60 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Veteran
Nationality:
American
Occupation(s):
Yacht Repair
Kennel Name:
Black Thunder Kennels
Kennel Name Origination:
Because all my dogs are black and powerful
Kennel Bloodlines:
Old Attla bloodlines with liberal border collie additive.
Breeds:
Stamm dogs
# of Dogs in Kennel:
30

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
42
How did you get started running dogs?

Used to backpack with pack dogs then I heard about mushing and the rest is history.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Just turned 60 and always wanted to come back and the opportunity has presented itself. Goal- run my team to the best of its ability.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?

Usually each litter gets a theme.

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

My girlfriend’s emotional support has been pivotal in my decision to run the race.

Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
1988 I pulled into Dawson without a handler and truck and my sled was in pieces and I was not doing a good job of putting it back together because I was so tired and two volunteers rebuilt my sled for me. I wouldn’t have made it without them. Unfortunately I cannot recall their names right now.
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2016 Eagle Cap -3rd
2007 Race to the Sky - 1st
2009 Race to the Sky - 1st
Years ago Beargrease - 2nd and 3rd