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Sam Martin, 20, Boston, MA

In 2016, Sam took a job in Skagway, AK for Alaska Icefield Expeditions as a dog handler.  "He is an asset to the kennel.  He's a natural with dogs, and will be a big help to Michael and I this season" says Matthew.

Sam has a history of working with dogs.  Since the age of 11, he has worked alongside his mother training dogs for agility competitions.  He comes from a dog-loving family, who currently has 7 pet dogs. 

Sam is enthusiastic about learning more about sled-dog culture and sport. He put his desire to go to college on hold, though he plans to attend UC Davis studying veterinary medicine, in the future.