Meet Stephen Del Monte
Stephen Del Monte is the founder and CEO of DelMoSports, LLC. A former social worker, youth athletic coach and middle school math teacher, he founded the company in 2004 with his wife Jamie in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, where they live with their two children. They specialize in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Delaware, with challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families. Now with over 7,000 finishers annually, DelMoSports’ participants travel from around the world and compete at every level, from beginner to elite.
DelMoSports’ events include the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, Escape to Lewes Open Water Swim Classic and Escape the Cape Triathlon, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor. Escape the Cape was also nominated for Triathlon Business International awards for Best Small and Best Destination Race, and DelMoSports was nominated for Best Race Series. Stephen was recently named “Top 40 Under 40,” by the Atlantic City Weekly, Event Director of the Month by Active.com and “an emerging giant in the race industry,” by Shore News Today.
Meet Kristy Thall
Event Team/ “Go to Gal” for DelMoSports
Kristy aka “KT” is the first official employee to come on board with DelMoSports. She’s a former Pre-School Teacher’s Aide and youth athletic coach at Crest Memorial Elementary School. Like her boss Steve, she grew up in North Wildwood, NJ. Went away to college in Florida studied Physical Education and Exercise Science, and is now back in her hometown roots helping produce First Class Triathlons!
Kristy plays a big role at DelMoSports. She is the “go to gal” in the office and out on site. You need it? Kristy’s got it! If not, she’ll go get it! Her title is Event Specialist; however she is quickly taking on the roll as registration liaison and admin for DelMoSports.
The Triathlon world is very new to Kristy. So new she competed in her very first triathlon last July “The Queen of the Crest” in a men’s Tri Kit (thanks to her former co-worker Ben!). This was part of the job requirements per Stephen.
Outside of DelMoSports Kristy enjoys catching up with her friends, fishing, boat rides, anything beach related (paddle boarding, whiffle ball, beach volleyball, or just laying there) traveling and not to mention spoiling the crap out of her rescue dog Jake. She is also a member of the Women of Wildwood “W.O.W.” which is an all ladies non- profit organization that gives back to the community, lends helping hands to the local schools and families and promotes a positive attitude towards the Wildwoods as a whole.
Meet Sarah Hartmann
Event Team/ Sponsorship/ Registration
Sarah Hartmann joins the DelMoSports Team as Sponsorship Coordinator. A certified USAT race director with 15+ years of professional marketing, technology, sales and operations experience, Sarah is also the President of Race2Rebuild, a non-profit endurance racing program founded by athletes to rebuild communities and bring families home after natural disasters.
Way back before she fell in love with endurance sports, Sarah received her MFA in Theatre from the University of Delaware, acted on stages and in front of cameras in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and taught acting and speech at the NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Roosevelt University/Chicago and University of Colorado/Boulder.
Favorite sport: Triathlon. Favorite band: Mumford & Sons. Favorite food: Meatballs! Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad. Proudest Racing Achievement(s): Finishing the 2010 NYC Marathon and not starting the 2012 NYC Marathon (due to Superstorm Sandy, which led to the creation of Race2Rebuild). Favorite quote: “Just seize every opportunity you have, embrace every experience. Make a mark, for all the right reasons.” –Chrissie Wellington.
Meet Mindy Soranno
Event Team/ Expo Coordinator
Mindy Soranno joins the DelMoSports Team as our Expo Coordinator….event planning is her niche…
She is not new to triathlon, starting her 15th year in the sport, she has completed 9 Iron Distance Triathlons going for 10 in October, as well as numerous sprint/Olympic and half iron triathlons, 2 Ultra Marathons, 9 Marathons (not including the Iron Distance), and many half marathons, 10ks, and 5k’s. Currently on the quest for a marathon in every state…Love making friends on the race
course….especially in long distance races….
Originally from the D.C. area, she now resides in Ohio with her husband Don…she loves to travel and when not racing, cooking and entertaining is her hobby.
Some favorites: music – classic rock – Queen
Favorite food: wine – is that a food? Ok, sushi
Loves the beach…living in Ohio is not easy being so far away from a beach!
Race mantra: inhale confidence, exhale doubt….i have a very special friend to thank for those words…
Meet Lisa Kobierowski
Event Team/ Volunteer Coordinator
Lisa is an elementary physical education teacher. She grew up in Wildwood Crest where she now resides with her husband, Darrick, and three kids. The Kobierowski family often participates in 5K races together, with DJ running his first 1K race at age 3. Fitness is a family affair.
Although new to the world of triathlons, Lisa has a strong background in fitness. Lisa went to college at Sacred Heart University and completed a degree in Psychology and Human Movement and Sport Science. While in Graduate School, Lisa also cheered in the NFL as a New England Patriots cheerleader. After graduation, Lisa competed in fitness competitions and was named Ms. Fitness New Jersey in 2002 and has placed in the top five of several other fitness competitions since, most recently a fifth place finish at the Atlantic City Superbody in 2012.
In addition to teaching and being a busy mom, Lisa directs a youth dance and gymnastics program for the community. Her dance students perform annually at the Harlem Globetrotters games. Lisa also volunteers her time as a cheer coach. Lisa loves the energy and positive vibes of race day and is excited to share that spirit with more volunteers at the DelMoSports events.
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