Directors & Community Support Members 2017

Toronto Triathlon directors and community support members are a group of passionate triathletes who volunteer their time to help develop the sport of triathlon in the Greater Toronto Area. Want to join the board, lead a group ride or help the community? See how you can get involved.

Board of Directors
Executive Director
Community Support Members

Board of Directors

President: David Noseworthy

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

At my first camp TTC camp in Collingwood, some wise friends gave a talk about finding your "why." When things get tough, when you want to pack it in, what is the one thing that keeps you going? That makes it worth it? For me, it's my daughter. I got back into racing when she was born after years of inactivity.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Anything tri related, but particularly our indoor cycling programs. I am not the fastest guy on race day (yet) but have been working hard and steadily improving over the last few years. I read a lot and am always trying new things in my training.

Vice President: Brenda Santos

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

Even though triathletes tend to be Type-A and competitive, they are also some of the kindest people I know, and are always willing to help each other out.

When you see me, talk to me about…

My first triathlon experience. Even though it wasn't the most pleasant experience for me (at the time), I learned many lessons during, and leading up to the race. I hope to share these, especially with those just getting into the sport.

I am most proud of (so far):

Completing my doctoral degree. Talk about a test of endurance! During that time one of my students was a World Duathlon Champion. She is now one of the top professionals in the 70.3 circuit. I guess triathlon was always in my cards!

Past President (Ex-officio): Irene Rey

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

Triathlons keep me active but what I really really love about them – FRIENDS! I came to the Toronto Triathlon Club knowing NO ONE. Today I have a big circle of training friends who keep me motivated and laughing. I love seeing everyone at races, clinics and particularly, socials!

Mainly, I do triathlons because I have too much time and money on my hands.

When you see me, talk to me about…

The life lessons a bike crash taught me and how triathlons teach me transferable skills that I apply in my career.

Treasurer: Lori Goodfellow

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

The club community made my triathlon experience exceptional. I have met friendly, funny and fit people that motivate me to try the next race or adventure. A group of people with whom it is ok to get all the 'tri-talk' (... of races, training and gadgets) out of your system.

What I do to support you:

I manage the financial health of the club, supporting every day transactions and long-term planning along with the other board members.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Talk to me about what brought you to the TTC and why you are a member!

I am most proud of (so far):

I am still so excited that I am able to swim in open water! That was a major concern 3 years ago. Also, that this club gave me the courage and support to train for and complete an Ironman race ~ never say never!

Membership: Boni Griffith

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

The drive of the competition, the thrill of crossing the finish line and hearing your name. The sense of community, support from your fellow "competitors". Triathletes banter amicably before the race, compete fiercely during the race and celebrate everyone's accomplishment at the end!

What I do to support you:

As Membership Director, my job is to be your voice at the board level. I want to hear your questions, suggestions, and what you enjoy about the club so that I can help you maximize your club experience.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Going long, how your training should change, how to manage a busy life style, but at the same time balancing life and triathlon. There is still time for that great glass of wine, your body and brain will thank you!

Training: Linda-Kay Richards

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

The people! The athletes, the volunteers, the spectators, the race directors. The sense of community that training for and racing an event brings.

What I do to support you:

As training director I am responsible for all aspects of the training programs offered by the club. The job description says it best, but basically if it involves swim, bike or run I'm involved! Please contact me at training@torontotriathlonclub.org if you have any think training related you need to discuss.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Anything Triathlon! Seriously, talk to me about how the club supports you and how it could better support you and your triathlon career! I’m also an Endurance Junkie – so if you have questions when it comes to training and racing long – I’m happy to talk endlessly about it!

Marketing: Halley Georgas

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

As a tomboy growing up, my life revolved around all sports. I played EVERYTHING. Triathlon has been a sport that just keeps on giving. It's a challenge that keeps you coming back for more. And best of all, you meet some really amazing people!

What I do to support you:

I would like to make sure TTC is well known in the triathlon/endurance sport community and to help attract anyone who is considering giving this fabulous sport a "tri".

When you see me, talk to me about…

Anything and everything. I love hearing success stories or funny racing stories.

I am most proud of (so far):

Qualifying for Boston, finishing 3 Ironmans, swimming in a straight line (I have done it… once). The list goes on and on, I try to pick something great from every event I do and celebrate!

Sponsorship: Jaqueline Baldwin

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

I love the disciplined training regime and I can't think of a better way to stay fit. Mixing up the three activities is a great way to reduce injuries and it never gets boring because it is impossible to master all three.

