Subaru

Adventure Subaru

2269 N.Henbest Dr. ,
Directions Fayetteville, AR 72704

  • Sales: (888) 742-9091
  • Service: (888) 865-0357
  • Parts: (844) 339-0246

"Service in the Nelms tradition"

Info

The Adventure Subaru Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Don Nelms
    Owner

    Don Nelms has owned and operated automobile dealerships in NW Arkansas for over 30 years.  In 2001 he sold Nelms Auto Park to the Penske Auto Group.  He and his wife, Millie moved to Jasper, AR in Newton County and Don began his journey into the world of photography.  In the last 5 years, he has pursued images of nature throughout the Ozarks.  He has published 2 slideshows (Fall on the Buffalo & Spring in the Ozarks).  
     
    His photographs can be found on display for sale at Nelms Gallery.
     
    Nelms Gallery was originally located on top of Mount Sherman but moved to the town of Jasper, AR in 2013.  It features a large collection of canvas prints of Don Nelms' photography.  Don has selected several other artists to feature in the gallery, all inspired by the natural beauty of the Buffalo National River area.  The gallery is located just one block off the historic courthouse square in this quaint area.   
     

    When he is not exploring the Ozarks or working with State Legislators in Little Rock, he can be found at Adventure Subaru where he plays a critical role in day to day operations.

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  • Tim Hurd
    General Manager
    479.387.3590

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since January 2012.


    Tim has over 30 years experience in the auto industry. His involvement with Nelms owned dealerships goes back to 1991. Tim has vast amounts of experience in every aspect of the car business, including owning his own new car dealership. Tim and his wife Sandy have been married since 1992. Tim is active in the First Methodist Church of Springdale. When not at Adventure, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren - Caden, Oliver, Mila, Arie and one on the way.


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  • Marcus Hall
    Sales Manager
    479.387.3600

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2002

    His goal is simple - solve the transportation needs of every customer he meets and make sure they have a top-quality experience for the life of their automobile.  It drives him! 

    Marcus has a background in Business and managed the Finance Department at Adventure Subaru for 6 years before moving to Sales.  He has a vast understanding of all Dealership Departments and solves problems well. 

    Marcus feels very fortunate to lead one of the finest sales departments in the mid-south, but believes his job has no limits.  If it has to do with your transportation, you can call Marcus.  He will do his best to find your solution.

    In his spare time, Marcus turns his focus towards his son, Hap.  The uniqueness of their Father-Son relationship is his proudest accomplishment in life.  After that, everything else falls into place.

    Marcus is an active member of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church and is very involved with Fayetteville Christian School.  He enjoys most outdoor activities and stays healthy jogging on the Fayetteville Trail System.  If you see him running or biking, stop and say Howdy!    

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  • T.G. MacEoghain-Capwell
    Sales Manager
    479.387.3628

    Employee of Adventure Subaru since February 2008

    As a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas, TG is a great source of information of the area and it's residents.  He knows everyone and they know him!  Even better, everyone likes TG!  And what's not to like!?!?

    It's no secret that TG is a happy person, you know that when you first say hello.  He says most of that happiness is attributed to his husband, Brian and his family.  When you're in TG's office, you'll probably notice a picture of his 4 cats - Nicholas, Louis, Lucifer and Pandora. 

    TG started in the car business in 2002, prior to that he was a convenience store owner / operator.  In his spare time TG enjoys manicuring his yard and dabbling in photography.

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  • Dan McKenna
    Used Car Manager
    479.387.3602

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since January 2014.

    Dan recently returned to NWA after 13 years in Portland, Oregon where he worked both in the tech industry as well as ran his own catering company. Dan has been married to his wonderful wife Sarah for over 10 years and they both raise two little boys, August and Felix. Dan loves cooking, gardening, listening to music and being outdoors. In his free time you'll find him camping or out on a river fly fishing. 

