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Release Date: 01/08/2020

EP. 77: Tammy Tecklenburg--“You Have the Power…Use It!” show art EP. 77: Tammy Tecklenburg--“You Have the Power…Use It!”

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Tammy Tecklenburg is an established leader, mentor, and visionary in the automotive field. For over 25 years she has been on the front end of launching three companies and taking a major part in eight mergers and acquisition transactions for industry leaders, such as Honeywell, Armored AutoGroup, Spectrum Brands, and Energizer Holdings. As if that wasn't enough, Tammy has spent most of her career being a trailblazer for other women in the field. She has served as President of Women in Auto Care,  she is an active board member of the Women in Automotive and Auto Care Board of Directors....

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Ep. 76: Adrienne Cruser--“Don’t Just Work It—LIVE IT!” show art Ep. 76: Adrienne Cruser--“Don’t Just Work It—LIVE IT!”

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Adrienne Cruser is the owner of the Breeze RV, founder of RVIT (an organization focused on RV education), and a licensed RV Technician and Inspector. This “jill-of-all-trades” has dabbled in a little bit of everything in various male-dominated industries! Wherever Adrienne was, she dominated her craft, but frustration with the realities of a job led her to a whole new adventure. Check out this episode to hear Adrienne share about how she got through the “terror of the unknown” and landed in the world of RV’s! Adrienne's Contact Info: Website:  https://thebreezerv.com/...

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EP.75: Cheyenne Ruether (and Violet)--“Decide What You Want, then Blaze Your Way Through It!” show art EP.75: Cheyenne Ruether (and Violet)--“Decide What You Want, then Blaze Your Way Through It!”

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Cheyenne is an auto body technician who owns and runs her own shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. This badass has created her career path EVERY-STEP-OF-THE-WAY starting at age 15 with auto body work while tearing up the runway as a model, then moving on to representing the trades on TV, and now to running her own shop. During the COVID mayhem this past year, Cheyenne took advantage of the circumstances and took her 7-year-old daughter, Violet, to the shop to teach her a few tricks of the trade. You won’t want to miss this episode! Cheyenne shares her experience with juggling motherhood while...

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EP.74--Nikki Dart: “Don’t Let Anyone Dim Your Light!” show art EP.74--Nikki Dart: “Don’t Let Anyone Dim Your Light!”

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Nikki is a mechanic and big rig driver based in Montreal, Canada. Being the only woman in both her automotive mechanics and truck driving class, Nikki has learned how to overcome and adapt to challenges in a male-dominated world. Nikki’s pride and joy is her 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger, known also as “Daisy”, which was featured in a special edition Rock Auto magnet. In this episode, Nikki takes us for a ride talking about her work on Daisy and about how she pulled herself out of her largest life challenge--a back injury. Buckle up Femcanics!  Nikki's Contact Info: Instagram: @nikkidart...

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EP.73--Kate Cook: “Do It in Fear!” show art EP.73--Kate Cook: “Do It in Fear!”

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Kate is a professional artist, illustrator, and pinstriper based in Central Texas. Kate’s link to the industry stems from her focus on vintage pinups, hot rods, and war airplane “nose art”. Inspired by early family experiences, Kate began her artistic career as a teenager when she was hired to illustrate a children’s story book. In college, Kate entered her work into an art show, which became her first commissioned job. Today Kate owns Asphalt Canvas Custom Art where she continues creating artwork inspired by her customer’s ideas.  Join us in this episode as this visionary...

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EP.72: Joanie Butler— EP.72: Joanie Butler—"Curiosity and Grit Will Go a Long Way” 

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Joanie Butler is a Distributor Sales Manager at Arc Zone, Inc.—a top welding supply company in California. She has been with the company for 9 years, but her journey in the skilled trades industry didn’t start there. This small-town girl from northern California started dabbling in the trades as a teenager while 4-wheeling and off roading “with the guys”. Her free spirit and curiosity about how things work continued leading her to a world of adventure and exploration beginning with amateur surfing in the early 90’s. Seeking “more” Joanie taught herself how to weld, got certified...

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Ep.71: Madison Alexander—  “You Have To Respect Yourself!” show art Ep.71: Madison Alexander— “You Have To Respect Yourself!”

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Madison is an experienced car painter who owns her own shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Her passion for cars started as a child while she watched her father and grandfather paint and work on cars “under a shaded tree”. Madison also raced cars as a preteen and then pursued her passion further in high school by enrolling in automotive tech classes. Supported by her teacher and her family, Madison joined several national competitions and became the first female to win the SkillsUSA Automotive and Refinish Technology Division in the state of Tennessee. As her work experience grew, so did her...

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EP.70—Heather Holler: “…Never Sacrifice Your Femininity to Be a Badass!” show art EP.70—Heather Holler: “…Never Sacrifice Your Femininity to Be a Badass!”

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Heather Holler is a freelance rally cross technician. After discovering her love for mechanical work in her early 20’s and attending tech school, she worked for a few local Subaru dealerships, but that wasn’t enough for her—she wanted more! She decided to apply at Vermont Sportscar for a rally cross mechanic position; with some persistence and a 3000-mile move to Vermont, she became the first female mechanic for the team. Shortly after, Heather decided to go freelance and started working with DirtFish Rally School where she has worked for the last 3 seasons. Always wanting to kick it up...

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EP69. Kristen Hope Migues—“If You Want Something, Work Hard and GIVE to Get It” show art EP69. Kristen Hope Migues—“If You Want Something, Work Hard and GIVE to Get It”

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Kristen Hope Migues is a Monster Truck Driver. She’s driven under five different truck identities including Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Razin Kane, Megalodon, Ice Cream Man, and Wolf's Head. Her love for cars, trucks, and racing began when she was a little girl helping her dad work on cars. As she and her family attended Monster Jam racing tours throughout the years, Kristen’s passion grew stronger and at age 16, she decided she was going to be a driver. Kristen has had several successful years with Monster Jam, but with a nudge from the COVID pandemic, she and her husband jumped on the...

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EP 68: Renee Brinkerhoff, the Valkyrie Racer—“A Brave, Courageous Woman with a Compassionate Heart!” show art EP 68: Renee Brinkerhoff, the Valkyrie Racer—“A Brave, Courageous Woman with a Compassionate Heart!”

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Renee is a rally race driver, but not just any rally race driver--with no prior racing experience, no family background in racing, and barely any knowledge of cars, Renee started rally racing at age 56. Why? Because she wanted to! It was on her bucket list and she just knew she had to do it. Renee has been rally racing for 8 years now. She’s competed in almost all continents of the world including North America, Australia, South America, Asia & Europe, and Africa. Antarctica, the only continent left, is just a matter of time! As if racing around the world wasn’t enough, Renee founded...

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Laura Frank & Leigh Anne Best are the co-founders of Brakes for Breasts—an organization that fundraises with more than 100 independent auto repair shops across the U.S. and Canada to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. As of 2018, they have raised almost $750, 000 with the goal of reaching $1 million by the end of this year! With combined experience of over 30 years in the automotive industry, Laura and Leigh Anne have created the perfect WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN scenario where the customer, the shop, the vendor, AND the world wins! Join us on this episode to hear how these “big thinkers” are reaching their goal of “saving the world” one auto shop at a time. 

You can find out how to get involved by visiting their website at https://www.brakesforbreasts.com/

 

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