President | Lindsey Newman
Hi everyone, I'm Lindsey and I'm a recent addition to the triathlon community! I joined the Portland Triathlon club last January after testing out the waters of the Saturday morning swim sessions. I jumped in head first and raced my first ever sprint at beaver freezer, then I realized that the Olympic distance was do-able so I tested it out at the mock tri, (first ever open water swim), Hagg Lake was my first official Olympic and i also did Best in the West because who doesn't want a faster time? Its safe to say I'm hooked on the sport and looking forward to training for a 70.3 next!
I'm hoping that my newness to the sport can help bring fresh ideas to the board. I'd really like to focus on bringing new people into the sport of triathlon and bridging some of the barriers to entry for people who are hesitant (like me last year). I have lots of ideas for marketing our awesome sport and am hoping that I can help be a sounding board and a go getter for many of the Tri Clubs goals.
This last year with the club has been incredible and I look forward to training towards new accomplishments with all of you!
Vice President | Lindsay Dunton
Hi! I've been in Portland a little over a year now. I immediately got involved with the PTC as a way for me to connect with other like-minded individuals. I grew up in Atlanta. Spent some time in San Diego, CA where I had my first taste of triathlon. (Hated it, but then got into running.) Moved to Charlottesville, VA for a short stint. Then back to Atlanta where I dove head first into triathlon and embraced the triathlon scene. I fell in love with the tri community and the sport. But really, it was the people and the friendships I made through the sport that got me hooked. I knew that through triathlon, moving to Portland would be easier as I could just jump into the triathlon scene here. So here I am, looking to forge new friendships and enjoy being active in the PNW! I look forward to meeting so many of you and I hope to encourage those who think triathlon may be too daunting to just give a try. There are so many wonderful things to come from this crazy, wacky sport. And I love it!
Secretary | Randy Fujioka
I did my first triathlon in 2014, the Mock Tri, at age 56. I’ve done several since then, but only sprints. I’m looking to do my first Olympic distance in 2019. I consider myself a swimmer first, runner second, and finally a cyclist. I know that is probably the opposite of most triathletes, but I grew up swimming in Southern California. I love the challenge of mastering the three disciplines, but mostly I love the triathlon “community”. I’ve always been big on volunteering, so joining the board was an obvious choice to get more involved with the club. I hope I can offer insights on being an older, slower, in it for the fun of it, athlete. When not doing triathlons, I like road running, trail running, OCRs and open water swimming.
Treasurer | Lade Lamina
I started racing triathlons in 2012, I had zero swimming experience and I taught myself how to swim by watching youtube videos. Since then I have raced over 30 triathlons from sprints, olympics to 70.3's. I moved to Portland n 2016, I joined PTC then.I really enjoyed the Thursday track workouts and getting to know the Portland Tri community. I took 2018 racing year off but maintained running. I am looking to join the board to keep me involved in the Tri community, get motivated for racing, and give back to a sport that I love.
Communications | Nicole Johnson
I first joined PTC the summer of 2016 when I was training for my first half-Ironman, but have been competing in triathlon since I graduated high school in 2010. I grew up swimming and playing water polo and wanted something to continue striving for athletically after high school. I've really enjoyed Shawn's workouts and the strength class at Evolution, both of which have provided me with the opportunity to make some incredible and inspiring friendships. I competed in my first full-distance Ironman this past summer and have a goal to bike across the States the summer before I turn 30. I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the board to help both new and old triathletes in the Portland community reach their goals.
Sponsorship | Steve Platman
I am a former college level swimmer who participated in my first sprint triathlon at the age of 42. For 6 years I competed in mostly sprint and a few Olympic length triathlons. I had never run more than six miles when at 48, I was challenged to run a half marathon. After a successful half marathon run, I decided to go for a full distance Ironman. After a failed attempt, I have now completed 2 Full Ironman’s, 2 Half Ironman’s, plus 3 Marathons. I am here to help any and all in accomplishing their goals, whatever their goals are.
At-Large | Nancy Munn
I am a runner, have always been a runner, and hope to always be a runner. However, I grew up in Canada and was consumed by competitive figure skating for many years. I moved to Portland after the birth of my first child, and spent the next 2.5 decades going to swim meets, cross country and track meets, horse jumping events, taekwondo, watching the kids train and compete; running was what worked around the schedules of four kids and a full time job. When I entered my fifties and had more time to train, I developed way too many injuries and decided I needed to reduce the number of miles on the road. Triathlons felt like a natural fit and I am slowly becoming more comfortable in the water and on the bike. I have done a number of sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and aspire to do a 70.3. I joined the Portland Triathlon Club a few years ago for the community and the workouts. I have learned a lot from Shawn about cycling and swimming, and enjoy the classes at Evolution as well. This year, my plan is to do a number of trail ultras, the Chicago marathon, the duathlon at the 2018 Fyn ITU World Championships, and Best of the West triathlon.
Immediate Past President | Sean McBurney
I have been a member of the PTC since 2012 and I have served on the board since 2015 as treasurer. I am looking forward to continue serving on the board as President for 2018. I started racing triathlons in 2005 shortly after getting my first road bike during graduate school. I love riding my bike the most and grew up as a runner. At some point I will figure out the swim. I have done over 50 triathlons ranging from sprints to 70.3. I enjoy the 70.3 distance the most, but have mainly been racing sprints and olympic distances the last two years. My racing highlights have been racing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2010 and representing team USA at the ITU World Sprint Triathlon Championships in 2015. This year I will be taking on my first Ironman in Arizona in November. I want to help keep the PTC one of the best club's in the country and work with other members to see how we can best serve all of the local tri community.