Meet the Team

Michael Ragozzino / CEO
I live in the Phoenixville area and have spent the past 15 years as a teacher, tutor, and mentor to high school and college students. Currently, I teach the freshman seminar at Ursinus College, a course that asks, “What does it mean to be human, and how can we be better at it?” I believe that the best teachers lead by example, so I have made it my mission to become a “force for good” in my community. The RUNegades represents the perfect combination of the most important aspects of my life—health and fitness, connecting with and helping others, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Tristan Edwards-Wright / Director of Community Outreach
A runner and a veterinary technician, I love logging miles and hugging puppies. You’ll spot me nearly every morning, jogging around Phoenixville, where I live with my husband, Jedi, and our nine-year-old son. The RUNegades combines my love of people, my flair for theatrical productions, and my desire to give back to this great community. I also helped to launch and organize the now annual Mustdash 5k run at the international Lightning in a Bottle festival in Bradley, CA and have volunteered at several animal rescues and sanctuaries around the country.

 

 

Jeffrey "Jedi" Wright / COO
I first started running seriously back in middle school on Twin Valley's cross-country team, then on and off again through the years, either through my martial arts training or bouldering and more recently through my wife and her ever-growing circle of running friends here in Phoenixville. I've always enjoyed a physical aspect to most of my jobs or businesses and RUNegades provides an opportunity to combine that love for physical movement, with business, event production, and more while helping bring that delight to others. In previous roles, I've served as General Manager for several outdoor outfitters in the Pottstown area (now again, in fact, with Rivertribe Outdoors), Gym Manager for an indoor rock climbing gym operated by CragMaker, in Los Angeles, CA, and several other ventures.