Musher Q & A
I spent a winter doing a workaway at Anna Bolvin's kennel in Northern Saskatchewan. I was just supposed to be feeding and scooping poop, but before I knew it, she'd put me on the runners and signed me up for races. From there I was hooked and there was no turning back.
I'm not sure, they are not my dogs!
It will be my first time running more than 100 miles, so I'm very excited to spend more time on the trail and work towards dialing in my camping technique. The goal is to have fun and enjoy my rookie Yukon Quest.
I love the relationship with each dog and watching them grow... the skittish dog that finally cuddles up to you, the psycho yearling that warms up to be a super leader, the dog that drove you crazy at first, but you learn to understand each other, the retired fella that learns how to be a pet...
I don't know exactly who I'll be taking yet. But one of my current favorites is a young male named Lemond, he is skittish and difficult to warm up to. But recently, he had to live in my cabin with me for a couple of weeks while recovering from an injury and we became best friends.
A variety, I like to shuffle all my 'Liked Songs' on Spotify so I have no idea what will come next. It could jump from folk to a musical soundtrack to a violin sonata. Keeps me awake.
I am the handler!
- 2023 Caledonia Classic: Position; 2nd
- 2022 Underdog: Position; Red Lantern
- 2022 Torch River Run: Position; 4th