The Jeep Crew was founded July 24, 2016 by Peter and Pamela Broockman of Maryville, TN. It is registered with the state of Tennessee as a 'mutual non-profit business' (not a 501-3c) that hosts Jeep related events that benefit other charities such as; American Cancer Society, Mission 22, Angel Warriors, Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries, St Jude's Children's Hospital, Sevier County and Blount County Animal Shelters, Appalachian Bear Rescue, Toys for Tots, and Back The Blue; Fallen Officer Kenny Moats Fund, to name a few.
We are a well organized, family-friendly Jeep Club that specializes in Jeeping adventures in a fun and safe environment. We are not Jeep model specific, but do require Members to have a 4wd Jeep vehicle that is in good mechanical condition, capable of safe and efficient off road travel. IF YOUR JEEP IS NOT IN SOLID, SOUND CONDITION YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN OUR TRAIL RIDES !
Our main Headquarters is in east Tennessee. We have Jeep Crew Chapters in Chattanooga TN/ North Georgia, North Carolina, southeast Kentucky, southwest VA and the central Indiana area, and are quickly expanding to other states bordering Tennessee. We currently have over 3500 registered members.
We have trail rides three to four times a month and socials at least once a month for our members to get acquainted.
Our rides are mild to moderate off-road travel. Some trails are more challenging, but most are stock friendly. If we have a ride that is more challenging than usual we will inform our members ahead of time.
We host 2 big events each year. JEEPQUEST an indoor Vendor Expo and Jeep Show on Memorial Day weekend, and JEEPTOBER FEST IN THE SMOKIES a Halloween themed Jeep show fundraiser in October. Both in Sevierville, TN. And two new Chapter events that include, CHAINED ROCK JEEP FEST, in Pineville, KY in June, and APPALACHIAN JEEP JAM in Marshall, NC in August.
There is no membership fee to become a member, and membership includes all members of the registrant's family. You will receive a membership card to use as identification as a member when applying for discounts at our Preferred Vendor locations. (See our preferred Vendor's page) Membership is subject to the approval of our Executive Board of Directors. Please note: For the safety of our members and the integrity of this club, its founders/ administrators reserve the right to reject any applicant for membership if deemed questionable according to our **set standards of acceptance** which include, but are not limited to: Not having committed a felony or been arrested for a Drug related offense or be on a sex offender's list, and not operating a Jeep that is mechanically inadequate and un-safe for off-road or lengthy travel. We accept all Jeep models, but must be 4wd !
MEET OUR JEEP CREW ADMINISTRATORS
Founder & President
Pete lives in Maryville, TN, drives a 2013 JKU named MUD DOG. He and wife Pam have a daughter, Ashley and son Joe.
Secretary / Treasurer
Wife of Pete Broockman and co-founder of the Crew. She currently serves as both secretary and treasurer, club artist, web designer and social media coordinator.
Kieffer, is a native of North Carolina. He and Rebekah moved to Tellico Plains, TN in 2017. He owns two, 2004 Rubicon TJ's.. His primary trail rig, “Buster,” consists of a 5.5” Rock Krawler lift on 38’s with hydraulic steering and a long list of armor and custom modifications.
North Carolina Chapter Leader
Tommy (The Goat) and his wife Laura live in Weaverville, NC. Tommy's Jeep is called Mountain Goat.
Chattanooga TN / N. GA Chapter Leader
Frankie lives in Cleveland, Tn with his wife, Michelle and Kids; Lilly, Emma, and Weston. He owns a 2007 JKU named "The Situation"! It Has A 4" Rough Country Lift With Rugged Ridge Armor Fenders Sitting On 37" Cooper STT Pros. Frankie goes by the name DJ Lethal in his "Powerhouse" DJ business.
Wesley (Yeti) Helton
Chattanooga/ North GA Region
Chapter Leader Assistant
Wesley and his wife Rhonda live in Calhoun TN. Wesley's alter ego "Yeti" is also the Crew's Mascot! He drives a JKU with full Yeti graphics.