Team Tuesday: Tasha & Jessica

Introducing a dynamic duo today, Team Tyrannosauruswrecks! They’re not only extremely enthusiastic about competing in the 2021 Rebelle Rally, they’ve also worked really hard to get to the start line this October. Please welcome in today’s Team Tuesday, Team #134 Tasha Booth and Jessica Gade!

Tasha has been in the army for 17 years and is currently working on getting her Bachelor’s degree in K-12 physical education. And she’s a mom of a three-year-old to boot! Jessica is a physical therapist on the front lines at a hospital for over 11 years and loves all things outdoors (she’s hiked to Mt. Everest Base Camp and through Patagonia!) The Rebelle has been a bucket list item for Jessica for years, and after having cancer last year, she asked herself “why wait any longer?” We’re so stoked these two have made it happen!

Read on for more information about the team including their vehicle of choice for the Rebelle!

Hometown/Current town:

Tasha: Pine City, MN / Morrison, CO
Jessica: Chicago, IL / Tempe, AZ

Favorite Food:

Tasha: Everything!! If I had to pick one thing, I would go with mashed potatoes and creamed peas.
Jessica: Thai or maybe it’s fish tacos? Mmmm.

Something only your best friend knows about you:

Tasha: I mean….looks like we won’t be the only ones to know….I love to sing  and dance when I am bored or have any downtime; not well, I might add.
Jessica: I do a lot of dog training with my Hungarian Mudi. We are either at agility, scentwork, or sheep herding. I secretly want to move to Norway and operate a sheep farm to spend all my time in the mountains!

Favorite place ever:

Tasha:  Anywhere I can sit around a fire, listen to music, and relax with a beverage.
Jessica: Norway. There are essentially no trespassing laws (as long as you stay away from buildings), so you can camp and hike anywhere. They also love blowing things up to make tunnels. They literally have roundabouts in the middle of mountains!

Why did you pick the vehicle you’re competing in?

Tasha: Because Toyotas are awesome! But really, I love trucks and this is the one that spoke to me. I’ve had her since 2016 and she has ever let me down. I figured we would push those limits!
Jessica: Tasha is a Rockstar driver and her Tacoma,  Big Booty Judy, is a beast! I also have a Tacoma, so its nice to practice my setup for navigation.

Why the Rebelle? 

Tasha: It’s an incredible opportunity to push my knowledge and capabilities, while getting to know some incredible women.
Jessica: After having cancer last year the question is really why wait? I had wanted to do this for years but I kept holding back. I want to prove to myself that I can do this and meet an amazing tribe of strong women.

Any shout-outs you’d like to make while you have our attention?

Tasha: A huge thank you to my husband, Joel, for encouraging me to find a way to make my goals happen. Additionally, our incredible sponsors for taking a chance on us: Pyrotect, GoTreads, Morrflate, MyMedic, Hi-Lift, Isotherm by Indel Webasto Marine USA,  and Combat wipes!
Jessica: My husband is my #1 and my friends. They have been so supportive of this crazy journey. We’ve had some very supportive sponsors: Pyrotect, GoTreads, Morrflate, MyMedic, Hi-Lift, Isotherm by Indel Webasto Marine USA,  and Combat wipes!