Meet the Staff

LJ WhiteLJ White

LJ brings 18 years of management, event production and nonprofit experience to the TriColumbia team. Once you meet LJ, you will experience her passion and entrepreneurial spirit, which is engaged in evolving the mission of TriColumbia to create premier endurance events; while giving individuals opportunities to test their own limits at all levels of sport, health & wellness. As a self-confessed, “adult-onset athlete,” she continues to explore her own personal passion for endurance events – “Yes!” she says “Celebrate Life!”




Gerry BoyleGerry Boyle

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.




  Krista Baker-Scheyer

Krista, our Pro Athlete Liaison, is a multi-sport industry veteran who's professional background includes working as the VIP Director for a major race management company and helping to organize the largest international triathlon in Central America. She is a world traveler and triathlete with a heart for helping others. When Krista isn't working with our partners in the sport, she makes her home in the Washington, DC area. Like Krista, it's a peaceful oasis in the midst of bustling global activity; just the way she likes it.


 Christine Kirkley

Christine, our Director of Strategic Partnerships, brings over 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Her ability to think creatively and outside of the box will no doubt help us to engage and activate our partners in new ways. Christine has run the Marine Corps Marathon twice, but has not competed in a triathlon. It looks as though she will need to add this to her bucket list. Outside of the office, Christine spends her time volunteering with various non-profits in the DC and Baltimore market.


 Brian Lausch

Brian is our Senior Race Director.








 Cory Churches

Cory Churches, our Race Director and Business Manager, brings more than 15 years of project management expertise, communications and marketing experience, and more than a decade of multisport management proficiency. In her role, she works with the team to manage the thousands of volunteers who support TriColumbia’s events, manage all procurement for TriColumbia events, and supports the Executive Director and Senior Race Director in producing all TriColumbia events. Cory has been an active triathlete since 2001, participated in many of TriColumbia events as an athlete, and is over the moon to be part of the team bringing you the events of TriColumbia.

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