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  • C.E. Barnett
    Sales Manager
    479.387.3603

    Employee at Adventure Subaru since June 2002.
    Member of Subaru's elite Master-Peak Performer club. 

    CE has sold over 900 New Subaru's in his career, making him one of the most successful Subaru salesmen in the country - anywhere.  In 2010, CE is set to become the number one salesman in the mid-south with over 150 Subaru's sold!   In addition to his vast Subaru knowledge, he's always good for an entertaining Duck hunting story - and spends most of his free time watching the Cardinals play baseball with his two black labs, Gunny and Dixie.  CE has been married to his wife Toni for 30 plus years - they have 2 grown children.  Before he was in the car business, CE was a licensed Optician. If you're looking for someone that knows how to sell a Subaru in a very efficient manor - you've found your guy. 

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  • Bill Durham
    Service Manager
    877.851.3249

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2013.

    Meet our Service Manager, Bill Durham. Bill started working for Nelms Honda in 1978 and has over 30 years auto experience. Bill has been married to his wife, Barbara, for over 35 years. They have 2 children, Brad and Chelsea, and 3 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar and volunteer work with special needs organizations like the Special Olympics and United We Dance, which he co-founded in 2014.

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  • Clay Ledbetter
    Parts Manager
    479.378.3670

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since September 2008.

    Clay lives in Greenland but was born in Huntsville.  He originally started working for Adventure Subaru when he was only 19 and has recently been promoted to Adventure Subaru's Parts Manager.  Clay's keen eye for organization and quick thinking skills are a beneficial asset to our parts department. You can always rely on Clay and any of the other part's associates to handle your parts requests in a professional and friendly manner.

    Interesting fact: Clay is one of the three youngest Professional Rescuers ever certified by the Red Cross.  He's proud to have passed some of that knowledge on as he has certified over 100 high school students in First Aid, CPR and A.E.D training.  His other talent includes reciting his ABC's backwards - test him next time you stop in!

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  • Susan Idlet
    Marketing Manager
    479.387.3592

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2012.


    Susan is our lead Marketing Manager and a Nelms alumni from 1996 - 2002. In fact, Susan designed the Adventure Subaru logo that can be seen on thousands of cars in NWA and beyond. With over 25 years experience in marketing and graphic design, (ad agency and in-house), she's fully equipped to grow Adventure Subaru's business and brand.

    In her previous life, Susan was an assistant buyer for Jr. Dresses & Jeans at Foley's in Houston, and a Crime Scene Investigator for Santa Monica and Glendale, California Police Departments and Travis Co. Sheriff's in Austin, TX. (There was also that summer job right out of high school in a Clorox factory...)


    What else? Susan's a thrift store junkie (but definitely NOT a hoarder), demon Scrabble player, avid fossil and rock collector, fisher-person, creative writing student, long-time volunteer for the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology, and coffee addict.

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  • Milah Pack
    Assistant Marketing Manager
    479.387.3593

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since November 2015.


    Milah is the newest member of the Adventure Subaru Marketing team. You'll find her at the majority of our sponsored events or getting down to business at her computer working on updating our website in the office.

    Born and raised in Texas, Milah relocated to NW Arkansas back in 2010 to be closer to her husband's family and instantly claimed Arkansas as her new home as she fell in love with the area. She and her husband married in 2007 and together they raise two beautiful young ladies - Destiny and Charli.

     In her spare time she loves photography and it has always been her lifelong passion. She also likes to play outdoors in the dirt every opportunity she gets. From gardening and landscaping to mountain biking and hiking. In general she just loves being outdoors. Milah currently also volunteers as an advocate for the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists and is board Secretary where she helps build, maintain and preserve soft surface trails of the Arkansas Ozarks and helps out with MTB events whenever she has the chance. 


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  • Victor Alvarado
    Finance

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2016.


