Keri Serota - CoFounder, Executive Director, COACH
Keri holds a USAT Certified Race Director and USA Triathlon Level I coaching certification and also serves as the Executive Director for Dare2tri. Keri is the Vice Chair of the USAT National Paratriathlon Committee and is dedicated to growing the sport of paratriathlon across the country. She has a passion for adaptive sports and her enthusiasm for supporting athletes of all ages, ability, and experience level is unmatched. As a triathlete, she has guided runners with disabilities in multiple marathons and triathlons, and in 2011, she completed her first Ironman in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dan Tun - CoFounder, program director, COACH
Dan became Program Director in 2016 after working for the Chicago Park District as an Adaptive Sports Coordinator for several years. Dan is also a USA Triathlon Level I and Youth & Junior certified coach. He has completed multiple triathlons from Sprint to Ironman distances and has guided numerous runners and triathletes with disabilities as they completed various races across the Chicago area.
Amanda Moswin - Finance & Operations Director
Amanda joined Dare2tri in 2015 as its Finance and Operations Manager. She holds a Masters degree in Public Service Management and has several years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is also an avid triathlete and a two-time Ironman finisher.
Stacee Seay - Head Coach
Stacee holds a USA Triathlon Level I coaching certification and a USA Cycling Level III certification. Stacee has a great passion for swimming, cycling, and running, and she has been a competitive cyclist for many years. Her true zeal for adaptive sport is evident when she uses her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, which translates into carefully structured and purposeful training plans that boost performance for athletes of all ability levels. Stacee has been working with athletes with physical disabilities since 2008 and she has used this experience to enhance her ability to create personalized training plans for each of her athletes, as well as keep workouts fun and challenging for a group.
Shawna Carter - logistics & program manager, Coach
Shawna has a passion for health and fitness especially running and strength training which brings a new dynamic to our programs. She is committed to helping athletes of all abilities become active in whatever area of fitness they desire. She is a USAT Level 1 Coach, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, USMS & ALTS, and UESCA Certified Run Coach.
Mary Kate Callahan - Social Media coordinator
Mary Kate has been an athlete with Dare2tri since the very beginning but is excited to be joining the behind the scenes effort. She raced her first ever triathlon with Dare2tri in 2011 and since then has crossed many more finish lines around the world, both on the iTU circuit as well as Ironman distance. Mary Kate, through sport, has grown to be an advocate for athletes with disabilities. Mary Kate also sits on the USAT National Paratriathlon Committee.
Melissa Stockwell - CoFounder, Coach, Elite Team Athlete
Melissa holds a USAT Level I coaching certification and serves as a mentor for Dare2tri athletes as they train and compete. Melissa is an Iraq War veteran, Purple Heart Recipient and above-the-knee amputee and she holds multiple Paratriathlon World Championship titles. Melissa currently works at Scheck and Siress Prosthetics and is a mentor and role model to the other amputees she meets. She is looking forward to working with all athletes new to the sport of triathlon and cannot wait to cross the finish line with them. Melissa completed the Arizona Ironman in 2013 and is a member of the USAT Mideast Regional Council and USAT Women’s Committee.
Keith Danahey - Coach
Keith holds certifications as a USA Triathlon Level 1 coach, US Masters Swim Coach, US Masters Adult Learn to Swim, and Disabled Sports USA Adapt2Achieve Swim Training. He has been with Dare2Tri since 2013 serving as a volunteer and coach. His passion for swimming is what drives him to help athletes achieve their goals. Keith completed his first triathlon in 2008 and still loves competing in triathlons, running races, and open water swim events.
Danielle Liubicich - Coach
Danielle is a USAT Level 1 and IRONMAN Certified Coach who has been supporting Dare2tri programs since (she moved back to Chicago in) 2016. She loves sharing her passion for sports with others and really enjoys working with Dare2tri athletes during practices as well as guiding athletes in races. When she isn't coaching, you can find Danielle working in STEM higher education or outside exploring trails or racing (off in some beautiful place). On course you will easily spot her as she will smile every mile from the first step of a local sprint to the finish line of a world championship race.