Nic founded LDRSHIP designs in 2009 after years of serving in the
military. He is a well known fabricator in the automotive industry, with multiple
SEMA awards and has built some of the wildest rides around.
Dennis is not only the media manager here at the garage, but he is also a videographer/editor as well. Dennis makes sure all the content that is created gets sent out to the proper brands and clients we work with on time.
Action Sports photographer capturing the images here at the garage
and on the road. He is responsible for all website updates, photo shoots for magazines/ads, and distribution of photo materials.
Brandon does a little bit of everything for us here at the garage. Somedays you will see him grinding and getting dirty, and other days he is running around taking care of errands. He loves pizza, being called Baby B, and long walks around buc-ee's gas stations. Brandon has helped us out with towing vehicles and helping setup at events and shows. If you see this man, hug him!
When he's not "calmly" arguing with his boss, Graham's main passion is automotive media. He makes riding a sportbike his entire personality and claims he's faster than anything on earth... even though he's not. Graham found his happy place here at the garage and continues to grow alongside the rest of the crew.
My names Nick Bishop, I’m 31 years old and living in Los Angeles, CA. Most people know me as Nick The Wrangler because working with wild animals is my passion. I rely on my Jeep to get me into untouched habitats so I can find the most fascinating animals.
I am a Registered Nurse in Northern California. So, I will try to fix you.. Hobbies include mountain biking, paddle boarding, short hugs or long gazes, hiking, and going off the beaten path on motorcycles and in the Pandra. I enjoys long walks on the beach and getting caught in the rain. I’m only on here looking for friends.
I have been involved in motorsports since a young age, primarily dirt bikes and quads. I met Alex Baciu about 5 years ago through a local Jeep club which is where my interest in Jeeps really sparked. After building Alex’s Jeep I wanted my own, which is still a work in progress but I love it! I work as an Aftermarket Sales Rep for ZEISS CMM’s where I help provide software, calibrations, training and accessories for these machines. I volunteer for my local Jeep club, Wicked Jeeps Southeast Michigan, as the Director of Events where I help plan wheeling 101’s/201’s, trail clean-ups, and scavenger hunts for charity. I also help coordinate and run The Great American Crawl tour across the US with The Rockstar Garage where we go and visit/showcase a multitude of off-road parks. In whatever free time I find, I enjoy spending it with my family at the lake, finding a new place to travel to and explore, learning more about the automotive world or helping others with whatever they may need help with (often times their own builds!). - Ari Leopardi
Hello, my name is Alex, I enjoy candlelit dinners, moonlight strolls in the park, and Jeep’s. Just kidding, I’m not much of a fan of those except Jeep’s, I do love Jeeps!! I’m a 24 year old engineering graduate that currently is working in the fiber optic field. In my off time from work, I have been fortunate enough to travel the country and wheel different off-road parks with The Great American Crawl and my amazing girlfriend Ari. I have been in the off-road lifestyle for almost 10 years. My father got me started with Jeep’s and the passion carried on from there. I have taught 101 & 201’s to show new wheelers how to use their vehicles and recovery techniques in my local Jeep club, helped build several off-road rigs, gotten involved with vendor shows, and everything in between.
Since a young age I’ve been building and modifying every vehicle I could get my hands on. I got involved in the Offroad industry in 2008 and have loved every minute of it. My wife and I own a fiber optic construction company but our passion lies in the mountains strapped into a PRP seat pushing our jeeps to the limit. I feel extremely humble being a part of the Rockstar team. We have a great group of girls and guys that make up our Rockstar family and I love being a part of it.
Hailing from Long Island, NY Heather is a Strength Coach & Sports Massage therapist. Outside of offroading with her great dane, she competes as a National Record holding powerlifter, breeds ball pythons & is extremely passionate about not starving to death, if you are too she’ll send you snacks.
