Instructors

 

Danielle Musto

Program Director

Danielle loves anything that involves being outside, especially mountain biking, fat biking and trail running. She used to race mountain bikes professionally and specialized in ultra-endurance and single speed events. Danielle is the 2011 24 hour single speed National Champion and founder of the Grand Rapids Dirt Dawgs, a non-profit mountain bike organization for kids.  Danielle helped pilot the Mountain Minnie program and manages indoor operations and marketing at Cannonsburg.

 


 

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Cassidy Gale

Instructor

Cassidy, a professional wake surfer, grew up snowboarding on the slopes at Cannonsburg. She is the current 2019 Wake Surf World Champion and attends Grand Valley State University. In 2017, Cassidy helped pilot the Cannonsburg Mountain Minnies, a program to help empower young girls in snow sports. Cassidy loves spending her time working with kids and sharing her love of the outdoors.

 


 

Emily Lindsey

Instructor

Emily Lindsey is the Graphic Designer and Event Assistant here at Cannonsburg. You can usually find her with a coffee in one hand and a camera in the other. She loves being outside and going on exciting nature adventures with her dog Emmett, and taking photos along the way too! Emily enjoys every season of the year here in Michigan, and can easily find joy in everything she does.

 


 

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Kim Owens

Instructor

Kim teaches high school band at East Grand Rapids and 6th grade band at Forest Hills Public Schools. She is the co-owner and race director of Switchback Endurance. Kim loves endurance racing and has competed in multiple stage races including the 2017 Adventure Racing World Championships, 2015 Trans Rockies 6 day stage race, and the 2015 Raid in France Adventure race.

 


 

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Aaron Velting

Instructor

Aaron, a NASM certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor, loves all things adventure! From running, biking, swimming, hiking and playing with her kiddos, she is always outdoors. Aaron is actively involved with the West Michigan Chapter of My Team Triumph and regularly paces other racers to help them accomplish their goals. Aaron is a 3X Boston Marathon Finisher and Ironman finisher. More than anything, Aaron loves sharing her love of the outdoors with others.

 


 

Lauren Comstock

Instructor

Lauren is a graduate of Central Michigan University’s Recreation and Event Management program and is now the Event and Office Assistant here at Cannonsburg. It was at CMU that she discovered her passion for getting people outside and immersed in nature. She loves anything that involves the outdoors or adventure; skiing, camping, hiking, boating, you name it! She can’t wait to use her passions to inspire and empower young adventurers!