Photo: Jeanne Schnackenberg
Each summer I head north to Interior Alaska where I get to live with, and help care for, 60 sled dogs at one of the most successful professional sled dog racing kennels in Alaska.

Along with living the dream, I also research the leadership and teamwork principles that contribute to the success of the team. When I'm home in New Zealand I combine my professional experience with my learnings about sled dogs to bring you a unique take on leadership, teamwork and life.

Moira has worked in team leadership, management and advisory positions for a government department in Wellington, Lower Hutt and New Plymouth for 11 years. Prior to that she worked in industrial chemistry and process engineering positions mainly in the petrochemical industry in Taranaki.

Spicy was an Alaskan Husky from Two Rivers, Alaska. She ran in the 1000 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race six times along with a multitude of other mid-distance races in Alaska. She lived her final years with Moira in Taranaki where she enjoyed running around the park next door and sleeping on the couch.