Board of Directors
Maggie is an avid triathlete, yogi and mom. She is an active duty Naval Aviator and Test Pilot School Graduate. Her and her husband, Brian, have been living in the Pax River Area for about 4 years. Maggie got into Triathlons in 2013 when her husband, also an avid triathlete and duathlete, finally talked her into trying out triathlon. She has completed numerous sprint and olympic distances and 2 Half Ironmans. She has also ran the Marine Corps Marathon and 4 Half Marathons. She loves to complement triathlon and running with Yoga! She is mom to one very active daughter and expecting her second child in 2017.
Jerry Barnett is a USMS Level I & II Certified Coach working on his USAT Level I certification. He has been on active duty serving in the Air Force for the past 27 years and has been living in Calvert County for the past year. Jerry started in the sport of this great sport adventure in 2011 when his wife dragged his fat butt off the coach and made him run a half marathon. He then decided to sign up for a half iron distance race, buy a bike, and then actually train. Since then he has completed two Ironman distance races, a slew of half iron, half marathon, marathon and 25Ks. He has currently jumped off the deep end with his dabbling in ultra distance running. This past year he completed the JFK 50 and a double crossing of the Grand Canyon under 24 hours. He is married to an equally crazy wife and has 5 beautiful daughters. He is also the Team Captain for the local Team Red, White, and Blue Chapter (Team RWB Southern Maryland) and has a passion for serving veterans and the community.
I grew up in northern New Jersey, graduated from the USAF Academy in 1985 and served 21
years in the Air Force as a pilot, ending my career as a squadron commander and retiring in 2006
as a Lt Col. I’ve been married to Sarah for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. We
moved to Southern Maryland in 2006. I work for a small contractor as a systems engineer
supporting airborne reconnaissance and special missions programs at PAXR.
I’ve been a sports fan my entire life, played baseball and soccer in high school and kept active
ever since. In 2013 my wife signed us up for swimming lessons. We loved it so much, we
signed up for more. Soon after, I got back into running. Three months later, I won my division
in my first two 5k races. When a friend told me he was getting into triathlons, I decided to give
it a try. My first race was the PAXR sprint in June 2014. Upon crossing the finish line I was
completely exhausted, but I was so elated I cried. I had never trained so hard and so long and
given everything I had for one race. I was hooked!
Triathlon is now my passion! I love that I am constantly finding that I can do things that I had
previously thought were impossible for me. I’m a very slow swimmer but do reasonably well on
the bike and run. I’m always looking to get better and devour anything I can find to read on
nutrition and training. I joined the club hoping to learn from more experience triathletes and my
hopes have been greatly exceeded. By serving on the board, I hope to help others to become
better triathletes themselves.
I’ve raced in every triathlon distance up to half Ironman and run every road race distance from
5k to marathon. My main goal is complete a full Ironman within the next three years.
Co-founding member of the Patuxent River Triathlon Club (2008). Been a BOD every year.
Completed first triathlon (sprint) at NAS Pax River in June 2003.
Qualified four times for USAT Nationals Olympic distance – competed at the 2011 Nationals in Burlington, VT.
Completed several triathlons over the years including half a dozen 70.3 distances. Completed IRONMAN Cozumel in 2014 and IRONMAN Florida in 2016.