Paul GebhardtHometown: Kasilof, Alaska
Paul, was born and raised on a family farm in central Minnesota. He has raised and taken care of animals his whole life. Paul has been a carpenter and a contractor since he was 18 years old and is currently a general contractor in Kasilof, Alaska. He moved here from Minnesota in 1989, began mushing in 1992 and ran his first Iditarod with dogs he bred up in his own kennel. He has been breeding and raising his own dogs ever since. He has placed as high as second in the Iditarod twice.
“I don’t want to end my mushing career after coming down with Multiple Myeloma cancer. I beat that, and now I want to run some more races after cancer. I still lwould like to prove how good my dogs are.”
Paul has two adult daughters and one adult son, Kristi, Nikka and Paul Jr. He says he enjoys hunting, gardening and raising birds.