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Mentor List: USA - New York

Updated: 03 September 2013

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Name: Rob Dennis
Hometown:
Waterport, NY
Will mentor by:
e-mail, phone and in person
Will mentor in:
general
E-mail address:
snowyridgeracing@yahoo.com
Phone: 585-682-6058
Experience:
I have some 15 years in the sport. My wife, Tina, and I raise a small team of 20 Alaskans athletes. I have run middle distance in the past and also sprint, which we are running now. I started with Siberians and have run both large and small teams. I will gladly help where ever I can.


Name: Shawn Linendoll
Hometown:
Fort Ann, NY
Will mentor by:
e-mail, phone and in person
Will mentor in:
distance, recreation, sprint and general
E-mail address:
HappyHuskyKennel@aol.com
Phone: 518-743-0705
Experience:
I have 12 years experience, sprint mid-distance, I enjoy helping new mushers out because I wish someone would have shown me the ropes when I started. I have a kennel of mostly Alaskans with a few quick Siberians. Always willing to answer your questions if I can. I  always learn something new every year. I am in this for the love of the dogs..


Name: Larry Obrist
Hometown:
Lacona, NY
Will mentor by:
e-mail, phone and in person
Will mentor in:
recreation, sprint and general
E-mail address:
lobrist@yahoo.com
Phone:
315-405-763six
Experience:
I have been racing sprint dogs for 15 years. I previously operated Lake Effect Sled Dog Adventures, a tour & outfitting business in central NY state.


Name: Matthew Polcaro
Hometown:
Pulaski, NY
Will mentor by:
e-mail, phone and in person
Will mentor in:
recreation, sprint and general
E-mail address:
mpolcaro@yahoo.com
Phone: 315-558-1668
Experience:
I have 12 years experience in limited sprint racing. I also have experience in winter camping with the dogs. I have spent time in Alaska as well as top NY kennels. If you have any questions or just want to check out the dogs, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Name: Dawn Simmerman
Hometown:
Lowville, NY
Will mentor by:
e-mail
Will mentor in:
sprint and general
E-mail address:
Dawnmush@aol.com
Experience:
I have 17 years experience in limited class sprint racing, First 8 years handling for purebred Siberian kennel, racing 4 and 6 dog limited sprint races. Next 4 years spent handling/racing (4, 6, 8 sprint) Alaskans, also running experiments and processing data for Arleigh Reynolds' kennel at Cornell. Since '95 maintained my own kennel of Alaskans and now some pointer crosses in 8, 6, and 4 dog with the occasional 10 dog race when I'm out west. I race all over including Fairbanks, Canada, Colorado, Midwest, wherever there's snow and whenever I can wrangle enough time off.


Name: Roy Smith
Hometown: Lacona, NY
Will mentor by: e-mail, phone and in person
Will mentor in:
recreation, sprint, skijoring and general
E-mail address:
Hounds@frontiernet.net
Experience: 20 yrs experience with mostly Sprint type mushing, but have done a few mid-distance in the past and have trained 40 miles recently for some stage racing. I have hounds, Staghound Hybrids and a few Alaskans. No huskies.


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