Dr. Randy Greenshields considers himself fortunate to call Wallowa County, Oregon his home for the past 21 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. They have a few acres out of town where they enjoy their dog, 3 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.
2015 is Dr. Greenshields’ eleventh 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 Eagle Cap Extreme’s President.
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.
Lynnie moved to Enterprise, OR from Pullman, WA in 1999. Having lived in Halfway, OR for 9 years, the move back to Eastern Oregon and Enterprise felt like she had returned home.
Lynnie is a Veterinary Technician at the Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Enterprise. She has been a volunteer at the pre-race vet checks since the race's inception and a volunteer at the Ollokot checkpoint for the past two years.
Lynnie has served on the board of The Research Ranch Foundation, a non-profit organization in Elgin, AZ and was Secretary/Treasurer of the Port Tenants Association in Friday Harbor, WA.
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.
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 two seasons with 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.
Brett Bruggeman - Winner 200 mile race!
Bino Fowler, Winner 100 mile Race!
Trevor Warren - Winner 62 Mile Pot Race!
Moriah Hubbell - Winner 22 Mile Junior's Race!
photo by Amy Edison
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