#121 – Team ARC Trooper

#121 – Team ARC Trooper

Experienced vehicle + experienced driver + experienced navigator = Team 121

Jessi and Paulette have been following the Rebelle Rally for a few years and 2020 was the year this team came to fruition. Jessi & Paulette have shared lifelong passion and experiences for adventure in the outdoors. It is their ability to find commonality in their separate passions that allow them to work together as if they have known each other for quite some time.

Paulette is an accomplished adventure racer.
Adventure Highlights:
Primal Quest Badlands. 10 day race in South Dakota.
Patagonia Adventure Expedition, twice. Regarded as the toughest adventure races in the World.
Trans Pyrenees. 860K across the Pyrenees following the Spain and France border
Winner.Trans South Dakota Bike Race. 740 mile non stop self-supported race across the state.

Jessi and Arc Trooper love rock crawling and overlanding. Jessi has traveled on trails in California, Utah, and Arizona. Jessi is an active member of the San Diego Jeep Club and enjoys sharing her knowledge with fellow Jeep enthusiasts. Jessi’s favorite trails are Rubicon Trail, Metal Masher, and Kane Creek Trail.

Jessi Puffenbarger
Jessi PuffenbargerRealtor/Property Manager
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Manitowoc, WI
Oceanside, CA
Fun fact about yourself
I have been training my dog Captain Rex, a german shepherd, to compete in Schutzhund trials. Schutzhund tests a dog’s tracking ability, obedience, and protection skills.
Paulette Kirby
Paulette KirbyFamily Nurse Practitioner
When times are tough and I am digging deep, I ask myself, “Will I die from this?”
Chicago, IL
Silver City, SD
Fun fact about yourself
Family. Chile (dog) Stevie Ray and Jimmy Lee (parrots) Randy Ericksen (husband)
Lives in the forest
Off Road experience. Multiple watchings of ‘Dust to Glory’.
Navigation experience, Multiple Adventure Races, Expeditions, trail runs, mountain biking
Vehicle: 2018 Jeep JLU Rubicon