Gabe Dunham, 35, was born in Fairbanks and grew up in Valdez. She had begun mushing in Valdez in 2000, and after a steep learning curve, she moved to Willow in 2002 where she met Linwood and Kathy Fiedler. She says she owes a lot of her mushing success to their mentorship over the years. She now has a kennel of 30 Alaskan Huskies in Darby, Montana, where she has owned and operated a sled dog tour outfit since 2018. In planning for the 2021 Iditarod, she has run numerous mid distance races. Read more here.