TEAM OMADA ADVENTURE, #116

VEHICLE: Land Rover LR4

Omada Adventure was created to inspire others to break out of their comfort zones. Deborah Najm is from the city of Orange and Laurie Mellott resides in Ladera Ranch. They are sisters and grew up in Mission Viejo, CA.

Greek for “team,” the name “Omada” captures Deborah’s and Laurie’s focus to be an effective team while competing in the Rebelle Rally. Omada Adventure aims to inspire others to break out of their comfort zones by using the challenge of the Rebelle Rally. Utilizing each other’s skills and strengths, Omada is about fostering unity through shared adventure. Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover of Anaheim Hills, this will be Deborah’s 3rd year competing with her Land Rover LR4. Sven Larson, General Manager of Jaguar Land Rover Anaheim Hills, shared “This is our third year of sponsorship as we strongly feel that Deborah and her team embody Land Rover DNA to the fullest, proving again Land Rover’s position as the off-road standard by which all other vehicles are judged. We wish Deborah and her team much success this year with another safe and challenging off-road journey in her LR4!”

Omada Adventure has chosen Global Girls Leading Our World (Global G.L.O.W.) as their named charity for the team spirit award. “Last year Global G.L.O.W. awarded two Santa Ana teen girls a $5000 grant to run an anti-anxiety/mental health camp for teen girls”, said Deborah Najm, “Global G.L.O.W. is empowering young women, in our county on a daily basis. This is something we want to be behind and share with others.” Watch for Omada Adventure’s social media for tags using #HERSTORY.

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR TEAM SPIRIT AWARD: GLOBAL G.L.O.W.

Greek for “team,” the name “OMADA” captures our mission to be an effective team on the Rebelle Rally. Utilizing each other’s skills and strengths, OMADA ADVENTURE is about fostering unity through shared adventure.

Rusnak

Land Rover of Anaheim Hills

Reflect Sports

Off The Grid Rentals

Rebel Off Road

Amy Martinez Nutrition

Falken Tires

Lazer Star Lights

DEBORAH NAJM

HOMETOWN: Mission Viejo, California

RESIDENCE: Orange, California

OCCUPATION: Owner, Off The Grid Rentals

“A Land Rover is safe in your garage, or parked at the mall, but that is not what a Land Rover is for.”

FUN FACT: I’m a maker. If I think I can make it myself I will spend more time and money to do so, rather then buying whatever it is.

LAURIE MELLOTT

HOMETOWN: Mission Viejo, California

RESIDENCE: Lader Ranch, California

OCCUPATION: Owner, Reflect Sports & Clinical Research Professional

“What is love? Love the absence of judgement.”

-Dalai Lama

FUN FACT: When I was 3, I brought my sister and now teammate, Deb to the top of our basement stairs, I had a box in my hand and I told that we could get in it, and go down the stairs and it would be like a roller coaster. She said “You try it first.” Well, it was a very fast tumble and ended with a concussion. Hopefully I learned my lesson and thank goodness the LR4 isn’t a cardboard box!