Head Boxing Coach: Tricia Turton
Head Coach of Arcaro Boxing, Tricia Arcaro Turton (far left) has been an elite level athlete most of her life. A 10 year veteran of rugby, she represented the United States Eagles at the Women’s World Rugby Cup in 1998. Tricia achieved 5 “caps” representing the USA in international competition during her career. After retiring from rugby, she entered a 10 year amateur and professional boxing career. Coach Tricia won the 2004 USA National Amateur Women’s Championships and amassed a 16-2 record. Turning pro in 2005, Coach Tricia’s first title fight win was an 8 rounder vs. World Champion, Lisa Holewyne. Tricia went on to fight in 2 more World Title fights and retired from the professional ranks in 2007 with an 8-4 record. Coach Tricia was on the staff of Olympian Queen Underwood while coaching at Cappy’s Boxing Gym in Seattle, WA. In 2013, Coach Tricia established Arcaro Boxing Gym and is now Head Coach of Olympic Hopeful Jen Hamann. In her spare time, Coach Tricia participates heavily in Community Service Projects, takes care of her chickens and has her dog Lucy dry-land mush for exercise.
Weight Lifting Coach: Greg Dontchos
Greg is a lifelong fitness enthusiast specializing in strength and conditioning of athletes and everyday people. Greg’s athletic background includes experience in swimming as a 4-year Division 1 athlete, olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, and a self-taught passion for human movement and injury prevention. Residing in Denver, CO, he is available for strength and conditioning consultation at email@example.com.
Fundraising: Jody Waits and Christina Rocks
Jody Waits – Director of Community Giving at Pride Foundation by day, fitness-boxer by lunchtime and wrangler of miniature Dachshunds by evening. For the last fifteen years, Jody’s career has been entirely committed to the non-profit sector – focusing on fundraising, community relations, event management, training and strategic planning. Her role with Road to Gold is to help ensure we have the in-kind support, pro-bono services and financial gifts needed for success. And to nail that Skittles sponsorship. Outside of the gym and away from work, you can find me teaching at the UW, volunteering with Teen Feed, cooking dinner for 12 (She loves crowd), digging for treasures at Goodwill, playing pinball or otherwise laughing loudly in public.
Christina Rocks -Christina Rocks is an Arizona native transplant to Seattle, Washington where she works her dream job – at Pride Foundation empowering individuals and groups to make equality happen across the Northwest and beyond. Besides encouraging a culture of generosity through her work as Community Giving Manager at Pride Foundation, Christina serves in a leadership role for the Junior League of Seattle, is Chair of Seattle Works’ Leadership Network, and is a big geek for education policy. As a lover of sports since birth and a person who puts a high priority on athleticism (coach’s daughter & marathoner parents :) ), she is happy to be one half of team development/giggles with Road to Gold! Christina loves exploring everything from new cities to new restaurants. She’s most happy when working-out, dancing, or wearing a particularly stellar pair of shoes.
Nutritionist: Emily Edison, MS.RD.ACSM-HFS
Owner and founder of Momentum Nutrition and Fitness in Seattle, Emily brings over 15 years of experience as a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer. She specializes in nutrition for athletes, wellness, and the management of disordered eating. Her philosophy centers around fueling with whole foods and eating intuitively, empowering people to eat for performance, improve vitality, and develop a positive relationship with food and body. Edison is a leader in the collegiate sports field having spent seven seasons as the Sports Dietitian for the University of Washington Athletic Department. She consults for athletic departments at UPS, PLU, and Seattle University, providing nutrition coaching for athletes, coaches and training staff. As the Washington coordinator of the Washington Interscholastic Nutrition Forum, she is instrumental in providing access to accurate, science-based sport nutrition information for high school coaches, parents and athletes through clinics and an on-line website (WINForum.org). As a leader in nutrition education for athletes and the community, Edison illustrates complex nutrition principals in a creative, straightforward manner. Her inventive work has been featured in the Seattle Times, magazines including Women’s Running and Jump, and the Alaska Airlines Magazine. Edison also consults with local beverage company Golazo (vivagolazo.com) in developing their innovative Sports Hydration Drink.
Emily graduated with honors from Washington State University with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and received her Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition with emphasis in Sport Nutrition from Marywood University in Scranton PA. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and takes part in ADA’s practice groups for sports nutritionists (SCAN) and nutrition entrepreneurs (NE). A former competitive figure skater, Emily now stays active in-line skating, yoga, water skiing and snowboarding. She is a gourmet cook with a passion for entertaining and is currently writing a cookbook. Edison lives, laughs, and loves in Seattle with her husband, active little girl, bouncing baby boy and her fun loving yellow Lab.
Body Worker: Kerri Arenholz, OTR/L, CHT
Kerri Arenholz of Seatown Healing Hands has specialized in arm and hand rehabilitation since 2000 and obtained her Certification in Hand Therapy in 2005. She attended the University of Maryland for her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and obtained a Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Touro College in New York. After working with clients in acute trauma and with repetitive strain injuries, she recognized the body must be addressed as a whole and began incorporating Myofascial Structural Integration and Bowen Therapy into her practice.
PR and Marketing: Nicole Browning
Nicole Browning is the Director of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Community Outreach at Wimmer Solutions, a technology consulting company based in Seattle. She’s excited to bring her ten years of experience in marketing and communications to help support the Road to Gold with marketing strategy, social media, collateral design, and media relations support. Today an avid fitness boxer, runner, and stand up paddle boarder Nicole is a former member of the US National Rowing Team; she represented the US at the 2005 World Championships in Gifu, Japan, and won a silver medal at the 2006 World Cup in Luzern, Switzerland. She knows how important community support is in paving the way to success, and looks forward to helping others follow Jen’s journey on the Road to Gold. When she’s not working or working up a sweat, Nicole loves cruising the freeways in her ’82 Fiat Spider, hanging with felines Karl and Leon, and brunoise-ing her way through her other passion: experimental cooking.
Brett Keogh is an Engagement Manager for Wimmer Solutions supporting a team of 60+ engineering resources at Microsoft. Brett will be bringing his 20+ years in IT project work and consulting to provide project management and technical oversight to the Road to Gold team. Prior to his high tech career Brett made a living acting professionally in Regional Theater around the country, specializing in classical pieces, dialect work and special effects make up. To this day he not sure how that guy became this guy. Brett has three grown and nearly grown daughters who he adores. Now approaching being an empty nester, he is getting progressively more active in the community and politics. He is thrilled to be part of this effort as another chance to present examples of strong, intelligent, goal-driven women as his daughters launch themselves into adulthood.
Physical Therapist: Erik Norwood
Erik Norwood earned a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1999. His philosophy is to treat injuries with manual therapy, individual exercise prescription and patient education on how to move, lift and sit. He has practiced in the sports medicine and out-patient orthopedic settings since 1999. Erik has been in private practice for 13 years. He partnered with Spine Rehab Associates in 2010; and in 2012, his business expanded with the opening of Renew Physical Therapy in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle. In addition he has worked with companies such as Costco and Pierce Transit to help treat and prevent work-related injuries. Erik is a Certified Associate Ergonomists and a member of the APTA. Growing up in Massachusetts, Erik earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Tufts University and moved to Washington in 2002. He resides in Seattle with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family and friends, watching and playing lacrosse and spending time outdoors.