#3 — Tim Thiessen from Leadville, Colorado.

Age 38.

Tim’s passion for dog sledding began in 2003 when he worked for a Breckenridge, Colorado dog sled tour company. He soon put together his own team and began competing in the local race circuit. Then he caught the “Stage Race Bug” in 2018. This will be Tim’s fourth Stage Stop. He and his partner, the extraordinaire Natalie, share their high-altitude homestead in the Mosquito Range of central Colorado with 24 dogs, two cats, and bunch of ducks and chicken. “I look forward to the challenges of training for this race, and I’m excited to take part in this esteemed event.”