Amanda "AJ" Russell  - Founder and Head Coach

Read AJ's Bio here


Matt Russell - Assists at all locations

Matt fills in wherever needed at practices, either coaching or communicating with parents. He is AJ's husband, moral support champion, and the Great Communicator when speech eludes her. He's a nerdy audio engineer, drummer, Celtics fan, and silly guy. He took up running in 2013 so has a fresh perspective of what it takes to become a runner in addition to years of listening to AJ talking about the art and science or her own training and coaching. Matt is a natural teacher of anything he has knowledge of.




Lori Mitchener - Head Coach

Lori is an ultra endurance athlete, but first and foremost, she is Mom to her three teenagers who have all been great crew members/cheerleaders on her endurance adventures ranging from mountain ultra racing to swimming around key west. Lori was first introduced to Verge by a fellow running mom whose daughter participates in the Lexington program. In Lori's spare time she is faculty at four local area colleges teaching ecological sciences.  


Other coaches help out occasionally, and parents and volunteers fill in when needed.

We are always in need of more coaches!  Contact us if you'd like to coach at any of our locations.