Staff

Lindsey Altermatt

Lindsey Altermatt

Administrative Coordinator

Lindsey, the voice of TCM keeps the physical office in motion by keeping up with office supplies, providing administrative support to managers, and providing every day frontline customer service. On race day you can find Lindsey out on the race course!

Favorite activities include hiking on the Superior Hiking Trail, canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, spending time with her husband and daughter, and snuggling with furry goats!

lindsey@tcmevents.org

Catherine Bishop

Catherine Bishop

Senior Registration Coordinator

Catherine keeps everything in working order with our event registration. You'll often find her working with duo, sometimes triple, monitors and her Shih Tzu, Dutchess, lying nearby. Catherine started working for TCM in 1999 before online registration was available and was paid $.25 for each registrant she entered in the database. She did seasonal data entry for five years before coming on board as a staff member.

Not really a runner before working at TCM, Catherine has become a six-time half marathoner! Fun Fact: She has a passion for meteorology and is sometimes referred to as TCM's Official Weather Coordinator!

catherine@tcmevents.org

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Virginia Brophy Achman

Executive Director

Virginia Brophy Achman is executive director of Twin Cities in Motion (TCM), the organizer of the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon and a year-round calendar of events.  She joined TCM in 2000 as Race Operations Manager and served as Race Director before becoming Executive Director in 2004. During her leadership TCM has evolved into a mission-driven organization that promotes healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach and contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes, raising more than $1 million annually with its charity partners.

Virginia is active in the running industry and served as Chair of Women's Long Distance Running for USA Track & Field (2008-2012) and President of Running USA (2009-2012).  Currently, Virginia is a 26 year volunteer, serving as Chair of Registration for Race for the Cure--Susan G. Komen Twin Cities.  Virginia is also serving on the Running USA Board of Directors, Marathon Safety and Security Summit Steering committee at the National Center for Spectators Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and recently joined the TrackGirlz Board of Directors.

virginia@tcmevents.org

Kelly Donahue

Kelly Donahue

Race Operations Manager

Kelly’s love for endurance sports started as soon as she could walk and has only grown since working in the event industry. She's an avid trail runner, nordic skier and mountain biker who loves racing, volunteering at events, and working them. 

Kelly joined TCM (formerly with Life Time Athletic Events) in 2017 focusing on the nuts and bolts of the race production. You can find Kelly doodling site maps, working on safety & security plans with government agencies, and climbing in the marathon weekend finish structure with super star Volunteer Division Director of Race Ops, Paul Hajduk, yelling from the outside. The community surrounding TCM is why Kelly loves working for this organization.

kellyd@tcmevents.org

Meghan Emerson

Meghan Emerson

Registration Intern

Meghan is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She will be graduating in May 2020 with a degree in Sport Management. Meghan has always had a passion for sports since she was little. Her favorite sport to watch is basketball (Go Timberwolves & Lynx)!

When she is not working at Twin Cities In Motion you can find her at the shopping mall, assisting the best mascot to exist (Crunch) and snuggling up with her German Shepard, Dakota. Meghan is very grateful to be apart of the TCM family and is excited to learn all about Registration!

Jim Estes

Jim Estes

Pro Recruiter

Hailing from the great state of Kentucky, Jim Estes brings 25 years of track & field and long distance running experience as the former Director of Events with USATF, providing oversight and direction for USATF events, national championships and U.S. Olympic Trials.

Here at Twin Cities In Motion, Jim stays busy managing our Professional Athlete Services and recruitment of athletes for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile, Medtronic TC 10 Mile, and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Jim lives in Colorado with his wife, where they enjoy hikes in the mountains and baking birthday cakes for their three dogs.

jime@tcmevents.org

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Lauren Garin

Digital Engagement Manager

Lauren’s passion for living an active lifestyle and social media is what brought her to TCM. Though she is new to the running world, her active life mainly resides in a dance studio or on stage, where she's been a dancer for nearly 20 years and specializes in hip hop.

After pursing a career in advertising at some of the top agencies in Minneapolis, she is excited to unite her love for community and social engagement in one place.  When not strategizing for TCM’s social platforms, Lauren can be found dancing (literally everywhere), creating calligraphy pieces, and studying up on her photography skills.

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Kelli Haapala

Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager

Kelli, a former Twin Cities In Motion intern and volunteer, joined the full-time staff after serving as the Outreach Coordinator at Bolder Options. Her responsibilities at TCM include recruiting and organizing the 5,000 volunteers needed to manage our year-round events. Additionally, she oversees the charity program, TCM's Community Partners and focuses on youth initiatives in an effort to grow participation and engages with many of TCM's non-profit partners to maximize their fundraising efforts.

Kelli grew up in Shoreview, MN, graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a degree in Sport Management, and now resides in Duluth. Kelli has a passion for running and loves spending time with her favorite people in the world: her nieces, Zoë and Cora; husband, Greg; golden retriever, Gracie; and newest family member: baby Lyla!

kelli@tcmevents.org

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Colleen Josephs (CJ)

Race Operations Manager

If you ever need to know how many shirts, medals, zip ties, shovels, or barrels are needed for a race CJ has your answer. She can often be found in the warehouse packing equipment for our next event. CJ joined TCM in the summer of 2017 after working with Chicago Event Management.

