Jonathan started Renegade Racing in 2004 after a career in the US Marine Corps and private training. A Certified Level 2 Race Director by USA Triathlon, he loves designing courses, creating and implementing marketing and production plans, and developing a team to generate a fun, safe and rewarding experience for race participants. He works closely with charity partners and local agencies to produce quality events throughout Southern California. He has vast experience in sponsorship development and strategy. Jonathan is a professor in the University of San Francisco’s Master’s Degree in Sports Management program, a degree he holds himself. Jonathan also earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Physical Education from California State University Long Beach. Passionate about helping others, he is one of the all time top fundraisers for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. As a competitive athlete, he has traveled the globe extensively racing Ironman Triathlons and countless marathons and enjoys bringing his experience as a participant to create unique and rewarding events.
Taite Bergin Director of Communications
Taite is an experienced event professional with a broad range of expertise including marketing and communications, community relations, and international business. Since 2007 she has led her own consulting firm assisting clients in event management and marketing. Prior to that, Taite worked for The Cohen Group, an international consulting firm led by former United States Secretary of Defense William Cohen. There, she managed policy events, conferences and global trade delegations, in addition to maintaining a diverse portfolio of clients she assisted in international business and government relations. Taite holds a master's degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. She studied in Spain, Japan, and taught English in Mexico. Taite currently serves on the Irvine Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors and as Vice Chair of Programs. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Irvine Children's Fund and will serve on the Board of the Orange County Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012-2013 term. She was named one of Orange County's Top 40 Under 40 by OC Metro Magazine in 2009. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). She enjoys an active lifestyle and one of her greatest physical feats was climbing to the top of Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.
David Flournoy Operations Director/Asst. Race Director
In 2008, David transformed his passion for running & multisport and began working in event production business. He co-founded Go Forward Racing in 2010 that produced the first half-iron distance Triathlon in Orange County, Ca. which attracted athletes from all 50 states and several countries! He previously enjoyed a career in advertising & media sales—this has allowed him to work successfully with many local & regional government agencies, local businesses and interest groups to bring world-class events to fruition in Southern California. David studied Business at the University of Arizona, is USA Triathlon Certified Race Director and solid experience in event production, sponsorship sales, and marketing. When not coming up with new event ideas or working at events, David enjoys giving back to the community and racing in events in Southern California and beyond.
Stacie Smith Volunteer Coordinator
Stacie holds both an M.S. from San Diego State University and a B.S. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has extensive experience with fundraising, volunteer and event coordination throughout Southern California. In her role with Renegade Racing, Stacie works closely with non-profits to maximize their fundraising potential and their outreach through race activities. Race events require hundreds of volunteers per event and therefore she utilizes social media, databases and innovative fundraising and registration platforms to recruit volunteers and fundraise. Working with such a high number of volunteers, numerous concurrent events and multiple non-profit organizations requires her to be highly organized, self-motivated, and possess the ability to prioritize to produce the best results. She has run 6 marathons, including the prestigious Boston Marathon, and is currently training for her first triathlon. In addition to running she is an avid hiker. In 2010, she trekked to Mt. Everest Basecamp in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Sinta Troccoli Web and Graphic Designer
Grew up in Indonesia, Sinta graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Art emphasising in Graphic Design. In the dot-com era Sinta worked for Athletes Direct designing close to 200 official sites for professional athletes including Troy Aikman and Dennis Rodman. In 2000, she started her own web and graphic design freelance business and built clientele in various industries, including Sports Management, Non-Profit, and Legal. Initially a runner, Sinta started doing triathlon in 2003 and never looked back. In November of 2012, Sinta will participate in her 6th Ironman triathlon.
Joe Donaldson Traffic Control
Joe has 20 years experience in CAD, transportation control planning and traffic signal design. His expertise encompasses plans for traffic signal design, signing and striping, traffic control plans, lighting plans, and utility coordination. At Renegade Racing, he works with the race director to design courses, develop traffic control plans and works closely with cities and traffic control companies to ensure safe, low impact events for residents and businesses in cities around Southern California. He holds certifications in Traffic Signal Design from the Institute of Transportation Study and CAD from MTI College.