We are Evelyn and Jill — Rookies to the Rebelle! We first met as we each interviewed potential partners for the rally. In our first discussion, we clicked and realized that though we took different paths to get here, we are a lot alike. We complement each other’s skills and we both quickly figured out that we could count on each other to do what it would take to train for this unique, high-pressure challenge. More importantly, we were sure we could be in a car for over a week together under strenuous competitive conditions! Evelyn is the experienced “off-roader” of our team – who decided to expand her skills into navigation. Jill is new to the off-roading scene – but her sense of adventure compelled her to join this year’s Rebelle as the team driver. Interestingly, we discovered that both of us have taken a break from our respective “corporate warrior” roles — Evelyn as an accomplished software developer and manager and Jill as a human resources executive. Yet, our warrior energy (which we are sure to bring to the Rebelle….) is still front and center in our lives! Jill is the mom of two high school teenagers, three dogs, a rabbit, and a bearded dragon while Evelyn continues to be a passionate international traveler and outdoor adventurer – hiking, rock climbing, biking, and skiing. Our goals for the competition? “That we get out there, do our best, have fun, and share some belly laughs”!
Iridium Satellite LLC
You can find me in the mountains skiing or another country learning a new language. I have always been independent since I moved to the U.S. on my own as a teenager.
Las Vegas, Nevada
"The sky is not the limit"
Play video games for 24 hours without sleep until an hour before final exams.
Rallies fascinated me before I could drive. I can only play rally video games to satisfy my curiosity. I recently left my profession to have fun and freedom to discover more of myself through adventures.
Athletes in extreme sports. Achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.
Track cheetahs and other animals with Maasai in Kenya safari.
My profession as an HR Leader has been a big part of my life. At heart though, I am a homebody who loves spending time in nature, camping, biking, hiking with my dogs or being on the lake with the family.
Vice President, Human Resources
Cave Creek, Arizona
“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one” - Dolly Parton
I won 2nd place in the Pennsylvania Powerlifting State Championship competing on the Slippery Rock University Men's Powerlifting team.
I have been following the Rebelle for the past 2 years and decided that in 2022 I would get off the sidelines and take the plunge myself.
I am inspired by people who overcome adversity, ultimately thrive, and are willing to help others along the way. These people make me continue to work at being the best person I can be.
I enjoy reading all kinds of autobiographies. I find it fascinating to explore and learn from the experiences of others.
My greatest adventure to date has been raising my two children (who are now teenagers). They have taken me on a life journey that I could have never imagined.