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 has been running sled dogs for almost two decades. He loves his dogs and loves to see them run like they do. As a competitive runner himself, he loves to share the work and run with his dogs as much as he can. Fernando introduced his wife Dana into the sport and has been hooked since. Fernando and Dana will be entering a handful of long distance races this year, and years to come to hopefully qualify for Iditarod. Iditarod is a long 1,100 miles race across Alaska with below freezing temperatures, fierce storms, and sleepless nights. Fernando has been dreaming about it since he was in elementary school. Most of the dogs in the Luna Lobos Kennel are iditarod caliber and have ran it themselves for other great mushers. They would love to take anyone and show them the world of sled dogs!
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!