PeggySue (Tampa Bay)

PeggySue (Tampa Bay)

1. Small intro of yourself (how long have you been with JGOF)

My name is Stacy, and I'm honored to lead our community-building efforts. Over the past 11+ years as a Jeep enthusiast, I've had the pleasure of owning three Jeeps: my first, a 2007 JK, followed by a 1999 TJ, and now my cherished 2004 TJ named Chip. I'm fortunate to be married to my supportive husband, Gabe, known to many as The Jester Graphics. Both of us have been in the Jeep world for a long time and know what it takes to have a strong community. My journey in the Jeep community began at a pivotal moment, attending my very first Jeep event – an all-girls gathering hosted by Jeep Girls of Florida in 2015. I walked in as a stranger and left with enduring friendships. It was a transformative experience that introduced me to remarkable women and imparted invaluable life lessons. This event ignited my ongoing passion for the Jeep world. This was my first off-roading adventure, and it changed me forever!

2. Tell us about your Jeep (name, any cool mods, etc)

Chip is a 2004 TJ. I have way to many mods to list but the only thing left stock is the engine and transmission lol. Everything else has been changed in some way. My longest relationship is with my Jeep "Chip", we have been together for over 10 years. He is a diva who hates the mud and loves the rocks. He got his name because I always have the good snacks on the trail and my diet is that of a very picky 5 year old lol.

3. What is JGOF to you and why did join the leadership team.

For several years, I actively participated as a member of TJK, where I contributed to organizing rides and events. What deeply troubled me during that time was the consistent lack of respect for women, both on and off the trails. In 2017, a conversation with my now-husband led to the creation of Jeep Girl Nation, initially conceived as a national group welcoming women from across the country. My unwavering belief was that we could all learn from each other, and the more women we could bring together to uplift and guide one another, the stronger we'd be. In 2018, a significant rebranding transformed us into Seven Slot Sisterhood. This change was prompted by an incident involving an online troll, a story for another time. From that point on, our mission was clear: to provide steadfast support to women across the nation. We organized events and classes in Florida along with rides in various states, culminating in the vibrant community we are today – a collective of strong, resilient women who share a profound love for off-roading and our Jeeps. In 2020, Brenda (Founder of JGOF) approached me with an opportunity I couldn't refuse – the chance to take the reins of Jeep Girls of Florida. Brenda's goal was to ensure her ladies still had a home, support, and a community. So a new chapter for JGOF began.

4. Where is your favorite place that your Jeep has taken you?

I always say.."Oh the places we will go" and have I gone places! Best wheeling is definitely Windrock, TN. Moab is "cool" and it is a fun time. Colorado is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. It is amazing the places your Jeep can take you that the average person will never get to experience.

5. What has the “Jeep Life” given you?

Confidence.. My Jeep gives me the confidence to do things I never thought I would be doing and I'm loving every minute of it!

6. What is the one “Bucket List” thing you want to do with your Jeep. 

I have been very blessed to travel the country and wheel. My "bucket list" is to keep doing that with my husband!

7. If you could go back in time to the day you bought your Jeep what is the ONE piece of advice you would give yourself? 

Sit back, bucket up and hold on. Trust the journey that is the "Jeep Life" and know that everything happens for a reason and it will all work out the way it should.

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