President - Sonya McCloney
Sonya began her journey into the world of sled dogs when she adopted a Siberian Husky that had been a trained sled dog. Her mission was to give him a happy life and home while helping him live up to all his potential. She took up skijoring with her Siberian and after a few falls and bruises was talked into participating in a race. Well that first race they came in last but had a blast doing it together and became hooked. While she is currently a recreational skijorer, she does participate in a few races each year and enjoys hanging out at sled dog races. She says the best part is the bonding that happens with you and your dog, love it! Sonya dreams of more Siberians and learning to drive a team behind a sled! Happy Tails and Trails!
Secretary - Jana Roberts
Jana’s dream of racing sled dogs was awoken with release of Iron Will when she was a kid. She hooked up the family dog to an old wooden sled and enjoyed many hours on their old dirt road. Now she is building a team of Alaskan Huskies with the goal of racing mid-distance throughout the Northwest.
Historian - Brandi Williamson
Brandi and, husband, Cobey, began mushing in 2008 when they moved to the Bitterroot valley. They already had 3 Siberian Huskies and attended a pull clinic put on by Nicki. She invited them to join her on a training run and they were hooked. They have slowly been building their kennel. They currently have 12 Siberians. In the past seasons they mostly mushed recreationally with the occassional race. Brandi also enjoys canicross finding it a great way to bring her dogs running and train them for the winter! Visit their website at: www.bydog.org
Nicki is the founder and original memer of the Bitterroot Mushers. Nicki and her family have always had a fond passion for animals. They currently have horses, chickens, rabbits, a cockatiel, and a small recreational kennel of sled dogs. Nicki has been involved in dog powered sports since 1987 when she and her family became involved in Weight Pull events. Since then she has added mushing and ski-joring. Nicki spent 10 years as a dog project leader in the Poudre Pioneers 4-H club in Larimer County, Colorado and worked to make dog sledding a recognized 4-H project. Nicki has successfully competed in dog pulls and sprint racing events in Colorado, Michigan, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho as well as Canada. Nicki started her own dog training business, Arndt Racing aNd Dog Training, in 2001 and currently offers private and group dog training classes and clinics using the highly effective and positive clicker training technique.
Vice President - Teresa Petterson
Teresa was hooked on skijoring the day she saw her first race at Red Stone, Colorado in 2005. She started skijor racing 10 years ago with a Greater Swiss Mountain dog named Bridger that could pull nearly 5000 pounds. Needless to say Bridger entertained the crowds and competitors for many years. It took two people to hold back this 105 pound Swissy at the starting gate, and was known to drag her for quite a distance if she ever fell.
Treasurer - Ryan Roberts
Ryan began his sled dog journey by saying yes to Jana’s first pup. For a short moment Ryan was going to skijor, but now he is racing his team of four-six Alaskan Huskies throughout the Northwest.
Co-Historian - Anthony Marcozzi