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MEET THE CREW

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COACHES

Our coaches and leaders are the core of SheShreds MTB: their passion and love for bikes translate to effective instruction and lots of fun on the trails.

 

Our coaches are all certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructors (PMBIA) or Bike Instructor Certification Program (BICP) and have extensive experience with coaching outdoors activities. 

 

Private coaching, through SheShreds MTB is also available if that suits your learning style. 

 

We strive to continue our original founder's mission of getting more riders on more bikes more often! What an awesome gig! 

 

If you are interested in developing as a rider and learning to coach, reach out and let us know. Requirements include general radness and always having trail snacks and bug spray.  

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JANET

*Available for private lessons

Janet is all-things biking! She competes in cross races on a single sped bike, rides XC and DH. Janet has been involved with Trek Dirt Series for 13 years, a Whistler-based instruction weekend program for mountain bikers, and the Devon Bears, a youth mountain biking program out of Devon with the Devon Bicycle Association. She’s our resident bike guru and where we go for our mechanical questions, mostly because her day job involves fixing airplanes! Janet is a certified PMBI Level 2, Endless Biking Level 1 and 2 and Whistler Bike Park Guide as well as developing cycling skill courses and content  for the National Canadian Coach Training NCCP program. Janet focuses on our more advanced riders and leads our jumping clinics and sessions and we are so happy to have her coach with SheShreds.

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JANE

*Available for private lessons

See Jane play! Jane is an enthusiastic, outdoors-loving, socially-minded gal who believes in the power of play. Both a cross-country skiing and canoeing certified coach, Jane has taken to mountain biking like a wheel to trail, and has a lot of fun techniques to translate words to in-person skill development. Jane has her Professional Mountain Biking Instruction (PMBI) Level 1 certification, and is coaching our beginner to intermediate riders. Ask Jane about her adorable puppies - you will not regret it. 

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TAYLOR

*Available for private lessons

Taylor puts the fun in biking, which is already pretty fun! Taylor is a wonderful addition to SheShreds MTB coaching team. Her bubbly personality is more contagious than COVID, she is super inviting to share her stoke for biking with others. Taylor has her Professional Mountain Biking Instruction (PMBI) Level 1 certification and will be working with our RockStars, she will be helping to transform experienced beginners into strong intermediate riders - capable and confident with Edmonton trails and beyond! Even though she lives a very sedimentary lifestyle she is always ready to ride, explore new trails and develop new skills. Taylor fits right in with our lady crew and we can’t wait to see her develop as a coach!

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TAMARA

*Available for private lessons

Tamara gets us those chill vibes we need. This easy-going coach carefully observes participants to focus on rider development through foundational skills like position and balance. Super supportive and encouraging, she is great on the trail with one-on-one feedback. As a PMBI Level 1 certified coach, she coaches SheShreds' beginner and intermediate riders, when she isn’t shredding the mountains around Valemount every chance she can get. If you are looking to move from an experienced beginner to a confident intermediate - this is your gal.

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SUE-ANNE

Welcome Sue-Anne to the SheShreds crew! Pumped to have your fresh face as part of our crew for this season, Sue-Anne is ever-curious, determined and knows how to have a great time - all the qualities of a great mountain bike coach! A lover of adventures - especially with a bike - Sue-Anne will bring an awesome energy to our team alongside Jane with our Ninja crew. 

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JODI 

*Available for private lessons

This firecracker makes biking fun! A mum (to 2 adult boys!), a realtor, flight attendant and a fun-spirit, Jodi has a supportive, infectious personality to help you through challenges on the trail and in between our ears. She’s been biking on her home trails in Terwillegar for over a decade and has always been active - always trying new things.  Jodi has had six years with her Professional Mountain Biking Instruction (PMBI) Level 1 certification, and has been with SheShreds working with our beginner and intermediate riders, building confidence in our members every week. Jodi excels at private lessons with her causal approach, backed by theory and experience. You’ll find her chasing her boys down the trails – but you’ll probably hear her laughing before you see her!

