Utah Adaptive Alliance's goal is to help people with all types of disabilities; encourage and teach independent living, enhance everyday activity and promote healthy living, create a social environment, contribute to the community, and improve skills to aid with success.
Amanda is originally from Colorado. She has been a life-long participant in adaptive sports. She attended the University of Illinois from 2010-2013, playing on the collegiate women’s wheelchair basketball team. She has played on 5 different teams in 4 different divisions. She has also dabbled in other adaptive sports. Recently she has completed teaching her 2nd season of skiing. She has lived in Utah since 2016 and is a lover of the mountains, the outdoors, food, music, being active, and getting to know people. She hopes to help the adaptive community in Utah connect and grow.
Rebecca earned her degree in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership from Brigham Young University and has been working in the field of adaptive recreation ever since. Her work experience includes wilderness programs for youth at risk, residential programming for adults with intellectual disabilities, recreation planning for seniors with dementia, and adaptive outdoor recreation and sports. She currently provides adaptive sports and classes with Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. As a Utah native, Rebecca is an outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking through Utah's beautiful landscapes. With Utah Adaptive Alliance she hopes to help connect recreation professionals with the adaptive community.
Shelby was born and raised in Utah. She had a stroke when she was 7 which led her to adaptive sports. She tried multiple sports until she found her niche doing Parafencing (Wheelchair fencing). Shelby travels and competes with Team USA, is currently the national champion, and is hoping to qualify for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics. She loves spending time with her family and friends, the outdoors, and biking.