The 2016 Kids Dash Steering Committee


Dr. Nathan Tanner, Founder
Dr. Tanner believes in supporting strong communities. He regularly volunteers his time providing free dental work to children in need at Give Kids a Smile day. Co-sponsoring, Helping Others Dental Day with UCAN , Gospel Rescue Mission and other local professionals, visiting residents in assisted living facilities, and walking dogs for the Humane Society. He encourages every citizen to contribute personal time and attention towards community service.
Dr. Richard Cohen, Kids Dash and Hue-man Race Coordinator
Dr. Richard Cohen was a practicing physician in Grants Pass from 1977 until 2008. He is a former ASANTE system board member and a member of the Siskiyou Community Health Center board. He is president of the KidZone Community Foundation, whose mission is to promote physical activity for children and teenagers.
Danny Botnik
Danny is Director of Sales at Club Northwest- Danny began his fitness and wellness career at 24 Hour Nautilus in 1983 while attending college full time. His main passion is seeing lives changed through wellness and fitness, fulfilling the call as a wellness and sales enthusiast to "change lives in the communities we serve". "And make fitness a way of life for everyone”. He has served Club Northwest since February 2012. When not working you can find Danny enjoying his wife Paige and son Zackary, friends, golf, fitness, hiking and fishing the Umpqua River for small mouth bass.
Judy Marval
Judy has been the KidZone Coordinator at CNW since 2007. She also was the KidZone Gymnastics Coach for several years. She has 3 grown boys who were and still are very active in sports along with her grandchildren. Judy has been involved in Early Child Care for over 25 years. Her love of children is deeply heartfelt.
Denise Bales
Denise is a mother of five, and a former preschool teacher. She is a yoga devote and instructor. She has developed a water yoga program and is finding great joy being able to bring this practice to those unable to practice on land. Her business, Ashima Yoga, creates a space where individuals of all ages can open themselves to the limitless possibilities in their lives.
Committee members not pictured:

Diane Banta
Leslie Clark
David Eddings
Sheri Pencille
Chris Pendleton
Kathleen Plourd


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