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PTC Board Members

Volunteer Crew

The Pasadena Tri Club is created and led by volunteers. Volunteers lead training events, support races, and give back to our members. Volunteering and helping lead the club is a great way to get involved, give back to the community, and enrich your experience of triathlon. Interested in volunteering? Contact the info@pasadenatriclub.com, any contribution big or small helps make the club what it is.

Board of Directors

Elected by the members from the members, the Board of Directors is the governing body of the club. Board meetings are casual and open for members to attend. PTC's Board members create the core of our volunteer group that catalyze the club's activities, membership benefits, and relationships with the community.

2024 Board

Joe Wong - President, president@pasadenatriclub.com

Bio: From the couch to Ironman finisher, I'm in the back of the triathlon pack and I’m always cheering on our club friends. I got into triathlon in 2008, when my kids were pretty small at the time. As I started getting into triathlon, I started making some life choices for healthy habits and made some friends with healthy habits, and got carried away from there. My friend Zack filmed my journey to Ironman Mont Tremblant 2016; click here. Since then, I finished my 2nd full Ironman Louisville. Picture below.

President: The Pasadena Triathlon Club is just that. It's Pasadena locals, that are into Triathlon, and workout together as a Club. Our club does swim, bike and run workouts and go to races together. My job as President is to provide vision to the Board and point the Club in the right direction. Come on out and meet the Club! 


Sue Montgomery - Club Secretary, secretary@pasadenatriclub.com

I started triathlon as a means to raise money for charity while working for The Walt Disney Company launching TV shows at ABC. My first experience was participating in a relay team for the Entertainment Challenge at Malibu Tri.  I loved it so much that I competed in a Half Ironman 11 months later.  I found the camaraderie of a team can help you achieve goals that at first seem impossible.

The Pasadena Tri Club will turn training for a challenging event into a fun and successful process.  There are planned activities plus you benefit by the experience of the team.  

I’m glad to give back to a sport and organization that has given me so much fulfillment.

As Secretary, my goal is to foster good communications and provide advice on key issues.  


Lynda Neuman - Treasurer, Training Director,  

treasurer@pasadenatriclub.com, training@pasadenatriclub.com

I am co-owner of UMS Banking in Glendale California.  When I was 42 yrs old, I started to exercise because I did not want to grow old and incapable. I decided that, if I never missed a day of exercise, I would never get unfit again. For over 12 years - I never missed a day of exercise.   Somewhere along these 12 years..................

My husband and I decided to do a Half Ironman in 2005 after seeing a 70 yr old man come over the finish line in a Half Ironman at St Croix, where it was so hot you could hardly breath!   Neither of us could swim and our long run at the time was 6 miles. We would do 15 miles on our bikes and think we were bad ass.  We hacked around for the next year - trained ourselves --- somehow survived the 70.3 miles - and 2 days later we were on the internet looking for a coach.   We found Rich Strauss, who was the founder of Pasadena Tri Club and a Coach.  He was also an officer in the Maine Corp.  Being coached by Rich was life-changing because he taught me that the only thing that limited me - was me.  

To date, I have done 38 Half Ironmans (5 of which were at the World Championship Half Ironman), 2 full Ironmans, and countless half marathons.  After coming across the finish line in my first Half Ironman, I never looked back. 

I love the sport of Triathlon. I also love helping others achieve their goals in this sport.  I have been Training Director for PTC for the last 3 years.

I am here to help you in any way I can.

Alvin Hom - Race Director, race@pasadenatriclub.com

Bio: I've been a couch potato gamer for most of my life. In 2011 I found my self middle aged, obese and not feeling well. The doctor told me I had fatty liver which the only cure was to loose the weight. Jumping in to fitness was a new thing for me. First triathlon was the 2011 Long Beach Sprint Triathlon that I did on a dare with some college buddies. From there I found Pasadena Tri Club and was hooked on the fun and camraderie the club provided ever since. (I've given up gaming... sort of!) I've done over 66 races (According to Athlinks!) with a steady dose of Half Marathons, Half Ironmans, Ultras along with a sprinkling of Full Ironmans on top!

As Race Director I bring enthusiasm and seven years of racing experience to the club. I really enjoy helping make sure that members have a good racing experience!


Burt Nelson - Membership Director

Julie Yu - Board Member, Brick-Meister

Title: PTC Brick-meister
Hello! My name is Julie and I'm what you might call a recreational triathlete. My journey started when a couple of girlfriends and I wanted to try the Pasadena Triathlon back in 2017. It was a hilariously awful experience where I had no training, I was borrowing a bike too small for me and stuck one gear, and I didn't know how to swim other than float. Determined to train properly for the next one, a fellow club member introduced me to PTC and off I went! Since then, I've participated as part of a relay team for Half Ironman, finished multiple Sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons, and now I have the unique pleasure of helping organize and run our Brick training workouts for the club. Come check us out in early Spring through early Fall at the Rose Bowl and say hi! All experience levels are welcome! 

Greg Magee - Board Member, At Large

David Chen - Board Member, At Large

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