    Victor joins the Adventure Subaru team with over 15 years F&I experience. Before that, he worked in sales for an airline/cruise company. From San Jose, Costa Rica, Victor currently resides in Fayetteville with his beautiful fiance. He is a proud father of four boys and his one granddaughter. In his spare time, Victor plays drums in a band with one of his sons and also plays at his church. He can even play the flute, recorder and conga drums. Other than Victor's musical talents he also enjoys time outdoors riding bikes and playing basketball and soccer. Rest assured that when you are in the hands of this well rounded kind individual,  Victor will be sure to take good care of you.


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  • Kyle Burch
    Finance
    479.387.3625

    Employee of Adventure Subaru since May 2016.


    Kyle has been working in the automotive industry since 2008 and is fully capable of handling all your finance needs. He currently resides in Bella Vista, AR along with his beautiful wife of ten years and their teenage daughter, Maddy; whom is their greatest pride and joy.  During his time away from work, Kyle loves to watch football and is a huge Denver Broncos fan who also enjoys riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing.  

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  • Jean Reinking
    Finance
    479.387.3627

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since December 2014.

    Jean has been in the car business for almost twenty years. After moving from Estherville, Iowa where she was owner of American Lumber Co., Jean began her work with the Nelms group back in 1998 working at Nelms Chevrolet. Over time and a couple of jobs at other dealerships in between, Jean eventually returned to work with the team here at Adventure Subaru in December 2014. She and her husband Randy currently reside in Bella Vista.

    Jean is a proud mother of three grown children and has two girls, Tara and Amanda, and their son Eric. She is an even prouder grandmother of seven grandchildren who's names are Amaya, Olivia, Hunter, Quinton, Bennett, Conner and Peyton. 

      


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  • Josh Denham
    Finance Manager

    Employee of Adventure Subaru since December 2016.


    Josh Denham joins our Adventure Subaru Finance team with prior experience in the auto sales industry starting back in July 2007. Originally born in Joplin, MO, Josh graduated college from Missouri Southern State University where he used to play the trumpet back in the day. He currently resides in West Fayetteville with his beautiful bride and two young children. In his spare time he loves playing with his kids and the occasional boating and hiking trips taken with his family. 

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  • Lyniece Martin
    Office Manager
    479.387.3581

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2016.


    Springdale native born and raised, Lyniece joined the Adventure Subaru team as Office Manager in February 2016. She is a proud mother of her one son - Tyler. But, also has three other adopted children that are all grown up that she holds very close to her heart. In Lyniece's spare time she likes to shop and spend time with her three beautiful granddaughters. She has been in the automotive industry since 1988 and we are more than happy to have her on board.

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  • Justin Bulla
    Internet Sales
    479.586.4665

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since July 2011.

    Justin Bulla has been a solid asset ever since becoming part of our sales team.  If you don't see him on the sales floor and the sun is out, you can probably find him in some sort of vessel on Beaver Lake.  Justin graduated with a degree in recreation from the University of Arkansas, and although this job might not be exactly in his degree field, he's always a good resource if you are wondering how to have fun.  Before working here, Justin spent time in the Pocono Mountains as a camp sailing and wakeboarding instructor, followed by running an outdoor adventure program for teens here in the Ozarks.

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  • Justin Weiss
    Sales Consultant / Internet Manager
    479.387.3606

    Adventure Subaru Employee since August 2006.

    As the head of the Internet Department at Adventure Subaru, Justin makes sure your online experience is rich with information.  He knows the process of buying a car is about the customer - and the internet is one of the first tools they'll use. He's constantly improving our website to make it user friendly for our customers. 

    Justin is a member of Subaru's Peak Performer Club - a designation reserved for only the best Subaru salesmen in the country, and not easily achieved.  If you have a difficult Subaru question, Justin is a great person to ask.  His explanations are thorough and his knowledge evident.  There's very little he doesn't know about a Subaru - but nothing he can't find out for you. 

