FOUNDER AND CEO – Lynn Schultz Kehoe
Lynn Schultz Kehoe founded Shift Up, LLC in 2016 after being “bit by the racing bug”. She started racing in 2015 after spending 3 years moving up the ranks in
the High-Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) program after attending her first track day through a charity auction. From there, she was hooked. Prior to getting her competition license through Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Lynn earned her Time Trial license with National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and ice raced with the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club (AMEC). Lynn has a great deal of seat time with a variety of driving associations including NASA, Skip Barber, Chin, Hooked on Driving, and Just Track It. She also trained at LeMans, France, attending a Porsche Driving School Stage GT3 RS.
Throughout her career, Lynn has been active in leading training seminars and speaking at industry conferences and events. She has been a mentor to numerous co-workers both formally and informally.
Lynn has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from The American University.
Community service and Board membership include positions on the Board of Directors for Stoneleigh-Burnham School, (currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Board) a girl’s private college preparatory school and the Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania Institute on Aging, Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (Chair of the organization’s Strategic Planning Committee). Lynn participates in various philanthropic and charitable organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
SHIFT UP SUPPORT TEAM – BIOGRAPHIES
Chief Instructor – Amy Dilks
Always interested in cars, Amy Dilks grew up learning about and working on her own cars. She started doing track days in 2010 and quickly moved up the HPDE ladder. She received her competition license through Nation Auto Sports Association (NASA) in 2013 and was the first NASA rookie to get a competition license and then claim pole for her first race. In her rookie year, Amy was PTB class champion for the NASA Northeast region. Amy also competes in Time Trial with NASA and is the defending TTB class champion since starting the competition. Additionally, Amy has branched out to many other forms of motorsport including autocross, rallycross, karting, and ice racing. She is a certified instructor with NASA and is a member of many racing organizations including BMWCCA, Porsche Club of America and Sports Car Club of America.
Growing up Amy was no stranger to competition. She studied martial arts from a young age and had a very successful tournament record before retiring after earning her black belt. She was the first woman on her high school men’s golf team and was involved in starting the women’s golf program during her senior year.
Amy has her Associate’s degree in Science from SUNY Dutchess and is finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing through SUNY New Paltz.
Prior to working as an independent contractor with Shift Up LLC, Amy was the events manager at DeMan Motorsport where she was responsible for
coordinating all aspects of logistics and customer satisfaction for the owners to improve, hone and excel at their HPDE and racing goals. Before transferring to the motorsport realm Amy worked in healthcare, as a Pharmacy Technician at Vassar Brothers Medical Center for eight and a half year. During that time she was also a volunteer EMT, and Ski Patroller at Belleayre Mountain. Very passionate about snowboarding and ski patrol, Amy earned her ski patrol instructor and Senior Alpine certifications. Amy is also the owner and manager of Stripes Racing, her personal racing brand.
Driver and Instructor – Christina Lam
Christina is a racer with National Auto Sport Association. She competes in her GTS2 M3 and SpecE30. Christina instructs for many clubs including NASA, PCA, and Trackdaze. Christina is a racer on team Shift Up in a Spec E30. She is an official with NASA, ensuring smoothly run events and upholding high standards of racing.
Off track, Christina is a test director for a defense contracting company. She holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. Christina’s hobbies include motorsports, travelling the world, and finding great spots to eat.