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The faces behind your races.

Tris4Health (Michigan Endurance Holdings, LLC.), is a multi-sport event management company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For over ten years, Tris4Health has been honored to bring top-notch endurance events to West Michigan. We have had the privilege of witnessing individuals set goals, adopt healthier lifestyles and break their own barriers when they stepped up to our start lines. Our events cater to beginner age-groupers through experienced & elite triathletes while providing an unparalleled racing experience.

Owner, Race Director

Jon Conkling

Jon loves triathlon and his wife, in that order. His #1 goal is to make sure you have the race experience of your life.


As an active member of the West Michigan triathlon community for many years, Jon is focused on ensuring that all participants and spectators have a top-notch race experience, be it their first event or hundredth. Jon’s first race was The Grand Rapids Triathlon in 2012 and he has done every triathlon distance from sprint to full, in addition to numerable running races and marathons.

Jon supported the Michigan race community prior to race directing through his endurance apparel company, Drivn Threads, with race designs and promotional work. As a small business owner and Ada resident, Jon is currently on Board of Directors for the Ada Business Association.

In his spare time, you can find Jon volunteering on the soccer field. He is going into his 19th season coaching his sons in AYSO, where he was also board-member for a number of years. He and his wife Amanda, also a Full-distance triathlete, reside in Ada with their 5 kids, 2 dogs & 2 cats.

Oh, in all seriousness he really loves his wife more than triathlon, but just a little.

Phone: 616-920-9345

Owner, Race Director

John Mosey

John is the instigator of the the best bad ideas. He is the one responsible for the fine details behind the scenes.


In 2011 John signed up for the Riverbank Run to raise money honoring a friend from high school. At the time he was 100 pounds overweight and unable to run for 30 seconds. Fast forward a year and he was down 70 pounds, had successfully completed the Riverbank Run, and raised a few dollars for a worthwhile charity. Like many triathletes he transitioned to multisport as an injured runner and has since completed all distances, from a sprint up to the full. His favorite discipline is cycling, and he can often be found trying to talk his friends into doing questionable things with him, such as signing up for Michigan Coast 2 Coast, a 210-mile one day gravel race across the State.

John is also a USAT Level 1 Race Director. He and his wife Dawn live in Rockford with their two kids and two dogs.

Phone: 616-551-7385

Assistant to the Race Directors

Lori Ott

When someone says, "customer service is dead", Lori replies, "hold my beer." If you have race questions, need help registering or want to know the water temp, Lori is there for you day and night.

The 2022 triathlon season will mark my ninth year working as the assistant to the race directors for Tris4Health. However, I have been involved with the Grand Rapids Tri since it’s second year where I volunteered in transition and fell in love with the sport of triathlon. I swore the following year when I turned 40 I’d become a triathlete myself. I’ve been a part of Michigan Titanium since the beginning, volunteering the first two years of the event before joining the staff in the Fall of 2013. When the events changed ownership I was happy to stay on and continue to be part of the two best triathlons in the state. With the addition of The Dirty Mitten as a new gravel tri/bike race and the acquisition of Ugly Dog and Waterloo G+G, I’m looking forward to connecting with more endurance athletes which is hands down my favorite part of my job. When I’m not wrapped up in triathlon/gravel world, I’m spending time with my husband of 27 years and my three teenage sons (all of which have been known to get wrangled into helping me out with races. . .couldn’t do it without their support). I’m always happy to be of assistance to our athletes and help keep things running smoothly behind the scenes, but truly. . .I have no idea what the water temperature is (but I’ll be happy to find out for you).

Social Media & Marketing Manager

Chelsea Montes

After working for World Triathlon covering elite athletes internationally, Chelsea came home to Michigan and loves capturing and sharing all of the exciting moments before, during and after the races.

I joined the Tris4Health team in 2019 and it has been a crazy ride ever since! While I have never officially competed in a triathlon myself, I have been around the sport for years working behind the scenes in communications and social media and traveling around the world to see some pretty epic triathlon races! One of the most memorable triathlon moments of my career was witnessing Gwen Jorgensen win the very first Gold Medal for USA at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. After finally getting to experience my first Grand Rapids racing scene in 2021 and seeing how amazing the community is here, my goal is to once and for all step up to my own triathlon start line in 2022!

Volunteer Coordinator

Jill Beckwith

Known as "Sno cone Jill" in some race circles, Jill makes certain that you have the support you deserve on race day and coordinates our army of volunteers.

This is my first year working for Tris4health and I couldn’t be more excited. I have volunteered and been a champion for 5+ years with the GR TRI & Michigan Titanium Triathlon. I also asked to be part of the team at the Dirty Mitten because they are some of the most amazing people I know and a fun time is always guaranteed. I will still be retaining my title as “Sno Cone Jill” but will be shifting my focus to getting the awesome volunteers needed to support athletes at the races.

