Scott Brady Publisher and Chairman
Scott is an adventure driver and consultant who has worked on various specialty-vehicle projects for auto manufacturers, aftermarket companies, and television producers such as Top Gear. He is a passionate photographer and writer with international credits, the only American to have won the esteemed Outback Challenge, Morocco, and a Tread Lightly Master Trainer. Business ventures during the past decade include the Overland Society, Expeditions West, Expedition Portal, and Overland Journal. He has traveled through over 60 countries and across every continent. His most current project, Expeditions 7, is a round-the-world overland odyssey in two 78 Series Toyota Land Cruisers. After reaching the end of the road, he enjoys canyoneering, climbing, and mountain biking. Scott lives in Prescott, Arizona, with his wife, Stephanie, and their Alaskan malamute, Atlas.
Stephanie Brady President and Director of Design
A Certified Interior Designer with a B.A. in Leadership from Grand Canyon University, Stephanie's ardor for design and photography, combined with a love of the outdoors, allows her a unique capacity for visual adventure storytelling. She is also an accomplished driver, having piloted Jeeps across the Rubicon and Toyotas in Baja. Stephanie is as comfortable behind the wheel as she is in front of her Mac design station.
Chris Collard Editor-in-Chief
Chris spent his formative years riding dirt bikes in the deserts of Southern California and Baja, Mexico, which led to a lifelong quest for adventure. He is handy behind a viewfinder and at the keyboard, and brings four decades of international travel experience to Overland Journal. His journalism career, which includes work for National Geographic Adventure, Cigar Aficionado, Hot Rod, and Autoweek, has taken him through dozens of countries and across every continent. He has also served as correspondent to magazines in a dozen countries and in as many languages. When not behind the camera or at the computer, Chris can be found on The Office (his sailboat), or undertaking meticulous “research” for upcoming articles in locales such as Tequila, Mexico.
Brian McVickers Chief Business Development Officer
A Chicago native, Brian has lived throughout the United States and Caribbean while traveling as much as possible. An accomplished racing and ocean sailor Brian is equally comfortable traversing large expanses of remote land in search of adventure. He has spent the last 17 years involved in the outdoor industry with magazines, newspapers, web, television and ad agencies.
Andre Racine Chief Financial Officer
Andre is affectionately known in the office as our "Adventure Accountant," due to his work with Overland International, Inc., Overland Journal, Expeditions West, and Adventure Trailers. He holds a B.A. in Business Management and has operated his own consulting firm since 1992. Joining the Overland International team in June 2008 helped to pull him away from his desk occasionally and kindled his adventurous spirit. You can now often find him behind the wheel of a four-wheel drive, riding a motorcycle, or roaming the aisles at Overland Expo. Andre also enjoys gardening, mountain biking, and working on his 2010 Toyota Tundra. A native of the Great White North (Canada…ay!), he now lives in Chino Valley, Arizona, with his wife Cathy, daughters Adriana and Maranda, two dogs, two cats, and Ozzy, the rock star canary.
Sinuhe Xavier Executive Creative Director
Sinuhe Xavier is perhaps the only washed-up professional skier to become an award-winning commercial director and photographer. He is further distinguished by the fact that he did not pursue a career in directing films until 2003, when he traded a life in the mountains for the potentially more treacherous terrain of Hollywood. Most recently he has brought automotive campaigns to life with humanity for clients such as Toyota, Ford, and Jeep. Advertising agencies such as BBDO, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Saatchi, 180LA, and Havas Worldwide have turned to Sinuhe to bring their unique visions to life. When not selling people things they don't need, he can be found derailing adventure-journal.com with his reviews and opinions, or relaxing in the shade of a lonely juniper tree with his wife, Stephanie, and dog, Charlie, on the Colorado Plateau.
Christophe Noel Executive Editor, Digital
Christophe Noel has been an avid backcountry traveler since he was too young to tie his own stitch-down hiking boots. As his feet have grown, so has his appetite for adventure. While bicycles are his passion, Christophe is an accomplished sea kayaker, backpacker, mountaineer and general vagabond. Having spent much of his life wandering the globe from Alaska to the Atlas Mountains and beyond, Christophe can now be found most days riding his mountain bike on the twisted singletrack near his home in Prescott, Arizona.
Graham Jackson Senior Technical Editor
Graham Jackson was born in Lesotho, in Southern Africa. He grew up racing motorcycles and helping his father design, build, and race off-road buggies. At 10 years of age Graham completed his first safari across the Kalahari Desert with his family in their Range Rover. That trip planted the seed for Graham's lifelong overlanding obsession. In 2004 he and his wife completed a 30,000-mile trek from London to Cape Town. He has guided expeditions in Africa, the American West, Mexico, and Central America, and has been an active supporter of the global overland community. A scientist by trade, Graham tries to combine his interest in the natural world, his zeal for travel, and his love of all things mechanical. He is currently Director of Training for the Overland Expo, a guide for No Limit Expeditions, and a NPTC certified off-road driving assessor.
