Meet the ATA
Calli Stromner joined the ATA staff in March 2016 as the General Manager. Calli has nearly 20 years of experience in administration, financial management, human resource management, public engagement, stakeholder relations and marketing for various public sector and not-for-profit organizations. She also has experience as a triathlon club president and volunteer board member with many different sporting and arts groups. Picking up the sport of running about seven years ago, Cali is an avid ultramarathoner and is currently adding cycling and swimming into her training regime to reduce injury... competing in a triathlon is imminent!
Sebastian Porten came on board with the Alberta Triathlon Association in May of 2014 on a summer internship and is currently the Program Manager. He moved to Edmonton nearly 2 years ago in order to work in research with the University of Alberta. Prior to living in Edmonton, Sebastian lived in southern Ontario where he attended Brock University and earned his degree in Psychology. He has been involved in the triathlon community ever since he started training over 12 years ago, during which time he trained with the likes of Simon Whitfield. After injuring his shoulder in swimming, Sebastian took on professional bike racing for 3 years. Ever since the cessation of professional racing, he has enjoyed running in the trails and mountains.
Event & Promotions Coordinator
Dana Torgalson joined the Alberta Triathlon Association as a volunteer in June 2015, and has since taken on the role of Assistant Manager of Administration and Programs for the ATA. Dana is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at MacEwan University. She has one year of experience in business school, and is continuing to use business as her minor. Although she has never raced in a triathlon, Dana enjoys running in her free time, and she has yet to master the other two components.