Adrienne Bank in Chicago City, MN
Adrienne enjoys rock crawling, off roading, and overlanding in her 2010 JK. Her Jeep is equipped with 35” tires, 4” lift, aftermarket bumpers and auxiliary lights. We have another trail mix eater in the group that enjoys the Mesabi Mountain Trail and Iron Range off highway park. Adrienne dreams of wheeling in Colorado. Her theme song is “Road” - Katy Perry and favorite quote is “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will take you everywhere” - Albert Einstein.
Angie Clarke in Fridley, MN
Angie drives a 2000 Land Rover Discovery II which is lifted 3 inches, with rock sliders, roof rack, steel bumpers and underguard protection. No lockers, but looking at installing a central diff lock soon! She got into the sport through her husband who was interested, so she went along. Had a real good time, liked climbing over stuff and seeing the nature. Angie just started driving this past summer. Even drove a 1956 right hand drive Land Rover that needed to be double-clutched! She enjoys old forest trails, Gilbert, Frontenac Farms, Cloquet, Blackus and Floodwood. Angie dreams of taking her Land Rover to Moab, UT. You can find her eating her trail lunch favorites which are a sandwich or salads in a jar chatting with her husband. Her theme songs are “Bottomless Lake” - John Prine or “Country Road” - John Denver. Angie’s favorite quote is “He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.” George M. Adams.
Angie Ruff in Standford, FL
Angie Ruff joins us from sunny Florida! She wheels a beautiful 1994 Ford Bronco 5.0 with a 4” life and 35” tires. She enjoys any off-road trails and rock crawling. You can find her listening to country and bluegrass, while eating Amour Brand vienne sausages. Angie has wheeled in Arizona, West Virginia, and Florida. She also has some experience in a Gambler Car in several states too – how cool is that?
Angie Lawson in New Richmond, WI
One day Angie decided to drive to Colorado to drive in the mountains and visit family. She really enjoyed the experience and began looking for similar experiences here in the Midwest. Angie is leasing a 2018 Wrangler Sport JLU and it is her main winter vehicle and daily driver. She just got started in the Jeep world, and is already addicted! Her next step after her lease is up is get into a Rubicon edition of a Jeep Wrangler. She recently has wheeled in two winter events, so snow is the terrain she is most familiar with. You can find Angie eating trail mix and a PB&J sandwich on the trails while listening to music. She has taken her Jeep to Apple Valley Farms and River Falls in Wisconsin. Angie daydreams driving her Jeep on the beach in Florida. Her theme song is "Stronger (What doesn't kill you)" by Kelly Clarkson and her favorite quote is "live, learn, and make the best outta life in front of ya".
Angela wheeled a 2014 JKU for a few years. You can find her as a passenger on the trails with anyone who will let her in! Angela enjoys rock crawling, rock bouncing and overlanding. She loves her snacks and trail lunches! Some of her favorites are pizza or a burrito warmed up on the engine, trail mix and fruit, and a good old sandwich. Angela has wheeled in seven states, conquered over sixty trails and has many more to go! Her dream is to race rock and she has a list a mile long of race circuits she would like to participate in. Angela’s theme song is “Be Okay” by Oh Honey and her favorite quote is “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'." - Erma Bombeck
Annabella Pahl in Stacy, MN
Anna got into the sport through her hubby! Last minute, he bought and built her a jeep to join the ladies run where LROC was launched! We were up till 4:30am finishing her up took a nap and headed out. She been in love with the sport ever since! Anna had Patches, a green 1999 Jeep Wrangler (TJ), but she sold her and got this beautiful yellow 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) with a IRO premium 6" long arm kit on JK Dana 44 axels and much more! Anna loves rock climbing while listening to her 90s music and enjoys her sandwiches, chips and trail mix when we stop for lunch. You can find Anna on the trails at Dresser, WI, Frontenac Farms, MN and Gilbert, MN. Her dream is to wheel in Moab, UT. Her theme song is "Fight Song' and her favorite quote is "All things are possible through God".