I’m from the PNW area up in Washington state where I have primary been my entire life. I enjoy motorsports and all outdoor activities that includes my Jeep! I have a big passion for the Oregon coast dunes where I go out nearly every single second I get a chance and tear up the sand. I had a huge accident in 2019 at the dunes where I broke my back while out on a ride on my dirt bike. That injury left me with a spinal injury and I had suffered major paralysis below my waist. I was in a wheelchair for a good amount of time with the chances of never being able to walk or feel again. This really crushed me because of how active I am and I wasn’t about to give up everything especially my Jeep that I love!! For the next two years I would push myself striving to walk and not give up on myself regardless of what situation I was in during all this commotion I had joined rockstar garage showing no matter what may be your situation you always can have a great time doing what you love !
My name is Tim Muniz. I reside in beautiful Coeur D’Alene Idaho with my incredible wife and two amazing boys. I was introduced to the off-roading and Toyota world as a young kid in my grandfather’s 4runner. While stationed in Alaska I made a couple good friends that got me hooked on finding the best views to call camp. After building a couple trucks, we now have a 2022 Toyota Tundra that we are in the process of building into the ultimate camping machine with the help of Rockstar Garage. Hope to see you on the trail!
Born and raised in New Jersey, Lindsey is currently pursuing he college career to become a physical education teacher. When she is not taking pictures of herself sitting on her Mickey Thompson Tires, you can find her hanging out with her dogs or watching TikToks. She may be on her 4th jeep build but each one is bigger and better than the next.
The Trail Reaper has been a long time in the making. My love for off roading began in high school when my best friend got a CJ-7. Poor high school kids in the city, most of our off-roading consisted of internet researches and ripping through public parks late at night. Fast forward to 2007, when I bought the first and only Jeep I have ever owned. We moved to Big Bear in 2008 and I all of a sudden found myself living in an off roading destination. I have a Jeep and now live where trail access is in my backyard. I started wheeling my local trails with a stock Jeep, winch, sliders, and the desire to be a great driver. The Jeep started out more capable than my skill set, but as I got more seat time, I needed more performance from the Jeep. Time for a build! I went through a series of builds until 2012 when I was exposed to King of the Hammers and Ultra 4. The perfect blend between rock crawling and racing. I was immediately hooked and altered what I thought was even possible. I was involved with several race teams over the next few years and gained an understanding to peruse a new direction for the Jeep and my driving style. There were five performance parameters for the new build I had in mind. I still wanted it to look like a Jeep, wanted to run all the big name trails is the in the Hammers, run through the desert as fast as he motor would allow, get up Back Door at the Hammers, and still drive it on the street. In this, the Reaper was born. I was never involved in the Jeep industry until this phase. I spent the next three years involved with different companies, shooting film, going to events, and developing a name for myself in the industry. In January of 2020 I signed with Rockstar Garage as an ambassador. I’m in my second year with them now and couldn’t be happier! My goal has always been to push the Jeep’s limits, be the best driver I can, have fun and bring people together, and to be the best representative for Rockstar I can. I now find myself in the unique position of being Rockstar’s West Coast Team manager. I’m excited to continue to bring a high level driving performance and sense of professionals and good public relations to the Rockstar Team. Rockstar is all about top level performance and so am I! I look forward to this next chapter of building the new West Coast Team.
Hey guys, I’m Logan Kallwick and happy to introduce myself as part of the Rockstar Performance Garage team! I reside in the Pacific Northwest where I run a horizontal directional drilling company that installs underground utilities. Off-road has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember and like most it started small and grew into an obsession. I started with a Jeep XJ and transitioned to a full tube chassis LS powered monster truggy that I built by myself in my garage. I recently embarked on a new journey with a new project that I am excited to work on with the help and support of Rockstar and will be putting together another tube chassis with a Toyota body that will be sporting big tires, big axles, and big power! Follow along if you have a taste for excitement! Cheers!
