ABOUT iDAPH EVENTS

MEET THE IDAPH EVENTS TEAM!

Daphne Kirkwood

Daphne Kirkwood

event extraordinaire

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! Reach out to Daphne for event support by email at events@idaph.net

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. 

 

Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

Marketing Coordinator

website@idaph.net

Stephanie lives in Asheville and was born in Capetown, South Africa. She majored in Communications at Rider University, and Minored in Advertising with a Track in Journalism, Radio & TV. Stephanie is an avid runner, and enjoys swimming, yoga and skiing. She was a ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, CO, where she lived for 10 years before moving to NC. Stephanie is a huge believer in having an active, healthy lifestyle and loves helping to promote that message through iDaph Events!

Eric Richard

Eric Richard

Registration & Timing Coordinator

registration@idaph.net

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. 

Mamie Colburn

Mamie Colburn

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. 

mamie@idaph.net

Allison Capps

Allison Capps

Graphic Designer

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.

Amy Noll

Amy Noll

Race Support

amy@idaph.net

Mike Krol

Mike Krol

Race Support

Zach Tacy

Zach Tacy

Race Support

Jackson

Jackson

Events Assistant

Established in 2011, iDaph Events brings unique events to Western North Carolina. We design, promote and produce memorable cycling, running and multi-sport events that we would also want to experience and participate in. We do this first by creating a large canvas of an event and then zooming in on all the super important details. We not only work on our own event creations, but we also help other community events in our region to grow meaningful and profitable events.
 
Our services include event design and creation, custom-designed marketing plans, social media promotions, on-site and online registration management, live timing/finish line/results, overseeing and implementing event logistics and more! We want every participant to have an unforgettable and enjoyable experience at our events and we go out of our way to make each event tailored for the participants, special and unique.