Team Jill is a community of individuals committed to fundraising for multiple sclerosis, inspired by Jill Kumlien, mother to charity Founder, Ashley Schneider. Jill’s positive attitude and contagious spirit for life has inspired the following Team Jill members and hundreds of others to create positive change.
Ashley Schneider – Executive Director – Founder
Ashley is the Executive Director & Founder of MS Run the US, Inc. and the solo endurance athlete that ran the inaugural 3,200 mile U.S. crossing from California to New York in 2010 for the charity. In doing so she became the 16th female to ever run across America.
Ashley works full-time as Executive Director to MS Run the US, Inc. developing relationships and programs to further the organization’s mission. Ashley received her degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Exercise and Sport Science. Ashley also owns and operates a fitness and nutrition business to inspire, encourage, and assist others to get active and stay healthy. On any given day, Ashley’s work clothes are likely made of 98% spandex, and she feels there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Amy VanDyke – Community Engagement Manager
The first time Amy heard about the MS Run the US Relay from her kettlebell trainer she knew it was something she needed to be apart of. In Amy’s words, “This opportunity is incredibly important to me, having become close with several people living with disabilities due to multiple sclerosis; the idea of helping them and others was something I couldn’t pass up!” Amy started running in 2010 and has enjoyed challenging herself along the way running 5K’s and three full marathons before joining the Inaugural Relay team in 2013. Since then Amy has run with the Relay team every year accumulating over 685-miles of running with the team, and over $50,000 in fundraising for the non-profit.
Amy joined the organization as Community Engagement Manager in September of 2014 to help catalyst runners and communities into life-changing experiences through our unique endurance and giving opportunities.
MS Run the US, Inc. Board of Directors
Ken Grisback, Secretary & Finance Committee
Kristin Stelter, Programs Committee
Melanie McLaughlin, Programs Committee
Bill Sinak, Operations Committee
MS Run the US, Inc. Board of Advisers