Masthead and Staff
PUBLISHER AND CHAIRMAN | Scott Brady
DIRECTOR OF DESIGN | Stephanie Brady
EDITOR IN CHIEF | Tena Overacker
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER | Christian Pelletier
CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER | Brian McVickers
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER | Andre Racine
DIRECTOR OF EUROPEAN OPERATIONS | Michael Brailey
SENIOR EDITOR | Ashley Giordano
4WD SENIOR EDITOR | Graeme Bell
MEDICAL EDITOR | Dr. Jon Solberg, MD, FAWM
ARCHAEOLOGY SENIOR EDITOR | Bryon Bass, PhD
ASSOCIATE EDITOR | Stephan Edwards
SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER | Bruce Dorn
TECHNICAL EDITOR | Chris Ramm
CARTOGRAPHER | David Medeiros
ILLUSTRATOR | Michele Dallorso
PODCAST HOST | Matthew Scott
PODCAST PRODUCER | Paula Burr
VIDEO DIRECTOR Ryan | Keegan
OPERATIONS MANAGER | Garrett Mead
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. Keep up with Scott and all of his adventures by following him on Twitter @scott_brady or Instagram @scott.a.brady.
Director of Design
“Just because you don’t know how to do something is not a reason not to do it.” This became Stephanie's motto after starting Overland Journal with Scott Brady. She designed the first magazine without any training, design experience, or having ever worked on a Mac or in the Adobe Creative Suite. Tenacious, hard-working, detail oriented and creative, she is a combination of the vision, strength, and fortitude that is the backbone of all we strive for at Overland International. She loves Range Rovers, contemporary architecture, Caramel Macchiatos, Apache helicopters, and her Alaskan malamute, Atlas. She enjoys travel and is as comfortable behind the wheel in a remote location as she is behind her iMac design station.
Editor in Chief
A steadfast believer in the power of words, Tena can usually be found with her eyes turned toward some source of written knowledge, be it for pleasure (seeking details on her next adventure), sustenance (recipe or menu), or just because. Recognizing the value of spoken word as well (unless it is coming from her GPS, in which case, she is perfectly capable of getting lost on her own), Tena finds there is no substitute for confabulation. Refuge from the monotony of the everyday is found by immersing herself in her surroundings, whether in an exotic locale or her own backyard. Disconnecting from technology is one of Tena’s favorite things, and seeking solace in the great outdoors is a cure well taken.
Chief Technology Officer
Having left his hometown in Canada at age 16 to pursue his education, Christian quickly developed a passion for traveling and has recently reached his 100th visited country. Among many adventures, an extended journey through Africa took him and his trusty Land Cruiser from Cape Town to London. With a background in finance, engineering, and IT, Christian joined Overland Journal as a partner and CTO in 2009. Fluent in French, English, and Spanish, he brings a complementary vision to the company. His recent works include bolstering social media outlets such as Flipboard and Instagram.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Proudly hailing from the province of Ontario, Canada, and raised on the sunny coast of Southern California, Andre, the Adventure Accountant, migrated to lovely Prescott, Arizona, in search of all the adventure the Southwest has to offer. He found fellow adventurers in the awesome staff of Overland Journal and Expedition Portal and has also had the pleasure of working with the Adventure Trailers crew. His vivacious, patient, and tolerant wife of 30 years, Cathy, and his two daughters, Adriana and Maranda, have embraced the overland lifestyle. As a family, they have explored several of the nation’s gorgeous national parks and countless backroads during their travels. In his free time, Andre enjoys working on his Toyota Tacoma, thinking up ideas for future tattoos, chasing his spirited rascal of a cat, Ralphie, and planning his next adventure.
Ashley Giordano recently completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Vancouver, Canada, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota Pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and indulged in spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian malbec. You can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or researching wild medicinal plants. Ashley grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia, and spent much of her youth as a competitive figure skater. She worked as a paralegal for eight years while completing a diploma in holistic nutrition. She is currently studying herbal medicine with a focus on women’s health.
4WD Senior Editor
Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking enlightenment and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover-based camper. They have explored 27 African countries, circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia. Currently, the family is planning a journey from Western Europe to the Russian Far East. Graeme is a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six critically acclaimed books, and an Overland Journal and Expedition Portal contributor since 2015.
