Joanna Weber (Jagow)
Joanna has been running dogs since she can remember. She grew up with up younger brother Charlie, her mom Dawn, and father Paul on their trapline on the Porcupine River. The family used sled dogs as their means of transportation and spent the fall months fishing for the dogs and the winter trapping. During Joanna's senior year of high school she moved to Fairbanks year round to finish up high school and then start going to UAF where she graduated with her nursing degree in 2016. She currently is a pediatric nurse at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Joanna has done mid-distance races over the years and completed the Iditarod race in 2021 and 2023.
Joe grew up in Oconomowoc Wisconsin where his family raised hunting dogs and horses for team roping. This is where Joe's love of dogs began! Joe left Wisconsin in to work at a dog sled tour company in Colorado in 2017, made his debut visit to AK working on the Mendenhall glacier doing dog tours in 2019 (the same glacier Joanna worked on in 2016) and then made the move to Alaska in 2020. Joanna and Joe started dating in 2021, were engaged the summer of 2022 and tied the note on 10-22-22! Joe works at Rod's Alaska Guide service giving dog tours during the winter months and plans to do some mid distance races this year. Joe also likes to complete in running races and completed his first ultra marathon this summer finishing in 4th place!