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 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.
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 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 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.
As our Feisty Operator, Ella Hnatyshyn manages various operational tasks, putting her business degree to good use while also feeding her passion of elevating women in sport. She also competes as an elite triathlete, having recently completed her first pro 70.3.
As our Media Production Manager, 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.
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 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 is a professional triathlete, 2-time Olympian, and mom. She is the co-host of the triathlon-ish podcast If We Were Riding.
Molly Hurford is a writer and podcaster in love with all things running and cycling. She’s a little obsessed with getting women into the endurance sport world, whether it’s getting more girls on bikes with the Shred Girls book series or with The Business of Fitness Podcast, which helps women find their way in the athletic industry. She also co-hosts The Consummate Athlete Podcast with her husband Peter, writes books about endurance sport, plays with her mini-dachshund named DW and dabbles in ultra-running.
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 is the producer of multiple Feisty podcasts 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 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 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. We are thrilled to have Aimee as our Event Manager for the Outspoken Summit & Gravel Festival.
Marley Blonsky is the Co-Founder of All Bodies on Bikes and loves all kinds of riding – including mountain biking, gravel, cyclocross racing, and bikepacking. Marley currently lives in Bentonville, Arkansas with her two senior dogs.