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Josh McNeal

Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska


Josh McNeal age 29, was born and raised in a small logging community of Amboy, Washington on the foothills of Mt. St Helens in Southwest Washington. Growing up he was an avid outdoorsman and participated in football, wrestling, track and baseball. He spent his summers working on local farms hauling hay and cutting firewood. When he turned 16, he started spending his summers in Kenai, Alaska working at a fishing lodge on the Kenai River. The day after graduating from La Center High School he moved full time to Alaska. For the next four years he attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. During his tenure in college is where he found his love for mushing. After graduation, Josh moved to Kasilof where he began building his kennel in the spring of 2018. In March of 2020 he packed up everything and moved to Fairbanks. He now resides in the hills of Ester with his wife Jobie McNeal and their 45 Alaskan Huskies. Josh works as a Wells Foreman on the North Slope of Alaska for Hilcorp Alaska. While not running dogs he enjoys fishing, hunting, and traveling with his wife. Josh is extremely thankful for all his sponsors, and his employer Hilcorp.

Hilcorp Alaska
Lion Eye Creative
The August Fund
Friends, Family, Co-Workers and Individual Dog Sponsors