ABOUT iDAPH EVENTS
MEET THE IDAPH EVENTS TEAM!
Not only does Daphne Kirkwood plan events, she has also participated in and excelled at them since 2004! The ‘Daphanator’ enjoys breaking new records and PR’s and the experience that races provide for all involved. After multiple running injuries, rehab required cross-training in the pool and on the bike. She loved swimming and cycling so much that, upon recovery, she tried a multi-sport event, then several more, and was hooked! Multi-sport training provided more balance which allowed her to train and race relatively injury-free. Daphne continues to train and participate while directing her passion and energy towards designing, directing and promoting events that she would also like to participate in!
Daphne Kirkwood, a veteran multi-sport athlete and seasoned event management professional with 20 years of destination-centered hospitality experience, realized the importance of client-centered event productions, promoting and building excitement about events, and focusing on details to make an event an enjoyable and memorable experience. This culminated in the foundation of iDaph Events, a full-service race management company, in 2011. Understanding further need for community outreach, Daphne created the iDream Athletes Foundation in 2015 to offer instructional, motivational, and financial support for WNC area athletes.
Daphne is a 2019 Nominee for Women Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce WomanUp initiative, focused on women in our community in business.
Registration & Timing Coordinator
Eric is a creative thinker and enthusiastic team member who has spent the last decade gaining experience in a wide variety of event-centered roles. Ever the optimist, no obstacle is too daunting for Eric not to overcome it with a smile and a few dad jokes along the way. He is also an avid soccer fan and an active member of the Asheville soccer community.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Mamie is a 20 year Asheville resident and UNCA alumni who loves this town and the mountain community. With a background in event coordination, non-profit organizations, and volunteer management she hopes to bring the Asheville citizens closer to one another through our races and events.
Allison is a designer, brand enthusiast and lover of all things beautiful. Whether developing a logo from just an idea or a website from sketch to scroll, she loves designing for clients who are passionate about what they do. Allison grew up in Western North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University where she studied Graphic Design and minored in Communication Studies. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Jason, son Maddux and their dog Lilly Mae (crazy dog-mom alert). When she’s not creating, you can catch her running, drinking a good cup of coffee or hanging with the hubs and pup on a trail somewhere.
Timing Support Services
Laura lives in Hendersonville, NC with her husband Kyle. She’s been involved in almost every aspect of event management over the past 15 years ranging from volunteering to producing sporting and fundraising events professionally. As a competitive cyclist in cyclo-cross and mountain bike disciplines Laura loves the opportunities to ride and train that WNC offers. You’ll even find her exploring the mountains by foot with Kyle as cross training and relaxation.
Event Assistant Extraordinaire
Knowle Weimer is the Drumline Captain at TC Roberson High School, and the iDaph Events & Timing Event Assistant. Knowle loves the outdoors including camping, biking and hiking.