She is a Chicago native, and relocated her husband and their two dogs when she was hired by TCM. Since moving here her favorite Minnesota activity is the Meat Raffle (she even had one at her wedding)! When CJ isn’t at the office, in the warehouse, or driving one of our courses you can often find her at a brewery in NE Minneapolis, or at home working on a jigsaw puzzle.

colleenj@tcmevents.org

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Laura Koloske

Merchandise Assistant

Laura is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She will be graduating in May 2020 with a degree in Retail Merchandising and a minor in Mass Communications. Laura grew up around the Milwaukee area and apart from being an avid Packers fan, has fell in love with Minneapolis. She enjoys all that the Cities have to offer from gorgeous lakes and parks to the metropolitan lifestyle.

Laura is extremely passionate about fashion and retail and is excited to continue building on her experience as a Merchandise Assistant. In her free time, she loves to find different creative outlets in cooking, dancing, writing, and painting and of course values spending time with friends and family. An active lifestyle is something that is very important to Laura as well, and she hopes to be inspired to run a marathon after working at TCM!

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Mike Logan

President

A recovering (brief) collegiate cross-country and track runner, Mike spends most of his time running these days as a competitive amateur soccer player. He joined the TCM team in October 2015 as the organization’s inaugural staff president, charged with evolving the organization’s reach as an active-living events organization.

Mike is a board member of the Sanneh Foundation and also serves as an executive committee member of the British American Project. Prior to joining TCM, he was an external affairs executive at Comcast and Target Corporation. Mike spends his free time travelling with his wife, Jen, and chasing his obstinate basset hounds.

mike@tcmevents.org

 

Shannon Lopresti

Shannon Lopresti

Graphic Designer

Shannon recently finished her last semester at the University of Minnesota pursuing a degree in graphic design. She is excited for the opportunity at TCM to grow her passion for design and hopefully spark a future passion for running, in hopes to run a 10K by next summer.

When she’s not at work, she enjoys exploring the Twin Cities, cooking new recipes, spending time with her friends and family, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and enjoying a few cold beers on the deck!

shannonl@tcmevents.org

Charlie Mahler

Charlie Mahler

Media & Communications Manager

Charlie joined TCM after wearing many hats in the running industry. A former college coach and founder of the popular running website Down the Backstretch, Charlie is pleased to work for an organization that has long been important to him.

A spectator at the first Twin Cities Marathon in 1982, Charlie won the inaugural Medtronic TC 10 Mile in 1999 and served the organization in various capacities prior to joining the staff. Charlie enjoys running, reading, cycling, and being active in the outdoors.

charlie@tcmevents.org

Emily Martens

Emily Martens

Marketing & Partnerships Intern

There once was an intern named Emily

Marketing and partnerships were her specialty.

With diploma in hand,

A future unplanned

Forward ran the young wordsmith, merrily.

Emily graduated from the University of Minnesota (Row the Boat, Ski-U-Mah, Go Gophers) in December 2019 and is kicking off her career by interning at Twin Cities In Motion. When she’s not working at one of her several jobs, you can catch Emily trying to visit every brewery in the United States – a feat she admits she will probably never accomplish. Originally from New Mexico, she spends vacations visiting family and fleeing the cold.

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Isaac Milkey

Senior Partnership and Events Coordinator

Isaac has been within the running industry professionally since 2013. He joined TCM in 2019 after spending 6 years working for other race organizations within the Twin Cities. Isaac is thrilled to work for TCM and bring his relationship building and event operations skills to the team as Senior Partnerships and Events Coordinator. 

Isaac is a born Wisconsinite, turned Minnesotan, but holds onto his roots with the love for beer and cheese curds. He has also dabbled into his fair share of races; competing in two half Ironman's, three marathons and countless other distances throughout the years. When Isaac isn't running in races, you can find him running after his daughters, Gigi and Ceci.  He also loves to check out local breweries and ice cream shops, as well as do anything outdoors (hike, bike, camp, kayak - you name it) with his wife, Jessica.

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Mikayla Nelson

Partnership Coordinator

Mikayla is a Minnesota native, University of Minnesota graduate in Sports Management and a former TCM intern. She ensures our partners have as great of an experience at our events as our participants. 

Mikayla dabbles in running, however her true passion is on the ice. On top of working for TCM, Mikayla is a professional figure skating coach. She was a competitive figure skater growing up and now loves sharing her passion with other aspiring skaters. In her (minimal) spare time Mikayla loves hanging with friends, family and her cat Lyra.

Taylor Novak

Race Operations Intern

Taylor is a senior at the University of Minnesota and will be graduating in May 2020. Her major is Kinesiology, but plans to attend graduate school for athletic administration and coaching. She has been involved in sports ever since she could walk. Her favorite sport being volleyball. She did not get into running until about three years ago and now has one marathon under her belt with the plans to do more. She grew up in a small community about an hour west of the Twin Cities and has loved the move to the city four years ago and has not looked back.

