Matt Paveglio

Robert Forto

Robert Forto

@robertforto | Executive producer and co-host of Dog Works Radio

Mushing Radio Matt Paveglio

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes dog musher, Matt Paveglio to Mushing Radio. Matt has just finished the Copper Basin 300, what is known as the toughest mid-distance dog sled race in Alaska and is here to share his stories. Mushing Radio Matt Paveglio Bio: Matt Paveglio 40, married 17 years to Kelsey Paveglio. One daughter 11-year-old TG. Third year musher living in Eagle River, AK. Originally from Addison Michigan. I train with Robert Bundtzen and Jim Lanier’s veteran Iditarod teams. Race history – 2017 Northern lights finisher fourth Place 2017 Northern lights finisher fourth Place. 2018 Willow 300 finisher 17th Pl. 2018 CDMA 6 dog 20 mile finisher. 2018 Freddys midnight run fifth place finisher, 2019 Copper basin 24th Pl finisher. Goal. Iditarod Quote. Favorite Quote:

Do or do not. There is no try. Master Yoda

What we talk about on this episode:

  • How Matt got started in mushing
  • His races to date
  • How nurses and the medical field can change mushing
  • Is 750 qualifying miles enough for the Iditarod?
  • Advice: Get in shape

Host, Robert Forto’s Bio:

Robert Forto is the training director for Alaska Dog Works where they train dogs for canine obedience, working dogs, therapy dogs and service dogs for clients all over North America. He is also a dog musher and he and his wife operate a 40-dog mushing kennel in Willow, Alaska, called Team Ineka. They can often be seen at local races and leading expeditions in the Alaska backcountry with outdoor leadership students at the University of Alaska. Robert is the producer of Dog Works Radio that has been on the air since 2009 and is currently simulcast on a local radio station, KVRF in Palmer, Alaska.

Host, Alex Stein’s Bio:

Alex M. Stein is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and storyteller living in Los Angeles while pining for the Northern Lights. He is the author of the personal essay collection NO, MR. BOND, I EXPECT YOUR DREAMS TO DIE and directed the Iditarod documentary MUSH. He was married in Alaska, above the Arctic Circle, at the northernmost saloon in the world, by the bartender. Alex has been a host on Dog Works Radio since 2012 and he can be heard on our mushing broadcasts and during our annual nightly Iditarod coverage each March.


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Robert Forto

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@robertforto | Executive producer and co-host of Dog Works Radio

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