Amalee Dahman - President
Seven years ago, 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 daughter Dalia 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
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 infant twin girls, Ollie and Everly.
Eric McGraw - Secretary
Eric has been a participant in the Berkshire Tri since 2013 and a board member since 2016, after his brother and sister-in-law invited him to the event. An avid runner, the Berkshire Tri was his first try-athlon, which led him to participate in other Columbus community sports organizations and fitness events. Eric lives in Grandview.
Will McLain - Treasurer
Will has been involved with the Berkshire Triathlon for 5 years and a board member for the past 3 years. 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.
Samir Dahman - Past-President
Samir enjoys hanging out after a good work 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.
Heather McLain - External Communications
Heather has been involved with the Berkshire Triathlon for more than 5 years. She felt the generosity first hand 4 years ago 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.
Maya Thompson - Event Coordinator
Maya is the proud sister of Amalee Dahman and has been been involved with the Berkshire Tri since the first event seven years ago. She is so happy to be part of the Berkshire Tri family who exhibit immense passion in finding ways to help kids. She has three wonderful children with her husband Chad.
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.
Mitch Stafford - Risk Management
Mitch has been in the Ohio Army National Guard for 18 years and has served in 3 overseas tours of duty. He sells insurance for Hosket Ulen and is a proud husband and father of Will, his 3 year-old son. Mitch is passionate about fitness, and enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons. He is enjoying his first year serving on the Berkshire Triathlon board, and he is looking forward to many more.
Danielle D’Onofrio - Kids Event Coordinator
Danielle joined the Berkshire Triathlon Board after being a proud participant prior to that. As a kindergarten teacher and mother of two, children hold a special place in her heart. Danielle has always been dedicated to helping others and hopes to pass this commitment down to her children as well. The Berkshire Triathlon has become a family passion, as Danielle's son and daughter have donated the proceeds from their annual Memorial Tournament lemonade stand to the Tri and just last year, requested that their birthday guests bring wishlist items for Flying Horse Farms instead of gifts.
Bill D'Onofrio - Kids Event Coordinator
Bill is excited to serve on the Berkshire Triathlon Board with his wife Danielle. He is a past participant and has enjoyed combining his love of being active and outside with contributing to such a wonderful cause. Bill is the proud father of two and is so excited to have them show a philanthropic spirit at young ages. While delivering camp supplies his children collected from their birthday party, he was able to tour Flying Horse Farms and was amazed and inspired.