Dr. Randy Greenshields considers himself fortunate to call Wallowa County, Oregon his home for the past 22 years. He is co-owner of the Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Enterprise and enjoys the variety that a small-town, mixed-animal veterinary practice provides. Dr. Greenshields and his wife, Jeni, cannot think of a better place to raise their four children, 2 of which are now in college at Oregon State University. He is excited for his daughter, who is currently in her first year of Veterinary School at Oregon State University. They have a few acres out of town where they enjoy their dog, cats, 4 horses, one mule, several chickens, and an occasional orphaned bison. Dr. Greenshields also enjoys camping with his family as well as hiking, trail running, and bowhunting in the high mountains of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area.
Dr. Greenshields is a 1994 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA where he met his future wife, Jeni, on his first day of school.
2017 is Dr. Greenshields’ thirteenth year working the Eagle Cap, being a trail veterinarian since its beginning. He also serves on the race’s Board of Directors and is the current President.
Northeast Oregon has been home for Julian since 2002, originally moving to La Grande to pilot an air ambulance. Several seasons work as a Wilderness Ranger, some guiding, and mountaineering trips to Nepal, New Zealand, and Colorado have given Julian a diverse taste of the high mountains. With a degree in Environmental Planning, he started his career as a technical writer for California Department of Fish and Game. Thinking the views would be better, Julian shifted his career toward aviation, with various jobs taking him from living in South Korea to the plains of Kansas.
Julian and his ever supportive partner, Diane, enjoy the small town living and access to the mountains that eastern Oregon offers. Backcountry skiing led to a natural interest in avalanches and involvement as a board member of the Wallowa Avalanche Center. Julian has worked several seasons with the ECX in communications and avalanche safety management, where he also brought his background as a search manager with Union County search and rescue.
In his spare time he flys a 737 for a major airline.
Troy first became enamored with sled dogs during his 15 years in South Central Alaska. Handling dogs at the Iditarod race start and witnessing the World Championship Sled Dog Race evoked a fascination and appreciation for the commitment mushers have to their dogs and to their lifestyle.
A long-time wilderness guide and naturalist, Troy developed and operated an eco-tour program in Wallowa County for Wallowa Resources, a local non-profit organization. He currently performs biological surveys on a contract basis throughout the western U.S.
Wallowa County is a perfect fit for Troy’s love for stunning natural beauty, rugged landscapes, and strong sense of community. His outdoor pursuits include skiing, backpacking, cycling, running, and surfing.
Soon after moving to Enterprise in 2005, Troy became involved with the Eagle Cap Extreme, where he volunteers as the Race Start/Finish Coordinator. He is also a member of the Eagle Cap Nordic Club, the local Mountain Bike Club, and volunteers at the Enterprise Community Ice Rink.
Lynnie grew up on a ranch in Southeastern Arizona surrounded by open space, mountains, wildlife, cows, horses, dogs, cats, and various other critters. She has lived in the Northwest since 1972, residing in Halfway and Depoe Bay, Oregon, San Juan Island and Pullman, Washington before moving to Enterprise, Oregon in 1999. The move back to Northeastern Oregon felt like returning home and Lynnie feels fortunate to live in Wallowa County.
Lynnie has worked as a Veterinary Technician at the Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Enterprise since 2001. She has been involved with the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race since it’s inception, helping with the pre-race Vet Checks and with the Vet Team at Ollokot Checkpoint since 2006. Lynnie has served on the ECX Board of Directors since 2009.
Dona’s mushing career started when she went on a sled dog ride in 1989 and, having been bitten by the mushing bug, she soon had two sled dogs and was happily skijoring. It wasn’t long before the skis were replaced with a sled and she and her husband Gary, began building their kennel and participating in competitive racing. Dona has raced many sprint and mid-distance races and since hanging up the runners, she has been a perennial judge of the Eagle Cap Extreme and a judge on the Yukon Quest and several sprint races.
Dona lives in Seeley Lake, Montana with her husband and their retired huskies where she is a jewelry artist and a business coach for artists and small business. Dona is also very involved in Siberian Husky rescue.