John has worked over 20 years in Project Management Consulting in the Fulfillment & Printing Industry. He enjoys spending time with his family, loves to travel to new destinations and going to sporting events with his kids.
Favorite Foods: Dry aged beef, wild salmon, and bread pudding
Favorite Ice cream: (Boring) Vanilla
At age 8, John watched cartoons, one of his favorite was the Flintstones. He also loved playing outside. He loved the color Blue and his favorite after school snack was cookies.
Erin has worked for over 15 years in the financial services industry. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, shopping, decorating, meeting people, and squeezing in fun whenever possible.
Favorite Foods: Coffee cake muffins, grilled cheese, and her mom's chocolate cake with buttercream frosting Favorite Ice cream: Richardson’s' Purple Cow
At age 8, Erin hung around with her older sisters and brother and their neighborhood friends, played whiffle ball, dodge ball, red rover, freeze tag/tv tag, went to dancing school, and lip synched to Duran Duran records in her living room. She loved the colors Red and Black (Go Brockton Boxers!) and her favorite after school snack was cookies.
Brendan has worked in the financial services and non-profit sectors for over 15 years. When he is not sitting for a pencil sketch portrait by his mother, he is lost in a hockey rink, at a football game or a baseball field.
Favorite Foods: Everything his mother-in-law cooks and his father-in-law's pizza Favorite Music: Anything by Lionel Richie (I still think the Hello video is the foundation/benchmark for music videos and reality television.) Favorite TV Show: Creature Double Feature Favorite Actor: Gabe Kaplan
At age 8, Brendan was a regular visitor to the Executive Director's office at the local YMCA and spent more time taking "time out" to watch kids swim in the local pool than actually swimming with them. He also enjoyed playing violin at the William Monroe Trotter School with his classmates (including Jonathan Knight of the New Kids on the Block) where his solo version of "Close Encounters" could only be enjoyed by the local senior citizens due to lack of hearing.
Vicky has worked for over 10 years in the educational publishing industry. She enjoys running (especially with her dog and husband), volunteering, eating, watching sports, and spoiling her nephews.
Favorite foods: hamburgers, dim sum, and her mom's tres leches cake
Favorite ice cream: coffee Oreo
At age 8, Vicky could be found trading baseball cards with her older brother, riding big wheels around the neighborhood, or singing and dancing to Whitney Houston's How Will I Know. She loved the color blue and her favorite after school snack was Granny Smith apples.
Dot Joyce is a communications professional with nearly 20 years experience telling the stories of those who have a message to be shared - She enjoys being outside, and participating in the ever changing seasons of our area … she especially loves long hikes and time with her loyal companion, Lulu, her two year old golden doodle.
Her favorite food is sushi and seafood, fried or grilled - steak and potatoes, chicken and pork - soups and stews … pretty much anything fresh and local including Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, corn and squash!
Her favorite Ice cream is black raspberry with chocolate jimmies
When she was 8 years old she was the typical tomboy - you could find her riding her BMX bike down to the river with the boys, playing cops and robbers and role-playing the Dukes of Hazard.
Her favorite after school snack was toast with butter and cinnamon/sugar.
The Youth Board of Directors is led by Martin's siblings, Henry and Jane, and is comprised of Martin's close friends. The Youth Board is an extension of the Foundation's Main Board of Directors and leads several projects each year which focus on the homeless population in our Boston community.
Terri manages Team MR8, the marathon team for the Martin Richard Foundation. In her role, Terri is responsible for motivating the past and present team and keeping them up to date on the happenings within the Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Terri served as Head Cross Country Coach at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, MA as well as the Lead Coach at Berkshire Cross Country Camp in Hinsdale, MA and Assistant Indoor and Outdoor Track Coach at both Notre Dame Academy and Weymouth High School in MA. Her community and volunteer experience is outstanding and includes acting as a volunteer coordinator for multiple BAA races and high school meets as well as local road races and acting as a pacer/coach for participants in the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, Cape Cod Marathon, New Year's Day MRR Marathon and the South Shore Half Marathon.
Terri began her early career in business management and later merged her business sense with her passion for running and became a key holder at Marathon Sports.
At age 8, Terri liked to run races, beat the boys in kickball and play with neighborhood friends. Her favorite afterschool snack was chocolate chip cookies.
From Andover, MA, Melissa attended Roger Williams University where she received a degree in Media Communication and Public Relations. After graduating, she worked at Conventures, Inc. while coaching a running group in her hometown. Prior to joining the foundation, Melissa managed the Boston program for the Chill Foundation, a youth development nonprofit.
In 2014 Melissa ran the Boston Marathon with her father Bill Pennington. Since then she has completed serval half marathons and hopes to cross the finish of another marathon one day. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys snowboarding, surfing, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and spending time with loved ones. From an early age, Melissa loved to be able to help those in need, from volunteering for the Special Olympics to organizing donation drives at a local homeless shelter. Melissa is thrilled that her professional experience and passions have led her to the Martin Richard Foundation.