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Meet The Models

10/05/2018 07:00AM ● By Robert Frey

Jessica McGehee 

Occupation: Realtor with Van Eaton & Romero, & Founder of Real Estate Brand Design

What is your dream road trip?

My dream road trip would be to drive through Napa Valley, over the mountains into San Francisco and follow the scenic coastline south and end up in Malibu on the beach! 

What was your first car?

My first car was a 1994 Firebird convertible. My Mom bought it for me because that was her first car. I ended up wrecking that car 11 days after getting my drivers license. Oops!

What is your dream car?

My dream car is a Range Rover Sport! I like fast cars!

Mat LaFleur

Occupation: Realtor with the Gleason Group at NAI Latter & Blum/Van Eaton & Romero

What has been your craziest road trip experience?

The first time my girlfriend and I traveled to Big Bend national park off-road. We camped in Tarlingua Abaja near Santa Elena canyon and the Rio Grande. No cell phone reception, no one around for miles. The rainstorms were heavy, violent and unpredictable that year. Rains were causing massive wash outs and fluctuating river levels that resulted in people getting stuck in the back country. We faced our fears, took our chances and went anyway (never got stuck). Experiencing the rains, wind, lightning and wildness of the desert that evening for my first time was truly magical.

What would be your dream road trip?

To travel South America from North to South (Cartagena, Colombia to Punta Arenas, Chile) on a motorcycle; riding through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru,Bolivia, Argentina and  Chile.

What is your dream car?

-Beige 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60.

Morgan Richard Olivier

Occupation: Marketing Manager at LR&A Companies and Writer for

What has been your craziest road trip experience?

My trip to the Grand Canyon for my best friend and her mom’s birthday weekend. From dangling our feet over the cliffs of the Grand Canyon to hiking up to Devil’s Bridge is Sedona, Arizona, it was the most amazing and fun trips I’ve ever taken. One that produced memories with six amazing women that I will never forget.

What is your must have road trip snack?

Chocolate cookies and grapes (they say balance is everything)

What was your first car?

Honda Accord

Shelby McIntyre

Occupation: BeLush Boutique

What would be your dream road trip?

Going to California with my best friends. Although it’s a 25-hour drive, I think it would be so worth it. On the way there we would 100% play the license plate game, and listen to our favorite songs all while singing our hearts out.

What is your must have road trip snack?

Hot fries, M&M’s and coffee

What was your first car? 
Ford Fusion

What is your dream car?
Audi R8

Thea Francesconi

Occupation: Owner of Thea’s Dance Academy

What would be your dream road trip?

I would love to take a road trip throughout Europe with a group of friends. Making a few stops in each country and exploring.

What is your must-have road trip snack?
Chocolate covered pretzels.

What was your first car?

Green Honda Accord.

What is your dream car?

Mercedes G Wagon

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