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Our Team: Meet the Team

Shaun McMahon

President & Co-Founder

Hello everyone, thank you for joining my admin team and I on this journey we are calling Evolution.  I am one of the co-founders of this group and I have big dreams and hopes to grow this group to help local communities in whatever way we can.  I am Pennsylvanian born and raised, where I live with my wife and four children, ages 9-20.  Since purchasing my first Wrangler in October 2018, I have discovered what the Jeep Life is all about and have found a passion that I would love to continue spreading through this organization.  I truly want to thank each and every one of you who are following along on this exciting journey.

Tangelena McMahon


Hi, my name is Tangelena McMahon, one of the co-founders of EJA.  My love for Jeeps started when I was a little girl.  My uncle would take me to Tower City in PA to go off-roading in his Willy's Jeep.  My husband and I bought our first Jeep in 2018.  Since then we have also acquired a 1988 Comanche which we plan to restore and I finally bought my 2019 JL this past April after getting tired of sitting in the passenger seat.  I hope to meet many of you sometime soon at events.


Jake Hayden

Vice President & Co-Founder

Hey y’all! I am Jake. I am one of your co-founders. I am originally from Illinois, moved to Michigan roughly 5 years ago and now in Florida currently. I have had a lot of vehicles in the past but always went back to jeeps. I have had XJs, a MJ, a ZJ, a WJ, TJ, and currently a ZJ. You may also see me around in our Renegade Trailhawk. I would rather be out climbing obstacles but will still see me out in the mud. Can’t wait to meet everyone!

IG: Evolutionjeep_Kevin_The_ZJ

Ashley Hayden


Hey There! I’m Ashley Hayden. My husband’s name is Jake. We have two awesome kiddos. My daily driver is Stuart, 2016 Renegade Trail Hawk. I was born and raised in Carpentersville, IL. We lived in Michigan for 6 years and We are currently located in Jacksonville, FL. My passion for jeeps began in 2010. Right out of high school, I purchased a 1987 Jeep Comanche (MJ) Metric Ton. My interests in the Jeep Brand grew from there. On May 8th 2020, we purchased Stuart as a reliable, daily, fun family vehicle. I’m blessed to be apart of Evolution Jeep Alliance! Can’t wait to meet everyone out at events soon!!


Gary Swogger


Gary and Janice Swogger have been married for 20 years and have lived in Felton, Delaware Since 2018  with their four children: Katie, Braden, Steven, and Owen. They were first introduced to the Jeep Community in 2017 with the purchase of their first Wrangler, a 2014 JKU Sahara.  Since then, they both have developed a sincere love for off road adventures and the camaraderie of the Jeeping World through the involvement of many Jeep Clubs and activities.  They love to share pictures and adventures of their jeep crew and are happy to answer any questions they can.

Gary owns a 2006 LJ and a 2018 JLU Rubicon.

IG: @scorpion_jl18

IG: @evolutionjeepalliance. 

Jay Suever


A Detroit native, Jay found his love of all things automotive early on;   he graduated with a degree in Automotive Technology from Penn State University. He'd worked for Ford, Porsche and Audi. 

However, his love of off-roading didn't begin until his 2019 Jeep Rubicon, fondly known as Blanche, entered his life. Jay's biggest Jeep dream is to ride out to Moab.

In-between his Jeeping, he can also be found enjoying some quality time with his two dogs, Forrest and Toby or out boating.


Scott Behlert

Founding Admin

Hey I’m Scott. I live in Sicklerville, New Jersey. I am a Mechanic by trade. My first Jeep was a 96 Grand Cherokee and my current rig is a 2012 JKUR named Beast. I love all things Jeep, the Jeep community and the life that comes with being a part of this. I hope to see you at an event or out on the trails. You can find me @beast_jku on Instagram or on Facebook.

Steve Ellis


Hello everyone, I am Steve Ellis and I live in Lock Haven, PA with my wife of 35 years, Heidi Ellis.  Jeeping is one of our passions and huge outlet from the dull-drums of the normal week.  Our grandchildren and grandpuppies are our life.  Jeeping allows us to combine the two.  We took a leap and joined the other co-founders of Evolution Jeep Alliance because we too shared the same core values and had the same vision to create something powerful to provide a family oriented Jeep group to support not only our local communities, but the rest of the nation as well.  We look forward to seeing you at an EJA event soon.


Kimberly Quickle


Hi everyone! I’m Kim Quickle and currently reside in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. My first Jeep was a 2004 TJ but I didn’t fully embrace the Jeep life until I bought my current Jeep - a 2019 JLU named Serenity. I thought I would just be sticking to some back roads but I quickly fell in love with the off-roading life and doing my own upgrades. I look forward to meeting everyone and hope to see you out on the trails!

