State: Fairbanks, Alaska
At two years old I would ride circles in the yard on my dad's 1972 colt 250 until it ran out of gas, wait for him to fill me back up and do it again. By age 10 on my Indy Lite 340 my dad would take us to the Hoodoo Mountains to ride in the Spring, and at 16 friends and I were backcountry riding almost every weekend. In 2013 I totaled my Assault 155 landing on a rock early in the season and I picked up an IQR while waiting for a replacement mountain sled. I entered my first cross country race and have been addicted ever since. Starting my Iron Dog journey in 2016 I quickly fell in love with the multifaceted challenge of the course, and each days trials. Most of my early season riding is spent between training on the Iron Dog course between Big Lake and McGrath, and testing and tuning on the hundreds of miles of trails out my back door. After the Iron Dog l compete in the brutal Valdez Mayors Cup. As well as Nome Golovin 200, and The Archie Ferguson 220, two of the fast races on snow. My wife loves distance running including the marathon and ultra-marathon distances. Together we love big game hunting, camping, and being outdoors with the family. We have a 4 year old son who loves to tinker in the garage, build things, and ride bicycles, dirt bikes and snowmobiles. We also have 18 month old twins who keep us on our toes.