Education Basecamp

Tiffany Simonsen


Tiffany Simonsen is the Basecamp Manager for Team GoNorth!

It takes a village to help Team GoNorth! cross the Arctic and at the heart of that village is the Basecamp. Leading up to an expedition, Basecamp is the hub for all logistics, food, gear, and technology. When the expedition is underway, Basecamp turns into something much like NASA Mission Control. Support for anything and everything that comes up on the trail and the guiding light that brings the team home safe and sound.

Just as the Polar Husky pack needs a lead dog to run at peak efficiency, Basecamp needs a person to coordinate the action and that is where Tiffany comes into play as the Basecamp manager.  Tiffany loves to organize and there is no shortage on the need for that! From content on the Web site to caring for retired Polar Huskies there is a stream of work that keeps Tiffany's tail wagging all day long.

During the very brief and slower summer months Tiffany enjoys what she calls 'survival of the fittest' gardening, as well as knitting and reading, often outside in the shade with a retired Polar Husky by her side.

Expedition Basecamp

Tim Robinson

Tim heads up the training of the Polar Huskies for GoNorth!

Tim made his start with Alaskan Huskies for Wolfsong Adventures in northern Wisconsin where he, in particular, worked with young huskies and puppies to help them become familiar with running and slowly building strength and endurance.

Tim's favorite part in working with sled dogs is getting to know each of their different personalities, their strengths and quirks. It is often a challenge to get them to work together, but he enjoys every second of it -- a necessary in building up powerful and capable personalities within a dog team.

When Tim's not training the dogs you can usually find him polishing up on his lightsaber skills or in one of the western states fishing on a lost river.

Paul Peterson

Paul heads up the shop with GoNorth! which is a cumbersome and detailed oriented task when preparing for long Arctic expeditions.

A professional photographer, master picture framer and wood worker by trade, Paul's focus at Basecamp is to work on the preparation and repair of equipment, finer woodworking, and purchasing of the exploration equipment and supplies while photographing the day-to-day routine.

With humanitarian causes and commercial work experiences that include photographing archeological digs, underwater photography, field photography and extensive photojournalism, Paul always keeps the environment as the focus in his work.