Meet the Team
Founder & Race Director
Cat moved to Wake Forest in 1998 after graduating from Ohio University. She likes kids, running, and wine (not necessarily in that order). When she isn't juggling the schedules of her 4 children, she works for a CPA firm and serves as a commissioner for the Town of Youngsville.
Russ grew up attending the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club and worked there through college. He owns Chiropractic Partners and works as an online professor of Anatomy & Physiology. His 4 children now attend the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club.
Kim works as a Behavior Specialist for WCPSS and has been lucky to call Wake Forest home for 30 years. She is married to Hugh McLean, who was the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club Director for 24 years. Together, they have two adult children who also attended the Wake Forest BGC.
Tamar, originally from Greensboro, attended Meredith College and now resides in Wake Forest with her husband and two daughters. She is the Events & Facilities Coordinator at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design on NC State's campus. Tamar and her extended family have been longtime supporters of the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. Both of her children currently attend the Club.
Scott is originally from Chicago, IL. He’s married to Angela Mills. Together they have two children, Chris and Kristen, who have been members of the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club since 2009. The family moved to Wake Forest, NC from Southern California 11 years ago. Scott is employed at Mazda / JP Morgan Chase.
Angela is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She works as a Spanish Interpreter and Translator at Wake County Public School System. She’s married to Scott Mills. Their children, Chris and Kristen, have participated in the Gobbler’s Run since 2012.
Mike joined the Wake Forest Club when it first opened in 1986, attending and working at the Club until leaving for college. Now working as a consultant for CGI Federal in RTP, Mike has volunteered with the Club’s Youth of the Year program for 5 years and serves as the head of the Wake Forest Unit Board.
Dare Peed grew up in the Wake Forest community and is the mother of four energetic little boys. When they aren't keeping her busy, Dare is teaching pilates at Club Pilates North Raleigh, serving on the board of directors for Youngsville Area Kids Soccer as the Communications Director, and she is actively involved in her children's school.
Ellen moved to Wake Forest in 2002, before she had kids--now she has two that are enthusiastic club members! The club allows her to work full-time for a cultural resources management company and to serve as Chair of the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and on the Wake Forest Cub Unit Board.
Originally from Wisconsin, Becky has lived in Wake Forest with her husband Danny and kids Sydney and Sammy since the early 2000’s. Becky has only missed one Gobbler's Run, but has run either pregnant, with a stroller and now alongside her kids in every single race since! Becky works with the team in building the race to be the best support possible for the Boys & Girls Club.
Aimee Mcilroy is one of the media coordinators and enjoys spreading the word about how awesome Gobbler's Run is! She has three children and is an active volunteer in their schools, Girl Scouts, and the special needs community.
A native Philadelphian, Andrea moved here 12 years ago with her husband, Jason. They now have 4 girls, all of which attend Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, and they are proud to call Youngsville, NC their home. She has thoroughly enjoyed helping with registration for Gobbler's Run and looks forward to seeing it grow each year!
Emily Pelliccia is a Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club Alumni and a graduate of Western Carolina University, where she received an Honors degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. Emily has been photographing the event for the past 5 years. She loves being able to use her talents to serve her Boys & Girls Club! She is currently a Youth Development Professional at the WFBGC!