Race Director, Founder DMSE Sports, Inc.
DMSE Sports has served as the race operations management team for the Falmouth Road Race since 2012. In addition to his nine years serving as race director, Dave is also a prominent philanthropist, author, and motivational speaker, as well as an accomplished athlete. In 1981, Dave founded DMSE Sports, a firm that manages mass-participatory road race events, including the Boston Marathon. He has co-authored four books: a memoir, “The Last Pick,” chronicles his childhood as the last pick for team sports due to his small stature, and three illustrated children’s books that tell the stories of his athletic adventures in the hopes of encouraging readers to never underestimate their own abilities. Dave’s passion for running has extended beyond his professional life into his philanthropic endeavors. In 1978, what Runners World deemed the first instance of combining running and fundraising for cancer research, Dave ran 3,452 miles across the country—from Medford, Oregon, to his hometown of Medford, Massachusetts—in an effort to raise $100,000 to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. He would continue in this marriage of running and philanthropy throughout his career, logging more than 150,000 miles and raising millions for those in need.
Jennifer joined the Falmouth Road Race team in 2011. As Executive Director of Falmouth Road Race, Inc. she brings the strategic vision of the organization to life through collaboration with industry leaders. Having a passion for community service and event management, she serves on the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce board of directors, as Race Director for the Holidays by the Sea Jingle Jog, and a volunteer for the Falmouth Band Parents Association, Falmouth’s Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), the Falmouth Walk and the Heroes in Transition Ruck4HIT. As former Director of Special Projects with DMSE Sports, Inc. she continues with her role as Hydration Station Coordinator for the B.A.A. Boston Marathon. Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from UMass Amherst and worked in healthcare and education for 15 years before transitioning to the running industry. She enjoys all aspects of life on Cape Cod with her family.
Director of Sponsorships & Special Events
Megan joined the Falmouth Road Race management team as the Health & Fitness Expo Manager in 2012. Having previously worked for New Seabury, Megan holds over 20 years of experience in event planning and business. As a Falmouth native, Megan is actively involved the community, and enjoys volunteering at her daughters’ schools through the VIPS program, and with the Falmouth Running Club. Megan’s husband and two daughters also share her love of service and the Falmouth Road Race and are frequent volunteers and runners of the race.
Andrea brings many years of experience in sales and service to managing the Numbers for Nonprofits and Patrons and Benefactors programs. Having grown up in Falmouth, she has participated in many aspects of the Falmouth Road Race from water station volunteer with her FHS freshman class to running the race multiple times in her teens and 20s. She lives in East Falmouth with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding in the early morning, baking pies, and reading at the beach.
Kristina is thrilled to be working with the ASICS Falmouth Road Race management team again this year. She is a seasoned event planner with a passion for detail, operations and logistics. She has produced more than 500 events in the past 18 years – from major fundraisers with Lahey Health to scholarship events at MIT to premiere galas for Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry – all with focus on a meaningful attendee experience, and with a big smile along the way. She is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and a certified PADI Advanced Open Water scuba diver. In her free time you’ll find her wakeboarding on Johns Pond, clamming in Waquoit Bay, and exploring the many magical nooks and crannies of the Cape and Islands.
Kerri returns to the 48th running of the Falmouth Road Race as Volunteer Co-Manager with her husband, Brian. She has lived in Falmouth for 23 years and has raised their two children here. She has run the race over 15 times and is thrilled to become more involved with the operation of the race because she knows how important it is to the community of Falmouth. Kerri is also a Mathematics teacher and Department Head at Mashpee Middle-High School. Besides teaching and spending time with her family, she loves to be outdoors, practice yoga, and cook.
Brian is co-volunteer manager of the race with his wife, Kerri. He has lived in Falmouth for 23 years but has spent time here in the summers since he was a child. He has run the race many times over the years and has also volunteered with his children’s athletic teams for different road race events. He has always been a big supporter of the race and all it does for Falmouth and surrounding communities. Brian is also a History Teacher and Department Head at Mashpee-Middle High School. Besides teaching, Brian enjoys boating, swimming, and attending his children’s sporting events.
Social Media Manager
Lindsay Benson joined the Falmouth Road Race as the Social Media Manager in 2018. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and Simmons College in Boston, where she earned her M.S.Ed. in special education, Lindsay also works as a special education teacher at Mullen-Hall Elementary School in Falmouth. A resident of Falmouth Heights, Lindsay has been walking to the ball field to watch family and friends cross the finish line since the early 1980’s, and has run the race herself four times. Lindsay is an active member of the Falmouth running community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Falmouth Running Club; and working as a race ambassador for the ZOOMA Women’s Race Series and race director of the Falmouth Flag Day 5K. Lindsay spends her free time photographing Falmouth’s spectacular coastline on her daily runs, and having fun with her husband, Matt, and their three sons.
