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Board Members

Kathy Scott


Kathy has always been active in sports and the outdoors.  She did her first sprint triathlon in 2006, and was hooked. She continued racing sprints, olympics, and had done a 70.3 a few times.  Even though she took a hiatus from competing for a few years, she continued to train with GCTC.  She recently retired from UPS after 35 years, and is looking forward to racing cycling, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Sara Cory

Past President

Sara Cory is a transplant to Nevada County, moving to the area after college in 2009.  She completed her first sprint triathlon in 2014 and has fallen in love with the sport since then.  After competing in several Olympic distance races, she found a true love for long course triathlons at Ironman Santa Cruz 70.3.  When she’s not training or hanging out with her husband and her friends in the club, she can be found working on her vintage trailer, or at work as a Human Resources Technician for the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools.

Todd Wiederhold


Todd is fun, fast, and fantastic to hang out with!  Enough said. Todd jump into this sport feet first, taking on a sprint and then upping his game to a Half IronMan training and finishing the race with his wife!  He knows how to balance work, family, and triathlon.

Brian Berger


Brian Berger started racing triathlons after graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2018 where he was part of the Men's D3 swim program.  He enjoys long course racing, specifically 70.3's where he hopes to someday qualify for the World Championships.  He has completed over 20+ triathlons, including Ironman Arizona 2021.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his corgis, riding his bike, and playing disc golf in the beautiful Northern California sunshine.

Alicia fiack


Alicia does not do any of the triathlon things! 

She is active and likes to play, but having to train for something is not her jam. If it’s outside and is a way to hang out with people, she’ll be there and do the thing. That’s pretty much how she ended up in the Tri club when she moved back to CA in 2009. She was friends with some of the founding club members when GCTC was in its infancy, and has been cheering them on every year since then. A reliable fixture on the sidelines at most races, Alicia has made spectating, mule-ing, and cowbell-ing for the athletes a sport of its own. 

Come join her, it’s fun! 

Board Member at Large

Amy Abt has been a resident of Nevada County since 2009 and witnessed her first triathlon - the Barbara Schmidt Millar (BSM) Celebration of Life Triathlon and 5K -  in 2012. Inspired by watching all the incredible female athletes, Amy joined a local running group and began cross training in road biking and swimming. In 2018 Amy completed her first sprint triathlons - including the BSM Triathlon - and began training for Olympic distance races. Amy has a background in journalism and communications. She currently works for a local non-profit. When not at work or working out, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband Abe, reading, hiking, playing video games, and painting rocks. 

Board Member at Large

Tiana Rockwell has been living in Nevada County since 2007 when she moved here with her husband to start a dental practice. In 2009, she completed her first ever triathlon, the Barbara Schmidt Millar Sprint Triathlon, and fell in love with all things endurance. After a few years of racing, she redirected her career and went back to school to become a nutritional therapist. Today, she works with endurance athletes helping them find true health and new personal performance records by providing support beyond just a training plan. She is a certified USAT coach, a certified level 1 Crossfit coach and a certified functional nutritional therapist. She loves to combine her knowledge in strength, endurance and nutrition to help her clients become healthier and happier while finding the joy in endurance. When she's not working, she still loves to train and race. She loves to use races as an excuse to travel the world. When she's home, she loves spending time with her 2 Labrador retrievers and in her backyard garden growing her own food.

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