As Sufferlandrians, we all understand the innate need to Suffer. Some, however, feel the call of our Nation more strongly than others and, in particular, have no wish greater than to serve other Sufferlandrians. We've just found three of those people and have added them to our team here at the 'fest. We're proud to add three new members to our team -- Aaron Johnson in service, Ben Keenan for Embassies and Reid Weber in technology. Together with Jared and myself, David, we're here for you and we shall never rest until you Suffer all you can and then just a little bit more.
AARON JOHNSON, SENIOR MINION FOR SUFFERLANDRIAN SERVICE
Need help getting your Suffer in? Not sure how to connect your devices to our app? Need a suggestion on what video to do? Aaron is your man and handles all calls for help from Sufferlandrians and Sufferlandrian Embassies around the world. Based in Pennsylvania, Aaron spent 20 years in the military before tackling the monumental challenge of stay-at-home-dad. He's a bit obsessed with Cyclocross and criterium racing and his favourite Sufferfest video is The Rookie. You can get him on Aaron@TheSufferfest.com.
BEN KEENAN, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR FOR SUFFERLANDRIAN EMBASSIES
Ben doesn't want anyone to Suffer alone. That's why he heads up our Sufferlandrian Embassy business, helping cycling studios and gyms around the world bring the Joy of Suffering to their members. He's also the owner of Suffershire, a Sufferlandrian Embassy in Cheltenham, England. You can get in touch with Ben on Ben@TheSufferfest.com. Favourite Sufferfest video? The Best Thing in the World. Reach him on Ben@TheSufferfest.com
DAVID MCQUILLEN, FOUNDER & CHIEF SUFFERING OFFICER
Confronted with what appeared to be a terminal case of Turbo Trainer Boredom Syndrome (TTBS) back in 2009, David refused to give in to his demons. Teaching himself how to edit video and after negotiating rights with major races (something he’d never done before), he created his first Sufferfest video and inflicted it on the world. With confidence boosted after being called an “assassin,” “sadist,” and other such terms of endearment, and having realised his true calling was to spread agony and misery across the land, David quit his career in banking in to focus full time on the ‘fest and his young family. Linked-in profile. He loves all the videos equally -- although Revolver has a special place in his lactic acid soaked heart. Get him on David@TheSufferfest.com
JARED MCCLINTOCK, MINISTER FOR PROPAGANDA & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Originally from Montreal, Jared moved to Melbourne a few years ago. Shortly after that, he made his first visit to Sufferlandria and now he's racing A grade. True to our motto that ‘You Can Never Leave,’ he now works here, bringing his intense dedication to the Nation to each and every conversation he has with Sufferlandrians across our social media platforms. Jared also handles special projects like SUF Camp, our gear and more. His favourite Sufferfest video is Nine Hammers. Get him on Jared@TheSufferfest.com
REID WEBER, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Reid is the guy who builds the things that help you Suffer. You can blame him if you're screaming while trying to hit your FTP targets during a video on our app. Ultimately, he’ll be responsible for anything that needs electricity, but at the moment he’s driving the further development of The Sufferfest Training Centre App. Previously, Reid was the co-founder of TrainerRoad, where he set a new standard for what cycling training software could be. His favourite Sufferfest video is Rubber Glove (!). Get him on Reid@TheSufferfest.com
JOSH LEVINE, TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
Josh is a practitioner of the dark art of computer programming. He spends his days in the trenches of the Sufferfest Training Centre App making sure the Minions don’t interfere with your Suffering. He enjoys walks with his dog, astrophysics, pizza, and biking uphill. In 2013 he renounced his Couchlandrian citizenship and set out on a better path. His favourite Sufferfest video is A Very Dark Place.