43 year old Yukon Quest veteran
Dogs Choice Pet Food Products, Outdoor Survival Canada, Lupine Lighting Systems, SEB, Maplesoft Group
Current Residence: Rocky Mountain House, AB
Occupation(s): Executive Vice President at Maplesoft Group
Kennel Name: Atka Kennel
Name Origination: Atka means "guardian spirit" in the Inuit language.
Kennel Bloodlines: King, Mackey, Swingley, Seavey
Breeds: Alaskan Huskey
# of Dogs in Kennel: 60
Musher Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Tell us about your dogs?
Most of my team will have seen the Yukon Quest trail before and will be excited to go down Eagle Summit this year and not up it!!
How did you get started running dogs?
I had a passion and a dream of having a sled dog team since I was a boy.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
I love watching the dogs do what they love to do, 'run'. Being able to be a part of a team with your dogs and travel in some of the most amazing natural settings is life changing and truly a blessing.
Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
I am the Musher Representative on the Yukon Quest Board.
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I really enjoy the Yukon Quest for the camping aspect of the race and the ability to travel for miles without seeing anyone.
What music do you listen to on the trail?
Whatever my twins Jess and Mack put on my iPod!
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
All of our dogs get their names based on litter themes.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2015 Yukon Quest - 7th; 2015 Iditarod - 18th, 2016 Iditarod - 35th
Past Yukon Quest Race Results
|2015||7||11d 2h 34m|