A born & bred west-coast kid, I’m all about the outdoors, adrenalin sports, and everything motorsports. That motorsports enthusiasm runs deep in my own and my family's history with street bikes, dirt bikes, road-racing, pro-mod dragsters, muscle cars, and Jeeps. Off the trails, I’m a soft-spoken and demanding Clinical Research Professional directing multiple project team’s operations and, on the trails, I’m constantly competing with myself to find the best lines and biggest challenges to push myself and my jeep. When I’m not pushing the limits at work or in the jeep, you’ll find me detailing and working on the jeep, in the gym, camping/hiking all-over Arizona or in my backyard by the pool with my family, my dogs, and friends.
Hey there! My name is Steph McDaniel and I’m an Ultrasound Technician and off-road enthusiast. As a Southern California native, I’ve been around the off-road world for as long as I can remember, from racing quads, to co-driving in the Baja 1000. Whether it’s on a rocky trail or a sand dune, you can find me with a smile on my face and dirt in my hair.
Hey all, I'm Trey Smith, originally from Georgia and now living in Las Cruces, NM. Ever since I was a kid, I have loved all things with wheels, from racing RC cars to BMX & mountain bikes and on to my first Jeep (‘76 CJ5) when I was 18. Over the years I’ve had a bunch of Jeeps, from CJs to XJs, JKs and Grand Cherokees as well. I’m all about the outdoors and in my free time you will often catch me on one of my bikes (Niner Rip 9 or Air 9) or wheeling my ’86 CJ7 that is my current build. The CJ7 has a Chevy 350 and Dana 60s on 43’s (and a bunch more) @ 113” WB. It’s doing great here locally, in Johnson Valley and all over the country with The Great American Crawl! When I’m not having fun outside, I work as VP of Ops for a software company. With a global client list, I’m often traveling the globe to make sure our clients are as successful as possible!
My name is Tara! I joined The RockStar Garage just for the hat!
Just teasing. I wheel a 2016 Jeep Wrangler JKU, that I named VIRAGO! I was born, raised, and married in Pa. I have never wheeled, owned a Jeep, or went offroading until the summer of 2020, when I took VIRAGO to Rausch Creek. I had no idea what I was getting my stock Jeep into but it ignited a passion that has been life-changing. As my Jeep’s build grew, so did I, by learning how to do most of her mechanics, facing fears on the trails, and growing through mistakes. I have blogged and shared all this on our Instagram page and found I was inspiring others to do the same, which is humbling. When I’m not wrenching or wheeling I enjoy hiking, fitness, camping, cooking, and spending time with my family.
I am super excited to be apart of the rockstar team, with their support, VIRAGO and I will continue to grow, try new terrains, and share the journey with you.
What’s up, Rockstars!
My name is Jarrett, and I’m the Founder of CRAWL TV and a proud ambassador for the Rockstar Performance Garage team!
I grew up in SoCal and got my first taste of the Rock Crawling world in 2008, when I bought my first of many Jeeps. In 2015, when I left the USAF, I started making How-To content for the DIY Jeep enthusiast that spiraled into a very busy off-road schedule and lifestyle as the channel grew.
As somebody who genuinely cares about the hobby, community, and environment, I have worked throughout the industry to promote the RPG-Partnered brands in various Marketing capacities. However, that took me off the screen and off the trails, which was something I truly strived to return to.
FFW to present day, and we’re building and documenting one of the wildest rigs you’ve ever seen, right here in the shop and sharing the videos on our respective YouTube channels. Next stop is SEMA 2022, followed by the Great American Crawl (GAC) tour.
If you see me out on the trails, please come say hI!
She has been around cars for as long as she can remember. From helping wash her dad’s Saleen’s as a little girl, to now spending most of her weekends at car shows or events, Alexis is happiest around cars. She became fully immersed into the car scene when she met her boyfriend, Cameron who is a veteran within the car community. He gave her the final push she needed to put herself in the automotive industry. She is now a successful automotive influencer & model.
