Jacquii Alexander Bio coming soon!
Anthony Amato Treasurer
Anthony joined the Dashing Whippets in 2016. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he started running at the age of 40 with his dog, Pandora. Anthony has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development. He can usually be found at most Central Park workouts, Manhattan long runs, and other social events.
Jeremy joined the Whippets in 2016 and also serves as a Central Park training run captain. He holds a BA in Psychology from Vassar College and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford. When not avoiding Harlem Hill on tempo runs, Jeremy works at the UAE Mission to the United Nations. He enjoys competing in all distances, though he’s partial to the Marathon (PR 2:24:00) where he currently holds an IAAF world ranking.
Garrett Burger Bio coming soon!
Kevin Ghim joined the Dashing Whippets in October ’11. He as a BS in Biology from Gordon College and currently works at Mozilla as a Product Manager trying to figure out interesting things to do with data and personalization. Kevin has run two marathons with his PR of 4:23 coming from Harrisburg Marathon in 2012. He hopes to belong to the sub-4 club someday. Kevin chairs the team’s Social Committee.
Megan has been a Whippet since 2013. Born and raised in Staten Island, she was introduced to running at the young age of 7, and joined her local CYO track team. Megan continued running for fitness during college. After graduating from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Fashion Design, she went on to work for Donna Karan Collection and currently works for Carolina Herrera. Taking running dedication to the next-level, Megan became a USATF Level 1 coach in 2016 and a RCAA Coach in 2017. She is also currently perusing her VDOT certification to be completed in 2018. Her favorite race distances to train herself and others for are half marathons and marathons. When not racing or planning for races, Megan loves to cheer on her fellow Whippets as they crush their goals!
Brigette Kolson Vice President
Brigette joined the Dashing Whippets in April 2015, hoping to meet training partners and to get back into competitive running. She ran cross country and track in high school, as well as for 1 year at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a BA in Neuroscience and minor in Mathematics. She attended FIT for a fashion design degree after her undergraduate studies, and currently works as a production manager at Carolina Herrera. Despite having raced up to the marathon distance, Brigette’s favorite race is still the 5k. She can be found at most Tuesday night team workouts in Central Park.
Terrence McGovern became a Dashing Whippet in January of 2013. He currently works as Head of Delivery Management at Kaplan Test Prep. Despite his title, he is not a doula; his team builds Kaplan’s online learning platform. Terrence grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a BA in English from Harvard University, where he ran cross country and track. His favorite distance is the 5k. He now resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, son, and a “Bleacher Creatures” 14-inch doll of Jeremy Lin.
Kathleen Servidea Treasurer
Kathleen Servidea joined the Dashing Whippets in 2016 after she and her family moved back to New York City after living out of town for several years. Kathleen began running at age 12 and, many decades later, still hasn’t stopped. Kathleen holds several team masters records and has been nominated for Runner of the Year by New York Road Runners multiple years in a row. A graduate of McGill University and Boston University School of Law, Kathleen is currently a corporate lawyer. Her practice focuses on fixed income financial transactions for an alternative fixed-income registered investment advisor, private equity transactions, mergers, acquisitions and general corporate matters. Kathleen lives on the Upper East Side and in Darien, CT with her husband and two children.
Matt Wong, Co-Founder, President
Matt co-founded the Dashing Whippets with Rich in May 2009. Matt grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a BA in Economics at Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 2000 and an MPA from the University of Connecticut in 2006. Matt has been running since joining his high school cross country team his sophomore year. He then had an admittedly mediocre cross country and track career at Trinity. Since being with the team, Matt has completed 4 marathons, but mostly concentrates on shorter races, with PRs of 4:40 at the 2017 Fifth Avenue Mile, 17:15 5000 meters at a Thursday Night at the Races meet at the Armory, 22:56 at the Race to Deliver 4M, and 1:18:40 half marathon in the 2016 NYC Half Marathon. Matt lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.