What I do to support you:

As Sponsorship Director, I work with our business friends to ensure we find partnerships that benefit the members and, of course, a little extra money for the club is always a good thing!

When you see me, talk to me about…

What to watch on the bike trainer! I have practically finished Netflix while training for an Ironman.

I am most proud of (so far!):

Climbing Mt. Lemmon for a third time at the TTC Arizona training camp.

Social: Kimberley Mutch

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about Triathlon:

The enjoyment of personal growth by embracing challenges and pushing my own perceived limits is what first attracted me to Triathlon. And now, I am continually inspired and motivated by all the amazing people I have trained and raced with over the past three years.

What I do to support you:

As Social Director, I hope to plan and organize fun and exciting events that allow TTC members to connect and grow friendships on a social basis outside of training.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Anything you are excited and passionate about that makes you smile. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about their race experiences, how they train, and what they do during their time outside of Triathlon.

Communications: Warren Short

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

Sport, hobby, & lifestyle all in one! The energy of the events, the positive, motivated people. Constant challenges mental, physical, (sometimes mechanical). Problem solving - hitting a wall and finding a way over, under, around, through.

What I do to support you:

Actively engage the Toronto Triathlon Club community. There are so many great stories about the club members, their goals and results, the club's social events, training opportunities. My objective is to get the word out and make our communications valuable 'must read' and 'must follow' quality, to connect and inspire the membership.

When you see me, talk to me about…

How do you want to hear from the club? Which channels, topics are best for you? What are your goals for the season? What's your favourite race that I should check out? Any cool hacks you've figured out or come across? What else are you into?

Executive Director

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

The diversity, the challenge, the camaraderie, the competition, the racing and the community. You don¹t have to be an expert in all three sports either to have success! Training for triathlon keeps you fit, challenges the body and the mind. Racing triathlon provides me an outlet for competition. I also love how it creates the opportunity to make an individual sport a team one.

What I do to support you:

As Executive Director, my job is to make things happen! I take care of most of the day to day and make sure you have quality coaches, programs and events to attend. I also want to hear your questions and suggestions about what you want the club to offer so I can work with the board to give you the opportunities. I can be reached at: exec-director@torontotriathlonclub.org.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Anything to do with triathlon! Your first race, getting faster, getting fitter, doing your first half or full distance, going to world championship races, strength training and health eating, of course! Training for the time-crunched athlete! I did my first try-a-tri in 2007 and was hooked despite getting passed by almost everyone in the bike. Let me help you succeed!

Community Support Members

Event Coordinator: Laura Beatty

What I love most about triathlon:

The opportunity to continually challenge myself to do better and be better every day

What I do to support you:

As the Events Marketing Coordinator my primary role will be to inform the team of all upcoming events; ranging from clinics to socials and training camps to races

When you see me, talk to me about…

Aspirations and what it might take to represent Canada at an age group world championship (short course).
The thrills and challenges of adopting long course racing in your triathlon goals.
My lessons learned from “balancing” Ironman training with friends / family, and a career in management consulting.

Club Statistician: Ariel Weis

What I love most about triathlon:

Honestly, it's got to be a combination of the health benefits and the community. Every triathlete I've met so far has been incredibly nice and welcoming, and I want to be a part of that and make it the same for all the people that come after me too!

When you see me, talk to me about…

Anything you'd like! I'm always happy to meet new people and learn more about them. Tell me about your races, past and future, about how you're training, what you do during your off-time, how you got started in the sport and what you'd like to see happen. And do tell me that you want to volunteer for those events where you're not racing!

Webmaster: Xavier Briand

What I love most about triathlon:

I’m not someone who settles into one thing and sticks with it. In that, triathlon offers the opportunity to spread your attention in three different disciplines. I love the community with its huge range of characters, dedication and, well, craziness (‘cause you have to be, if you are out there, spending your hard earned money to enjoy so much pain). I love triathlon because it makes me a better person. The person I was 3 years ago would not believe who I’m and what I do now. And I’m training and working hard to make future me even better. Testing and pushing my own limits, getting outside of my comfort zone, triathlon is a part of my lifelong adventure.

What I do to support you:

I work with the membership, marketing, social and training directors to cater and deliver the right information to you. As our membership grows, so our need to be clear about who we are and what we do. For instance, to serve you better, a big project this year is to rejig the website. Stay tuned.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Your next adventure/challenge/crazy thing that makes you get up in the morning and put a smile on your face..

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