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Jaime Hjelm co-owns and operates Wicked Wrench Co. — an automotive repair shop located in South Elgin, Illinois. She built her first transmission at age 17 by reading a manual, and has built hundreds of transmissions since. She also teaches free Automotive Basics classes through local libraries and has partnered with local community college for auto students to job shadow for a 6-week interval. Jaime’s modeled for several automotive magazines in the late 1990s and has been a fleet mechanic for over a decade. She also competed in Motor Trends ‘Bitchin Boot Camp’ by Bitchin Rides in 2020. Jaime’s Contact Info: Business Website - https://www.wickedwrenchco.com/ Instagram – @jaime_hjelm - https://www.instagram.com/jaime_hjelm/ Facebook – Jaime Hjelm - https://www.facebook.com/jaime.hjelm LinkedIN– Jaime Hjelm - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaime-hjelm-2b414213/ I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
Rachael Alfonso is a children's book author and the Director Of Operations of Exotic Car Hacks. She wrote What Cars Says — the World’s First and Only children’s book that features 21 sounds from real cars! She started to get interested in cars at an early age. Her interest in cars grew into passion and later on into a career. Rachael persevered her way into the car world in South Florida where she started working in car dealerships and mechanic shops, which opened the door for her to work alongside one of Florida’s greatest rare car collectors. Rachael believes that women have a place in the Automotive Industry and women can leave their mark in this man-centric world. Rachael’s Contact Info: Business Website - https://shop.whatcarssay.com/ Instagram – @rach.alfonso - https://www.instagram.com/rach.alfonso/ @whatcarssaybook - https://www.instagram.com/whatcarssaybook/ Facebook – Rachael Alfonso - https://www.facebook.com/rachael.ech1// LinkedIN– Rachael Alfonso - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachael-alfonso-370a83161/ I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
Emma McIndoe manages not one, but two of their family businesses, AA Recycling Pty Ltd and Pick-A-Part — an Auto & Metal Recycling business founded by her parents in 1986. Growing up, Emma used to play and spend her time in their factory, that is when she started to get immersed in their business. Prior to joining the Automotive Industry, Emma used to work in the Financial Services Industry for over 20 years. Now, Emma is using the skills she learned from her past roles in growing their family business. Emma McIndoe is also the first female in Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Auto Dismantling Recyclers Division Executive committee. Join us this episode to hear how Emma uses her voice in this male dominated industry. Emma’s Contact Info: Business Website https://www.pick-a-part.com.au/ Instagram @pick_a_part Facebook Pick a Part https://www.facebook.com/pickapartwreckers// LinkedIN Emma McIndoe I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
Louise Azzopardi is an entrepreneur, trainer, and an experienced heavy vehicle mechanic. Her business focus is on training and developing individuals in the skilled-trades; however, since she was a child, Louise knew she was meant to wrench. At 15 years old, right out of high school, Louise got into an apprenticeship for heavy vehicle mechanics and since then she has never looked back! Join us in this episode to hear all about how Louise worked her way through the field and right into her passion! Louise’s Contact Info: 1. Business Email louise@louiseazzopardi.com Instagram louise_azzopardi_1996 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009063836223 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-azzopardi-699072126/ I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! • You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
