Nominees for President
Craig Brososky, Edmonton
Craig Brososky, owner of WePhysio and a clinical educator at the University of Alberta, received both of his science degrees from the University of Alberta in Edmonton where he was born and raised. The river valley of Edmonton has provided ample opportunity for cycling, running, swimming, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and exploration and has served as a backdrop to both the learning and teaching process that Craig has enjoyed for over twenty years.
Along with being a clinical educator and published author of articles on low back pain management, sport ergogenics, and injury prevention, Craig is a registered Injury Management Consultant with the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the College of Physical Therapists. Craig believes you can never stop learning and loves the lifelong challenge of educating both individuals and groups.
Craig is currently President of the BNI business networking group West Wing, Board member of the E-Ville Roller Derby League, Board member of the Saint Albert Heavenly Rollers, and a current Executive member of the Edmonton Triathlon Club. As well, Craig is a member of the Business Affairs Committee with Physiotherapy Alberta.
As President, Craig wishes to provide support to the ATA for reaching local clubs and expanding the support for them and supporting the mission of providing opportunities for Albertans to participate in triathlon.
Ian Laxdal, Edmonton
Hello, my name is Ian Laxdal. I have been an active member of the Triathlon community for 25 years, having completed my first triathlon in 1992. I have competed in too many triathlons to count including 2 Ironmans, over 20 half Ironmans and 2 world championships. Professionally, I am a business analyst working for a Swiss firm in the Governance, Risk, and Contracts sector performing business analysis and software implementation. In the past, I have worked as a Retail Territory Manager for Petro-Canada and as a Staff Accountant for one of the big 3 accounting firms, so I have a good understanding of strategy and finance.
As a Triathlete, as well as competing, I served as race director of the St. Albert 10 mile road race for several years and of the St. Albert Triathlon for 10 years and still serve as a captain on that race, which is one of the longest running triathlons in Canada. I have also served on the board of the St. Albert Road Runners and Triathlon Club in several capacities including president. I have also Volunteered at several other races throughout Alberta.
I have served on the ATA Technical Committee for over 5 years, 3 of which I served as chair of the committee. I Currently am a Continental level official, one of only 22 in North America. In 2017 I had the honour of being assigned as Chief Race Official for the Edmonton World Triathlon series race, a professional race that determines the ITU Triathlon World Champion. In previous years, I served multiple terms as a board member, where we actively put in place a strategic plan as well as programs to improve races and elevate some of our junior athletes to race as elites on the world stage.
Triathlon is at a crossroads right now. Membership of the ATA is decreasing year after year and attendance at races is shrinking. As an organization, I think it’s important for the ATA to focus on delivering value to its members to encourage the growth of the community. We can do this by focusing on delivery in 3 key areas: Quality Races, Athlete Development, and Coaching. The best way we can do that is to deliver and execute a strategic plan that addresses these areas and stresses continuity, focusing on membership needs in partnership with local clubs. I believe I have the experience to provide the leadership to move this strategy forward and hope that I have your support.
Miles Gibson, St. Albert
Miles Gibson is an active triathlete who has been passionate about triathlon for more than six years. I recently completed IronMan Maryland in 2017, my first full distance race! I have also raced Great White North half-distance several times and many Sprint/Olympic distance races.
I am currently the Interim President of the Alberta Triathlon Association, and the Chair of the Personnel Sub-Committee. I have been integrally involved with the ATA for more than two years. I spearheaded the effort to re-align the board structure so that members now vote for a President-Elect, which provides greater long-term continuity to the organization. I also led the effort to get online voting for this year's board elections.
I am a recent past President of the Rotary Club of Edmonton Riverview (2015-2016) and a Paul Harris Fellow. I am currently the Membership Director for 2017-2018 and I believe in using the Four-Way Test as a means of upholding a high ethical standard in my personal and work life. I really do believe that giving back to the community is the right thing to do. As the elected President of the ATA, I am the right person to lead the sport of triathlon in Alberta.
I was President of Northern Lights Toastmasters for many years. I love public speaking and have spent many years mentoring new speakers. I am also a former director at large of the Edmonton Triathlon Club. During my tenure there I spear-headed the effort to re-brand ETC’s logo to what it is today.
I am also a past director at large of the Canadian Balloon Association, as I was an avid balloonist and skydiver for many years. Every year for the past four years I have volunteered for the St. Albert Kids of Steel Triathlon as Registration Director. Looking forward to 2018!
I am the President and owner of Milestone Software Inc., a small software development and IT management company, now located in St. Albert, Alberta. I have run this business for more than 30 years and continue today. For education, I have a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Athabasca University. Feel free to contact me at: email@example.com 780-994-7093 cell 780-438-8088 main I would love to hear from you and chat about triathlon!