In today's Customer Spotlight, we're featuring David Wood, Executive Chef at Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club in Marathon Florida and amateur photographer with a fantastic eye that incorporates the beauty and wonder of nature with the cool ruggedness of Jeeps and his 2016 Wrangler JKU Rubicon Hardrock.
In the 2 years David has had his 2016 Rubicon Hardrock, he has an impressive list of mods.
TT Magnaflow Rock Crawler Series Cat Back Exhaust
Vector Offroad JKE-Dock
Head Lights JW Speaker
Crawler Conceptz 50” Lightbar
Aerolidz Lightbar cover and inserts
Nauti Shades sunshade
JeepHoodShots Custom Gas Cap
Diabolical Slipstream Jeep Security Enclosure, Sea Decking and Molle Panels
JCR Offroad Dagger Frame Chop Stinger Bumper
JCR Offroad Mauler Narrow Fenders front and rear
DV8 TC-1 Tire Carrier
Evo Rear Fascia
Method Race wheels
Custom Burnt Customs Fab Mission22 Inner Fenders (front and rear)
Gr8 Innovations Flag Mount
Bestop Trektop Pro
Next up on his mod list:
Roof top tent
We look forward to seeing the updates!
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE JEEP LIFESTYLE?
David said, “We are very giving and caring people. We are always looking out for each other. The best community out there.”
We believe that to be a very true statement and perfect summary of the Jeep community, especially if you've ever needed a hand wrenching or some advice.
THE FLORIDA KEYS
David has been living in Big Pine Key in the lower Florida Keys for the last 15 years.
He's originally from the Buffalo NY area and moved to Florida because he wanted to get away from the snow. Can't say we blame him! More topless weather down there.
But, that doesn't give him as much of an opportunity to get out wheeling too often as there is nothing for Jeeps there and he would have to leave the keys to hit the trails.
BULLETPOINT MOUNTING SOLUTIONS SETUP
David has Phone Mounts, GoPro Mounts, Magnetic Mounts, Many Bar Clamp Mounts for the Vector Bar and mounting arms on his Jeep for photography purposes.
He chose Bulletpoint because, "they respect and promote those that use their products."
He told us he thinks it's definitely a great product and he likes that we are always looking at new innovations for off-roaders and all different vehicles and accessories.
FAVORITE WHEELING TRIP OR UPCOMING TRIPS
David told us wheeling with his good friends Jerry and Joe in the Ocala National Forest is top on his list of favorite things to do. There are also a lot of great places to explore.
We can understand why!
The Ocala National Forest attracts visitors from around the world and features more than 600 lakes and rivers where visitors enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, boating, snorkelling, ATV’s and off-road trails.
He plans to attend Jeep Beach, Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion and Mission22 events in 2021.
ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OR VETERAN CONNECTIONS?
David is a Special Events Representative for Mission 22.
Mission 22 supports the veteran community with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials and community social impact. Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues.
Mission 22 serves combat veterans, those injured in training who therefore could not deploy and victims of MST. Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people to get involved as well. Ambassadors educate the public on veteran issues, help get veterans into Mission 22 treatment programs and create resources in their communities.
Through these three programs, it enables a push for the betterment of our community and offers support when veterans need it most: right now.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JEEP? HOW LONG DID YOU HAVE IT?
David's first Jeep was a 2015 Wrangler JK Sport. He had it roughly for 4 years.
We asked David, "Why Jeep?"
His response was about how he loves the capabilities a Jeep brings to the table. It is pretty endless no matter what kind of adventure or wheeling you want to be a part of.
David has 3 really fantastic Instagram handles. Besides posting his beautiful photography shots, he posts impactful messages that brings attention to the high suicide rate for our veterans. We love that he is authentic to his mission to help our veterans and we're glad to have him on Team Bulletpoint.