DeeDee Jonrowe

Interested in inviting DeeDee to speak at your event? DeeDee is available for speaking engagements, appearances and sposor opportunities throughtout the summer (usually from April to September).


Michael Barnes, JD
Director + Sports, Arts & Entertainment ANDERS 
p (314) 655-5548     m (314) 974-6686
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or DeeDee directly via e-mail

DeeDee Jonrowe - Professional Profile
Jonrowe Kennels PO Box 272 Willow, Alaska 99688

Owner, manager, and employer of a kennel of over 100 Alaskan Huskies, professional dog sled racer, public speaker at local, regional, national, and international levels, radio and television personality.
  • Management – proven ability to manage a large working kennel. Strong skills in communication, finances, animal husbandry, development of breeding and nutrition programs, development and execution of training schedules, and running successful races.
  • Marketing – accomplished in becoming one of a few professional mushers with the ability to earn financial backing. Understands needs of sponsors and how to help them with utilization of the media.
  • Team building – implementation of team building as it applies to sled dogs, and effective use of this analogy to train people.
  • Motivation – encouraging personal history regarding overcoming obstacles, storms, losses, and hardships. Ability to impart motivation to audiences.



  • Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – run 30 times since 1980. Best finish 2nd place (2 times).
  • John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon – run 4 times, champion and record holder 1989.
  • Alpirod – run 4 times in Europe, 2nd place (2 times).
  • Kuskowim 300 Sled Dog Race – run 9 times, best finish 3rd place.
  • Don Bowers Memorial Sled Dog Race – run 3 times, won 3 times.
  • Tustumena 200 Dog Sled Race – run 2 times, best finish 4th place.
  • Kobuk 440 – run once, finished 4th place.
  • Knik 200 Dog Sled Race – run 4 times, best finish 2nd place.
  • Copper Basin 300 – run 4 times, best finish champion.
  • Fur Rondy Women’s Championship Sled Dog Race – run once, finished 10th place.
  • Klondike 300 Sled Dog Race – run 3 times, best finish champion.
  • Numerous other rural Alaskan dog sled races.

Twenty years experience working with Shell, Eli-Lilly, Spenard Builder’s Supply, Taco Bell Alaska, Microsoft, and other sponsors. Work included participation in corporate speaking events, team building, motivational speaking, public appearances, ads, and television commercials.


  • Featured character in Discovery Channel series TOUGHEST RACE ON EARTH: IDITAROD.
  • Subject of award winning documentary IRONWOMAN: THE DEEDEE JONROWE STORY.
  • Author of the book Iditarod Dreams.
  • Profiled in magazines Sports Illustrated, Redbook, Outside, Christian Reader, and others.



  • Iditarod – Most Inspirational Musher Award (2 times), Halfway Point Award (2 times), Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award (2 times ) , Tesoro Alaska Joe Redington, Sr. Award, Sportsmanship Award, and member of the Iditarod Hall of Fame.
  • John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon – Best Cared for Team.
  • Copper Basin 300 – Humanitarian Award.
  • Alpirod – Best Cared for Team.


  • Arctic Sports Medicine Institute – Arctic Human Performance Award.
  • Bureau of Land Management – Alaska Hero Award.
  • YWCA – Alaska Woman of Achievement Award.
  • Alaska State Legislature – Accommodation.
  • Outdoor Channel – Circle of Honor Award.
  • Federation of Women Interagency Committee – Women Blaze the Trail Award.
  • Angel Foundation – Humanitarian Award.

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The Alaskan co-operative that has brought exquisite Qiviut items to you as a unique northern gift since 1969. Qiviut (pronounced "kiv-ee-ute"), the downy-soft underwool from the Arctic musk ox, is shed naturally each year during the spring months. Eight times warmer than wool and extraordinarily lightweight, Qiviut is one of the finest natural fibers known to man.
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