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 eight years ago, Calli is an avid ultramarathoner and has added both triathlon and indoor sport climbing into her training regime.
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.
Member Services Coordinator
Lori Duke came on board with the Alberta Triathlon Association in October 2016. She has been involved in the triathlon community since 2007. Lori is an active board member of the Edmonton Triathlon Club and has volunteered at several races. She is also a Community level Triathlon coach and a personal trainer. Lori looks forward to working with the ATA and learning all about what goes on behind the scenes to support athletes, race directors, coaches and clubs.
Provincial Development Coach
Bart’s passion for sport developed in the pool where he spent fifteen years on a progression towards competing at the Canadian National Championships. After his swim career, Bart transitioned into triathlon. This new multi sport challenge quickly became Bart's passion. Competing at many different distances but specializing in draft legal racing and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and passion for the sport. At the same time Bart was coaching swimming and began developing his coaching philosophy and ethos. After many years as an athlete, in 2008 Bart decided to take his passion for triathlon to a new level and became the Head coach of the Kronos Triathlon Club. Over the last 8 seasons Bart has received a degree from U of C in their Kinesiology program, he has received the Petro-Canada FACE program award, he has received the ATA coach of the year award twice and has developed some of the most talented junior and U23 athletes in the country. Bart is excited to continue to develop young talent in Alberta while continuing to develop his art as a coach.