Ladies Rock Off-Road Club (LROC) is led by a committee within the organization; our CEO, CFO, and Board of Directors. These individuals volunteer their time to make decisions that navigate the direction of the club based on our members needs and takes on assignments as needed. All members of the Executive Committee are voted into their roles by LROC members.
The LROC Pit Crew is a group of members that volunteer their time to support the clubs mission, vision and goals. This team helps support the daily operations, promotes and advocates for women in the sport, recruits new members and helps make new members feel welcomed. All members of the Pit Crew are appointed by the Executive Committee.
Meet Your Fearless Leaders
We are an organization led by women, for women.
Hello, I am Cristal Mroczek the CEO of Ladies Rock Off-Road Club, member of the MN4WDA, and member of Ladies Offroad Network. I work as an Executive Assistant at a Medical Device Company. As CEO of LROC, I hope to help educate and empower the women in our club the best I can, as well as be there to lend a hand whenever possible!
Back in 1995, I bought my first Jeep Wrangler YJ (1989 used) and now I rock a 2019 manual 4-Door JL Rubicon and I’m 100% in love with it. I spend almost every weekend I can off-roading with my family and friends. I absolutely love this club. I never, in a million years, would have thought I would be able to do half of the things I can do without the support and encouragement of my LROC family.
Fun fact: I climbed Mount Fuji in July of 2019 (the Fujinomiya Trail) – only 1% of the population can say that!
When I’m not off-roading, I love to hang with my family and friends, work on my Jeep, do housework and listen to old-school hip-hop. I’m happily married to a Jeep Grand Cherokee owner, Toby. Together we have five children - Eva (22), Ethan (20), Josh (19), Ella (18) and Olivia (16) and a little Maltese-bichon pup Ryland. We live in Blaine, MN.
I look forward to seeing you out on the trails!
Kristina (Kris) Bowe
I am Kris Bowe, and am the CFO of LROC, and a member of LON (Ladies Off-road Network) and the MN4WDA. I am also a CPA and a member of the MNCPA society. I work as a Controller for an global investment consulting firm and love my work. I also serve as the Finance Chair for my church leadership team. I have the awesome opportunity of getting to work hard AND play hard and have a great family that backs me up and has just as much fun when we are playing. When not wheeling, I love to travel, read and LAUGH.
My first vehicle ever was a manual Grand Cherokee that an ex-Viking had owned. I had one weekend to learn how to drive it so that I could haul myself off to school. When I started off-roading it was in the passenger seat and as a spotter. Around 2013 I started participating in ladies runs and in June 2017 I purchased my own jeep. I just couldn’t let my husband have all the fun. I am grateful for the experience in the passenger seat. It taught me to be a better spotter and I was able to gain a lot of experience and knowledge without the intimidation of sitting behind the wheel. I like driving even more! Now, I am the owner of a beautiful red 1997 TJ, named Axle. He’s a beast that is growly as heck and won’t fit in any parking ramps, but loves wheeling.
In 2018, I participated in the Ladies Offroad Network Challenge and was chosen as a top ten challenge winner. From there I was chosen as one of the top three ladies getting to participate in a national off-road event with Ladies Offroad Network. I was able to travel to Glamis and participate in Camp RZR, which was an absolute blast, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the UTV world.
I’m married to a fellow jeep enthusiast, Mike, who owns a black 1998 ZJ (Humpty). We have two girls Grace (16) and Addie (12), who also love off-roading with us. Grace just purchased her first jeep, also a 1998 ZJ, and is currently working on re-building it with Mike. Which means we have a lot of jeeps on our tiny lot. We live in Richfield, MN and while I absolutely love the convenience of the city life, I silently long for more room in the country. Traditionally we have done most of our wheeling in the MN and WI areas, however we have plans to get outside of the Midwest and do some wheeling trips in other parts of the U.S. Let the next adventure begin!
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I became a Facebook Follower of LROC in 2018 and went to my first LROC event in March 2019. Since that first Winter off road adventure in my 1989 YJ “Clifford” the entire Talley family has been hooked. Our youngest and all his friends come camping and are now LROC supporter too, pulling winch lines, hooking up recovery lines, and spotting.
I have always owned a Jeep branded vehicle as my daily driver, in full disclosure, my very first vehicle that I owned was a 1985 Bronco II that I owned about 6 months. I owned one of the first XJs and one of the last. I owned an 1984 XJ, after an engine replacement and just about every other part replaced, I drove it until that little Jeep could go no more, I had well over 200K on it. My next Jeep purchase was a 2001 XJ, same color- same features, just had more than a barely working heater and I didn’t have to lift the hood and put a screwdriver in the carb to get it to start daily. Unfortunately, an 18 year old not paying attention and ran a red light at 55 mph ended the life of that 2001 XJ. So it was off to find another vehicle. Jeep no longer made the XJ. What was I going to do… I basically had the same vehicle for 17 years. But I found a close match in the 2006 XK- Commander, which at almost 180,000 miles is still going strong! I got my 1989 YJ known as Clifford, the Big Red Dog, about 3 years ago as a Mother’s Day gift, he was already lifted and had 35” tires, but since then our boys stripped him down and we had him repainted and replaced the engine, and put 37” tires on him, added a winch and replaced a couple other things here and there and take him for a cruise around the lakes and out to woods to run as much as possible.
