OUR COMMITTEE

 

PRESIDENT

E’vette Burrows

Hi I am passionate about sled dog sports and Alaskan Sled dogs. I competed in my first sled dog race in 1995 with my crazy cattle dog named Zac. Over the years since my beloved Alaskan Malamutes and I have competed successfully in dry land and snow races from 1 dog class to 8 dog class and in skijoring from 1 dog to 3 dog class (and yes we sometimes do it in costume). In 2019 after a surprising whirlwind romance, fellow musher Malcolm Burrows and I decided to merge our lives and kennels and were notably absent from the Nationals that year as we were busy getting married instead. We now live in Northern Victoria with our combined kennel of Alaskan Malamutes and Alaskan Huskies. We love all things sled dogs and look forward to being able to be out once again with our like minded sledding buddies after a couple of years of COVID cancellations. 



- founding member and life member of the NVSDC

- Race Marshall NVSDC Classic, NVSDC club races and the inaugural TASSI Classic

- Licensed sled dog judge (Dogs Victoria).

- Snowsteeds Alaskan Malamutes

- Malette Alaskan Sled Dogs

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VICE PRESIDENT

Mark Frigo

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TREASURER

Daniel Kydd


G’day, 2022 is my 7th year as apart of the  club. My wife, our mini musher daughter Dawn and I live on my family’s dairy farm, just out of Finley NSW.

After watching the NVSDC Classic in 2015, I decided to give dryland dog sledding a go in June 2016 with our mallie, Balto.. Apart from competing in other dryland sledding events in Victoria, I’ve had a go at one of the snow races at Dinner Plain in 2017, in a 3 mallie team. I thoroughly enjoyed the snow, just cruising along with the mallies and enjoying the scenery.

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SECRETARY

Vanessa Kydd

G’day, 2022 is my 7th year as apart of the  club. My Husband, mini musher daughter Dawn and I live on my family’s dairy farm, just out of Finley NSW.
I’ve enjoyed running my 2 dog kelpie team at the 2018 and 2019 Dinnerplain races and the snow race at Mt Baw Baw, as well as other dryland race events.

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PR OFFICER

Tonya Syme

 I have been involved with Alaskan Malamutes since 1978 when my parents imported a Alaskan Malamute Male in to Australia. 

Dog showing is my main interest but having fun running the dogs dry land sledding is fantastic fun. I have a lot to learn with every event I attend and always happy to learn something new”

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RACE COORDINATOR

Rod Murphy

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TRACK MARSHAL

Malcolm Burrows

Starting sledding sports with a couple of dearly loved Siberian Husky rescue dogs I then discovered the awesome Alaskan Husky through good friend Karen McCarthy.  I’ve since raced my hardworking teams in various classes on dirt and snow.  In 2019  my life changed course when I married E’vette and her horde of Alaskan Malamutes.  We now live in Northern Victoria and enjoy all aspects of looking after and training our combined kennels.

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SAFETY OFFICER

Beth McCombe

Hi, as printed above my name is Beth.  I’ve been cruising around in the background of the club since it was formed helping with various jobs over many years whether that be in the start chute, selling raffle tickets or performing first aid.  I have Alaskan Malamutes who are normally run in teams with Rod Murphy.  My aim is that the dogs are happy and I have a good time with all of my sledding buddies too.  I hope to do a good job within my new role as safety coordinator, so please let me know if you have any queries or concerns or ideas.  Let’s have an awesome time out on the tracks and around the camp fire in 2022.

 

FUNDRAISING OFFICER

Deb Murphy

I have been on board with NVSDC as a Founding Member back in 2011 and have been on the Committee continuously except for a 1 year break!


Sled dogs have played such a massive part of our lives for over 24 years now with my husband Rod and our two daughters getting our 1st Alaskan Malamute. It has been a love and way of life for us all ever since, showing, breeding and sledding our Mals for several years, then, thanks to Tamara, who wanted the “faster” Siberian Huskies to race, we moved to the “dark side” and acquired our 1st  rescue Sibe. At present we have 2 Mallies, 7 Siberian Huskies and 1 Alaskan Husky, our least amount of dogs for several years!! ( and 1 Italian Greyhound!!)


Rod and the girls have done most of the racing over the years with me handling for them, but have entered in some 1 and 2 dog dryland events and in 2019 I did my 1st EVER snow race at Dinner Plain with 3 dogs.


NVSDC are a wonderful club and I have been very proud to be a part of it from the beginning. We have a great committee who are very committed to make our Classic Sled Dog Race the very best possible.

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