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  • Tammy McCullough

    Bike Course Director

  • Clay McKenzie

    Epic Intern

  • Bruce Purdy

    Operations Staff

  • Chrissy Tingle

    Operations Staff

  • Libbie Bollinger

    Operations Staff

  • Todd Gillihan

    Transition Director

  • Angie Zill

    Assistant to the Race Director

  • Cheryl Sugerman

    Director or Post-Race Fun

  • Kathleen Schorin

    Registration Director

  • Larry Bostwick

    Operations Staff

  • Lou Ann Dixon

    Operations Director

  • Michael Parker

    Run Course Director

  • Richard Mahn

    Resident Engineer

  • Mary Culbertson

    Assistant Race Director

  • Jenn Beams

    Swim Course Director

Tammy McCullough

Bike Course Director

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Hometown: Ann Arbor

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Teaching Marketing at Eastern Michigan University

What year did you start working at Epic? 2014

 What is your superpower? Helping others reach their goals

 What is on your bucket list? A few more Ironman races

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Giant Hamster

What is your hidden talent? I can walk on stilts

If I ever had to ______ again it would be too soon? Drink a beet smoothie

Do you have any pets? nope

If you could add a commandment to the existing10 what would it be? Thou shalt be kind

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats? Dog

Mountains or Beach? Beach

Android or Apple? Apple

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering

Favorite Race and why: Tri Goddess Tri. I love the supportive atmosphere and seeing so many new participants complete the challenge they took on.”

Clay McKenzie

Epic Intern

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Hometown: Howell, Michigan

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: A full-time student at EMU who works as a lifeguard at the EMU Rec IM and at Banana Republic

What year did you start working at Epic? 2017

What is your superpower? I am great in stressful situations

What is on your bucket list? Traveling to Alaska

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant

What is your hidden talent? I can put both legs behind my head

If I ever had to ______ again it would be too soon? Run a marathon

Do you have any pets? I have a dog and two cats

Favorite line from a movie? “Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club”

If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? thou shall respect thine brother and thine sister regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, and creed

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats? Dog

Mountains or Beach? Mountains

Apple or Android? Apple

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering

Favorite Race and why? STTM. This is my favorite because it showcases some of the best swim athletes in our area and is always fun to watch.

Bruce Purdy

Operations Staff

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Hometown: Manchester

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Doing marathons, woodworking

What year did you start working at Epic? 2014

What is your superpower?  Speaking before thinking

What is on your bucket list? A marathon in all 50 states

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Elephamster!

What is your hidden talent? Haven’t found it yet

If I ever had to ______ again it would be too soon? Put a pet to sleep

Do you have any pets? 2 dogs, 5 cats

Favorite line from a movie? It’s not a Motorcycle, it’s a Chopper Baby!

If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Agnostic

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats? Cats

Mountains or Beach? Beach

Apple or Android? Android

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Big Party

Favorite Race and why? Big Sur! The Beauty of it all.

Chrissy Tingle

Operations Staff

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Hometown: Asheville, NC

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Performing surgery on zebrafish eyeballs, cooking/catering, reading, lovin’ on my friends, wishing I was working at Epic Races

What year did you start working at Epic? 2018

What is your super power? Dynamic Dance Moves

What is on your bucket list? When my hair is white by the time I’m 435 – rock it

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant, no doubt

What is your hidden talent? Catching Goldfish in my mouth.

Do you have any pets? Keeping my own self-alive is a task in itself

If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Don’t be a jerk

Coffee or Tea? Both

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Mountains or Beach? Mountain

Apple or Android? Android

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering

Favorite Race and why? Out of the ones I’ve done, I loved seeing all the killer strong women tearing up the Tri Goddess Tri.

Libbie Bollinger

Operations Staff

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Hometown: Ann Arbor

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: A Registered Dietitian for Aramark

What year did you start working at Epic? 2015

What is on your bucket list? Visiting Prague – family’s homeland

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny elephant

Favorite line from a movie? “Oh yeah, you blend”

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Mountains or Beach? Mountains

Apple or Android? Apple

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Big Party

Favorite Race and why? Ann Arbor Marathon! I’ve been involved with it from the beginning and get to ride in a gator

Todd Gillihan

Transition Director

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Hometown: Chelsea, MI

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Kayaking, Swimming, Painting someone’s house or Farming my chickens, pheasants, and peacocks

What year did you start working at Epic? 2012

What is your superpower? Making things work, correctly

What is on your bucket list? Mountain biking again

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Hamster

What is your hidden talent? I’m a sucker for cheesy arts and crafts

Do you have any pets? 75 chickens, 15 or so Peacocks, a handful of pheasants, a dog and house cat along with a few barn cats that come around my farm.

Favorite line from a movie? “Nobody puts Baby in a Corner!”

If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be?  Encourage your parents to move in with you or very near you, well before the need exists.

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Mountains or Beach? Beach

Apple or Android? Apple

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Big Party

Favorite Race and why? Wolverine Tri (Ann Arbor Tri), high energy

Angie Zill

Assistant to the Race Director

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Hometown: Saline, MI

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: Enjoying time with my husband and two little girls, running, coaching, or in some way staying busy

What year did you start working at Epic? 2017

What is your superpower? Organizing many things!

What is on your bucket list? Completing a triathlon

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny Elephant

What is your hidden talent? Goal setting

If I ever had to ______ again it would be too soon? Run a marathon

Do you have any pets? One dog – Shelby

If you could add a commandment to the existing 10 what would it be? Be Kind

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Mountains or Beach? Beach

Apple or Android? Android

Cardio or Weights? Cardio

Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering

Favorite Race and why? My favorite Epic Race is the Ann Arbor Turkey Trot because I love Hudson Mills Metropark, the bike path is a great, straightforward, and scenic course, and with the great food, music, and people Epic brings, it’s just a great time

Cheryl Sugerman

Director or Post-Race Fun

Kathleen Schorin

Registration Director

Larry Bostwick

Operations Staff

Lou Ann Dixon

Operations Director

Michael Parker

Run Course Director

Richard Mahn

Resident Engineer

Mary Culbertson

Assistant Race Director

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Hometown: Saline, MI

When I am not working at Epic Races I am: A Esthetician

What year did you start working at Epic? 2010

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or giant hamster? Tiny Elephant

Do you have any pets? Labradoodle-Poker, Draft-Cross Horse-Jericho, Guinea Pig – Bear

Favorite line from a movie? Okey Dokey Doggy Daddy – True Romance

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Dogs or Cats?  Dogs

Mountains or Beach? Beach

Apple or Android? Apple

Cardio or Weights? Weights

Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering

Favorite Race and why? American Home Fitness Detroit Women’s Half Marathon, 10K & 5K – Exciting to see a race come from an idea to an actual event!

Jenn Beams

Swim Course Director