Tell us about your dogs, particularly some stories or facts about dogs running the 2022 race with you
For the last years, my dogs have been guiding multi-day dog sled expeditions across Interior Alaska for our business, Arctic Dog Adventure Co.
How did you get started running dogs?
I grew up with parents and grandparents who mushed, but I didn’t seriously pursue dog sledding myself until I graduated from university in 2011. My parents are sprint racers, so to learn how to train a distance team, I moved to Alta, Norway and handled for Roger Dahl, an accomplished Norwegian distance musher. I came back to Alaska in 2012 with my sights set on Iditarod. My parents generously loaned me a pool of dogs to work with, and with those dogs, I qualified and ran Iditarod in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
What do you love most about running sled dogs?
<p>I love how much the dogs love running! Nothing makes them happier, and that makes me happy.</p>
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
I entered this race because I want to see 40 Mile Country from the back of a dog sled. My goal for the race is to train up and enter a team of Siberians capable of finishing in good standing.
What music do you listen to on the trail?
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
Year: 2019; Race: Yukon Quest; Finish Position: Scratched in Dawson
Year: 2016; Race: Iditarod; Finish Position: 65/86
Year: 2016; Race: Copper Basin; Finish Position: 37/47
Year: 2018; Race: Iditarod; Finish Position: 49/78
Year: 2017; Race: Iditarod; Finish Position:48/69