I am excited to be back on the NVSDC committee after having a few years break. I have been on a number of committees over the years including: Pony Club; NVSDC; Falls Creek Sled Dog Classic; and Arctic Rescue Victoria. I was part of the NVSDC committee when we held the ASSA Nationals in 2015 with such a large number or competitors and great outcomes. I enjoy being part of communities that are animal focussed, as they are a big part of my life (both dogs and horses).
Our family have been involved in the sport of sledding for 18 years. I have watched our kennel grow significantly and our kids go from Mini Pee Weeks to open classes – and running in the snow, including racing in New Zealand. I am so proud of my families (including our dogs) achievements. I love to see the joy on the kids or Vaughan’s face when they have had a great race – nailing all their turns and running well together. I have run in most of the classes on dirt and the 2 dog class on the snow. The last few years I have been unable to race, but have participated in either handling or timing at many events – hopefully I will be right to run again soon.
I am committed to helping the sport grow and develop by listening to feedback from mushers. I am not scared to make changes that benefits the sport. I am looking forward to an exciting 2019.