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 followed by joining the Board in 2011 and he hasn't looked back!
While on the Board, Ryan has served as the Director of Partnerships & Outreach, expanding the club's existing business relationships and growing new ones to over 40 recognized partners Nation-wide. In 2012 he was elected President and continues to serve in that role today. Ryan's focus as the club's commander-in-chief has been to organize and mobilize a strong team of volunteer leaders throughout the club as a means to expand the club's offerings and member value, make long over due investments in the club, and grow our club's local and national presence and recognition.
Beyond the Board, Ryan can be found at many of the training and social events the club has to offer. Outside of triathlon, Ryan spends his time serving on other non-profit and educational Boards while his day job keeps him busy as a Marketing Operations Executive for one of the largest membership organization in the US. He spends his free time with his girlfriend Jessica and their dog Maddie.
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.
Nik ventured into the sport of triathlon in 2007, but thanks to an injury and a deployment with the US Air Force, he didn't compete in his first triathlon until 2009 in San Luis Obispo, CA. After a couple seasons of Sprint and Olympic races, his wife Jodie (whose first triathlon season was in 2006), suggested stepping up to an Ironman. So Nik and Jodie completed their first Ironman together at Ironman Wisconsin on 9/11/11. Two 140.6s and three 70.3s later, Nik's favorite race is the half-iron distance.
Nik and Jodie attended the University of Michigan and lived in Georgia, California and Ohio before moving to the DC area and joining the DC Tri Club in 2012. He wanted a quick way to meet as many new people as possible, and thus joined the board as the Director of Membership the same year.
Nik's time commitment to triathlon has taken a step back since finishing Chesapeake Man last fall, as Jodie gave birth to their first child and future triathlete, Christian, on 11/2/12. Nik separated from the Air Force in 2010 and now owns the first branch of Transamerica Financial Advisors in the DC/Northern Virginia area.
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.
Adam grew up playing soccer and tennis in Montgomery County, MD at the age of 6. Although he had the option to join a swim team, he prefered playing in the water and running no more than 10 yards on the court or field. Running further was just dumb.
After college, he got into mountain biking and running to be social. Soon after, he discovered triathlon and having the attitude “Hey, I can power through water, no problem!” However, Adam discovered that it wasn't as easy as he had hoped. After a 7 year hiatus, he join the DC Triathlon Club in 2008 in order to be more social and figure out how to swim.
He still has a lot to learn but has since done two Ironman triathlons and races about seven triathlons a year.
Adam joined the board in 2012 as the Events Coordinator and in between learning-not-to drown sessions, is responsible for setting up Club Racing and Training this year. Feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.