CTA is pleased to introduce two new members of our team. Jerry Nista, CTA’s new Pro/Elite Services Coordinator, comes to CTA with an extensive triathlon racing experience and a passion for the sport. His racing experience includes nearly 30- triathlons, from Olympic Distance, Half Ironman, and Ironman distances, throughout the United States and Europe. Jerry still remains an active triathlete that continues to establish and achieve personal goals for himself, while inspiring others to establish their own personal goals, if not in sport, then in other areas of their lives.
Being a competitive triathlete traveling to race venues, Jerry he has come to realize the importance of a race organizer providing top-notch service, support, and competition to it’s athletes, while at the same time providing first class entertainment in the communities the event take place.
Jerry’s mission is continue to bring world class athletes to CTA’s races, preserving their competitive atmosphere, but also those athletes that are compelled to support the charities that Columbia Triathlon Association contributes to throughout the year.
Amy Olin comes to CTA with over 10 years of experience in non-profit management. She trained as a pharmacist and completed a -post-graduate residency in association management at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Upon completion, Amy worked for the ASHP Research and Education Foundation in positions of Director of Programs and Director of Education and Operations. During this time, she created and managed over 15 different programs to educate pharmacists and provide research grant funding for appropriate medication use. Her love of triathlon and non-profit management brought her to CTA where she will join the CTA staff team to manage athlete race registration and communications.