November 18, 2017

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Tom Schonberger

Hometown: Chugiak, Alaska


Tom Schonberger, 50, was born in North Dakota and raised in New Mexico. He attended New Mexico State University, where he earned a BS in Secondary Education in 1990 and a commission as a second Lieutenant in the US Air Force. He followed that with an MS in Management in 2000 from Troy State University. He was stationed at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida and was then transferred, courtesy of the Air Force, to Alaska in 2000. He soon found a way to stay in Alaska and continue to serve his country by accepting a position in the Alaska Air National Guard. Tom and his wife, Mary, are the proud owners of TouchMeNot Siberians, a small working and showing kennel located in Chugiak, Alaska. The “Pack” as they are commonly referred to, was awarded the Siberian Husky Club of America’s Working Showing Trophy in 2014 and again in 2015. Tom began mushing in 2001 and has been working toward his first Iditarod since 2015 when he started running qualifying races. He is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, the Philmont Staff Association, the Siberian husky Club of America and the Siberian Husky Club of Anchorage, Alaska. Tom is an Eagle Scout and shares this honor with his Father and his 2 brothers. He lists his hobbies and interests as fishing, hiking and “beer tasting”.


Laura Anderson / Romil Limson
Matt/Lauren/Charlie Vos
Bob/Cindy Vance
Sheila/Glen Laughton
Yogi's Bar and Grill --Chugiak
Monte & Tamara Budahl
Gretchen Dietrich
Samantha Werner
Rachel Werner
Leia Werner
Craig Donnelly
Bruce/Joanne Barnes
Jon/Christianne Hamel
Louie Gonzales/Leanne Lounsbury
Garden State Siberian Husky Club
Chad/Natalie Smyre
Danny/Margit Brand
Tina Joynson
Veterinary Specialists of Alaska
Lauren/Tim/Julie McIlwraith
Mike MacNeil and Family
Jan Algren
Kathy Putney and Family
Cheryl/Troy Zachary
Jim/Delinda Davis
Chris/Michele Vogel
Candace Hanscom/Anders Worsley
Denali Real Estate/Margaret Nelson
Anne Grant
Karen Morin
Sue/Michael Striebich

Chuck/Cheri/Raz Cubbison
Kathy Rasmussen
Monika “Nika” Glennon
Tony/Denell Angelo
North Jersey Siberian Husky Club
Theresa/Bill Przybylski
Nicole/Rene Eliste
Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier
Kati Stevens
Marie Sarisky-Lamb
Siberian Husky Club of Greater Detroit
Best In Show Training
Rodney Roosevelt
Simonne, Andre/Jocelyne Roy
Laura Beland
Mark/Lynn Garner
Siberian Husky Club of Greater Greenville, SC
Squadron Officer School Class 97C – Flight B25
Siberian Husky Club of Greater Chicago
Dan/Laura Brodigan
Kathleen Hartig
Denali Dish Diva
Garden State Siberian Husky Club
Ron & Ellen Godden
Pat Schue
Bobbi Baker
Doug Jones/Sheri Wright
Carolan/Roland Appleton
Judy Russell/Sarah Hubbach
Wayne/Chris Curtis
Siberian Husky Club of Anchorage Alaska