Karen Shumaker Durbin
Central Colorado Chapter Co-Lead
Karen is almost a Colorado native; she moved here when she was 3, and has loved 4 wheeling and our beautiful Rockies ever since. Her other interests are reading, interior design, and international travel. She has two kids, two dogs, two cats, and two husbands if you count Ryan Reynolds.
Founder, President and High Rockies Chapter Lead
Catherine is a Colorado native and an avid outdoor enthusiast, with knowledge in wilderness survival, offroading and of course, Jeeps! She has been offroading most of her life with her family, and even learned how to drive a manual in an old International Scout on an old trail. She lives in Evergreen, and is the mother of two future Jeep girls who are just as active with the club and enjoy camping and wheeling as much as their mom. Catherine works in an optometric office, and is also the owner of Offroad Oddities, a Colorado 4x4 Girls sponsor. Catherine volunteers with Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery in her spare time, and is part of several different offroading groups. Catherine is passionate about empowering women to get outdoors and gain knowledge, confidence and mental clarity through offroading.
Member at Large
Lisa has been a member of Colorado 4x4 Girls since October of 2016. She is a Colorado Native and has been Off-roading since she was a teenager. She loves being out on the trails and she also enjoys riding along with others to help them gain off-roading experience and knowledge. Lisa has had several Jeeps in the past, then switched to a Toyota rock crawler for a few years, but she came back to Jeeps! Lisa currently has a ’05 TJ and a ’12 JKU Call of Duty. She also volunteers or supports a lot of other groups – such as Wheelers for The Wounded of Colorado (supporting Veterans); EPIC 4x4 Quest; Stay The Trail, Tread Lightly; Set Them Free; NFS – Trail cleanups
Eastern Chapter Lead
Kara is the co-ambassador for the Eastern Chapter. She is a Real Estate Managing Broker, mom of 4 and devoted to rescuing senior Boxer dogs. She also has an affection for contributing to community, both on and off-road. She has been a member of the club since 2019.
Secretary, Northern Colorado Chapter Lead
Katie was born and raised in Arkansas. She moved to Colorado 12 years ago. She grew up with a love for the outdoors and loved finding places to explore with her horse or her dirt bike. High Jinx is her first jeep. She's a 2015 JKU. Katie couldn't wait to get out in the Colorado backwoods with her! Katie joined CJG a couple years ago to learn about her Jeep and the off-road community. To her, it has been the best experience and most enjoyable group! She says she has learned so much and grown as an off-road enthusiast!
Western Slope Chapter Lead
Danielle is a Colorado transplant, having lived in Western Colorado for 22 years, off and on. Although the beach will always be her happy place, she enjoys the many unique landscapes and opportunities for adventure found in our beautiful state and she has grown to love the Colorado mountains.
She grew up off-roading and learned to drive in a 1976 Land Cruiser FJ40. Her first vehicle was a 1992 FJ80 Land Cruiser, although she really wanted a cute little red Jeep Wrangler TJ. That dream never faded so she finally got her Jeep and has been enjoying every single drive ever since!
Aside from off-roading, Danielle enjoys hiking, camping, rockhounding, reading, spending time in nature, animals and everything healing and magical!
She is a huge advocate for her son and Cerebral Palsy awareness as well as suicide prevention. She believes strongly in empathy, helping others and living your best life.
Shannon Howell- Sheldon
Vice President, Southwestern Slope Chapter Lead
Shannon is a Colorado native who loves all things outdoors. In addition to Jeeping, she is an avid reader, gardener, knitter and baker. Shannon is a remote medical coder for 9 facilities throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. She lives south of Pagosa Springs with her husband of 17 years and chocolate lab Freyja.
Southern Colorado Chapter Lead
Angela originally hails from Mobile, Alabama. She's a Navy Veteran, massage therapist and a mother of three adult children and the godmother of two. She's been a member since 2019.
Central Colorado Chapter Lead
Ally joined the club in December 2019. She was born and raised in Highlands Ranch and now resides in Englewood with her husband and two fur babies. Being the 3rd generation of family raised here, her love for this incredible state is deeply rooted. As a hairdresser of 12 years, she has curated her schedule to allow time for more adventures and all things Jeep!
Colorado 4x4 Girls
Colorado's All female 4x4 Club
Sunshine Lady/Eastern Co- Chapter Lead
Denise is not a Colorado Native, but got here as soon as she could at age 4 in 1967 - from California. Raised in southeast Denver, she grew up in a family that loved traveling, outdoor activities and respect of National Parks and outdoors. From a very young age she developed a spiritual connection and appreciation for the mountains and all things in nature. She has been a member of CO4x4G since 2017 and has loved every adventure with the club. When she is not on trails and looking for ghost towns, in her 2011 JK “Max,” Denise loves skiing, snowshoeing, camping, finding hot springs, traveling, spending time with her husband, adult children and grandson, and her 2 dogs who love to join her on her adventures (the dogs not the husband), helps as youth leader for her church, as well as working on taking photos for her photo coffee table book that she hopes to get finished soon. (Make sure to ask her about it! LOL). To support her habits of off-roading, Jeep upgrades, skiing, travel and all adventures, Denise works as a technology support specialist for a local private school, is a lifeguard/pool manager in the summer months, owns a free-lance photography business and various other ways of supporting her “healthy addictions.”
"To preserve, protect and help with the upkeep of our public lands, while creating an environment for women to network, connect, learn and thrive within a community of other female 4x4 enthusiasts."