About Us

Our family thrives on teamwork, determination, and the unbreakable bond that drives us to conquer every trail, making our dreams a reality and inspiring others to chase their dreams with unwavering passion.

Our Story

Our journey began in the small town of northeastern Arkansas, where family, church, and community values shaped our adventurous spirit. In a bold move, our family sold everything, bought a travel trailer, and set off for Alaska without a clear plan. Settling in Fairbanks, we learned to embrace the Last Frontier’s unique lifestyle, from hauling water and cutting wood to living in a small cabin without running water.

The spark for dog mushing ignited when we adopted our first sled dog, Grizz, and soon after, Peewee joined our pack. This marked the beginning of our deep connection with sled dogs and the thrill of mushing adventures. Life is all about obstacles and overcoming challenges, and every race we participate in is a testament to our dedication and hard work.

Our Team

Behind every successful musher is an army of support. Our handler crew consists of dedicated individuals who share our passion for dogs and the sport. Together, they ensure our dogs receive the best care, training, and love, keeping our team in top shape for every race and adventure.

Our Dogs

Our dogs are the heart and soul of our team. From our former all-star trio, QT, Jefe, and Bruno, who have now retired, to our current team members, each dog plays a crucial role in our success. We believe in giving back to our loyal companions, ensuring they have fulfilling lives even after their racing careers. Some find new homes in retirement, while others join slower-paced recreational teams.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and motivate others to pursue their dreams with unwavering determination. Through our memoir, Marker to Marker, we share our journey, the challenges we’ve overcome, and the lessons we’ve learned. We aim to celebrate the spirit of perseverance, encouraging individuals to embrace their potential and pursue their aspirations.

Why We Do It

We can’t wait to see what the next sunrise will bring. We know we are not perfect. We make mistakes but learn from each and every one of them. Our journey is not easy and sometimes messy, but we are open about the struggles of what it is like to do this together. Life is about obstacles and overcoming them to reach your goals and dreams. Sometimes life offers a clearly defined trail or path, but often the markers are knocked down. In those moments, we step in faith, taking one step at a time, often marker to marker.

Welcome to our adventure, where every moment is a testament to the power of dreams, the strength of the human spirit, and the unbreakable bond between humans and dogs.