Jacquii started running with the Whippets in 2015 shortly after moving to NYC from Sydney, Australia. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and a MBA, which she puts to use as Vice President for Global Client Onboarding at American Express. When she’s not hanging out with the 9+ pace group on Manhattan Long Runs, you’ll find Jacquii cruising around Central Park or at the East River Park Track. She likes all distances, especially the Marathon, and she’s working towards completing all six World Marathon Majors.
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.
Avi Das Bio coming soon!
Jen joined the Whippets in 2018, and lives in the Upper East Side. An NYU alum and current Senior Program Coordinator at NYU Langone, she’s a loyal east coaster from New England. When she’s not running Randall’s Island loops, Jen is finding other ways to stay active outside as an avid rock climber, skier, and hiker. While she has a love-hate relationship with 26.2, Jen’s favorite distances are the half marathon and the mile!
Mo joined the Dashing Whippets in 2019. Running since 2016, he enjoys the challenges that running presents and sharing the experience with the running community. He appreciates all race distances from the 5K to Marathon, and one day ultra distances. Mo holds a BS in Computer Engineering and MS in Telecommunications from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and works as a Communications Engineer for the New York area public transportation and rail agencies.
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.
Sarah joined the Dashing Whippets in 2011. British born and raised, she moved to Brooklyn with her husband and two small children 23 years ago. Sarah discovered the joys of running in her 40’s and became increasingly competitive. Being the oldest female Whippet at that time, she started recruiting fellow Masters Women, formed the Women’s 50+ Whippets and set about winning team points. She’s now setting her running ambitions on winning those Women’s 60+ team points! Her career has gone from journalist, TV Producer and, in more recent years, building (& selling) a successful tech company.
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 Gowanus, Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.