Barb Champion in Chaska, MN
Barb has a 2016 JKU stock Jeep that she wheels and drives daily. Her trail jams are U2, anything 80’s. She is learning and experiencing mainly as passenger and has been to Gilbert and Nemadji locally and took a trip to the Ozark too! Barb’s theme song is “Beautiful Day”.
Brandi Collins in Blaine, MN
Brandi was interested in off-highway recreating at an early age as a spectator. As an adult, she always wanted to try it but put other things (kiddos/work) in front of it. Brandi bought her Jeep 2011 four years ago stock with the intent to learn to wheel it. After a conscious effort to search out Jeep clubs locally, she landed at a women's wheeling event for her first time ever taking her Jeep off-highway and it turned out to be LROC's launch event. Brandi has done some modifications to her Jeep adding a lift, upgraded steering components, awesome blue wheels and Mickey Thompsons. She threw in a sound system too for good tunes on top down days too! She is drawn to Rock crawling, but enjoys a nice drive on backroads too. He favorite trail snack is bacon jerky (yum) and she likes to listen to metal and hip hop. Brandi has wheeled at Gilbert, MN, Dresser, WI, Madison, WI, Gandy Dancer, MN, Spider Lake, MN and she dreams of taking her Jeep to Moab, Arizona and these really cool caves in Missouri.
Chris Talley in Lino Lakes, MN
Chris entered the sport with dirt bikes before getting "Clifford", a 1989 YJ, as a Mother's Day gift a few years ago. Chris and Clifford enjoy forest trails, mud, rocks and hills. On the trails, her favorite food is burritos and she jams out to 80's music. Her dream is to do the Rubicon Trail!
Cristal Mroczek in Blaine, MN
Cristal had her first Jeep Wrangler when she was 19 years old and had a blast with it! She is a JeepHer again and rockin' a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (JL)! On the trails in her fancy new ride Cristal jams out to old school hip hop and munches on Ruffle chips and Top of the Tator. Her favorite go to quote is "That's what he/she said". Cristal's theme song is "Fire" by the Ohio Players.
Elizabeth Fletcher in Byron, MN
Elizabeth got into the sport through her daughter’s experience. Her daughter went overlanding with her dad and loved it! She was looking for a better winter vehicle, so she decided to buy a jeep! Elizabeth owns a 2015, Anvil colored, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, named Shea. Elizabeth likes a little bit of everything on the trials as she is still learning and trying new things. You can find her on the trails in Minnesota or Wisconsin munchin on some Trail mix, jerky, Combos, and Cherry Coke. Her and her daughter like to jam out to Pop, Indie, and a little bit of Rock n' Roll while they are on their adventures. Elizabeth dreams of wheeling in Moab and Colorado. Her theme song is "Bang!" by AJR and favorite quote is "No wrong turns".
Gayle Larson in Minneapolis, MN
Gayle is new to the sport and is interested in overlanding. She wheels her 2018 Wrangler JL Sport S named Boomer. Locally she has been to Trollhaugen in Dresser, WI and River Falls, WI. She dreams of a trip to Moab and is planning an LROC event to Michigan in 2020! Her favorite quote is “Not all those who wander are lost.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
Hilary Blair in Mantorville, MN
Hilary's first off-highway event was Crawl for the Cure a few years ago as a passenger and hated it! After participating in the Womans Trail Run as a driver, she had to get a rig of her own! Hilary has a 2015 JK Rubicon, 2018 JK Sport, and 1999 TJ (Husbands). She is a fan of all off-highway trails, but enjoys rock crawling the most. Hilary is a get up and go lady and you will find her trail lunch bag filled with whatever she had in the pantry! Hilary is a big music fan and you will often hear hard rock coming from her speakers. Some of her favorite bands to listen to on the trails are Sevendust, Godsmack, Halestorm and Korn. Her theme song is "I Am Fire" by Halestorm. Hilary hits the trails often has been on may trails in Minnesota and Wisconsin including Frontenac, Dresser, Gilbert, Spider Lake and Donley's.
