Jennifer Comfort


Assistant Coach

Current Location:  Tri-Cities, Washington


  • MA International Relations, University of San Diego

  • BA International Relations and BA Spanish, Seattle University

A Little About Jennifer

As a lifetime athlete coming from a soccer and running background, Jennifer started the sport of triathlon in 2005 on a leisure bicycle borrowed from her parents’ garage. Jennifer’s subsequent athletic experiences spanning over fourteen years coupled with her unabashed enthusiasm for the sport of triathlon and its lifestyle has progressively evolved into a mission of helping others find similar joy. A knowledgeable and inspiring coach, she comes from a lineage of educators and coaches and carries with her that search for performance evolution via education. Jennifer also brings a global sense of cooperation and understanding having lived, worked, and studied internationally.

Athletic Highlights

  • Three-time IRONMAN Finisher

  • Multiple IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

  • Multiple 70.3 Age Group Podiums

  • Boston Marathon Qualifier

  • Half Marathon and 15k Trail Run Championships

  • USAT Pacific NW AG Champion- Olympic distance

  • USAT All-American Athlete

  • AWA IRONMAN Athlete

  • Half Iron Distance Female Champion

Coaching Experience

  • Purple Patch Fitness

  • Triathlon Swim Instructor

  • Soccer Fitness and Conditioning Coach

  • USAT Certified Coach

  • TRX Suspension Training Qualified

  • ET Coaching

  • High Gear Coaching

Why Purple Patch Fitness?  

“I understand very intimately the challenges of integrating sport and health into a busy life. The guiding philosophies of Purple Patch encourage its athletes to have the courage to take honest self-inventory. It is only through clear eyes that we all can find our best way forward. Purple Patch is unapologetically for athlete-empowerment and education. It speaks my love language.”


Trail running, paddle boarding, scuba diving, snowshoeing, skiing, …anything outdoors!  

Did you know?

On Jennifer’s third dive of her life, a 30 foot whale shark allowed her group to swim with it for 45 minutes. Her oxygen tank expired a little quicker than normal.

Support Crew

Husband Joel, three children, and Chaska the Yorkie.

Kim Kisslo