The Inception of ECCO: Elite Car Cruising Organization
A polishing cloth and the chrome on her father’s MK V thrust her into the family vintage Jaguar restoration business as a child and has given her the opportunity to see the excitement and passion car owners have for restoring their beloved vehicles and the thrill of driving them on the open road.
After launching a successful consulting company for the last twelve years and remaining involved in the family business, Stephanie was inspired on a memorable eight day driving tour through Spain to create spectacular tours for other car owners and travel seekers to enjoy. Catch Stephanie’s contagious enthusiasm on one of ECCO’s upcoming Tours.
Stephanie grew up in the Midwest and was thrust into the car arena as a youngster. She has a unique appreciation for cars from A-Z as she respects that each and every driver has their own special passion for their machine of choice! When she is not leading a tour in her Audi A4 (it’s more likely to start than a classic, she says), you will often see her at local shows in a ’68 E-Type Jaguar. The desire for excitement and “The road less traveled” led her to create ECCO. Her bags are always packed and her favorite expression is “Rev the engine, we’re going on a road trip!” If you don’t believe it, the race car ringtone on her phone will turn you into a believer!
Marketing and Technical Director
Kristine grew up in the Northwest where her parents instilled a great passion for nature and the countryside. She has traveled around the U.S. and also abroad to many parts of our beautiful world. Kristine says, “It’s lucky that I love to travel because I met and fell in love with an active duty Marine who keeps moving every couple years. Moving provides an exciting opportunity to explore a new region in detail and share my travel passion with others.” She managed projects for over 15 years for Fortune 500 companies before taking a break to finish her Master’s degree. Kristine owns USMC LIFE and shares her travel and business experience as ECCO’s Marketing & Technical Director.