Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Alicia Wendolowski

President

Alicia completed her first triathlon in 2009. After making some big lifestyle changes and losing over 80 pounds, she found a passion for endurance sports. It started in 2008 with a 10k road race and by the end of that season she had completed her first half marathon. In searching for ways to challenge her new found fitness, she was asked a question that would change her life; “Have you ever considered racing a triathlon?” 
She got in the pool and swam laps for the first time since childhood, bought a bike and began training to race in her first sprint triathlon. She fell in love with the sport of triathlon and the supportive, inclusive community and atmosphere of the sport. First timers racing the same course as elite age group athletes and all having their best time. Alicia went on to complete two Half Ironman races and continues to compete in sprint and Olympic distance races. She has qualified for and competed in the USAT Age Group Nationals and will attend again in 2019.

Martha Grinnell

Vice-President

Martha completed her first triathlon in the summer of 1989 as she headed in to her senior year at Springfield College.  She immediately felt the positive effects of cross-training and was hooked from thereafter! Martha raced professionally in the sport from 1992-2000. That stint included representing the USA in several national and world championships with rankings as high as 2nd and 6th respectively. Martha has turned her focus toward coaching multisport athletes, however she still works out to maintain her fitness and defy the aging process!  She admittedly spends way too much time with her French Bulldogs, Oliver and Lulu, and is looking forward to making new HUMAN connections through all of the opportunities that PVM has to offer.

Jess Saalfield

Treasurer

Jess is an elite age group triathlete who began racing in 2012. She has dabbled in 70.3’s but is now firmly and happily rooted in the Olympic and Sprint distances. She has competed in two Age Group National Championships and one World Championships where she placed 5th. Jess is committed to social justice and is working on USAT’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. She regularly draws on the skill set learned racing triathlon to navigate her life as an activist, psychotherapist and mother of two amazing daughters.

Rachel Slack

Clerk

With very little experience as an athlete of any sort, Rachel began running in late 2012 as a challenge to improve her health and combat her anxiety.  She jumped into triathlon in 2014 after some gentle pressure from friends.  She immediately fell in love and has been racing ever since.  Rachel made her debut at the USAT Age Group National Championships in 2018.  Multisport continues to serve as a preservation tactic for her physical and mental health.  When she's not training, she's working as a social worker with a local non-profit, serving as a director with Noho Pride, spending time with her partner Anna and their two adorable rescue dogs, Sadie and Finn.  She's never one to take herself too seriously, as witnessed in many of her race photos, and relishes in all the tidbits of joy her life has to offer.

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