Shelby Stanger has sandboarded down desolate sand dunes in South Africa, standup paddled a remote portion of the Peruvian Amazon, spent 60 days on a tour bus as the first female pit reporter of the Vans Warped Tour for an entire summer, and interviewed countless CEOs and athletes on assignment.
Her published stories have been featured in Self, Outside, The San Diego Union Tribune, CNN.com, Women’s Adventure, Surfer Magazine, South Africa’s Cape Argus Newspaper, and Shop-Eat-Surf.com (an industry trade site covering the multi-billion-dollar action sports industry) where she is a regular reporter.
Brand like Nike, PrAna, Vans, Body Glove, The International Surfing Association, Lululemon, and Global Surf Industries have all hired Shelby to help them with their media and marketing strategies and to tell better stories, gaining them more customers, fans and sales.
Previously, Shelby was the international marketing manager at Vans, where for over five years she oversaw brand’s activities in Asia, Latin America, Canada and the Australia/New Zealand regions. At Vans, she also contributed chapters to the book, Off the Wall: Stories of Sole From Vans Originals.
Shelby is passionate about fitness, nutrition, and giving back. Aside from teaching surfing at the Surf Diva Surf School (where she has been a part-time surf instructor since 1996), Shelby volunteers and also serves as a Board Member for Outdoor Outreach, a leading non-profit in San Diego that teaches inner city kids to surf, snowboard and rock climb.
While she spent a few years working remotely from Costa Rica and in New Zealand, she currently spends most of her time in San Diego where she enjoys surfing, yoga, running, volunteering with kids, and sampling the best local green juice and plant based food from wherever she is in community.