Meet The Team

Pelotonia Team

  • Jackie Adler | Marketing & Communications Coordinator

    Jackie focuses on media and public relations, while supporting the development of key messages, brand narrative and communications plans.

  • Joe Apgar | Chief Executive Officer

    Joe is responsible for driving forward the strategic vision of Pelotonia to grow the organization’s impact, as well as overseeing all day-to-day operations.

  • Carolyn Appelhans | Community Engagement Director

    Carolyn is responsible for leading the strategic planning, recruitment, coordination, and ongoing communication with all Pelotonia Volunteers, Riders, and Challengers.

  • Emily Delp | Gift Processing Manager

    Emily facilitates the processing of all donations and matching gifts, as well as having a variety of responsibilities meant to support stewardship and donor relations of the organization.

  • Nick Denby | Chief Financial Officer

    Nick is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing all the internal financial and information technology strategies and systems of the organization.

  • Ashley Ellashek | Merchandise Manager

    Ashley oversees our merchandise program which includes The Shop at the Pelotonia HQ, our online store, as well as merchandise tents on Ride Weekend and throughout the year.

  • Lauren Graham | Event Operations Director

    Lauren is responsible for the planning and execution of all operational aspects of Pelotonia’s annual Ride Weekend and additional events throughout the year.

  • Callan Hash | Executive Administrator

    Callan supports the administrative objectives of Pelotonia’s CEO, Joe Apgar. She also oversees human resource initiatives and office function.

  • Grace Jenkins | Gift Processing Coordinator

    Grace is responsible for the accurate and timely receiving, processing, and acknowledging of charitable donations as well as managing Pelotonia's matching gift systems in order to maximize fundraising revenue.

  • Ellie Madison | Digital & Creative Marketing Coordinator

    Ellie is responsible for planning and implementing our social media, creative content, graphic design, and creative production processes, as well as identifying engagement, storytelling, and stewardship opportunities for the organization.

  • Eric Olsavsky | Vice President of Community Engagement & Partnerships

    Eric is responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with corporations, corporate foundations and private foundations in order to secure significant cancer research dollars.

  • Maddie Parisi | Event & Volunteer Operations Coordinator

    Maddie oversees Pelotonia's Volunteer program and supports various operational aspects of Ride Weekend.

  • Brandon Simpauco | Marketing & Communications Manager

    Brandon is responsible for research and impact messaging, content, and partnership programs.

  • Marcela Tapp | Marketing & Communications Coordinator

    Marcela focuses on digital strategy, including website, marketing emails and newsletters, as well as supporting the merchandise program.

  • Doug Ulman | Senior Advisor to the CEO

    Doug is responsible for developing partnerships and strategic initiatives to significantly increase the organization's fundraising and impact, and also serves as a senior advisor to the CEO.

  • Alexa Waldron | Partnership Experience Coordinator

    Alexa is responsible for providing high-level stewardship and service to the partners that ensure Pelotonia's most important promise to the community – that 100% of participant-raised funds are directed to innovative cancer research.

  • Erika Walker | Philanthropy & Stewardship Manager

    Erika supports relationship-building and stewardship with community members, with the goal of increasing philanthropic support for the organization.

  • Katie Wilson | Marketing & Communications Director

    Katie provides strategic leadership for Pelotonia’s marketing and communications function, overseeing branding, content strategy, and internal and external communications.

  • Colin Wright | Event & Volunteer Operations Coordinator

    Colin supports all operational aspects of Ride Weekend and additional Pelotonia events.

  • Steph Zimmerman | Special Assistant to the Vice Chair

    Steph is responsible for supporting the strategic and administrative objectives of Vice Chair, Doug Ulman. She also serves as Pelotonia’s Board Liaison.


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