Meet the 2013-2014 Officer Core!

Listed below are the Cal Poly Triathlon Team’s 2012-2013 Officers!
President: Karla Benson
Vice President: Trevor Goehring
Secretary: Lisa Grau
Treasurer: Matt Wolfe
Public Relations: Giorgia Guidicelli
Sponsorship: Robin Tu
Apparel: Tanner Stevenson
Equipment: Kimi Anderson
Event Coordinator: Becca Brookes
March Triathlon Series Race Directors: Connor Choiniere and Sean Sullivan
Heart and Soles Race Director: Emily Paulson
Student Head Coach: Frankie Wiggins
Webmaster: Nick Verbos

Karla “K-Faye” Benson

President

Email: President@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To know everyone’s name on the team
Favorite Color: Orange
Major: Kinesiology
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 4th
Year in the sport:
Favorite Race: Nationals 2013
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swim!
Fun Fact: I collect postcards!
Favorite Quote: “Be motivated by your desire to achieve rather than your fear of failure” -Gary Mac

Connor¬†“Big C”¬†Choiniere

Vice President

Email: VicePresident@calpolytriathlon.com

Quest: To have a fun fourth year!
Favorite Color: Blue
Major: Business-Accounting
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 3rd
Year in the sport: 3rd
Favorite Race: March Triathlon Series
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, California
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swim
Fun Fact: If I weren’t an accountant I would be an archaeologist.
Favorite Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
-Winston Churchill

Cauri Hammer

Secretary

Email: Secretary@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To embrace and promote healthy living…annnd to perfect my granola recipe
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Major: Environmental Management and Protection
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 3rd
Year in the sport: 3rd
Favorite Race: Nationals 2014!
Hometown: Novato, CA (no, not Nevada)
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Bike!
Fun Fact: I am a major morning person….5am, watch out, it’s Hammatime
Favorite Quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Vivienne “Queen V” Nguyen

Treasurer

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Email: Treasurer@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Make the team as FUN as I am
Favorite Color: 50 shades of blue
Major: Accounting
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 2nd
Favorite Race: Wildflower 2014
Hometown: San Jose, California
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: bike!

Vivienne “Queen V” Nguyen

Public Relations

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Email: Publicrelations@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Make the team as FUN as I am
Favorite Color: 50 shades of blue
Major: Accounting
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 2nd
Favorite Race: Wildflower 2014
Hometown: San Jose, California
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: bike!
Fun Fact: I am addicted to dessert and food
Favorite Quote: “People are going to judge you anyway, so forget everyone and be yourself”- an awesome girl

Megan “Megalodon” Knight

Sponsorship

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Email: Sponsorship@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To find the holy grail
Major: Biology
Year in School: 4th
Year on team: 3rd
Year in the Sport: 3
Favorite Race: Wildflower duhh.
Hometown: Pismo Beach Brah
Favorite Leg of Triathlon: Bike
Fun Fact: I crave chili powder like normal people crave chocolate
Favorite Quote: Challenge yourself with something you never thought you could do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything.

Kaitlin “Kray” Reynolds

Apparel

Email: Apparel@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To someday graduate from green group
Favorite Color: Blue & Green
Major: Graphic Communication
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 1st
Year in the sport: 1st
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Finishing
Fun Fact: I’ve flown a plane before
Favorite Quote: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Kimi “Kiwi” Anderson

Equipment

Email: Equipment@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Finish my thesis before the graduation ceremony.
Favorite Color: Orange! Duh :D
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Minors: Physics and Astronomy
Year in School: 5th (and final)
Year on the team: 5th (and sadly final)
Year in the sport: 5th (and hopefully not even close to the final one)
Favorite Race: Wildflower Long Course
Hometown: Burbank, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Bike!!!
Fun Fact: I am training for Ironman New Zealand on March 1st!
Favorite Quote: “Negative, I am a meat popsicle.” – Bruce Willis (The 5th Element)
Why I’m Awesome: I take ice baths like a boss.

Becca “twinkle toes” Brookes

Event Coordinator

Email: Eventcoordinator@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To get a six pack (of abs that is)
Favorite Color: Teal
Major: Kinesiology
Year in School: 2nd
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 2nd
Favorite Race: MTS
Hometown: Kelseyville, California
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Run!
Fun Fact: Before I started triathlon I was a ballet dancer.
Why I’m awesome: At one time I owned 16 goats!…be jealous

Connor “The Clutch” Choiniere

MTS Co-Race Director

Email: RaceDirector@marchtriathlonseries.com
Quest: Deliver this world’s best triathlon, MTS, to the good people of this Earth.
Favorite Color: Blue
Major: Business
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 3rd
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Hometown: Pleasant Hill, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swim
Fun Fact: I traveled to nine different countries this past summer.
Why I’m Awesome: Because I understand the art of pogo-sticking.

Sean “I run with Dean Karnazes” Sullivan

MTS Co-Race Director

Email: RaceDirector@marchtriathlonseries.com
Quest: To memorize all Taylor Swift songs.
Favorite Color: Hot Pink
Major: Dairy Science
Year in School: 2nd
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 10th
Favorite Race: MTS
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Transition
Fun Fact: Sometimes at night I like to roll myself in a blanket so I feel like a burrito.
Favorite Quotes: Call Me, Maybe (805) 980-2227
Why I’m awesome: I like big butts and I can not lie.

Steph “Loves Triathlons” Brandt

Heart and Soles Race Director

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Email: HeartAndSoles@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Make this year even better than last year :)
Favorite Color:blue
Major: Economics
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 3rd
Year in the sport: 3rd
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA (Africa?)
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swim
Fun Fact: I am terrible at taking care of plants…children are way easier!
Favorite Quote: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”

Dylan “Mr. Smooth” de Caussin

Head Coach

 

Email: HeadCoach@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: Tri Hard
Favorite Color: Green
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in School: 4th
Year on the team: 3rd
Year in the sport: 3rd
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Hometown: Chatsworth, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Schwimmen
Fun Fact: I have two tortoises named Rupert and Blastoise
Favorite Quote: The future is just a collection of successive nows

Nick “MASTA” Verbos

Webmaster

Email: Webmaster@calpolytriathlon.com
Quest: To get on The Price is Right
Favorite Color: Green
Major: Computer Science
Year in School: 2nd
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 2nd
Favorite Race: Wildflower!
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swim!
Favorite Quote: “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” -Ms. Frizzle