Event Ambassadors

Richie Snelling is a local to Monterey. After collegiate tennis and living abroad he returned back to Monterey. He loves to compete and challenge himself and triathlon offers just that! He recently finished the Santa Cruz 70.3 event in 5 hours and looks forward to toeing the line at his new home town event. Follow Richie on Instagram.


Scott Moore is an Army officer who discovered beautiful Pacific Grove in 2012. Teaching at the Naval Postgraduate School he is a lifelong athlete who enjoys multisport activities with others of any ability level all around the Monterey Peninsula.



Nicole Levenson TriathleteNicole Levenson is originally from San Diego, where she ran track for UCSD and eventually got into triathlons. She has competed in every distance and recently raced at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France. She lives in Foster City where she trains with her husband on the accessible running/cycling trails, and many options for open water swimming. Follow her on Instagram

Tom Burns has lived on the peninsula since 2008 and started his triathlon career in the waters at Lovers Point where he completed his first Olympic distance triathlon. Shortly after that he caught the bug for triathlons and has completed two full Ironmans. He enjoys the hometown event and getting to compete on home turf and the support of people he knows. Follow Tom on Instagram.

Janelle Lemons came to the Monterey Bay area four years ago and has spent every day since enjoying what it has to offer, while finding ways to make it her home. She seeks thrill and comfort in the ocean, as well as the biking/running paths - it was only a matter of time until she put the three together. She is a physical therapist and she loves assisting people to achieve their goals. Follow her prep for the race on Instagram.

Katelyn Massaroni is a Michigander turned Californian. Science brainiac with ambitions of professional triathelitism. She's an energetic educator for South Monterey county schools and can't wait for the return of triathlon to Monterey. Follow her active adventures on Instagram.