Karen and her team of Siberian Huskies on Gunflint Lake with a client.
Karen DeBoise was born in Massachusetts and is currently living in Illinois with her husband and furry house mates. She has worked around animals all her life. While living in Massachusetts, she worked in a local zoo and as a veterinary assistant. Karen is currently involved in a dog therapy program and visits local nursing homes with a couple of her sled dogs. Bitten by the mushing bug in 2005, she immediately began her dog sledding lifestyle. She participates in dog sled races throughout the Midwest and enjoys being out with her dogs whether she’s racing or just out for the fun of it, taking a leisurely run through the wilderness. “When you’re out in the woods enjoying the beautiful scenery with only the sound of the runners gliding through the snow and the dogs breathing, it doesn’t get any better”, Karen says.
Karen began working with Points Unknown in the winter of 2007-2008 and we are pleased to have her back for several weeks this winter season as she and her dogs assist with the adventures for our clients.