Tam grew up in Sydney, Australia and ended up in Edwards, CO after chasing the endless winter for 10+ years while teaching skiing. As she settled in the Vail Valley, Tam quickly took to triathlon and mountain biking. In only her 3rd year racing Xterra Offroad Triathlon, Tam became the Overall Amateur Xterra Triathlon Regional, National, and World Champion. Tam also started mountain bike racing against the local pro women in Vail.
Tam took the leap to race Xterra Triathlon professionally in 2012. She has her own coaching business, Donelson Coaching, and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach. Tam is also a leading personal trainer, triathlon coach, and cycling coach at the Athletic Club at the Westin, in Beaver Creek, CO.
Brett wife Tam have lived in the Vail Valley since 2005. He has spent over 10 years coaching young athletes and working as a fitness professional. As a certified personal trainer, USA Cycling and USA Triathlon Coach, Brett realized his passion for helping young people see the benefits that athletics can have in their life. His past experience as the Head Women’s Alpine Coach for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail gave him the opportunity to work with elite level athletes and how other teams and cultures approach performance. He is currently lucky enough to work with X-Games competitors, Olympic hopefuls and his newest endeavor, The Cycle Effect.
Brett grew up in Central New York and graduated from Hobart College with a degree in Architectural Design and Primary Education. He loves to recreationally race mountain bikes and be outside with his wife, Tam and their dog, Zeke.