    When he's not working, you'll find Justin backpacking the Ozarks, playing in the mountains, riding his motorcycle down a seldom used trail, or attending a good music performance.  Before he was in the car business, Justin had a local radio show called "Recorded Live" on KXUA in Fayetteville. 

    If you need Justin, he's as close as your keyboard! 

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  • Kenny Boyett
    Internet Sales
    479.387.3608

    Adventure Subaru Employee since January 2013.

    Kenny has over twenty years of sales experience including selling software and high tech services. He enjoys building long-lasting relationships with friends and customers and loves to make the car-buying experience exciting and enjoyable for everyone. 

    Kenny can often be found supporting the live music scene because he loves blues, jazz and rock-n-roll to the point of obsession!

    Kenny's adventurous spirit has taken him to many beautiful spots: The Virgin Islands to enjoy boating the Caribbean's warm waters and many years in Portland, Oregon where he skied, hiked, camped and fished in the Cascade mountains. Yet one of his favorite spots on earth is right here in the Ozarks where he loves to spend time on the Buffalo River and Lake Ouachita fishing, boating and hanging out with his friends and family. His wife Chava and son Tate are his favorite travel companions.

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  • Eric Billings
    Sales Associate
    479.387.3604

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2015.

    Now living in Fayetteville with his wife and two children, Eric enjoys reading, painting/drawing/creating, hiking, rockhounding, swimming, being outdoors, and listening to live music. Before coming to Adventure Subaru, Eric owned an ice cream shop in Texas and worked for a landscape company in the US Virgin Islands (where he lived on a sailboat). If you knew him in college, you may have known him as "Cujo." Eric is most proud of his two children and finishing his college degree.

    "The richest man is not who has the most, but he who needs the least."

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  • Shannon Boyett
    Sales Associate
    479.387.3632

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2016.


    Shannon has been a fellow citizen of Fayetteville, AR for the past 43 years. She has been married for 21 happy years and in her spare time enjoys spendig time with her two daughters and also enjoys woodworking and hiking when she gets the chance. Prior to joining us here at Adventure Subaru Shannon worked in the medical field at Washington Regional for 26 years. 

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  • Mike Carey
    Sales Associate
    479.397.3609

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since November 2009.

    Our favorite funny guy!  Subaru knowledge delivered with a smile.

    Mike is a 25 plus year Fayetteville resident and knows Northwest Arkansas like the back of his Subaru.  After many years of knowing Mike, we finally convinced him to leave the restaurant business to join our family here at Adventure Subaru in late 2009.  He's been married to his wife Kelley since 1995 - they have a teenage daughter Madison. 

    Mike is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in History.  Obviously, he knows a few important dates in history, but his knowledge doesn't stop there!  If you don't believe us, ask him a Subaru question!

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  • Kenny Fowler
    Sales Associate
    479.387.3614

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2014.


    A member of the Adventure Subaru sales team, Kenny comes to us all the way from Bella Vista (he is originally from Santa Clara, CA).  He's been married "forever" and has 2 children who both serve in the Army Reserves.  Kenny has held some very interesting jobs in the past; Business owner, Draftsman and Portrait Artist.  Some things he thinks you will find interesting about him: 1) he's taller than he looks 2) this is his real hair color and 3) he wakes up looking like this every morning!  Kenny enjoys spending time with the people that make him most proud, his family. 

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  • Apryle Herbert
    Sales Associate
    877.851.3249

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since July 2013.


    Apryle has been the automobile industry since 1998, starting as an AR/AP clerk at an import dealer/repair shop in Juneau, Alaska. Graduated from Juneau Douglas High School before attending the University of Southeast Alaska.

    Apryle moved to Arkansas in 2004 and has five healthy, intelligent, witty and pretty daughters, and a wonderful husband - Jermey. She loves spending her free time outside as much as possible, whether it be camping, fishing, hiking, floating the river, or chilling in a hammock. 