Adaptive Athletes / Wheelchair Program Manager
Matt started working for the Falmouth Road Race in 2017 as the Adaptive Athletes / Wheelchair Program Manager. Being a Falmouth native, he understands how important the event is to the community, and the great history behind the race.
In addition to working for the race, Matt is also a third grade teacher at East Falmouth Elementary School. Outside of the office, Matt loves to take advantage of all that the Cape has to offer, as well as going to many concerts and sporting events.
Kelly began working for the Falmouth Road Race in 2010 as a race intern. She and her family been involved over the years by participating in the race’s Elite Athlete Host Family Program and as sponsor of the Tommy Cochary High School Mile race. She brings years of race experience and a love of connecting brands and people with experiences. In addition to working for the race, Kelly is also the Director of Client Engagement at Brand Content, a creative communications agency in Boston and Co-Founder of Impart, a women’s young professional organization focusing on empowering and cultivating Boston-based women to fuel change, specifically among nonprofit organizations. She enjoys spending summers in Falmouth and winters on the ski slopes in Killington.
Erik “Ned” Nedeau
Elite Athlete Manager
Ned begins his first year as part of the Falmouth Road Race team, serving as the Elite Athlete Manager for both the Road Race and the Mile. He was a former professional runner for New Balance competing in three Olympic Trials in the 800 and 1500; earning a Bronze Medal in the 1500 at the World Indoor Championships in 1995, and winning the first ever Falmouth Mile. He graduated from Northeastern in 1994, and then with a Masters Degree in Sports Management from UMass Amherst in 1996. After a long career as a collegiate coach, he continues to be involved in both running and fitness as a coach and personal trainer. Ned lives in Newton, and enjoys being out on the bike, going for a run or hike or doing just about anything that gets him outside.
Darien, a Falmouth native, has been involved with the race for many years. In 2019 he started the ‘Falmouth Road Race Clothing Donation Program’ collecting clothes left behind at the start. Darien has always had a love for the race, as his family has always been involved. Darien’s grandmother, Virginia Brodeur R.N., helped to start the race’s medical program in 1977. If Darien is not helping with the race he can be found dancing. He has been dancing since he was 3 years old and has traveled the country for dance. Darien will be joining professional ballet company Orlando Ballet II in August. Darien is excited to be working with the race management team and looks forward to having a long-lasting relationship with FRR, Inc.
Caleb is a rising sophomore at Columbia University in New York City where he competes on both the men’s cross country and track teams. Caleb is a regular participant in the Falmouth Road Race, having completed 8 consecutive races beginning with his 2012 debut at age 9. He began running in 4th grade, tagging along on runs with his father Ken, an avid runner himself. Caleb, his dad, and his three younger brothers all completed the 2019 FRR, accumulating three age group awards between the five of them. Caleb can often be found running on the bike path, and dodging traffic to avoid stopping at intersections.
Shannon is a native of South Yarmouth and this is her first year interning for the Falmouth Road Race. Shannon graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2020 with a Bachelors in Sport Management. While at the University she worked operations and facilities for all basketball, volleyball, softball, and soccer games. She will be completing her masters of sport administration at Boston College in August. During the summer, she works at Sundae School Ice Cream in Dennis, and her favorite flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip. When she is not working, you can find her on the beach with a good book. She has future aspirations to become a collegiate athletic director.
Kate Delaney is a recent graduate from Ithaca College, with a degree in writing. A Falmouth native, Kate has volunteered at the race expo or the finish line since 2011 and has run the race four times. She has been running for a long time, originally for the track and cross country teams at Falmouth High School, before spending two years on the Ithaca College track team. As a past Falmouth age group winner, Kate is excited to be a part of the Road Race management team again and see everyone running in Falmouth this August.
Valentina holds a Master Degree in Sociology. She developed a passion for event planning and sports early in life and is currently working as a freelance event manager in sports (mass events, athletics and cycling). Sports play an integral part of her life; she loves practicing athletics and cycling. She is grateful for the opportunity to come to Falmouth from her home in Italy and looks forward to being involved with the ASICS Falmouth Road Race and Shipwrecked Falmouth in the Fall races.