Stacey Phillips, the founder and owner of DeadWheels, has been very familiar with the Black Hills area since childhood. After recieving her teaching degree, Stacey decided to start a family and start her own business in the field of Early Childhood Education. She is also the owner and operator of Challenging Minds Daycare. It is located in Rapid City, SD, and highly emphasizes preschool education. She has been caring for and teaching children in the Black Hills area for eighteen years. She is happily married to Court French; they have been married for six years.
Stacey and her daughters enjoy spending time in the beautiful Black Hills. They enjoy bicycling, boating, hiking, and horseback riding. Exercise has always been an important part of her and her daughters' routine. She and her girls love biking the Mickelson Trail. Her first and foremost goal is to give her own family and many other families the opportunity to exercise and spend quality time together, all while enjoying the scenery of the beautiful Black Hills. DeadWheels Bicycle Rentals will give both avid and leisure bicyclists the opportunity to travel from Deadwod, SD to the fourteen trailheads of the Mickelson Trail, giving them an opportunity to exercise and enjoy the natural beauty of Black Hills and the Mickelson Trail.
I grew up on the Rosebud Reservation attending Todd County High School, where I was active in basketball and track. My mother was a grade school principal; dad was a teacher and coach. I attended college at Dakota Weslyan University and Black Hills State. I moved to Rapid City in 1993. I enjoy outdoor activities including camping, fishing, biking, golf, etc. I got married in 2003 and became a father of five, including two step kids. I worked as a landscaper doing design and installs for twenty plus years.
I am excited to be a member of the Rabbit Bike team with Stacey and family, along with with life long friend Jobie Wagner. I look forward to an exciting opportunity in Hill City with the local people and the ensuing tourist season.
Kelli Jo Isaak
Kelli Jo is Rabbit Bikes' website developer and webmaster. She graduated from Western Dakota Technical Institute in 2012 with an associate's degree in Programming & Application Development. She has made four other websites, including the Eagles Club of Rapid City's, the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa's, the NFB of South Dakota's, and a disability self-advocacy organization called People First's website. DeadWheels has presented Kelli with exciting, new, and sometimes frustrating experiences, but she's loved every minute of it!
Kelli Jo also enjoys doing 3D art using DAZ Studio. She enjoys making 3D characters for all of her friends. You can see examples of her work at the bottom of the About Us page on the DeadWheels site, where she has rendered Jobie, Stacey, Brooke, Morgan, Skyler, herself, and other DeadWheels employees in a forest scene reminiscent of the Black Hills. When she is not maintaining her other sites, learning new web design skills or making 3D art, she is fishing and relaxing at one of the nearby lakes and streams with her mom. Kelli lives with her mom because she is legally blind. She has 20/200 vision in her right eye and light and hand motion in her left. She has to use a screen magnifier whenever she is on the computer; she sets the magnification level 350% or 400%.