Theresa Roden

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i-tri Founder and Chief Visionary Officer 

When Theresa Roden completed a triathlon in 2005, the experience was emotionally transformative. Would it be possible, she wondered, to lead a group of adolescent girls on a similar journey to the finish line of a youth distance triathlon? (Her own daughter was 12 at the time.) Inspired by her experience, she decided to bring the benefits of visualization, affirmations, nutrition and the active lifestyle that the sport of triathlon gave her, to girls who could really benefit. With a degree in education, tremendous tenacity, a commitment to her dream, and a supportive hard-working team, Roden launched i-tri in 2010. The original pilot program consisted of 8 Middle School girls at Springs School in East Hampton, NY. By 2019, Theresa’s vision has grown to serve over 700 girls from 10 school districts and continues to guide I-tri as they prepare for a National Expansion!

Theresa co-hosts Mondays at Matriark chats with Matriark Founder Patricia Assui Reed, and journalist Bridget LeRoy.