#5 — Tommy Hyde from Middlebury, Vermont.
Tommy Hyde, age 26, is a documentary filmmaker and filmmaker-in-residence at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont. He says that his interest in sled dog racing began with his fascination while filming the very colorful Vermont dog musher, Doug Butler. Slowly but surely while filming Doug in his quest to race in Alaska, and helping him train each season, Tommy began to fall in love with the sport himself. He ran his first official race last year and “caught the racing bug.” He’s now looking forward to “dancing in the big leagues in Wyoming” as a part of Doug’s notoriously competitive and fun-loving kennel.