#130 – Team Front Range Rebelles

Kathy Locke Kathy grew up adventuring and off roading—with family camping trips in a 1978 Ford Bronco throughout California and Nevada and all throughout the Rocky Mountains, as a teen, in the family’s 1986 4Runner towing a packed pop-up camper. Through her father’s love of the outdoors and her mother’s love of just taking a drive through the mountains, the adventurous spirit was instilled in her at a young age. Kathy’s first taste of the Rebelle Rally was in 2017 after interviewing another FJ Cruiser team, Team 154 Roads Less Traveled, for Toyota Cruisers & Trucks (TCT) magazine, which she does freelance design and writing for in her off time. After attending the event in October 2018 as media crew for TCT, and meeting the amazing rally participants and crew at the event, she knew right then and there she needed to do this rally. Kathy is the Marketing Manager at JLL and in her free time, she is the Creative Director for Toyota Cruisers & Trucks magazine, and is also the Vendor Partnerships liaison for the Colorado FJ Cruisers group. She is supported by her husband of almost 20 years, Joel, and two kids, Jackson and Grace, and three crazy Boston Terriers–Rosie, Rufus, and Rooney. This rally is in memory of her mom, Keiko Akimoto Woods, and her love of mountain drives. Stacey May Designer, artist, photographer, maker, creator, and off-roader, above all Stacey’s an absolute lover of animals and the outdoors. Stacey’s love of nature came from her mom who took her and her sister camping through their early years. She taught them everything—how to build a fire, make a lean-to, how to be in nature and respect all living things. She shared the values of being adventurous, joyful and kind. “Home” has been many places: St. Louis-born, then Houston, Miami, Amherst but New York City’s where she planted her flag. Her 22 years in the Big Apple saw her build the graphic design studio she owned and led for 12 years. It’s where she met lifelong friends and her husband. A dozen years ago, wanderlust struck Stacey and TJ, so they traded a Manhattan high-rise for an 18’ travel trailer. So began a life on-the-road that saw them live within the splendor of the National Parks for nearly three years. Now living in Denver and enjoying the mountain life with dogs “Seeger” (yellow Lab) and “Guthrie” (mixed shepherd). Loves—hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, and off-road adventures. Stacey’s happiest any place there are fewer people and more trees! As a team, we are both excited to participate in our first Rebelle Rally! We have met some amazing women already at some of the Rebelle trainings and can’t wait to meet more! We are ready for the adventure, competition, and camaraderie!

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Kathy Locke
Kathy LockeMarketing Manager for JLL Denver (commercial real estate)
My all time favorite is "Be the change you wish to see in the world" from Mahatma Gandhi, but I also love "Find out who you are and do it on purpose" from Dolly Parton and "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!" from Mae West.
Hometown
Okinawa, Japan
Residence
Aurora, Colorado
Fun fact about yourself
I’m a loyal Toyota owner and have only owned Toyotas! I learned how to drive in my dad’s 1986 Toyota 4Runner with a manual transmission, in 4-low and in the snow in Colorado!
Stacey May
Stacey MayDesigner, self employed
"Surely the earth can be saved by all the people that insist on love" —Alice Walker
Hometown
St Louis / NYC: adopted hometown
Residence
Littleton, CO
Fun fact about yourself
I lived for almost 3 years in a tiny travel trailer in national parks and on BLM with my husband after leaving our careers and selling all our belongings…best time of our lives! And I’ve never been on Facebook.
Vehicle:
Vehicle: 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser