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Matt Hall

Owner/Musher

Born: May 21, 1991 Hometown: Eagle, AK

Matt started Smokin' Ace Kennels in 2008 and is the first second generation musher to win the Yukon Quest. Hall is the long distance musher of the kennel and competes in highly competitive races around Alaska, including the Yukon Quest 1,000 and the Iditarod. Matt makes the kennel go 'round, by hauling water & firewood, fixing & building everything that is needed for the off-grid 40-acre homestead & is a jack of all trades. Click below to learn more about this born & raised Alaskan Musher.

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Amanda Brooks

Co-Owner/Musher

Born: July 3, 1985 Hometown: MDI, ME

Amanda started working at Smokin' Ace Kennels in 2014. She moved to Alaska from Maine in pursuit of exploring the vast wilderness of the Last Frontier by dog team. Brooks spends her time training the yearlings of the kennel and races them non-competitively in mid-distance races around Alaska. She manages the social media pages, practices sled dog photography and enjoys researching canine sports diet & nutrition and implementing it into their feeding program.

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Brandon Thompson

Handler / Guide

Brandon hails from Iowa and grew up on a ranch wrangling cows and horses. Brandon is an avid outdoorsman and loves living the off-grid lifestyle with dogs.