There’s something about weird old Land Rovers that brings people together…Liza and Jenna became friends as their husbands’ bromance blossomed into a Podcast called the Underpowered Hour, which – of course – is mostly about old Land Rovers. Liza and Jenna share a lot of common interests and experience overlanding in these classic British safari trucks, but hadn’t actually spent much time adventuring together until they showed up for Rebelle U Training camp. “We quickly realized it was a good match when we discovered our shared enthusiasm for maps and drafting supplies, and reasonable competency at using them in the rally setting”…… Combine that with a great attitude, enviable organizational and creative problem-solving skills, appreciation for cold brew coffee, and a little friendly competition, and we have a recipe for a fun (and hopefully successful) rally experience.
Full Sail University
Underpowered Hour Podcast
Pangolin 4 x 4
Molly My Mag
Pilates instructor by day, Land Rover enthusiast by night, I’m a firm believer that if its worth doing, then give it everything you’ve got. With an eclectic background and talent set that includes theatre technician, business owner, producer, curling enthusiast, quilter, and mom of one, why not add Rebelle navigator to the list?
Pilates Instructor Trainer
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie
I am a curler(you know, the Olympic sport with the stones and the sweeping and the yelling), and helped to found the Southern California Curling Center in 2021.
I’ve been following the Rebelle since its first year, and thought it would be an extreme challenge, and one that aligned well with my love of Land Rovers and overlanding. When I turned 37, I set a goal to do the Rebelle before the age of 40 (which I will achieve just in the nick of time!)
There are a long line of extraordinary women whom I’ve crossed paths with over the years, whose grit and tenacity and grace in the face of adversity have exemplified for me the woman I yearn to become. This list of women include my own mother, who has overcome incredible adversity; my mentor Amy Jordan, who conquered cancer in the face of a global pandemic; and one of my lifelong friends M, who knows who she is, and makes me proud every day to know her. To see other women living their lives unapologetically with authenticity inspires me to dig deep and rise above.
The Underpowered Hour podcast, Circe by Madeline Miller, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Becoming a mom! My daughter is 8, and such a spectacular human being. Motherhood has been such a wild ride so far, and life with her is a constant adventure, and I’m so incredibly fortunate to be able to do all the things we do together as a family, along with my husband.
I am an architect, tinkerer, teacher, dog lover, whistler, endurance runner and pesto fanatic with midwestern roots (but an Oregonian at heart). I'm usually easy to spot zooming around town in a quirky vintage car of some sort, and I'm obsessed with organizing things into binders.
“The difference between an ordeal and an adventure is attitude.” ― Bob Bitchin
Love horseradish, hate mustard.
I’m very compelled by opportunities to learn new skills and tackle new challenges, especially when they involve maps, nature, adventuring, endurance, patience, and/or self-sufficiency. When Liza shared her interest in the Rebelle, I researched it and found myself casually scheming on what I would want to drive if I were to participate. The intrigue lingered, but I didn’t really commit to the idea until Liza signed up for training camp, and then I was like “oh yeah, I better join for that!” We both went into the training camp with the intent of testing the waters to see if this is something that would actually be fun for us, and whether we would be compatible partners. By the end of the first day we were completely on-board and hopeful to be able to compete this year! We are stoked that we made it off of the waitlist!
I am inspired by the untold story. Whether it’s trying to rediscover forgotten history or reveal a dramatic transformation or capture the essence of an experience in a meaningful way, there are few things that fuel my passion more than puzzling together a compelling narrative.
The Underpowered Hour, Only Murders in the Building, Great British Baking Show
I am lucky to have adventurous friends and pretty epic opportunities on a regular basis. It’s hard to choose one experience as the “greatest” adventure. However, I would say that generally the greatest adventures are the ones that involve some level of “misadventure” along the way. When things don’t necessarily go as planned, and there is an unexpected obstacle that has to be addressed, it is all the more satisfying when you overcome the challenge and can continue the journey. It’s the misadventures that are a true test of character. Plus, these make the most interesting stories :)