Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Noah Pereira to Mushing Radio. Noah completed his first Iditarod in March of 2016.
Noah Pereira, 21, was born and raised in Brockport, New York. Growing up, he met local mushers and was amazed after talking to them. He began mushing in 2009. He and his dad came to Alaska in winters of ’13, ’14 and 15 to train dogs. In 2013 he became the first non-Alaskan musher to win the Jr. Iditarod. He says he moved to Alaska to continue training dogs and currently owns 21 dogs. “My team consists of young dogs hoping to make it to Nome for their first time.” When not mushing, he enjoys hunting and fishing.
In this episode, we talked about:
- Noah’s first Iditarod
- The Junior Iditarod
- How Noah got started in the sport of mushing
- The future
Host, Robert Forto’s Bio:
Robert 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.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- Noah Pereira on Facebook
- Robert Forto on Twitter: @robertforto
- Alex Stein on Twitter: @coldfootfilms
- Dog Works Radio on Facebook
- Dog Works Radio on Instagram
- KVRF in Alaska
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Photo credit: Noah Pereira Facebook page