Terry became an Oregon resident at age 5 - a California transplant. After graduating from Southern Oregon College, a trip to Alaska ended with a Siberian Husky pup joining the family. During his 26 years running sled dogs, he ran some sprint races, mid-distance races, distance races and many Dune Mushersí Mail Runs. But his biggest feat was finishing the Iditarod in 1990.
During the years he was involved with mushing, he also made most of the equipment he and Cari used in the sport. He has enjoyed working races since retiring from the sport. His past experience includes being a judge in the Iditarod for 6 years, the John Beargrease in Minnesota and presently working the Eagle Cap Extreme Dog Race in Joseph, Oregon and the Seney 300 in Michigan. He is also teaching mushing to orphans in Russia, while helping the Russians organize the first stage race in the northwestern part of their country.
Cari was raised in Klamath Falls and has been in the Rogue Valley (except for 4 years in Minnesota) since graduating from Southern Oregon College. For the next 30 years, she was a teacher and a librarian/media specialist in the Eagle Point School District. During their 26 years running sled dogs, she ran many sprint races, a couple of mid-distance races and the Mail Run on the Oregon coast. Also, during most of those years, she was helping Terry train for long distance races. She has missed being active in the sport of running sled dogs, but enjoys being connected with it by working races and still being part of the Oregon Dunes Mushersí Mail Run and Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race.
Glenn, a 5th generation Wallowa County native, grew up on Promise Ridge north of Wallowa, Oregon. After attending the one room Promise School, where he rode horseback 6 miles to school, he finished grade school and high school in Walla Walla WA. He then went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in Forest Management at Washington State University. After nearly ten years in private industry and thirty years with the US Forest Service, he retired and became active in the local Search and Rescue organization where he is currently Incident Commander and the K-9 Unit Team Leader. Glenn became interested in sled dogs in the late fifties and began snowmobiling in the early sixties. He volunteered to work on the trail crew for the second Eagle Cap race and has been supporting ECX in that area for eight years serving as trail boss for the last three years.
Glenn and his wife Judy live in Enterprise in the house they designed and built after his retirement. He and his family enjoy many outdoor activities including river running, wilderness canoe tripping, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.
Dr. Leach comes to the Eagle Cap Extreme, for his second time, with many years’ experience working sled dog races in Alaska, Canada, and Russia. He and his wife Annie currently live in Big Lake, Alaska. While Dr. Leach lived in Anchorage, he raced in numerous sled dog sprint races.
Dr. Leach has been the Chief Veterinarian for 10 different sled dog races and has been a trail veterinarian on several other races including the Iditarod for 10 years and the Yukon Quest.
Dr Leach owned and operated veterinary clinics in Alaska for 28 years during which time he and his wife also operated a flying veterinary practice, providing veterinary services to outlying villages and communities throughout Alaska. Dr. Leach is now retired from active daily practice, but still flies and provides services to numerous villages. As an avocation, Dr. Leach is actively doing fine art painting and teaching painting classes at their Traildoc Studio in Big Lake, Alaska.
Dr. Rene´ Fleming graduated from Washington State University and will be joining the Eagle Cap Extreme race for a 4th year.
Dr. Fleming is a relief veterinarian working in clinics and treating animals in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
She has lived most of her life in Alaska where she spent winters skijoring and traveling long distances with her sled dog team. The past few years Dr. Fleming has worked as a veterinarian on the Eagle Cap Extreme and as a pre-race vet on the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race.
Dr. Randy Greenshields considers himself fortunate to call Wallowa County, Oregon his home for the past 19 years. He is co-owner of the Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Enterprise and enjoys the variety that a small-town, mixed-animal veterinary practice provides. Dr. Greenshields and his wife, Jeni, cannot think of a better place to raise their four children: Brooke (18), Damon (16), Brett (13), and Landon (10). They have a few acres out of town where they enjoy their dog, 3 cats, 5 horses, several chickens, and an occasional orphaned bison. Dr. Greenshields also enjoys camping with his family as well as hiking, trail running, and bowhunting in the high mountains of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area.
Dr. Greenshields is a 1994 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA where he met his future wife, Jeni, on his first day of school.
