ATA Board of Directors
Full Name: Miles Gibson
Position: Acting President
Club Affiliation: Edmonton Triathlon Club
Miles is an active triathlete who has been passionate about the sport of triathlon for more than five years. Miles has extensive board experience and is currently the Director of Club Relations for the Alberta Triathlon Association. He is also currently the Past President of Edmonton Riverview Rotary club, as well as their membership director. Miles is passionate about improving the sport of triathlon in Alberta.
Full Name: Sharron Oakey
Location: Drayton Valley
Club Affiliation: Edmonton Triathlon Academy
I am originally from the west coast where I grew up involved in horse sports and downhill skiing. After completing my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Saskatoon, I came to work in Alberta. Here I have come to appreciate cross country skiing as a way to enjoy nature and keep fit. I am active in the Pembina Nordic ski club as a director and coach.
Life is busy as a partner in a rural veterinary practice and owner of a small equine operation. Somehow, a few years ago, triathlon managed to fight for a spot on the “to-do” list. I am now a proud Canadian age grouper who enjoys training in Edmonton. I very much look forward to representing the ATA membership and furthering worthy triathlon causes.
Full Name: Shaun Richer
Location: Red Deer
Club Affiliation: Woody's Triathlon Club
Shaun has been involved in the world of triathlon for over 15 years. He has competed at various distances, including 7 Ironman races. He also spends his time giving back to the sport as a Technical Official and Race Director of the Woody’s Triathlon in Red Deer. His proudest moments are being able to cheer on his 5 year old son as he participates in triathlons. In 2001, Shaun even played host and training partner for members of the Australian Triathlon team as they trained for the Edmonton ITU World Championships.
Shaun has over 17 years of business development and marketing experience in Central Alberta. Giving back to the community is very important and he has had the opportunity to volunteer in key roles with the Vancouver Olympic Torch Relay, Alberta Summer Games, Heart & Stroke Foundation and Red Deer Minor Hockey.
Full Name: Cody Rowan
Position: Director at large
Club Affiliation: Kronos Triathlon Club / Airdrie Triathlon Club
Cody Rowan has been an active member in the triathlon community for over half a decade. He first joined the triathlon community as an age grouper studying at the University of Lethbridge. While attaining his degree in international business he joined and helped strengthen many triathlon clubs, includng the University of Lethbridge’s triathlon program, Zephyrs Triathlon Team, T3 Triathlon, NSI Triathlon, Talisman Centre Triathlon Club, Airdrie Triathlon Club, and Kronos Triathlon Club. Through his many club affiliations as an athlete he went on to race at 2 World Championships as an age grouper. Cody has woven himself into our triathlon community in many different ways over the years, such as being a passionate volunteer, race official, youth & adult coach, and race director.
As a Board Member at the Alberta Triathlon Association he brings a wealth of triathlon knowledge and firsthand experience to the table. Cody’s professional work experience includes business consulting and federal government administrative work. Academically he has achieved a Bachelors of International Management degree with Distinction, concluding his degree with a project aimed at building the Alberta Triathlon Association through stronger business connections with local leaders and interest groups. Cody’s vision is to create a strong, sustainable triathlon community that is all-inclusive, supportive of personal successes, and fair in participation.
Full Name: Glenn Wilson
Position: Director at Large - Coaching
Location: St. Albert
Club Affiliation: Gators Triathlon Club
Although Glenn Wilson thought swimming lessons was his parents way of drowning him, he ended up swimming competitively at an American university. Seeking an outlet after his eligibility was exhausted, he sought out competitive cycling and newly minted ultra-distance running to vent his passion for athletic performance. In 1983, on the heels of the 1978 inaugural triathlon, Glenn participated in the yet unregulated sport of triathlon. The Estes Park Triathlon was reverse order, with a 10K run, an unmeasured 20 K bike and a sub 1K open water swim. With the swim being last, the win was sweet - and addicting. Since then, Glenn has done 218 triathlons of every conceivable distance including world championships and destination-races such as the infamous Escape from Alcatraz.
Wilson has coached around the world, taking on positions as national coach in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and worked under Jack Nelson with the National Women’s Swim Team at University of Miami. He has coached for the last twelve years with the St. Albert Gators Triathlon Team and the last nine with the St. Albert Sailfish. On Monday mornings you can find him smiling in front of elementary school Phys. Ed. classes. When not occupied with making triathlon better he works with the Canadian Ski Patrol. Glenn accepted the position of Director of Coaching for the Alberta Triathlon Association three years ago and is excited to contribute to the forward thinking of Triathlon in our province and country.
Full Name: Paul Wallace
Position: Director at Large
Club Affiliation: Edmonton Triathlon Club
My name is Paul Wallace. I'm an avid AG triathlete. I'm a HUGE lover of community, in building, growing and participating. I'm currently on the board of the ATA (Alberta Triathlon Association). I'm also currently (my term ends in March 2017) the President of the ETC (Edmonton Triathlon Club). I also juggle fire, knives, balls, clubs, etc and was a professional entertainer for around 10 years. Every step of my life has been centered around providing support to - and for - others. I thrive by helping others achieve. I feel strongly that community drives accountability. We often feel like we are alone in our choices and consequences. When we work with someone else we often drive and support each other. Any way I can help, I am here to do so.
Full Name: Michael Kirk
Position: Director at Large
Club Affiliation: STARRT
Michael is a litigation lawyer and partner with a prominent Edmonton firm. He has been involved in the sport of Triathlon for around 10 years. Michael is originally from Winnipeg and was involved in many team sports and an avid cyclist. He came to appreciate and love the sport of triathlon when he moved to Edmonton.
Michael has extensive board experience having been a member and chair of a number of non-profit organizations and currently the Vice President of the board of a prominent Edmonton non-profit organization. He is looking forward to contributing to the ATA to advance and grow the sport of triathlon.