Team Tuesday 2019: Eliza & Kendra

The Rebelle not only brings strangers together, it brings strangers together to compete…together. Today’s Team Tuesday showcases a team who has never competed with each other, and also never met in person! Two like-minded women sharing a love for adventure and serious determination chops teaming up for the rally makes our day. Because, in the spirit of the Rebelle, why not just go for it?! On that note, let’s welcome the team – Eliza Coleman and Kendra Miller!

Eliza is originally from Berlin, New York, and splits her time between Park City, Utah, and Santa Rosa Valley, California. Eliza is also a stuntwoman/stunt coordinator, and happens to race stage rally in her 2WD 2010 Scion xD.

A self-described habitual experience collector, Eliza loves adventure, and loves driving on dirt roads. She’s excited to add the Rebelle to her collection as she’s new to navigation and dune driving.

“In the Rebelle, I’ll get to see remote areas that are otherwise out of sight. The whole experience of traveling with analog navigation, exploring with a teammate and being in a community of like minded women is pretty awesome. I can’t wait to be ‘away from it all’. I hope the food is good!”

Eliza is piloting her Jeep Wrangler that she purchased from her son last year with the idea she’d like the option to off-road whenever, wherever. Voilà! Unbeknownst to her in 2018, that option is happening this October. And with someone who she has an easy communication with, and has a great attitude. “I feel very fortunate to have a teammate that has experience doing the Rebelle, and I can’t wait to meet Kendra in person!”

Kendra is from Hemet, CA and lives in Snoqualmie, Washington where she works in marketing. Kendra is also a 100% Rebelle, meaning she has competed every year since the inaugural competition in 2016. Why is she coming back for year four?

“Because I love it. I love getting rid of my electronics, sleeping in the desert, getting to see amazing places that most people don’t even know about, the strategy, using analog tools to navigate the earth. It feels kind of wild but also completely natural to be coming back. Every year I think ‘Oh, I’ve done that. I’m good.’ and then registration opens. My mind immediately goes to planning who my teammate will be, what vehicle I can take, which class should I enter!”

Kendra is looking forward to seeing what new challenges Emily and the Rebelle staff have in store, and also self camp night – a night teams spend away from basecamp comforts for an evening together full of conversation, good food, and a little more rest than usual.

Kendra is also stoked to be competing with Eliza as she has a great sense of humor, is really easy going, and very dedicated to having a good rally. And she’s not leaving home without a positive attitude!

We love your attitude already, Team #184. See you in the dirt!

Team Tuesday 2019: Eliza & Kendra2019-09-18T12:34:38-08:00

Team Tuesday: Coralee & Christy

It’s a family affair for today’s Team Tuesday team! We’re stoked to introduce our first mother-in-law and daughter-in-law duo: Coralee Lack and Christy Long, two women who are packing up their Jeep and headed out from Washington state to the 2nd annual Rebelle Rally!

Coralee is an Original Rebelle, competing in our inaugural competition last fall. She loved it so much…she’s back for Round 2! Corlaee is originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and currently resides in Bellevue, Washington. Coralee is the owner of Mossms, an online video game hosted on the Second Life Platform. She loves to off-road, with rock crawling, backwoods exploring, and camping as her primary hobbies. She also loves working with her dog and teaching him new tricks. Most recently she’s been teaching herself to play guitar, which has turned out to be quite addicting!

Her must-have gear for the Rebelle? MAXTRAX, water, air compressor, water, recovery gear, tools, water, spare parts, water, coffee mug, water, lightweight moisture-wicking clothing…and water. Think she’s giving us a hint to stay hydrated during the Rebelle?!

Coralee competed last year with Holly Freeman in Team Wild and Free, having a fantastic time together. Coralee learned so much during the competition – patience, trusting their tools, managing time, and trusting their instincts. She’s looking forward to capitalizing on those lessons and improving those skills even more – as well as getting to drive this time around! Coralee is thrilled to bring her 2013 gecko green Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited to tackle the Nevada and California terrain. She’s looking forward to teaming up with Christy and sharing this amazing experience with her. She also can’t wait to reunite with many of the Original Rebelles…and meet some new ones!

Christy also lives in Washington state (Seattle area), but is originally from Concord, California. Christy is married to Coralee’s son, Richard, whom she met in the Army Reserves. As a laboratory assistant/phlebotomist, Christy’s days are hectic. But during her downtime, she likes to catch a little Pokémon on her DS to unwind! Jeeps are also a big interest of hers – she used to spend a lot of time off-roading in her 2014 Jeep Wrangler “Rubi.” After starting a family, Christy had to say goodbye to Rubi, but she’s stoked to be back in the saddle again doing something new in off-road! Since this is Christy’s first Rebelle, her must-have gear is relatively simple thus far – snacks to avoid getting hangry, a toothbrush, and toothpaste – because no one likes a dirty mouth!

Coralee knew that her son had received extensive navigation training in the Army and was thrilled that Christy had received similar training too. Always adventurous with a love of snowboarding and other outdoor activities, Christy was immediately excited about the opportunity to team up for such an amazing challenge. These family members both love adventure, Jeeps, and each other – not to mention, get along fantastically. It was meant to be!

Team Tuesday: Coralee & Christy2017-04-20T17:15:04-08:00