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Tracy is a licensed clinical social worker and certified health coach. She has years of experience working with children & adolescents and fell in love with the concept of Girls on the Run. She was instrumental in bringing GOTR to the Golden Isles in 2012, and continues to serve as the council director and program manager. Originally from the Midwest, she has called St. Simons Island her home since 2007. She is married with two children, and her daughter was one of the first GOTR participants here.
Angela is a board-certified ophthalmologist with Seaside Ophthalmology. A native of North Carolina, she relocated to the Golden Isles with her family in 2007. She has been a fan of the Girls on the Run program for years, and was thrilled when Tracy decided to bring it to the area. An avid runner, biker, and overall exercise enthusiast, she appreciates the fitness aspect, but, more importantly, is impressed with GOTR's commitment to empowering girls to live joyful, healthy, and confident lives.
Shannon has been a high school teacher for 20 years. She knows how important it is for girls to believe in themselves and to shoot for the moon. Tracy Quintanar, Council Director/Program Manager, is Shannon’s running buddy and inspiration. She introduced Shannon to GOTR and she fell in love with the program. Shannon is the proud mom of two daughters. Her oldest has completed three seasons of GOTR, including our maiden season. Her youngest daughter is finally old enough and will participate for the first time this spring!
Suzanne spent 30 years in the field of education serving the Glynn County Schools from 1987 until her retirement in June, 2013. Her last position was principal of St. Simons Elementary. During her tenure at SSE, the first GOTR for Glynn County was begun. She firmly believed that the program would have a positive impact - physically, socially, and emotionally – on young girls who participated in the program. Moving here from the Washington D. C. area, her family has called the Golden Isles their home since 1985. She has been married for 47 years with three grown children and one grandson.
A recent transplant to St. Simons from Athens, GA, one of the first things Jessie did in the Golden Isles was volunteer at a Girls on the Run 5k...and she was hooked! She has worked with youth of all ages as a children's librarian, Girl Scout troop leader and camp director. Girls on the Run combines two of her passions - working with girls and running! She loves how Girls on the Run helps girls gain strength, confidence and happiness through movement and reflection in a noncompetitive environment. Jessie is often found running, swimming and biking with her husband around the Golden Isles and loves the mountains and the beach equally.