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Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

Rumors, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid

It was the afternoon of October 17, 2006 and I walked into the American School of Dog Training in Aurora, Colorado. I was looking for work as a dog trainer. The owner, Bob, said: “I don’t care about qualifications, just go in the back and pick out a dog. Bring it out here and show me what you got.” I …

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The Sibe Vibe presents Robert Forto

On this episode of “The Sibe Vibe,” I’m chatting with my multi-talented producer and co-host, Robert Forto, lead musher for Team Ineka, who just completed leading his very first Winter Expedition that was his Dreamchaser Leadership internship for his outdoor leadership degree through the University of Alaska Anchorage. We will be talking about the exciting six night journey, which was …

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Rock n Roller 17: On the Road Again!

It is early May in 2017 and we are about to kick off the third annual rock n roller coaster tour of America! The tour will start on May 12th with me heading to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Northern California. I will be down in Cali for a swift water rescue class for school and wanted to start the summer …

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Rock n Roller 16: Wild Waves and Enchanted Village

We would visit one last theme park on our Rock n Roller 16 coaster tour of America. It would be Wild Waves and Enchanted Village just outside of Seattle. It is the only theme park in the Pacific Northwest and one that we had to visit for sure. Both Michele and I are members of the America Coasters Enthusiasts club. …

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Rock n Roller 16: You’re in the Jungle, Baby!

I met up with Michele in Seattle on Friday morning for the last leg of our epic rock n roller 16 coaster tour of America. We would have one more weekend together before we head home to the bee business, dog training and our next semester at school at UAA. This leg of the tour will include the ‘Rock” portion …

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Rock n Roller 16: Atlas and Michele Heads Home, Again…

Before Michele heads home again to work for another week at her ‘real’ job we headed up into the mountains to visit a good friend of ours, Jayne, the owner of Rocky Mountain German Shepherds. We were here to pick up a little pup, named Atlas that we are going to be training for a lady in the Anchorage area …

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Rock n Roller 16: Colorado or Bust

We were back on the road bright and early. We were only in North Texas and Amarillo for a little less than six hours but we had a long drive to make today. All the way to Denver, Littleton to be precise, to meet with Michele’s parents and to pick up a new service dog puppy. We headed over the …

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Rock n Roller 16: Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Service Dogs

This is a big day for us. It is the reason for the whole trip, actually. When we started planning this trip almost a year ago when we were going to work a roller coaster vacation into delivering one of our service dogs that we trained through our company, Alaska Dog Works, to a soldier that is now living in …

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