BORN AND RAISED IN ALASKA, Wayne grew up in the professional hunting guide business. In 1994 he, enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served alongside Mike Eastham in the 207th Infantry Group Long Range Surveillance detachment as an airborne infantryman and senior scout. After commissioning as an engineer officer in 2000, Wayne went on to serve as a U.S. Army advisor and trainer in Mongolia and Taiwan. He has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Alaska, is a graduate of the Basic Military Mountaineering Course, U.S. Army Engineer course, and is an advanced emergency medical technician. Wayne currently works as a park ranger for the Department of Interior.
RICH GREW UP IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, joined the U.S. Army at 17, and has been riding motorcycles for 37 years. After serving as a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division for 3 years, he attended University of California Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Geophysics. He went on to work as a Satellite Operations officer in the U.S. Air Force, a contractor for Lockheed Martin, and a Company Commander in the Alaskan Army National Guard. In 2007 he deployed to Iraq with 207th Long Range Surveillance Detachment where he worked alongside Mike Eastham and Wayne Mitchell as an advisor to a Mongolian Infantry company. Rich is retired and currently resides in Fairbanks Alaska.
Retired Alaska Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class
Mechanic / Rider
AFTER GROWING UP IN OREGON, Mike joined the U.S. Army as an airborne infantryman. Over his nearly thirty-year career, he went on to serve as a tank commander, motorcycle scout, loadmaster, First Sergeant, and senior advisor to Mongolian forces. His education includes the U.S. Army Jungle Warfare Course, Cold Weather Leader Course, and the Malaysian Tracker’s Course. Mike is a master mechanic and works as a contracted technician in remote locations around Alaska
SIMON EDWARDS HAS BEEN AN AVID MOTORCYCLIST since he was a teenager. After 20 years of deploying around the world as a 18D Special Forces Medic in the Army National Guard, he turned his focus to motorcycle racing. He counts among his greatest two wheeled achievements two AMA Grand Championship #1 plates for record setting land speed, as well as finishing 15th overall in the 2016 Mexican 1000. When he's not racing, he can be found tinkering in the garage or providing medical training for government agencies. Simon is currently based in Denver and works as a board-certified Physician Assistant in the emergency room at Lutheran Medical Center.