Meet Our Event Staff
Since then David has immersed himself in the sport of triathlon as an athlete, coach and race director. He founded the Luray Triathlon in 2006 in partnership with the Luray community to create an outstanding event experience for athletes, volunteers and the local residents of Luray and Page County. David has also been a race director for Reston Triathlon, General Smallwood Triathlon and the inaugural SavageMan Triathlon.
In 2013, she decided to give multi-sport a try as a triathlete. She completed the Luray Sprint triathlon in 2012 and the Luray International triathlon in 2013 plus other triathlons in Virginia.
Heather has recruited and coordinated volunteers for numerous United Way of Page County volunteer events, including recruiting hundreds of local volunteers for the annual Luray Triathlon.
Heather is proud to call Luray her hometown and resides in Luray with her husband and daughter.
One of the many joys of race announcing is travel. How else would I find myself in Luray, VA each summer?
For a number of years I bombed about the country in an old pick up. In my wallet, I had a ‘pro card’ and all that meant was that I didn’t have a real job. I had fun and didn’t know any better.
Announcing triathlons offers the opportunity for me to stay connected with the core of the sport – the folks that are having fun. The finish line is such a wonderful place: first or last, middle of the pack or age group winner . . . everyone covers the same course and has shared the same hill and head wind. I’m often envious and miss being out there.
Looking forward to seeing you in Luray this summer!
Mr. O’Brien oversees recreation personnel who are responsible for maintaining over 300 acres of award winning parklands. He also serves as the Town of Luray’s events coordinator with concerts, races and festivals held throughout the year.
Goals for his department include maintaining the Town’s parks and keeping up with recreational trends to ensure growth. Mr. O’Brien also assists the town’s Tree and Beautification Committee and Luray Hawksbill Greenway Foundation. In addition to serving as Director of Recreation, Mr. O’Brien is a member of Grace Brethren Church, STMA, National Arbor Day Foundation, Sports Virginia, APSA and the Virginia Outdoors Plan Steering Committee.
Her responsibilities include planning work and supervising departmental staff, planning/implementing/evaluating town events, creating maintenance plans, grant writing, maintaining town parklands, and assisting the Luray Tree and Beautification Committee. Ms. Housden’s goals include maintaining and improving existing parklands and facilities. She hopes to help establish Luray as an events and outdoor recreation destination and community, as well as maintain the Town’s Tree City USA and Growth Award honors. Ms. Housden is a member of the National Arbor Day Foundation, Sports Virginia and Association of Experiential Education.