Ryan has been participating in the sport of triathlon since 2005 and has been an active member of the club since 2008. He competes at all levels of the sport but his favorite continues to be the Olympic distance. Since becoming a member he has been an advocate for the club and all that it has to offer. He began getting more involved in 2009 when he became a mentor & volunteer for NTP. In 2010 he went on to become a NTP co-leader and continues to serve in that role today. As a Board member, he hopes to use his talents to help bring our club partnerships to the "next level" to the end of increasing the value of membership.
Beyond NTP and his duties on the Board, Ryan can be found at many of the training and social events the club has to offer. Outside of triathlon and the club, Ryan spends his time serving on other non-profit and educational Boards while working as a Customer Relationship Management professional for the largest membership organization here in DC.
Abby joined the DC Triathlon Club in 2009, when she moved back to DC for the third time. She discovered triathlon in July 2007, when she dared herself to complete the Pewaukee (WI) Sprint Tri (on a hybrid, without a wetsuit!). She knew she had found her sport when every photo showed her smiling from ear to ear (they still do)! Since then, she has fallen head over heels in love with racing. Abby has done over 35 triathlons, and typically races Olympic and Half-Iron distance tris. In 2013 will attempt her first full IronMan in Mt. Tremblant, Quebec.
Contact Abby regarding anything related to volunteering, gear, and Club Operations.
Patrick has been a member of the club since 2003, and has been your Treasurer for the last three years. In between counting pennies and helping to make sure your dues are put to good use, this year, he's hoping to: (a) build on the success of the New Triathlete Program, which has attracted and supported many new athletes; (b) create support for experienced athletes, as well as strive towards better member retention; (c) see that DC Tri jerseys are dominating the podiums; and (d) ensure that wisdom is handed down from experienced, veteran members to those new to the sport. Stay tuned. You'll see him mostly doing Olympic distance races this year, and trying to qualify for Team USA again in Burlington. Outside of triathlon, Patrick works for Technology Transition Corporation, a company which catalyses change for clean energy.
Bryan has been a member of the DC Triathlon Club since 2008. He was dragged to the NTP informational meeting by a friend who did not want to go by herself, whereupon he decided that it would be a fun challenge to do a triathlon. Completing his first Olympic distance triathlon on his mountain bike, he has been hooked on the sport ever since though it has taken a toll on his bank account. He has enjoyed the friendships and happy hours in the club so much that he decided to give back to the club and became an NTP Co-Leader in 2010. He became the Program Lead for NTP in 2011 and 2012 and ran the program with a proverbial Ironman fist. Bryan has also been the club volunteer contact for Nation’s Triathlon and the Washington DC Triathlon for the last three years. In 2013, Bryan will race as part of the DC Triathlon Club / Snapple Tri Elite team as he goes to Europe to compete in Ironman Austria along with a few other Half Ironman and Olympic distance triathlons. He will also attempt the Goofy Challenge at Disney in January. As part of the 2013-2014 DC Triathlon Club Board of Directors, Bryan will serve in the roll of Director of Programs overseeing not just NTP, from where he started, but all of the other programs offered by the club.
Steve has been doing triathlons since the fall of 2001, however, it wasn't until 2007 that Steve decided to focus on the sport. When signing up for his first Ironman, Steve knew to succeed he would need the support of others, and found the DC Tri Club. Quickly bonding with others in the club, Steve took on an active role participating and volunteering at club events, and has been serving on the Board since 2010, in the roles of Director of Training, President, and Vice President.
Notorious for his training style of primarily socializing, Steve is excited to be the Director of Events this year and hopes to bring club members together as much as possible.
Dena Richardson has been participating in triathlons for three
seasons. She started in the 2009 NTP class. She has learned a lot both from the formal programs and just chatting with club members during events. Now that she has reached her dream goal of completing an IM, it's time to give back to the club to help others reach theirs.