Stephan Edwards is the associate editor of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. He and his wife, Julie, once bought an old Land Rover sight unseen from strangers on the internet in a country they'd never been to and drove it through half of Africa. After living in Botswana for two years, Stephan now makes camp at the foot of a round mountain in Missoula, Montana. He still drives that Land Rover every day. An anthropologist in his former life and a lover of all things automotive, Stephan is a staunch advocate for public lands, and his writing and photography have appeared in Road & Track, Overland Journal, and Adventure Journal. @venturesomeoverland
Bruce Dorn, DGA, is a photographer, cinematographer, and director currently based in Prescott, Arizona. His work in advertising and editorial has earned him multiple Clio, Mobius, ADDY, and Art Directors Club awards, and a Bronze Lion from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Bruce is a Canon Explorer of Light, an ARRI Ambassador, a SanDisk Extreme Pro, a Western Digital Creative Master, a Tiffen Imagemaker, and a Corel Painter Master. Bruce was inducted into the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in 1984. Some say he’s also a pretty fungi.
Dr. Jon Solberg, MD, FAWM
Jon S. Solberg, MD, FAWM, FACEP, is a board-certified, U.S. Army-trained, emergency medicine physician and wilderness medicine consultant. In addition to sustaining a busy civilian medical practice, he has worked in Cameroon and been deployed to a combat zone in southern Afghanistan. Currently, he’s continuing his education at the University of Utah and has nearly completed a Diploma in Mountain Medicine. When not working, he enjoys exploring the backcountry in his Power Wagon with his wife, Agnieszka, and their three children. He’s an accomplished scuba diver, a reasonable mechanic, an instrument-rated pilot, and has been declared a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Bryon Bass, PhD
Archaeology Senior Editor
For Bryon, overland travel is often vocational necessity rather than a purely adventurous pursuit. To accomplish field research for a PhD in archaeology, he frequently rode a gear-laden BMW R100GS/PD roundtrip from Scotland to Croatia. He then worked as a contract archaeologist, taught field survey and excavation, and collaborated with the Department of Pre-and Protohistory, University of Zürich, before starting a consulting company. Work has led him to the Middle East, South Pacific, Americas, Africa, and Europe. Bryon is a photographer, scuba instructor, pilot, wilderness EMT, and certified public safety off-pavement vehicle operations instructor. He also conducts specialized safety courses for workforce members deployed to adverse locations, is on a search and rescue team, and serves in a law enforcement diving unit.
Growing up on a used car lot in Prescott, Arizona, Chris Ramm developed a passion for automobiles at a very early age. While most children had treehouses, he played in a 1960 Ford Sunliner convertible which quickly became his first project car. As soon as he received his driver’s license, Chris frequently found himself driving across state lines for something as small as an ice cream cone or slice of pizza. When he bought his first 4WD vehicle, a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, he started exploring the numerous trails in the Southwest and hasn’t stopped yet. When you can’t reach Chris by phone, it is safe to assume he is out in the forest finding new trees to hang a hammock between.
Michele is a freelance cartoonist from the School Of Comics of Milan who specializes in drawing Land Rovers and 4WD vehicles. He lives and works in northern Italy between Lake Como and the rocky trails of Emilia-Romagna. He drives a Land Rover Defender 90 (aka “The Cube”) and is slowly rebuilding an ex-military SIIA Defender 109. Among other things, he loves to sketch, draw, and portrait anything mechanical. His passion for overland travel has taken him to England, Germany, Tunisia, and Colorado and Utah in the U.S. Michele is an enthusiast of beer and tea.
Born and raised in Southern California, Ryan spent his teenage years and early 20s skateboarding, shooting photos on a used Canon AE-1, and playing guitar in punk bands. In December of 2000, he joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as an infantryman and small craft coxswain with a boat company. The majority of his service was spent living out of a rucksack and on the water, including time in Kosovo, Kenya, Djibouti, and Iraq. His travels with the USMC ignited his passion for travel and culture. After leaving the Marine Corps, he found a home in Arizona, attending Embry-Riddle while studying global intelligence and Middle Eastern studies. Currently, he is an aspiring photographer and videographer, refining his passion for adventure and creativity.