Meet the R4T Core Team
Malcolm Anderson: Founder & Executive Director of R4T
Malcolm has run close to fifty marathons and ultra-marathons, including the 90km Comrades Ultra-marathon in South Africa, the double marathon at the Connemara International in Ireland, the Tahoe Triple marathon in the United States, and the Brathay 10 marathons in 10 days Challenge in the Lake District in England. Malcolm gives talks on running and motivation, writes articles on marathon running, and has also written four books on marathon running including The Marathon Maniacs: The world’s most insane running club (2012); The Messengers (2011); and A Marathon Odyssey (2009). He was also the host and co-producer of a television show called ‘26.2 and Beyond: A Marathon Journey’, which followed the training of several runners as they prepare for marathons and ultras. Malcolm received his PhD at Queen’s University, Canada where he continued for eighteen years as a member of the faculty of health sciences, conducting health services research and program evaluation. More recently he was involved in the national consultation on Canada’s new physical activity guidelines. Although a New Zealander, he currently lives in South Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Tracy Pope: Team Leader
Tracy graduated from Massey University, New Zealand, with a Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours in Marketing. After leaving university she worked for a New Zealand mail order company called EziBuy before heading off to travel overseas. She lived in London for 6 years where she gained extensive experience in online and direct marketing while working as Online Marketing Manager for Charles Tyrwhitt and Head of Web and Mail Order for Cath Kidston. On leaving the United Kingdom she traveled for 6 months before living in Canada for a year where she ran her first half and then first full marathon. While in Canada she worked on research projects in various hospitals in British Columbia before heading home to New Zealand in 2010. She is passionate about the challenge of being involved with organising such a major event and raising funds for charity.
Carlee Eusepi: Social Marketing
Carlee is a native of Oakville, Ontario. She is a graduate student at Clarkson University and is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in marketing and innovation. With a B.Sc. in Communications and Media, she has a different set of skills to offer. She is an advocate for healthy active living and knows the dedication it takes for an athlete to be successful. Carlee played Division I hockey in the NCAA during her four years as an undergraduate student. Upon graduation, she decided to stay as a graduate assistant coach for the team while completing her masters. After graduation, Carlee is planning on returning to work in Toronto.
Carlee has gained experience in marketing and social media through her university years. She is the Co-Founder of Value U., an on-campus organization dedicated to partnering with the local community to address many of the social issues today's generation faces on a daily basis. Value U. works with the concept of media literacy as a way to show individuals how to interpret and handle negatives messages and behaviors prevalent in their culture. In addition, they encourage and assist individuals in create more positive forms of media to promote their personal values.
Bill Bronsema: Technical Specialist
Bill is the stereotypical techie. He loves playing with gadgets. He also has a huge heart for helping people. When not playing with the latest technical toys Bill can be found building houses in Africa with Habitat for Humanity or helping orphans in Haiti. Bill currently works for IBM as a Software Engineer, and for many years has been an open source software developer specializing in geographic information systems, mapping applications and the development and use of massive web-based databases. But one day he hopes to combine is passion for all things electronic and his love for helping people into a full-time career. To that end, he is excited to be part of the R4T team and working on technical side of the route planning and its management. Bill loves trail running and hopes one day to beat Malcolm in a Marathon.
Julie Webb: Operations Coordinator
Julie believes that empowerment is a key factor in sparking positive social change. She teaches English at l’Université de Moncton and has also taught French and humanities at a variety of levels. She holds a Masters of Education and successfully completed her Bachelor of Arts and Education in French, her second language. An avid skier and yoga enthusiast, Julie’s love for outdoor adventure and travel is expressed through her passion for photography.
Amy Penner: Events and Social Media Coordinator
Amy grew up in Victoria, BC, and graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pacific and Asian Studies. In 2004, she moved to Thailand to teach English, and for the next six years, she held various teaching and administrative roles in the education sector, including the position of International Relations Officer at a leading Thai post-secondary institution. In this role, she was responsible for editing Mahidol University’s English language publications, providing assistance in the coordination of international activities, and liaising with foreign visitors.
After two challenging and rewarding years at the University, Amy returned to Victoria to pursue a diploma in Public Relations. While studying she volunteered with local non-profit organizations serving immigrants and refugees. With a passion for learning about different cultures and travel, she returned to Asia in 2011 to take on a one-year teaching contract in South Korea. After a year of teaching, hiking, and traveling, she once again returned to her hometown. Currently working as an English Tutor and Editor in Victoria, Amy’s PR background and enthusiasm for running and social media, led her to take on the role of Events and Social Media Co-ordination for the Run-For-Tomorrow.