Richard Rees – Director
Richard is an experienced musher, he has worked with dogs his whole life. As a result he has extensive knowledge on sled dogs and additionally he has expert on arctic survival, hunting, trapping, wild food foraging & making clothes from reindeer skins. Richard’s knowledge on the wilderness is extensive, which makes him a perfect wilderness guide. Richard was inspired from an early age on the mountain men of Alaska & Canada. Richard strarted the Bushcraft School together with Claire many years ago in wales, before they moved to Sweden, which is completly different from Wales.
Claire Rees – Director
Claire is a mountain leader and a project manager, whose role is facilitating Wild Spirit Sled dog tours. She has successfully developed Wild Spirit Dog Sledding here in Sweden. She has a reputation for being an entrepreneur whilst giving over and above to our guests. Claire is a people person with a good business head with attention to detail and structure. In other words she is the boss.
Joe Rees – Handler
Furthermore Joe decided to move from wales, for the wild’s of Northern Scandinavia, to work with a Dog sledding company. He has proved himself as a reliable young man. He is also a confident dog handler. Joe acts as our snow machine back up when the weather is bad.
Ellie Nuttall – Guide
Ellie is in inspiration, one of the toughest women we have had working for us. She has had a season in the wild Yukon under her belt, working with sleddogs in – 30 on a daily basis, giving her the edge working here in Jämtland. Anyone working with her will know immediately that she has extensive knowledge on the dogs at Wild Spirit. At the present time she is planning on staying here in Sweden as an asset to us.
Eric Todd – Handler
Eric is happy-go-lucky dog handler who always has a smile on his face. He has a great connection with the dogs and loves interacting with them. Eric keeps the wheel turning behind the scenes, fixing equipment and harnesses and preparing the dogs for take off each day.
Adrian Hill – Handler
Adrian from Australia, applied through Workaway similarly he took this nomadic lifestyle & decided to work with us, after his 3 year epic adventure travelling through Europe. He has proved himself as a confident dog handler. Eventually he returned to Australia, in the hope that he will be back someday.