37 year old Yukon Quest veteran
Mainscape, ManMat, dogbooties.com, Dr. Tims, Dogpaddle Designs, Horst Expediting and Remote Operations, North Haven Communities, Alaska Glove, Alaska Land Exploration, Exclusive Automotive, Dog Sponsors, Joee and Pam Redington, Ed and Willow Salter, Mom and Dad, All my Friends!
Current Residence: Eureka, Alaska
Occupation(s): Dog Musher/ Wilderness Guide
Kennel Name: Wild and Free Mushing
Name Origination: From the Hobo Jim song.
Kennel Bloodlines: My Own
Breeds: Wold, Mackey, Joee Redington, Osmar, R. Smyth
# of Dogs in Kennel: 60
Musher Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Tell us about your dogs?
The team this year is a mix of my main 16 that I have been racing the last 3 years and 20 up and coming 2.5 year olds. It's an amazing mix of veterans in the Prime and a group of very eager young dogs ready for the challenge. All 36 dogs have been bred, raised and trained at Wild and Free and over 80% of them are out of my legendary leader Silver. I am extremely excited to see who will make the top 14!
How did you get started running dogs?
Saw a team go by at my feet and said, I'm going to do that!
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The bond and connection that I create with the dogs and the amazing places that they take me.
Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To finish strong with a BIG, HAPPY, HEALTHY dog team! And to enjoy the ride!
What music do you listen to on the trail?
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Themes, Movies, TV Shows, Elements.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2007-2016 - Yukon Quest - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th; 2012-2013, 2015-2016 - Iditarod - 13th, 22nd, 20th; 2015, 2016 - K300 - 2nd (2016)
Past Yukon Quest Race Results
|2016||2||9d 3h 28m|
|2015||1||9d 12h 49m|
|2013||3||9d 5h 34m|
|2012||5||10d 9h 15m|
|2011||4||10d 18h 2m|
|2010||8||10d 3h 52m|
|2009||7||10d 10h 54m|
|2008||5||11d 13h 18m|
|2007||15||12d 8h 6m|