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Scott moved to the Pacific Northwest from Buffalo, New York in 1989 and became an avid backpacker.  In 1995 he needed neck surgery and could no longer carry a backpack, so he bought a couple of Alaskan Malamutes (unintentionally) to carry his gear.  After researching and learning about sled dogs, and taking several guided dogsled trips in Alaska, he started returning home from Alaska with Alaskan Huskies and developed a recreational team.  When recreational mushing was no longer enough for him, he became interested in racing.  In 2003, he met, started training with, and now gets all his dogs from Mark Stamm.

Scott relates an embarrassing dog story:  "One of my dogs escaped from my yard several years ago, in the middle of the winter, and went next door and killed one of my neighbor's chickens.  Their snow-covered backyard looked like a scene from Fargo for a week; except with feathers everywhere in addition to the blood-stained snow."

Scott says his mushing highlight was finishing the Iditarod in 2010, but his goal is to complete the Iditarod again, this time more competitively.

 

  • Hometown: Snohomish, WA
  • Occupation: Custom home builder (builds luxury homes all over the Pacific Northwest, west coast, and Hawaii. (Well, anywhere actually...)
  • Hobbies: Huh?  Who has time for hobbies when you're a musher who works full time? I guess I'd have to list sailing - I try to do at least one sailing trip per year after the mushing season.
  • Years racing:  15
  • Kennel Name: Lost Lake Racing
  • Number of Dogs: 35
  • Breeds Used: Alaskan Husky
  • Lead Dogs: Charlie & Spitzer