Paramount Board Members

Patty MacNaught – Board Member (Past President)

Whew!  Three years as president of this amazing club!  I have learned so much about myself,  management, and what great individuals make up  this continually growing sport!  In 2007 I joined  Paramount after doing the Randolph Triathlon and  never looked back. I’ve met so many interesting,  talented and generous athletes who have enriched my  life and helped me grow in my triathlon journey. I am  pleased and honored to work with the Paramount board  members who volunteer their time to make this an  outstanding organization. I’m looking forward to an  even better year in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marty Feeney - Vice PresidentMarty Feeney

I started doing Triathlons in 2010 after watching a couple of friends competing the Randolph Tri.  I was so inspired by watching all of the athletes accomplish this amazing feat, that I decided that I wanted to live a healthier lifestyle. Even though I had just quit smoking a month earlier, I signed up for a sprint tri at the end of that summer, and started training. I had such an amazing experience at that race that I competed in a second race a couple of weeks later. I was hooked!!! Since then, I have completed in over 20 sprints and this past summer I completed my first Olympic at the NYC Triathlon. 2016 I have set my goal to complete my first Ironman. I look forward to being a member of the board, and helping others realize their goals.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe King - Run Guru / Marketing

I have completed over 25 marathons (2:58 PR) and  countless other races from 5K to Half Marathon  distance. I discovered my passion for triathlons after  watching my wife Darla compete in the Randolph  Triathlon in 2012. So I took the plunge in 2013 and I  completed 3 sprints, an Olympic distance and the 70.3 Toughman at Croton-on-the-Hudson, finishing in the top  20%.  Now I'm hooked! In addition to being a member  of the board, I'm also a certified running coach through  RRCA (Road Runners Club of America), working with  all levels of runners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Liam Gallagher – Sponsorship /Swim Guru

I started competing in triathlons in 2011, as a transition from collegiate swimming and coaching. My experiences in the water have allowed me to help fellow Paramount athletes become more proficient and improve their swimming abilities.  In turn, I have learned a great deal about putting together a complete triathlon race from other group members, which has allowed me be very competitive come race time. My interest and passion for endurance racing has grown from the pool and open water to the road. I am excited about the future for Paramount as we continue to grow with an energetic, super-friendly group.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Pete Joachim - Presidentpete pic

In 2007, after spending a number of years getting into the running scene I bought a bike, found a pool and jumped into the triathlon world. The Randolph Triathlon was on my schedule back in 2007 as my 4th triathlon ever and that’s where I first heard of Paramount. Eight years later and after many triathlons (sprint to Ironman), I am still very excited about each new season, looking to always improve some aspect of my race and learning more about what my body can and can’t do. I was a former member of Paramount a few years back and decided to join up again in 2013. As I got more involved with the group, I was excited to be asked to join the Board and now I am hoping I can fill the shoes as your President.


 

 

 

 

Dave Misiak - Bike Guru

I have been involved in triathlons since 2000 initially focusing on Sprint and Olympic distances. Due to osteoarthritis in knee, stopped running in 2005 and did the swim/run portion of a team for 5 years - mostly with my wife. In 2011 I began participating in the new USA Triathlon AquaBike division attaining All American status 3 times. Since 2000, I have been primarily done my bike training inside using power based interval workouts and am a true believer in training smarter, not harder. My goal is use my bike training experience to help new members improve their biking speed and efficiency and be better triathletes - and to continue to run the kids triathlon to promote a healthy lifestyle and develop the next generation of triathletes.

 

Taryn Ferarra - Board Member

tarynfinishAs a newbie to the sport of triathlon, having competed in my first USAT sanctioned event in 2014, swimming, running, training and competing have always been part of my lifestyle.  After graduating from Binghamton University as team captain of the swim and dive team, I got back into running, but this time endurance running, as I was always “the sprinter” in every sport I did.  I qualified for and ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon, and shortly after, changed positions and departments at Atlantic Health System from Corporate Human Resources to Sports Health.  My new boss was a decorated triathlete, and jokingly but honestly said, “one of the job descriptions is letting me train you to be a triathlete.”  Needless to say the rest is history.  My first season consisted of 8 races starting with a super sprint tri and ending with Ironman 70.3 Princeton, where I clinched a spot to compete in the August 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Austria.  My first year training as a triathlete wouldn’t have been successful without the support of athletes I met along the way, many of whom are members of Paramount (especially in the cycling category, my weakest link).  I’m looking forward to the 2015 season training, competing and socializing with this wonderful group of like-minded, kick-butt attitude group of individuals! 

 

 

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