43 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Veteran
Nationality:
American
Occupation(s):
Fisheries Biologist
Kennel Name:
Squid Acres Kennel
Kennel Name Origination:
I studied squid for my Master's degree.
Kennel Bloodlines:
SQUIDS!
Breeds:
Alaska Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel:
55
Sponsors:
Clear Alaskan Glacier; Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Fairbanks; ManMat; T Rose Veterinary Clinc; Woodland Wellness Center; DogPaddle Design; Big Dan's Trucking; Sirius Sled Dogs; Ursa Major Distilling; Sterling Auction Service

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
12
How did you get started running dogs?

We got a few dogs from the Fairbanks shelter and were hooked!

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To get a bunch of young dogs across the finish line.
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?

We have litter themes. Our pups this year are named after Russians. He have another litter of cars that turn 2 this year that will be seeing the trail for the first time. Volt, Astro, El Camino, Coupe de Ville, Onix, Sierra, Iroc and Trax will join their older siblings Chevelle, Nova and Cuda.

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

Eli has been handling for us for three years now and will be in charge of helping out 2 teams! He has learned a ton in the last few years and we are grateful to have him back again.

Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
You can't single out a volunteer on this race! All of the volunteers are amazing and make this race what it is. From the hospitality cabin volunteers to the checkers to the people making food (mushers love food) to the vets to the logistics folks; these people are giving their valuable time to help me pursue my dreams and I am always so thankful for all of them!
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2017 YQ - 4th
2017 Copper Basin - 2nd