Ryan Griessmeyer, President
Ryan is the President of Race Day Events and has been with Race Day since day one, in 2006. Ryan is originally from Sheboygan, WI and now currently lives in Verona with his wife, son and daughter. His favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers and in his spare time he enjoys running and doing triathlons. His favorite thing about Race Day is that every day brings something different and challenging. Ryan's favorite event to work is Scenic Shore 150. He says, "they're long days with rewarding results, and don't forget the beautiful scenery."
Lori Cerniglia, Volunteer Coordinator
Lori has been with Race Day since 2015. She was born and raised in Madison, made her way to the Quad Cities and Milwaukee area, but made her way back to Madison, where she currently lives. She enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers and the Badger football, basketball and hockey teams. In her spare time she likes to work out, hike, travel and hang with friends and family. Lori's favorite thing about working for Race Day is the fact that it's a second family. She says, "It is such an amazing place to work, everyone is so friendly, supportive and willing to help. It has a fun atmosphere, we work hard but we also know how to have fun. It has taken me a long time, but I have finally found a job that I love!" She's not sure if she has a favorite event because they're all fun in their own way. If she had to pick one, she'd pick Run Santa Run because she loves to see everyone dressed up and in the Holiday spirit.
Erin Schleicher, Marketing/Special Events
Erin has been with Race Day since 2014 and with Madison Festivals since 2011. She is originally from Oshkosh, WI and currently lives in Middleton with her husband David and her pup, Miley. Her favorite sports team is the Badgers and in her spare time she enjoys running, playing soccer and eating Goldfish. Erin's favorite thing about Race Day is the laid-back office atmosphere and fun co-workers. She says her favorite event to work is the Taste of Madison because "it's one of Madison's biggest events and once the event is over, you feel a huge sense of accomplishment. Plus, you get to listen to live music and eat delicious food all weekend!"
Austin Frank, Warehouse/Course
Austin has been with Race Day since 2009. He's originally from DeForest, WI but he currently lives in Appleton while he attends Lawrence University. His favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers and in his spare time he likes to play hockey and golf. Austin's favorite thing about Race Day is the people and the work atmosphere. His favorite event is the Wisconsin Triterium Triathlon because he's been able to work this event every year since he's been with Race Day and he's been able to see it grow and improve tremendously over the years. He also enjoys working the rest of the events in the Wisconsin Triathlon Series.
Autumn Hayes, Director of Timing Operations
Autumn has been with Race Day since 2015. She's originally from Eau Claire, WI and currently lives in Madison with her miniature dachshund, Penny. Her favorite sports team is the Badgers and in her spare time she likes boating, being adventurous, and visiting her family in Eau Claire. Autumn's favorite thing about Race Day is the fun atmosphere and the dedicated employees. Her favorite events are the Winter Run Series.
Jacky Hernandez, Athlete Services
Jacky has been with Race Day Events since May of 2018. She’s originally from Chino, California and made the big move to Wisconsin recently and resides in Middleton. Her favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Dodgers. In her spare time, she likes running, cycling, racing triathlons and road races, and going to theme parks and concerts. Her favorite thing about Race Day Events is the “Work hard, play hard” attitude and all the dogs in the office. Jacky is most looking forward to working the Wisconsin Tri Series and Run Santa Run 5k because she loves getting into the Christmas Spirit.
Sarah Kleemann, Graphics/Bib Tagging Champion
Sarah has been with Race Day since the summer of 2014. Sarah is from Madison and still lives there. She likes the Brewers and likes to cheer on the Badgers and Packers and almost any hockey team. In her spare time she likes to swim, take hundreds of photos, go to concerts and squeeze in as much travel time as she can. Sarah's favorite thing about Race Day is the people she gets to work with and the puppies that come to play. Her favorite event to work is Taste of Madison because of all the good food and live music.