Courtney Casale is a go-getter! Currently, she is a diesel mechanic for the Army National Guard and she is a full-time college student pursuing a degree in marine biology. Courtney has also worked in vinyl wrap shops as an installer and a detailer and she is pursuing a career in racing. As if that wasn’t enough, Courtney is also an influencer and content creator on Instagram and YouTube where she documents her progress building her Subaru WRX to track specs. If you’re looking for inspiration, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Courtney’s Contact Info: Business Email courtney.janeee98@gmail.com Instagram @wrxn_cj YouTube WRX'n CJ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwrnuYbA0HjJ3N-kyimtQCQ) I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
Rachel James is a financial advisor, but not just ANY financial advisor. Not only does Rachel show up to her meetings with a half-sleeve and an Edelbrock shirt, Rachel’s clients are blue collar workers—from preppers to owners. Coming from a blue-collar family herself and a long career in the automotive field, Rachel’s passion as a financial advisor has become to help her clients find financial success. Don’t miss this episode! Rachel shares her journey from the aviation field thorough the automotive world and finally into financial industry. Rachel’s Contact Info: Instagram @skerryspice Facebook Rae James LinkedIn Rachel James I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
Nushrat is a recent high school graduate who was just accepted to the “pit program” at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina. Nushrat’s dream is to become a race car engineer. Her interest in cars started out of curiosity when she enrolled in an automotive class her junior year in high school, but her passion was ignited when she started driving, especially her 2007 Ford Mustang GT she affectionately calls “Mufasa”. Ride along with us for this episode as this courageous young woman shares how she’s paved her own way through cultural and personal challenges directly toward her dreams! Nushrat’s Contact Info: Instagram @nushratah Facebook Nushrat Ah LinkedIn Nushrat Ah TikTok @nushratgt I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
EP. 90: Trish Horstman—“YOU Are a Part of This Just as Much as the Boys Are!” Trish Horstman is the co-founder of Throttle Gals magazine—a printed publication that features women who build, ride, and work on cars, bikes, trucks and anything else with an engine. Not only is Trish one of the leading bad asses at Throttle Gals, but she is also an artist and a wrencher at heart. Trish has loved cars and bikes since she was a young girl working alongside her father in his shop and she has pursued her love for art throughout her life. Now Trish has learned to combine her passions through her career as a tattoo artist and find art even in cars. This is an episode you won’t want to miss! Trish’s Contact Info: Business Website throttlegals.com https://mylittleneedletattoos.com/ Instagram @throttlegals @latricia_star Facebook Throttle Gals Magazine https://www.facebook.com/Latricia.horstman.tattooing/ I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! • You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
Episode 89: Ana Kraft— “Turn Frustration into Creativity and Do Something About the Things You Don’t Like!” Ana Kraft is the owner and co-founder of Xena Workwear—a company that designs stylish safety shoes and functional work apparel just for women. Ana envisioned Xena Workwear after years of having to wear clunky men’s safety boots throughout her career in international project engineering. Originally from Kazakhstan and raised in Germany, Ana came travelled across the world to the U.S. and overcame many fears and challenges to pursue her dreams. Join us in this episode to hear how Ana turned frustration into creativity to become a successful entrepreneur! Ana’s Contact Info: Business Website xenaworkwear.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/xena-workwear Instagram https://instagram.com/xenaworkwear YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kr6xhihYQtXg232_iGivw Facebook https://facebook.com/xenaworkwear Twitter https://twitter.com/xenaworkwear TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@xenaworkwear I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬ about the podcast.‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ or you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast. The Femcanic audience drives the show!
