Why are we doing this?
What started as reviving our dad’s old Bronco and going on a new
adventure has become something of an addiction — we love the
challenge of not only improving our own skills each year, but improving the Bronco’s performance and capabilities, too. Rallying in a vintage vehicle definitely adds a whole other dimension to the rigors of the rally, but we’re here for it.
Like Rebelle founder Emily Miller always reminds competitors, “If it were easy, everyone would do it.”
Team Position: Driver
Rochelle lives in Battle Ground, WA, and is a kick-ass mom to four kids — Corwin (17), Colette (14), Callista (10), and Cohen (7) — with her husband of 22 years, Joe, and two sweet pups named Poppet and Millie. A photographer by trade, she enjoys overlanding, indulging her severe wanderlust as often as she can, woodworking, painting, and graphic design.
MELISSA VANDER WILT
Team Position: Navigator
Melissa lives in Lake Oswego, OR, with her husband Damian, son Milo (10), a fat cat named Fatcat, one duck and seven chickens. When not working as a digital designer and content strategist, Melissa enjoys travel with her boys, Harry Potter (house: Hufflepuff), whiskey, karaoke, writing, every British thing ever, crafting, cooking, and perfecting the noble art of summertime porch-sitting (when Oregon’s weather sees fit to cooperate).