Sara Gross

Sara Gross

Our founder and CEO Sara Gross believes that through storytelling, education and community building we can shift the dial to a more inclusive culture for female athletes and active women and girls. After defending her PhD in Women’s History in 2008, Sara competed as a professional Triathlete for thirteen years and won two Ironman titles along the way. The most feisty thing Sara has ever done is start a media company with no clue how to actually do that. Bootstrapping and getting the best out of people are her superpowers.

Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn is a triathlete turned gravel cyclist, general lover of all types of outdoor adventures, and the Founder of Girls Gone Gravel. She has been published in USA Triathlon Magazine, Cycling Tips and has been a regular contributor for Triathlete Magazine articles. She works full-time for Feisty Media as a brand manager, helping active, performance-minded women find the resources they need to do the things they love.

Selene Yeager

Selene Yeager

In addition to being the host of Hit Play Not Pause, Selene Yeager is the Leader and Content Manager of the Menopause Feisties. She is a top-selling professional health and fitness writer who lives what she writes as an NASM certified personal trainer, USA Cycling licensed coach, Pn1 certified nutrition coach, pro licensed off road racer, and former All-American Ironman triathlete. Selene is feisty in many ways but especially because she talks about menopause out loud, without embarrassment, in traditionally male spaces.

Ellen Pennock

Ellen Pennock

Ellen Pennock does a lot of things behind-the-scenes at Feisty Media including design, branding, social, co-starring in TikToks and signs her emails “Creative Director,” “Feisty Triathlon Brand Director” or “Feisty Team Manager” depending on the day. Feisty Media combines two of Ellen’s favourite things: sport and creativity. Ellen raced on the Canadian national triathlon team on and off for ten years (including guiding for paratriathlon), and is passionate about elevating women’s sport, especially when it comes to keeping girls in sport.

Ella Hnatyshyn

Ella Hnatyshyn

As our Feisty Operator, Ella Hnatyshyn manages various operational tasks. She studied business and psychology at the University of Calgary and has been competing in some form of triathlon or running since she was in high school. Ella is feisty because she likes to step outside her comfort zone and continuously learn – whether that be competing in challenging races, taking on new projects, or standing on the summit of a mountain.

Tove May

Tove May

Our Customer Experience Specialist Tove considers herself a “professional rec athlete” always down to try something outside of her comfort zone. Whether it’s dragon boating, playing hockey or “taking up space” in the weight section of the gym she is passionate about females having a presence in the male dominated world of sports. 

Millie Perry

Millie Perry

As our Media Production Agent, Millie makes sure the content we are sharing is “on-point”! She helps to edit podcasts, articles and does our quality assurance. Millie is a fierce advocate for women and puts much of her spare time into maintaining a current understanding of intersectional feminism. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University. Millie is an experienced multi-day hiker, tree-planter, and badass outdoors-woman.

Connor Shane

Connor Shane

Connor Shane is our resident Olympic Movement resource. He is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has worked for various NGBs including USA Gymnastics, USA Fencing, and USA Racquetball as well as the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee Headquarters. As a gymnast for over a decade, the last few years training at the Olympic Training Center, his passion for sports has grown into a career. Outside of the Olympic Movement, Connor works a lot with the LGBTQ+ sports associations in the US working for better inclusion and representation in sport.

Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa Godesky is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents, including 36 Ironman finishes. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails. She is a triathlon and endurance sports coach, based in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Haley Chura

Haley Chura

Haley is a Bozeman, Montana based professional triathlete, multisport coach, and former NCAA Division I swimmer at the University of Georgia. Haley is an Ironman Champion and a 7x Ironman 70.3 Champion and has finished in the top ten and top 20 in the 70.3 and Ironman World Championships, respectively. Haley competed in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, her third Olympic Trials after previously racing in the 2004 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

Sarah True

Sarah True

Sarah True is a professional triathlete, 2-time Olympian, and mom. She is the co-host of the triathlon-ish podcast If We Were Riding.

Dr. Lisa Ingarfield

Dr. Lisa Ingarfield

Lisa Ingarfield, PhD is an academic, researcher and writer with a doctorate in Intercultural Communication. She is also an amateur triathlete and founder of Shift Sports, a company that offers support for sports businesses and organizations who want to increase diversity and inclusivity. Lisa offers coaching throughTritoDefiand when she has a spare moment, writes for Live Feisty. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold

Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold

Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold is the Owner & Founder of Gold Enterprises, LLC which supports organizations to move from diversity to multicultural sophistication through individual coaching, executive leadership mentoring, strategic planning, and in-depth training. Dr. Gold has a Doctor of Education degree, a Project Management Master Certification, and CoachDiversity through the International Coaching Federation. Dr. Gold also has a Masters of Divinity and a Bachelors of Business Administration. Additionally, Dr. Gold is a committed mom to two boys — Charles Gold III and Kendrick Edward Gold — as well as an Ironman 70.3 triathlete, marathon runner, and Masters’ Swim Coach for adult beginners.

Kristi Mohn

Kristi Mohn

Kristi Mohn is an Emporia, Kansas local. Her cycling journey began in 2004 and she hasn’t looked back since, though she does still enjoy the occasional jog. She joined the UNBOUND Gravel team early on, and worked hard to get more women at gravel start lines ever since. Her main passion in the cycling space has been all about more inclusive start lines, and collaborating and brainstorming ways to make that happen.

Carrie Barrett

Carrie Barrett

Carrie Barrett is the producer of our Hit Play Not Pause podcast as well as a self-proclaimed, reluctant triathlete. Today, she splits time between Bend, Oregon and Austin, Texas where she’s a coach, writer, podcast host and producer. Her willingness to just jump in and go for it makes her feisty – whether it’s trying a new sport, moving to a new town, or asking for an interview. Great lessons always emerge from giving it a go!

Lynda Rowan

Lynda Rowan

Lynda has been coaching sport for 30 years. With a career in Business Performance Coaching, Change Management, Strategy and People Management, her coaching experience in both business and sport has a common theme of helping people be the best version of themselves. As a dual citizen of both Australia and the U.S., Lynda has competed in Sprint, Olympic, 70.3, and Ironman triathlons and has represented both countries at ITU World Age Group Championships.

Aimee Ross

Aimee Ross

Aimee Ross is a cycling industry professional with experience spanning from manufacturing, sales, marketing, event coordination, advocacy, development, and education. Aimee believes that cycling should be available to all people, and by creating more and better access and opportunities, together we can create a larger community of healthy and happy people. Bringing people together to learn, engage and enjoy is what Aimee is looking forward to creating with the Gone Gravel’n Summit.