30 year old Yukon Quest veteran
Feniks and Co, LLC; Happy the Sled Dog; Individual Dog Sponsors, Two Rivers Outpost; Last Frontier Mushing Co-op
Current Residence: Two Rivers, Alaska
Occupation(s): Musher, Guide
Kennel Name: Ryno Kennel
Name Origination: It's my nickname.
Kennel Bloodlines: SP Kennel, King, Mackey, plus others
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 45
Musher Question & Answer
How many years have you been running dogs?
Tell us about your dogs?
Almost all of the dogs on my team I've raised from puppies. We spend every day of every season together. It's fun to watch them grow from pups who trip over their own feet to elite athletes running on thousand miles. Main leaders in the team will probably be Lefty, Goblin, Boone, Cooke and Jana.
How did you get started running dogs?
I googled "dog mushing jobs." I worked for SP Kennel and they helped me start my own team.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
This question stumps me every time. I love everything about running dogs. Perhaps a better question - what do you love most about life? Answer - running dogs.
Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Two Rivers Dog Mushing Association
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To finish as fast as we can with a happy and healthy team!
What music do you listen to on the trail?
Anything. Everything. Nothing. My mom found several old ipod shuffles from friends and family that I used last year, so my music was quite diverse!
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Friends and family help choose the names.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2019 Yukon Quest - 11th; 2017 Yukon Quest - 9th; 2017 Copper Basin - 1st
Past Yukon Quest Race Results
|2019||11||10 days, 9 hours, 11 minutes|
|2017||9||11d 10h 47m|
|2015||13||12d 02h 11m|