Adult Volunteer Board
The SJ5K Adult Board is made up of volunteers who develop student leadership, provide community outreach, and consistency year to year.
amy dalton, family outreach
Amy is from Plymouth, Mich., and is currently studying public relations with an emphasis in social entrepreneurship and corporate communications at Belmont University. She remains active on campus, serving as a resident assistant, the director of Special Events for “Relay for Life,” a member of Tower Creative Consultants and a member of PRSSA. She coordinated the SJ5k in 2015, and now is the Director of PR and Student Leadership (I think… you can change this) on the SJ5K board. Dalton is passionate about working with students to help them become leaders and build confidence within their work.
renee' mckarge, sponsorships
I am honored to have been a part of the SJ5k from it's beginning on a glorious rainy May morning in 20--. I am dedicated to this cause because I firmly believe that life is meant to live in community and I can think of no better community in which to reside. Plymouth/Canton is the area that my family has called home for over 21 years. The SJ5k strives to come alongside local families that are in need of community support. Watching students, every year, hone their leadership skills while extending empathy and compassion to their neighbors is truly a blessing. My role for the SJ5k is simply to foster relationships with caring community businesses that choose to give back by giving money to our worthy cause.
dan mcevilly, logistics
I have been part of the SJ5K since the beginning and have three kids that graduated from Salem (’11,’13, ’16). By being part of the event from the beginning it has been great to witness the community come together year over year for great causes. Watching the SJ5K community grow and provide a source of knowledge and support in the community gives me great pride to be part of this event.
My SJ5K main responsibilities include leading the course design and setup, coordinating day of the run logistics and manage race day course volunteers
beth savalox, board president
barb lindlbauer, family outreach
pam davis, treasurer
mark onusko, technology solutions
kirsti beaudoin, sponsorships
Hi my name is Rani El-Amin and I’m a senior at Canton High School. I am very grateful to be apart of the Family Outreach Committee this year for SJ5K! I look forward to help organizing such an amazing event that means so much to so many people. Along with SJ5K, I’ve been on Canton Pom for 3 years, the Stand Against Cancer Club, and Student Council. Throughout the years, being involved in various leadership opportunities has really made me grow into the person I am today and encouraged me to break out of my shell. Contributing to SJ5K will give me a chance to really get to know the families and make a significant change in their lives because I have a passion for being of help to others. (:
jennifer huang - family outreach team member
Hi I'm Jennifer Huang! I'm a senior at Salem High School. Ever since I ran my first SJ5K in 8th grade, I was fascinated by the aims of the group. I am exhilarated to now be on the Family Outreach team and connecting with the families. Aside from the SJ5K, I am also a part of NHS, IB, and tennis, and am treasurer of Student Congress. Recently, I’ve also been organizing a TEDx sponsored event at my school with student/adult speakers from the PCCS community and I became a Serengetee representative. I enjoy dancing, listening to music, reading, and playing the piano and cello.
ariana Khan - Promotions team member
Hi! I’m Ariana Khan, a current senior at Salem High School! I’ve learned through the years that, above all else, I love people, and I love being able to demonstrate my appreciation by giving back to my community. I am a part of a few different organizations, such as Link Crew, Student Council, the IB Refugee Project, and Guiding Light, and now I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with the 2018 SJ5K team in making this race as phenomenal as it’s always been!
Alex Schafer - Sponsorship Team Member
My name is Alex Schafer and I am part of the SJ5K Sponsorship team. Currently I am a senior at Plymouth High School and I am a member of many clubs including PCEP Sports Debate, NHS, and Link Crew. I also play soccer and play for the Plymouth Boys Varsity Soccer Team. I have no decided where I will attend school next year, but I am looking to study chemical engineering. I joined the SJ5K team in order to help make a difference in the Plymouth-Canton community.
Jasmine Brogren - Sponsorship Team Member
I’m a senior at Salem I do gymnastics, dive, and track. I’m in IB, and a part of the middle eastern student association. I haven’t decided where I’m going next year yet but I will be studying forensic psychology.
Puja desai - sponsorship team member
Hi, I’m Puja Desai and I’m a senior at Canton High School. I’m glad I got to be on the SJ5K sponsorship team this year. I’m so happy to have an opportunity like this to help out people in my community. I am apart of the National Honor Society (NHS), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), the Indian American Student Association (IASA), and the PCEP figure skating team. I have done these activities since freshman year. I also played lacrosse my sophomore year. I am currently a certified lifeguard and I plan on working at the summit as one. In the future I want to go to the University of Michigan where in undergraduate studies I want to major in Biochemistry, then go to medical school and work in a hospital to go through residency to become a surgeon. I find the medical field to be very interesting and inspiring and I want to learn and be able to save lives.
Ashu acharya - Sponsorship team member
Hello this is Ashu from the Sj5k sponsorship team. I am a junior at Plymouth high school and I joined Sj5k because I wanted to make a change in the community. Some other clubs I am part of include NHS, Rotary interact, BPA, and HOSA. I enjoy playing sports such as basketball and soccer in my free time. I plan on continuing to help the community next year.
karly patterson - sponsorship team member
My name is Karly Patterson and I am on the 2018 SJ5K Sponsorship Team! I joined because I felt as a high school senior, I hadn’t given enough to the community that had given so much to me. In the fall, I will be attending Wayne State University as a Med-Direct Scholarship Recipient. I aspire to one day become a clinical pediatrician. I have a part-time job at Kroger as a florist, and participate in other school organizations such as National Honor Society and STEM Council. In my free time, I enjoy running and baking.
khushboo patel - sponsorship team member
Hello! My name is Khushboo Patel and I am a senior at Plymouth High School. I am very fortunate to be apart of the SJ5K Sponsorship Team! Apart from SJ5K, I am involved in my community through various organizations as president of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), executive board member of Link Crew, and communications director of Storybox Books Nonprofit. Additionally, I serve as an active member of IB Student Council, Indian American Student Association, and National Honors Society. Next year, I plan on studying Neuroscience and Global Health at the University of Michigan. Through SJ5K, I am most excited to change lives and make an grand impact on my local community!