Dona’s mushing career started when she went on a sled dog ride in 1989 and, having been bitten by the mushing bug, she soon had two sled dogs and was happily skijoring. It wasn’t long before the skis were replaced with a sled and she and her husband Gary, began building their kennel and participating in competitive racing. Dona has raced many sprint and mid-distance races and since hanging up the runners, she has been a perennial judge of the Eagle Cap Extreme and a judge on the Yukon Quest and several sprint races.
Dona lives in Seeley Lake, Montana with her husband and their retired huskies where she is a jewelry artist and a business coach for artists and small business. Dona is also very involved in Siberian Husky rescue.