January 18, 2018

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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”.


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

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