Hi my name is Eric Przyuski, I’m 28 and am originally from Philadelphia. I moved to San Diego immediately after college to pursue my career as a utility cost consultant. I’ve been fortunate enough to grow up around cars through my parents and close friends working on whatever we could get our hands on. Catch me changing the color of my Focus RS every few months and cruising around San Diego with my overly modified Honda Grom!
Hello! my name is baczi lara, i am 28 years old. i currently live in perris ca, but i was born in orange county! I have pretty much been around cars my whole life thanks to my cousin. my love for cars grew rapidly as i watched him build his cars. so ofcourse i wanted to build one of my own! when i turned 19 i bought my first car which happened to be my 1992 toyota mr2 which I currently still have. everything about that car just interested me. i wanted to learn more about cars and become more hands on so one day i can work on my own, so i went to school for auto collision for 4 years and graduated with a certificate! thanks to school, i’ve worked at 4 body shops until i ended up at my current job here in palm springs. i work at a collision center as an estimator and a technician. My goal for my mr2 was to keep it clean and simple, OEM plus. i am more of a stance person , I understand that not a lot of mr2 owners stance their cars but i wanted to be different because that is what I like, but ofcourse i do respect and appreciate how other people build their cars. My future goal for my mr2 is to pass it down to my kids so they can fall inlove with cars just as i did. On my free time I enjoy spending it at car shows and events with all my friends. I try to attend as many shows as i can! i also spend alot of time working on my other currently projects cars. this whole journey to be where i’m at now has been a roller coaster, ive met so many amazing people , influencers , enthusiast, etc that taught me many things. i’m very grateful for all the people who have helped me and been there for me since day! can’t wait to see what the future holds!
I liked cars growing up and ever since the first Need for Speed Underground, it’s become a passion of mine. The underground series has probably influenced the way I build my cars the most. I’ve work for both the aftermarket and OEM side of the community for the past 6 years.
Hey, my name is Bree, I’m 22 and I live in San Diego! My love for cars started at a young age when my dad would take me along to the classic car shows he attended. I grew up around classics, but developed a love for jdm as I grew older. Back in 2019, I took the leap and bought my RCF as my first project car. Since then, I’ve spent time making friends in the community, going to local car meets, and learning as much as I can along the way.
Hello, I am Jay. Bay Area native and moved down to San Diego, CA back in 2015 due to being active duty in the military. The 3rd generation Mazda RX7 has been one of my dream cars and finally, come December 2020 I pulled the trigger and sourced one from its homeland, Japan. We did all the work on this car in my brothers garage and I am happy with where it is at right now. I made sure that this RX7 is unique in it's own way. I can proudly say that this RX7 is one of the cleanest ones in the game.
Born in East Los Angeles. Subaru ambassador. The modified car life fell into my lap. Never intended to modify the car. One test fit for new products after another led to this transformation. Leader in the Subaru community. 3-time SEMA participant. Winner of many awards, magazine features, and accolades.
San Diego native and veteran in the car community. From ‘Hot Wheels’ as a child that turned into an expensive hobby as an adult, he has always had a passion for cars. He has owned his FRS for 9+ years & during that time, his car has gone through many transformations. He has attended a multitude of car shows & has had his car showcased at SEMA in 2017. He plans on getting a new build in the future that is more “go” than “show”. But for now, he enjoys his current project and plans on keeping it forever. He is very grateful that over the years, this car has opened up so many doors, such as meeting his girlfriend, sponsorships with reputable companies, as well as friendships with those that share the same passion.
Kansas native, Mitch Moore is a self employed roofing contractor. I purchased my first Jeep Wrangler in 2018 with the intention of doing some "easy" Colorado passes. Within a few months, I upgraded to a Rubicon and started to build that. 4.5 lift, beadlocks 38's and so on. I attended the very first Great American crawl event at SMORR in August of 2020 and my passion for hardcore rock crawling was born. Late in 2020, I turned my jeep over to the Rockstar Garage to build the ultimate rock crawling/racing jeep, which would also be the featured build for The Great American Crawl 2021. The Great American Crawl has been an event that has brought my family together, my wife and children attend the crawls and my daughter Sadie has her jeep at most events as well. Not to mention, the new friends made at each event along with the Rockstar ambassadors that have become family.
