PRESIDENT: Michelle Draeger
(she/her) Michelle is a one-person digital marketing department for a team at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. She's been in the triathlon game for 15 years and has competed in races of all distances, including two full/Iron distances. She also enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and going on adventures with her husband Todd and goofy dog Austin.
VICE PRESIDENT: Chicora Martin
(they/them) Chicora works in student life at Mills College in Oakland, CA. They have been in the Bay area for just about 2.5 years. They did their first triathlons in Oregon where enjoying training in the rain is a requirement. Chicora loves traveling, volunteering, hiking, and exploring all the great things the bay has to offer with their partner, Alla and puppy dog Jupiter.
SECRETARY: Kay Dawson
(she/her) Lured into triathlon in 2012 when living in Paris, purely for the novelty of swimming in the Seine, Kay came back to it in 2017 and is now addicted. By day, she works in operations administration at Cal Berkeley, enduing her OCD by ticking things off the never-ending To Do List. By night, she is training to compensate for all the cake and donuts she eats.
TREASURER: Catherine McGuire
(she/her) Professionally, Catherine is the CFO for the San Francisco Police Department. Personally, she has found triathlon as a way to stay fit and (hopefully) ensure mobility and health into her elder years. Catherine likes to go to live music, play music, and DJ music and is starting to create/produce her own music.
ATHLETICS DIRECTOR: Eduardo Neal
(he/him) Eduardo is joining the board having spent several seasons as a run lead for OTC. Join him on a trail run this season!
SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR: Justin Rich
(he/him) Justin can be found in kitchens, movie theaters, dance clubs, and races around California. If Wildflower ever decided to be a human, it would want to be Justin.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR: Kieran McMonagle
(he/him) Kieran is clinical program manager at First Place for Youth. He started triathlon when he moved to the bay in 2017 and realized it doesn’t rain everywhere all the time. He continues to train to stay grounded and is dedicated to working on bringing triathlon to folks who think it’s impossible or intimidating to try.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Cecilia Han
(she/her) Cecilia is a lawyer by day, and burning the midnight oil on everything else at night. She started running three years ago, got hooked, dipped one small foot into the world of triathlon, and then got REALLY hooked. When she's not working or training, she likes to eat, cook, binge on Netflix, and have good old fashioned nights on the town with friends that involve food and a beverage or two or three...
WEB DIRECTOR: Monika Hoex
(she/her) Monika is a freelance front-end web designer. She picked up triathlons in 2014 after cheering a friend on during her first race. She had just learned to swim and it seemed like a fun way to put swimming into practice and try something very new. Monika enjoys cooking, hitting up museums, visiting with friends and trying out new restaurants, movies, video games, concerts, and getting out on her bike.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Erica Hruby
(she/her) Erica started doing triathlons to add three new sports to the list of activities she's super into but can’t choose between (others include lifting, climbing, and activism).
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: Todd Field
(he/him) Todd works for Whole Foods Market as an interior designer on remodels and new stores. As a triathlete he’s done every distance of race and can definitively say that he'd rather go hard than go long. His other passions include games in all forms, cocktails, and coffee. Oh and ice cream. Definitely ice cream.
SWIM LEAD: Chris Danesi
(he/him) Chris has been coaching swimming for 20 years at the high school, collegiate, and masters levels. He also competed for Cal State Long Beach. He has been a triathlete for 16 years and is an 8x Ironman finisher, including a trip to Kona in 2014.
SWIM LEAD: Eric Ahearn
(he/him) Eric is a Swim Lead for OTC. Though he has been swimming for 20 years and cycling for 5, he finally got smart and started triathlons in 2016. When not not training, he's either crunching numbers for a youth sports non-profit, tweaking the mixture for my pulled pork dry rub, or enjoying all the burritos, craft beer, and nature that California can offer to a Midwestern transplant!
RUN LEAD: Eduardo Neal
FOUNDER: Chris Van Luen
(he/him) Chris is the Founder of the Oakland Triathlon Club. He is an avid racer and connoisseur of good cake.