Doug Welling

Doug has a broad background in sport; from equestrian, traditional team sports, and snowboarding in youth, to four years of collegiate rowing while attending Bates College in Maine, and the University of Otago, New Zealand. Post-college, Doug coached rowing at Middlebury College, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Bowdoin College.

Soon after graduation, Doug found the sport of triathlon to fill all competitive voids. He has raced extensively, qualifying for numerous World Championship events, including the Ironman World Championships in Kona. Aside from coaching endurance athletics for the past decade, Doug has also been immersed in the equipment end of the industry. Specializing in how equipment interacts with athletes, he has performed hundreds of bike fits and run gait analyses. His articles have been published in Inside Triathlon and Outside Online.

Doug loves all things out of doors especially when shared with his family; wife Hannah and two children. He is available to coach triathlon, Xterra, mountain and road cycling, rowing, running, adventure racing, paddling, equestrian events and snowboarding.


  • B.S. Bates College, Maine
  • Carmichael Training Systems Residential College
  • Carmichael Training Systems Senior Coach
  • USA Rowing Level 2 Coach
  • USA Cycling Expert Coach
  • USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach
  • FIST Certified Bike Fitter[/one_half]

Athletic Experience:

  • University New Zealand Rowing Champions, Otago
  • 8x Ironman Finisher; Sub 10 hour PR
  • 3x top 5 Age Group Finisher Ironman USA
  • 2x Ironman World Championships Qualifier and Participant, Kona
  • Ironman 70.3 World Championships Qualifier and Participant, Clearwater
  • 2007 USAT All American
  • ITU Long Distance World Championships Qualifier
  • Winter Triathlon World Championships Qualifier

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sarah-russellSarah Russell

Sarah is a lifelong athlete and student of sport. During college she competed in soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse and was recruited to play professional soccer in France post-graduation. She picked up ultimate frisbee instead and soon laid claim to 3 national championship titles. After retiring from Ultimate she turned to triathlon. A 5-time USAT All-American, she consistently enjoys podium finishes in all distances, is a 2-time Kona qualifier and a 70.3 World Champion (age group 45-49).

As passionate about coaching as she is about competing, Sarah has earned both her CSCS and USAT Level 1 certificates, was Assistant to both the Strength and Conditioning and the Women’s Soccer coaches at Bowdoin College in Maine and currently is a triathlon and endurance coach working with athletes of all levels to help them meet their personal training goals.

Sarah most enjoys the science behind the training plan and works to best match her athletes’ strengths, weaknesses and lifestyle with their athletic goals in order to continuously tailor the balance between endurance, power, strength and recovery for maximum results.

Sarah recently moved back to Maine with her husband and four kids after training, coaching and embracing tapas and siestas for two years in Barcelona, Spain.

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Education & Experience:

•    Masters of Business Administration, Boston University (1998)
•    Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin College (1991)
•    Assistant Bowdoin Women’s Soccer Coach (2001 – 2004)
•    USAT Level 1 Coach

Athletic Experience/Accomplishments:

•    2015 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Runner-Up
•    2014 Ironman 70.3 World Champion
•    5x USAT All American (2011-2015)
•    Bowdoin College Hall of Honor Inductee (2007)
•    3x USA Ultimate National Champion, (1998-2000)
•    Division III Soccer All-American, 1st Team (1990)

 Michael Gordon

Coach Michael Gordon has raced all over North America with many of the top triathletes in the world.  During his time racing professionally he studied the habits and methods of other coaches and athletes, learning what it really takes to enhance performance for athletes of all abilities.  Michael is well versed in studying cycling power files, heart rate analysis, structuring training plans, strength training/ flexibility, diet, mental preparation, and of course, learning to rest!

Coach Gordon’s athletes include Ironman athletes (Kona Qualifiers), marathoners, ultra-runners, ultra distance mtn bikers, road and cyclocross racers, Collegiate XC athletes (Whitman College) and every ability in between!  Michael has recently re-located to the northeast, moving with his family from the Pacific Northwest to Maine in the summer of 2016.  He can be seen competing on the roads and trails around Portland and throughout New England.

Athletic Experience/Accomplishments:

  • 2nd Overall IM CdA, 2006
  • 3rd Overall ITU Pan-American Long Course Pro Championships (2006)
  • 2x Top 15 Pro Finish Wildflower Half IM
  • 7x IM Finisher including Hawaii World Championships
  • Ironman PR: 9:05 (IM Canada, 2008)
  • Half-Ironman PR: 4:02 (Troika Half IM, 2008), 1:17 run split off the bike
  • Run PR’s (set in last 12 months, age 39):  2 mile – 9:46;  5km – 15:48 (road);  10km – 33:40 (road); Marathon – 2:39

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RobinRobin Brown, RD

Robin Brown has found a way to combine two things she loves in life, exercise and food. Robin works as a Registered Dietitian and as a rowing coach at Three Rivers Rowing. A few of the areas she has focused her studies on are as follows:

Nutrition to maximize athletic potential
Nutrition for weight management
Nutrition for various disease states (such as Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Celiac Disease)

Robin rowed competitively at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she rowed primarily as a lightweight rower. From that experience she learned a lot about the important role that food plays in athletic performance and how performance weight management is essential to the success of a lightweight rower. In 2002, she raced in a lightweight 8+ that placed 5th at the National Intercollegiate Rowing Championships. 

