Board of Directors

The FLRC Board of Directors holds monthly meetings to manage the operations of the club, which are governed by the FLRC bylaws. A list of the current board officers and members at large is below.

Board Meetings

The Board meets monthly (typically on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM) via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public and are announced on the FLRC Forum. If you’d like to attend, send an email message to to receive the Zoom connection details via auto-reply. If you’d like to bring a matter before the Board, mention it in your message, and we can discuss adding it to the meeting agenda.

FLRC Board Members

  • Adam Engst

    Adam Engst is the club president, directs FLRC’s track meets and the Hartshorne Masters Mile, captains the cross-country team, times numerous races, maintains FLRC’s Internet presence, and runs everything from the mile to the marathon. He’s the CEO of a tech publishing company.

  • Heather Cobb

    Heather organizes and captains FLRC’s regular group runs, and is a part of several other FLRC committees. She enjoys the half marathon and 50k distances (both roads and trails), and advocates for other back-of-the-pack runners like her, aiming to always bring the party barge to every race she’s in.

  • Diana Hackett

    Having enjoyed cross country at school, Diana began road running as an adult in order to keep physically fit and also keep the head squirrels quiet. She can be persuaded to attempt nearly any distance or format, but is happiest chuffing through a half marathon. Since moving to Ithaca, she has fallen in love with trails, and finds FLRC to be an excellent source of routes, chats, and tasty snacks. During the day she can be found working at Cornell’s Mann Library.

  • Charlie Fay

    Charlie is the club treasurer, is an assistant race director for the Hartshorne Masters Mile, volunteers in a variety of roles for other races, and designs course layouts for regional cross country races. He is retired from Cornell University and divides his road and trail training between Ithaca and Brittany, France.

  • Rich Bernstein

    Rich was Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Ithaca High School for 34 years, as well as a guidance counselor. After retirement, he started the TC3’s cross country program and served as the Head Juniors Track & Field Coach for USA’s team at the Maccabi Games in Israel 2017, 2021. He’s married with 3 grown children, one grandchild, and a dog named for Kip Keino. In his former life, Rich was a competitive runner with 18 marathons (6x at Boston) under his belt.

  • Amy Dawson

    Amy considers herself an accidental runner who fell in love with the sport after participating in an annual challenge with her husband, Scott for a few years. Suddenly she realized she could just run without some challenge being attached. Right now she prefers trail, but that ebbs and flows. She runs her bakery, Emoticakes part-time from her home, and works as a Technology Integration Specialist for Trumansburg Central Schools.

  • Scott Dawson

    Scott fell in love with running in adulthood and enjoys a variety of distances, but mostly on trail. He’s completed races from the mile to 50 miles and enjoys volunteering too. He’s a user experience designer for Intercontinental Exchange and has worked remotely since 1998.

  • Tonya Engst

    Tonya captains FLRC’s cross country team and is a frequent volunteer at FLRC events, especially track meets. She also helps with FLRC publicity and leads the club’s Communications Team. She hopes to bring back the “Monkey-cakes” group run in 2023.

  • Ian Golden

    Ian is the founder and owner of the Finger Lakes Running Company, Red Newt Racing, and the Trails Collective. He enjoys focusing on trail, mountain, and ultra running, as well as his three kids. Ian started as an assistant coach with the Ithaca College women’s distance programs in 2021.

  • Jesse Koennecke

    Jesse is an active member of the FLRC Timing Team, volunteering for various road, trail, and track events. He is a regular at the FLRC Challenge and with the FLRC/High Noon cross country teams. Between runs with High Noon, Jesse works for the Cornell University Library.

  • Becca Lovenheim

    Becca began racing cross country and track in middle school and continued racing through high school and college. She was a member of the first womens teams from Amherst College to qualify for Nationals, and she met her husband, a fellow runner, and many lifelong friends while racing in the Pioneer Valley. Post-collegiately, she caught the marathon bug and logged many miles on the roads. Her true passion is in coaching and sharing our sport and all of its lessons with others. After wrapping up a fulfilling chapter as a head coach of the Lansing cross country and track programs, she is now just down the hill coaching outdoor track and field at Ithaca High School.

  • Kate McCormick

  • Bethany Schiller

    Bethany coaches the Ithaca Youth Bureau’s track and cross country programs, and loves making running fun for kids. Although she ran track in high school, she didn’t really think of herself as a runner until adulthood. She enjoys training for and running road races in a variety of distances, especially the marathon.

  • Jeney Wierman

    After a stint away from Ithaca, Jeney returned this summer for a job at Cornell as Director of MacCHESS, and to renew her acquaintance with her favorite trail runs. She’s run nearly all the trail races within a short drive of Ithaca at least once, and enjoys trail race vacations with her husband all over the country.

Other FLRC Officers

Equipment Manager: Gary McCheyne
Webmaster: Adam Engst
Compliance Officer: Charlie Fay
Group Run Director: Heather Cobb

FLRC Board Meeting Minutes

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Minutes of FLRC board meetings since 2000 are available as PDF files, linked below. Minutes starting in 2023 are available in Google Drive.