Jade Baerg in Fox Creek, WI
Jade is a badass mama jama who wheels a 1998 Jeep Cherokee named Sandy. She isn't the prettiest, but she gets the job done! Sandy has a 6" lift on 35s. This winter (20-21) Jade plans to put a hybrid cage on her, front-to-back frame stiffeners, over the knuckle steering and some other much needed TLC. Jade grew up in the sport. Her dad built 'Sugar Magnolia' his '57 Willys Pickup before she was born. They threw the car seat in the middle and went all over. After about an 8 year break, the family got back into it. Jade and her family wheels with the people she grew up with, along with her parents friends - they have a hell of a wheelin' family! Jade loves a challenge and enjoys obstacles and rocks. She wheels prepared with a little bag of chips along for the ride. You can hear her rock and roll in the speakers when she is wheeling in of Dresser WI, Apple Valley Farms, Ma and Pa Rockers, Rochester, and Frontenac Farms since she became a 'big kid'. Her dream place to wheel is Colorado. Jade’s theme song is “Highway to Hell” - AC/DC and favorite quote is “Be who you are and say what you feel - because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” -Dr. Seuss
Jassmin Anderson in White Bear Lake, MN
Jassmin got involved in the sport through her husband that introduced her over 10 years ago and she fell in love! She owns a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with a 2.5” Taraflex Lift with 34” mud tires that she enjoys rock crawling in. You can find her on the trail eating a turkey sandwich and beef jerky, listening to some rap, hiphop or country depending on the moment. She has been out and about at Spider Lake, Appleton and Apple Valley Farms and dreams of wheeling the Red Cone in Colorado. Her favorite quote is “work hard, play hard” and we have all seen her play hard on the trails!
Julie Hinsley in Pine City, MN
Julie wheels a 1997 Jeep (XJ). You can find her on at Ma n Pa Rockers Off-Road Park eating sunflower seeds and listening to music.
Julie Toland in Proctor, MN
Julie is new to the sport and has a 2015 JKU Rubicon. Although she has not hit the trails yet (that is changing soon!) she plans on enjoying a candy bar any form of chocolate and looks forward to a mix of 80s rock, country new and old, and of course Elvis! She cannot wait to take her Jeep to Moab someday! Julie’s theme song is “Beautiful Trauma” and her favorite quote is “I am sick of people I want to go Jeeping”.
Karen Osborn in Maple Grove, MN
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
Kasey Kromschroeder in Princeton, MN
Kasey got into the sport by helping her Dad build a rock crawler and then eventually taking it over for herself. She wheels a tube chassis rock crawler with a 16v 1.6L Geo Tracker engine that she loves to rock crawl in. Kasey eats dried apples as snack and jams out to rock and rap music on the trails. She has wheeled in Gilbert, Frontenac Farms, Dresser, Apple Valley Farms but she will someday wheel in Moab too!
Kelly Johnson in Farmington, MN
Kelly likes to take her 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) out on trails and hills but NO big rocks! Her entire family is in the sport and you can often find them at Glibert, Dresser and Spider Lake. She loves her PB&J, popcorn and hard rock (Staind, Godsmack, and Halestorm)on the trails. Kelly's theme song is "I'm Just a Girl" by No Doubt. Her favorite quote is by Drew Barrymore, "I've always loved butterflies, because they remind us that it's never too late to transform ourselves". Kelly daydreams at work of taking Daisy to Colorado.
Kris Bowe in Richfield, MN
Kris started as a passenger with her husband and eventually started doing a few ladies runs. She got hooked and couldn’t let him have all the fun, so she bought her own Jeep and hasn’t stopped! She wheels a red 1997Jeep Wrangler (TJ) named AXLE. Kris enjoys rock crawling, trails with obstacles, and trail riding. Her snacks of choice on the trails are almonds, licorice, granola bars and her playlist is a custom mix, heavy on the 90’s rap. Kris has enjoyed the sport in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Colorado. Her dream location to wheel is the Rubicon trail. Kris’ favorite quote is “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude; it’s gratitude that brings us happiness”.
