Board Of Directors

The Calgary Spartans Track and Field Club is governed by a Board of Directors in accordance with its Constitution and Bylaws.  All Board members are volunteers and are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting held in November of each year.

The 2019 – 2020 Board of Directors is as follows:

President – Evelyn Burnett

Evelyn has been a member of the Calgary Spartans since 2004.  She was an avid track and field athlete in her youth and was excited to find a Master’s Athletics program at the Spartans just before World Masters Games were held in Edmonton in 2005 where she began competing again.  Although she enjoys trying to keep up to the young athletes while training at the track, her passion is to support Spartan athletes and coaches and help make the Spartans a premier club that young athletes want to choose to get great coaching, make friends, and strive for success.   Evelyn joined the Board in 2005 and has served as Treasurer for a number of years.  In addition, she served as Business Director and VP Admin for Athletics Alberta for three years.

Vice President – Vacant
Treasurer – Vikram Narayanan

Vikram Narayanan was born in India and immigrated to Canada in 2010; Calgary has been his home since 2011. Vikram did his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and has been working in the field of Information Technology since 2007. He is an avid reader, loves gardening, keeps himself updated with current affairs and technology; he is also into philately, numismatics, portrait photography and playing violin. He is passionate about giving back to the community and so has volunteered for various organizations such as Calgary Horticultural Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Shaw Charity Classic etc to name a few. He is excited to bring his skills to the table and be part of the Board!

Secretary –  Rhonda Richardson

I am a native of the twin island of Trinidad and Tobago. I completed my secondary and tertiary studies in Montreal, Quebec. My background is in the field of Early Childhood/ Elementary Education. Since moving to Calgary in 2011, I have been actively involved in school committees and other non profit organizations. I enjoy cooking, board games and country music. My son is currently enrolled in the AD program. I am happy to be affiliated with the Spartans Track Club, both in my role as secretary and athlete parent.

Registrar – Sharon Evans

Sharon Evans has been a Master’s athlete for 6 years, 2.5 of which with the Calgary Spartans.  She has served with two Track & Field organizations, previously as Vice President with the Spartans in 2014, and as a jumps coach with the Greyhounds in BC from 2015 to 2018.  These experiences have given her the opportunity to see three sides: athlete, board member and coach.  Sharon has also worked in the non-profit sector in both Alberta and BC for over 10 years.  Her work background includes administration and program coordination.  She is comfortable with all aspects of administration and has experience with a variety of databases.  Sharon looks forward to being one of the first points of contact in the role of Registrar with the Spartans.

Director –Matt Phippen

Matt has been on the Spartan board for over 1 year as Equipment Director, currently ordering all new equipment and managing inventory levels. Matt has been a competitive distance runner over the years and has a daughter in the AD program over the last three years to which she is currently one of the top ranked sprinters in the province.

Director – Jill Middleton

Jill joined the Calgary Spartans in 2018 as the Assistant Coach for the Distance group and was quickly brought onto the Board as a Director soon thereafter.  She has a passion for running and has competed over the years in track, cross country, 10Ks, half marathons, triathlons and various trail running races.  She co-founded and co-organized the Wood Buffalo Trail Running Series in Fort McMurray from 2012-2016 which brought trail running races to the community.  Jill enjoys being involved in the running community and coaching the Spartans.  She is excited to bring her organizational strengths, technical skills and passion to the Board!

Director – Tara Pasco

Tara Pasco was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta. While track and field was her secondary sport in school, she was very competitive in soccer, playing on the provincial level multiple times. She moved to Calgary right after high school to pursue a journalism degree. Tara worked as a journalist around Alberta for many years and looks forward to bringing her enthusiasm for sport and knowledge of print media to the Spartans organization. She has two young sons in the AD program, one of which has been a Spartan for two years and made it to provincials in his first year with the club. Tara is currently the AD program parent coordinator and works as a bridge between the AD parents, coaches and the Spartan Board.