school but did not continue running consistently until after graduating college. To this day the mile is still his favorite distance to race in, but he'd also like to check off all the marathon majors someday. When Zach is not running, he works as a mechanical engineer, builds custom electric bikes, and plays music. 

Nelson La - Vice President 

Nelson@LakeSammamishRunClub.org

Nelson ran very casually in high school but it wasn't until college, training on his own, that he really became interested in the sport and began to truly enjoy it. He ran his first marathon while living in San Diego and has run more than 50 half marathons, his favorite distance. He started consistently training with a group while in NYC and made it a point to find one and continue doing so upon returning to the PNW. Group training has not only allowed him to hit his race goals but most of all group training and the camaraderie among runners adds exponentially to the enjoyment of the sport that can sometimes be difficult, especially in our Winter weather. By day Nelson is an Economics professor. 

Secretary - Kaleb Coleman

Kaleb@LakeSammamishRunClub.org

I was never much of an athlete growing up out in rural PNW farmland. Around 2010 though, a challenge to try hot yoga for a month, and a change to a plant based diet got me thinking I could actually accomplish some athletic goals. I got a crazy idea to do my first full Ironman by 30, and have since completed multiple Ironman events, marathons (2:57 PR), ultra trail races (Fav is Chuckanut 50k!) and everything in between. I can generally be found running, biking or skiing with my kids in tow, and I’m always looking for the next challenge! Outside of fitness, I am a product designer, Christmas light enthusiast and avid gardener.

You can follow my adventures at @thisPNWrunner

Jon Szollar – Treasurer

Jon@LakeSammamishRunClub.org

Jon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Carroll University in Wisconsin and an MBA in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Jon moved here from Wisconsin from 2012 for better employment opportunities and now a staff accountant at a respectable property management company in Bellevue. Jon started his athletic career with high school soccer but soon found the running community to be a better fit. He’s now been running competitively for 25 years now and loved it every bit of it. He prefers the longer races where he has plenty of time to warm up and get into a groove.  Currently he is training to stay healthy and enjoys sharing his many years of experience with his fellow runners.

 

Molly Sords – Board Member 

Molly@LakeSammamishRunClub.org

I moved to the Eastside in 2018 after graduating with a doctorate in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston. I ran track and cross country during high school in Ohio, more for the socializing than the actual racing. After moving to Boston in 2011 and watching my first Boston Marathon, I was hooked and started training to qualify for Boston. I have now run 11 marathons with a PR of 2:52 and am in pursuit of a sub 2:50 time. When I’m not running, I enjoy open water swimming, reading, and trying new vegan recipes. 


Erin Beacham – Board Member

Erin@LakeSammamishRunClub.org

Erin started running in high school because she wanted to be one of those cool people who could run 5 miles like it was nothing. She later ran with and was on the board of the Penn Running Club in college, where she competed in NIRCA (club running) events and helped organize the infamous Penn RelayZ (and volunteered for four years at the real Penn Relays). She only wants to run two more marathons in her life: one to qualify for Boston, and Boston. Outside of running she enjoys volunteering with her alumni club, other outdoor activities (hiking, rock climbing, skiing), and trying new coffee shops and breweries.


Nina Tang – Board Member

Nina@LakeSammamishRunClub.org

Nina didn't think she'd ever be a runner, but a Couch to 5k group got her started, and she has been running ever since. She loves challenging herself in running, whether it's setting new PRs, going longer distances on trails, or running four half marathons in four days for the Seattle Quadzuki. She feels fortunate to be a part of a running community with so much friendship and encouragement. When she's not running, you might find her volunteering at Mt. Rainier, at the movie theater, or at home reading a book.


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