President: Tracie Gaylor
I have been part of SGLTG since 2014. Until this year I was strictly team photographer and team mom, but then I did my first triathlon. Now I’m looking ahead to next year and more triathlons in my future.
As a member of the board, I want to be there to represent the new triathletes. Those of us who are coming into this sport completely out of shape and ready to have adventures. To inspire each other and be there when we falter.
I want to continue the feeling of all acceptance and belonging. After observing many triathlons or the past 4 years, I haven’t seen a group or team like ours. There are many that help coach or give sponsorships, but on race day we are there for each other. We cheer and support from the start and stay until our last member is over that finish line. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow someone is we will be there!
This team has become part of my family. I would love to see it continue to grow, not by numbers, but by true friendships and new family members. I feel this only comes with training in groups, socials, and most importantly communication.
Vice President: Chris Hatfield
Chris has been involved since the beginning!
How I got started: I was a runner looking for more. I meet a few people from the run group for my first swim and I loved it. That lead to my first race and I was hooked. Without the people in this group I wouldn’t be an Ironman.
Why I want to be on the leadership team: Over the years I have loved what this group has become. Not just a triathlon team but a family that is there for each other, trains together, motivates each other and helps each of us grow into better people. This last year I was lucky enough to meet a new triathlete and help him to his first two races, now he’s signed up for a half iron. Helping him made me realize how much more I have to give back to this team and the sport of triathlon.
Treasurer: Suzanne Koval
Suzanne Koval became SGLTG’s Treasurer in Jan 2018. Suzanne replaced Lara as Event Coordinator for half of 2017 and is now taking on the role of Treasurer.
Secretary: Robin Hayes
My name is Robin and I have been a triathlete for 2 years. I started triathlon because I hated living in fear and letting it control me. I started triathlon to prove to myself that when you take the time to overcome fears and unknowns, it creates a better, stronger, more well rounded person. I love Triathlon’s for that fact!
And the family, I have found an entire new family in triathlon. Between wanting to better myself and fostering my new found friends, I will not stop pushing myself in the triathlon world.
I have been lucky enough to make 70.3 world championships and am going for my first full (talk about facing fears).
I believe I can bring all of this to SGLT, I love helping others face their fears whether it is a first time tri or trying to get better/faster/stronger. I also firmly believe in the family, we need to continue a strong family for those that are here, as well as brining new members in. We are lucky to have such a strong group already, I want to continue the legacy!
I know I wouldn’t have had the success that I have had without this group and those I have met. I want to continue to foster those friendships (and what ever else may come from them :)) and be a support for those who need it.
I hope to be considered to be a leader in SGLT, and I hope to be able to live up to the standards of SGLT.
Event Coordinator: Scott Jozefowski
Scott Jozefowski became SGLTG’s Event Coordinator in Jan 2018. Scott had been with the Seattle Green Lake Triathlon Group since April of 2014. He brings a great attitude and huge amounts of motivation to the team, and has been involved in many events and races in that time.
He’s originally from the East Coast, and has been in the Northwest since 2002. His son is a freshman at University of Washington, and when he’s not involved in triathlons, he enjoys hiking, golf, and traveling.
Professionally, he is a retirement consultant, helping employees towards retirement.
Community Outreach Committee Chair: Jonathan Goodman
I have been a member of SGLTG for the past 3-4 years. I haven’t been able to attend trainings and events as often as I would have liked, but I have enjoyed the comraderie and support of the group throughout my tenure. Because of that, I would like to offer my time/service to the group as a member of the board. I’m still not sure that I will be able to attend events as often as I would like, but I hope that I can contribute to the ongoing efforts to keep the group alive and thriving.
I don’t have IT skills to offer, as I am pretty novice in that area, but I have worked as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, researcher/auditor, and been a teacher/trainer over the 30 years of my career. I’m not exactly sure how that translates, but I’m hoping that you would find me useful.
As for athletically, I am mostly a runner, but I love cycling as well. I tolerate swimming, though my skills there are novice at best. I have completed many half marathons, a couple full marathons, a handful of indoor triathlons, 2 sprints, and 1 olympic triathlon. I still consider myself a beginner as a triathlete, but I’m beginning to enjoy the challenge of the different disciplines put together.
Sponsorship & Business Development Committee Chair: Scott Krieder
I’m originally from Ohio, but spent a few years in Nebraska and Chicago before finally making my way out to Seattle. I’ve always been an avid distance runner, and got into Triathlon after my wife and I finished a few half marathons together.
I love triathlon because 1) I’m a data nerd and it lets me geek out with the numbers, 2) I get to travel to some of the most beautiful places to race, 3) I get to meet some amazing people who continue to inspire me.
I’ve learned a ton since I joined SGLTG from all of my awesome teammates! I still have a lot to learn, but I’m excited to start giving back to the team!