Head Commie Killer
Home: Deep Creek Lake, MD/Lyon, France
Todd was the adventure racing coach at the Adventure Sports Institute for their National Championship win and also heads up Expedition Planning for Lindblad Expeditions, a renowned adventure travel company, and the National Geographic Orion expedition vessel.
Previously he was the Executive Director of the Whitewater World Championships.
Todd captained the 2015 Raid in France World Series Team
Home: Madagascar and Western PA
Black Mountain, NC
UVA. Started doing triathlons in the early 1990s and then moved to Xterra in 2004. 8 time Xterra Regional Champion as well as several podium finishes at Xterra Age Group Nationals. Started Adventure Racing 7 years ago while living in PA. Competed at USARA Nationals last 3 years finishing 3rd place Coed Masters in 2015.
Home: Mullica Hill, NJ
Home: Norfolk, VA
Complimenting our team psychiatrist, Michael brings a wealth of experience as a mental health counselor in Norfolk, VA. He's been involved in Triathlons for 9 years or so and the rest of Team Commie Bar do not hold that against him. He has completed Lake Placid Ironman and has a huge passion for hiking and camping with the family. This will be his 1st year in adventure racing.
Chris has raced around the U.S. and in expedition races. Last year he was part of the 6th place Nationally ranked team.
Director and lead guide/instructor Andy Hershey has climbed and backpacked throughout West Virginia and the United States, and has been employed as a professor at the Adventuresports Institute (ASI) of Garrett College since 2005. Among other things at ASI, he coordinates the program’s academic backcountry and climbing related curricula. Since acquiring a bachelor’s degree in Park and Resource Management; and master’s degree in Sport Management, Andy has worked as a backcountry ranger in Yosemite National Park, worked in an adventure setting with youth-at-risk as an Adventure Specialist and Program Coordinator at the Yellow Breeches Educational Center, and with a variety of other outdoor education programs and guide services. Andy currently holds the following certifications: