Seattle Frontrunners Board of Directors
This is the 2017 - 2018 Board of Seattle Frontrunners elected by majority vote of the membership in October.
Danny Luong, President
While on the board, I hope to collaborate with local groups to fortify our visibility within the LGBTQ community in Seattle. I feel that my organizational skills coupled with a background in graphic design can help accomplish this. I’m excited to root us deeper in social media and create digital content that showcases both our sport as well as our spirit. I’ve seen repeatedly how this club changes lives for the better, and I cannot think of a better cause to stand by. Thank you for allowing me to serve as president for another year. I wholeheartedly appreciate the opportunity to further develop our club into a resource for our community.
Patrick Wigren, Vice President
Raising awareness of Frontrunners in the Seattle LGBTQIA community is a priority for many on the board and certainly for me. Exercise and a connection with my community have helped me maintain my sobriety for over five years. Seattle Frontrunners provides a place to socialize and make connections all while positively focusing on health, both physical and mental.
Robb Haydon, Treasurer
It’s a pleasure to serve as the Treasurer for Seattle Frontrunners. In my second year I’m hoping to continue growing our organization along with the rest of the Board. I’ll be looking for new accounting software to track and report our finances. I would like to promote transparency of the organization by making more information available to members through the website. This year is also a good opportunity to get started on club merchandise which may help offset membership dues. We have had such a success in 2016. I’m thrilled to learn what 2017 has to offer.
Linda Baker, Board Member
This is my 10th year on the SFR Board and I’m happy to be serving as vice-prez with Danny again this year. I love this club and am happy to be able to contribute through being on the board, putting together the quarterly newsletter, helping with RWWP, potlucks and other special events. I particularly enjoy the wide variety of health and fitness minded people of all abilities, ages and life-experiences that make up our membership. I can say that as a board, we are all looking forward to making SFR the best ever!
Chris Collins, Board Member
Hey Frontrunners! I'm Chris Collins, and am really excited to get started working with the board here. I've been running for about 6 years, but just started running with the Seattle Frontrunners in April 2017. It's a great group, and has been a lot of fun to be a part of, so I'm really excited to help out and see what kinds of exciting things we can do with the organization over the next year! Looking forward to meeting all of you!
Jack Hilovksy, Secretary
I have run with the Seattle Frontrunners since Fall of 2001. I enjoy the Saturday run around Greenlake or the 4 mile run through Ravenna Park. Currently I am studying in the Freehold Actors Training program and work at the downtown Seattle Westin Hotel as a concierge.
Rueben Otero, Board Member
My name is Rueben Otero and I’m excited to be a part of the Seattle Frontrunner Board of Directors! I am a board member at large this year and I’m very excited to be serving the club in this capacity. I began running with the Frontrunners in January of 2017, and I’ve been hooked since then. When I came to Seattle, I knew that I wanted to be a part of an LGBT group, and the Frontrunners seemed like a good fit for me. Since joining, I have found dear friends of mine in Seattle, and I feel very lucky to have this supportive community of engaged runners to call my family in Seattle. I am a school teacher, teaching since 2013. I have taught abroad and I’m very happy to be back in the community that I grew up in. I hope to be involved with the Frontrunners for many years to come. Thank you for allowing me to serve you!