Board & Staff
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GOAL Foundation Board of Directors

From it's inception, the GOAL Foundation has been lead by an all volunteer group of community leaders who share a common passion and vision for Ogden and the people who make it wonderful. The GOAL Foundation Board of Directors are responsible to execute the vision and mission of the GOAL Foundation. While the GOAL Foundation Board is primarily responsible for fiduciary and governance issues, you will almost certainly find them working side by side with the Events Team and volunteers during our events to help ensure the success of the day. We are community partners who strive to lead by example.

Executive Team

Chair: Jake Johnstun (Integrated Tax)
Vice Chair: Jeff Furton (Daily Rise Coffee)
Treasurer: Christa Windsor (Zions Bank)

Board Members

Amanda House (Utah Homes), Dalan Hilton (Intermountain Health), Davy Ratchford (Snowbasin Resort), Joann Williams (Talisman Brewing), Justin Burr (Weber State University), Larry Slater (Retired), Missy Key (America First Credit Union), Mitch Shaum (Powder Mountain Resort)


Aric Manning (Trails Foundation of Northern Utah), Ashley Bockwoldt (Ogden City ACE Department), Brent Butler (Weber County Sheriff's Office), Clark Madsen (Intermountain Health), Commissioner Jim Harvey (Weber County Commissioner), Mayor Mike Caldwell (Ogden City Mayor), Sara Toliver (Visit Ogden), Thomas Kiernan (Ogden Downtown Alliance), Will Farr (Ogden City Police Department)

GOAL Foundation Staff

Eric Bauman



Eric is our fearless leader, which is no small task. He oversees all management and operations of the GOAL Foundation and serves as the lead point of contact for all matters relating to the organization. On race day, he serves as the race director and can usually be found overseeing timing, confirming results, communicating with law enforcement at the command post, problem solving any issues that arise, and most important, cheering on athletes and thanking sponsors and volunteers for their participation.

Favorite thing about GOAL – The Team at GOAL, from our staff, board, volunteers, community partners, sponsors, and of course athletes who inspire him every day.

Favorite Memory – The best memory and reward is seeing the smiles on faces of our athletes when they cross the finish line, knowing the dedication and commitment that they have put in toward accomplishing their goals.

How do you Get Out And LIVE – Eric loves to 'get out and live' with his wife, Windi. Most weekends you can find them hitting a trail on their mountain bikes, hiking, backcountry skiing, or fat biking.



Reide is our marketing and communications guru, making sure word gets out about all GOAL events and volunteer opportunities. She’s working behind the scenes and the computer screen to create cohesive branding and messaging across the board for both digital and print media. During race week, you’ll probably find her at the GOAL info tent or running around taking photos and feeding off that delicious race day energy!

Favorite thing about GOAL – Working with GOAL gives me the opportunity to do what I love every day while collaborating with and giving back to this awesome community that I call home. I am constantly surrounded by people who value life beyond the daily grind of “have-tos” and who seek out new opportunities for challenge, excitement, and fun! I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful team who helps to inspire the greater Ogden community to do the same, and—of course—Get Out And LIVE.

Favorite Memory This job is so special, I feel like I have a new favorite memory almost every week! I love being a part of people's experience when they accomplish a big goal or try something new for the very first time. Connecting with volunteers and seeing all our collective hard work make an impact on individuals in the community is what drives me.

How do you Get Out And LIVEReide is rejuvenated by nature (bonus points if it is in red rock country) and volunteering with other cause-based organizations. Reide enjoys being a tourist in our town and others—wandering through art markets, shopping at small businesses, and visiting local restaurants to experience what makes each one unique and special.



Brooke oversees the volunteer program and works with community partners to manage our youth summer camps, actively aging senior outdoor activities, and outreach events. Whatever she can do to make sure things are running smoothly and to assist the team is her specialty! During event week, Brooke meets with all the volunteers and gets them trained, fed, and ready to rock their roles.

Favorite thing about GOAL – My favorite thing about GOAL is the community—we have the best! Whether it be locals who live their lives here daily or people who are only a part of it for a day, I feel lucky to be here.

