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Meet the Board
Clermont Triathlon Club is a non-profit organization and is led by a board of directors.
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Steven Gonzalez grew up in the west Texas town of El Paso. While an undergrad, Steven landed an internship with a national hospitality company in Central Florida and has called our area home ever since. Steven has had a lifelong passion for the outdoors and in 2007, got his first real road bike, a LeMond 850 Tour, and it ignited his love of cycling. Steven could also run and bike well, but never had the confidence to combine the three until he met Team S4 in Clermont in 2015. They supported and guided his growth as a triathlete and Steven has now participated in dozens of sprint, Olympic, and Ironman 70.3 distance events. His 2019 goal, is to complete a full Ironman and he knows he can do it with hard work and the support of the Clermont Triathlon Club.
Having lived her entire life in and around Charlotte, NC, she and her husband Butch bought a home in Clermont in 2015 and made it their permanent home in 2016. Before delving into the sport of triathlon, Marianne spent the previous 20 years as a recreational cyclist and later as a competitive bike racer. While bike racing, Marianne won two national championship titles in the time trial and team time trial as well as numerous podium finishes in road races and criteriums.
After retiring from a 34-year corporate career with Duke Energy, Marianne transitioned to her second career as a cycling coach. While no longer officially coaching, she still enjoys sharing her love of cycling with others.
Marianne is actively involved in the local training and racing scene here in Clermont including parkrun and CTC events and can often be seen in local duathlons and triathlons. Marianne is very excited about the future of the Clermont Triathlon Club and what the club will offer to the community.
Tom has lived in Florida since 1983 and moved to Minneola in 2016 after 27 years in the Tampa area. He is a civil engineer that specialized in highway design for most of his career and continues to work part-time in this field. Originally from New Jersey, he graduated from Rutgers where he met his wife of 40 years, Denise. They have two daughters living in Florida; Amy is a neonatal intensive care nurse and Michelle is a senior manager at Ironman. Tom started running after college and first gave multi-sport racing a “tri” in 1982. After numerous sprints, he completed his first Olympic distance at St Anthony’s in 1992. While his daughters were growing up his running and triathlon participation slowed down but never completely stopped. When they reached high school, he became more active in running and triathlon again and completed his first half iron distance in 2004 and first full in 2008. Tom has been enjoying a whole food plant-based life style since the beginning of 2017.
Brenda grew up in Downers Grove, IL and moved to Muncie, IN to play soccer at Ball State University. She graduated from BSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Physics. Her area of research was biomedical physics. Brenda’s personal experiences have given her a strong desire to mentor and encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers. She has taught Math and Physical Science courses since 2008. She was hired as a Physics Instructor at Lake-Sumter State College in August, 2014. Brenda completed the Indianapolis 500 Half Marathon in May 2009 and this led to her participation in triathlons.
Daniel Whitehouse is a relative newbie to triathlon, having completed his first triathlon on January 1, 2016. Prior to 2015, he lived a sedentary life and had accumulated far too much body mass. He became active in 2015 when he started participating in Clermont Waterfront parkrun (a weekly, free, timed 5k). He started swimming that summer and purchased a road bike that fall. The rest is history (as is the 90 lbs. of weight loss he is maintaining). He lives on the outskirts of Clermont in the town of Montverde and is married with two children.
Josh grew up in Clermont, and graduated with the last class from Clermont HS in 1993. For the last 21 years, Josh has taught physical education and coached various sports--with the greatest satisfaction coming from helping kids accomplish things they didn't realize they could do. Josh enjoys all sports, but spent most of his younger years playing soccer and basketball. Josh married his wife, Kate, 15 years ago and they moved to the Greenville, SC area to start a family. It was in SC that Josh did his first 5k race and then became involved in triathlon and loved how the sport taught the value of discipline and overcoming adversity--which had a positive impact on other areas of life such as his faith and his work ethic . His family moved back to Clermont in 2013 and they love being here--living close to Waterfront Park with their 3 young boys. Josh is currently a teacher in Clermont and attends the Church at South Lake along with his family.