29 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST MUSHER
Veteran - YQ 1000Nationality:
Rocky Mountain House, AlbertaOccupation(s):
Atka means guardian spirit in the Inuit language.
A friend of mine connected me with a musher who needed a handler, so I drove from Nova Scotia to Alberta and have been working with sled dogs ever since.
Everyone at Atka has been a hockey player or athlete at some point, so the litter themes are mostly sports based. The puppy pens are full of Hall of Famers and dynasty teams so it will be interesting to see if they live up to their name sakes.
Running the Yukon Quest is something I've wanted to do since I started mushing. My team is fairly young with not too much 1000 mile experience so getting a big and healthy dog team across the finish line is the ultimate goal.
Whoever the cook was at Mile 101 in 2018, best Bacon & Eggers I've ever had, can't wait for another one.