Shanna served in the United States Army and US Army National Guard for 6 years as a Combat Medic. Shanna then served as a civilian nurse for 8 years in Internal Medicine and Family Practice and now works as a Strength Coach for competitive endurance athletes. Ever since Shanna's first experience climbing with VetEx she knew it was something very special and missed the comraderie aspect of the military very much. Having a deep desire to overcome fears and grow physically, mentally and spiritually, Shanna has always had a deep passion for pushing limits through ultra endurance sports. Shanna has completed over 30 ultra marathons from 100 milers in the CO mountains to survival races in Nicaragua and even rode her bike from CA to Guatemala just for the experience. Shanna is always looking for the next challenge and Denali was the perfect fit! Shanna has a 19 year old daughter and loves to set an example for her that if she sets her mind to something, she can accomplish it. No matter the dream.