Established in 2013. Black Spruce Dog Sledding is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Jeff and KattiJo Deeter.
KattiJo (Katie) Deeter – Owner & Guide
KattiJo has her Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. A lover of wilderness, travel, people and animals, KattiJo spent each summer during college traveling somewhere new and working different gigs. Summer camps, horseback riding and wilderness programs – she tried it all! After graduating from UW-L in 2008, KattiJo still wasn’t ready to settle down and get a “real job.” She spent the next couple years continuing to work her way through most of the contiguous U.S. and by 2010, only Alaska and Hawaii remained on her list of places in America she was itching to visit. A google search for “summer jobs in Alaska” returned an opportunity to work at a dog sledding tour company in Juneau, Alaska. What luck! Luckier still, KattiJo met Jeff that summer and they have been together ever since. They got married in 2013 and honeymooned in Hawaii. KattiJo is the in the process of qualifying for Iditarod 2022.
Our business is our home. Reservations are required.