James Langan Technical Editor, Digital
James Langan developed an instant appreciation for all things on wheels on his first day of preschool—when he immediately discovered the tricycle. He has pursued this passion with motorcycles, trucks, and on foot. His accomplishments as an expert precision motorcyclist have earned him various competitive titles. After 10 years as a journalist and photographer for Power Stroke Registry magazine, and a brief sabbatical from the craft, James is back in front of the keyboard. With a keen eye for detail, he specializes in technical reviews and specialty vehicle projects. James makes his home on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, a fantastic starting point for any adventure.
Dr. Jon Solberg, MD, FAWM Medical Editor
Jon S. Solberg is a board certified, U.S. Army-trained, emergency medicine physician, and wilderness medicine consultant. His medical career has taken him around the United States and from Cameroon to Afghanistan. Dr. Solberg is the Chief Medical Officer of Sun Mountain Medical Consulting, LLC, and publishes free first aid tips and tricks for outdoorsmen under the Facebook name Dakdoc. He’s an accomplished scuba diver, mechanic, downhill skier, pilot, and Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He and his wife Agnieszka enjoy exploring the backcountry in their 4-door Jeep.
Ray Hyland Contributing Editor
As a Member of The Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Ray enjoys being out in wide-open spaces. Even more so, he relishes crossing them in cool overland vehicles. Add in his passion for writing, photography, and historical journeys, and it's not surprising that after a 20-year career exploring the world he ended up as a part of the Overland Journal team.
Chris Cordes Director of Operations
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, for college in 2009. While working on his business degree in the Embry-Riddle undergraduate program, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. He fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, which led him to Overland Journal. Chris was immediately hooked by the concept of overlanding, which combines the excitement and adventure of flying with his affection for cars and trucks. After receiving his degree, Chris did a summer internship with Overland Journal before accepting a full-time position on our team.
Kelsey McLaren Marketing Coordinator
Kelsey grew up exploring northern Arizona on horseback. Though she still has horses, she now does some of her exploring in a Nissan Xterra. With a background in construction, contracting, and interior design, Kelsey is no stranger to hard work and creative problem solving. Her aspirations for further outdoor exploration and overland travel led her to seek out Overland Journal. She pursued that initiative with the same tenacity she now brings to every project. After joining the team in 2011, Kelsey quickly became a vital part of Overland International. She has since traveled across two continents and through seven countries, and plans to expand on those experiences very soon.
Chazz Layne Graphic Designer
Chazz grew up traveling. Early days exploring the Appalachian Mountains, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, and just wandering the cities of the West set the tone for his life. When he bought a four-wheel drive and discovered the isolation and beauty of the Southwest's deserts, he realized he needed to combine his craft with overland travel. That free spirit carried him through 15 years as a professional designer, first as team leader for an IT firm, and eventually as proprietor of his own agency. Chazz is based in Prescott, Arizona, where he enjoys ample opportunities for exploration. In addition to his work with Overland Journal, Chazz is an associate editor Expedition Portal.
Åsa Björklund Editorial Intern
Swedish born and educated, Åsa has roamed the globe working as a waitress, a factory employee, and a dozen other odd jobs that made life more interesting. As a human rights lawyer, she worked with development aid organizations in Central America and reported on sensitive issues of the region. When Åsa could escape the office, she explored the remote areas of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras in a Land Rover. With a desire to write fulltime, she switched careers to journalism. She has worked with a variety of international magazines and covered topics such as overland traveling, wildlife, current affairs, and social issues. Åsa has a fondness for animals and an especially soft spot for horses. Whenever she can, she hikes the backcountry near her home in Arizona.
Matthew Scott Field Editor
Matthew is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago, Illinois, in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region's back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an auto journalist. He departed the Windy City for the town of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America's Southwest.
Bo Rounsavall Fulfillment
Bo is originally a native Texan. Her background as a dancer did not prepare her for a life of adventure, but life threw her a series of curve balls and she went with it. After marrying her high school sweetheart, they embarked on a lifetime worth of journeys around the country and the globe and never looked back. In 2006, she and her husband, Clint, left the hectic pace of Southern California, and eventually landed in Prescott, Arizona. An expert in shipping and inventory control, she also spent a number of years training, breeding, and foaling horses, and is an accomplished equestrienne.