Forum User Name: Heidi Rowan
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"My name is Heidi Rowan. I have been off-roading for 16 years, 14 years of being a co-driver and 2 years as a driver. I have been on staff with Barlow Adventures in Moab UT for 2 years. December 2016 my husband and I partnered and bought Outlaw Jeep Tours soon to be Outlaw Jeep Adventures. I am originally from Colorado Springs Colorado, my second place I love to live is Moab UT. Off roading has become a big adventure in my life and I feel so blessed for it. I am looking forward to competing in the Rebelle Rally 2018. I created a company called Air Down Life which is designed to show off people out wheeling aired down, the purpose of airing down, and other elements that go with the air down life style. I grew up with classic cars in my dads garage and watching him rebuild a rusted shell into a reborn classic. I adore makes and models from 1955 and older. I love the styles of the 20’s and 30’s but my heart sings for the 40’s. I currently have a 1946 Chevy truck that we are working on and bringing back to life, hopefully running by spring 2018. I am a pinup model and also a modern style model. I am learning just how to mess my vintage life with my jeep life. We do have a 1954 Willys 3B, but I would love to find a 40’s military flat-fender. I love adventure and being outdoors climbing, hiking, rafting, wheeling and exploring where ever I can."
Occupation: Staff Member at Barlow adventures and Co-owner of Outlaw Jeep Tours/ Outlaw Jeep Adventures
Birthday: March 13, 1985
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Questions & Answers
Q: What is your favorite color?
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: "Nachos, thanksgiving meals, taco salad"
Q: Do you have kids?
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: "I have 1 Golden Retriever."
Q: Do you take your pets off-roading?
A: "No, he doesn't like it."
Heidi's Off-Road Facts:
Q: How old were you when you first started wheeling?
A: "I was 18."
Q: Is your whole family into off-roading?
A: "Not really. It's mostly just my husband and myself."
Q: Are you usually the driver or the co-driver?
A: "I have mostly been the co-driver."
Q: Do you have any off-road traditions or rituals?
A: "I eat Gushers every time."
Q: How often do you get to go off-roading?
A: "Whenever I can, but work and tours usually get in the way."
Q: How did you get started in the off-road world?
A: "Jeremy, my now husband, brought me wheeling for Memorial Day weekend in Moab UT. I was hooked."
Q: Where is your favorite place to wheel?
A: "Currently Moab, but there are so so many places to wheel, how could I have a final favorite?"
Q: Do you belong to an off-road club? Which one? What is their motto/mission?
A: "I have been a member of a couple clubs, but haven’t been very active."
Q: What is on your off-roading bucket-list?
A: "To feel confident enough to wheel more and more difficult trails; to compete in the Rebelle Rally; get to go to more off-road events and promote ladies off-roading."
Q: How are you active in the off-road world?
A: "I am not hugely active, but after I attended the Ladies Off-road Convention this year I am doing my best at becoming more active where I can"
Heidi's Off-Road Stories:
Q: What is your most memorable offroad moment?
A: "When I was proposed to at the top of Moab Rim trail in Moab, UT."
All About the Ladies:
Q: Who do you look up to in the industry? Why?
A: "Charlene Bower and Nena Barlow. Both of these incredible ladies inspire me to work harder and wheel better each and every day. I have learned so much from each of these ladies and I still have a massive amount to learn, but these gals help me to be better and do the best I can and are so supportive."
Q: How do you feel as a woman in the off-road industry?
A: "I feel that I could help make other small sized women feel comfortable in this tall wheeler world."
Q: Give us a story, any story, about educating, guiding, empowering ladies in the off-road, past or future:
A: "We recently did an event for Cooper tire. We took a group of media people who had never been in a jeep let alone been off-road. I was the only female guide. I was supposed to be a driver in my own jeep, but each participant needed a co-driver. I was a co-driver to Amy she did amazing, she listened to all of my pointers and spotting. The other guides told her she was wheeling like a pro, I had to smile knowing I had something to do with it. There were a few other female participants all of which were my size. I am 5 foot 1 inch tall so it was awesome to prove to these gals that even shorter ladies can wheel with the best of them. Everyone had an awesome time and our client was super excited to have a lady wheeler out on the trails, proving it’s not all men."
Q: What advice do you have for ladies who want to get started off-roading?
A: "It’s ok to be nervous, but try it. You can try a little at a time, or just jump in feet first."
" 2016 Jeep JKU Hardrock."
Q: Does your vehicle also serve as a daily driver?
Q:What is the best modification you have done to your vehicle?
A: "The Metalcloak lift"
Q: Do you work on your own vehicle?
A: "I do as much as I can, but my husband helps as needed. I will take him to a shop if needed."
3.5 inch Metalcloak lift,
Metalcloak front and rear bumpers,
Metalcloak fenders and rocker guards,
37” Cooper Discoverer STTpro tires,
Bestop trektop nx pro
Zeon 10 s Warn Winch
Black Forest Gear cargo holder with sliders
Webasto fridge/freezer from Black Forest Gear
JE Reel front and rear drive shafts