February 25, 2018

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Alan Eischens

Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Alan Eischens 58, is a lifelong resident of Alaska. Having been born in Minnesota, he was raised in the Aleutian Islands, growing up in Adak. While living in Adak, that is where he decided that he would pursue a degree in Biology and Anthropology. While attend UAF, he decided to visit St Lawrence Island, and ended up staying there for 10 years.
Alan has a great love for the outdoors and has had several jobs that allow him to do what he likes, from commercial fishing, to construction work. However, his true passion is being with his dogs. This all come to be in 2011 when Alan and his wife Tanjala, started Double E Kennel in Wasilla. Alan has a huge heart for children and together he and Tanjala decided that the kennels platform would be to Bring Awareness to Pediatric Diseases and Disabilities. They have partnered with National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and continue educated everyone about Pediatric Cancer. Whether training or racing all his miles are for the children that have gone on before us, or those that are suffering.
In 2016 and 2017, Alan was able to bring all 16 dogs across the finish line in Nome. Both times when finishing the Iditarod he would say, “the Kids and I did it”!
Alan and Tanjala own and operate Cable17 in Palmer, Ak. He enjoys hunting, camping, fishing and traveling to visit all the grandchildren, along with visiting children that are or have been effected by Pediatric Diseases and/or Disabilities.


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