ARW Off-Road & Performance
Chris has always had a passion for anything fast or loud. He started riding motorcycles at a very early age. And was racing automobiles before he even had a driver's license. In 2013, the Witt family endured two devastating losses. The family patriarch, Ronald Allan Witt, passed in February. And then in November, Chris' brother, Mike, lost a newborn son, Arie Ronald Witt. It was then that the two brothers decided to spend less time behind a desk and more time enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. Named in honor of departed family members, ARW Custom Off Road Products, LLC. was brought to life in January of 2014. With Chris' 20+ years of experience in the high-performance automotive industry, and Mike's background in global logistics and business development, the two brothers combined their passions and experience to bring quality, service, and reliable custom solutions to their customers. ARW quickly earned the reputation for designing high quality bumpers, building award winning Jeeps, and for supplying one-of-a-kind accessories; like their new Gladiator Sportbed. At ARW Offroad & Performance, Chris and Mike make dreams comes true. If you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life. And you should always dress for the job you want; not the job you have. That is why you will usually find Chris wearing shorts and a t-shirt.
I have been a part of the off road and automotive world since childhood. I grew up wrenching with my dad and going on off road adventures. I also raced motorcross from the age of 5 to18 then soon after high school, I spent 5 years as a Navy Seabee. I opened up B&R Performance in Osage Beach, Missouri about 10 years ago. Starting out mostly customizing and restoring classic cars. Over time, the focus has shifted more towards my love for custom Jeep builds.
Owner of Coles Custom Crecrete in Michigan, Cameron is an avid wheeling enthusiast who recently had his JKU fully upgraded with a Genright Elite kit, V8 power, and MUCH more. He and his family are always a pleasure to have out on the crawls with us and you wont miss them on the trails with the custom Great American Crawl wrap on the Jeep.
RN, yoga instructor, and jeep enthusiast. Always ready for an adventure and love being out in nature. Been riding passenger, steeling the keys, and taking videos of my husband’s jeep for years…but now SUPER excited to have a jeep of my own! Driving right-hand drive makes it even more fun!
Hello all, I'm Andy Orlando out of St Louis MO and Ive been off roading for about 5 years now. Its a passion I first developed as a kid riding with my dad in his 79' Cherokee Chief. Completed ARTOC through graduate school and served in the Army, branch detail - Infantry to MI, finished out on IRR and currently own a wholesale & retail fruit and produce business with my other half, April.
I love what I do. It keeps me busy outdoors, allows me to work with my family, and gives me the flexibility to get out on the trails more often with my Rockstar family. My youngest daughter Tayler can usually be found sitting in the co-pilot seat with me at most events. We've traveled the entire country in this current rig and wheeled most of the top off road destinations across the US.
I drive what started life as a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon named Project Overkill JT. It went through the usual build phases early in ownership; small 3.5" lift w/ 37s.. then 40s and then things started to get more interesting. Its now sitting at around a 5" lift, 14" coilovers w/ 2.5" triple bypasses up front & 16" coilovers in the rear. Roughly 6" was removed from the front with a frame chop bumper and another 16" was cut off the rear frame with a new custom short bed from Chris Witt & ARW Offroad in Texas. It has a full custom 2" 10 point cage built by Full Throttle Parts & Pentagram Engineering. 40 spline Dynatrac XD60 front / Pro Rock 80 rear, and sits on 46" Mickey Thompson baja Pro XS.
