50 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Veteran
Nationality:
American
Occupation(s):
Dog Wannabee
Kennel Name:
Laughing Eyes Kennel
Kennel Name Origination:
Robert Service Poem
Kennel Bloodlines:
Erhart, Baker, Gatt, Attla
Breeds:
--
# of Dogs in Kennel:
55
Sponsors:
GBA Corona, Golden Bear Hotel, Tok Lodge, 40 Mile Air, my wife, countless kidzzz, Ivory Jacks

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
20
How did you get started running dogs?

Worked as a handler for Bill Mitchell and the Erhart family.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To have fun, to celebrate with my kids the most beautiful trail on earth!
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?

Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Castanza, Walter Payton; names with positive energy.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Share a quick story about one of your indispensable Handlers

My buddy Sam Jackson is amazing. He's an aspiring musher who comes over from Nafferton, England every year.

Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
I love swapping stories, whether it be with the crew at 101, folks at Crabb's Corner, volunteers in Circle, Slaven's people, my buddy Mike Saeger at Trout Creek, Scarlett Hall and friends in Eagle. Sandy and Earl at 40 Mile are awesome! Dawson is the best. The Kruse family is wonderful at McCabe Creek. Steve is my big brotha in Braeburn. People make the YQ special!
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2017 YQ - 2nd