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COURTNEY

*Available for private lessons

As a kid, Courtney loved a good bike ride and nothing has really changed since. Not realizing just how many kinds of bikes there were, Courtney has tried them all: road, cross, mountain and cruise. Narrowing it down, mountain biking and a good cruise is where it's at. Knowing how it is to try something new with people that are way better than you, Courtney has a soft spot for newbies that are dipping their toe into the bike pool. She has been involved in multiple sports growing up (from karate, to gymnastics, to dance, to soccer, to snowboarding, to volleyball) so you can see that she loves trying new things and is always a positive support bra for others doing the same. Courtney is a recently certified PMBI Level 1 Moutain Bike Coach and looks forward to getting you ready for the trails. 

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EMILY

*Available for private lessons

Bio Coming Soon....

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CATE

*Available for private lessons

Cate has been mountain biking for a few years and absolutely fell in love with the sport and the local MTB community. Cate is known for helping bikers find riding buddies, and she’s crazy encouraging when you’re out on the trails with her. When winter comes, she doesn’t want to stop, and you can find her shredding the trails in sub-zero temperatures with the biggest smile on her face. Cate is a PMBI Level 1 certified coach, and when she’s not coaching, she is out riding. She is not afraid to take on big challenges – ask her about the time she biked across Canada. Guaranteed to be a wheelie fun coach, and she’ll even try not to re-cycle her puns. Fork yeah!

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KATIE

*Available for private lessons

Katie is a Level 1 PMBI certified instructor, former She Shreds Shredders Leader, and super obsessed trail dog mom. There is nothing that fires Katie up more than the opportunity to spread the love of biking to those around her, and with many years of snowboard instructing in her back pocket - you can rest assured that Katie’s energy and passion will translate to her coaching. We are so lucky to have Katie hanging with our Bike School riders this season!

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EMMA

*Available for private lessons

After her second(!) ACL surgery, Emma ditched her soccer cleats for some sturdy mountain bike shoes and never looked back. She holds a Level 1 PMBIA coaching certification and is stoked to teach skills so more people can become empowered by this exciting, challenging, and totally rewarding sport. If you’re a bit nervous or aren’t 100% sure about pointing your bike downhill just yet, Emma provides a supportive introduction — having recently completed a wild adventure amongst the janky terrain of Peru, she's more than willing to discuss pushing your limits to break through the "fear barrier"! When she's not fastidiously cleaning her bike(s), Emma enjoys investigating new locations for downhill, cross-country, and gravel riding to enjoy with her wife and friends throughout Alberta and British Columbia.

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GENNA

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Genna has been coaching one sport or another for the past 15 years. Having participated in MANY sports competitively, she has learned how to translate new skills in an easy to understand and fun way and is excited to share that with you on the saddle! A newly-minted PMBI Level 1 coach, she's eager to coach beginners and intermediates with Bike School!  Always up for an adventure she can’t wait to share the stoke for a sport she has come to deeply love. Ask her about racing enduro! 

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DEE

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Dee has been riding the river valley since 2008 and holds a PMBI Level 1 certification. With a background in downhill racing (pssst - she was the 2019 National DH Master’s women champ), backcountry snowboarding and triathlons, Dee realized that something was missing in Edmonton’s bike community: education-based women’s-specific group ride; so she did something about it and SheShreds came to life!  Along with her work with Trek Bikes, Dee also coaches for Dirt Series, a Whistler-based instruction weekend program for mountain bikers, coaching riders from all over Canada and the US. Dee has moved on to focusing on new endeavors but still available to coach with SheShreds. 

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KRISTIN

*Available for Private Lessons

Kristin comes by her outdoor spirit honestly having grown up as a nationally ranked FIS downhill ski racer.  Shortly after meeting her now husband of 25 years, she was introduced to mountain bikes. She dabbled for many years until she became involved with a women’s weekly ride group. Riding with other ladies grew her love and joy of mountain bikes and now it is a part of who she is.  She first received her Level 1 PMBIA certification in 2015 primarily to improve her own riding.  And later discovered she enjoyed coaching others and watching them fall in love with mountain biking.  She believes that building a strong foundation of skills in mountain biking is powerful in ensuring safe and confident riding.  

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ROBIN

*Available for Private Lessons

Robyn's journey in mountain biking began just over 6 years ago as a simple desire to stay active outdoors, which quickly became a major passion. She loves exploring new riding destinations and has recently dipped her toes into the world of Enduro racing. Drawing from her extensive background as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, she took her coaching skills to the bike, earning certification as a PMBI Level 1 Mountain Bike instructor in 2023. Robyn is a positive and supportive coach who prioritizes creating a fun and safe learning environment for riders to explore new challenges. When she's not ripping through the trails, you can find Robyn pounding the pavement for a run, hiking with her furry friend, or simply unwinding with a good book on the couch.

