Meet the Staff
Kari Ebeling, Chief Operating Officer and USAT Level 1 Certified Race Director, has extensive non-profit development experience and comprehensive skills in event management. Kari is dedicated to ensuring that TriColumbia's mission of melding life long fitness and community service is attained at the highest level.
Linda Congedo comes to TriColumbia with a varied background in business, healthcare and non-profit development. As our Director of Communications, Linda utilizes her comprehensive experience to assist athletes in obtaining accurate information efficiently. Linda also plays a major role in the day-to-day operation of TriColumbia, and enjoys making the race experience the very best it can be for each athlete. TriColumbia's mission to support local and regional charities nourishes her passion for assisting those in need.
Gerry Boyle, Director of Operations, is the longest serving staff member of TriColumbia having joined the team in 1994. Originally from Scotland, Gerry utilizes his organizational skills learned in a 20-year career in the British Army. Gerry began by managing the EagleMan and ChesapeakeMan events, but has expanded his role to include all TriColumbia events.
Mike King is our Operations Coordinator starting his 11th year setting up your race day venue and Transition Area. What started as a volunteer opportunity for Mike has become a passion and source of pride. He finds inspiration in the athletes' stories of motivation and determination. He is always looking for ways to improve the safety and security for the racers.
Chip is TriColumbia's Director of Business Administration. Having more than thirty years of sales and marketing experience in many different industries, Chip brings a fresh perspective, and a renewed commitment to first class customer service as it relates to TriColumbia's sponsors, expo vendors, non-profit exhibitors and event participants.
Jerry, our Professional/Elite Services Coordinator, and USAT Level 1 Certified Coach, takes great pride in facilitating the appearance of top professional triathletes at TriColumbia events, assuring that pro's needs and expectations are met and exceeded. Jerry assists with all the details including establishing agreements, arranging travel, and assisting the athletes during their stay at the race venue, and is a conduit for policies and regulations from the sport's governing bodies. As a serious triathlete himself, Jerry provides unique insight into triathletes’ requirements and desires pertaining to all aspects of the race experience, ensuring that TriColumbia continues to be the Mid Atlantic’s leader in race production.