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Meet Our Staff and Friends

The Staff at Eden Mountain... meet some of the humans that team with our fun loving, huggable, joyful Alaskan Huskies:

Jim Blair is the owner and visionary of Eden Dog Sledding and Dogsledding-On-Wheels.  A life-long love of sports and being raised with loving dogs from birth on - he finally combined both interests in Skijoring and racing sprint dog teams.  Semi-retired, he has won numerous regional and national titles including the International Six Sled Dog Sprint title and U.S. National Skijoor champion - where the cross-country skier is pulled by dogs.  Loving dogs and believing that our wonderful companions deserve quality of life from conception through retirement, he founded Eden Dog Sledding as one of North America's only free-range kennels where dogs are not chained.  The specially engineered trail system allows him to share the love of the sport with guests in a Discovery Channel type tour where they get hands on experience and a wonderful, thrilling ride that is safe both for the guests and the dogs.  His hope is that by sharing his kennel of loving, fun, huggable Alaskan huskies with guests and the wonders of Eden Dog Sleddings remote location that they will go home with great memories and thinking about the fun they can have with their own dogs - from Poodle to Irish wolfhound and all in between - as well as a healthy concern for our planet and how we can preserve the environment.

Tammy - Often when you call here to inquire about the tours you will get Tammy on the phone helping you!  Many days you will find her meeting and greeting our guests and helping them to get comfortable by the woodstove with a hot chocolate as she answers pre-tour adventure questions.  Tammy is our office manager and head dog spoiler!  She does everything from paying the bills, making webpage changes, answering the phone to harnessing and hitching!   In her home life away from Eden Dog Sledding she has a her own crew of dogs, horses and cats!  Tammy has recently adopted Rainbow, one of our long-time sled dogs who is now semi-retired!  She and her husband Rich live in Eden and enjoy hiking, watching cars race, concerts, reading and travel!

Nate - is one of our mushers and dog handlers.  He just loves dog sledding and splits his time between Eden Dog Sledding and summer adventures giving sled tours on the glaciers of Alaska as well as dog handling for well known racers.  He started volunteering with us at the age of sixteen and worked his way into dog handling, kennel management and mushing, training with owner Jim Blair.  He has a degree in both Business and Accounting from Norwich University, in case he decides to give up the good life with dogs in the snow! Now our guests love to learn from him and take tours.  His quiet way, great smile and obvious love of the dogs and the sport which he shares always have guests smiling!  He currently has one sled dog, Gannon, that he acquired in Alaska and hopes for his own race kennel.

Andy - is one of our dog handlers and one of our most requested mushers!  Andy has been to Alaska and has a great love of dog sledding as well as the dogs!  Andy is always easy going and unflappable, guests who have come for lessons request that Andy be the one doing the teaching.

Maria - a new addition this is her 2nd winter with us!  A true dog lover, she and her three legged dog Peter are a great addition to our staff!

Ingrid Bower - Is a wealth of knowledge about dogs and the sport.  When she is not racing she has been sharing her knowledge with our guests, taking them on tours with her wondeful teams of Siberian Huskies that she transports from her home kennel.  Her kennel usually stands at about twenty adults and a number of puppies that she carefully breeds.  Ingrid loves to teach about kennel management and team training and hosts an intern program at her kennel.  She has been the long term organizer, manager and promoter behind the skijoor and sleddog races held each year in Craftbury, Vermont.  When the dog chores are not calling her she is a librarian for the University of Vermont.  Our guests love taking tours with her!

  Our Dogs Make the Difference; Playful, people-friendly, powerful Alaskan Huskies. Animal welfare prioritized.