Store, Sales & Events Manager
Cathy started as Executive Director in July 2022. She has an extensive background in business management and will be bringing all of her skills to the position to help this organization thrive!
Cathy arrived in Alaska in 1992 as an Air Force wife and has been here ever since. In her 30 years here she has worked in medical/dental/chiropractic offices, co-owned a office equipment sales & service company with her husband and finally landed her dream job of Executive Director of Yukon Quest!
Cathy & her husband, Tom, have been recreational mushers for many years and have followed the race for years. Learning so much from just hanging out at the checkpoints and talking to mushers and handlers!
Barb became a volunteer way back in 1992 through the end of 1995 when the US Army rotated her and her husband out of Alaska.
Coming back to Alaska in 2005 she volunteered again until 2010 when she retired from the Army and became an employee! She worked in the store during the day and volunteered at fundraisers & events in the evenings and on the weekends.
"I love the Yukon Quest! The mushers, volunteers & fans have become like family to me. We all believe in keeping the dream alive, love the race history and our way of life in Alaska."