shecando 2021 Team


Dr. Suzanne Kennedy:

Project manager

Suzanne aka ‘Siun’ is a lecturer at LyiT on the sports degree programmes. Siun is an avid
adventurer, whose endurance experiences are wide ranging. Kayaking trips include
circumnavigation of Ireland (with Karen), across the Irish sea, NI to Scotland, Antarctica,
around the Lofotens, along the coast of Croatia and Menorca. Siun has also sailed across the
Atlantic, biked to Everest base camp from Tibet, and trekked in Argentina and Nepal.



Orla Knight:


Orla is a PE teacher in Castletroy college, is a keen kayaker, snowboarder and adventure athlete. Orla has sailed the Atlantic and up the Mexican coast. Extensive endurance experiences include cycling across USA (with Karen), the Camino, Norway, Oregon and Washington state. Kayaking trips include Croatia, Antarctica, Menorca, and Irelands west coast. Orla has also trekked in Nepal, Argentina and Africa.


Andreas Riemenschneider:


Andreas is based in Nogra, Kinvara, and is owner of Doorusphoto.
A native of East Germany he moved to Ireland in 2001. 19 years later he is well-settled on the west coast in Kinvara Co. Galway.

Although landscape photography is a deep rooted passion, his photography journey over the years has developed commercially into fine art photography printing, photo restoration and artwork reproduction. He also offers family and professional portraits, tailor made couple engagement shoots and bespoke wedding packages.
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Donal Hogan:

Drone, Equipment manager

Donal is an ecologist, and a Clare man, and currently living in south Galway.
He works with the Burren Programme project and has extensive knowledge of, and respect for, wildlife and wild terrain, with a background in reintroduction biology, avian ecology and rangeland ecology.
Donal is an adventurous soul who has a passion for gadgets and creating things!
He has cycled solo and unsupported from Ireland to Romania, and a journey which he intends to continue as soon as possible.
 He is a dab hand with a drone!


Michael Wall:

Technical support

Michael Wall, Founder and Managing Director of Somex Automation.
The company designs, builds & supports specialised equipment for Manufacturing Industry from their facilities in Cork.

Their Mechanical, Automation & Robotics skillset is the result of over 20 years of experience in cutting edge Manufacturing Technology.

Somex Automation provides services to Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Electronics and General Industry Sectors in Ireland and Globally.

Michael is an experienced, Qualified Sailing Skipper, Kayaker, Marathon Runner, Open Water swimmer, Diver, Ironman Triathlete and has trekked extensively in the Himalayas, Andes, New Zealand, Africa & Europe.