Board Members

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President: 

Jaime Kafader
Jaime Kafader
I started running in 2011 with Team in Training.  I was bored and decided to look into doing a triathlon with Team in Training because a friend had done so and it looked like a lot of fun.  They weren’t training for any triathlons but they were starting training for the Nike Women’s Marathon.  So I signed up.  I then had to Google how far a marathon was!  I still wanted to do a triathlon, so in 2013 I did the Tri for Acts of Kindness.  That got me hooked on cycling.  I’m still trying to convince myself that swimming is fun…  I joined the Tucson Tri Girls in 2014 after years (literally) of one of the Tri Girls members trying to get me to come to meetings.  In my non-working, non-training time, I like rock climbing, sewing, and reading.  I’m excited to be your president this year and am looking forward to getting to know more of the Tri Girls I haven’t yet met!

Vice President & Secretary:

 Joanie Rogucki
Joanie Rogucki
My husband and I decided to try triathlon in 2009 after moving to Arizona from Michigan. After watching a sprint triathlon in Tucson in the Spring we completed our first triathlon that fall. That following Christmas my husband gave me a membership to the Tucson Tri Girls. We both agreed after running so many years with injuries that we would like to have fun, train and compete with less chance of injuries. WE both agree this amazing supportive group of women and our male supporters have added new life to our fitness fun. The other side of my life when not training or working: I enjoy crafting, revising recipes for substitution for food intolerance's and sharing healthy life style options. As your TTG VP/Secretary I look forward to my second term and am thrilled to see our members bloom.

Treasurer:

Brenda Sparks
Brenda Sparks
My first triathlon was in 2001, the Women’s Gold Nugget Super Spring in Anchorage, AK. I had just started running with a co-worker 9 months before this and we did our first 5K two months after I started running. I was hooked. As a trade to run a 4-miler with me, I had to agree to the triathlon. I could not swim and did not own a bike. My friend taught me to swim and loaned me her mountain bike. I had a blast and was hooked on triathlon. Since then, I have been challenging myself to see what I could accomplish. I’ve completed 4 marathons, 13 half marathons, 5 century bike rides, 4 70.3 triathlons and one full ironman as well as numerous short distance races. Outside of triathlon, I’ve been a Certified Public Accountant for 18 years so the Treasurer position was a logical choice. I look forward to continuing this amazing organization.

Sponsorship Coordinator:

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Membership Coordinator:

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Erin McGinnis
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Training and Clinics:

Amy Orchard
Amy Orchard
 
I always thought I had to have the perfect body to be a triathlete.  I waited for that perfect body.  I worked hard to make it happen.  I never reached that perfection I pictured.  I got tired of waiting, so I smashed myself into a trisuit and went for it!  Why did I wait!  What a joy it was to celebrate my working, moving, breathing, sweating, grimacing body - despite its imperfections.  Now, I'm addicted to swimming, biking and running (well, running isn't my favorite, but I do it anyway!)  Oh, and I love yoga too.  Find the joy!  Come Tri with us.

Gear Coordinator:

Jen Weiser
Jen Weiser
For many years I was a professional couch potato. Then in 2012 A friend decided we should run a half marathon. My response was "Do you have any idea how FAR that is??" I completed my first half marathon and quickly realized that I could do anything. So I ran a couple more. In 2014 I headed off to New York City to run my first full marathon. My love for challenging myself was quickly growing. I thought triathlon sounded fun, but didn't know how to ride a bike and was terrified at the thought. So the only logical thing to do was sign up for a triathlon! I joined Tucson Tri Girls in 2015 and have not regretted it for one minute. With the help of this amazing group of women (and some of the men) I now LOVE riding my bike! I have competed in three sprint triathlons and my very first El Tour de Tucson. No matter what experience level you are, you will not find support anywhere that compares to being a member of this group.

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