Ive attended nearly every GAC event since year one at SMORR & Im excited to be a part of the Rockstar Performance Garage / GAC team. Im here to help out my kick ass managers, Ari & Heather, work with the best brands and people in the industry, and get lots of trail therapy with great friends. Also, I dabble in cheese dog quality control for the Crawl events. If you see me out and about, come say hey, and I look forward to seeing you all on the trail.
Full Throttle Parts
Ryan Frericks, born and raised in Quincy Illinois. Growing up I was really into RC cars. Breaking them and bolting on better parts to make them stronger. I guess that started the madness of doing the same to jeeps and trucks nowadays. My dad and I restored a 1979 CJ7 starting around when I was 14 or so years old. That was the start to my Jeep addiction. We've bought and sold roughly 8-9 jeeps over the years that we tinkered with, took wheeling, or just used them to cruise the street. My dad and I now own Full Throttle Parts. We specialize in modifying mostly 4x4 vehicles, basic repair work, and even some drag cars.
Jeep Build- 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ. We stretched the body 15" to LJ length. Custom tube chassis/ cage built in house along with Pentagram Engineering. 6.0 LS, 4L60E, Atlas 3.8 feed power to a 14 bolt rear and super duty dana 60 front stuffed Yukon 5.38 gears and Zip Locker. 117" wheelbase on 40" Maxxis Competition Treps and KMC Grenade Beadlocks with Power Tank Monster Valves. PRP Comp Elite seats and a Comp Elite 40" rear high back bench. PRP Harnesses for all 4 seats. King coil overs and air bumps, PRP limit straps, Tom Woods driveshafts, Warn Zeon 10-S winch, Factor 55 recovery goodies. GenRight aluminum fenders, corner armor and doors for body protection. GenRight fuel tank and access panel. Custom boat side armor and fold down tail gate made by Blue Beast Jeep. TMR Customs brackets, axle trusses and other assorted tabs we used throughout the build. PSC full hydro steering. I'm sure I am forgetting a few other things. Jeep is currently getting the small details worked out and then off to paint and powder coat.
32 years young. Husband to a beautiful wife and father to 2 amazing hell raising kids. My love for the automotive lifestyle started around the age of 14 when my grandfather taught me how to drive a manual transmission car which he later on gave to me for my 16th birthday. It was a bright yellow 1979 VW rabbit. Gas not diesel. That car is what started it all. From that it led into lowered vehicles like my 1998 Oldsmobile bravada that even being 4wd I decided to take the plunge and put air ride suspension on it. Around that same time I got my first Jeep. It was a 1990 Jeep wrangler yj that when i purchased , it was in a million pieces. I did a full resto on that Jeep from the ground up and that’s what started me off into the world of jeeps. From then until now I’ve built many jeeps for myself and others. I think one of my most proud moments in life besides my marriage and the births of my children of course would have to be teaming up with nic Ashby and the rockstar garage to build a custom jeep for the SEMA show 2018 ( scrapyardjk ) Nowadays I spend my time with my family as much as possible and travel around for work to support them and give them the best life I possibly can. I still get out and wheel as much as possible and travel around with the rockstar garage and the great American crawl hitting the trails , helping others when I can, and just having a good time. - Geoffrey Kubik
You may mistake Sal for a cast member of the Jersey Shore. Sal is a perfect definition of the ‘Italian Stereotype.’ Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. 100% Sicilian AND owns a pizzeria. What more do you need!? Besides lifting Jeeps and bagging Teslas, (He loves diversity), Sal enjoys going to the gym, tanning, but not so much laundry. Anything that gives Sal an adrenaline rush, count him in.
What’s up guys my name is Josh Vandegriff and I love being on the trails and being outside enjoying the outdoors. I am a military guy with 3 deployments and I’m currently still serving in the Army Reserves. I live a very active lifestyle whether that be getting after some physical training, running, or having fun with the Rockstar team at events. Most of you may know me as @vandecon on social media so hit me up anytime on Instagram or TikTok. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about jeep life, the military, training, and the awesome brands that we work with.