Bryce Kunde, Warehouse/Keeper of the Cones
Bryce has been with Race Day since the fall of 2017. He's originally from Verona and still lives there with his black lab, Cobb. His favorite sports teams include any Wisconsin sports team. In his free time he likes to take long walks on the beach, sit around a campfire, and spend time on the lake and playing lacrosse. Bryce's favorite thing about Race Day is that he gets to play Tetris all day long when organizing the warehouse. His favorite event to work is Run Santa Run because he has finally perfected his hot chocolate making skills.
Amanda Marek, Timing Project Manager
Amanda has been with Race Day since March of 2017. She’s originally from the Chicagoland area and currently lives in Madison. Her favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs. In her spare time, Amanda can be found competing in triathlons and coaching with Next Level Triathlon and The Mohawk Foundation. Amanda’s favorite thing about Race Day Events is the crew’s unrivaled passion for making every event amazing! She is especially excited to work the Wisconsin Tri Series this year.
Lucas Molloy, Project Manager
Lucas is new to Race Day Events in 2017. He was born and raised in Lovell, Maine. Moving out to the great unknown of Madison Wisconsin in 2014. Lucas is an avid follower of America’s greatest pastime, baseball. While being a loyal devoted fan of the Red Sox (even before the cure was broken). In his spare time Lucas like to play with his Aussie, build miscellaneous projects and cook! “If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott
Ryan Richards, Business Development/Race Director
Ryan has been with Race Day for a long time. He's originally from Eau Claire, WI and currently lives in Madison with his awesome wife and hilarious three boys. His favorite sports teams include the Minnesota Vikings and King Faisal Babes. In his spare time he likes to read GQ, create Pooktre Art, collect elongated coins and enjoys watching Battle Bots. Ryan's favorite thing about Race Day is the people he gets to work with because they're the coolest. His favorite event to work is It's Glow Time! 5K because of all the cool decorations, pretty lights and the disco ball you can dance under at the finish line.
Debbie Ross, Human Resources/Accounting
Debbie has been with Race Day since 2012. She grew up in Lincolnshire, IL and now lives in Madison with her husband and three children. Debbie's favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers. In her spare time she enjoys running, triathlon training and raising her kids to be fabulous adults. Her favorite thing about Race Day is the fun environment and industry and the flexibility at Race Day. Debbie's favorite event to work is Tri-ing for Children's Kids Race because she loves watching and helping the new generations of triathletes.
Abbey VanValkenburg, Director of Project Management/Timer
Abbey has been with Race Day since October of 2015. She's originally from Grand Rapids, MI and has bounced around the country gaining experience in event management. She now lives in Madison with her husband Joe and her Golden Retrievers, Denard and puppy Maizey Blue. Her favorite sports team is the University of Michigan - GO BLUE! Abbey's hobbies include running, cycling, swimming and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite thing so far about Race Day is the people she gets to work with every day and the copious amounts of leftover sweets around the office. Her favorite event so far is Horribly HIlly Hundreds. She says, "the event has a lot of moving parts, but I like the challenge and look forward to it coming all together for an awesome event this summer."
CJ Werley, Sponsorship Director
CJ has been with Race Day since the summer of 2016! He was born and raised in Appalachia, Ohio - about an hour from where Deliverance was filmed. He was an All-American Golfer at Kent State University. He's also a diehard Kent State Golden Flashes fan. He's also a fan of the Packers, but is not affiliated or a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes in anyway. In his spare time he likes to IM Brodie and Brad Birkel. His favorite event is the Wiconsin Milkman Triathlon.
Garrett Wilson, Project Manager/Timer
Garret has been with race day since 2014 as a Weekend Warrior and now works in the office. He was born in Iowa, grew up in Mukwanago and now lives in Madison. His favorite team is the Ghost Squirrels which is the MUFA team he belongs to. In his spare time he enjoys biking, backpacking, running, photography and reading a good book. Garrett's favorite event is the Prairie State Cycling Series.