Shal is one of those people you meet that makes you want to be better, do better, and try harder. Spending 30+ years adventuring in the Alaskan backcountry has left her with more grit than most of us could fathom. She’s spent years mountain biking, bike packing, mountaineering, white water rafting, kayaking, backpacking, and of course miles and miles of backcountry adventure riding. She’s a backcountry enthusiast and thankfully a Wilderness First Responder because of it.
She now lives her life soaking up as much motorbike knowledge, experiences, and community that she can possibly fit into her busy schedule. She’s constantly pushing herself as a rider in order to better herself as a trainer, and takes every class & certification she possibly can in an effort to find new methods, techniques, or challenges for her students. She’s been coaching full-time since 2016, and uniquely teaches both street and off-road riding. It takes skill to jump between pavement and dirt, and she’ll dive into the best techniques in conquering both.