The Wintergreen Dogsled Team
Dogsled Tour Guides
We are very proud of the "Wintergreen Team," which includes founder/director Paul Schurke, our dogsled guides, our French chef Bernard Herrmann, our assistant cook and housekeeping staff (and of course our "4-legged" kennel staff!). They are dedicated professionals, most of whom have been with us for many years.
Our guides are not only superbly skilled instructors, but are also gifted naturalists and educators who enjoy sharing northwoods lore with our guests -- about timber wolves, moose & bear, winter stars, northern lights, the Ojibway Indians of this region and the French Voyageurs who once traveled these woods.
Paul's schedule allows him to spend time with most Wintergreen groups and he is often able to share an evening of stories about his arctic expeditions. He is the lead instructor on most of the advanced dogsled camping trips and all of the arctic programs.
In their post-trip evaluations, our guests repeatedly rave about our staff -- and rightly so! Here are a few of the accolades: "our guardian angels," "exhibited the utmost professionalism, skill & good cheer," "extraordinarily caring," "extremely attentive and caring," "totally interested in our having fun & being safe (and never making me feel like a nervous urban mom)," "catered to our every need," "very passionate about what they do," "very respectful of each other, the guests and the dogs," "athlete, educators & entertainers and great cooks too!," "great role models for my kids."
Wintergreen 2012-2013 guides:
Paul, Susan, Bria & Berit Schurke, Dave Gossage, Lynn Anne Vesper, Dave Freeman, Amy Voytilla, Chris Maher, Steve Eisenmenger, Christina Forsythe, Kate Ford, Jason Croft, Max Pittman, Tess Riabokin, John Burr, Ellen Root, Jacob Vallee
Wintergreen's 4-legged staff:
Achota, Baloo, Belle, Betty, Bones, Boomerang, Bubba, Bullet, Buster, Cinnamon, Calvin, Charlotte, Clark, Covy, Curly, Darla, Domino, Dozer, Ellwood, Frankie, Fudgie, George, Gracy, Gucci, Gus, Hardy, Heinsy, Hobbs, Inuk, Isis, Jack, Jill, Josie, Juno, Jupiter, Kazan, Kirsh, Larry, Lewis, Lightning, Lufa, Matilda, Millie, Mishka, Mo, Odin, Orion, Otok, Patches, Prada, Ramona, Ricky, Romeo, Sampson, Sheana, Sheila, Slobber, Sparky, Steve, Suma, Sweet Pea, Taskas, Tuvik, Zipper