Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
5 years
Tell us about your dogs, particularly some stories or facts about dogs running the 2020 race with you

 Most of my guys are somewhat related, same mom, different stud. Most will be from my very first litter, so it’s nice to think that some hair-brained idea that I dreamt up in a cabin on the Yukon River, before these guys even opened their eyes, has taken me this far!

How did you get started running dogs?

 I started running dogs when I bought my first dog, Annie, from Lester Erhart’s dog yard in Tanana, a village on the Yukon River. My old man had dogs for years. Along with my brothers, he used dogs primarily for working trap lines, trips and the Iditarod. I grew up hearing dog stories from my dad and his friends about running dogs. These stories gave me the inspiration to have my own dog team.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?

Being out on the land with them.

What music do you listen to on the trail?

Bluegrass, Folk or none at all.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2017 Two Rivers 200 – second to last place; 2016 Two Rivers 100 – last place; 2015 Solstice 50.