Site Manager

Keith Love

Keith's attention to detail will make sure that our race sites are set-up and run smoothly so that your race day is second-to-none!

I signed up for my first sprint triathlon in 2016. Prior to that I had never swam a lap, touched a road bike, or ran more than a 5k, so the thought of all three at once was terrifying! A friend talked me into signing up and I wasn’t sure I was going to live through the swim. After A LOT of training and helpful advice from friends, I survived and only crashed once! (you will have to ask me about that in person)

My next race was a half distance followed by a full distance two years later. Needless to say, I was hooked! I fell in love with the magic of race day which is why I joined the tris for health team. I want everyone to love triathlons as much as I do so I joined the amazing team that makes that possible!

Swim Safety Coordinator

Dawn Hinz

Dawn loves the water, swimming and keeping our participants safe during the first part of race day. She brings years of experience as a firefighter, lifeguard, paramedic and Athletic Mentors Coach!

I love the water! I love swimming! I’ve swam more events than I can count; including swimming around Mackinac Island. Mom had me swimming before I was walking which led to comfort in the water. I gained swimming ability with consistent swim lessons through middle school and again as an adult. I love sharing swimming and triathlon with others by coaching with Athletic Mentors. My two boys enjoy swimming as well… My husband, eh, not so much.

I place high value on safeguarding others. As a lifeguard on Lake Michigan, I was taught diligence and focus for life safety. Building on the lifeguarding of my teenage years, I began my career as a Firefighter / Paramedic in 1999, right out of high school. (Read: I’m not really THAT old.) Athletic Mentors encouraged renewing my Lifeguarding certification which led to volunteering as a lifeguard for Tris4Health.

Tris4Health emphasizes safety across their events and the swim portion is no exception. With the support of Athletic Mentors, I’m eager to partner with Tris4Health as their Swim Safety Coordinator. We’ve already implemented improved training for Guards prior to race day, and we will continue to build additional improvements. Working together with local Sherriff’s, Firefighter’s, and Diver’s, we’ll provide a rock solid safe swim experience.

Swim Courses Lead

Jason Perry

Setting up swim buoys and making sure the distances are correct is no easy undertaking. Jason will ensure that your swim distances are accurate and at the very least, not long!

I have always been someone to strive and try something new and have become encompassed in the endurance world and being outdoors.  I started running in 2006 with my first race being Fifth Third and then into Ultra Running and then moving onto triathlons with Grand Rapids Triathlon in 2011 and always find myself returning for this race whenever I can.  I was able to meet the John and Jon at my first Ironman and build a relationship from there and continuing into completing in several other Triathlons. I have recently expanded onto mountain biking and gravel riding.

I have been active with community awareness for Michigan Special Olympics by participating in polar plunges and being an active member of the Law enforcement Torch Run Central Route.  I have also participated with Make A Wish Bike Ride.  I am a firm believer in “you get what you put in!”

Bike Courses Lead

Eric Mentalewicz

Our self-professed "bike nerd" is there to make sure our cycling courses are marked and ready for you.

I have been the Packet Pickup Champion for the GRTri since 2017. After participating in the sprint distance in 2016, I knew I wanted to be involved in triathlons and with the Tris4Health organization as long as I can. I am amazed and inspired by the athletes I have met over the years. Watching men and women of all ages and skill levels cross the finish line encourages me and others in their healthy lifestyle journey.

I am excited for my new role as Bike Courses Lead Champion because my passion for cycling goes well beyond competing in triathlons. I would definitely call myself a bike nerd and others have called me a bit of a bike hoarder. In my spare time I enjoy spending time in my shop repairing and refurbishing bikes. When I am not working on bikes I love riding them on and off the road on some of the nicest trails our great state has to offer.

I look forward to helping with all of your bike course needs and drooling over all of the cool bikes we see at our different events. Life is like riding a bicycle…to keep your balance you need to keep moving…and watch out for potholes along the way.

Run Courses Lead

Victoria Brown

Vicky makes sure all of our event run courses "run" smoothly so that you can get to that finish line.

Sports and physical fitness have always been an important part of my life. While on vacation a few years ago, I was discussing with my sister how it has always been a goal of mine to complete a triathlon, even though I had anxiety about open water swimming. A few months later, I connected with athletes in the endurance community, found a swim coach, learned how to swim and within a few months started training for my first triathlon. I’ve been hooked ever since! Over the past couple of years, I have gone on to complete several tris, River Bank Run, many ½ marathons, MSU Grand Fondo, The Marine Corp Marathon, IMOhio – Half Ironman, and have competed in USAT Age Group Nationals. When not competing, I love to give back to the community that has embraced me, by volunteering for My Team Triumph in addition to assisting aspiring athletes. I am a firm believer in anything is possible if you set your mind to it.