40 year old Yukon Quest veteran
Outdoor Survival Canada, SEB, Maplesoft Group, Lupine, Rocky Mountain Meats, Dogbooties.com, Redpaw
Current Residence: Rocky Mountain House, AB
Occupation(s): Executive Vice President- Maplesoft Group; Owner- CMG Sports
Kennel Name: Atka Kennel
Name Origination: Atka means "guardian spirit" in the Inuit language. We love the meaning.
Kennel Bloodlines: King, Mackey, Swingley
Breeds: Alaskan Huskey
# of Dogs in Kennel: 45
Musher Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Tell us about your dogs?
Spider, out of Shannon and Zorro, is my main stud and leader of the Kennel. He has taught me what dog sledding is all about. He finished in single lead in my first ever 1,000 mile race- the 2015 Yukon Quest.
How did you get started running dogs?
When we moved to Western Canada and spent time in the Rockies it felt like the perfect fit!
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
I love being part of the team and working together to achieve our goals.
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I entered the race for the pure love of the wilderness and being able to enjoy the landscape with my dogs.
What music do you listen to on the trail?
Whatever playlist my twins Jess and Mack make.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2015 Yukon Quest- 7th, 2015 Iditarod- 18th, 2016 Iditarod- 35th, 2014 Tug Bar- 1st
Past Yukon Quest Race Results
|2015||7||11d 2h 34m|