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 founder of the Grand Rapids Dirt Dawgs, a non-profit mountain bike organization for kids, and helped pilot the Mountain Minnie program.

 


 

Cassidy-Gale

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.

 


 

Mackenzie Cornelius

Instructor

Mackenzie Cornelius graduated from Kendall College with a degree in fashion design and is the brand manager for the Cannonsburg wedding department. She loves being active, spending time outdoors and is always up for trying new things. Kenzie is in charge of the inside art and design activities for the Mountain Minnies and is excited to combine her love of textiles with outdoor influenced crafts!

 


 

Kim-Owens

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.

 


 

Aaron-Velting

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.