Teammate compatibility and goals are the most fundamental aspects of competing and finishing the Rebelle Rally.
In early 2022, Tasha had just moved across the country (from OH to WA) and met with other WA Rebelles for dinner. There, Kendra Miller mentioned that Eliza Coleman’s best friend (Michelle) was competing as a Rookie and needed a new Navi, after a dune training showed how incompatible she and her planned teammate were. After a few phone calls to double check goals and compatibility, Team Gritty Up was formed! We finished 11th Overall in the 2022 Rebelle Rally, and we can’t wait to come back for 2023!
RUX, Big-D Construction, CBI Offroad, Phifer Pavitt Winery, Impulse Offroad, and Animal Installations
I love my friends and family, travel, sports, and all things cars. From moving across the country to building a stage rally car with my boyfriend, there are so many adventures out there and who are we to limit ourselves?
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott
I've been working on cars since I was old enough to hold a screwdriver. Restorations, modifications, maintenance, you name it.
Every year I compete in the Rebelle, I learn something new about myself. How I handle certain scenarios, mindsets under stress, competing as a rookie with another rookie, competing as a veteran Rebelle with a rookie, etc. This year will be great to come back with the same teammate who isn't a rookie anymore, and to see how much we can grow even more together.
My boyfriend and family encourage and support me, giving me extra confidence in what I think I can achieve. I recently lost my job (working for an EV start-up company), so this year's Rebelle will have a different outlook.
Westworld (TV Show) – excellent writing, directing, and acting; some of the best soundtracks/scores
The Office (US TV Show) – makes me laugh every time; excellent screenwriting and acting
Harry Potter Series (Books)
Every year I've done the Rebelle! And my move across the country with my boyfriend at the beginning of 2022. We recently started building a stage rally vehicle, so more adventures to come!
2019, 2021, and 2022
2019 (Team 208) - Rookie of the Year and 3rd Place in Xover class
I love the thrill of adventure and anything outdoors and active. My faith is strong as is my love of family and country.
Self-employed - fitness studio owner
Park City, UT
"Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once." - Paulo Coelho
I have always wanted to own a coffee shop/patisserie, a place people would gather and feel safe and happy there.
I get to celebrate this Rebelle alongside my best friend Eliza Coleman (Sasquatch Rebelles), who I missed dearly last year, along with my teammate and friend, Tasha, and of course Kendra, Eliza's navigator and friend! This will be a special year to compete, one I will cherish every day.
Just the fact that this is so far out of my wheelhouse in my daily life, and to be able to do something like this with people like this, the camaraderie, and the challenge just allows you to push harder and be better every day. My husband is my biggest cheerleader, encourager, and supporter.
Friends (TV show) – just laugh every time, great screenwriters
The Huberman Lab (podcast) – I’m a health geek
The Winner Stands Alone (book)
The Rebelle, Mt. Rainier climb With my husband - repelling Zion National Park and as many places as we can cover in our Sprinter!