Valerie Ellsworth Gattis

Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Alive with MissionMe!®
USA Triathlon Certified  Level II Coach
USA Triathlon Certified Youth & Junior Coach

Valerie is also the Executive Director/Founder of Victory’s Edge, a multisport coaching business servicing novice to veteran athletes. Previously, she was Vice President and Member of the Board of LifeSports, one of the first firms to utilize the internet to effectively communicate with clients. Valerie is a past President of USA Triathlon and a long-time member of the board and various USAT commissions and committees. She was Vice President of the Pan-American Triathlon Confederation (PATCO) and served as the US delegate to the International Triathlon Union’s Women’s Committee. Valerie received her BA degree from Wheaton College in Norton, MA. She is a certified mediator in mediation and conflict resolution and a licensed commercial pilot.

Career

  • • Head Endurance Coach, Victory’s Edge Training Systems
  • • Executive Director/Founder, Alive with MissionMe!
  • • USAT Level II Triathlon Coach
  • • FAA Commercial Pilot (SEL)
  • • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor
  • • Certified Mediator, Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Athletic Accomplishments

  • • 2007 ITU Duathlon World Championships – Team USA Member
  • • 2003 Inside Triathlon All American, Duathlon (50‐54)
  • • 2002 1st Place Women’s Team, RAAM (Race Across America)
  • • 1999 1st Place ITU Triathlon Worlds, Sater, Sweden (45‐49)
  • • 1998 2nd Place Nike’s Masters World Games, Portland, Oregon (45‐49)
  • • 1997 1st Place Women’s Team, RAAM (Race Across America)
  • • 1997 “Woman Rider of the Year”, Louisville Wheelman Racing Team
  • • 1996 ITU Duathlon Worlds Ferrara, Italy
  • • 1996 USAT All American, Triathlon and Duathlon Teams
  • • 1986, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994 Ironman World Championship Triathlon Kona, Hawaii

Professional Affiliations

  • • 2010‐ 2011 YWCA Women of Achievement Award – Sports & Athletics
  • • 2005‐2006 Vice President, Sport Development and Education (PATCO)
  • • 2004‐2005 Treasurer, Pan American Triathlon Confederation (PATCO)
  • • 2003‐2004 President, USA Triathlon Board of Directors
  • • 2002‐2004 USA Triathlon (USAT) Board of Directors
  • • 2001‐2005 USA Delegate to ITU (International Triathlon Union) Women’s Commission
  • • 2000‐Present Member, International Association of Women Aviators
  • • 2002‐2003 Member, Zonta International Organization
  • • 1998‐2002 USAT Age Group Commission (AGC), CHAIR 1999‐2001
  • • 1997‐2002 Member, USAT Mideast Regional Federation
  • • 1997‐2001 Judy Flannery Memorial Fund, Board Member
  • • 1996‐2002 USAT Women’s Commission (W/C), CHAIR 2001‐2002