Kurt Perham is the Founder and Head Coach of PBM Coaching. With an endurance sports career spanning 25+ years, Kurt has done and seen it all. He has raced at a high level in cycling, triathlon and nordic skiing.
Kurt has worked with athletes of all abilities, from first timers to IM World Champions.
Kurt continues to race and train at a high level as a Masters athlete, all while balancing his passion for sport with the raising of his 3 children.
Kurt is available to coach : Triathlon, Xterra, Cycling (all disciplines) and Nordic Skiing. He also offers general strength and conditioning guidance to young athletes in the Brunswick area. Please see our coaching services page for more details.
- Bachelors Degree, Kinesiology
- USA Triathlon Elite Coach
- USA Cycling Elite Coach
- New England Nordic Assoc. Coach
- 18 years coaching endurance athletes
Athletic Resume :
- 25+ years endurance sport athete
- 7 Time USAT All American
- Top US Finisher 2008 Cyclocross Worlds, Master Category
Contact Kurt here
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Coach Amy D’Anna
She has been involved with triathlon and endurance sports for 14 years, starting with her participation on the University of Colorado at Boulder’s triathlon team and on the CU cycling club.She has always been a competitive athlete, focusing on the following sports through various times in her life: gymnastics, field hockey, show jumping and road bike racing.
Alongside her personal athletic pursuits, Amy continuously held positions that help others
achieve their goals and a healthier lifestyle. She was the assistant wellness director for the
University of Colorado’s human resources department and was as a bike shop salesperson. Back on the East Coast, where she is from, she was a personal trainer, yoga instructor and high school English teacher. Currently, Amy is an English/Language Arts teacher and PBMC coach-balancing her passions. Coaching is a natural fit, combining all her loves! She attendedthe USA Triathlon level 1 coaching program in Colorado Springs and is RRCA certified.
Under Coach Kurt Perham’s guidance and following PBMC methods, Amy made huge
improvements, securing personal records in every single race, from local race overall
podiums to top places in her age group at both the half ironman and ironman distance. Amy is available to coach: Triathlon and Running. Amy can be reached here.
- USA Triathlon Coach Level 1 training
- M.Ed. Masters degree in Education
- Kinesiology study at the University of Colorado
- Director of Triathlon Programming-Fleet Feet West Hartford
- H.E.A.T Hartford Extended Area Triathletes- Executive Committee
Athletic Resume :
- CU Boulder triathlon team member-competed at collegiate nationals
- Raced on two sponsored road bike teams
- Duathlon-age group and overall winner on several occasions
- Sprint Distance- podium places in age group and in overall ranks
- 70.3 Distance –top 10 finisher in age group
- 2x Ironman finisher-top 13 finisher in age group
- Qualified for Age Group Nationals
Carrie has been an endurance athlete for over 25 years. Her own athletic career stretches from Junior National podium finishes and division I Nordic skiing at Middlebury College, to 6 years of competitive running to twelve years as a triathlete. She has podium finishes in every distance of triathlon including the Ironman and Ironman 70.3. She was named four times as Maine Track Club Outstanding Runner of the Year in the last ten years and is a nine time All-American Triathlete.
Carrie has been coaching and educating athletes for over twenty years. With a Masters in Education, she couples her experience as an educator with a detailed understanding of sport and fitness. Her specialties include triathlon, Nordic skiing and running. She has coached youth, college athletes and adults. Her strength is not only in her experience as an athlete, but in her ability to communicate with her clients to develop programs that will meet individual goals while honoring all aspects of their lives.
Certifications and Education:
- Bachelor of Arts 1991, Master of Science 2000
- USAT Level 1
- International Triathlon Coaching Association
- Training Peaks Level 2
- NENSA level 1
- Jack Daniels VDOT Running Coach
- 9 time All American triathlete
- 4 time Maine Track Club Runner of the Year
- 2 time Kona qualifier
- podium finish at the World 70.3 competition
- podium finish at the USAT AG nationals
- podium finishes in Ironman, 70.3, olympic and sprint distance triathlon
- competitive runner, trail runner, cyclist, swimmer and developing surfer
- ultimate frisbee- 12 years of Portland Ultimate
Coach Derek “Tread” Treadwell
Lives in Topsham, Maine and is married to Elizabeth (Drucker) Treadwell the owner of Elizabeth Drucker’s Ballet School. Resides with their dog Trapper-Jack, cat Paddy Clarke, 13 chickens (the oldest are Shirley and Mabel, 6 yrs), and numerous bunnies that to the delight of many young ballet students have taken up residence under the chicken coup.
