Dez Ferrell is in the driver seat today. She owns and manages her own shop, Nessy’s Kustoms, focused on custom paint and restoration in Mesa, Arizona. She was recently a featured contestant on Motor Trend’s Bitchen Bootcamp. She did not grow up in a shop, nor did she have an interest in cars for most of her life. It wasn’t until she owned a Honda Accord that introduced her to the import scene that was going on about 14 years ago. For Dez it was never a question of why would she ever want to be in a male-dominated industry and fight to constantly prove her skills to the non-believers, it was why wouldn’t she? In those moments when she wanted to give up and quit, she found a way to push forward. For each struggle it made her wiser and for each failure brought her another step towards success.