Electric Athletic Club Leadership Team
Our Electric Team
Josh Goldman, MD, MBA // Co-Founder // Ops
Josh is a longtime athlete and Sports Medicine physician at UCLA. Beginning with his track & field days in high school, running has consistently been a part of his life. He founded EAC with his two closest college friends to create a meaningful community around the sport in the empty space most of us experience post-college.
Outside of running, he spends most of his time on campus at UCLA treating patients and athletes alike. He completed his fellowship training in Sports Medicine and residency training in Family Medicine at the UCLA. He attended graduate school at the University of Southern California, completing his Medical Degree concurrent with his Master of Business Administration.
Josh is currently the Team Physician for the UCLA Football, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Water Polo teams. He previously served as team physician for a number of UCLA Athletics teams and numerous high schools in the Los Angeles area. He worked as a volunteer physician at the United States Olympic Training Center, USA Hockey, and the AVP Tour. His areas of research include sport-related concussion, training load and injury, sleep & sports performance, distance running, and pediatric sports medicine.
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Dan Chang // Co-Founder // CFO
Dan received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a masters degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California. Dan has ten years experience in health finance and business development and is currently a Lead Project Manager for Kaiser Permanente working in Business Consultant Enterprise Solutions.
Dan is also a professional singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist for the band Hunter Hunted, a Los Angeles based indie pop group who has toured with bands such as Rachel Platten, Twenty One Pilots, Fitz and the Tantrums, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Weezer, and FUN. The band has also played on Conan O’Brien, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and at music festivals including Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Firefly, Sasquatch, and Governor’s Ball. Hunter Hunted’s full length album, “Ready For You” is now available on iTunes.
Lastly, Dan volunteers as Chief Financial Officer for Miry’s List, a non-profit organization that focuses on assisting new arrival refugees families through the means of crowdsourcing and social media. Dan sees organizations such as Miry’s List as necessary and inspiring because they shed light on humanity’s better side and is much needed in our current times.
Dan believes that life should be a balance of hard work, healthy activity, best friends, and selfless charity. This is the key to a happy and healthy body and mind. This, at the heart, is everything Electric Athletic Club embodies.
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Tom Fitzpatrick // Director of Events
Tom grew up in the fine state of New Jersey where he planned on making the leap from high school straight into the pros for basketball. Around age 12, this dream was faded as reality set in. Soon thereafter, Tom found a new love in the form of distance running. A 3-time All-County runner at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, NJ, he went along to receive a Division 1 Scholarship to run at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He graduated with a BS in Communications and is currently a television producer for FOX Sports in LA
Today you can find Tom running the roads of Santa Monica and the surrounding westside of LA as he looks to lower his PRs in the half and full marathons. Tom also serves as the Assistant Director of EAC Santa Monica and has a passion for training, music of all types, and large fluffy dogs. Tom loves EAC for the lasting friendships he has made, as well as the impetus for improvement in his running and general fitness that it has provided.
His favorite foods are sweet potatoes and salmon and his favorite dog breed is Bernese Mountain Dog. And no, he is not good at surfing.
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Paige Gaines // Director of Growth
Born and raised in Southern California, Paige grew up loving outdoor activities. From playing soccer and waterpolo to competitive cheerleading, she has always loved team sports.
Paige has been apart of Electric Athletic Club since 2017. She has served as the Assistant Director of the EAC South Bay, founder and Director of EAC Chicago, and is now back in LA as the Director of Track Tuesday. After 5 years of being apart of EAC, she still says the beers at the end of the run are what it’s all about. Recently she has gotten into long bike rides with the crew on the strand and attending Sunday morning EASea ocean swims when the weather is just right.
Outside of EAC, Paige is the Senior CRM Lead for Your Super, a superfoods health and wellness company. If you’re looking for Paige on a Friday night you can find her jamming out with roommate Brynn Condy to Morgan Wallen enjoying a rooftop sunset beer in Hermosa Beach.
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Phil Dauria // Director of Social + Media
Phil is an Advertising Project Manager at Media Arts Lab by way of NYC >>> CT (with ESPN) >>>SF. After four tours of duty in the desert, it is safe to call him a Speed Project evangelist. He has completed 10 half-marathons and one full (LA). Phil's life motto is "Baseball > everything." It's a lifestyle.
Within EFC, Phil served as a Captain and subsequently Director of EAC South Bay before joining the corporate team as our Director of Social + Media.
If you're interested in collaborating on social or other media projects, shoot Phil a note. We're always looking for meaningful ways to collaborate.
