Amalee Dahman - President
In 2012, Amalee’s husband wanted to organize a fun relaxed event with friends, all while helping children. This organization has become one incredibly near and dear to her heart. She feels fulfilled helping support local organizations that do so much for our children and truly helping them feel like a kid again. Amalee loves showing her daughters Dalia and Luna and son Zane what a pleasure it is to give back to others. It’s her hope that one day her children will volunteer, raise money and TRY The Berkshire Triathlon. She wants them to realize what a difference they can make in the world.
Ed Lundberg - Vice President, Race Director
Deeply rooted in local Columbus causes, Ed's passion for charitable work spans nearly 20 years after the passing of a close college friend changed his perspective. From that point, Ed has focused his free time on raising awareness and funds for a variety of organizations. He has sat on boards focused on giving back to the community and positively impacting the lives of others. His motivation is to see others smile big and live healthy lives. Ed resides on the east side with his wife, Ashley, and twin girls, Ollie and Everly. #party
Kori Rigo - Communications Director
Steve Kurtz - Secretary, Patron Support
Sean Ryan - Course Management, Athlete Support
Sean is an avid endurance runner who also enjoys swimming, biking, and contributing back to the community. In his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, he organized an annual 5k Shamrock Run to support a special needs school and often volunteered with a Triathlon series. With his new roots in Columbus, he aims to continue his passions and is looking forward to bringing the experience he gained as a race director to the Berkshire Tri. Sean lives in Upper Arlington with his wife, Erin, who has also volunteered with the SeriousFun Network.
Katie Brownfield - Flying Horse Farms Liaison
Katie has proudly served on the board of the Berkshire Triathlon as Flying Horse Farms liaison since 2016, after many years experiencing the magical, transformative fun of camp! She is passionate about serving children, and currently works as a Reading Specialist in Upper Arlington Schools. Katie loves spending time with her spunky daughter, Lilly, and relishes any time spent on her yoga mat.
Samir Dahman - Past-President
Samir enjoys exercising, hanging out, and feels a duty to help others. He is deeply honored that Amalee and the rest of the board have grown a little backyard barbecue into the amazing event the Berkshire Triathlon has become.
Will McLain -
Will has been involved with the Berkshire Triathlon since 2013 and a board member since 2015. Every summer he looks forward to spending a week at Flying Horse Farms volunteering and of course the triathlon. Helping others and paying it forward is what life is all about to Will. On the weekend, you can find Will spending time with his family or building something in the garage.
Heather McLain -
Heather has been involved with the Berkshire Triathlon since its beginning. She felt the generosity first hand in 2014 when this amazing organization donated all silent auction proceeds to help pay hospital bills for her nephew, who was born at 24 weeks and in the NICU for 96 days. Heather truly believes in paying it forward to all people in need. She is an avid volunteer at Flying Horse Farms and loves seeing how the magic of camp transforms FHF families. Her favorite weekend activity is strolling the Short North with her husband Will, daughter Emerson and dog, Carl.