34 year old Yukon Quest rookie
Current Residence: Glenwood, NB, Canada
Occupation(s): Helicopter Pilot
Kennel Name: Chenil. Akkada Kennel
Name Origination: From the area where we lived. It is it's native name
Kennel Bloodlines: D. Tremblay/ Seavey
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 36
Musher Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Tell us about your dogs?
Ever since they were born I have been picturing myself shoveling a bail of straw for an overnight sleep on the Yukon Quest Trail. I can’t believe it’s just about to happen.
How did you get started running dogs?
I got my first dog from a guy in Lac St-Jean. I started to hook her up to my bike, rollerblading, skateboard and a small sled. I started working for someone giving rides and eventually built up my own team.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
I love to be in their presence. To see them evolve as athletes and individuals. They force me to take my time, and I love them for that.
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
About 9 years ago I thought it would be nice to run the Quest since we had just had puppies. We now have a kennel of 14 dogs so I have been working toward that goal ever since. My goal is to see and cross the finish line!
What music do you listen to on the trail?
None, I just listen to whatever my imagination comes up with.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
We sometimes let our daughter pick the names. Sometimes we go with a theme. Sometimes it just goes with their personality
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2018 - UP 200 - 11, 2017-2018 - Defi Taiga, 2013-2017 - Can-Am 250, 2017 - Canadian Challenge 300 - 5, 2012 - Can-Am - 60, 2011 - Odyssee Appalachienne - 45