My name is Karla Sommers. I have been a BTC member since 2013. I joined the board in 2016 and have very much enjoyed being a part of it. I take pride in being able to do whatever I can to help make this club be as wonderful as it is. I am thankful every day for what I can do and what I have been able to accomplish. In July of 2017, I completed Ironman Lake Placid. Something I never thought I could do. The support of my family and this club, played a big role in my decision to sign up and ultimately complete the race.
When I joined the BTC and started on the road to triathlon, I was scared and didn’t know what to expect. The overwhelming support and care from each and every member of this club was overwhelming. The rally cries and pictures and high fives make any struggle on the course (or perhaps even personal) easier to deal with. My plan as a board member is to keep that support going and to do the best I can to provide to others what was and continues to be provided to me. I will continue to contribute as much as I can to this great club and to continue to forge friendship that will live on well past my triathlon days.