Club Officers


David Freeze - President

David has been running for 35 years, totaling 77,000 miles and 24 marathons. He coaches runners at and teaches various classes in fitness and running. David has been the SRR President for 15 years and is also the current Winter Flight 8K race director. David has two daughters, Ashley and Amber, and owns a small farm. He has ridden his bicycle across America, from Maine to Key West; from Alabama to Canada; and from Santa Monica to Chicago along Route 66. David has authored three books on those cycling adventures.



Steve Clark - Vice President

Steve Clark has been a member of Salisbury Rowan Runners since he took over the Greenway 5k Race 16 years ago.  He works for the City of Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department.  He is married to Laura Zimmerman-Clark and they have 2 sons - Blake and Bennett.  Steve enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports with his sons, exercising, traveling and on occasion playing golf.  One of his running highlights is doing the Disney Marathon in 2011 when it was 28 degrees at the start of the race.  That race is when he discovered what a banana was and that during the marathon it tasted like a steak!!



Brooke Taylor - Treasurer

Brooke is a beginning runner who recently completed her very first 5K. Most days you can find her serving the community behind the Circulation Desk at the Rowan Public Library in Salisbury. In her spare time, Brooke enjoys playing the piano, reading mysteries, and visiting all the gorgeous state parks we have in NC. She is looking forward to becoming a better runner each day. Her motto is "Don't be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try!"


Tim Safrit - Secretary

Tim has assisted with SRR functions and other health & wellness community events including a Beginners Cycling Class. Tim is currently a teacher with the Rowan-Salisbury School system. His passion is cycling to which he has logged 2,300 miles in 2016! If asked, he will tell you that he enjoys surrounding himself with people who aren't afraid to push themselves to their limits. 

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Wanda Parks - Membership Director

Wanda is the SRR membership director. She and her husband live in Salisbury and own a CPA firm and have two children. Wanda has found her niche as a half marathoner and plans to enter more 5K’s to build up her speed. She also enjoys helping out with SRR’s Beginning Runners Classes.


Richard Taylor

Richard is glad to be a member of a group of people as fine as the Salisbury-Rowan Runners. Running is an exciting hobby of his that he enjoys sharing it with others. He and his wife Julie can be found at most 5k's in the area helping with timing, setting up the finish line, and offering encouragement to participants. They also like helping with the beginning runner classes where they have met many new members who have become great friends. He will see you on the run!


Wayne Crowder

Wayne is a retired Social Studies teacher and Cross Country coach at North Rowan High School. He was also a substitute rural mail carrier for eleven years after leaving North. He has been running for forty years and has completed several marathons as well as numerous half marathons and 5k’s. A native of Raeford, NC, he met and married his wife Dianne after moving to Salisbury after graduation from Appalachian State. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. Besides running, he enjoys traveling, reading, golf, and genealogy.

Laurie Ward

Laurie Ward - Website and Communications

Laurie joined the SRR Board in 2016 and is looking forward to serving the running community with all of her "empty nest" time she now has on her hands. Laurie and her husband Cary will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this November. Their son, Joseph, is a sophomore at East Carolina University majoring in Construction Management. Laurie began running in 2013 when Joseph left baseball to run Cross County and Track in high school. She wanted to understand what it took to be a competitive runner and what Joseph was feeling when he pushed to capacity in a race. The friendships and improved fitness have kept her logging 1,000+ miles a year.







Upcoming Calendar Events

01 January 2018
Printable Race Brochure - Resolution 5K 2018 Pl
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08 January 2018
Come on out and join us! We would love to see you!
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28 January 2018
Printable brochure - Winter Flight 2018 Registe
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