Board Members

Michael Ragozzino / Founding Board Member / Executive Director

Mike has spent the past 20 years as a teacher, tutor, and mentor to high school and college students. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of The RUNegades, he teaches the freshman seminar at Ursinus College.

Through Mike's guidance and strategic vision, the RUNegades has achieved remarkable milestones. His efforts have not only brought together runners of all skill levels but also provided valuable resources, training programs, and community initiatives to support the running community's growth.

Mike is a passionate advocate for health and wellness. He recognizes the transformative power of running and its ability to enhance both physical and mental well-being. As a resident of Phoenixville, Mike is deeply invested in creating a thriving local community where individuals can pursue their fitness goals and form meaningful connections.

Mike is also the owner of the Pennsylvania Running Company, LLC, which partners with the RUNegades Running Club to manage and direct paid events. 

Tristan Edwards-Wright / Founding Board Member / Community Service Director

Residing in Phoenixville, Tristan has established strong roots within the local community. With over a decade of experience in event coordinating and race directing, she has honed her skills and gained invaluable expertise in organizing successful running events. Her commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for participants shines through in every endeavor she undertakes.

Tristan takes on the crucial responsibility of coordinating RUNegades' community events. Her exceptional organizational skills and ability to rally individuals towards a common cause make her a vital asset to the nonprofit. Through her coordination efforts, Tristan ensures that the RUNegades' events and initiatives run smoothly, allowing the organization to make a meaningful impact within the community.

Marilyn Eaton / Board Member

Marilyn is a dedicated Health and PE Teacher in the Pottsgrove School District, where she has made a lasting impact on the lives of her students. With a profound love for running and a commitment to promoting the sport to individuals of all ages, Marilyn has become a respected figure within the running community.

As a USATF (USA Track & Field) and USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) certified coach, Marilyn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her coaching endeavors. For nearly two decades, she has passionately coached Cross Country and Track teams, leaving an indelible mark on her athletes. Her coaching tenure has resulted in numerous accomplishments, including league, district, and even a state Championship team. A testament to her dedication and skill, Marilyn feels particularly fortunate to have had the privilege of coaching both of her sons in Cross Country.

Marilyn is also the director of logistics for the Pennsylvania Running Company, LLC. 

Steve Town / Board Member
Steve is a marketing professional and an avid runner who started running five years ago and has been running with the RUNegades for the past few years. He enjoys running with the Friday Morning Run Group and tackling challenging hills. He believes that running is not only a great way to stay fit and healthy, but also a fun social activity that brings people together. 

Steve lives in Phoenixville with his wife and two children, who all share his passion for outdoor activities. He is excited to be part of the RUNegades Board and to contribute to the growth and success of the club. He hopes to inspire more people to join the running community and to discover the joy of running. 
Jimmy Christie / Board Member
Jimmy is a passionate runner, completing 30 marathons including 8 ultramarathons. He has paced half and full marathons, and aspires to help other runners succeed and reach their physical and mental goals. Jimmy lives in Phoenixville with his wife Francesca where you can catch them on the SRT regularly!