- Katy Carter
Although they differ in their choice of towing vehicle, Julie Free ("Ford trucks...is this a serious question?") and Laura Ruskowski ("Chevy all the way!"), honorary whippers-in for the Harvard Foxhounds, share a dedication and love for hunting that finds them not only whipping in, but in kennels, feeding, walking and caring for the beloved pack of American and Crossbred hounds in Glenpool, OK, just south of Tulsa.
Free, who recently celebrated the “20th Anniversary of her 21st birthday”, has a “real job” supervising the sex offender team at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, and is a convert from the world of barrel racing. Native Alaskan Ruskowski, 21, is a full-time student studying Medical Laboratory Science at Northeastern State University who plans on attending graduate school and forging a career in forensic anthropology.
They kindly and enthusiastically shared a few moments of their busy lives with e-Covertside.