CAT Board


John Andersen


John has competed in everything from 24-hour mountain bike races, to triathlons, to marathons and ultramarathons. His passion is trail running and just getting outdoors.“What I love about running is that the only limits we have are those we place on ourselves. It’s amazing what we can accomplish – or not accomplish – simply by our outlook. Our bodies are amazing machines capable of so much more than we realize. I truly believe that everyone has an inner athlete just waiting to come out if they let it.”

Michelle Rindos

Vice President

Matt Smythe



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Debbie Henderson


Marc Griffin

If you’ve run an ultra in Virginia, chances are good you’ve raced with Marc.  He’s a 10 time finisher of the Beast Series, and is a regular at other ultras too.  Marc also holds the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon run while wearing handcuffs.

Dan Blondeau
 Jeff Rominger

Bob Clouston serves as a non-voting advisor to the board as Club Treasurer

If you have concerns, questions or comments you may reach us at cvilleareatrailrunners-board[at]

Board Emeriti and influential members

      • Andrew Krueger
        One of the three founders of the CATs. One of the legendary CAT SkinnyB’s. Sadly has moved now.
      • Eric Moore
        More a road than a trail runner. Eric has been around before the CATs formed the CATs. Eric often led the “Sundays at the Park” runs, the first organized club group run.
      • Jen Lebendig
        Jen is THE aid station helper of the trail world.
      • Andy Jones-Wilkins
        Former board member and Director of Programs
      • Sophie Speidel
        Former board member and Director of Courses
      • John Gulley
        Board member 2017-2019
        Bringer of the “Special Sauce” and founder of the popular Tuesday night run.
      • Simone Sengers-Van der Pluijm
        Board member 2017-2019
        Social Committee Chair
      • Amanda Blondeau
        Board member from 2017-2019
      • Allie Bateman
        Board member from 2019-2020, president in 2020.
      • Christian Dahlhausen
        Christian is a CATs founding member, and VP up until he moved back to Germany in 2020.  He handled all kinds of necessary things to get the club up and running.
      • Bob Clouston
        Board member from 2016-2022, still helping with some of the administrative tasks of the club.
      • David Smith
        David is a CATs founding member serving on the board 2011- 2023. Served in many roles during his time, with innumerable significant contributions. He continues to be heavily involved in many of the CATs events.  Thank you David for all your work!
      • Laura Wolf
        Board member from 2019-2023, served as our illustrious president from 2021-2023.  Continues to be very active in CATs!