Cody Strathe, 40, was born and raised in Iowa and Wisconsin. He first came to Alaska after college in 2001 as a canoe and backcountry guide and “got hooked.” He has been working as a sled builder and archeologist for the last 11 years. Cody says, “I am an explorer at heart. Being out in the wild areas of Alaska is what makes me happiest, regardless of the season". He began mushing in 2006. He became interested in running the Iditarod after finishing the 2013 Yukon Quest. Both Cody and partner, Paige Drobney ran the 2016 Yukon Quest and the Iditarod, becoming the first couple to run both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod in the same season. Our lives revolve around our dogs physical and mental well being". Read more here.