Volunteers

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.

2019 Board
Joe Wong - President, president@pasadenatriclub.com
Bio: From the couch to the Ironman Finish line, I'm in the back of the pack and cheering on our friends. My wife and I live in South Pasadena. I have a daughter in college and son in high school. I started getting into triathlon as a way to get some healthy habits and 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 workouts and races together. My job is meet and greet and point people in the right direction, toward the finish line. Come on out and meet the Club! 


 

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!

 
GT Erguiza - Membership Director, members@pasadenatriclub.com
Bio: Lifelong athlete and multiple Ironman Finisher. Constantly learning and passing on the knowledge. Why do I keep paying to suffer in this sport? Because I can.

Membership: As the Membership Director, I try to cultivate and grow the club with new members. I also do my best to ease in new members to encourage and integrate them in our various workouts and activities. My duties don't end after you sign up; I want to make sure to "bring you out of the shadows" and do what I can to make you more comfortable in the club as you get started.

Ask me about what we do as a Tri Club. We go by the credence of "It's better to suffer together than on your own".

 

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.


Tyler Long - Club Secretary, secretary@pasadenatriclub.com
Bio: I'm a native and current resident of Los Angeles and was raised in foothills of La Canada Flintridge. Growing up my parents always ensured that my brother and I were involved in some sort of sports activity and a lot of my life growing up revolved around swimming. In high school I swam on the swim team and played water polo for all four years. After high school I attended college in the Pacific Northwest and spent four years rowing on the crew team. Some time after college and after a lifetime of being active, I found myself dreadfully inactive and about 50 pounds overweight. Picking myself up, I stated running and after challenging myself to finish twelve half marathons in a year, I found myself looking for more. Adding in biking and the swim, I participated in my first triathlon in Santa Barbara in 2013. Since that race I've come a long way and I've now completed 6 full Ironman distance races and over 25 half distance Ironman races. I've seen success in both my running and triathlon but I never take things too seriously as this hobby is something I want to continue until my body tells me otherwise. It's an honor to serve on the board of PTC and it's my hope to be able help support others in finding the same joy and sense of accomplishment that this sport has afforded me.


Leanne Lowden - Marketing Director 

As a former smoker, the thought of doing a triathlon had never even occurred to me until I watched my husband train for and then complete one in May of 2015.  The next day I signed up for the Lavaman Olympic triathlon, and I didn't even know how to swim.  I wouldn't drown in the water, but I'd never swum a lap.  After some swim lessons and hiring a coach I completed my first triathlon, a sprint, in Newport Beach in October 2015 and now I'm hooked.  If you don't see me at the PTC Saturday Ride it's most likely because I'm off racing somewhere.  Mike Reily called out those amazing words in 2017-- "Leanne Lowden, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!".  

I joined PTC in April 2018 and it's been a pleasure training with such wonderful athletes and people.  I've gotten much stronger on the bike with the help of the Saturday Rides.  My PTC family inspires me, pushes me, and encourages me to pursue my dreams and goals. 
I'm now a USAT Certified Race Director and triathlon coach.  I'm honored to have been invited to join the PTC Board of Directors.  I plan on hosting information booths at races and events so that we can spread the word about our amazing Club.  How can we help you in your triathlon journey?


For more info please email:
info@pasadenatriclub.com