Our mushers are all trained by experienced mushers and have experience leading the teams and working with our dogs.
Dana and Fernando Ramirez love their huskies and love to run sleds! They have four children Gabriel, Noah, Josiah and Hazelle.
Fernando and Dana grew up in Park City and are true locals. Fernando has been running sleds for over two decades. He fell in love with the sport as an eight-year old boy and has never lost his passion for working with these incredible animals. Fernando introduced his wife Dana to the amazing world of dog sledding shortly after they were married. Working side by side, they have worked from the ground up to create a unique family operation centered around a positive and inspirational atmosphere. They believe in rescuing majority of their dogs in hopes of offering them a second chance at living their dreams. Along with the help of amazing furry athletes adopted from other kennels, they work as a team to train their rescues to run sleds. If they love it, they join their sled team. If they do not love it, they take their time to find them the very best home possible. They use their unique stories of their amazing dogs to inspire the youth to chase after their dreams no matter what obstacles they may face. They travel the country, visiting schools to share their inspirational stories of their dogs.
Fernando has raced his teams while growing up and while pursing their company’s dreams. Both husband and wife hope to compete in some of the sports’ most competitive races, with the world championships in Alaska as a near future goal.
Greg Sellentin has been involved in sled dog sports since 1990.
Greg’s home base and kennel is in Willow, Alaska, home of the Iditarod start, it is the mushing capital of Alaska. From 2004 – 2015, Greg has owned and published the largest sled dog magazine in the world: Mushing Magazine.
Since 1998, he has spent every winter in Alaska racing his team of Alaskan Huskies in the biggest and most competitive sprint and mid-distance races in the state. He has been the 6-Dog North American Champion – 2005, 2006, & 2013. Among other racing accomplishments, he was the Bronze medalist in the Open-Class World Championships – Fairbanks 2013, and 4th place in the Fur Rondy World Championship – Anchorage Alaska 2013.
Retired from competitive racing now, Greg still loves working with his sled dogs, doing
demonstrations, summer and winter touring, and creating a positive impact to the general public about our sport. “I enjoy nothing more than sharing my Alaskan stories, passion and reverence for these great animals.”
For the past five summers, Greg has been the co-manager of Alaska Excursions – one of the county’s largest sled-dog touring operations, based in Skagway, Alaska where they give sled dog rides to over 10,000 cruise ship guests each summer.
Greg also is an avid mountain biker, sea kayaker, and offshore sailor aboard his Sweden 36 sloop.
Sonya just moved here from Vermont and joined our team this season. She chose to mush dogs because it was an opportunity to try something new. In her free time she likes to mountain bike, hike and adventure with her own dog, Rebel, whom you might also have the pleasure of meeting! She also likes buffalo wings, boba tea and poutine.
Danielle has joined our team this season because of her love for dogs. She has been working at Brighton Ski Resort for the last 9 seasons and jumped on the opportunity to try something new, fun, and adventurous. She is a dog walker year round and in her free time you’ll find her hanging out with her chihuahua named maple.
Danielle has been with us since last winter. She has been a great member of our team and is a great help with the dogs. All of our pups love her and sometimes treat her like a their personal toy. Danielle, originally from Alabama, has lived all over the world. As a pro surfer, she makes time from a busy schedule to help us out!
Jon Ramirez, handles marketing for Luna Lobos Dog Sledding. Brother of Fernando, Jon has helped with dogs, dog handling and now helps getting Luna Lobos put on the map! in his off time, Jon like to hike with his girlfriend, Raven and their dog, Kira.
Gracie Mae, is our awesome Jr Musher. Gracie started with us during our 2010 winter season when she was 8 yrs old. Gracie has two labs that she has trained to run on her race team. She has entered in two races in the four dog class which is 7 miles per day, for two days. We look forward to see her run many more in the near future!