Thad is a software engineer in Portland who never planned to get into mushing until his wife Colleen bought a rescue dog, Benny, who showed excellent pulling abilities. Their first race, a skijor, resulted in a last place finish and totally hooked Thad and Colleen into the sport. In the twelve years since that less than stellar beginning, Thad and his Mosier Misfits team have travelled all over North America “to amazing places with even more amazing people” he writes. Thad is excited to give ‘“the big race” a go in 2021!