About Us


We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

Our Values

  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Girls on the Run is committed to ensuring that any person, regardless of race or ethnicity, socioeconomic level, ability,  gender identity, or geographic region can access and be successful in the program. The organization works to support high-quality health outcomes and equity for every member of the community through intentional program outreach, coach recruitment and training, problem-solving of participation barriers, and curriculum modifications for participants with sensory, physical or intellectual disabilities.

Girls on the Run is intended for those who identify as girls (regardless of their assigned sex at birth), non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, and/or youth exploring their gender identity or expression and youth whose genders and gender identities have been historically marginalized.

We work to ensure increased access to the program through intentional recruitment of high-need sites, which may include Title I schools and non-traditional school sites. No participant is ever turned away due to financial need. The  organization offers site-based fees on a sliding scale in addition to need-based scholarships for families with demonstrated need.


Girls on the Run is: Meaningful. 91 % of participants said they learned intentional decision-making.
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 physical activity-based positive youth development (PA-PYD) program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. The Girls on the Run® program combines training for a 5K with an interactive curriculum targeting the promotion of competence, confidence, connection, character, caring, and contribution.

Girls on the Run® creates a psychologically safe environment for girls to learn about themselves, connect with others, and contribute to the community. Focus on competition and ability in physical activity contexts is often a barrier for participation for girls.  Girls report more enjoyment, satisfaction, and positive relationships with others in climates focused on improvement, skill mastery, effort, and peer support.  Take a moment to learn more about Our Program.

Program participants learn to:

  • Develop and improve competence
  • Feel confident in who they are
  • Develop strength of character
  • Respond to others and oneself with care and compassion
  • Create positive connections with peers and adults
  • Make meaningful contributions to community and society


Many people are involved in the success of GOTR Rockies, from our staff and board to the coaches and many wonderful volunteers and sponsors. Collectively, we provide encouragement for our girls to strive for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living!


Lisa Johnson
Executive Director

Katy Deditz
Program Manager

Amy Grimm
Community Outreach and Events Manager

Lauren Pietrek
Development and Marketing Director

Katie Redfield
Operations & Program Director

Tomás Romano
Bilingual Program Manager

Natasha Sherrod
Program Coordinator

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer interest form today!

Looking to coordinate a group volunteer project? Contact Amy Grimm, Community Outreach and Events Manager.


  • Jackie Marquis | Board Chair | Epsilon | Board member since: 2022
  • Alison Moy | Board Vice Chair | Pluto TV | Board member since: 2021
  • Dave Licko | Treasurer & Finance Committee | Consultant | Board member since: 2019
  • Shelby Howard | Board Secretary & Development Committee | Sterling-Rice Group | Board member since: 2022
  • Judith Ackerman | Development Committee | Metro Caring | Board member since: 2023
  • Liz Cole | Development Committee | Vail Resorts | Board member since: 2023
  • Stacie Cowell | Finance Committee | First Western Trust | Board member since: 2021
  • Carli Franks | Development Committee | PAIRIN | Board member since: 2021
  • Shelby Fyles | Governance Committee | Adams County District Attorney’s Office | Board member since: 2023
  • Kathleen Greenburg | Development Committee | FirstBank | Board member since: 2019
  • Stacey Hawes | Governance Committee | Catalina | Board member since: 2020
  • Margaret Lau | Finance Committee | Connor Group | Board member since: 2023
  • Tom Loftus | Finance Committee | Gallagher Industries | Board member since: 2022
  • Ron Martinez | Development Committee | LIV Sotheby’s | Board member since: 2023
  • Fiorella Moscoso | Governance Committee | US Bank | Board member since: 2023
  • Ashley Nylen | Governance Committee | CDOT | Board member since: 2022
  • Heather Schichtel | Development Committee | Simio Cloud | Board member since: 2023
  • Jenny Scholes | Development Committee | Scholes Insurance Group | Board member since: 2021
  • Emily Steele | Development Committee | Basis Technologies | Board member since: 2023
  • Amy Stettner | Development Committee | Board member since: 2021
  • Esperanza Wardroup  | Development Committee | West + Main Homes  | Board member since: 2021
  • Jamie Winkler | Development Committee | InBank | Board member since: 2023


Associate Board Leadership Team

  • Morgan Woodhouse | Chair
  • Stephanie Peralta | Chair Elect
  • Crystal Carey | Fundraising Chair
  • Nikki Heider | Engagement Chair

Associate Board Members

  • Kate Mercer-Lawson
  • Alanna Jagielski
  • Samantha Albert
  • Teresa Grammatke
  • Rachel Mengwasser
  • Rose Leaven
  • Kristen Molsness
  • Kiersten Turner
  • Emily Michelle Wilhelmi
  • Kaley Nelson
  • Emily Golding
  • Madeline Cole
  • Jessica Grazulis
  • Kimberly Sands
  • Lindsay LaForce
  • Hannah Lee
  • Liz Shaw
  • Ale Hanley
  • Coral Eby
  • Casey Trier
  • Carolyn Stevens-Wood