Mushing Radio presents Sarah Stokey

Robert Forto

Robert Forto

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

Join hosts Robert Forto and Alex Stein as they welcome Iditarod musher, Sarah Stokey to Mushing Radio.


Sarah Stokey, 27,was born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her BA from Northeastern University in Sociology. She moved to Seward in 2010 “to pursue a dream of running dogs.” She had wanted to run the Iditarod since she was six and saw the movie, Iron Will. In 2011, she met Travis Beals, and they began running dogs together. She enjoys writing, fishing and hiking.

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. 

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Robert Forto

Robert Forto

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

One thought on “Mushing Radio presents Sarah Stokey

  1. Sarah was the rookie I chose to follow this year. This was a great follow up to find out more about her and know more next year to look forward to. She is an inspiration herself. Will check out the FB.

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