Dare2tri athletes pose for a photo before taking the course of the Tri It Triathlon.

Who is Dare2tri?

Dare2tri is an Illinois-based 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization with the mission to enhance the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments by building confidence, community, health and wellness through swimming, biking, and running.

Since its 2011 inception, Dare2tri has encouraged recreation, racing, and competition in this trifecta of sports, while also cultivating a sense of community for all athletes, who are not labeled by physical ability, but rather their determination and will to succeed.

Dare2tri empowers athletes of all ability levels from beginner to elite to be physically active, engaged with their community, and set and reach goals. We transform lives by boosting individuals’ self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth.

We believe what you learn from challenging yourself physically carries over into confidence and success in life.

Keri Serota, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Seeing the need for triathlon in the adaptive sport community and having a passion for the sport, Keri Serota, Dan Tun, and Melissa Stockwell banded together to start Dare2tri in 2011.

Beginning with only a handful of athletes, Dare2tri has impacted more lives and helped more athletes cross the finish line than ever imagined. Dare2tri wants to keep the momentum going and continue to inspire many more athletes far into the future.

Crossing the finish line is an extraordinary, emotional experience that builds confidence and creates a sense of self-worth that extends into all aspects of life. We believe the finish line is truly just the beginning.

Our staff

Keri wearing a Dare2tri t shirt

Keri Serota


Co-Founder & Executive Director, Coach

Dan wearing a Dare2tri T-shirt

Dan Tun


Co-Founder & Program Director, Coach

Amanda Moswin wearing a Dare2tri t-shirt

Amanda Moswin


Finance & Operations Director

Shawna Carter wearing a Dare2tri T-shirt

Shawna Carter


Logistics & Program Manager, Coach

Kyle Nowaczyk wearing a Dare2tri t-shirt.

Kyle Nowaczyk


Communications & Content Manager

Ryan Quilty in a Dare2tri t-shirt.

Ryan Quilty


Logistics & Program Manager

Our supporting coaches

Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell


Co-Founder, Coach, Elite Team Athlete

Our board of directors

The Dare2tri Board is a group of passionate individuals who want to make a difference by helping those with physical disabilities and visual impairments realize their potential through the sport of triathlon.

Board members provide vision and direction for Dare2tri that enables us to work with athletes with disabilities at every level to teach skills and support them in achieving their goals from the first-ever swim, bike or run, all the way up to the elite athletes who are standing atop podiums around the world.

Dare2tri is a vital source of support, inspiration, and transformation offering a growing number of individuals the opportunity to positively change the course of their life. Board members believe in Dare2tri’s mission and in the power of sports and its ability to influence and change the outcomes of one’s life.


Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments by building confidence, community, health and wellness through swimming, biking and running.

Our Vision

To serve as the premier model for paratriathlon programs across the world.

Scott Eisen


Board Member

Ruben Figueres


Board Member

Diana Helt


Board Member

Annie Kurdziel


Board Member

Cristina Lambert


Board Secretary

Katie Lestan


Board Member

Mark Muller


Board member

Ron Weinert


Board chair

Bill Wulkan


Finance Chair

Alec Litowitz


Board Chair Emeritus


Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments by building confidence, community, health and wellness through swimming, biking and running.

Our Vision

To serve as the premier model for paratriathlon programs across the world.

Career Opportunities

Dare2tri positively impacts the health, quality of life and community integration of athletes with physical disabilities or visual impairments by providing opportunities in the sports of swimming, cycling, running and triathlon.

There are no open positions at this time. Please check back at a later date for new openings. Or contact us directly to find about potential job listings.


Working for Dare2tri

Dare2tri is a small non-profit made up of several full time staff, several part-time staff, contract coaches and staff. We are a hybrid workplace model that includes coworking days on the north side of Chicago and work from home, and a series of days & weekend camps that take place primarily in June. 

How to apply

If you see see an opening you are interested in applying for, simply fill out the form at the bottom of the post.