The She Shreds Podcast celebrates women who are doing amazing things, on bikes and in life, while inspiring countless others to try something new, step outside of their comfort zone, and to love themselves while doing it.
The women you’ll meet on She Shreds Podcast are athletes, mothers, ambassadors, bike industry leaders, product designers and engineers, pillars of their communities, adventurers and travelers from all corners of the country. They’ve started businesses, raised families, won races, lost races, healed from injury, seen success in their careers, failed at times and have followed their hearts.
We’ll hear about their experiences, learn from their hard earned wisdom and get a glimpse into the hearts and minds of some truly amazing women.
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Val was raised in the wilds of Northern Idaho and has been an avid outdoors woman, for work and play, for most of her life. But it wasn’t until she moved to Hood River, Oregon, in her late 20s that she discovered how fun singletrack was on two wheels. She started mountain biking on a Santa Cruz Heckler, riding moto trails in Post Canyon, and a few years later, after a stint working in Mexico for a skydiving company and a short but passionate love affair with rock climbing, mountain biking became Val’s main obsession.
She has worked a variety of jobs in the bike industry for more than a decade, including for Liv Cycling as a demo driver and as an editor at Bicycle Retailer & Industry News magazine — two positions that took her all over the U.S. and the world to ride bikes, learn how bikes are engineered, manufactured, marketed and sold. Val recently began working for The Path Bike Shop in Orange County, where she handles marketing, communications and organizes events. She also teaches mountain bike skills clinics with Non Dot Adventures, operates Val Made Goods out of her home in Silverado Canyon, is working on her 200-hour yoga teaching certification and continues to grow her collection of animal shirts.