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Coaches and Guests

Trek Dirt Series coaches are professionally certified through leading mountain bike industry programs, and combine their deep love of the sport with exceptionally responsive and flexible teaching skills.

Throughout our roster you'll find plenty of competitive and academic accolades, decades of instructional experience and, most importantly, an unparalleled interest in helping you meet your riding goals.

Coaches and guests are as follows:

Tanya Allen:

Former New Zealand mountain bike XC team member, amateur downhill and skate-ski competitor, registered dental hygienist, certified in Exercise Science.

Audray Ayotte:

Cross-country mountain biker, international ski touring enthusiast, and equestrian competitor. Backcountry ski guide and emergency medical responder.

Megan Barton:

All-mountain, cyclocross and road rider, competitive ultra-runner, nordic ski coach, ski patroller and family nurse practioner based in Hood River, OR.

Penny Cameron:

BC Bike Race and Trans Rockies finisher, ski and mountain bike pro patroller, Whistler Blackcomb training coordinator, avid gardener and chef.

Laurie Citynski:

BC and Canada Cup downhill racer, and full-time strength and conditioning coach. Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Diploma in Human Kinetics.

Dawn Cooper:

Cross-country, enduro, and downhill racer, former collegiate mountain bike athlete, trail crew leader, EMT, and Montessori school teacher in Grand Junction, CO.

Sylvi Fae:

Single and multi-day instructor and guide, high school mountain bike coach, outdoor insurance specialist and co-owner of Moab Mountain Bike Instruction.

Lu Furber:

Longtime ski instructor and administrator. Former ski school director, bike park director, and resort programmer. Education Assistant based in Fernie, BC.

Tracey Gage:

Cross-country and downhill enthusiast, ACMG certified guide, experienced educator and event planner. Bachelor of Education and Wildlife Biology.

Janet Liu:

Dedicated XC and DH rider, CX competitor, and year round bike commuter; ACMG rock climbing instructor, Kinesiology graduate, and aircraft maintenance engineer.

Cheryl McClorey:

Downhill and enduro racer, marketing specialist, and professional landscaper. Degree in Management from Robert Gordon University in Scotland.

Ronia Nash:

Enthusiastic downhill and all-mountain rider. Full time Whistler Blackcomb instructor teaching snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer.

Tina Ooley:

Marathon and singlespeed racer, former DEVO head coach, dedicated community fundraiser, with extensive experience in the natural foods industry.

Sandy Ostler:

Longtime mountain biker, professional ski instructor, avid windsurfer, and mother of four. Masters degree in Recreation Management, based in Hood River, OR.

Elli Petersilie:

Dirt Series Event Coordinator, mountain bike fanatic, hiking guide, dog sledding guide, former regional handball comptetitor, with an MA in Communications.

Christine Prescott:

Cross-country enthusiast, nordic ski coach, former Lifesaving Society of Canada instructor and examiner, and national level lifeguarding competitor.

Pam Reid:

Year-round cross-country and downhill rider, Major League soccer player, World Masters Track & Field Championships bronze medalist, and data analytics specialist.

Beth Roberts:

Multi-day backcountry mountain bike guide, enduro racer, industry sales and service professional, and high school outdoor program director with an MA in Education.

Kat Robinson:

Cross-country rider, top-requested ski instructor, gym instructor, swimming instructor, and Search and Rescue coordinator. Lecturer at the College of the Rockies.

Sam Sedlowsky:

Cross-country enthusiast, enduro racer, and multi-day mountain bike guide. Former professional diver studying and working in Underwater Archaeology.

Candace Shadley:

Dirt Series founder and director, former Mountain Bike Technical Director, longtime multi-sport athlete and coach, with a degree in International Relations.

Lisa Sher:

Former World Cup Downhill Pro and US National Champion, ICP Instructor Trainer, NCAA All American in Lacrosse, and Creative Director at Fluxx Collective.

Schalene Shelly:

Avid cross-country and downhill recreationalist, competitor, and guide. Microbiologist, herbalist consultant, and acupressure and iridology student.

Tracey Sherman:

Cross-country mountain bike racer, triathlete, and Ironman finisher. Multi-year club executive and coach, Can Fit Pro Trainer, with a Bachelor of Kinesiology.

Erin Smith:

Former Trek factory demo rep, and university outdoor recreation coordinator. Certified kayak and raft instructor with a BA in Kinesiology and MA in Exercise Physiology.

Corie Spruill:

Multi-day backcountry trip leader and guide, professional ski instructor, with a degree in photography, culinary school training, and a home base in Moab, UT.

Aubrey Volger:

DEVO program manager and coach, bike shop marketing manager, licensed massage therapist, freelance writer, and former NCAA varsity cross-country athlete.

Bonnie Walmsley:

Seasoned North Shore mountain biker, accomplished adventure racer, and competitive trail runner. Event planner and investment representative.

Johanna Weintrager:

Multi-day international mountain bike guide, surf and yoga instructor, XC and DH racer, former competitive runner, and sports nutrition consultant.

Jennifer Wilson:

Cross-country and marathon mountain bike athlete, former professional skier and video personality, spin instructor, and middle school teacher in Hood River, OR.

Lindsay Yost:

Downhill and enduro racer, Physical Education and Health secondary school teacher, with a BA in Kinesiology and Masters in Sport & Exercise Science.

And, for co-ed camps ...

Evan Choltco-Devlin:

Single and multi-day stage racer, bike mechanic, and trail builder. Bike industry design engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Jason Liebrecht:

IMBA ICP instructor trainer, adventure motorcycle rider, and Baja 500 podium finisher. Bike mechanic, web developer, and project manager.

Aidan Mills:

Accomplished multidisciplinary rider, former FIS carded ski racer, ski and mountain bike club coach, currently pursing an engineering degree at UBC.

Martin Newman:

Enduro and downhill racer, former BC Cup Masters Champion, professional trail builder and club ride leader, originally from the UK.

Steve Wong:

Downhill racer, team manager, and bike mechanic. Mechanical engineer with experience in the bike and energy industries, based in North Vancouver, BC.

You take us in, teach us so much, push us to see what’s newly attainable, and send us out forever changed.
— Edith Taylor, Whistler camp participant