Megan’s life went to the dogs in 1993 when she was introduced to mushing in the Northwest Territories on the remote east arm of Great Slave Lake. For a month she ran dog teams over frozen lakes and under the northern lights while caribou herds migrated south. She returned home, promptly gave up two perfectly good careers and now runs dogs for a living! Megan covered the racing spectrum from skijoring to sprinting to stage racing to long-distance racing. The attraction to distance racing, the most challenging endeavor she’s ever done, is the extraordinary bond that forms between a musher and her dogs. Megan now feels grateful to be able to live a life with dogs and share this world with visitors to the Park.
A big shout out to a local ski resort for firing Kylie so she could find her way to Kingmik! We often talk about every dog having it’s right “place “ in this world, and we suppose this goes for people too. Kylie came to Kingmik in 2008 and she is an exceptional dog person, an excellent guide, a sharp logistics wrangler, and a very funny person. After a brief hiatus to bring little Finn into the world, (a wee musher in his own right) we’re thrilled to have her back in the capacity of a much-loved guide, and operations manager.
Craig originally joined Kingmik in 2012 from across the pond and it’s a wonder he stayed for he waited a full 6 hours at the airport for a pickup, wondering if the whole thing was a hoax. (sorry Craig) At some point, I said to Kylie “we have to keep this guy around.. he’s good” So she married him. (thanks Kylie) After taking time out to become a dad to wee Finn, Craig is returning to Kingmik as Operations Manger 2, super guide and fix everything guy.
Aaron was on a sled as a wee sprite of 13 years old, competing in sprints and mid-distance races. By the time he was 18, he journeyed to Alaska to handle for 4 time Iditarod Champ Martin Buser and participate in his first Iditarod dog sled race. Those two years in Alaska with Martin, running in the remote Alaskan wilderness is when he learned what exceptional dog care is all about. … The better he took care of his dogs the better they took care of him. Aaron returned to Canada to build his own Iditarod team and has continued to compete in the Iditarod 5 more times. In 2012 Aaron met Eva at a sled dog race.
Eva, a Swiss native, is an avid skier and wasn’t looking for a life with sleddogs, but this soon changed once she met Aaron. The couple married in 2013 and now live in Grand Prairie with their two kids Clancy and Sunny. Aaron and Eva also feel one of the most important parts of their sled dog journey is to share their dogs with as many people as possible. Providing tours with Kingmik is the best way to show people from around the world how incredible these huskies truly are. The magic that happens on the trail between the dogs and their musher is an incredible experience to behold and they’re looking forward to sharing this with you.