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Mike Kelly // Director of Partnerships
Born and raised in West Long Branch, NJ. Former College Football player at the University at Albany. Former owner of Papa Bear's Nut Butters and currently working in Digital Media with Atmosphere TV AKA CHIVE TV. Loves spending time cooking, specifically smoking BBQ! I also do some modeling and acting on the side!
I never considered myself a runner (and still don't!) but I've been proud to train hard and compete in several races over the years. One of my proudest fitness achievements is having run the Speed Project 2x with two awesome teams. If you need someone to officiate your wedding, I'm a certified Minister, also technically a Lord. So you can call me Lord Reverend Michael A. Kelly of Glencoe.
If you're interested in partnering with EAC, Mike is your guy. Looking forward to connecting with you!
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Mackenzie Patterson // Director of Marketing + PR
Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, Mackenzie developed a love for the outdoors early on. She ran the Bolder Boulder 10K for the first time at age six and has yet to miss the race since. She focused on swimming in high school and is inexplicably proud of the league records she still holds. She moved to California to attend USC on an academic scholarship and in pursuit of the warm weather and sunshine.
Mackenzie is currently a Partner, Associate Director at a media agency in LA, having worked with clients in the entertainment, automotive, health, and alcohol industries. She can still usually be found at the beach, pool, or on a run and is looking forward to taking on another marathon this year.
Mackenzie strongly believes in EAC's mission to join fitness with community and is consistently inspired by the friendships formed and motivation found as a result of running together.
Interested in interviewing someone from the team? Shoot Mackenzie a note.
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Jay Nunn // Director of Gear
North Carolinian turned New Yorker turned Angeleno. Civil Engineer turned MBA turned serial entrepreneur. Collegiate soccer player turned sloth turned avid runner.
Jay published a travel guide about tacos and he also ran a half marathon in North Korea and finished 12th. He was voted ‘most likely to succeed’ in high school and still thinks it's funny. More relevantly, though, Jay adds ecommerce, graphic design, and apparel design experience to EAC's all-star leadership team. He was the technical co-founder of unscruff, inc., a subscription-based ecommerce company that provided a simple shopping experience for men's clothes. He founded and currently runs Race Day Rangers, designing and selling merit badges and commemorative race patches for runners. From inventory management to supply chain to merchandising to customer development, Jay has been there and done that.
Jay day-jobs as a software product manager in the entertainment industry and moonlights as a motorcycle mechanic, travel writer, graphic designer, and gear slinger.
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Luke Cebula // Director of Communications
Luke grew up in Southern California where he obsessively played club soccer with his twin brother. His studies took him to Pratt Institute in NYC where he is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design with a minor in History of Art and Design. He is an avid runner and completes every half marathon he gets the chance to. He plans to run the NYC and LA marathons upon graduation.
Luke lives a very active lifestyle. You can find him working out at the nearest SoulCycle or OrangetheoryFitness studio, running on the beach in LA, or running along the Hudson River in NYC. He is a huge believer in Christopher McDougall’s words from the book Born to Run, “If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them.”
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Jen Galvin // Director of Music
Born and raised in the Napa Valley, Jen was active from a very young age running track & field from kindergarten through high school, competing in sprints, hurdles, long jump, high jump and anchoring the relays. (All while listening to Tupac, Biggie, Snoop Dog, and TLC).
After moving across the country not once, but twice, from San Diego to NYC to SF pursuing a degree in fashion design, Jen graduated from FIDM in SF. She is currently living in Santa Monica working in design for a swimwear company.
When Jen is not running the streets of Santa Monica, Venice, and West Hollywood, she is creating international DJ-caliber playlists for EAC, drinking wine, going to concerts, hiking, or throwing a football at the beach.
Jen has always felt music should be at the center of our lives; it sets the tone, gives you all the feels, and forms lasting memories. For Jen, EAC is about the memories made with epic people in amazing places!
Scott Akamine // General Counsel
Scott is an accomplished legal executive with experience guiding growth strategies through complex competitive, legal, and regulatory landscapes. He served most recently as general counsel and corporate secretary of AEON Biopharma, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, overseeing legal and certain administrative functions, including business development, corporate governance, intellectual property, and compliance. Prior to AEON, Scott was the associate general counsel and interim general counsel at CoreLogic, Inc. and general counsel and corporate secretary at Incipio, LLC. He also held legal roles of escalating responsibility at Allergan, Inc. until the company was acquired by Actavis plc.
Scott began his legal career as a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins. He earned his B.A. from Chapman University and his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he graduated with honors.