Destination Kona just isn't another triathlon store. We eat, sleep and breathe triathlons. Our triathlon team and store based in Scottsdale, AZ has many years of experience in training and competitng in triathlons across the United States. From extensive experience in nutritional consulting to top level triathlon competitors, Destination Kona brings together the best in the industry and strives to provide our customers the best experience possible when shopping with us for their triathlon needs.
Owner - Brooke Schohl, MS, RD is one of the few true Arizona natives! She obtained a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Arizona State University and holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in Communication & Nutrition. Brooke worked in pharmaceuticals for several years after finishing her first degree, but resigned in 2007 to pursue her dream of becoming a sports nutritionist.
In fall 2007, a friend proposed the idea of training for and completing the Olympic-distance Soma Triathlon in Tempe, Arizona. Brooke agreed – though she was not a swimmer, a cyclist, or a runner, to say the least! This first race began her love affair with triathlon. Within 5 years, she has completed more than 20 races of varying distances including 6 70.3 races, Ironman Arizona & Ironman Florida.
Destination Kona/Fuel to the Finish is the brainchild of Brooke’s two passions…. endurance nutrition and triathlon. She incorporates her expansive nutrition knowledge, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and significant triathlon experience into an unforgettable retail and nutrition coaching experience for her triathletes.
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Owner- John Schohl
has competed in triathlons since 1997 and has completed over 50 triathlons, including 4 Ironman races. He was introduced to the sport of triathlon by his brother Joe and they still have a competive sibling rivalry going after all of these years!
One of John's passion is to raise awareness for charities that have touched his life- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Smile Train, Boys and Girls Club of East Valley and Team Hoyt. Throughout his racing career John has been fortunate to have many friends and family contribute to these charities. He is excited that Destination Kona will be able to help expand that charitable support.
Operations Manager - Dave Schohl
has over 13 years of experience in website creation, development, and implementation for a variety of e-commerce stores. This includes building out brands and platforms, leading and executing marketing efforts, and ultimately simplifying all website-related initiatives.
He has raced all levels of triathlon from Sprint to Ironman and was the newbie of newbies when he first began. In addition to triathlon he loves skiing, football, and all other sports. He and his wife, Lisa, have two young sons who are triathletes-in-training! He is the owner of CodeGreen Development (www.codegreendevelopment.com).
Follow Dave Schohl on Twitter @daveschohl!
Coach - Frank Sole is a premier swim coach and tactician. He has an extensive background in working with pro triathletes, Kona qualifiers and age groupers. Frank easily adapts to their talents, personalities and limitations and recognizes their abilities to maximize their swimming potential. Visit www.soleswimsolutions.com.
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Fashion Contributor - Kristin Bjorge resides in Los Angeles where she spends her sunny days wardrobing television personalities, actors, musicians, and even dogs! With 5 years under her belt working in Hollywood as a wardrobe stylist and costumer, Kristin finds joy in helping people convey character through clothing. From clothing her clients in cutting-edge fashion to creating costumes that make a lasting visual impact, she thrives on finding the perfect elements to make a grand and unique statement. Kristin's experience in the film and fashion industry has provided her with a wealth of knowledge in current trends, fitting of apparel, and textiles. Samples of her television, commercial, and music video work can be viewed at www.kbstyling.com. She has recently developed an interest in triathlon, and strives to complete one in the near future!
For more information on traithlon races, nutritional consulting or triathlon coaching, contact Destination Kona today.