Meet the 2024
Mushers

Melissa Mendelson

Solon Springs, WI

I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where I was enamored with sled dogs from a young age, first learning about them from an artist I followed online. Through two trips to Alaska, I learned about the Alaskan Husky. In 2015, I met a local musher in Ohio and discovered dryland and urban mushing, and was instantly hooked. After a season bikejoring my friend’s dogs, I purchased my first Alaskan husky, Ziggy, and the rest is history. I graduated from Kent State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a minor in Art History. I run a business from home, selling my artwork online and at conventions, which allows me to spend as much time as I do training dogs.

KENNEL NAME

Flight Risk Mushing

Website & social media

flightriskmushing.com

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: Flight Risk Mushing

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START RUNNING SLED DOGS AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED?

Been obsessed with them since I was young and always loved the cold. Started in 2015.

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