Sara Gross

Sara Gross

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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.

Ashley Wiles

Ashley Wiles

Feisty Agency Founder & Director

When Ashley Wiles has a vision, she is dead set on making it happen. That’s what makes Ashley feisty and also explains her success in growing million dollar ventures. Ashley is the founder and director of the Feisty Agency, and also founded Sole Girls, a nation-wide program in which girls ages 5-12 train for and run a 5k.

Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn Taylor

Brand Director & Girls Gone Gravel Podcast Host

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.

Ellen Pennock

Ellen Pennock

Creative Director

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.

Lindsay Glassford

Lindsay Glassford

Senior Editor & Partnerships Manager

As the Feisty Media Senior Editor, Lindsay has the lead production role on our Feisty podcast and written content. She also manages our partnerships for our podcasts, communities and events, and has (reluctantly) claimed the title of CTO, despite being - as she says - grossly underqualified for the role. The feistiest thing she’s ever done? Asking Sara Gross for a job in 2020, learning how to edit podcasts on the fly, growing into a full time role at Feisty Media, and helping the team create spaces for women in sports media.

Ella Hnatyshyn

Ella Hnatyshyn

Feisty Operator

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.

Selene Yeager

Selene Yeager

Feisty Menopause Content Manager & Hit Play Not Pause Podcast Host

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.

Megan Tuncer

Megan Tuncer

Social Media Specialist

Megan Tuncer manages a number of Feisty’s social accounts and loves how social media connects us and helps us share knowledge. She is from Washington, DC and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus on science communications. She is a long course triathlete first, but also loves splitting the sports up and just racing bikes and running.

Nicole DeNoble

Nicole DeNoble

Legacy Project Lead

Nicole DeNoble leads the Legacy initiative; a community dedicated to advancing women in sport and women in sports leadership. Nicole is a marketing and communications professional with 20 years of experience in the tech industry, including extensive time leading corporate event initiatives. She’s also a yoga and functional movement teacher, working towards a 300-hour designation (to be completed in 2022) focused on strength training, exercise science, and anti-oppression.

Jamila Gale-Agans

Jamila Gale-Agans

Community Innovator

As our Community Innovator, Jamila helps us continuously build and foster a strong sense of community so we can encourage more folks around the world to be Feisty. Jamila is an IRONMAN finisher, certified triathlon coach, Adult Learn to Swim Instructor, a former USAT committee member, retired Army officer and head coach of Sherpa Fitness & Endurance, a multisport coaching company designed to promote and encourage women and women of color to participate in the sport of triathlon.

Miranda Bush

Miranda Bush

Feisty Team Head Coach & Educator

Miranda Bush is our in-house coach creating women-specific resources for the Feisty Team. Miranda is a USAT Level I and Training Peaks Level 2 certified coach, an ACE certified Health Coach, and has further education in women-specific coaching (Women Are Not Small Men & Menopause). She is the owner and head coach of MB Coaching and the Zone Racing Team.

Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa Godesky

IronWomen Podcast Host

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

IronWomen Podcast Host

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

If We Were Riding Podcast Host

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

[un]phased Podcast Host

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

[un]phased Podcast Host

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

Girls Gone Gravel Podcast Host

Kristi Mohn is an Emporia, Kansas native. 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

Hit Play Not Pause Podcast Editor

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!

Erika Ackerlund

Erika Ackerlund

Feisty Team Intern

Erika Ackerlund is our resident ITU athlete on the Feisty Team and supports Feisty Triathlon with various initiatives. She studied Exercise Science at the University of Montana and while there found triathlon with the collegiate club system. Currently, she spends her time training and racing on the World Triathlon circuit. Erika is feisty because she likes to dream big, work hard, and loves sharing the fun with others who are pushing their limits, whether it be in sports or life.

Lynda Rowan

Lynda Rowan

Feisty Coaching Curriculum Creator

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

Gone Gravel'n Festival Logistics

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.