Director and Athlete Development Liaison – Gunta Lapsina
Gunta was born in Latvia and Calgary has been her home since 2009. She has two daughters, one of which has been in the AD program for a year. Her background is in Restaurant Management and Catering. She has a Bachelor in Arts/Culture management.
Gunta is an active volunteer, also serving on a board for the Latvian society, Laima, in Calgary, organizing Latvian celebrations for up to 100 people. In addition, she volunteers for her daughters schools and other after school clubs such as Chinook Rhythmic gymnastics.
In her spare time she loves running and biking during summer and lifting weights during the long Calgary winters.
Director and Volunteer Coordinator – Apoorva Sharma
Apoorva (Apu) Sharma is a professional engineer working in the energy sector since 1996. Apu was born in India and arrived in Canada as a student in 1991 and has made Alberta his home since 1992 and Calgary since 2000. Apu enjoyed competing in X-country and other track & field events in his youth and more recently enjoys competing in sprint distance triathlons, cycling, hiking & climbing in the mountains and paddling his canoe whenever possible. Apu will bring his passion for amateur sport, volunteering, technical and strategic planning skills to the Spartan board. Apu is also the parent of an athlete in her first year of the Sprints & Hurdles program.