41 year old Yukon Quest veteran
Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Fairbanks; Clear Alaskan Glacial; Woodland Wellness Center; Heather's Choice; Manmat; Hard Eats; T Rose Veterinary Service; TNT Dog Center; Ursa Major Distilling; Northstar Optical
Current Residence: Ester, AK
Occupation(s): Sled and boat builder, archaeologist, dog musher
Kennel Name: Squid Acres Kennel
Name Origination: My wife, Paige was studying squid at UAF when we first moved to Fairbanks. We lived in a little log cabin that we affectionately named "Squid Acres" After we got a few sled dogs and people would ask us our kennel name, we tacked on the "kennel".
Kennel Bloodlines: Squidos
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 50
Musher Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Tell us about your dogs?
All but a handful of our dogs have been born and raised here at Squid Acres. It is awesome to see them grow into these amazing athletes. I can't wait to see the trail again with them
How did you get started running dogs?
Skijoring with our pet dogs.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The solitude from humans while partying with my animals in epic wilderness!
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To get back to the roots of the sport. Explore the wilderness without the crowds
What music do you listen to on the trail?
Anything fun and happy. Songs that make me bounce on the runners.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Most of our dogs are named by using themes for a litter. Such as the "Dukes of Hazard" litter. We have Daisy, Cletus, Rosco, Boss Hog, and Uncle Jesse. The crazy redheaded singer litter is my favorite theme of names. We have a David Bowie, Neko Case, Ginger Spice, and Axl Rose. It will be their first race season!
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2018 Iditarod - 29th, 2017 Iditarod - 30th, 2017 Copper Basin - 5th, 2016 Iditarod - 42nd, 2016 Yukon Quest - 15th, 2015 Yukon Quest, 2015 Gin Gin 200- 7th; 2015 Copper Basin 300- 10th; 2014 Chatanika 200- 7th; 2013 Yukon Quest- 15th
Past Yukon Quest Race Results
|2016||15||11d 14h 58m|
|2013||15||11d 6h 41m|