The Crew

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BRETT SVETLIK

Board Member, SASI

I thought it would be a great idea to volunteer my time with a nonprofit organization and dogsled race. I began running dog teams as a commercial guide in Colorado in the winter season of 07'/08'. What started as picking up poop and feeding a pack full of enthusiastic dogs turned into an obsession. I continued running teams as a guide in Montana where I met the Website Guru. I love dogs. I love dogs with a job. I'm not a fan of fleece lined dog booties. I like bringing people of all backgrounds and interests together for exciting things like mushing.

PAM BECKSTROM

Board Member, SASI

My passions are skijoring, dog mushing, writing, teaching girls, gardening, canning, hiking and spending time with my family. I got my start driving a team down McDonald Pass and offered to help with Race to the Sky 32 years ago and I'm still on the board of directors and the only Race Secretary Race to the Sky has ever had. I've written numerous articles about dog mushing for state, national and international publications, authored "Twenty Years and Still Going to the Dogs" and wrote the Dog Mushing Educational Book for Montana schools. My house dogs have consisted of rescued Akitas and I'm proud to say, they have all become amazing skijoring dogs. My husband, Jack and I own Adanac Sleds and Equipment, a mushing manufacturing web-based company which was founded in 1976. In a few words, "Our life has always been richer because of our dogs."

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WENDY RIGGS

Board Member, SASI

In 2006 I returned home to Montana. I met Steve Riggs, his kennel of beautiful pure bred Siberians and spent our first year together handling. It didn't take long before the mushing bug bit me and I put together my first team of Alaskans - special thanks to Allan Berge - Casper Wyo. I specialized in 6-8 dog mid distance races in MT, WY, WA, and ID. After 6 yrs of racing it was time for me to pass my dogs on to Steve and focus on other interests. I work at Kalispell Regional hospital in Oncology and help with the local cancer support groups and programs. During the summer months, Steve and I spend time on the trails with our horses Gypsy and Bugle, enjoying the mountains, lakes and rivers in the beautiful Flathead Valley.

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STEVE RIGGS

VIM (Very Important Musher)

Bio coming soon!

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GEORGIA HALL

Board Member, SASI

Bio coming soon!

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SHAUN MCGUIRE

Website Administrator.

Dog Lover. Musher stranded in North Carolina.