Name: Emma Lee
Residence: Cocoa Beach, Florida
Occupation: Full-time student
Years involved with Iditarod: 4
Iditarod Role: Dog-handling and musher parking.
Current Location: Willow Community Center
Date of Photo: March 5, 2023
What, who or how and when did you first get involved with the Iditarod?
I first became involved with Iditarod when I was in eighth grade, and my dad just came across an organization that was helping volunteer with Iditarod, and we decided to come up and check it out. And that happened to be Graceworks, and so that’s where we still are today.
What is your Why? Why are you here TODAY and involved with the Iditarod?
I am here today and involved with Iditarod because I love being out here and seeing all the dogs run and seeing all the mushers, and I just really enjoy the environment and I think it’s so fun to be out here, especially coming from Florida. And it’s such a different climate change and everything, and it’s so fun.
Tell me about just one of your most memorable Iditarod experiences:
One of my most memorable Iditarod experiences was about 10 seconds ago when I met Jeff Schultz because I wrote a paper on him for my humanities class in college, and I was kind of amazed when I saw him just walk up to the Iditarod.
What in life do you know for sure?
What I know for sure in life is that God made all of this that is around us, from the beautiful mountains to the snow and the trees and everything. God made that and I think that’s so cool.