Forum User Name: Bonnie Lake
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"Born and Raised in Bowman, North Dakota. 8 children blended family. In HS I participated in Basketball, Track, FHA, FFA, Annual Yearbook, Band, Choir, 4-H. Graduated from Mary College with a Math/Science degree and Secondary Education. I taught 7-12 Math/Science for 5 years. Moved to AZ in 1989. Started in the mortgage industry in 1990. Married David in 1994 in Vegas and then again in 1995 in AZ with a wedding dress and him in boots and jeans. We car pooled for 20years. In 2014, we purchased my Jeep. Now I drive everywhere instead of being driven. Just recently became a Rodan and Fields consultant for extra money for modifications to do on “Lance”. I am a Fitbit walker! I enjoy not only off-roading in my jeep but my husband and I love the dunes with our sand rail and quads."
Occupation: Residential Mortgage Loan Underwriter and Rodan and Fields Consultant
Birthday: March 27th
Vehicle Name: Lance
Questions & Answers with Bonnie
Q: What is your favorite color?
Q: What is your favorite food?
Q: Do you have kids?
A: No children.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Yes 3 Chihuahuas. The Princess Roxy, Lucy, and their baby Momma, Juliet.
Q: Do you take your pets off-roading?
Bonnie's Off-Road Facts:
Q: Is your whole family into off-roading?
A: Yes they are!
Q: Are you usually the driver or co-driver?
A: I am usually the co-driver in the group.
Q: How old were you when you first started wheeling?
A: I was old enough! 😉
Q: How often do you get to go off-roading?
A: I try to go 1 or 2 times a month if possible, more if I have the chance.
Q: Where is your favorite place to wheel?
A: All trails. All of AZ but more specific I love Table Mesa.
Q: Do you belong to an off-road club? Which one? What is their motto/mission?
A: No, not yet, but I hope to join one soon.
Q: Do you have any wheeling traditions?
A: Hot coffee and cream as we travel to our initial destination Yes this is boring.
Q: Do you look up to anyone in the industry?
A: Sam Steinman My husband and I have known Sam since way back when he worked at the Fly-n-Hi shop on Cave Creek road. He knows his stuff and has helped us out so much in the past who knows how many years. He is very knowledgeable and capable of doing it all. Frank Mince just a wonderful man, husband and friend who has a beautiful family.
Q: What is your most memorable offroad moment?
A: The Crown King ride
Q: What was your first wheeling trip?
A: I went to Table Mesa with some friends.
Q: What was your longest wheeling trip?
A: The longest trip I've been on so far was 12 hours of wheeling on Arizona trails.
Q: What was your favorite wheeling trip?
A: Any trip to Table Mesa of course.
Q: How do you feel as a woman in the offroad industry?
A: Love it. We need more of them in the industry. Everyday more are coming.
Q: What changes have you seen in the offroad community since you began wheeling?
A: The large amounts of money put into the vehicle and how quick it is changing. Everything use to be simple, just get out there and do it. Now there are a lot of fancy high dollar rides on the trails and crawling.
Q: Do you have any advice for ladies wanting to get started in off-roading?
A: Yes, just do it. It is empowering and so exciting. Don’t be afraid. We all have to start somewhere and now is the time.
"Lance is a 2006 LJ Jeep Wrangler that also serves as a daily driver."
Q: What is the best mod you have done to your vehicle?
A: New bumper with Warn winch and new lights so far. The best one will be once the new axles and Poison Spider role cage are installed.
Q: Do you work on your own vehicle?
A: 70/30 Maintenance and repairs. Modifications to the fab shop.
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