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.

2021 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
 
While working for The Walt Disney Company (launching shows such as Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Lost, and The Bachelor) I joined the Disney Tri Team to raise money for Children’s Hospital by participating in a relay team at the Nautica Malibu Tri.  This was my first introduction to triathlon and loved it so much that I competed in a Half Ironman 11 months later.  I had never ridden a bike prior to Malibu and found the camaraderie of a team can help you achieve goals that at first seem impossible.  The Pasadena Tri Club is one of those teams and can turn training for a challenging event into a fun 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, I will foster good communications and provide advice on key issues.  I will organize events such as a ride to Santa Barbara. 


 
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!


 
Joe Wong - Membership Director, members@pasadenatriclub.com
 
Bob Montes - Sponsorship Director, sponsors@pasadenatriclub.com
Bio: Age group athlete that enjoys group activities, fitness and friendly competition!  New to triathlons and open to all types of training regimens and racing opportunities.  Excited and fortunate to have found many friends and training partners with Pasadena Triathlon Club.
 

Sponsorship Goal = Partner with our awesome Sponsors to increase awareness and participation with our PTC Members.  Collaborate in enjoyable training and race activities with our Sponsors and our PTC Members that includes their goals for product, services and membership growth.

 
Julie Yu - Media Content Director 

I take photos and I post photos. 🙂