Virginia Sayer Langloss Founder, Executive Director
Virginia spent a long time dreaming up Coach-Ed with her big brother and best friend, Edward. Like her brother, she swam competitively through college, and loves all things active as a competitive horseback rider, runner and gym enthusiast. She taught swimming lessons for years, enjoying the reward and challenge of working with young athletes. Now, Virginia is an attorney living in Pennsylvania with her family. She can be reached directly at email@example.com.
Tamar Sayer Albany, NY Chapter
Tam, Ed’s mum, moved with her family to the U.S. from Scotland for the sake of Edward’s health. Her lifelong interest in swimming spurred both of her children to swim competitively and has allowed her to remain involved in the sport. She loves all things water-related, and worked for years on her local Learn to Swim program, including developing an adaptive program for children with special needs. Tam also loves tennis and can frequently be found dancing Zumba! Tam splits her time between Upstate, NY and North Carolina, working training and development for higher education. She can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Ashcroft Fundraising manager
Kevin met Edward at Clarkson University, where they swam together for four years. Edward taught Kevin what it meant to live beyond limitations and helped him to develop a passion for supporting CF causes and raising social awareness for the disease. When not working, he enjoys hiking, biking, and all things water-related. Kevin is a management consultant who lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two dogs. He can be reached directly at email@example.com.
Brian McKenna Coaching & Athletics Manager
Brian met Edward and his family when Ed moved to New York from Scotland. The two families quickly became close and celebrated much together, from swim meets, to school graduations and holidays. Brian has been involved with competitive swimming for over 25 years, from his first ribbon, though NCAA All-American honors and eventually coaching the next generation. He is currently exploring the challenges of triathlon, finishing his first Ironman in 2011 at Lake Placid, NY with a time just over 11 hours. Brian wore a pink wrist band the entire way to help him remember Edwards fight as he faced the challenges that day presented him. Brian is a software engineer in Schenectady, NY and enjoys his downtime looking for freshly paved roads to run or bike or wrestling with his English Bulldog Owen. He can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.