34 YEAR OLD YUKON QUEST Rookie
Nationality:
Canadian
Occupation(s):
Helicopter Pilot
Kennel Name:
Chenil. Akkada Kennel
Kennel Name Origination:
From the area where we lived. It is it's native name
Kennel Bloodlines:
D. Tremblay/ Seavey
Breeds:
Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel:
36

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
13
How did you get started running dogs?

I got my first dog from a guy in Lac St-Jean. I started to hook her up to my bike, rollerblading, skateboard and a small sled. I started working for someone giving rides and eventually built up my own team.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
About 9 years ago I thought it would be nice to run the Quest since we had just had puppies. We now have a kennel of 14 dogs so I have been working toward that goal ever since. My goal is to see and cross the finish line!
How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?

We sometimes let our daughter pick the names. Sometimes we go with a theme. Sometimes it just goes with their personality

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

The only thing I can say is that I wouldn’t be here without them. There is so many of you that have believed in me and agreed to give me your time in order to get our team to the start line of this race. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Tell us about your favourite experience with a volunteer on the trail
In 2013, when I first tried to complete the CanAm 250. I was touched by all the volunteers encouraging me to keep going. They’re patient and helpful!
List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2018 - UP 200 - 11, 2017-2018 - Defi Taiga, 2013-2017 - Can-Am 250, 2017 - Canadian Challenge 300 - 5, 2012 - Can-Am - 60, 2011 - Odyssee Appalachienne - 45