Brian West is a Phlebotomist at Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue Alaska. He has lived in Kotzebue since 2005. He has followed the Kobuk 440 race since he arrived in Kotzebue. He has followed the race on his snow machine numerous times. He has helped prepare food for the musher Ed Iten when he ran the Iditarod Dog Sled Race. He has also helped with the Kobuk JR 440. He loves to be involved in winter activities. He is now serving for the 1st time on the Kobuk 440 Board.