Back in 2019, Serena and Kirstin met in passing at a professional event for the offroad industry at King of the Hammers.
Based on that chance meeting, Kirstin wandered into SDHQ on a Friday afternoon and said, “Hey – not sure if you remember me, but….do you want to do the Rebelle Rally in 2023?” Serena wasn’t immediately in, and went with a firm, “I’ll think about it and let you know.”
A few short weeks later, Serena called Kirstin with a schedule in mind and was ready to commit, but a problem was on the horizon. She kept talking about all the work that would need to be done to “get the truck shipped out.”
Finally Kirstin asked, “shipped where? Aren’t you planning to drive to the start?” Serena, clearly convinced that Kirstin was clearly not qualified for her new role as navigator, said, “You can’t drive to Morocco.”
“Morocco?! It’s in California!” said Kirstin.
They’ve since worked on their communication skills, and are looking forward to their first Rebelle.
FK Rod Ends
Serena is a self-driven professional and passionate off-roader. She throws unbridled, redheaded intensity into every challenge she takes on, and she's looking forward to bringing the energy to the Rebelle Rally!
Operations Manager, SDHQ
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein
The first thing I learned how to drive was a D9 Dozer
I've been interested in the event since year one. but one day the opportunity and a willing teammate showed up on my doorstep. The rest is history!
I'm most inspired by kids, they truly have hearts of gold and become a product of their surroundings. If they witness love and kindness, they put love and kindness back out into the world.
Podcast : Business Wars
Book: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Show: The Agents Of Shield
My greatest adventure so far has been pre-running the Baja 1000 - one of the most fun and challenging trips I've been a part of.
Kirstin is a dyed-in-the wool automotive aftermarket professional, and a big time data nerd. She loves wheeling, camping, and a great cup of coffee in a perfect campsite at sunrise.
Sales and Marketing, COBB Tuning
"Life is a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all." - Helen Keller
My first "overland" trip was the Mojave Road...on horseback, for a week.
I've been watching friends compete for years now, and I finally tracked down the right teammate!
My Grandma Joan, she's smart, well-travelled, and has the kind of stories I can only aspire to in my life.
Podcast: This American Life
Book: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Show: The West Wing
Moving to Tennessee alone, and then tricking my husband Josh into marrying me and moving here, too.