- 9th Year Head Cross Country Coach – Hartwick College
- 11 years collegiate coaching experience
- Instructor Outdoor Education – Hartwick College
- Hartwick Triathlon Team Coach (started 2008) – 8 qualifiers for ITU Duathlon WC
- Coached numerous to NCAA DIII Cross Country and Track and Field Qualifiers
- Numerous Top Level Age-group Triathlon Athletes, Leadville 100 Qualifiers, and World Championship Age-group Qualifiers.
- Conditioning, strength and agility trainer for top 20 U-18 Tennis Prospects
- Strength and conditioning coach for top 30 ranked NCAA Div I soccer program, 2009,2010
- 15 years of coaching experience at the combined; Youth, High School, College, Professional
Bachelors of Science, University of Maine 1998
CPR/First Aid Certification
- 1996 Olympic Trials Finalist 1500m
- 3-Time ITU Duathlon World Champions Team Member
- 2007 US Long Course Duathlon Overall Age-Group National Champion
- 2009 University Of Maine Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2005 US Indoor Track National Champion Distance Medley Relay (mile/anchor leg)
- NCAA Division I All-American 1500m, Mile
- 1st Overall 2011 Mt Washington Newton’s Revenge
- 1st Overall Willmington 100 MTB Race
- 1st Overall 2011 Ironcross Ultracross
- Numerous Triathlon Run Course Records (including Columbia Tri 32:04, Mooseman 70.3 1:10.12, Olympic 31:07)
2009-2010 US ProTri
2000-2004 Nike Farm Team (Running)
1998-2000 Team New Balance (Running)
Coach Bill Shattuck
He has been competing in endurance sports since early ‘90s working his way up from Cat 5/Beginner mtbiker to podium finisher in elite regional fields on the road, mountain and cyclocross. He holds a current USA Cycling coaching license and has been a competitive athlete his entire life, participating in team sports during high school and college, then moving on toward to powerlifting/bodybuilding during service time in the USAF. He has successfully transformed himself from “muscle bound” to “functionally muscle bound” as he likes to call it. He currently holds a degree in pulmonary/respiratory science and has been coaching junior/masters cyclists/triathletes for 3 years now. His hobbies include- nutrition, weight lifting, reading, and any kind of competition he can enter. Bill’s unique qualifications enable him to design a safe and effective training program that is proven to work to meet any athlete’s goals, whether it’s racing, fitness, or just recreation.
Bill lives in Southeastern MA with his triathlete wife and two children. He has worked at a Boston hospital as a Respiratory Therapist for over 20 years. Bill is current in basic and advanced cardiac life support. He is a USA Cycling level 3 certified coach.
Bill specializes in beginner to intermediate competitive cyclists or recreational enthusiasts and is available for local rides.
Bill accepting both Cyclist and Triathletes for new athletes in 2015!
You can reach him at: Bill@PBMCoaching.com
Coach Dave Palese
Dave has a pretty simple philosophy: Commitment. Consistency. Hard work.
Commitment. Pick your goals. Design a plan to achieve those goals and stick to it. Believe in it. Trust it. If you aren’t committed to you plan it’s easy to get pulled off task.
Consistency. Life, family and work will constantly be pulling at you and demanding your attention and energy. A good training plan is consistent and flexible so that you can accommodate life’s demands while staying on track.
Hard work. Few things clear your mind and stabilize the soul like a good hard training session. But just like when you go to work your training plan should make it clear what needs be completed on a given day, or in a given week. All your mental and physical energy needs be focused on completing those tasks and achieving those objectives – training is business. Work hard. Get the job done.
As a working father of two awesome girls (Molly and Lacey), and having over 30 years of involvement in competitive cycling Dave’s expertise lies in helping athletes of all levels and abilities prepare for road races, criteriums, cyclocross, track events, mountain bike events, time trials and centuries while balancing life, family and work. Dave’s knowledge about training, competition, and performance make him a great partner for you as you work towards meeting your goals.
Also a Certified Master BodyGeometry FIT Technician, Dave’s thorough and scientific approach to fitting machine to rider makes him an invaluable resource for anyone looking to get the most out of their relationship with their road, aero or mountain bike.
