Scott Janssen

Age: 54
Hometown:  Anchorage, AK

Scott Janssen, the “Mushin’ Mortician” has been mushing for 12 years.  Full-time musher and full-time mortician, he has raced in the Knik 200, Taiga 300, Sheep Mountain 300, and Copper Basin 300.  He is racing in his 2nd K300 and will be competing in his 6th Iditarod this year.  His family includes wife Debbie, daughters Angela Worthy and Chelsea Janssen, godson Jaikob, and granddaughter Avalyn Worthy.

Janssen races for Team Janssen, which has 81 dogs in its kennel.  You can find more information on the Mushin Mortician at

Scott’s sponsors include Janssen Funeral Homes, Rosenacker and Associates, Live Oak Bank, Wilkens Electric, Curt Green, Andy and Ginny Hepola, Eastman Funeral Homes, and Bill and Doris Janssen.