Board Members


Tom Goudreault

I have resided in Minneapolis for the past 30 years with my wife (MDRA Coach Laurie). We raised two sons in our home near Lake Harriet and have enjoyed the many amenities our city and state and state have to offer. I started running in…


Chad Austin

I’m a long-time runner who’s been actively involved with MDRA for probably 12 years or more. I’ve written numerous articles for RunMinnesota over the years and last Spring I coached the Spring Marathon training class. I was very fortunate to find running as a kid…


Jill Jewell

Jill is a long time runner and member of MDRA.  In addition to running, her passion is volunteering in the community including teaching adult English language learners with the MN Literacy Council, coordinating meals at Simpson Housing Services, and packing groceries for clients at St….


Chris Turoski

Christopher M. Turoski is a Law Professor and Director of Patent Law Programs at the University of Minnesota Law School. Previously, Turoski held a series of executive-level positions at Cargill, Inc. Turoski served as Board Secretary and General Counsel for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota,…


Dennis Barker

I am a coach and writer, author of The River Road, a novel about becoming a runner in 1972. I have coached an Olympian at 1500 meters, 24 U.S. National Champions at 1500 meters, 3000 meters and 10,000 meters on the track; the mile, 10k, 15k, 10…


Damon Rothstein

I have been an active participant in supporting health, fitness, and well-being for several years. I am a multi sport competitor racing events like Triathlons, Duathlons, Century Rides, Marathons and Stair Climbing. I started running about 5 years ago with a focus on alternate training…