Matt Hutt


Hello there, I’m Matt Hutt or Hutty I drive a 2020 JT named SQUATCH. I live in Palm Pa just south of Allentown. I grew up on the redneck side of life playing in the mud and racing anything with wheels. Spent most of my life as a professional driver and in customer service. Love wheeling and love cleaning SQUATCH for shows. I’m Married to my wife Jessica aka Bug. We have 2 dogs. I’m always around to help I’m always trying to make people smile. Love hunting and baseball and just being outside and having a good time! Since joining EJA I have become more involved and love being part of this family! I look forward to seeing y’all out on the trails!!! Be safe, Be good and most of all take care of each other!!!


Jason Vitaletti


Hello everyone! My name is Jason Vitaletti, I’m from Long Pond, Pennsylvania. I own Stryker my 21 Jeep Gladiator Sport S. I’ve been married to my wife Amy since 2004 and have two daughters. I’ve owned several Jeep’s over the years including a 89 YJ Sahara and a 06 TJ Wrangler Rubicon. I enjoy all things outdoors my favorite being wheeling. I met the EJA crew in early 2021 and have been a part of it ever since. This is an adventure I’m proud to be a part of and look forward to meeting everyone along the way!!

Chris Ruchty


Welcome everyone!  Just want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Chris and I am one of the founding members of EJA.  I started off roading in Washington state with all sorts of vehicles. I took a bit of a hiatus when my wife and I moved to the east coast but in 2016 we got our first wrangler; starting our adventure into the true Jeep life.

My wife is in the process of building her 98 ZJ which was the first vehicle I bought her.  My Jeep is a 2005 LJR called Freedom because of the way it makes me feel when I’m cruising down the road or hitting the trails. 

Now with our two children we are excited to be a part of the Evolution Jeep Aliance.  We live in VA not far from the Harry Nice Bridge into MD.  From just hanging out by a fire to clearing a tough trail, we are ready to go on this journey with you.

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Brennan McMahon


What’s up everyone, I’m Brennan one of the admins here at EJA. I got a late start in life in the Jeep world due to a series of life altering events. My first Jeep a JKU sport that, I built up and then traded in for our JT Willy’s. My beautiful wife Kari  and I are from Upstate New York on the Canadian border. And love all Jeeps. I’d rather be on trails and not rocks or mud. Tread lightly my friends.

Jason Green


What up peeps? I’m Jason, one of the admin in Evolution Jeep Alliance. Growing up my cousins, aunts, and uncles had jeeps from CJ’s to XJ’s which sparked my love for jeeps. In 2013 I purchased my own Jeep and the passion began. I have never been around a better group of people if it wasn’t for the Jeep life. I love the Jeep life and my community, and I’m looking forward to giving back to those who need the help!!!

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Dan Zeigafuse


Hi ya’ll, my name is Dan. I’m originally from the Slate Belt and currently reside in the Lehigh Valley, PA. I’m married to my wife Sherri, and have three children and a dog, Ruger. My current rig is a 2012 JKU, Dragons Breath. I have always been into building and modifying everything from cars to jeeps to trucks. My previous jeep builds were an 88 YJ, 97 TJ and an 06 LJ. It wasn’t until I got my JK that the off-road bug really bit me. I am constantly learning and evolving.  I’m glad to be a part of EJA.

John Wallner


Hello all.  My name is John Wallner.  I first got the taste of Jeep life back in 2006 when I got my first Jeep Wrangler TJX.  Unfortunately the time wasn’t right at that time for me to have a Jeep and sold it 2 years later.  Fast forward to 2020, the timing is better and I picked up a used stock 2017 JKU.  Went on my first Spring trail ride in 2021 with EJA.  Ever since then, I have been hit with the off-road bug and Gremlin was born.  I love working on my Jeep and spending my weekends on the trails.

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Brian Sosnoskie


Greetings all. I am Brian "SOS" Sosnoskie.  I was born and raised in the Coal Region.  AOAA was my stomping grounds before it was AOAA  and I have been a gear head all my life. It all started with big mud trucks until I got my first jeep,  an 84 XJ. After wheeling XJs and ZJs I left 4 wheels for the 2 wheel world. Back now rolling in my 2003 TJ Rubicon,  ROKNUTZ. All my adventures are dobe with my Copilot Tawnya Brouse.  We love the off road community and the EJA Family.

Heather Anne


Hey everyone, Jersey jeeper here. Accustomed to sand and little rocks, I've found my passion through wheeling. While it hasn't been a life long pursuit, I found that wheeling in the last year and a half with CG, my 2021 JL, has changed my life in more ways than one. The freedom that comes from shutting the world out and focusing on the obstacle at hand has proved to be my best therapy. My goal in this hobby is to help the "wallflowers" of the jeeping world to become more confident off-road. Looking forward to seeing you all on the trails!

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