Laura Champion in MN
Laura wheels her Ocean Blue 2019 Rubicon. She was always interested in the sport, but her sister got her out on the trails (loves her sister and everything she brought into her life). You can find her on the trails listening to anything from 80's music to rap while she is munchin' on trail mix (goes well with all the nuts she wheels with). Laura has wheeled her Jeep at Gilbert, Frontenac, Dresser, Nemadji, Spider Lake, and Apple Valley Farms and she dreams of heading out west to Utah. Laura’s theme song is “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett and her favorite quote is “send it”!
Lori Braun in Cottage Grove, MN
Lori wheels a 2017 Jeep Rubicon that she enjoys taking trail riding. On the trails her favorite snack is fruit and nuts and loves to listen to Linkin Park, 5FDP, and Metallica. She has been to Park Jeeps private offroad park. She loves the quote “I do what I want!”
Mara Bloom in Centuria, WI
Mara got involved in the sport through her husband. For fun together when they were dating, her husband took her out for a day of wheeling, and she has loved it ever since! She often drives a 2003 Jeep Rubicon with 4 inches of lift and 33-inch tires. It has a 4.0 L inline 6 with manual transmission. Sometimes she drives my husband’s off-highway wrecker which is K30 square body GMC equipped with a Nomar wrecker box, 8 inches of lift, 37-inch tires and a 12000 warn winch up front. Mara is a fan of beef jerky, loves to listen to country, hip hop, and classic rock. She has wheeled in Gilbert and Trollhaugen and looks forward to going to Moab, Utah someday. Her theme song is “My Main” and her favorite quote is “It's only .....”.
Mercy Weber in Osceloa, WI
She drives a 2020 Rubicon Jeep and has done some light off-highway driving and rock crawling. Mercy is another candy and chips trail snacker, so be sure to stop by and ask her to share when you see her on the trails. She is a fan of listening to 80s rock and alternative music. Mercy joined us at Women’s Weekend of Wheelin in Apple Valley Farms and dreams of wheeling in Utah! Her theme song is “Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba and her favorite quote is “do or do not there is no try” – Yoda.
Miranda Huntington in Prior Lake, MN
Miranda got into the sport by having crazy friends that like getting in the dirt with their trucks! She drives a 2004 jeep wrangler TJ, called “JED” which stands for “Jeeping Every Day”. Miranda has owned only Wranglers, two of them now, and she is in love with them! Talk about buying your dream car at age 15 - best purchase ever! You can find her in any type of trail drinking a Monster energy drink and a snacking on goldfish jamming out to country music. She has wheelin in Appleton, Apple Valley Farms and private property. Miranda’s dream is to wheel in Moab, UT.
Mihn Doan in Blaine, MN
Mihn’s amazing boyfriend got her into the sport. She wheels a 2006 Jeep Wrangler and loves the mud…and rock crawling too. Mihn’s favorite trail snack is Cheez It and you can find Ed Scheeran on her playlist on a warm summer day. She has wheeled in Gilbert, Apple Valley Farms, and Frontenac Farms and dreams of wheeling in Moab someday.
Misty Hakes in Iowa
Misty has always been into off hughway vehicles. It just came by nature. When she was younger she loved to ride dirt bikes, four-wheelers, and snowmobiles. But once she bought her Jeep, took it off road the first time she was sold! Misty loves to wheel anywhere and everywhere in her 2001 Jeep Wrangler. Misty has taken her Jeep to Moab, UT, Frontnec Farms, MN, and Cambridge, IA. On the trails she listens to Rock music and her favorite trail snacks are beef jerky, trail mix, and ham sammich. Her favorite quote is "oh shit the bed".