Robin’s philosophy on nutrition revolves around balance and moderation. She will aid in creating a nutrition plan that is periodized around personal training, creates healthy eating habits, and still satisfies one’s emotional connection to food.

B.S. University of California, Santa Barbara (2003)
M.S. University of Pittsburgh, Coordinated Masters in Dietetics (2011)


  • Sports Nutrition Coach to USRowing Junior Men’s National Development Team
  • Nutrition coach to Ironman, UltraMarathon and Marathon competitors
  • Nutrition coach to hundreds of competitive rowers at the high school, Masters, and Division I collegiate levels
  • Rowing coach to a nationally competitive juniors (high school) program. Experience coaching and directing a rowing program for competitive athletes with physical and mental disabilities
  • A personal competitive running and rowing background

Matthew Redman

Matt Redman drives passion hard.  Matt spent 7 years working in the ski industry, chasing powder days in the winter and brown-pow in the summer.  Following years of climbing and descending the mountains in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and California, he switched gears into the technical roots and rocks in New England.  While long downhills on single tracks remain his top choice for riding activity, he enjoys road rides along the Maine coastal and country roads and bike commutes to and from his Portland Old Port office year-round.  His commuter cargo bike makes weekly trips to the grocery store and sometimes include two kids in tow.  In winter, cars give the crazy guy on the bike a wide birth.

Matt was co-captain of the Division 1 alpine ski team at Bates College for two years.  His ability to break down technical aspects in skiing and biking is unmatched.  His outstanding athletic talent, motivational drive, approachability, and kind demeanor make him a top-notch coach and guid in the cycling world.  Matt has been a member of the top-performing two and three-man teams in the Bradbury 12.  One year, he and his partner won the two-man division on fully rigid singlespeeds; a mistake they will never make again!  He is especially interested in working with kids to develop passion for riding and skill building that will make them lifelong shredders.

Matt lives in Portland’s West End with his wife, two kids, and golden retriever.  He is always up for an early-morning ride!

For information on coaching, local guiding, and kid’s Mtn Bike Clinics, email:


Denise Goode

Denise grew up playing Little League baseball with the boys, excelled in soccer and basketball and for many years during and after college she was primarily a runner.  Denise has been a multisport athlete for the last decade, competing in various road races, cycling time trials as well as numerous triathlons of all distances including Ironman.

Denise has maintained an intense interest in the science and academics of physical fitness and wellness.  In addition to her degrees in Nutrition and Nursing, she recently achieved a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Denise understands that in order to be successful in the multisport arena, the athlete must first make it to the start line.  Denise’s systematic approach to training emphasizes functional movement and strength, proper form and injury prevention.

Denise has been a member of the medical support team for Ironman Lake Placid and the Ironman World Championships in Kona.  Her volunteerism extends beyond multisport to include annual surgery missionary trips to rural Mexico.  Denise currently works as a Nurse in the Operating Room and as a Performance Coach at a local sports injury clinic, where her focus is on functional strength and injury prevention.  In addition to triathlon, Denise and her husband enjoy cooking, hiking, traveling, surfing, rowing, lobstering and tinkering around in the workshop making artwork and building boats.

Education & Experience:

  • Master of Science, Exercise Physiology (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing (2005)
  • Bachelor of Science, Nutrition (1999)
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach
  • USA Cycling Level 3 Coach[/one_half]

Athletic Experience:

  • Team USA London 2013 Member
  • Ironman Lake Placid 2010 finisher
  • Best of the US Competitor 2008
  • Multiple podium and top age group finishes in various New England Races, including but not limited to:
  • 2010 & 2009 Mainiac Triathlon- Overall Winner
  • 2010 Tri for a Cure- 4th Overall
  • 2009 Maine State Triathlon- 2nd Overall
  • 2008 Fireman Triathlon- 4th Overall
  • 2010 & 2009 Fireman Triathlon- 2nd in age group
  • 2009 Mooseman Olympic- 2nd in age group
  • 2008 Pumpkinman Sprint- 2nd in age group
  • 2008 Urban Epic- 3rd in age group [/one_half]Denise is available for coaching athletes of all abilities with an emphasis on beginner and intermediate triathletes and runners. She is also available to develop functional strength and conditioning programs for individuals, groups and sports teams.

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