Meet the Team

Chris Meister

Chris Meister is the Race Director for the Air Force Marathon. He is passionate about our events and helping to make the experience special for every participant!

Chris graduated from Ohio University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. In May 2020, Chris earned his Mater’s of Sports Management Administration from Ohio University as a graduate of their PMSA program. He joined the Air Force Marathon team in 2021 as Sponsorship Coordinator and became Race Director in 2023.

A native Springfield, Ohio, he now lives in Dayton, Ohio with his wife (Lisa) and their two children (Emerson and lola). In his free time, Chris enjoys soccer, running, cycling, writing, and spending time with family.

Jill Huffman
Assistant Director

Jill Huffman is the Assistant Race Director. Her role is to be the ‘Jill of all Trades’ before, during, and after our events. If you see Jill running by on race weekend, think nothing of it. She is most likely headed to the finish line to congratulate everyone for crushing their goals!

Jill graduated from Purdue University in 2000 with a Bachelors in Political Science and a double minor in History and Public Relations. She holds fitness certifications from AEA, MaddDogg Spin, Yoga Warrior, HydroPilates, BogaFit, and Water Personal Training. Jill has worked for RunTheBluegrass (Athlete Services Director), Hamilton NightGlow (Director), and LifeTime Fitness (Director) in race capacities. She is a volunteer pacer for The Flying Pig, ShePower Half, and the Queen Bee.

When not running, Jill can be found cheering on her two teenagers in their sports and activities. She loves to spend time with her friends, reading, and cooking.


Jasmine Redman
Events Manager

Jasmine Gwin is the Events Manager for the Air Force Marathon. Jasmine coordinates and executes all ancillary events surrounding race weekend; Health & Fitness Expo, Gourmet Pasta Dinner, and Finish Line Festival. She also oversees the sustainability program by working closely with the Council for Responsible Sport.

Jasmine graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2015 with her bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and again in 2017 with her master’s degree in Sport Administration.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading and hanging out with her husband, son and their three dogs.

Lyndsey Truman
Volunteer Coordinator & Registration Database Administrator 

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Lyndsey Truman is the Volunteer and Registration Database Administrator. She coordinates and manages all volunteers for Air Force Marathon events as well as manages the registration platforms.

Lyndsey graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2011 with a degree in Health Service Management. In 2020, she received her Master’s of Public Health from Purdue University. She joined the Air force Marathon team in 2023.

An Indiana native and proud military spouse. Lyndsey combines her professional skills with passion for community service. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, attending concerts, and cheering on the Purdue basketball team.

McKayla Lyons
Marketing Coordinator

McKayla Lyons is the Marketing Coordinator for the Air Force Marathon organization. McKayla oversees various marketing aspects such as social media, advertising, external communications, design, and website content.

McKayla graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She joined the Air Force team in 2024.

In her free time, she enjoys taking spin classes, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé and their dog.


Lisa Morriss
Office Administrator

Lisa Morriss is the office administrator for the Air Force Marathon. In this position she assists with all aspects of the AFM administrative duties.

Lisa has an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Communications from Sinclair Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Wright State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, and taking photos. She joined the Air Force Marathon Team in 2022.




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