I grew up mushing our family’s fluffy Malamutes. We would go out as a family, make camp, drink hot chocolate, and play in the snow. At five years old, I decided I wanted to run the Junior Iditarod, and at 8, I created my own business called Eva Diva Puppy Snacks to make and sell dog treats to raise money. I purchased my first Alaskan Husky that same year and have been growing my team since. I currently have 14 dogs in my kennel, and I’m excited about the future and reaching my mushing goals. I also run varsity cross country, and I love to draw and make graphic art.
What other races have you completed to qualify for the marathon?
Apostle Island Sled Dog Race and Mid Minnesota 150
How many lead dogs in your team?
Who are your dog handlers?
Mom, Dad and sisters Maddy and Maelle
What is your age as of Jan 25, 2020?
Diva Dogs Racing
25 ft pickup and 20 ft trailer
Who are your sponsors?
Grandma D, Eric and Donna Olsen, The Jensen Family, The Morrison Family, Patty Quinnett and Levi’s Hope
What inspired you to start running sled dogs and how old were you when you started?
I started mushing when I was four. I grew up with sled dogs and on the sled runners.