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.


ROB READ, Vice President, Operations

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.


DAVID JIANG, Vice President, Secretary / Director of Partnerships

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.


PATRICK PANNETT, Vice President, Treasurer

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.


JUENE RADER, Director of Programs

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.


JULES BILOWICH, Director of Partnerships

Without really knowing what they were getting themselves into, Jules joined DC Tri Club as a part of NTP in 2019. They were immediately hooked on the sport – and of course all the post-race food and comradery! Since then, Jules has trained and raced both in the U.S. and internationally and feels most comfortable at the half-iron distance. When they are not joining group bikerides, swimming in choppy open water, or avoiding run training, they’re working on affordable housing policy in DC, making art, or traveling for fun.


KELLY LEFLER, Director of Training and Racing

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.

TBD, Director of Communications and Marketing


TBD, Director of Gear and Merchandise


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 50-60 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 loves serving the Club in the Support role, supporting the operations of the club and the Board of Directors, and can be reached at