Tim grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, much unlike the wilds of Alaska that he finds himself in now. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Park & Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University in 2012. He spent the next three summers guiding kayak trips in Geiranger, Norway, as well as the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior. After moving to Alaska, Tim took an interest in dog handling and worked for Karin Hendrickson helping train her 2014 Iditarod team. He has spent the last three years at Wild and Free Mushing and has become and very important part of our team. This summer, he is guiding sled dog adventures on a glacier in Juno and will be returning to the Wild and Free team in the fall to train for his first Iditarod race in 2018.
HOME TOWN: Mundelein, Illinois
OCCUPATION: Handler/Dog Musher/Guide
HOBBIES: Running dogs, scooping poop, talking, soaking in hot springs, puppy walks, kayaking
RACE/EXPEDITION EXPERIENCE: Denali Dog 140, Gin Gin 200, Two Rivers 200, Copper Basin 300, Yukon Quest 300, 2015 and 2016 Brooks Range Expeditions
YEARS WITH WILD AND FREE: 3 years