We want to call today’s Team Tuesday team two rad moms, but they are so much more than the bad-ass badges they earned at last year’s Rebelle Rally! Please welcome today’s dynamic Californian duo, Karen Hoehn and Dana Saxten!


Karen currently resides in San Diego, CA where she raised two daughters (who also happen to off-road) and is “major-domo” to her husband. As part of the family owned and operated Hoehn Motors, Karen knows a thing or two about the automotive world.


When she’s not “Rebelle-ing,” Karen loves to travel (Africa being one of her favorite spots) free diving, skiing, and off-road driving. She’s also saving time to work on her team’s goal this year of figuring out the TSD (time-speed-distance) sections of the rally (which she’s also advising future teams to do the same!).


What are her must-have items after taking on one Rebelle and preparing for another? MAXTRAX, MAXTRAX, MAXTRAX, a great partner and a great scarf. Sounds like a great packing list to us!


“I loved spending time with my fabulous co-doggie Dana last year, and I am coming back for round two of the Rebelle because it’s just so much fun! “ – Karen Hoehn


Dana Saxten also resides in San Diego, CA…where she also happens to have a daughter who off-roads! As a restaurant business owner, Dana’s schedule is far from humdrum, and with two yellow labs added to the mix, she’s constantly on the move whether it’s business or walking and entertaining the pups!


Camping out under the stars and getting lost and found on backroads are two things Dana adores, along with sewing (making quilts tops the list), reading, and designing and decorating houses. And Dana’s definitely not leaving home this October without her pop-up tent, small camp stove for the Marathon Leg, and trusty headlamp!


Amongst her goals for this year and managing time better, improving navigation accuracy, improving their standing and laughing as much as they can! And her advice for future Rebelles? Just say YES!


“I’m back for more of the same! More friendship, more laughing, more toughness, more nature…and more surprises of course!” – Dana Saxten