Directors & Community Support Members 2018

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

Club Staff

Community Support Members

Board of Directors

President: 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!

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!

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VP - Membership Matters: 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!

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Past 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.

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Membership: Cassandra Siwek

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

Having a way to challenge myself and stay active. There are so many things to learn between the swim, bike, and run plus trying new distances and pushing your race times means there will always be a way to challenge yourself. Doing all that is a fun way to keep fit no matter how fast or slow you are at the end of the race.

What I do to support you:

As Membership Director I am here to listen to club members to provide the best club experience possible and support members with their triathlon goals.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Trampoline! And of course, Triathlon. Tell me how you got involved in the sport, what your goals are and what makes it fun for you.
What I am most proud of (so Far)…..
Finishing the Muskoka 70.3 in under the full race cut off time! (even though I still got a DNF)

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Training: Lesley Taylor

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

There's something for everyone from the entry-level novice just getting their feet wet, to the competitive speed demons. It's an incredibly welcoming and supportive community of athletes. And we're all willing to share our experience with each other.

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…

How to develop in the sport, how to set and reach your goals, and what programs we offer that can help you, whatever level you're at. And if you're an experienced triathlete who wants to lead or coach others, talk to me about that, too! We're always looking for group leaders and to help develop new community coaches.

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Marketing: Kelly Smith

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

I love that I'm having so much fun and get to be around awesome people who inspire me not just to meet my goals but to set bigger goals than I ever thought I would have!

When you see me, talk to me about…

Whatever you are excited about that day! Other people's passion and excitement is contagious and we can all build each other up. Also talk to me about food and your current culinary obsessions.

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Communications: Tim Bishop

Role, duties and expectations  

What I love most about triathlon:

This is quite possibly the most social individual sport there is. Especially when you are an active member of the TTC!
I always get a kick out of passing someone on course that is 15 to 20 years yonger than me. I get a bigger kick when I get just smoked by someone who is 15 to 20 years older than me. It's great inspiration.

When you see me, talk to me about…

Triathlon is a good start. After that, anything goes.

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Executive Director

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Administration Assistant

Elisa Iannarelli



Elisa will be updating her profile shortly.

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Community Support Members

Communications: 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.

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Volunteers: Diana Gonzalez

What I love most about triathlon:

I love the challenge of managing three sports, and competing against my own body and mind.
Triathlon keeps me fit, and allows me to eat what I love without guilt.
I'm amazed by what our bodies are capable of doing!
I also love medals.

What I do to support you:

I connect people who need help with people who want to help.
If you have a bit of spare time, please consider helping the club at one of our many events and/or expos!
This is THE best way to expand your triathlon circle.

When you see me, talk to me about…

What you're training for, and how you're training for it. I want to know!
What you're eating to support your training. I love sharing ideas!
I'm always up for a discussion about how to manage real life with the fantasy life of successfully training for triathlon.
Workout clothes, who you follow on Instagram, and Sam Roberts Band.

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Web Master: Open Position



If you are interesting in helping with our website please send an email to webmaster@torontotriathlonclub.org.

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Race Statistics: Open Position



If you are interested in helping the club collect member race data, please contact a club directors.

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Training: Sara Tomenson



Sara will be updating her profile shortly.

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Finance: Lori Goodfellow

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 work with the Treasurer to manage financial record keeping and to produce financial reporting for the board and 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!

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