This pathetically optimistic dreamer, obsessed runner and direct decedent of P.T. Barnum is like all C.E.O.s, he has no qualification to do anything except surround himself with a smart, fun, hardworking crew who pull off the impossible so he can come out smelling like a rose!
Because of Anna, our shirt art, medals, posters, awards, post cards and emails are simply the best in the industry. Anna takes the essence of each event and creates works of art that capture it and shares it with the world, giving you beautiful bragging rights! Her artistic and creative gifts also play an integral part in the planning and execution of every aspect of our nonsense, she was born an event planner, in fact, she planned her own first birthday party!
Mandy responded to our ad, “Run away and join the Circus!” To demonstrate her talents, she showed up with a dozen or so plastic cups and immediately set to work stacking and unstacking them, it was a blur of creativity and dexterity, she was added to the crew on the spot! Mandy came to us after a career as an elementary school teacher, we determined her background might come in handy when dealing with the mindset of the average runner on race morning; at the least we were sure she could set up the cups at the aid stations quickly! The fact that Mandy has an uncle that makes Scrumpy Hard Cider hardly influenced our decision. Mandy has been instrumental in making the Martian Kids marathon the premier youth running event in the state with over 2,000 Kids annually. It was Mandy who came up with the idea to dress up over a thousand runners as the statue of Liberty and bring us Guinness World Record Fame; she was also instrumental bringing the word skedaddle back into vogue and putting the Thirsty 3 on the map!
Trevor is the head of, RF Event Services, the race timing arm of our company where timing is everything! Trevor continually makes sure we get our race results out to the participants using cutting edge technology! Beside timing RF’s Events, Trevor times a million other races and gets a weekend off every two years or so.
On weekends that he is not running 100 mile races, Dan works with the Dog pack, laying out and marking our event courses or doing anything that needs to be done on race weekends, even the crappy stuff! Not to mention, Dan has the unenviable job of tricking companies to insure each of our nonsensical events!
Quite the nickname for the strongest and toughest man in the world. A guy who can single handedly set up an event site, run 100 miles, get married at the finish line, then pack it all up and do it again the next week … all but the getting married part! Don’t get in his way and don’t put crap in the wrong place!
a.k.a. Gary, Lord Van Der Veen
Amy can time races, load trucks and outwork anyone. She also has a black belt that proves she can take people down with her bare hands! Amy can also work side by side, happily, with our equipment organizer extraordinaire, Gary, something we have found that few people can do without crying.
Jodi is pure sunshine on a cloudy day, or at 4 AM on race day, even before we have coffee. Her permanent smile and upbeat personality are infectious, making her the perfect customer service member of the crew. Anyone even thinking they have a complaint about some aspect of an event usually apologizes, then sends us a thank you card and a gift after a talk with Jodi!
Carrie is an amazing mom with her real kids, then she leaves them occasionally and uses her mom skills to take care of the rest of us. Her hands are full with this far from adult acting crew! Carrie is also a true, get it done person, you only have to ask her once, a great skill in such a detail oriented event world.
While floating above the astral plane, this old hippie, in an enlighted state, invented the computer and the first operating system, just in time to take full use of Al Gore's invention of the internet. Ted continues use his I.T. skills to measure and map our event courses and fight off the hackers and fakes who attempt to disrupt and copy ideas from Waffle Monday’s impressive web presence. With a dozen Garmins duct taped to his body, Ted heads down the road and into the swamps and jungles to make sure each of our event courses are exactly accurate … or there abouts.
Nancy has a full time real job (Yikes!), lots of kids to keep track of, runs, plays soccer and somehow finds time to coordinate our volunteers for several events … Why do you do this for us we ask? As she says, I like you guys! Augh … We like you too Nancy, not to mention, you are very good at this!
In a company like RF Events where creativity, childishness and fun can be found in abundance, we are fortunate to have controller Kim to keep us in line and keep the books straight. As you can imagine, this is no easy feat! Thanks Kim for letting us play while you do the real work