KYLE SIMPSON, President

president@dctriclub.org

Kyle Simpson is originally from IL but has lived in DC for nearly 15 years. He got into triathlon eight or so years ago and has been active ever since. He’s part of the “more time on the course” crowd and enjoys the social aspect of the sport. He has two ironman behind him (Lake Placid and Mont Tremblant). This is his second year on the DC Triathlon Club board. Outside of triathlon, Kyle does government relations work for a non-profit.

 

ROB READ, Vice President, Operations

vp@dctriclub.org

Rob joined the DC Triathlon Club back in 2014 when he enrolled in the New Triathlete Program. Back in those days, even the thought of a Sprint Triathlon was scary. Through the program and training with fellow NTPers, Rob completed his first Olympic distance race that summer. Since then he has completed both the Olympic Speed Programs and Half Ironman Programs. Rob has been an active member of the club since he joined and in his capacity as a col-ead for the DCTC Cap Hill Group, has organized a number of events over the years. The social aspects of the Club have allowed for building strong friendships. Rob previously served the board as Director of Events and the Director of Membership Development.

 

LIZ GLOMB, Vice President, Membership & Secretary

secretary@dctriclub.org

Liz joined the club in 2013 as she was trying to learn as much as possible about triathlon and figured joining a local club would be the best place to start. She completed her first triathlon in 2014 and joined the board shortly thereafter.

Liz started out as a runner in 2009 when she moved back to the DC area after living in Connecticut for 8 years coaching collegiate rowing. Since 2009 Liz has competed in 2 marathons and 14 half marathons. In her short triathlon career so far, she has completed numerous races including Colonial Beach Sprint, Giant Acorn Olympic, and Challenge Williamsburg Olympic.

When not working, training, or doing stuff for the DC Tri Club, Liz can be found trying to finish her master’s degree. What is this “free time” that everyone talks about?

 

PATRICK PANNETT, Vice President, Treasurer

treasurer@dctriclub.org

A latecomer to triathlon and running, Patrick did his first half-marathon in 2010 and joined DC Tri that year when he did his first triathlon – the SavageMan half-iron distance race at Deep Creek Lake. From there he followed his taste for long-distance racing and went on to ChesapeakeMan (training via the inaugural DC Tri IM program) and Ironman Maryland, St. George, Lake Placid and Coeur d’Alene. He’s completed the Boston marathon and enjoys trying new things – like the Gettysburg to D.C. relay and Garrett County Gran Fondo Diabolical Double.

After several years of rehab and recovery, he was back to a full season in 2021 and looks forward to supporting robust programs and improvements in 2022. Patrick subscribes to the N+1 philosophy – that there’s always room for one more bike.

 

DAVID JIANG, Director of Communications and Marketing

communications@dctriclub.org

David has been a member of the club since 2014 when he joined the New Triathlete Program and was hooked. Back then, he was not a swimmer so the swim for a sprint was rather intimidating and he was glad to survive his first race at Blackbear Triathlon. Thanks to the Masters Swim Program he was able to improve and gradually work his way up to longer distances. He enjoys riding hills and can often be found roaming the hills of Rock Creek. The club has been such a welcoming community and he hopes to give back to the club as the Director of Communications and Marketing.

 

MALLORY SCOTT, Director of Gear and Merchandise

gear@dctriclub.org

Mallory officially joined the DC Tri Club in 2017 after hovering around its events and facebook groups for a while. She participated in her first triathlon in 2016 on a bright orange hybrid Breezer and stayed “tri-curious” after that. Since joining the club, Mallory has participated in a variety of club events but became a devoted member of the event Masters swim program in 2019. She joined the board in 2020 as the Gear and Merchandise Director, a role that mirrors her day job almost perfectly.

Mallory still spends most of her time running but a nagging injury has let her explore more of the world on her bike. She also rides with a cycling team and loves to participate Cyclocross races in the fall and winter.

 

JUENE RADER, Director of Partnerships

partnerships@dctriclub.org

Juene moved to DC in 2018 and immediately fell in love with the area and the local races.  After running her first half and full marathon, she was introduced to triathlons and joined the club through the DC TRI NTP program in 2019.  Truly enjoying the sport, and even more importantly, the people she met, she signed up for several 2020 races and then spent 2021 trying to complete them.  She concluded 2021 by completing the Maine 70.3 and Waterman Olympic/Sprint double.

She is a regular at the NOVA Track works out, and Happy Hours.  She is eager to continue supporting the NTP program as a mentor and co-lead and excited to give back, as a member of the Board.

 

CINDY HUTCHINGS, Director of Programs

programs@dctriclub.org

Cindy completed her first triathlon – Bud Light Baltimore – in 1986 as something fun to do. Life got busy and she didn’t return to the sport until 2004 after having two kids. Cindy joined the DC Tri Club in 2010 in order to take advantage of the partner discounts and found a community of like-minded friends as a bonus. She has been a co-leader with the Half and Full Ironman Programs for the past 6 years and a mentor for the New Triathlete Program for 5+ years. Cindy is a regular on the Saturday morning rides and the NoVa track workouts. Now that the kids have left the nest, she is excited to give back more to the Club as Director of Programs.

As for racing, Cindy has been part of the Elite team for 5 years. She has been a member of Team USA for 8 years. This year she did her first draft-legal sprint race but prefers the Olympic distance. Cindy usually does one 70.3 each season except this year when she also raced the 70.3 World Championships in Nice.

 

JORGE ALVAREZ, Director of Web and Technology

web@dctriclub.org

Bio coming soon!

 

KELLY LEFLER, Director of Training and Racing

training@dctriclub.org

Kelly raced her first tri in 2011 and has loved the sport and its community ever since. Triathlon has been her favorite way to meet people in new cities. She joined DC Tri Club in 2015 after moving to DC at the start of training for her first ironman. She has been a mentor and co-lead for the New Triathlete Program for the last 5 years and Elite Team member for the last 4 years. She loves helping people happily and healthily cross their first finish line. While she enjoys racing all four distances, the full distance is her favorite.

 

CYNTHIA STEELE, Club Admin Support

support@dctriclub.org

Cynthia grew up in the DC area and was always active playing sports, but only discovered a love of running in her 30s whens she trained for a 5K, then a 15K, then a marathon. After that, she set a goal to do a triathlon, but started a different journey – having kids. Putting a triathlon on her bucket list, she finally did her first in 2013 when she turned 40 – Iron Girl Rocky Gap – and was immediately hooked! She joined the DC Tri Club the next year to become a part of the community, learn more about the sport, and meet people. Throughout her triathlon journey, Cynthia has lost 50 pounds, completed IRONMAN Lake Placid, 8 half iron distance races, many shorter races, and met an amazing community of triathletes in the process. As leader of the Women’s Group, Cynthia loves to connect with other women interested in triathlon and support them in reaching their goals.

Cynthia is happy to serve in the Club Support role, supporting the operations of the club and the Board of Directors, and can be reached at support@dctriclub.org.