Morgan Wendt in Mankato, MN
I guess you could say Morgan was born into the sport! Her dad was a Monster Truck drive, then transitioned into Tuff Truck racing, after an accident killed his partner whom he owned the Monster Truck with. He raced Tuff Truck for a while and then got into rock crawling and built a rig. Morgan has been wheeling in that rig since she was big enough for a front-facing car seat! Morgan now wheels one of her dad's previous rigs, "BJ", a 1998 Jeep Wrangler (TJ), but nearly every part has been upgraded or replaced at some point, so it's more similar to a buggy. She is a rock crawler and primarily recreates in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Morgan hopes to compete in the King of Hammers someday. She has hum a tune on the trails because she doesn't have speakers in her rig. Her favorite trail lunches are Lunchables, fresh fruit and string cheese. Morgan's theme song is "Greatness or Death" by Beartooth. Her favorite quote is 'The grass is greener where you water it".
Nora Johnson in St. Paul, MN
Nora wanted a Jeep ever since she got her license at 16. Her dad bought a 2007 Rubicon a little over a year ago. When the pandemic hit and her job got put on hold, she went home to San Diego to spend quarantine with her family. Nora started going on off road trips with her Dad, and took a couple trips with his Off Road Club. I decided it was time to pull the trigger on getting a Jeep for myself! Nora drives a yellow 2013 2-door Rubicon. Pretty much stock. 2020 quarantine projects included the install of a winch, off road bumpers, and roof rack. Nora is an overlander and has been all over the place: Moab, Death Valley, Sierra Nevada, Coconino & Kaibab National Forests, Moab, St. Croix State Park, and North Shore Lake Superior just to name a few! Her dream place to wheel is Rocky Mountains and Moab because she would love to do the White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park. While out enjoying the sights, she loves to make Mac & Cheese on her adventures and snack on Pretzels with Peanut Butter, and tangerines. Her overlanding jams are Taylor Swift's Folklore and Evermore albums, or true crime podcasts. Her theme song is “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw and favorite quote is “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.
Renee Ducharme Ducharme in St. Paul, MN
Renee is new to the sport, like much all of us at some point in our journey, and she has just started on dirt roads learning about her vehicle and the basics to off-highway driving. Like many of us, she is starting over in life and getting her Jeep was a big part of her new life. She has a beautiful Chief Blue 2017 JK Rubicon that she dreams of taking to Moab some day. Her theme song is “Roll Me Away” by Bob Seger and her favorite quote is “We are all just walking each other home”.
Sherri Brannam in Muskegon, MI
Sherri wheels her 2006 yellow TJ that she calls the Wanderer, because she does a lot of that. Her Jeep was stock when purchased it and since then has put in a 8.8 ford rear end, elockers front and rear, 56 gears, a 4 " lift, Metalcloak fenders, 35" tires, aftermarket bumpers winch, and so much more! She enjoys rock crawling and overlanding and has classic rock or country in the background. She dreams of wheeling in Moab. Sherri’s theme song is “Sweet home Alabama” and her favorite quotes is “But did you die!”.
Tanya Johnson in Amery, WI
Tanya’s brother introduced her to Jeeping. She shares her husband’s 2002 Jeep Wrangler which has 35-inch tires and 4-inch lift. Rock crawling is Tanya’s favorite! She loves rock crawling because it takes skill to find your line and be able to maneuver both feet for gas and brake at same time. Having the right spotter is a must to!! When Tanya is rock crawling it gives her a high that she thrives for when she is driving the Jeep. Tanya is a gummy worm snacks on the trails and her favorite place to wheel is Trollhaugen in Dresser, WI. She is a regular at Frontenac Farms, Apple Valley Farms, Gilbert and Freedom Ridge.
Tanya Manhart in Sommerset, WI
Tanya owns a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK that she enjoys rock crawling in. Her husband got her into the sport after he purchased a Jeep. You will often see her at Frontenac and eating M&M’s on the trails. Like many of us, Tanya’s dream location to wheel is Moab, UT.
Tai Miller in Plymouth, MN
Tai meet some of our members at an event and joined us in 2020 at our Women’s Weekend of Wheelin. She drives a 2019 Stock Hella Yella Wrangler. Tia enjoys all kinds of off-roading, except rock crawling. You can find her on the trails enjoying the mud and eating cold deep fried chicken. Her theme song is “Gold Digger” by Kanye West. Tai favorite quote is “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear” – Roosevelt.