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"I wanted to get outdoors and get out of my comfort zone! I had never camped or gone out into the wild outdoors much until about two years ago, and as they say in poker, I went “All In”. I started prospecting, “looking for gold.” I bought a tent and went camping for the first time last year. I went to Alaska to look for gold last summer for two weeks. I initially bought a little Suzuki 4x4 to get me to gold claims. This year it was just too small to carry all my prospecting equipment, so I bought a 2017 Toyota Tacoma 4x4. These two hobbies of mine, prospecting and off-roading, overlap. You need good off-road driving knowledge and skills to go out to some of the remote places to look for gold. I am so excited to get to network with other ladies as both of these hobbies are male-dominated. I am looking forward to increasing my skills and knowledge."
Occupation: Production Control Management
Birthday: April 27
Ladies Offroad Network Events Attended:
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Questions & Answers
Q: What is your favorite color?
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: "Strange, but I love Beef Stroganoff."
Q: Do you have kids?
A: "No, but many nieces and nephews."
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: "One Cat named Cinders."
Q: Do you take your pets off-roading?
Q: How old were you when you first started wheeling?
A: "53. I bought a little 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara so I could go off-road and get to mining claims with my mining buddies and equipment."
Q: Is your whole family into off-roading?
A: "No, just me."
Q: Are you usually the driver or the co-driver?
A: "I am the driver."
Q: How often do you get to go off-roading?
A: "Just starting out."
Q: How did you get started in the off-road world?
A: "Prospecting for gold led me to the 4x4 trails."
Q: How are you active in the off-road world?
A: "I have joined a couple of local groups and also Cal 4 Wheel."
Lisa's Off-Road Stories:
Q: What is your most memorable off-road moment?
A: "As of today, being put at a 30-degree angle and learning my truck will not just tip over!! (who knew?)
Backing down a big ass hill."
Q: What was your first wheeling trip?
A: "Hungry Valley."
Q: How do you feel as a woman in the off-road industry?
A: " I will let you know more about that after I go on my first trip with one of these groups. I have booked a trip to go to the High Desert Roundup on Memorial Day weekend. This will be my first taste of going out with a group. I've made my best friend go with me as I don’t know anyone. I plan to camp out for the second time ever and this will be my first organized run."
Q: What advice do you have for ladies who want to get started off-roading?
A: "Not sure! What advice do you have for me??"
About Lisa's vehicle: "2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Double Cab, Short Bed 4X4"
Vehicle Name: The Blue Taco
Q: Is your vehicle a Daily Driver?
Q: Do you work on your own vehicle?
A: " I would love to learn."
Q: What is the best modification you have done to your vehicle?
A: "So far I have ordered Rock Sliders from a guy whose reviews I read on Tacoma World. He is local here to So Cal and I love to support local small business."
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