Anchorage Running Club Board of Directors Election 2023 Candidate Biographies (Alphabetic Order)

Melanie Clark

I’m interested in continuing to serve on the ARC board of directors for another three- year term. I’m very involved in the Anchorage running community and this will be my third term on the Anchorage Running Club Board of Directors. Over the years I’ve participated in most of the road races and triathlons in Anchorage and ran some great races out of state as well. Currently I am a Co-Race Director of the Anchorage RunFest and the Race Director of the Trent Waldron Half Marathon & 10K. I also help with other ARC races, clinics, and events as well as volunteer for numerous other running races and triathlons Previously, I coached elementary aged girls in Girls On The Run (GOTR).

Dawn Hansen

Dawn C Hansen is running for the Board of Directors of the Anchorage Running Club. Dawn was raised in Duluth, Minnesota and relocated to Anchorage on 28 September 1991 when the Air Force assigned her to Elmendorf AFB. Six years later, when she received orders to Maxwell AFB, AL, she transferred to the Alaska Air National Guard, to remain in Alaska, retiring from the military in October of 2006.

Dawn joined the running community in 1999 and has participated in hundreds of events from 5K runs to Marathons including: Humpy’s RunFest, Grandma’s, and the Flying Pig, just to name a few.

She has served on the board of the Anchorage Running Club since December 2011 and is the current President. Dawn is the race director for ARC’s Boondocks Breakaway, Snow Globe and has been on the RunFest Race Committee for many years.

Dr. Trevor Tew

My Name is Trevor Tew, and I would like to be considered for reelection to the Anchorage Running Club Board. I'm a Sports Chiropractor here in Anchorage, and a lifelong Alaskan who has always been involved with sports and the outdoors. I have run in a few local races and my business has helped out with massage, taping and Normatec recovery stations for local races the ARC has put on. I work with a lot of runners at my clinic, helping them to overcome injury, as well as teaching them how to run injury-free, through treadmill gait analysis and corrective exercise.

I believe I am a valuable addition to the ARC board because of my unique position in the community as a health care provider who treats athletes, as well as my availability and willingness to help out with races and any other events that may come up, I try to commit to working the ARC races and have held several Strengthening for Runners Clinics.

I have seen how running brings the community together and would love to continue to be active in helping out as a member of your board. Please consider me for a 2023 Anchorage Running Club Board position.