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 2020 – 2021 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 – Marsha Miller


Marsha and her family have called Alberta home for the past 15 years.  She really enjoys the family oriented atmosphere in the Calgary area and is happy to raise her family here.  You can find her at most of the distance races cheering on her daughter.  Marsha has been a proud track mom for the past 5 years and enjoys being involved administratively.


Director and Athlete Coordinator –Eric Lutz


Eric has competed in Track and Field since 2010 and has been passionate about the sport ever since.  He is currently a student at the University of Calgary pursuing his bachelor’s degree of Social Work, with goals of pursuing a master’s degree of Social Work upon completion of his BSW. He currently works at Hull Services as a Child and Youth Care counsellor and continues to compete in Track and Field under the Calgary Spartans, and the University of Calgary Dinos.

While Eric has a true passion for athletics, his developing passion is in community engagement, and representing the Calgary Spartans. He wants to support young athletes by providing information about the sport of Track and Field. Eric has many years of experience with the multiple facets of Track and Field, and he is eager to share this experience with inquiring parents, and athletes. Eric joined the Calgary Spartans Track and Field Club in 2019 but holds vast experience of Track and Field. He utilizes his interpersonal skills to represent and advocate for the Calgary Spartans to inquiring members.

Director and Athlete Development Liaison – Gunta Lapsina

Gunta was born in Latvia and Calgary has been her home since 2009. She has two daughters, one of which has been in the AD program for a year.   Her background is in Restaurant Management and Catering. She has a Bachelor in Arts/Culture management. 

Gunta is an active volunteer, also serving on a board for the Latvian society, Laima, in Calgary, organizing Latvian celebrations for up to 100 people. In addition, she volunteers for her daughters schools and other after school clubs such as Chinook Rhythmic gymnastics. 

In her spare time she loves running and biking during summer and lifting weights during the long Calgary winters. 

Director and Volunteer Coordinator – Apoorva Sharma

Apoorva (Apu) Sharma is a professional engineer working in the energy sector since 1996. Apu was born in India and arrived in Canada as a student in 1991 and has made Alberta his home since 1992 and Calgary since 2000. Apu enjoyed competing in X-country and other track & field events in his youth and more recently enjoys competing in sprint distance triathlons, cycling, hiking & climbing in the mountains and paddling his canoe whenever possible. Apu will bring his passion for amateur sport, volunteering, technical and strategic planning skills to the Spartan board. Apu is also the parent of an athlete in her first year of the Sprints & Hurdles program.


Director – Nancy Hamilton

Nancy has been a Board member since the summer of 2019, and has a daughter that trains sprints and jumps.  Nancy is excited to be part of the Spartan’s Board this year, and is grateful to the club for the success her daughter has had in the short time she has trained with them.Nancy was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta.  She was involved in track and field in high school before pursuing a career as a professional ballet dancer.  Her dancing took her to Montreal and then down to Cincinnati, where she danced with Cincinnati Ballet for a number of years.  Nancy returned home in 1995 to attend the U of A, where she received her B.Ed. in Special Education and was hired by Edmonton Public Schools.  For the next 16 years she worked as an elementary and junior high teacher at various schools around Edmonton before moving to Calgary in the summer of 2018.  She is now teaching at a junior high school in Northwest Calgary, and continues to run and cycle to stay fit.

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.