The Mid Maryland Triathlon Club members elect yearly board members who help to organize the group’s events and activities. Everyone in the organization is a volunteer who donates their time and talents to benefit the club, our members, the sport, and the community. Elections occur annually at the December meeting. Anyone who is a member in good standing at of the time of the election may run for office and vote.  If you are interested on being a Board member and would like more information, please contact our President here. We hold monthly board meetings and members may attend. If interested, please contact one of the BoD members. 

David Lamparella

David started in triathlon in 2017 when his swim class friends talked him into buying a bike and signing up for his first sprint. A few years later when he wanted to step up to a 70.3 he joined the MMTC for training help, advice, and mentorship. He successfully completed Eagleman 2021 & 2022, and IM Maryland in 2023. David has also completed the Chesapeake Bay Swim three times, done a marathon and several half marathons. His favorite parts of being a member of the club are “the training groups, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and having fun with good people”.


Vice President
Marc Zinsmeister

Marc began triathlon as a COVID escape in 2021, and his enthusiasm for the sport continued to grow. He joined MMTC in 2022 as he started increasing race distances to Olympic in 2022, and in 2023 added two 70.3 distance races medals to his wall. He enjoys the community of the club and encouraging new athletes to give the sport a “tri”.


Cassandra Burke

Cassandra began doing triathlons after her successful battle with breast cancer. She completed her first two sprint triathlons in August 2013 as her victory celebration after finishing 14 months of cancer treatments. She has completed numerous sprint, Olympic and half Ironman distance triathlons since then and has run half marathons along with her husband around the country as well as Internationally. Cassandra’s motto is to Challenge Yourself to Cross Your Own Personal Finish Lines.

Cassandra is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, RRCA Certified Running Coach and is pursuing a USAT Level I Triathlon Coach certification with a Youth and Junior focus. In 2023, she will finish her clinical rotations and sit for Board Certification to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in sports nutrition.

In her personal life, Cassandra enjoys traveling the world with her family doing what they call racecations – picking travel destinations based on the ability to participate in half marathons, triathlons and other races AND enjoying a family vacation.


Keely Ireland

Keely began racing triathlons in 2008 with her first Irongirl triathlon and she’s been moving ever since! She joined MMTC in 2010 when she realized she was clueless about transitions, gear, open water swimming and just about everything. She found the club thanks to the tent at Irongirl and wanted to find some like-minded people and learn more about triathlon! Since joining MMTC she has participated in multiple distances including Half Ironmans, Olympics and Sprints! She is also a Certified USAT Official, maybe you’ve seen her on the back of a motorcycle chasing drafters at one of your races?! Her dream is to one day become an Ironman! She loves her job with the federal government and is Mom to a big velvet hippo (pitbull) named Trixie.


Member Experience
Theresa Catterton-Doherty

Theresa began her multi-sport adventures in 2008 at Iron Girl Columbia to commemorate the one year anniversary of her divorce.  “It was a difficult time and I was looking for a way to burn off steam and meet new people.  Coming out of Centennial Lake was like a rebirth.  If I could survive this, I can survive anything.”  The triathlon itself and my supportive MMTC community with a hand on my back proves that we can do hard things.
In her spare time, Theresa is a mother of twins, wife and a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of lymphedema and oncology patients.  My dream is to cross the finish line and have the announcer call out ” Theresa Catterton-Doherty, you are an Iron Man!!!”.



Web Mistress
Chris Cather

Chris suffers from late onset athleticism, discovering running in 2009, duathlon in 2012, and triathlon in 2013.  She has completed many race distances up to and including half Ironman.  She credits the amazing people, the training opportunities, and the overall support of Mid Maryland Triathlon Club for her successes in the sport!