OCTOBER 7 – 16, 2021
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#139 – Veterans United

Together, Cindy and Mandy share many important values and goals, which make them great competitors in this Rally! The Rebelle Rally inspires women to go out of their comfort zone to complete a rally that will not only teach them more about themselves and strengthen their confidence, but will also provide a network of strong women. Both are veterans and data integrity analysts, so they are hoping this unique skill set will suite them well as a team for this year’s Rebelle! Mandy looks forward to sharing her lessons learned from 2020 with Cindy as a rookie! Mandy, an Army veteran residing in Maryland with her off-roading husband and dog. She was born into the military, served in the Army for six years starting at the age of 17, completed school at Indiana University and then found herself in Maryland. Cindy, an Air Force vet currently living in Maryland, Cindy (a.k.a. Spicy) is no stranger to off-roading. While this is her first Rebelle, or any organized off-roading event for that matter, she is no stranger to navigating unusual terrain or driving off-road vehicles. Team Veterans United chose to support the Catch a Lift Fund as their charity for this year’s rally. They are an amazing organization, based out of the Baltimore area that enables post 9/11 combat wounded veterans all over the U.S. to recover and rehabilitate both physically and mentally through physical fitness, motivation and support. Not only do they get the amazing opportunity to participate in this year’s rally, but also get to raise funds for this inspirational organization helping our veterans out.
Sponsored By:

Blue Ridge Overland Gear
Offroad Consulting
Espire Services
Beacham-White Law, PLLC
Castleberry Welsh Cobs
Nomatic
Wingman Consulting
The Ale House Columbia

Mandy Brezina

Switching roles
Occupation:

Data Integrity Analyst

Residence:

Jessup, MD

Favorite Quote:

"The greatest pleasure you'll ever have is doing what others tell you, you couldn't." - Walter Bagehot

Fun Fact:

She has her CrossFit CF-L2 trainer certificate and USA Weightlifting Level 2 certificate, which she uses to coach on side at Blue Crab CrossFit in Hanover, MD.Her daily driver, a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon (this year's rally vehicle!), which is a special ordered manual transmission!She's also a horse rider! In the past, she's helped start young horses under saddle - the crash dummy!She served in the Army from the age of 17 for six years - she deployed to Afghanistan as an 18 year old for one year!

Prior Years Competed:

2020

Awards Achieved:

Cindy Fajardo

Switching roles
Occupation:

Data Integrity analyst

Residence:

Jessup, MD

Favorite Quote:

“What's the root cause?”

Fun Fact:

· She actually reads the owner’s manual of her vehicles, her phone and other electronic devices to use every feature (geek!)· She hates the heat and is known to travel with a battery operated fan (fingers crossed that dry heat is different)· She won’t walk on grass (that’s a plus for the desert!)· She gets grumpy really easily.· She carries snacks wherever she goes. (If you need some, find her.)· Cindy isn’t her real name.

Prior Years Competed:
Awards Achieved:

Vehicle

The "Third Teammate"

Make, Model, Year:

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon - Bonestock & a manual!