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Board of Directors

Title Name eMail Joined Race Experiece Biography
President Curt Beutler 2019 11x Ironman, 1x ITU Long Course World Championships, 33 years of triathlons Sports have been part of my life from my earliest days. I “participated” in the main stream sports but my emphasis (or my Dad’s emphasis) was swimming (competing since I was 6) and running (competing since I was 9). Biking came along with competing in triathlons after college. Triathlons started as a family sport, both my brother and dad raced, and has remained part of my family experience. Triathlons, or healthy living, has grown as our family has grown and I realize this is not so much a sport for me but truly a way of living life - beyond a life style. I love to support all-comers who are willing to step up to a challenge and work towards being the best that they can be. Commitment and consistency changes lives!!
Vice-President Andy Bischoff 2015, 2019 1x Ironman (2015), 3x HIM, Fall 50 solo, Over 30 half marathons, 5 marathons, and countless shorter races Long time runner who ran in college at UWGB and started running half and full marathons years later. Started volunteering with myTEAM TRIUMPH in 2012 and was introduced to triathlon at the Door County Tri that year. From that race I knew I needed to get involved as a participant and began preparation for my first tri. Needless to say I love the sport of triathlon and it quickly became my favorite. My wife Katie has graciously supported my training and races over the years. We have two kids (ages 3 and 9 months) that keep us on our toes everyday! I work as a Personal Trainer in the Green Bay area and love to help people with their fitness goals! I'm looking forward to helping GBMS grow so that more people in the area can experience the joy of endurance athletics!
Treasurer Ryan Pelkey 2019, 2021 Nothing long yet, half marathons, sprint triathlons, anything that seemed fun at the time I got into running, lifting, and mountain bike racing around 2004. I became interested in triathlon in 2008. In 2017 I finally decided to go for the Door County Sprint Tri without really learning to swim and I have been hooked ever since. Thankfully, I have also learned to swim since then. I currently live in Egg Harbor with my wife, 3 kids, and 2 beagles. The kids and 1 beagle enjoy training and racing. I love being at races and helping whenever possible. I love talking friends and family into trying different races and like to keep things fun so they stay interested.
Secretary Liz Huempfner 2019 Running: 3x full marathons, 17x half marathons, 12x Bellin Run (24 total - walked the event 1994-2005), plus countless local 5k, 10k, and 15k races. *Triathon: Registered for 2021 IMWI Ironman (will be my first!), 2x 70.3 (Steelhead and Chisago Lakes), 2x Olympic distance, and 20+ Sprint distance. I started doing triathlons in 2006 after a friend talked me into it. Fell in love with the sport immediately! After doing sprint triathlons for 10 years, I finally took the plunge and tried an Olympic distance in 2016. Loved it and decided to try a 70.3. Did Steelhead in 2018 (the year with the epic, wavy swim!). Surviving the swim was a huge confidence boost and I knew that a full Ironman was what I wanted next. I am super excited about IMWI in September! I am married to Ben (25 years) and we have one son, Kyle (19 years old). I teach 3rd grade in Oconto Falls and am the Kids For Running coach in the spring for 3rd-5th graders. I love staying active for the health benefits, but also for the camaraderie. I have met so many wonderful people through running, biking, and triathlons and enjoy the lifestyle. It really is a passion and I love talking "shop" with other athletes!
At Large Member Michael Gossen 2014 2x Ironman, 4x HIM, 4x sprints. I plunged full into triathlons after doing 1 sprint for fun. I did my first full in 2016 and another the next year. I enjoy meeting up with and working hard with fellow athletes. I was an assistant women's hockey coach, and the experience keeps me mindful of hard work, overall strenght and conditioning, and the imporane of correct movements to keep me on track.
At Large Member Nick Haydon 2019 USATAGNC Qualifier, Countless local Sprint and Olympic distances, and countless running races I come from a swimming background where I competed for 10 years and am now in my 7th year of coaching. I started doing triathlons as relays with friends back in 2008 before venturing out to doing them myself. In 2018 I decided to commit myself more to triathlons. In my free time (the little we have as crazy triathletes) I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, family, and friends. You’ll often find me running with Zeke, my Australian Shepherd.
At Large Member Tony Novak 2017 1X Ironman, 5x HIM, 2x Tough Mudder, and many shorter distance Runs and Triathlons No real running, biking, swimming background until about 10 years ago. I was overweight and looking to win a “biggest loser” contest within my family and started running and things escalated. Did my first Ironman at 54. I live in the Appleton area and I am married with two grown kids none of which share my love for Triathlon, at least yet.
At Large Member Scot Rajsich 2014 4x Ironman, Triple T Finisher, 70.3 a lot of them :), 5x USATAGNC, other races – too many to remember - Been involved in Tri’s for ~10 years. Former GBMS President - Love to help encourage/mentor others starting out in Tri’s. Have been known to do too many races in a given year... Like everyone, in 2021 trying to get back into racing. Signed up for IMWI in Sept…Married to Phyllis (30+ yrs ); Son - Michael (Teacher + Coaches HS basketball, baseball & former XC Coach + IMMoo); Daughter - Emilie (Caregiver at Nursing Home). Live in Village of Harrison. Grew up in NW Indiana. Did 1st Full Ironman in 2015 at age 50.
At Large Member Mary Zuelke 2015, 2019 Marathons, Half Marathons, 70.3 and shorter Triathlons I ran track in college at UMD and have been a lifetime runner ever since. Before I had my 2 children, I ran several marathons, but have stuck to half marathons and shorter distances since then. Now that my children are in high school, I’ve had more time to start training for triathlons and an Ironman has been on my bucket list for many years. 2021 is my year to cross that off the list. During the day, I work as a Software Engineer for UnitedHealth Group. Other hobbies include volleyball, gardening and woodworking. My youngest daughter is also on the youth triathlon team for the 2nd year.

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GBMS  Officers (The executive board) are elected by the members yearly, shortly after the first of the year.  Each board member has specific responsibilities in addition to ensuring that the organization  is operated in accordance to the by-laws.

We are always looking for new board members to volunteer and help shape the  future of our great organization. If you are interested in being a board member please contact any of the current board members listed above.  We can always use your help!