About Us

Barbra Carey (she/her)

President

Barbra fulfilled her dream of moving to Alaska in May of 2018. She immediately began working at a mushing tour kennel and quickly fell in love with the sled dogs and mushing. Soon after beginning work at the kennel, she  begam building her team. She joined TRDMA in April of 2019 as Musher at Large, but that lasted for about a month before she was promoted to Vice President. The very next season, she found herself acting President. This is her first official season as President, and it will be her first season officially racing her team, Purple Paws.

 

Alex Lewis (she/her)

Vice President

Alex became involved in TRDMA by tagging along with a friend to a meeting and she’s been hooked ever since. You will often find her at the starting line and the Pleasant Valley Store checkpoint for the Solstice 50 & 100 races. Though her day job as a wildlife biologist took her to Juneau to research wolves, she travels back to Fairbanks for a few days every month to help where she can. In her spare time, she enjoys running dogs recreationally, writing, and spending time with her partner, their 3 dogs, and 2 cats.

 

Ashley Dove (she/her)

Secretary

Ashley became involved with TRDMA when she moved to Fairbanks from Anchorage in the winter of 2019. Volunteering was immediately on her mind after she attended her first TRDMA-hosted race as a spectator, and as teams came in, recorded their times for fun. It was only later she realized this was something she could volunteer for! Ashley works as a full-time handler at Crooked Creek Kennel, a racing kennel based in Ester. Though she’s assisted in a variety of ways at multiple races, her favorite colunteer past time is being checkpoint manager. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her partner and their dogs, biking skiing, and eating a lot of McDonald’s.

Mary Callaway (she/her)

Treasurer

Mary took over her treasurer duties in June 2021. She has a diverse background and we’re excited to have her as a part of the team!

Cathy Turinsky (she/her)

Volunteer Coordinator

Growing up in Anchorage and volunteering for Iditarod for most of her life, it seemed like a natural thing to volunteer for TRDMA after moving to Two Rivers in 2004. Cathy loves the mushing community but doesn’t own a dog team, she has horses instead. She’s a hairdresser of 34 years by trade, but is now working for the State of Alaska. She’s married and has one grown son. She enjoys knitting, gardening, her chickens, snow machining, four wheeling, riding horses, and of course recruiting volunteers for TRDMA!