Mercedes Lilienthal is an Oregon-based freelance photojournalist who contributes to The New York Times and several automotive outlets like Car and Driver, Forbes Wheels, Autoblog, and more. Additionally, she is the Editor-At-Large of TREAD Magazine and Feature Editor of Toyota Cruisers & Trucks. Mercedes focuses her work on the automotive industry with particular interest in vehicular adventure travel and inspiring women within the industry. As a child, Mercedes never even considered that a career in the automotive industry was an option for her, but through adventures with her husband, she discovered her love for it and jumped right into it head first! Join us in this episode as Mercedes shares how she left a 20-year career in architecture and interior design to follow her passions in the automotive world. Mercedes' Contact Info: Business Website www.crankshaftconsulting.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mercedes_lilienthal/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDFwS3JWlmdEWYQl1c6_UAQ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MercedesLilienthal/ Twitter https://twitter.com/writerwithgrit LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mercedeslilienthal/ I am excited to connect with you. I'd love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬. The Femcanic audience drives the show!‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
Rebecca is a professional monster truck driver with Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live. Rebecca doesn’t just drive any monster truck, though, she drives the iconic Big Foot! Rebecca has loved trucks since she was a little girl, but her career as a monster truck driver began after touring and working in the pits with her husband (who’s also a monster truck driver) and realizing this is where her passion truly lies. In 2020, while getting through the pandemic, Rebecca took the plunge and left her established career as a travelling ER nurse to drive monster trucks full-time. Don’t miss this episode--Rebecca’s enthusiasm while sharing her story will have you chasing your dreams as well! Rebecca’s Contact Info: Business Website http://www.bigfoot4x4.com/ Instagram Rebecca.schnell_mtdriver YouTube Rebecca Schnell Facebook The Schnell’s monster truck page TikTok 13rebeccaschnell I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at (614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬. The Femcanic audience drives the show!‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! • You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ • You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. And don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
EP86: Bethaney Bowman – “Learn as Much as You Can About What You Want to Do. Then Be the Best at It!” Bethaney is a certified auto technician with over 16 years of experience in the automotive field. Her love for cars began with weekend trips to the race track where her mother and father drag raced and continued through high school and college where she pursued her auto mechanics education. Presently, Bethaney co-owns a mobile repair business with her husband and she has taken her professional knowledge and turned it into gifts for other women both in the community and in the field. Join us in this episode to hear Bethaney’s soul-searching story to find her place in the field. Bethaney’s Contact Info: • Facebook: Gear Jammers Truck and Trailer mobile repair I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at ‪(614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬. The Femcanic audience drives the show!‬ What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! • You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ • You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
Angelina Alcantar is a seasoned automotive instructor at Riverside City College in California. She brings over 8 years of experience as an auto technician in dealerships, shops, and hot rod/performance shops. Her passion lies in learning as much as possible about the automotive field and then sharing it with her students so they can be successful wherever they choose to be in the industry. Join us in this episode as Angelina shares her wisdom around following your calling, showing your qualifications through your skills, and dealing with sexual harassment at work. You won’t want to miss this one! Angelina's Contact Info: Instagram: @ms.A_theshopteacher YouTube: "Ms. A--The Shop Teacher"   I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at ‪(614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬. The Femcanic audience drives the show!  What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
Dorian is an automotive glass technician based out of New Mexico. Dorian stumbled into the automotive industry while job searching during a time in his life when he just needed a job. Since then, he has grown to love what he does. Recently, as one of the few transgender men at his company, Dorian was chosen to be a part of the first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Council at his job. Like Dorian said, he may not know a lot about cars, but he is an expert at becoming who you truly are in your soul! Join us in this special edition episode as Dorian shares his personal journey as a transgender man transitioning into who he was meant to be. Dorian’'s Contact Info: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dorydude78/?hl=en I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at ‪(614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬. The Femcanic audience drives the show! What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
Dorian is an automotive glass technician based out of New Mexico. Dorian stumbled into the automotive industry while job searching during a time in his life when he just needed a job. Since then, he has grown to love what he does. Recently, as one of the few transgender men at his company, Dorian was chosen to be a part of the first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Council at his job. Like Dorian said, he may not know a lot about cars, but he is an expert at becoming who you truly are in your soul! Join us in this special edition episode as Dorian shares his personal journey as a transgender man transitioning into who he was meant to be.
