Yukon Quest searches for new executive director

Fairbanks The Yukon Quest will begin searching for a new executive director.

The 1,000 miles international sled dog race announced in a press release on Thursday that Natalie Haltrich is stepping down after holding the position for three years in the Yukon office.

“This has been one of the best professional experiences I could have come in to at this point in my life,” said Haltrich. “I’ve always felt supported by a great team and have been given the opportunity to be creative to overcome challenges and make a difference. All said, it’s been amazing and I know I’m leaving the race and organization in good hands with everyone involved.”

Haltrich did much more than just hold executive director. She also worked as a dog handler on the trial, as a volunteer and then as the Carmacks Checkpoint manager in 2014 and 2015.

Yukon Quest is now accepting application for this position and it has been posted to its website.