Lance Tippit

Lance served 11 years in the Marine Corps as an F/A-18 pilot and flight instructor.  He is currently enrolled at California State University, San Marcos, completing the prerequisites for application to medical school.  He lives in San Marcos, California with his wife, Jamie, his twin children, Jimmy and Maggie, and his faithful canine, Sir Wallace.  He is an avid trail runner.


matt palumbo

2016 EVENT

45th Narragansett Bay Wheelmen - 100 Mile Bicycle Race

2015 EVENT

Ironman 70.3 (New Hampshire)

Matt left active duty in 2015 after serving nine years in the Marine Corps as an AH-1W pilot and an Air Officer / Forward Air Controller. He deployed several times in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Matt is now a USMC reservist, a defense contractor, and a graduate student at Tufts’ Fletcher School. In his spare time he likes to surf, swim, bike, run, and attempt to make things out of wood. 



Mike Harris

2015 event

San Francisco Summer Solstice Ultra - 24 Hours

Mike Harris is an active duty Marine who spent eight years in the AV-8B Harrier community.  Mike began as an enlisted AV-8B aircraft mechanic where he deployed in 2002 to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan.  He later graduated from The Citadel in South Carolina and earned his commission.  After completing flight school, he returned to the AV-8B Harrier as a pilot, where he again deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2012 with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  Mike is an avid mountain-ultra-trail runner, cyclist, father, and free thinker.  Mike and his wife Rachel have three children and live in Monterey, California, where he is pursuing a master’s degree at the Naval Postgraduate School. 


Monique jacques

2016 event

Badwater Salton Sea Ultra

Monique grew up in Fresno, California, and began employment with the Department of Homeland Security in 2006.  She is currently a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and also a Defensive Tactics Instructor for the agency.  Her sister served in the National Guard and her brother is currently serving in the Marine Corps.


Brittany Mccullough

2016 event

Badwater Salton Sea Ultra

Brittany grew up in San Diego, California, and graduated from San Francisco State University in 2006 with a BA in Criminal Justice. She commissioned into the Marine Corps and served as a UH-1Y Huey utility helicopter pilot. She deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Brittany is currently serving in HMLAT-303 as an instructor pilot and is married to Matthew McCullough.