2023 Board of Directors

President- Eric Trombley

How long you have been a club member? Over five years now at least.

Favorite triathlon? Augusta 70.3 since it was my first 70.3.

What are you currently training for? 70.3 Chattanooga and Ironman Chattanooga

Fun fact: I’m a cancer survivor and classic car enthusiast.

Contact: trombleycrue1@gmail.com

Vice President- Beverly Harrell

How long have you been a club member? 3 years

What are you currently training for? Chattanooga 70.3

Contact: harrell310@aol.com

Secretary- Melissa Urrutia

How long have you been a club member? 1 year

Favorite triathlon? TriGators, because Go Gators!

What are you currently training for? St. Anthony’s Olympic and Chattanooga 70.3

Fun fact: I didn’t find fitness and exercise until about 11 years ago. My dream job is part-time physical therapist and part-time fitness and wellness coach.

Contact: melissakurrutia@gmail.com

Treasurer- Signe Ulsamer

How long have you been a club member? 1 year

Favorite triathlon? Santa Rosa Triathlon

What are you currently training for? Into The Wood Ultra Run, The Long Play Ultra Run, Gulf Coast 70.3

Fun fact: I like to have fun with my triathlon buddies, biking, running, and swimming in the wild.

Contact: anything grows.signe@gmail.com

Past President- Kory Skrob

How long have you been a club member? Since 2017

Favorite triathlon? 2021 IM Worlds 70.3

What are you currently training for? Boston Marathon

Fun fact: I have an ACC Championship soccer ring from NC State.

Contact: kskrob@gulfwindstriathletes.com

Director at Large- Brittany Vermeer

How long have you been a club member? Since 2019, when I did my first triathlon- the Red Hills Super Sprint!

Favorite triathlon? It’s a toss up between the IM 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah and 70.3 North Carolina for different reasons. The race in St. George was incredible scenic and more of a celebration, while North Carolina was a targeted A race and my fastest so far with a 15-min. PR.

What are you currently training for? Chattanooga 70.3, Augusta 70.3, Ironman Florida, and lots of fun local races.

Fun fact: I’m a writer, photographer, artist, and 10-time World Champion equestrian.

Contact: Harley234BLB@yahoo.com

Director at Large- Matt Vermeer

How long have you been a club member? Since 2021

Favorite triathlon? North Carolina 70.3 because the swim was in saltwater and had a good current. Also, I enjoyed the fast bike course.

What are you currently training for? Chattanooga 70.3, Augusta 70.3, and all the local races.

Fun fact: I’m a family medicine and sports medicine physician, and I believe that exercise is medicine. Also, I’m a big fan of the Liverpool Football Club.

Contact: matthewvermeermd@gmail.com

Director at Large- Lura Diestelhorst

How long have you been a club member? 7 years

What are you currently training for? Chattanooga 70.3

Contact: lad0982@gmail.com

Director at Large- Darien Angelier

How long have you been a club member? I started triathlon four years ago. I’ve been racing bikes since 1998 and was converted.

Favorite race? CLASH Daytona and Rock N Rollman

What are you currently training for? 2023 triathlon season

Contact: gmotive06@gmail.com

Director at Large- Tina Bahmer

How long have you been a club member? 7 years

Favorite triathlon? Georgia Veterans

What are you currently training for? Chattanooga 70.3

Fun fact: I was born and raised in Wyoming. I’ve been blessed with six kids- three girls and triplet sons.

Contact: tbahmer@gulfwindstri.com