Race Marshall - Dr Terry Adkins
Judge - Currently based in Quesnel, B.C, Warren is a lifelong resident of the North. As a Métis, Warren has always recognized the importance of dog sledding to his people’s history. It was a natural fit for him to become a dog musher. He started running dogs in his hometown of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut . He began running dogs at age 11 with a trapline team of Siberian Huskies, Eskimo dogs, and Alaskan huskies. Being on the land with the dogs taught him invaluable lessons about dogs, thanks to those dogs. They are great teachers if one is open to them.
Since his start in the sport, Warren has traveled and competed all across north America. He has competed multple times in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, as well as the other “ big ones” Iditarod, the Yukon Quest among many others.
With all things in life, change is constant and after 29 years racing and running dogs , new adventures beckon. After a very successful season in 2014, Warren decided to end on a high note and hang up the harnesses as they say.
Warren has always been part of organizing and running races, as well as being actively involved in organizing committees. Always giving back to the sport and helping support it, Warren has been helping the Iditarod as a race judge for the last number of years, and looks forward to helping out” Frank and his crew “in the IPSSSDR as a judge.
Warrens says “I certainly am looking forward to seeing all my freinds , and working with among the best race crew and race support staff in the world!”
Judge -Charlotte Mooney
Started running dogs in 1999 while working as a handler and bookkeeper for a dog sled tour company. I now own Klondike Dreams Sled Dog Rides in West Yellowstone, Mt. I ran my 1st race 2003 and have run many races since. I have raced in the Green River Rondy,Flathead Sled Dog Days,Seely Lake 200,Seely Lake Stage Race, Mancos Mush,West Yellowstone Rodeo Run,Stanley Sled Dog Rendezvous, Ashton Dog Derby, and the IPSSSDR. In addition to racing and operating a tour business, I also have organized West Yellowstone Sled Dog races since 2008. I currently have a kennel of 24 Alaskan Huskies.
OFFICIAL TIMER- Sean McNelis
Sean was raised in New England and after graduating high school moved to Colorado. He went back to school and after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Connecticut State University moved to Wyoming in the early 90’s. Although he met Frank over 100 years ago they became good friends travelling to dog races only 15 years ago. “I enjoy any sport that has to do with being on a trail”, thus he has been travelling with the IPSSSDR the last seven years as stage coordinator. When not on the race Sean has made a living in Jackson building homes for the last fifteen years.
TRAIL BOSS-- Matt Redwine
Matt Redwine has lived in NW Wyoming for 20 yrs. He has guided snowmobile & fishing in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. Matt is currently self-employed and is a Captain for the Town of Jackson Fire/EMS. He was 1st introduced to sled dogs while working at Frank Teasley's kennel in the late 1900's. He has volunteered with the race since the very 1st year working in staging and on the trail crew. 2014 is Matt's 5th year as Trail Boss. Matt says he learned his love for mushing from John Welch!