Outer Banks Sporting Events Board Members
- Board Chair Ken Wells
- Laurie Graham
- David Twiddy
- Patty Mckenna
- Jim Kranda
- Tim Cafferty
- Richard Martin
- Elisabeth Silverthrone
Jenny Ash – Executive Race Director
Jenny Ash joined the OBSE team in 2015. Originally from Baltimore, MD she holds an Advertising degree from West Virginia University. Before settling on the Outer Banks in 2011, her past included retail self- employment in Boulder & Breckenridge, Colorado and serving as a Program Director, Personal Trainer/ Fitness Instructor and Race Organizer with the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, MN.
Jenny’s spare time is commonly put towards athletic accomplishments including 15 marathons, many half marathons and nearly 20 triathlons of varying distances.
“Training for a race event can be alone time or social time, but undoubtedly it is always self- improvement time. I know what this can mean to our OBSE participants. Crossing the finish line can be life-changing for someone. For every level athlete; the takeaway is different. I am proud to offer this experience to as many people as we can.”
Jenny resides in Duck, NC with her husband and three children
Shane Miles – Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
Shane is OBSE’s newest team member! Shane was owner/operator of the specialty running store Roanoke Island Running Company and Race Director for the Cupcake 5k that took place in Manteo, NC.
He has a background in event planning and working with other nonprofits, serving on the planning committee for American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and as both Vice President and President for the Outer Banks Running Club.
Shane is a passionate runner, Boston Qualifier and ran his first 100 miler in 2018.
“I feel like running can change everything for a person! It’s not only physically beneficial, but running stimulates the mind, builds confidence and can open up new doors of opportunity in one’s life.” He Says “It’s the only sport where all is required is the will to get started!”
Shane is excited to continue promoting health and fitness on the Outer Banks and beyond through his efforts with OBSE.