Every great community has great leaders. Train Race Inspire PDX has collected this incredible group of people who devote hours of their time each week to making your experience within this community top-notch.  Look for these faces at a workout and introduce yourself!  

Coaches and Staff

  • Molly -Team Coach

    Molly moved to Portland by way of Brooklyn in the Fall of 2012 has fallen head over heels with the community we are building within this team. Her resume includes coaching tenures with CBCG, Asphalt Green, Jack Rabbit, and Team in Training in New York and Portland as both head coach and head swim coach as well as coaching and swim lessons for NYC public schools. Read More
  • Josh Sutton - Vice President

    Josh is a Portland native (since high school) and fell in love with endurance sports in 2012. He connected with Tri Team PDX soon after and essentially learned to swim in the weekly masters swims. What really solidified the tri love, however, was the amazing community he found. Josh loves long steady bike rides in the summer and muddy cyclocross races in the fall. His other loves include podcasts, backpacking, avocados, and insta-storying random things. Read More
  • Ann Hill - Secretary

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  • Elsa Hume - Member at Large and Social Chair

    Elsa joined Tri Team PDX in 2015 and has been grateful for its community ever since. She raced her first two triathlons as a wee moppet in 1994 and 1995 before taking a 20 year break to pursue other sports. It was 2014 when an ol' Craigslist roomie turned friend (and teammate) suggested Elsa join her for a triathlon in Cottage Grove, so Elsa did—with a green vintage single speed in tow. It was a slow ride! Thankfully, she's upped her game a touch since then, with much help from many generous friends and fellow teammates. In fact, some of Elsa's favorite moments are seeing her buddies on course during races. It abates the pain briefly. Kidding!!! She loves every second! ;) Read More
  • Scott Farling - President

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  • Theresa Lusardi - Member at Large

    Theresa moved to Portland in 2003, and has been going native ever since! I started running around 2008, and by about 2014, had several friends who talked a LOT about triathlon. After a half marathon, I decided to give the Portland Triathlon a try - I already had the hard part down, right? I did a totally made up training, took advantage of Thursday evening swims at Cathedral Park, made it through my first sprint, and was hooked! I joined the TriTeam beginners series, and the rest is history.. Read More
  • John Hill - Member at Large

    John moved to Portland in 2003 in pursuit of both an urban lifestyle and to play outdoors in the great Pacific NW. He had enjoyed running and road races for decades and then added cycling to his passions while living here, having done three Cycle Oregon tours. PTSD at just the smell of chlorine from three sets of failed swim lessons as a child had kept John far away from the pool if he could help it, yet he grew up enjoying the lakes around Michigan. He decided to get over his fear of swimming and embrace his love of running and cycling (plus a girl might have been involved) by signing up for his first triathlon in 2010. It was awesome and he was hooked. John joined TTPDX at the end of 2012 looking for a supportive community and a training plan to get him to his first Ironman after a less than stellar first 70.3 race. Well, he found those things and so much more. Read More
  • Erin Holmes - Members at Large

    In 2011 Erin moved from Missoula, Montana to Oregon. Having done her first Sprint triathlon in Montana, her interest had been piqued and not only was she was interested in growing as a triathlete, but also in learning more about the sport and the amazing community that surrounds it. In 2012, Erin joined Tri Team PDX and has enjoyed every moment. She has participated as a member in various team races and has enjoyed representing the team in other endeavors, whether it be racing marathons or taking vacations. Her growth as a triathlete has been challenging but immensely rewarding and culminated in her first Ironman in summer of 2017. Now she feels that it is time to give back to the community that has supported her – cheering her, encouraging her, and telling her ‘you can do it’! Read More