SBRC has 6 candidates running for a seat on the Board of Directors:

  • Brian Cerier
  • Amy Goodrich
  • Joe Lewis
  • David Levine
  • Zalmi “Zo” Orimland
  • Michael Weisberg

Below is each candidate’s statement.

Brian Cerier

(member since 2018)

Giving back to people who have helped me succeed is very important to me; that is why I would like to give back to the South Bay Runners Club and become a member of the Board.  The South Bay Runners Club is such an amazing group of people and has given me so much.  I know that by being a member of the board I can help promote the club in a positive way, present new ideas, and help grow the club while still maintaining the friendly-family feel.  During my undergraduate college days, I served as a cabinet member in my fraternity and helped with recruitment, philanthropy, and brotherhood.  These previous experiences relate very well to many of the different functions and needs in SBRC and therefore can be leveraged to help me succeed as a member of the SBRC Board.  I realize that a lot of work goes into running such a fast-growing club, and I am ready to take on that challenge and become a member of the Board.

Amy Goodrich

(member since 2016)

I am all the things listed in the spelling on my name.

Awesome, Mentor, Youthful

Growth, Outgoing, One of a Kind, Dedicated, Respect, Incredible, Cheerleader, Honest

Passionate about life and love SBRC.  I will bring my positivity to the club and support my running family on and off the course (track).

David Levine

(founding board member)

I am the co-author of the Complete Idiots Guide to Marathon Training, which came out worldwide in 2012.  Runner’s World Magazine has quoted him.  He is a certified Coach, Level Two, with USA Track & Field and Level Two with USA Triathlon, both signatories of the US Olympic Committee.  Recently, he received his Level One Coaching Certification from Road Runners Club of America.  A three-time Ironman and twenty-seven time marathoner, Levine coached and organized the City Of Angels Half Marathon training group, now USA Marathon Training, for twelve seasons, and ongoing.  Most of the experienced runners in that group, and under his leadership, achieve a personal record (PR) with each major race.  Over 70% PR rate at the 2019 LA Marathon.  For over thirteen years, he has been coaching weekly track workouts as Coach for the LA Running Club.  With triathlon as a passion, Levine coached a Team-In-Training triathlon group, with similar positive results, and proudly helps his Sony Tri Team.   He has helped to start the USA Marathon Training, LA Running Club and South Bay Running Club.  For nine seasons, he was a Pace Leader with the 1,600 member LA Roadrunners.  There he aided the coaching advisory committee, change the way the group trained, for the last two years he was there, ending in 2011.  Levine has also been a published features writer for numerous publications, including magazine cover articles and newspapers.

Joe Lewis

(member since 2016)

1. Official Pace Leader for many races

2. Avid road & trail runner

3. Volunteer at multiple events

4. Coordinator for SBRC booth at Pasadena Half Run

5. Present Board member in good standing

6. Team player / positive attitude

Zalmi “Zo” Orimland

(member since 2016)

All I can say is that SBRC changed my life forever! Going from a big drinker/smoker, to running my first marathon in Nov 2016, and running a sub 3 marathon in Dec 20018. I believe in what we do here at SBRC! I’m committed to what we do here at SBRC! I’m here to support and help every single runner.

Michael Weisberg

(founding board member)

I am currently President and a founding member of SBRC, on the race committee for the Manhattan Beach 10K and for the past 4 years, a senior pace leader for LA Roadrunners.  Under my term as President, the club has grown from 221 to 392 members.  We have increased our weekly group runs and have added educational, social and philanthropic events to benefit our members and the community.  I hope my dedication to the club and the amount of time and effort I have put in speaks for itself.