Lady of Steel Shanna Spiers Picayune, MS

Lady of Steel Shanna Spiers Picayune, MS

by February 20, 2015

Story & Photos by: Dixie Fortner
Picayune, MS

036Shanna is a 29-year-old wife and mother from Picayune Mississippi. She has nine years experience owning and riding her own motorcycle. Her riding career started in her youth riding dirt bikes with her brother. Six years of her experience was dedicated to riding a crotch rocket and the last three have been on her 2012 Harley 72. With a heavy red flake and a 1200 engine underneath her, she can ride out with the best.
This amazing lady decides she wants something and she goes for it. Shanna is a licensed cosmetologist, has driven buses for the school district and big rigs long haul, but is currently ‘settled down’ with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer. I have a sneaky suspicion that a career in criminal forensics might be next.

Shanna proudly rode escort in her father-in-law’s funeral as the first female rider in her family’s long line of biking. She and her husband love to ride in charity runs and attend rallies, tour the coast and Bourbon Street, and have traveled together to Daytona. Her life motto is “If you tell me I can’t, I’m going to do it.” She loves to drive anything and likes to do it fast. During this interview, I came to admire her dedication to her husband Ryan and her son Hayden. She is a first class person and family comes first. She has a twinkle in her eye, a smile on her face and a heart of gold.