Meet The Team

Christina Ruiz - Missouri River Relief

Race Director
Christina Ruiz has raced five times in the Missouri American Water MR340, including the very first race in 2006. She has directed several races on the Kansas River, served on the Board of Friends of the Kaw, and did a stint in the Reaper safety boat for the MR340. She has worked for many years in higher education finance. Her love for river adventures and skill at managing events and data make her an ideal director to lead the next stage of the MR340. Email the Race Team

Scott Mansker - RiverMiles

Race Founder & Safety Boat Coordinator
A post-college Missouri River adventure on a homemade raft unleashed Scott Mansker’s love for the Big Muddy. In 2006, he launched the first MR340 and has since grown the race from 16 racers the first year to the world-class challenge it is today. His unparalleled knowledge of every bend on the Missouri River and mastery at simplifying the most tangled logistics make him the ideal Safety Boat Coordinator. His previous career as an alternative high school teacher was the perfect prep for dealing with all of us MR340 racers and volunteers. Email the Race Team

Steve Schnarr - Missouri River Relief

Executive Director
Steve Schnarr has been a safety boat pilot since 2008. He thinks the race is a great excuse to get out of the office from his day job as ED for Missouri River Relief. Email Steve
Jon Marble

Jon Marble - RaceOwl

Race Tracking
Jon is the brains behind the current RaceOwl tracking software. He spends countless hours in the off-season and during the race fine-tuning and troubleshooting this crucial tool for keeping track of our racers. Email Jon with questions

Lisa Cole - Missouri River Relief

Development Director
Lisa works with our precious Race Sponsors to give this race the most solid footing it can to support the important work of Missouri River Relief. Interested in sponsoring the race? Contact Lisa
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