Laura Laski, President
A transplant from the east coast, Laura joined the tri club in 2012 and shortly after figured out she needed a bike. She soon finished a sprint triathlon and now has completed 2 70.3’s (her max distance) and has 2 more on the schedule this year. In her spare time she enjoys time in the mountains and baking. If you are lucky she might even bring treats to practice. She is excited to be the communications officer for this year and help all of the new people to Denver make the transplant transition like she did.
Jeff Rodgers, Vice-President
Jeff may not be known for accomplishing any triathlons, however he is known for sad attempts at keeping off the Dad bod (he has failed that as spectacularly as his triathlons). As a token gesture, RMTC has put Jeff on the board so that his resume may improve, even as his race results deprove (he is also not known for his grammar). Jeff still enjoys showing up at the track, and occasionally bike rides too, but only with folks that appreciate his belly shirts. Even as Jeff approaches his 40s just remember, Charley is faster than 90% of us at 70… Jeff is likely just biding his time.
Charley Perez, Head Coach
Charley is one of the founding members of RMTC, and was the first president of the club. As one of the active coaches for RMTC, he prepares and leads the weekly group workouts, providing guidance for all participants. He has been a lifelong athlete, having competed in track and cross country for Wichita State University. He began racing triathlons in the early 1990s, and started coaching triathletes in 2001. He is a USAT certified coach, and through his own company, CP Fitness and Training, he provides individual training plans for triathletes, runners, swimmers, and cyclists.
Glenn Dyer, Sponsorship Officer
Glenn started endurance mountain bike racing at 40 years old and ended up in triathlon. I followed my wife into the sport and have been keeping up with her for 8 years. I find the multi sport approach much more enjoyable than single discipline sports. I have participated in all 4 distances but enjoy 70.3 the most. Each year I do one or two destination races. Having recently acquired a trailer, I enjoy traveling and meeting like minded athletes around the country.
Eyal Sella, Program / Meeting Coordinator
Eyal ran his first ultra-marathon in the Israeli Defense Force when he was 20. At that point, he didn’t know there was a name for his 60 mile effort, and only thought it was part of his military training. Fast forward 26 years to his first triathlon in 2009 at Lake Catamount in Steamboat. He dabbled in running races and duathlons, until 2014 when he completed the Olympic distance YOLO triathlon. After that race he found RMTC and he now has two half-ironman tris under his belt (Boise and Boulder), and a P.R. in 2016 at Boulder. He continues his love for long distance running, and this year ran the Twin Cities Marathon where he qualified for Boston in 2018. His first event for 2017 will be the Jerusalem Marathon, where he’ll try to recapture some of his 20 year old ultra-marathon magic, including besting his brother who will be running with him! When he isn’t training he is hanging out with his four kids (2 grown, 2 to go) and dog or trying to keep up with his wife on marathon swim distances.
Ted Dunst, Treasurer
Ted is a native Denverite. He started in triathlon so that he could claim his weekends back. Little did he know what was in store for him. He figured the cycling and swimming that he did after long runs on Saturday morning long runs was good cross-training but there had a goal to all of it. He signed up for his first tri in 1998 and hasn’t looked back.Ted joined RMTC in 2000 hoping to meet a few people. He has competed in a few dozen tris and has volunteered at just many as races.
J’ne Day-Lucore, Communications
J’ne retired this summer after a 33-year career as a software program director at Raytheon and is looking forward to giving back to the local triathlon community that has been her passion for decades. Managing a $500M business was always exciting but volunteering and working with athletes has been much more fun and rewarding. Now that weekly business trips are off her calendar, she organizes weekly trail/snowshoe runs and bike rides so rarely does any workouts alone. The comradery and group workouts offered by RMTC made the decision to volunteer a top priority. After completing the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training this Fall, she has added daily yoga practice to her swim, bike and run training.
Julia Keedy, Volunteer Coordinator
Julia begrudgingly joined RMTC in 2009 when many of her Tuesday night running buddies deserted her for RMTC track practice. Now track practice is one of her favorite activities, especially 400s – those are the best! She occasionally puts on a wetsuit to race in a triathlon – the wetsuit is always donned begrudgingly. She grew up in Houston but has lived in her rightful Colorado home for over 13 years. Running and biking is so much more enjoyable in a place with no humidity, pleasantly warm summers, and beautiful mountains. RMTC has given her so much over the past 9 years. She is excited to finally help out a little. Please feel free to reach out to her if you have any volunteering ideas. If she isn’t running or biking, it’s probably because she is hanging out with one of her nine nieces and nephews. All of her recent photos are with them.
Rachel Lawrence, Social Officer
Rachel Lawrence is a pediatric occupational therapist who moved to Denver in late 2014. Having run 4 marathons and countless half’s, she looked to triathlon for a new challenge. Rachel completed her first sprint triathlon in the Texas cold and rain in March of 2013, crying through the whole bike course, as it was hilly and she didn’t know how to shift on her newly purchased craigslist bike. Naturally, Rachel’s next step was to sign up for a 70.3, which she completed by the skin of her teeth only 5 months later. Rachel joined RMTC in late 2015 and got her money’s worth as a midnight finisher at Ironman Boulder in 2016. She is introvertedly nervous and excited to serve as social officer and looks forward to hanging and training with the awesome folks of RMTC!
Tim Woods, Marketing Officer/ At Large
Tim joined the RMTC in 2004 for the sole purpose of using the club discount to buy a bike. He attended one practice and never left. Over the past many years, Tim has watched the club grow from a small group to over 400+ members today. Despite its growth, the spirit of the club has remained the same, which keeps him coming back each week. He organizes the RMTC relays and the gear orders each year. He is also the Club Historian because he likes to take photos and has lived through the majority of the club history… As for Triathlons, he has completed almost 30 races, including 2 Ironman finishes. If he is not racing, he is probably taking photos for the annual slide show. So SMILE!
Eric Atlas, Technology Officer
Eric is a native Hoosier who joined RMTC when he moved to Denver in 2015. Although he had barely put a toe in the water since he was a kid, Eric took the triathlon plunge in 2012 with the Indianapolis sprint triathlon series. Since then, he has raced the Nation’s Triathlon in Washington D.C., rode a mountain bike across Thailand and Cambodia, and completed his first Olympic distance race at the Steamboat Triathlon. After a couple years off, Eric is looking forward to returning to triathlon this summer. Eric is uniquely qualified for this position because he owns a computer.