Board of Directors

Lisa Steptoe


Lisa became a multisport athlete in 2010 with her first triathlon at Nation’s Tri in DC on a borrowed mountain bike. In 2017, at the same race, she placed 1st in the Masters Athena Division, securing an entry to the iconic Escape from Alcatraz race. Lisa successfully Escaped in 2018. In the 10 years of her multisport lifestyle, she has raced in over 30 Duathlons, Triathlons and Aquabikes achieving the podium 4x. Lisa will be going for her IM in 2021 at IMMD. Lisa motto: BE RELENTLESS and “I may not be fast, but I make triathlon look fabulous…and fun.” Race Happy!

Jennifer Coyne

Vice President

Jennifer completed her first triathlon in 2006 at the inaugural Iron Girl. After almost drowning in Centennial Lake she became quite determined to become a better swimmer. Since then she has completed a number of sprint, Olympic and half Ironman distance races as well as some half marathons, marathons and cycling time trials. She is currently on her second round of training to complete her first full Ironman at IMLP. Jennifer joined the club after spending time with members at 90+ cycling classes and loves being a part of the community. This is her third year on the board and is very much looking forward to all the exiting things planned for this year.

Henry Shoemaker


Henry’s first triathlon was a “backyard” version after Eagleman 2020 was postponed. He made his official triathlon debut at Eagleman 2021, and became an Ironman in October 2021 at Waco. Henry is in love with trail running, and completed his first ultra at the 2020 JFK 50 Mile. Henry joined MMTC due to the fantastic club members he met at 90+ Cycling classes. He states he can’t imagine a better group of people to socialize and train with. The second of Henry’s four daughters races the USAT junior elite triathlon series, and he is a certified TriSherpa.

Susie Montoya


Susie states “I like to pretend races are just really organized events so I don’t freak out.” She loves training season because of the structure and she gets to be with her friends – then eat or grab coffee together! Race day is always the party to celebrate all the hard work. Susie has completed everything between sprint to Ironman-distance triathlons and is OK with being at the back of the pack since it’s more important to “be pretty and have fun.” Susie says “I love supporting my MMTC family and cheering at the races so you’ll definitely hear me before you see me!”

Jeannie Payer

Membership Experience

Jeannie started running after the birth of her third child in 2005 when she no longer had time to go to the gym, but she had a jog stroller.  Her first race was the Baltimore half marathon in 2006.  Running was her passion until a 2014 trip to San Francisco and a bike ride of the Marin Headlands had her shopping for a new road bike and a year later she completed Eagleman and was hooked.  Jeannie has completed a dozen or so triathlons from the sprint to the Ironman distance.  Half Ironmans are her favorite distance and she loves racecations and loves to race in places she wants to visit.  Jeannie is planning to do Ironman Switzerland in 2023 – who wants to join her?

Cassandra Burke


Cassandra completed her first two triathlons in August 2013 as her victory celebration after finishing fourteen months of breast cancer treatments. She never looked back. She has completed numerous Sprint and Olympic triathlons since then and has run half marathons along with her husband around the country as well as Internationally. Cassandra lives by the motto to Challenge Yourself to Cross Your Own Personal Finish Lines #CrossYourFinishLines. To that end, she celebrated her 10 year Breast Cancerversary in October 2020 and plans to cross the finish line of Eagleman in 2021 to celebrate that milestone. She is looking forward to her MMTC family being there to celebrate that victory with her!

Chris Cather


Chris suffers from late onset athleticism, discovering running in 2009, duathlon in 2012, and triathlon in 2013.  She has completed many race distances up to and including half Ironman.  She credits the amazing people, the training opportunities, and the overall support of Mid Maryland Triathlon Club for her successes in the sport!