Simone (1970) came to Eräkeskus in 2003 to live a dream, a life in nature, working with dogs and being self-employed. What started with 35 dogs long ago, is now a well running company with around 150 dogs, a team of 6 - 9 workers and happy clients in winter as well as in summer. She got infected by the Scandinavia-virus in 1978 and had her first contact with sleddogs in 1992.
Simone was working for many years in the tourism industry and studied animal psychology besides.
Today she is taking care of the administration, loves to work in the kennels, helps wherever help is needed and is out on tour with guests during several weeks in both seasons.
Caro (1984) was part of our team in summer 2018 for 3 1/2 months and again in winter 18/19 for 3 months. She was travelling all over Europe, hiking a lot, woofing on different farms in Norway and South-Finland and working in a hotel at the Baltic sea during the last 19 months. The idea of just taking a time-out from her normal job as physiotherapist in Germany, was soon changed to the idea of moving up here for long. So this idea comes true now, she joins our team as allrounder in January 20.
"I am from Austria, from the area of beautiful Lake Constance. Always I (1991) wanted to join the life on a huskyfarm, that`s why I made my dream come true now. Starting at the beginning of April I am going to support the team of Eräkeskus Wilderness Lodge as an allrounder and I am glad to be here for the next months."
Moritz came as the first new team member after winter 2020/2021. First he was incorporated in the New kennel and fell in love with our cuddle-bear Marco quickly. Moritz is a trained electrician, some years ago he was with the armed forces from austria on deployments abroad. Starting in April he is going to support us for some months, maybe longer.
Since I (1994) was the first time in Sweden 3 years ago, and had the chance there to meet some huskies, I can't forget the nordic countries! I knew, I had to come back one day for a longer while. After several more visits in Scandinavia, I adopted Laska, my husky-female, from Romania and now I follow the call of the North and the sleddogs. I worked for 7 years as insurance makler in the same company, which felt like a golden prison. Now I am happy that I took all my bravery and followed my heart. Happy to be part of the Eräkeskus-team in the next months!
I was on my first Scandinavia-Trip in 2019 and latest since then, I knew, that after finishing school (what I did last summer) I want to go north, leave the beaten tracks and enjoy the wide of northern nature.
I always loved dogs and to be outside. Where can it be better combined than here at Eräkeskus? I look foreward to an interesting training-period and an unforgettable winter in Finland!
Since I was on my first sled-ride a few years ago, I knew that I want to work with dogs after school, at least for a while. Now, between school and further studies, it is the best posssibility for me to follow that dream. A much better job, than sitting at a desk! I always loved dogs, but never owned one myself. Now here I can experience the full dogpower and look forward to a good time up here, learning new things, cuddling dogs, and spend the whole day out in nature.