When she is not working at TCM you can find her either doing a killer work out at Alchemy 365, running outside (even in single digit temperatures) coaching/playing volleyball, or relaxing with her suppose-to-be yorkie poo  Murphy.

Colleen O'Connell

Colleen O'Connell

Accounting & HR Manager

Number crunching is the name of the game for Colleen! Colleen's duties range from managing company budgets to last-minute, emergency snow-clearing on race morning with Lindsey! Colleen joined the team in December 2013, coming to TCM from many years at REI.

An avid runner, Colleen can often be found around the Saint Paul trails with her running group training for one of her marathons or half marathons. When she isn't laced up, she can be found cozied up on the couch with a good show, a good book, and some good wine!

colleen@tcmevents.org

Jessie Radmacher

Jessie Radmacher

Marketing and Communications Director

Jessie Radmacher joined Twin Cities In Motion in August 2017 ready to hit the ground running. Jessie’s passion to connect with people only comes second to the joy she feels seeing others achieve the goals they set for themselves. With a strong background in the corporate wellness space, Jessie has lead strategic communication and product development efforts for companies like Life Time and StayWell.

These days, most of Jessie’s running is done when chasing her two little boys, but she does enjoy a peaceful run or hike when she gets the chance. Besides her two little boys, Jessie’s other passions include having a bit of a green thumb.  She loves a good bouquet of flowers and enjoys working on the beautiful landscape she has created at her home. Jessie also has the travel bug having lived in several different parts of the world such as New Zealand and Belgium to name a couple. Jessie is certainly glad her journey has landed her here at Twin Cities In Motion.

jessier@tcmevents.org

Terry Ryan

Terry Ryan

Director of Operations

For some of us, a love of running comes natural and for others, it has to be learned. Terry is one of the others. As a junior high student, Terry dabbled in other sports, mainly football. He thinks his love for running developed as he was being chased down the football field by guys twice his size, where outrunning his opponents was nearly a matter of life and death.

He's continued to run on and off over his adult life, running 12 marathons and countless other road races. He's been a coach for a local running group and a volunteer for a number of road races, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Terry joined the staff in the summer of 2006.

terry@tcmevents.org

Monti Salemohamed

Monti Salemohamed

Race Operations Intern

Monti is a senior at the University of Minnesota and will be graduating in May 2020. He is majoring in business marketing with a minor in management. He has had an interest in sports ever since he was a little kid with football and basketball being his two favorites. You can usually find him in the warehouse blasting music (until getting scolded and subsequently turning it down) and getting ready for the next upcoming event. Monti grew up in the Twin Cities and has picked up a little bit of running since he has joined the TCM family.

When he is not at the office you can find him watching the Vikings and cheering on the greatest basketball player of all time, LeBron James. Monti also loves to watch (non-sports) TV and is an avid traveler.

Taylor Smedsrud

Taylor Smedsrud

Volunteer & Community Outreach Intern

Taylor is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She graduated in December 2019 with a degree in Sport Management. Her passion is in community relations and hopes to make an impact in the Twin Cities community through sports. Although she is new to the running world, Taylor has always loved playing and watching sports.

When Taylor is not in the TCM office she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside and active, reading, and watercolor painting.

Tatum Vanyo

Tatum Vanyo

Social Media Intern

Tatum Vanyo (she/her/hers) is a mixed media artist based in the Twin Cities area with a focus on philanthropy, advocacy, and communications. Tatum studied the arts throughout middle school, high school and is currently a student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She specializes in digital arts, graphic design, and photography. As a freelance social media manager,  her creative background manifests itself into progressive content supported by efficient marketing and analytics.  Her obsession with media is due in part to her fascination with story-telling and dismantling systems of oppression while doing so.

When Tatum is not at the Twin Cities In Motion office, she plays tug of war with her chihuahua, spends countless hours scrolling through Instagram, and performs in the local artist scene. On the weekends you might find her shopping at local thrift shops, or supporting neighborhood restaurants!

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Ed Whetham

Senior Manager, Contract Event Services

Formerly Race Operations Manager with Twin Cities In Motion, Ed changed roles in January 2019 working with contract event services.  Ed started with Twin Cities In Motion in August 2014, and before that was a Race Director for MDRA, and volunteered with Twin Cities In Motion and USATF Minnesota, with over 12 years of experience in the running race industry. 

When Ed isn’t at his desk helping clients manage every aspect of their event, he can be found on a race site working and volunteering in the Twin Cities area. His favorite activities include spending time with his wife and dog and cheering on the local sports teams.

ed@tcmevents.org

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Scott Wilson

Senior Partnerships Manager

Scott joined TCM after 15 years of working in partnerships and sports sponsorships at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Minnesota Medical Association and Hubbard Broadcasting.

An avid runner with ten marathons, including four Twin Cities Marathons under his belt, he was excited to bring his experience and his passion for running and wellness together. When he is not running himself, he can be found going on road trips, hiking or practicing mixed martial arts alongside his wife and two daughters.