Summer Tour Personnel

Iditarod veterans, Martin Buser, Rohn Buser and Shawn Sidelinger are the primary summer guides at Happy Trails. All three are multiple Iditarod finishers and are happy to share insights and information about living with sled dogs and racing in the Iditarod.  On especially busy days, you might also meet Elliot Anderson or Jim Davis and hear their unique stories.  Of course, our dogs and puppies are the stars of the show with endlessly wagging tails.  Kathy manages the gift shop and family friend, Lis Olsen is the primary cashier.  Her retired Happy Trails sled dog Ty is often found behind the counter helping when needed.  John Hutchinson, who teaches in Chevak, Alaska during the school year, frequently helps out by chauffeuring with the golf cart or doing whatever is needed.  We all look forward to meeting you. 

pictured above: Rohn Buser, Martin Buser, Kathy Chapoton, Lis Olsen, Alea Sidelinger, Shawn Sidelinger & John Hutchinson

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