Pam Jeffords is a Senior Partner at Sapient Insights Group where she leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice. She has over 25 years of experience advising companies and organizations on how to break the status quo and drive progress with their diversity, inclusion, and engagement goals. She is also a limited partner for the Jump Fund—an angel fund that invests women’s capital in women-led companies that have the potential for growth. Join us in this enlightening episode where Pam shares her knowledge around practices that are essential in creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment. Women, man, or ally--you won’t want to miss this one! Pam's Contact Info: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamjeffords/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sapientinsights/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sapientinsightsgroup   I am excited to connect with you! The Femcanic audience feedback drives the show. I’d love for you to text me at ‪(614) 636-2240‬. What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
Lacey Truett is a car and motorcycle SSCA female racer based in Alabama. She’s also a track manager and she coaches racing clinics for women and teens. Lacey is the first female racer in her family, but her drive for independence started with her father who insisted she learn how to drive “stick shift” and learn how to change the oil and tires on her first car. Lacey began working in the trades and automotive industry as a service writer at a car dealer, but then worked up to service manager since she could diagnose issues in vehicles better than most of the technicians who worked there. Later in life, after a life-changing event, Lacey discovered racing—cars AND motorcycles—she hasn’t looked back since then! Join us in this episode to hear how no heart condition, no motorcycle accident, NO FEAR was going to stop her from doing what she loves! Lacey's Contact Info: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laceytruett89   I am excited to connect with you! The Femcanic audience feedback drives the show. I’d love for you to text me at ‪(614) 636-2240‬. What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.  
Martina Kwan is the world's only Chinese/German FIA licensed race car driver. After earning two master's degrees, leading a successful career in finance and accounting with major firms in NYC, and starting two highly awarded and recognized businesses, Martina decided to start a career in racing! The only thing more impressive than her long list of accolades is the fact that she decided to do this at the age of 50. Join us in this episode to learn how Martina thrived beyond her childhood trauma and said "yes" to the life she was meant to live! Martina's Contact Info: INSTAGRAM: @martinakwan YOUTUBE: Martina Kwan FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MartinaKwan8 LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martina-kwan-1b71aa22/ TIKTOK: @martinakwan I am excited to connect with you! The Femcanic audience feedback drives the show. I'd love for you to text me at ‪(614) 636-2240‬. What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
Brionna Lynch is a total Femcanic badass! Not only is she a professional stunt driver, she is also a self-taught mechanic, AND a savvy business woman. At only 24 years old, she is known as the best African American female stunt driver in Hollywood. She has over 50 films and TV credits for stunt driving including the TV shows Preacher and Blue Bloods and the movies Black Panther, Fate of the Furious: In the Family, and Proud Mary. When she’s not stunt driving for Hollywood, she is drift racing and/or fixing her favorite drift cars. Her top stunts include “the cannon” and “the sidewinder”--if you want to know what those are, you’ll have to listen to this episode! Bri's Contact Info: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/helmethairr Instagram: @Helmethairr Twitter: Twitter.com/helmethairr I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at ‪(614) 636-2240 with your feedback‬. The Femcanic audience drives the show! What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
On International Women's Day, Driven Brands featured five amazing women from their CARSTAR and Maaco franchises. Jayme had the opportunity to learn more about CARSTAR and Maaco’s high-quality collision repairs and excellent customer service from the stories shared by these amazing everyday heroes. Working as technicians, painters, detailers, estimators, customer service representatives and store managers, they are on the front lines every day helping customers manage their collision repair experience. From fulfilling a family legacy by joining the collision repair industry, providing a friendly face for female customers, providing excellent customer service or finding a career building the business, the women of Driven Brands are role models for anyone looking to succeed in the vehicle service business. The five women featured in this episode include: CARSTAR Crystin Bulai Cynthia Vilez Joanne Moisan Maaco Ivette Delgado Kim Nigara Join us on this episode as we tackle their journey in this industry and how they have met their challenges head on. CarStar & Maaco Contact Info: CarStar: https://www.carstar.com/about/careers/ Maaco: https://www.maaco.com/careers/   I am excited to connect with you! The Femcanic audience feedback drives the show. I’d love for you to text me at ‪(614) 636-2240‬. What is the Femcanic Garage community all about? Go check us out! You can visit our website at https://femcanic.com/ You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Tik Tok by searching for Femcanic Garage. Don't forget to subscribe and rate the Femcanic Garage Podcast.
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