Profession: Retired, AKC Judge, Sometimes Fox Sports Announcer, Dog Mom
Dog sport involvement: AKC judge for almost 30 years. (Egads!) Exhibitor since 1972.
Breeder/owner/handler Alaskan Malamutes. Member of Contra Costa County KC since 1975 and one of the many very hard-working members that present WOOFSTOCK each year. So very proud of our efforts, and love to see the exhibitors enjoy it so much and have fun.
Hometown: Grants Pass, Oregon (recent, after being in the SF Bay Area most of my life)
Astrological sign: Taurus
1. Do you have any dog-show superstitions?
No. I am not a superstitious person.
2. TV show guilty pleasure?
HGTV addict … “Demo” is so much fun!
3. If you were president of AKC for one day, what would you do?
Media blast in support of purebred dogs! We need a voice.
4. Most valued material possession?
Probably my new home on the Rogue River in Oregon. I love it so much.
5. What is something no one would guess about you?
My feelings are easily hurt. I am getting better …
6. Who would you compare yourself to?
Just anyone who is trying their best to get through life. Anyone with a sense of humor who likes to laugh and have fun. Anyone who tries to be honest, loyal and fair. Anyone who treasures family.
7. What are you “famous” for?
Probably my curly hair
8. What website do you visit most often?
Well, right now the AKC online events, as we are putting WOOFSTOCK together again for the third time. (Teeth clenched.) Also, Facebook.
9. What was more memorable, your most satisfying win or disappointing defeat? And what was it?
So many, but one would be the first time I won WB/BOW at our National out of the Bred-By class. I was blessed to do that three times. The career of Ch. Atanik’s SilverIce Hot Pants (“Cindy”), a multiple BIS- and BISS-winning girl owned by Alisa Syar and piloted by Mike Stone. I think she was one of the best I have ever bred. She won the National twice, the last time from the Veterans class. All her wins meant the world to me. She also was a fabulous producer. I was never too disappointed when I lost. I knew what quality I bred and showed.
10. What do you wish someone would ask you?
"Would you like to travel the world with me and drink champagne every day?"