Femcanic Garage Podcast

Femcanic Garage Podcast

The podcast that features women in skilled trades, automotive and Motorsports industries-- Elevating, Empowering and Evolving by smashing stereotypes and breaking down barriers for females.

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April 19, 2021 76 min

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 w...

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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 h...

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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, Viol...

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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 D...

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February 4, 2021 77 min

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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 a...

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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 wa...

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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 Am...

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Molly Gursky is in the driver seat today.  She is the co-owner of Driven Restorations LLC, a classic car and truck restoration shop.  Every vehicle they build is meant to be driven.  Molly always had an interest in cars growing up, taking auto shop twice in high school and getting Chilton auto repair manuals out of the library for light weekend reading.  After high school, she attended UW River Falls receiving her BS in Animal Scie...

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Amy Bogner is in the driver seat.  She is a single mother and refinish technician veteran.  She was invited to an all female build that was featured at SEMA and she has taught BOCES auto body classes to high school age kids.  Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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    Megan Meyer is in the driver seat.  Megan is a NHRA Top Alcohol Drag Race driver.  Megan holds the record for the fastest Pro-Sportsman female in 1/4 mile: 5.11 seconds at 285 MPH, and is the Winningest Pro-Sportsman female driver in the NHRA. At the end of the 2019 season, Megan became the first women in the history of the NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster class to win the World Championship. Not only is she a record-breaking driver, she ...

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    Toni Avery is in the driver seat.  She is the owner of girlsdrivefasttoo.com, which covers new and vintage car reviews, racing schools, track days and other industry events.  She has reviewed nearly 70 press cars to date, is a high performance and teen safety driving instructor and has spent her entire career on race tracks in everything from Miatas to open-wheel formula cars.  Tune in, sit back and enjoy the ride!

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    Elana Scherr is an automotive journalist with an expansive career! She was a staff editor at Hot Rod Magazine and the former editor in chief at Roadkill Magazine. Currently, she is a columnist at Car and Driver, she does new car reviews for Edmunds, and writes features and short stories for Sports Car Market, Road & Track, and other automotive online publications. Join us in this episode for an insightful talk about the importa...

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    Theresa Contreras is a machinist, graphic designer, and renowned custom painter. Her work has been repeatedly displayed on the cover of top industry magazines and in multiple SEMA shows throughout the years. She has worked alongside top names in the industry like Chip Foose and Jimmy Shine and completed builds for Jay Leno and Ford Motor Company. As if that wasn’t enough, Theresa is also the co-founder of Real Deal Revolution—an or...

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    This week’s guest needs no introduction—if you watch industry-related TV, you know who she is! 

    Cristy Lee is arguably one of the most famous women in the industry. She’s appeared in racing and motorsports events on ESPN, ABC, Speed, FOX Sports One, MotorTrend, and NBC Sports either as a pit reporter, analyst, host, or leading the broadcast! She has also co-hosted All Girls Garage on MotorTrend, the Barrett-Jackson auction, and the...

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    Dez Ferrell is in the driver seat today.  She owns and manages her own shop, Nessy’s Kustoms, focused on custom paint and restoration in Mesa, Arizona.  She was recently a featured contestant on Motor Trend’s Bitchen Bootcamp.  She did not grow up in a shop, nor did she have an interest in cars for most of her life.  It wasn’t until she owned a Honda Accord that introduced her to the import scene that was going on about 14 years ag...

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    You have seen her art but have you heard her story?  Barbie is an author, teacher of welding via her YouTube channel, influencer with over 62,000 Instagram followers, but most impressive is how she has become a world-renowned metal sculptor.  Creating sculptures for Miller Welders, Carolina Shoe Company, Harley Davidson and other major companies.  In this episode, she pulls back the curtain and shares her struggles with mental heal...

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    Lara, That Porsche Girl, is a fit model in California. Formerly, she was a Hollywood precision driver where she doubled for famous actresses in various films, but her love for cars started when she was only 12 after watching an independent, successful woman purchase a Porsche on her own. This symbol of women empowerment was burned into Lara’s memory and has guided her throughout life. After finding success in her modeling career, L...

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