Masthead and Staff
Overland Journal is a perfect-bound magazine printed on high-quality stock, published five times per year. From a premier-issue length of 96 pages, we have increased to the current 136 pages. Our 30% advertising content cap is well below the national average and ensures ample editorial space for in-depth coverage of equipment and vehicles, as well as full-length feature trip stories that span the globe. Our strict standards for writing and photography, in addition to our striking layout, means that our subscribers receive an expedition and adventure travel magazine that is at once inspiring, informative, and attractive. Our extremely high readership satisfaction level allows us to offer an unconditional guarantee.
PUBLISHER AND CHAIRMAN Scott Brady
PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF DESIGN Stephanie Brady
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER Christian Pelletier
CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Brian McVickers
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Andre Racine
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sinuhe Xavier
DIRECTOR OF EUROPEAN OPERATIONS Michael Brailey
MANAGING EDITOR OVERLAND JOURNAL Sarah Ramm
MANAGING EDITOR EXPEDITION PORTAL Chris Cordes
EDITOR Tena Overacker
SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Bruce Dorn
CONSERVATION EDITOR Åsa Björklund
MEDICAL EDITOR Dr. Jon Solberg, MD, FAWM
ARCHAEOLOGY SENIOR EDITOR Bryon Bass, PhD
ILLUSTRATOR Michele Dallorso
COPY EDITORS Arden Kysely, Jacques Laliberté
TECHNICAL EDITOR Chris Ramm
CARTOGRAPHER David Medeiros
CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR Alexandra Christenson
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.
President and Director of Design
“Just because you don’t know how to do something is not a reason not to do it.” This became my motto after starting Overland Journal with Scott Brady. I designed our first magazine without any training, having never worked on a Mac or in the Adobe Creative Suite. Tenacious, hard-working, detail oriented and creative, I am a combination of vision, strength, and fortitude that is the backbone of all we strive for at Overland International. I love Range Rovers, contemporary architecture, Caramel Macchiatos from Starbucks, Apache helicopters, and my Alaskan malamute, Atlas. I enjoy travel and am as comfortable behind the wheel in a remote location as I am behind my iMac design station.
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.
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.
Managing Editor Overland Journal
In its most basic form, the second law of thermodynamics states that the universe tends to go from order to disorder without any energy added to the system. Sarah’s primary function is to be that added energy, preventing the world around her from going into disorder. Her main tool to accomplish this job is her trusted spreadsheets, and the people around her know that if you ask her a question, she probably has a spreadsheet put together with the answer. So, you can call her the spreadsheet queen, or the destroyer of chaos, just so long as you don’t actually call her without putting it on the calendar first.
Managing Editor Expedition Portal
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal’s Managing Editor.
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.
Swedish born, 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 in Central America. When she escaped the office, she explored the remote areas of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras in a Land Rover. With a desire to write full time, she switched careers to journalism. Her work includes articles for international magazines covering topics such as overland travel, wildlife, current affairs, and social issues. Åsa has a love for animals and a particularly soft spot for horses. Whenever she can, she explores the Arizona backcountry with the help of Desert Daisy, a 1987 Land Cruiser FJ60.
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.
Customer Service Coordinator
Alex is a sports enthusiast and an adventurer at heart. Growing up, she was an avid skier, backpacker, and camper in the Rocky Mountains. A Colorado native, she got her B.A. degree in Mass Communication at CSU-Pueblo where she also played basketball for the Thunderwolves all four years. She’s held various jobs in media ranging from a producer at KDVR Fox 31’s Everyday Show to (most recently) Director of Video Operations for Air Force Women’s Basketball. After recently marrying her husband, Nick, together they made the journey to Prescott, Arizona, from Colorado in hopes for new and exciting adventures with their dog, Penny.