Most of our dogs come from the Fairbanks Animal Shelter or other rescues across Alaska, so we take them in and give them a "ReRun" in life.
Musher Q & A
I grew up in Anchorage and my parents always took me to the Iditarod start. When I graduated high school I started working with Christine Roalofs in Anchorage and then it snowballed from there!
Lots of our dogs come to us with names already, but for those we named ourselves, we just go with what seems to fit, or with a theme if we are naming multiple dogs.
We entered the YQ450 because it's a great opportunity to see new trails, support a great race organization and get out with our pups.
I love the bond we share and how it strengthens with each mile. These dogs just really love doing what they do and it's so rewarding being able to provide them with a means to run.
Over half of our race team comes from an Alaskan rescue organization. For most of them, we didn't even know if they'd want to run long miles, but they just keep stepping up, with so much enthusiasm and we're so impressed with their hardy spirits! It's a good reminder to not overlook dogs in a rescue or shelter.
We are rookies in this race, but we have heard nothing but good things about the YQ volunteers and the Canadian hospitality.
Anything I can sing along to, or sometimes nothing at all.
He's my husband!
Co-president of the Alaska Skijoring and Pulk Association.
Board member of Second Chance League.
- 2022 Iditarod; Position: 35th
- 2019 Copper Basin 300; Position:34th
- 2016 Copper Basin 300
- 2016 Goose Bay 150; Position: 4th
Big Dan's Trucking and Pet Foods.
Individual dog/ kennel sponsors.