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

All of my dogs, except one are related or siblings. I will have a Big Family of dogs running together on the race. I'm excited to have my First Litter of two-year-olds running in the race too.

How did you get started running dogs?

The Cheechako Race during the April Races in Tanana got me hooked and my best friend helped me get addicted!

What do you love most about running sled dogs?

Just being out there...The freedom of being out there on the trail or in the wide open along with the teamwork that transpires between myself and my dogs.

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I entered the race in order to experience the Quest and to finish with happy and healthy dogs.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?

I have a "Space Theme" happening with Star Wars and the crew from Futurama (not planned)! Also a "Food Theme" seems to be taking over. I usually use a theme inspired by the parents or try to keep theme names with littermates (Ham and Egg).

What music do you listen to on the trail?

I listen to Reggae, EDM and Country.

Share a quick story about one of your indispensable Handlers

 After 15-hour shifts, in the rain, with freezing temps, he helps me do what I love daily and every "turd" he scoops shows me how much he loves me!