- Backcountry Guide in Yellowstone National Park for 17 years.
- Also worked in Hunting Camps, Dude Ranches, as well as other backcountry venues including the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, the Elk Range, and the Flat Top Mountains of Colorado.
- Trained in First Aid and CPR for 19 years.
- Serves as a member of the Church Emergency Response Team (CERT) in a 1,400 member church in Bozeman, Montana.
- Graduated from Mapleton High School in Ashland, OH.
- Graduated from Hocking College, with an Associate’s Degree in Backcountry Horsemanship and Wildlife Management.
- Graduated, ranking 1st in Fire Arms and 3rd in Academics, from The National Ranger Training Institute at Hocking College.
- Graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Ashland University with Honors.
- Completed graduate work at Montana State University in History focusing on Yellowstone National Park.
- Instructor for 3 years at Petra Academy for History and Literature.
- Sunrise Pack Station LLC is an Institutional Member of the Professional Guide Institute.
- Shane McClaflin is an Instructor of ‘Our Wildland Heritage’ in “Leave No Trace” Horsepacking Ethics and Techniques.
- An Instructor of Outfitter Operations in Horse Packing Techniques and Skills, Grizzly Bear Encounters- Risk Management.
- A “Leave No Trace” Outdoor Skills and Ethics Trainer.