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LINDA

*Available for Private Lessons

Meet Linda, an enthusiastic mountain bike coach with a passion for empowering riders.  

Having learned valuable skills from her own bike lessons, Linda felt inspired to become a coach and earned her PMBIA level 1 certification in 2023. Besides mountain biking, she finds joy in camping, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming in lakes and skiing. Linda also cherishes the social connections fostered in women's mountain bike clubs, rounding out her holistic love for the sport and the great outdoors.

LEADERS

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EMILY F

Emily is back for her third season leading weekly shredder rides, where her mountain biking adventures started in 2021. Emily loves touring shredders around the river valley, showing them the beauty of Edmonton's trail system (hello, Victoria's Secret?!), and creating a community where folks feel supported when they ride. She is also first aid certified. When not riding, Emily can be found taking way too many pictures of her dog, bouldering, or eating copious amounts of ice cream. She can't wait to ride with you!

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DAN

Do you Like dad jokes and long walks up a hill?  

Then meet Dan (Dantastic) Howard where the only cool thing about him is his 3-month-old beard. When we asked Dan to write a Bio about himself,, he wrote a 300-page essay that helped his daughter pass grade 12 English class.

 

But in all seriousness', Dan love's mountain and fat biking. He has been biking for about 6 years now, and started out just exploring the river valley and discovered some of the best trails around, even those hidden gems. Biking has been fantastic for Dan and he has made lifelong friends along the way, as well as finding it therapeutic. Dan's favorite place to ride is Valemount BC. Dan has been ride leading for the past 4 years. Dan really enjoys showing people new areas and making people feel comfortable and just to have a good time ( its about the smiles not the miles with Dan).

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JESS

Jess loves to ride ALL the bikes but MTB is the best because there’s always snacks and good friends. Which is also why she loves leading for She Shreds! Her favourite trails are Risky Business and anything out in Fort Sask!

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LINDA

Meet Linda, an enthusiastic mountain bike coach with a passion for empowering riders.  

Having learned valuable skills from her own bike lessons, Linda felt inspired to become a coach and earned her PMBIA level 1 certification in 2023. Besides mountain biking, she finds joy in camping, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming in lakes and skiing. Linda also cherishes the social connections fostered in women's mountain bike clubs, rounding out her holistic love for the sport and the great outdoors.

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JASEN & MICHELLE

Jasen has been riding the Edmonton area for about the last 20 years or so. Michelle took a SheShreds course 3 years ago and really enjoyed it. Both Jasen & Michelle are typically found in and around the Old Timers cabin area and are looking forward to another year riding together and leading ride groups. They also have expanded their riding to include Squamish, Hinton, Canmore, and this summer we are planning a trip to northern Montana... to ride 😀. They have ridden Frisby ridge this past year and although it was a 17+ km climb, the downhill was totally worth it. They also enjoy riding Valemount at least 2 times a year. 
Anyway, they hope to see all you shredders out on the trail crushing it.

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KRISTEN 

Bio coming soon ...

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NICOLE

Bio coming soon...

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ROBIN

Robyn's journey in mountain biking began just over 6 years ago as a simple desire to stay active outdoors, which quickly became a major passion. She loves exploring new riding destinations and has recently dipped her toes into the world of Enduro racing. Drawing from her extensive background as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, she took her coaching skills to the bike, earning certification as a PMBI Level 1 Mountain Bike instructor in 2023. Robyn is a positive and supportive coach who prioritizes creating a fun and safe learning environment for riders to explore new challenges. When she's not ripping through the trails, you can find Robyn pounding the pavement for a run, hiking with her furry friend, or simply unwinding with a good book on the couch.

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BLAKE

Bio Coming Soon...

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SANDY

Bio coming soon...

OUR COACHES BEING RAD!

PRIVATE LESSON COACHES

Some of our coaches make themselves available for private lessons. We do our best to accommodate your availability and your coach preference, but either way your private lesson will be paired with an awesome certified coach! 

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