Photo: Scott Crady

Samantha Lalonde (she/her) is a dog musher, guide, and enthusiast of all things outdoors. Sam has been mushing dogs since the summer of 2019, and is now pursuing her racing career with ATAO Kennel and their 24 Alaskan Huskies based in Two Rivers, AK. In the winter of 2021, with the help of Will Troshynski (he/him) and ATAO kennel, Sam had the privilege of competing in the Willow 300 – Her first mid-distance sled dog race and first Iditarod qualifier. She plans on continuing her racing career with ATAO in order to earn two more qualifiers in the upcoming years with high hopes to compete in the Iditarod – a 1,000 mile race traversing through the wilderness of Alaska by dog team.

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