Our Athletes


Mark has raced all over the US and the world. He has volunteered at races, designed and vetted courses, learned to navigate (and wrote a book on it), helped start the Adventure Racing Cooperative, and organized fifteen or twenty races with his wife Lora under the TanZ Navigation label.


Jen has been coaching athletes of all levels around the globe for over a decade. Through a personalized approach, her athletes compete, participate and achieve top results in ultra running, mountaineering, triathlons, mountain bike races, road cycling, standup paddle boarding and adventure races.

Mike Neal

Mike has worked as a wildlife biologist, hydrologist, environmental engineer, outdoor adventurer and wilderness guide throughout the West. Mike has enjoyed paddle-sports for 30 years and was an early adopter of inflatable watercraft and paddles most of the time with his Australian Cattle Dog - Zano, who is an accomplished Class IV boater. Mike now resides near Glenwood, NM, one of the gateways to the Gila Wilderness and several prime Southwest paddling waters, where he now instructs packraft courses.