I have been Outdoor enthusiast since I was about 14 years old when I attended my Environmental Education Summer Camp. I pursued a career as the Environmental Education Director at a Minnesota Nature Center for about 10 years, where I went on Nature Walks with Preschoolers and Snowshoed all winter with Elementary Students and adults. I moved to the Minneapolis area after commuting for almost 6 years from Duluth to be with the love of my life, partner and biggest supporter, Blake. We have had many different kinds of adventures over our years together. We fielded a Sportbike racing team and did track days as well as street rides. For fun on two wheels in the winter, we raced pit bikes at a local indoor Go Kart Track. Our youngest has been on two wheels since he could sit up. He wanted to ride his motorcycle out in the woods and my husband got a dirt bike and immediately came home and bought me a dirt bike. We ride as much as we can on dirt bikes as a family in Minnesota and a few times to Texas and Missouri. We also ride scooters and street bikes as much as we can.
I have been an outdoor enthusiast all my life became a LROC Pit Crew Member in October 2019 to pursue my next outdoor adventure on Four Wheels!
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Hi I'm Annabella. I'm a member of LROC and a LROC Board of Directors. I'm married to an awesome jeep enthusiast, Jesse, and we have 5 kids all together. We all (except our 5 year old) love offroading. We got our first jeep about 8 years ago just for fun. We would go, more overlanding, and mudding. We got into trail riding 2 years ago with some friends. We rode with them memorial weekend to see what it was all about and we loved it. We both had jeeps at home at this time and after that weekend we literally went home and tore mine apart to build it up for the ladies run that launched LROC. We took the month to put a 4.5" lift in it, tires and LOTS of frame work. Her name was patches. We were up till 5am the day of the run to finish her up and we went. It was my very first time driving and I absolutely fell in love with the sport. I loved the challenges, the community and the commoradory of the jeep community.
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Meet Misty Hakes! She resides in Kensett Iowa with her husband, children and two fur babies. She is a member of Ladies Off-Road Network, North Iowa Jeep Club and MN4WDA. Currently employed for the last 14 years at NSB Bank as a lending assistant and part time at Worth Brewing Company for the past 10 years.
Misty bought her first Jeep in 2016. She was lucky enough to score a 2001 Jeep Wrangler which she named Vern but her husband Tom seems to call her Seizure. They have done A LOT of modifications to her since she came into their lives. To name a few they have added heavy duty bumpers, a winch, bigger tires, axels, gears, lifted her up a bit and added a sound system just to name a few. The list keeps going on and is never ending. Misty has not been in the off road scene very long but she has loved every experience. Moab Easter Jeep Safari was one of her favorites.
Her husband is an off road enthusiast also. He not only supports her and encourages Misty with everything she does he is also a huge supporter of LROC. When she is not out on the trails Misty enjoys days in the shop working on their rigs, camping, reading, motorcycles, traveling and most outdoor activities. They are always up to something. As Misty’s mom would say “There is no grass growing under our feet”.
Misty can’t wait to meet more ladies and fellow off roaders that share the same passion as she does at future events. If you see her out there make sure you say Hi
I am from Fox Creek, Wisconsin (Balsam Lake) where I live with my boyfriend Zach and our fur babies. I am a member of the Minnesota Go-4 Wheelers where I built and manage the website, Ladies Rock Off Road on the pit crew as of 2021, and the Minnesota Four Wheel Drive Association. Since graduating from UWRF in 2016, I have worked as a Purina Calf & Heifer Specialist with Land O’Lakes, Inc. where I get to work with farmers and their employees to manage their calves for optimal health, now and as adult cows. I am truly blessed to work for an awesome company and be able to work with farmers every day! I am also in the process of earning my Masters of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership through UWRF, which I hope will help me advance my career and open new opportunities for me down the road.
I grew up in the sport wheelin’ with my parents and their friends in the Go-4s. They all had kids at the same time, so I’m blessed to have lifelong friends – who are truly family – to share my passion for the sport with. I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee name Sandy. She’s got character, and she takes me where I want to go. I have big plans for her this year, and I’m so excited to bring them to life! Previously, I wheeled my old 1980 Ford pickup, my brother and I shared a Grand Cherokee for a few years, and I’ve spent my time as passenger as well. Some of my favorite time spent off road is riding with folks who have been in the sport longer than me or getting to drive their rigs and learn new and better techniques with someone to give me advice and encouragement. I work on Sandy in our shop alongside Zach and his ZJ named “Side Chick” and am always learning from him, my brother, or other family and friends better ways to get things done. When I’m not doing off road things, I’ll be hiking or walking the dog, reading, cooking, or just hanging out, being sassy.
I can’t wait to meet new gals in the sport! You can find me inspecting rigs at the tech line at Dresser for the Total Off Road Rally every year, out on the trail in WI and MN, and on Facebook and Instagram! I’m so excited to be a part of growing this amazing group!
Building up her rig and taking it off-highway is something Karen has always wanted to do since she was a teenager. She has always loved the Jeep Wrangler and purchased her first in 2013, a 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport (TJ), soon to follow, a 2008 Jeep Wrangler (JKU) and a new addiction addition, a 2020 Gladiator Rubicon. Karen loves spending time learning about Jeep maintenance, repair or installing new mods, so you'll often find her in her Jeep/s or under them. Confidence building trail-time includes Apple Valley Farms, Gilbert, Gandy Dancer, Frontenac Farms, MN, also Dresser, WI, now looking to experience Drummond Island MI, Black Hills, SD and Moab, UT with supportive husband Chuck. Trail snacks always include jerky, chips or crackers, but always have a crockpot of chicken wild rice soup waiting for all when we return. Her favorite quote is "Authenticity inspires. Just be real". - Renee A Sauter