Board Members

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President:

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.

Vice President & Secretary:

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Treasurer:

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Ermalinda Washington
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Sponsorship Coordinator:

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Liz Bradley
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Membership Coordinator:

Tanya Atkisson
Tanya Atkisson
In June of 2016 after having two peroneal tendon replacements, reconstructive ankle surgery and due to a rare genetic connective tissue disorder I have (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome), my surgeon suggested I start cycling. So, my husband got me a bike and the rest is history! After 10 months of cycling by myself on the loop, I met a TTG (Jen Weiser) who completely changed my life. She introduced me to road cycling, group riding and encouraged me to do Easy Peasy (1/2). That turned into doing the Wilcox Flyer, the Tumacacori, and the full El Tour de Tucson. Besides cycling I also enjoy making cards, reading, watching movies, trying new recipes, and taking pictures.

Membership 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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Gear Coordinator:

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Liz Bradley
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Volunteer Coordinator:

Jennifer Fellers
Jennifer Fellers
I moved to Tucson in the summer of 2017 from Chicago. After seeing the Cubs win the world series I knew anything was possible and I was now free to plan my escape. I started to participate in triathlons in 2006. I stuck with it mainly because of the friends I met a long the way. I panicked during my first triathlon in the water. The race was downtown Chicago in a dirty, gasoline filled harbor. Lucky for me, the swim was by a sea wall with rope attached and I held on to the rope the entire sprint distance. The following year I went back for redemption, unfortunately, overnight storm turned up the cold water and temps were in the low 50s. I couldn't breath and had to back stroke and doggy paddle. It was several years before I tried that event again and finally had a perfect swim in 2015. I stuck with Triathlon and in 2012 I completed Ironman Wisconsin. We call the race IMOO because the bike course is filled with farmland, red barns, and cows pastures. It is a great race and since it is only 2 hours from Chicago there is tons of support on race day. The run course is around the Capital and the University of Wisconsin and takes you inside football stadium and past all of the college bars filled with very enthusiastic spectators. Highly recommend if you are considering an early fall race. Of the three sports, my favorite is running. I am not very fast but I love running. I have completed 7 marathons and many half marathons. I ran Chicago Marathon 3 times. NYC, Marine Corps, Big Sur, and Dublin Marathon. I hope to add a few more to the list. One of my favorite races was the Detroit half marathon. It is unique because you run over the bridge into Canada and then back into the US by the underground tunnel. It is the only time the boarder is closed to cars. We had to run with our passports just in in case something happened in Canada. As much as I love participating in events I also love volunteering. Leading up to the year I race IMOO, I volunteered at several spots along the course to get a better understanding of how the race works and see athletes throughout the day. I volunteered on the bike course handing out water and Gatorade as the cyclists zipped by. I also worked at the women changing station, registration, and bike course Marshall and saw a pro disqualified for missing a turn. I also volunteered at Ironman Kentucky and in 2018 at the TTG water station at IMAZ. Volunteering is a great way to give back and appreciate what it takes to put on a race and make it a special day for participants. I am looking forward to being the Volunteer coordinate for TTG in 2019. We have great local events we are going to support. I want to encourage everyone to considering volunteering at least one event this year and help give back to the community we love.

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