Meet our team

We are a small team of passionate sports people and adventurers, committed to sharing the thrill of the great outdoors with people from all over the world. We harness technology to help share our passion and we’re constantly tweaking our tracking software to stay on top of the game. We want to support more people to get active in the outdoors. And we love the camaraderie that events create. Live tracking engages more people in events and adventures, inspiring participation.

Shane Davidson
Founder
Software Engineer
Director
Shane is the chief software engineer and the brains behind our live tracking system. He continually refines and innovates based on user feedback. He has a background in software engineering across a few different industries (tourism, engineering and health) and he loves to solve problems. Born and raised on a sheep farm in South Canterbury, New Zealand, Shane developed a love for adventure from a young age. He’s still actively involved in pack rafting, mountain biking, road cycling and hiking and enjoys getting out on regular adventures with his wife, Jane. Together they have toured Switzerland, Laos and all over New Zealand on a tandem mountain bike. They have been on some remote Fiordland sea kayaking missions, taking in the impressive scenery of Preservation and Chalky Inlets and Doubtful Sound. He’s famous amongst his friends for his kiwi ingenuity and has an incredible knack for solving unsolvable problems in the outdoors! He can often be found participating in long mountain bike brevets with limited training and whipping up extravagant desserts in the backcountry.

“I get great satisfaction seeing the difference our software can make to an event’s following. I really enjoy getting out to events and talking to people, finding ideas to continually improve our tracking system. It can help give people an appreciation for what it’s like….sometimes it’s even better than being there! I’m motivated to see as many people getting outdoors as possible."
Dulkara Martig
Communications and Marketing
General Business management
Dulkara has a background working in the wilderness expedition industry and also has some experience in small business management. Before joining MAProgress Dulkara spent four years adventuring and working in remote locations all around the world. She has a special fondness for the landscape and people of Nepal and values the lessons learnt on long unsupported journeys through its mountainous regions. She has undertaken many trips in the Alaskan wilderness, travelling by sea kayak, packraft and on foot. In her stomping ground of New Zealand, she can often be found off-trail in the bush, hunkered down in the rain cooking up a storm or sleeping under the stars. Actually, she mostly can’t be found at all! Her love for adventure started in the womb, heli-skiing in NZ’s Arrowsmith Range. Being immersed in the outdoors from a young age gave Dulkara an appreciation for the simple things in life and for the importance of staying connected to nature. She’s a mad-keen hiker, pack rafter, mountain biker, sea and whitewater kayaker and light mountaineer. And she’s just recently discovered coffee.

“I love remote, wild places and I also love technology. I really appreciate the way technology makes it easier to share my wilderness adventures with friends and family back home. I’m also motivated to inspire others to spend more time outdoors, to lead active and balanced lives. MAProgress fits in well with my values.”
Megan Finnesy
North American Representative
Megan provides customer service and communicates with customers in North America from her home near Boulder, Colorado. Tackling Colorado’s multi-day, point-to-point Trans Rockies Race in 2008 ignited her ultrarunning passion and she has been actively involved in the ultra scene since then. She loves the combination of the camaraderie and the beautiful, remote places these events take her to. This has driven her to gain experience as a competitor, volunteer and a race director on ultra marathon events throughout North America for the past 9 years. She combines her role as our North American representative with being the Race Director for Dirty 30 running and working as a massage therapist. Megan has backpacked the 500 mile Colorado trail and spends most of her spare time exploring the mountains around home, on foot or mountain bike. On weekends you can often find Megan at the Grizzly Rose in Denver rocking her dance moves - the West Coast Swing, Cha Cha, the Night Club Two Step and Regular Two Step. And she’s currently learning to Tango!

“I was first introduced to tracking through the Hardrock Ultra, which I’ve been involved with as both a volunteer and a participant for around 10 years. I bring experience as an event participant, volunteer and director. The thing that motivates me as a race director is finding an adventurous backcountry course that takes people to really cool places. I love creating a true backcountry experience.”
Jane Liddle
Business administration and logistics
Jane helps out with business administration and fills in where needed at different events. Alongside MAProgress, she works as a lecturer in nursing and also as a recovery nurse for various private hospitals. Jane loves exploring the familiar wilderness areas of home with close friends and family. Her favourite trips typically involve travelling above the bushline, along the tussock and rocky tops in Arthur’s Pass National Park. She’s inspired by showing others that older women can still be actively involved in outdoor adventures and that regular involvement is a great way to continue growing confidence and new skills. Jane spent 53 days hiking the South Island section of the Te Araroa trail. She also rode in Tour Aotearoa, a 3000km mountain bike brevet in New Zealand in 2016. When she’s not working you can find her pottering in the garden, riding local mountain bike trails in the Port Hills or curled up on the couch with the cats reading a good novel!

"I love MAProgress because it allows people to share their participation in events and adventures with family and friends while they’re actually out there. When I spent 50 days walking the length of the South Island, live tracking was a wonderful way to engage close family and friends. Many said they enjoyed living vicariously through my adventure!"