Karleen is new to triathlon coaching. She has been involved in the sport of triathlon as an athlete since 2012. After entering her first race on a dare, she was hooked. Karleen has been a lifelong athlete. Her background focused on competitive summer swimming and figure skating.

After a year of racing and testing the waters of triathlon on her own she hired a coach, Mary Jessey, for guidance and workouts. Karleen has been a member of LYNX Triathlon since 2013 and has enjoyed learning more about the sport. Karleen has competed in many triathlons and running events, including her first Ironman in 2017.

In 2017 Karleen attained her NCCP certification as a triathlon adult community coach. She is eager to bring her experience as an athlete to the coaching side as well.

Racing History


  • Ironman Canada 140.6
  • Ironman Calgary 70.3
  • Ironman Victoria 70.3
  • Lake Chaparral Sprint
  • Chinook Triathlon Olympic
  • HITS Palm Sprints 70.3
  • Wasa Triathlon Sprint & Olympic
  • Alberta Swimrun Beach Blaster (Full)

Running Races

  • Last Chance Half Marathon
  • Harvest Half Marathon
  • The Original St. Pat’s 5km
  • Stoked Oats 5km
  • Melissa’s Road Race 21km