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Willow Dog Mushers Association
Protecting and preserving the dog mushers' historical way of life today, tomorrow, and for future generations
I have lived in Alaska for the past 8 years. I came from Switzerland to explore one of the last wild places on earth and started to mush to travel the north in this untouched beauty on a non-motorized way.
My name is Christine Stitt and I am the current Vice President for WDMA. I have been in Willow for 16 years and active with dog mushing with our 4 children for the last 14 years. I organize the Willow Jr. 100 and the Willow 300 Sled Dog Races. My goal as a member of WDMA is to continue to see the sport of dog mushing succeed in our community . As a member I also am pro active in the humane treatment of all sled dogs, and or working animals. I have held many positions on the WDMA board and hope to continue to remain active with the community and its efforts to keep the sport alive.
I have lived in Alaska since 1994 and worked in education. My daughter is the musher of the family while I consider myself "handler extraordinaire". Together we manage a kennel of 19 Alaskan Huskies with an additional pair of Siberians and 1 very large Malamute. I advocate for this great sport and lifestyle daily in my classroom through a variety of activities including having many guest mushers stop in and share their stories. I am an active member of WDMA and help organize the Willow 300 as well as the Ladies 5 Mile/5 Dog Twilight Race and volunteer my time at other local races and activities promoting the sport and lifestyle.