- Tim Sheeper, Head Coach
- Mike Osmond, Team Manager
- Hani Juha, Triathlon Program Head Coach
- Steve Young, Triathlon Coach
- Tanja Sattler, Triathlon Coach
- Carole Hayworth, CFO
Founder and Head Coach
For over 20 years Tim Sheeper has coached athletes of all ages at the beginner, intermediate, and elite levels. Tim's passion for building a community of multisport athletes resulted in the formation of Team Sheeper in the mid 1990's. Find out more about team history.
Tim has been competing in triathlons for more than 25 years and has been racing in running competitions since the age of 8. While Tim has competed at the age group level, he has competed as a pro triathlete since the late 80's and has no plans of stopping.
Tim's mission in life is to encourage and motivate people to live a life full of activity — strengthening both the body and the mind. He is interested in enabling the discovery that one is capable of doing much more in life than thought possible.
Tim also makes family a priority. He has three children who are active in sports and his wife Lisa is herself a champion swimmer and team advocate. Tim's interest in developing whole-person athletes extends to including families in Team Sheeper activities and supporting members' personal commitments.
Mike graciously holds the post of organizer, communicator, and ombudsman for Team Sheeper. He is deeply involved in triathlon as a sport, in current thinking about training methods, racing strategy, and team dynamics. So Mike brings a wealth of knowledge as well as great energy to the team. He is your day-to-day resource for team logistics and news, so don't hesitate to "Ask Mike."
A Team Sheeper member since 2002, Mike has completed 5 Ironman triathlons and is an avid runner with at least 10 marathons to his name.
When not immersed in sport, Mike works for World Wildlife Fund, utilizing his expertise in marine protected areas and fisheries bycatch to address conservation issues in various parts of the world. Prior to joining World Wildlife Fund, Mike (an Australian) worked on the Great Barrier Reef and in Western Australia as a marine park ranger. He also spent a number of years coordinating humpback whales research across the Pacific.
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Triathlon Program Head Coach
Hani specializes in coaching cycling, and is our bike coach and mentor for Level 1. He also spends time advancing the skills of our intermediate cyclists and he leads a series of bike clinics. Hani has a passion that's infectious, plus empathy and confidence that transfers easily to athletes in any sport. He has been a competitive cyclist and triathlete for most of his life, so brings expertise and experience as well — to all levels.
Hani is also an accomplished adventure racer. In 2004, he joined a local adventure racing team to find a new challenge in the outdoors. Hani started with 8 hour races, progressing to 24 hour races and on to the Baja Travesia five day race where he managed a top five finish with his team in 2007. Hani continues adventure racing and works to increase the visibility of the sport, encouraging participation among adventurers of all types.
Hani has recently published a cycling book, “Start Spinning Your Wheels”. This is a unique guide to help people who are buying their first bike and getting started in the sport. Find the book and more about Hani at his website.
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Steve has been a member of Team Sheeper since January 2010. As he experienced a life-changing entry into the world of triathlon, he found he wanted to give that back to the team. In his first year as a triathlete he will have completed 7 races and is looking to accomplish many more such goals in the year to come. He is training for an Ironman in 2011 in Germany and is looking forward to passing on his experiences to our junior athletes as he gets ready for that race.
In the summer of 2010, Steve volunteered his services in support of the 4-man cycling team that completed RAAM (Race Across America) and that included Tim Sheeper along with three other Menlo Swim and Sport athletes. Steve spent a week accompanying the riders across the country, providing crew leadership and medical assistance as they made the challenging trip coast to coast.
Steve has a great love for helping people, and because of that, he has become certified as an EMT and is working on becoming a paramedic in the next year. He is excited about developing Adult Triathletes as well as heading up the Junior Triathlon Program.
Tanja M. Sattler
Tanja has been participating in endurance sports for over 15 years. Bringing a depth of experience in mid- to long-distance efforts, she greatly enjoys working with experienced beginners to help them establish speed and endurance on the bike. Working closely with Triathlon Coach Hani Juha, Tanja carefully crafts a training experience to offer Level 2 athletes the opportunity to improve racing performance and advance their knowledge of training techniques.
Tanja has been a member of Team Sheeper since 2006 and has over 10 years of triathlon racing experience, including Ironman, Half Ironman distances, 14 years of experience in marathoning and has completed several ultra distance events including ultra marathon and Sheeper bike tours. She has a passion for training in the coastal hills of Northern California and enjoys sharing not only the rewarding experience of cycling but the beautiful training routes throughout central and coastal Northern California.
Carole has worked in finance and accounting since before 1990. She is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a CPA in the U.S. Prior to joining Team Sheeper as our financial guru, Carole served as Director of Finance for Ajuba Solutions, where she was in charge of Accounting and Finance, a member of the senior management team, and was an integral part of negotiating the sale of the company. Prior to Ajuba, she was with Cygnus Solutions as Director of Finance, responsible for the full financial operations, planning, and finance department of the company, and a member of the senior management team.
Carole graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1989, with an Honors degree in Business Administration. There, she was on the Varsity Synchronized Swimming Team that won the National Collegiate Championship team event in 1987. Carole has been a Masters swimmer since 1998, and began competing in triathlons in 2000. Carole has since completed two Ironman triathlons.