Kathleen Frederick

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

755_37415091181_9168_nKathleen A. Frederick (“Kathy”) spent most of her life in Southeastern Pennsylvania until she moved to Alaska in 2002.  Kathy became fascinated with sled dogs after she visited Nome with her daughter in the summer of 1996.  Six months later, she stepped on the runners for the first time in Newry, Maine and was hooked!  Kathleen got her first sled dog, the infamous Kenai, in 2000 and did skijor racing back east for several years.
After moving to Alaska to pursue her desire to do dog mushing, Kathy began building the Shameless Huskies Kennel, which currently has approximately 30 sled dogs.  She began doing mid-distance races in 2005 and over the past ten years, Kathy has participated in the Knik 200, the Taiga 300, the Sheep Mountain 150, the Alaska Excursions 120, the Klondike 300, the Don Bowers 200, and the Quest 300 as well as in shorter sled dog races and the Serum Run.  She also took part in Iditarod 2010.
Kathy’s dogs are descended from some of the legends of the sled dog world:  Victor, Sailor, Peppy, Zorro, and Reef.   In recent years, her dogs have taken part in the Iditarod with musher Kelly Griffen (2013) and Jamaican musher Newton Marshall (2013 and 2014).
A musher by passion, Kathy has been a teacher, librarian, and an attorney.  She currently serves as Chief Administrative Law Judge for the State of Alaska.  Kathy and her husband live in Palmer, Alaska.  The puppies and retirees of Shameless Huskies Kennel reside in Palmer with her while the race team resides in Knik, Alaska with fellow musher Eric Kelly.

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