Board of Directors
Elected Board Members
Glenn "Coach" Moore (pictured with Marianne Moore)
(Pictured with Marianne Moore)
Glenn was a founding father of the Tri-Dawgs back in 2006. He has been coaching swimming for almost 40 years. He was a six time Delaware high school coach of the year during his tenure at McKean High School where he won a state championship and ten consecutive conference titles. He coached 10 All American and 28 state champions at McKean. Glenn has always been a long distance runner and has completed eight marathons. He started doing triathlons over 25 years ago and after a 20 year hiatus took up the sport again in 2013. He has competed in all distances from sprint to full Ironman. He is married to and coaches Marianne, a perennial All American and three time Kona participant. He and Marianne have three children and six grandchildren. Glenn is a graduate of University of Delaware and is a retired history teacher.
Pat saw the Ironman Triathlon as a teenager on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and after witnessing the athletes in the hot Kona sun thought that one day he would like to try that. Fast forward about 30 years or so, Pat got his chance to compete in his first Tri (The Osprey Sprint Tri) taking his dad’s place after a freak biking/pottery accident. Following the race, Pat was hooked. Pat joined the Tri-Dawgs the next spring after meeting Dave Anshen while waiting for his son’s golf lesson; his dad Roy and son Aiden soon followed closely behind him. Now entering his 3rd full season with the team, Pat most enjoys the cameraderie within the team and everyone wanting to see each other improve. Known on race days as Patman (the full story why will be released someday as part of a major motion picture). When he is not racing or training Pat can be found relaxing with his family at home or brewing another batch of beer. Pat currently works at Bank of America as a Project Manager/Test lead for the automated phone system….please don’t hold that against him.
Michelle completed her first triathlon with a lot of support from the DAWGS in 2011, but has been an honorary social member since the “early days”. Since her first race, Michelle has been working to improve her swimming and biking and staying off the injured list. Aquabike are her favorite race type even though technically it’s not a triathlon! What she lacks in physical fitness she makes up for in managing the team’s finances, hosting impromptu training weekends, obnoxious cheering, and persistence about clothing orders. Although not great at counting reps isn’t her strong suit, she has a finance degree from Villanova University and successfully manages much larger budgets for her marketing job at QuintilesIMS. In her free time she is the chairperson for the American Lung Association in DE’s Caesar Rodney 13.1 and 5k.
Kristin completed her first triathlon in Dewey Beach, DE in 2010 – but did not join the TriDawgs until Jan 2011. While she loves to swim, the road/flat surfaces are not her friend. Kristin is most known for her mishaps that include falling and somehow injuring herself – on a constant basis. Kristin completed her first half marathon in May in Frederick, MD. Outside of triathlons, Kristin is an avid concert goer and can be found at festivals and music shows all along the east coast. When not in the pool or a concert – what time is left is spent working at Bank of America in her position in Government Relations as a Project Manager. Kristin has a B.S. in Sports Medicine from Indiana University of PA and a Masters in Sports Psychology from University of the Rockies.
Growing up as the kid picked last in gym class, Maria never aspired to be an athlete. But when a friend was diagnosed with (and later lost his battle to) leukemia, Maria hopped on her hybrid and started pedaling to complete a century ride (100 miles) with Team in Training. She caught the cycling bug, and later decided she’d try a triathlon. Her first tri in 2014 was certainly an experience (10 minute T1, anyone?) but she crossed the finish line, in last place by a good half hour, exhausted, and with only one thought in her head – “I’m sure I can do better next time!”
Maria has been racing aquabike since an injury in late 2015 sidelined her running (or what she loosely called running). She now champions the sport with a hearty “Swim, Bike, Done, Baby!” and loves how the multisport community, and especially the Tri-Dawgs, embrace all abilities. Can’t swim? Try a duathlon! Only run when being chased? Try an aquabike! But get out there and TRI!
Non-elected Board Members
Margaret and Vince Lafashia
Along with Glenn Moore, Margaret LaFashia was the other half of the duo that formed the Tri-Dawgs in 2006. The TriDawgs as described by Margaret “is a family, we support each other and have a lot f fun!” She started her athletic career at Temple University as a scholarship athlete on the Women’s Crew team and continued her athletic career by completing over 20 marathons including 8 in Boston. She got into triathlons to “mix it up” from running and has competed at all distances from sprints to Ironmans. Her greatest accomplishment is qualifying for and competing in Kona, Hawaii in 2009. Margaret has a Masters Degree in Marketing from Temple University and a Nursing degree from the University of Delaware.
She met her husband Vince LaFashia (also a board member of the TriDawgs) thru the sport of triathlon. Vince is an accomplished athlete himself and has completed two Ironmans and has competed at the National and World Championship level of Xterra triathlon in Ogden, Utah and Maui, Hawaii respectively. Vince organizes and runs the open water swim clinic for the TriDawgs at Lums Pond from May to August. He feels “this allows new triathletes to become comfortable in swimming in open water with the support of other teammates and without the craziness that comes on race day.”
Surprisingly Vince and Margaret’s paths crossed in the past (but they never knew it)… they both ran the Boston Marathon in 2001 and
the Chicago marathon in 2005 and finished within 60 seconds of each other but didn’t meet until many years later while attending swim practice with the TriDawgs. When Vince and Margaret are not training for something they can be found walking the trails of Delaware or enjoying a nice glass of wine in Cape May NJ and hanging out with their dogs Alex and Pepper (a Rottweiler mix and a Chihuahua Mix…. want to guess who is boss?!).
(Pictured with her brother)
Diane learned to swim at the beginning of 2008 so that she could train for her first triathlon. She met Margaret Amidon through Paul Randolph during her first tri at Thundergust (Parvin State Park, NJ) that spring, and in those days, being a member of the Tri-Dawgs was all about “How do you know Mags?!” In her second season she upped the ante to olympic and half- distance races, and then took the IM plunge at Lake Placid in 2010. Too bad her mom didn’t live to see her swim 2.4 miles, because she never would have believed it! After Lake Placid and then running the Boston Marathon in 2011, Diane has calmed down a bit and is concentrating on races with the best swag and destinations, and also enjoys multi-day bike rides. Suggest something she hasn’t done and she’ll probably be up for it! In the mundane world, Diane is an academic librarian specializing in electronic resources at Chestnut Hill College in NW Philly. She has her MSLIS from the University of Kentucky.
(center, pictured with Josh Loren, right, and Roy Hall, left)
As the father of two teenagers, I am very motivated to run as fast as they can. As a Tri Dawg since 2009, I enjoy the sense of community we have as a team (a.k.a. my extended family). I can not say enough great things about the support we provide each other and the encouragement we share…regardless of whether you are a podium regular or a casual beginner. I am so glad my wife taught me how to swim when I was 38 years old…and there is nothing quite like our Tri-Dawg tailgates. On a personal note, I have traveled to more than 35 countries and always find local runners and triathletes (in every country) that are willing to share advice. However, there is still nothing quite like our club!