Coach Dave is currently accepting Cycling Athletes, you can reach him at: Dave@PBMCoaching.com
Mark is passionate about helping others achieve their goals in life, sport and wellness. He understands that the key to optimal athletic performance is finding the right balance between life, work, family and endurance training. Mark enjoys working with people with a wide range of backgrounds from adult onset athletes to those that have played sports from a young age. The same level of attention is given to the ‘I lost a bet’ triathlete as to the highly competitive age-grouper and everyone in between.
Mark’s coaching philosophy is to build top performing endurance athletes through consistency, hard work, and harder recovery. He eliminates the noise so each athlete can focus on training the mind and body to perform at the highest levels.
Mark is available to coach Triathlon – all levels – all distances. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Certifications and Education:
- Bachelor Degree in Psychology 1994, Wabash College
- USAT Level 1
- USMS Level 2
- 2 time USAT All American Recipient
- 70.3 World Championship Qualifier
- USAT AG Nationals Qualifier
- Multiple Ironman finisher
Kyle has been competing in endurance sports since beginning his swimming career at the age of seven. Kyle played numerous sports throughout his career, but focused on soccer, swimming and running. He began his coaching career in 2008 working as a swim coach. During his time on deck, Kyle’s teams won regional championships while individuals captured both regional and state titles. The same attention to detail and passion that spurred his swimmers to execute at the highest levels drives his work with triathletes and runners.
The foundation of Kyle’s coaching philosophy revolves around open and consistent communication. He believes strongly that the coach-athlete relationship must be built on mutual honesty, trust, and respect in order for both the coach and the athlete to attain optimal success. This being true, Kyle is dedicated to working with athletes who will fit his coaching style and personality. The people Kyle coaches, from beginners to more seasoned athletes, are passionate both about achieving short term success in sport and in developing long term as athletes. Equally important to Kyle is the balance his athletes strike between high performance in sport and their many other commitments in life.
The dedication Kyle displays in his coaching is matched in his own training and racing. Kyle is one of the Northeast’s fastest amateur athletes and has multiple titles to his name. Outside the sport, Kyle spends his time with his wife, Eileen, their son, Kellan and their dog, Nala.
Kyle is available to coach Triathlon – all levels – all distances, along with swimmers and runners. He can be reached at email@example.com
Certifications and Education:
- Bachelor of Arts, 2004, Merrimack College (Valedictorian)
- USAT Level 1
- USAT Certified Race Director
- Team USA World Championship Qualifier
- USAT All American
- Numerous Overall Race Wins
- 23 years endurance sports experience
Coach Tara Whiton
Tara is a running coach and Certified Exercise Physiologist. She has a very diverse athletic background: ballet, softball, field hockey, and track and field. She continued with running through college, where she also dabbled in triathlons, before fully committing and becoming a student of the sport. She and her husband Tim moved to Montana in 2012 where she really uncovered her love for trail running and being in the mountains. Since then she has really taken a liking to long-distance trail racing (50K’s are her favorite) as well as short and steep uphill running races. On the road she enjoys half-marathons and the occasional elusive marathon!
Tara is currently a PhD student in Sports Performance & Physiology at East Tennessee State University. She works as an assistant cross-country and track & field coach at Milligan College, while also serving as a nutrition coach, strength coach, and sport scientist. She loves working with and empowering athletes to reach their performance potentials.
Tara is also great at time management (has to be as a PhD student!!) and really can make a running plan work with any schedule. Communication, transparency, and friendships are her foundational pillars that make her an approachable and hard-working coach. She has had a lot of success and positive outcomes working with individual runners of varying abilities and disciplines (road, trail, ultra, XC/TF). Not only does she understand the science behind the sport, she is a busy runner herself and knows how to maximize performance by accommodating all of the stressors of life!
Certifications and Education:
- B.S. Exercise Physiology & Biology, USM, 2011
- M.S. Exercise Physiology & Nutrition, Montana State, 2014
- PhD Student Sport Performance & Physiology – Current
- ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
- Brooks I.D. Running Coach
- NSCA – CSCS (Pending)
- ISAK I – (Pending Feb. 2017)
- 2016 BQ Marathon – Sugarloaf
- 2016 Sugarloaf Uphill – 5th place
- 2016 Vermont 50K – Top 20 performance
- 2016 Siskiyou 50K – Top 20 performance
- Half marathon PR – San Diego – 1:42