Philipe Hanke got into mushing when he was looking for a place to stay while waiting for a rental to open up in Fairbanks. He has been mushing ever since. His experience includes the Percy De Wolfe and the Summit Quest 300. Hanke will be running Hugh Neff's and Olivia Shanks dog team for the Kobuk 440. He is sponsored by Jeff and Leah Mosely, Jurgen and Ruth Hanke, & Gordini. He would like to thank Olivia Shank and Hugh Neff for letting him run their dog team.