Favorite Memory My favorite memory was the first time we volunteered for the Ogden Marathon. My husband and I were tasked with delivering 1000 boxed lunches to all the volunteers west of the canyon. We met Clairesse at the GOAL office to go over instructions and give us supplies. She found a bucket with some lights and figured it was to go on top of our car to gain access through traffic. Come to find out, the light was just left over from a night run they had done the summer before. We did not need it at all, but man, did we feel special with our flashing light!

How do you Get Out And LIVEBrooke loves to cook and check out all the local spots. She also loves to camp, hike, and go on whatever adventure her sister can talk her into. Brooke is a collector of rocks, camels (not the real kind!) and plants. Collecting these things involves lots of outings (hopefully with good company in tow) to markets, yard sales and different parts of the country.



Alex wrangles all things operations logistics. Courses, layouts, fencing, parking flow, porta potties and much more. On race day, he'll hopefully be pulling around pedestrian fencing or some other physical task to burn off the stress of a well-run event!

Favorite thing about GOAL – COMMUNITY. I've lived in Ogden for just under 5 years now, but I love how tied into the community GOAL is. From the community giveback programs to striving to put on events that inspire folks to get outside and experience our amazing surroundings, GOAL has a keen eye towards building and sustaining a passion for the outdoors in our community.

Favorite Memory – At 0.1 years in, I consider this one YTBC (Yet To Be Created), but so far i've loved getting to know the staff, and all the great volunteers, city staff, police and firefighters that come together to make our Winter Running Series and Ogden Marathon possible.

How do you Get Out and LIVE – The outdoors is key to my mental health. I've been fortunate to grow up hiking, running, swimming, kayaking, hunting, and adventuring for the majority of my life. I truly wouldn't be the person I am today without both the outdoors and my partner in life, Nicole. I run ultra-marathon distance events, and use them as a future goal to hold myself accountable to the daily outdoor excursions that need to take place in order to finish those events. Movement is a means of freedom, and I try not to take it for granted.



Cecily helps coordinate and support our ambassador programs, sponsors, vendors, social media and much more to ensure our events run smoothly and we are connected and engaged within the community. On race day you can find her supporting our sponsors and vendors as well as making sure everyone is having a great time at the Finish Line Festival!

Favorite thing about GOAL – My favorite thing about GOAL is the community effort to fulfill GOAL’s mission and vision. Whether it’s staff, volunteers, participants, sponsors or partners, everyone plays their part to help reach the finish line and everyone has fun doing so! It’s so easy to feel the passion and drive from the community working on this team, it’s incredible!

Favorite Memory My favorite memory is being thrown into a WRS 5K event on my fourth day with GOAL. Seeing members of our community reach their goals with smiles on their faces, all the volunteers and sponsors helping coordinate a successful event, everyone cheering at the finish line, there is really no other feeling like it and I am so happy to be a part of such an amazing organization that brings joy to people’s lives through fun and fitness.

How do you Get Out And LIVECecily loves to eat, so whether you find her camping, on the trail, at a local restaurant, in the park or traveling, there’s a solid chance she has snacks with her. When she’s not out and about you can find her cooking or baking in her kitchen, spending time with her family, doing yoga, checking out all things spooky or reading a book.



Kirsty is our office manager and bookkeeper. She’s the one making sure that everything is where it needs to be and supporting the team to ensure smooth operations. On race day you’ll find Kirsty wherever she needs to be!

Favorite thing about GOAL – The sense of community! And being a part of an organization that provides folks with opportunities to join that community and to get outside.

Favorite Memory – My GOAL favorite memory is TBD! I have plenty of great Ogden memories though. Group bike rides with friends are up there, along with kayaking Causey to cool down in the summer, and hiking Lightning Ridge and slushboarding down in June!

How do you Get Out And LIVE – In the winter you’ll find Kirsty snowboarding at every possible opportunity. For the rest of the year, she loves to go hiking, camping, and backpacking, ride bikes, and swim or kayak in the nearest lake.

The GOAL Foundation is located in the heart of Ogden, Utah directly across the street from Peery's Egyptian Theater and the Eccles Conference Center.

GOAL Foundation
2440 Washington Blvd
Ogden, Utah 84401

Eric Bauman – Executive Director,
Reide Thompson Marketing & Communications Manager,
Brooke Thompson – Volunteer & Programming Manager,
Alex Docta – Event Operations Manager,
Cecily Kiss – Community Engagement Manager,
Kirsty Johnson – Office Manager/Bookkeeper,
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