2013 was Dr. Greenshields’ ninth year working the Eagle Cap, being a trail veterinarian since its beginning. He also serves on the race’s Board of Directors and is the Eagle Cap Extreme’s President.
Dr. Larry Dresher is a graduate of Kansas State University. As a veterinarian in a group practice, Dr. Dresher's professional activities have included working with small animal, equine, and exotic animal pateints.
He has a special interest in endurance events and has served as a veterinarian at numerous equine endurance rides. Dr. Dresher is a member of the ISDVMA and will participate as a veterinarian at the 2011 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
Dr. Dresher is "semi retired" and lives in Powell Butte, Oregon with his wife Madeline and their Welsh Corgi "Augie"
Dr. Randy Greenshields considers himself fortunate to call Wallowa County, Oregon his home for the past 19 years. He is co-owner of the Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Enterprise and enjoys the variety that a small-town, mixed-animal veterinary practice provides. Dr. Greenshields and his wife, Jeni, cannot think of a better place to raise their four children: Brooke (18), Damon (16), Brett (13), and Landon (10). They have a few acres out of town where they enjoy their dog, 3 cats, 5 horses, chickens, and an occasional orphaned bison. Dr. Greenshields also enjoys camping with his family as well as hiking, trail running, and bowhunting in the high mountains of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area.
2013 is Dr. Greenshields’ ninth year working the Eagle Cap, being a trail veterinarian since its beginning. He also serves on the race’s Board of Directors and is the current Eagle Cap Extreme President.
Lynnie moved to Enterprise, OR from Pullman, WA in 1999. Having lived in Halfway, OR for 9 years, the move back to Eastern Oregon and Enterprise felt like she had returned home.
Lynnie is a Veterinary Technician at the Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Enterprise. She has been a volunteer at the pre-race vet checks since the race's inception and a volunteer at the Ollokot checkpoint for the past two years.
Lynnie has served on the board of The Research Ranch Foundation, a non-profit organization in Elgin, AZ and was Secretary/Treasurer of the Port Tenants Association in Friday Harbor, WA.
Northeast Oregon has been home for Julian since 2002, originally moving to La Grande to pilot an air ambulance. Several seasons work as a Wilderness Ranger, some guiding, and mountaineering trips to Nepal, New Zealand, and Colorado have given Julian a diverse taste of the high mountains. With a degree in Environmental Planning, he started his career as a technical writer for California Department of Fish and Game. Thinking the views would be better, Julian shifted his career toward aviation, with various jobs taking him from living in South Korea to the plains of Kansas.
Julian and his ever supportive partner, Diane, enjoy the small town living and access to the mountains that eastern Oregon offers. Backcountry skiing led to a natural interest in avalanches and involvement as a board member of the Wallowa Avalanche Center. Julian has worked two seasons with ECX in communications and avalanche safety management, where he also brought his background as a search manager with Union County search and rescue.
In his spare time he flys a 737 for a major airline.
Troy first became enamored with sled dogs during his 15 years in South Central Alaska. Handling dogs at the Iditarod race start and witnessing the World Championship Sled Dog Race evoked a fascination and appreciation for the commitment mushers have to their dogs and to their lifestyle.
A long-time wilderness guide and naturalist, Troy developed and operated an eco-tour program in Wallowa County for Wallowa Resources, a local non-profit organization. He currently performs biological surveys on a contract basis throughout the western U.S.
Wallowa County is a perfect fit for Troy’s love for stunning natural beauty, rugged landscapes, and strong sense of community. His outdoor pursuits include skiing, backpacking, cycling, running, and surfing.
Soon after moving to Enterprise in 2005, Troy became involved with the Eagle Cap Extreme, where he volunteers as the Race Start/Finish Coordinator. He is also a member of the Eagle Cap Nordic Club, the local Mountain Bike Club, and volunteers at the Enterprise Community Ice Rink.
Congratulations toLaura Daugereau200 Mile Race WinnerSteve Riggs100 Mile Race Winner Steve Taylor62 Mile Pot Race Winner
2013 Race Results Here
Laura Daugereau in Wallowa, 200 mile race winner. Photo by Andeea Schaefer
Steve Riggs - Winner 100 mile race. Photo by Amy Edison
Steve Taylor, 2013 Pot Race Winner
photo by Amy Edison
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