Kim Degen

Kim Degen


Foundation Role

I feel very blessed to serve as Vice President of IT. This is my first experience serving on a board for a non-profit organization but I know my IT experience and enthusiasm will be a benefit to the group. My role will be focused on the more technical aspects like building our website.

Professional Background

I am a senior quality assurance manager for a global cloud commerce company with 15 years of experience. I've been lucky enough to work with some of the biggest and best IT companies like Microsoft and Apple along with companies where the developer was also customer service, accounting and the office manager.

Hobbies and Interests

When I'm not training or coaching, you can probably find me hanging out at home with my beagle. :) I love to read, write and play video games too when I can find the time.

Where I Grew Up

I was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and grew up about 20 miles away in Lennox. I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. After spending almost 12 years in Lincoln, I relocated to Southern California for work. It was a little bit of a culture shock but I'm lovin' it now. :)

How long in OC Trail Tales

I joined OCTT in 2011 and became a coach for the group in 2012 but I've been running with Pete and Corrinne since the start of 2010. In that short time, I've lost a good deal of weight and try to lead a much healthier lifestyle. It's still a struggle every day but the group helps keep me on track. :)

2013 was an amazing year for me. I completed my first and second century bike rides, finished my first Ironman 70.3 in Oceanside and traveled to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where I became an Ironman. This year looks to be just exciting with several Ironman 70.3 races, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and last but not least Ironman Arizona. If you have ever thought about swimming, biking or running or maybe all three together come check us out. :)

Kim in Action