Will, 35, was born in Wyoming but raised in Alaska. He was honored to learn to mush and be mentored by Martin Buser in 2000 and 2001 when he ran his first Jr. Iditarod. Martin passed on the very highest standards of dog care which shaped Will’s mushing career. Throughout his handling, Will ran multiple 300-mile races, scooped a lot of poop and developed his own sense and philosphy of mushing. In 2017, Will and his spouse Shawn moved to Two Rivers, AK, to start ATAO Kennel. Will is open about his long struggle with depression and mushes to share that you can accomplish a lot while coping with mental health issues. Will also happens to be a trans man and races to shed a positive light on the LGBTQ community + youth. The motto of ATAO Kennel is “Onward”. Read more here.