    Hobbies include reading, drawing, making music, cooking, tree climbing and playing in the rain. Apryle loves Subarus and everything that Subaru of America stands for. She adores her work family and the amazing customers she gets to know - making her very grateful to have such an awesome job.

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  • Elmer Hernandez
    Sales Associate
    479.387.3629

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since June 2015.


    Elmer, born in El Salvador, has been a Springdale resident since 2000 and is proud to call NW Arkansas home. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, fishing and playing soccer. Most of all though he enjoys spending time with his loving family. Although he is a newer member, Elmer brings a fresh aspect and friendly smile to the Adventure Subaru sales team.

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  • Alex Hoffman
    Sales Associate
    479.387.3605

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since July 2012.

    Alex has been an employee of Adventure Subaru since he was 16! He's currently one of the youngest sales associates we've ever had.  When he's not selling cars, he likes to stay active by golfing, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle.  He also likes spending time with his fiancé Emily and their dogs, Bobby & Oliver.    

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  • Dee Maule
    Sales Associate
    479.387.3613

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2002

    "Dee" short for Deanne, was born in Jacksonville, FL but raised in western North Carolina.   She recently became engaged to her true love Michael and has one son, Gabriel, and two canine children: Lucy and Charlie. 

    Her past experience is very diverse and includes; sound engineer, backstage tech, bartender, and food stamp eligibility worker for the State of Arkansas.  Dee also possesses many interesting talents such as playing clarinet, speaking Spanish, balancing spoons on her face, and hula hooping.  She also holds a degree in Philosophy & Religion with a double minor in Music & Sociology. Dee is a great asset to our sales team with her bright personality and we are glad to have her as a part of our Subaru family. 

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  • Thomas McBroom
    Sales Associate

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since December 2016.


    Thomas was born in Golden, CO and currently resides in Fayetteville with his beautiful wife. Tom is a true family man and is most proud of his seven children and most importantly his twelve lovely grandchildren. Prior to joining the sales team here at Adventure, Tom worked multiple angles of the automotive industry. From truck driving to being a truck mechanic, to running an online business that ultimately led to his passion for Auto & RV sales. He's truly a geek at heart but when it comes to selling a Subaru his main goal is making sure you feel comfortable with your purchase. When Tom isn't at work you can find him either riding his bike or spending time with his family. 

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  • Jonathan Vogler
    Sales Associate
    501.690.4625

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since June 2016. 


    Jonathan, an Arkansas Native from Little Rock currently resides in Fayetteville, with his beautiful girlfriend of four years and their dog Bear. He is truly a multi-talented individual that has a love for all things outdoors. Jonathan in his spare time enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, trail running, and paddling. Some don't know this about him but he is even a talented musician and when he can find the time likes to play guitar.  

    Prior to joining the team here at Adventure Subaru, Jonathan attended Clemson University where he earned his Master's degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management that gained him a position as coordinator of the UREC Outdoors Program at the University of Arkansas where he worked for eight years. In other words, if you're needing advice on where to go adventuring in your new Subaru, Jonathan is your man! He knows all the top spots to explore in AR!

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  • Rose "Billie" Watson
    Sales Associate
    (877)851-3249

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since April 2016.


    Born in Vermillion, South Dakota; Billie relocated to Northwest Arkansas back in 1980 and is a current proud resident of Springdale. Billie has been in the car business since 1985 and knows the ins and outs of the car buying business like the back of her hand. Her bright personality brings a sparkle to our days here at the dealership. If you ever have a question that Billie by chance happens to not know the answer to, you can depend on her to go the extra mile to find out. She is most proud of raising her three beautiful grown children and in her spare time enjoys gardening, cooking and crafting. 

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  • Brendan Zedlitz
    Sales Associate
    479.387.3607

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since January 2017.


    Current resident of Bella Vista, Brendan Zedlitz moved to Northwest Arkansas back in 2014 with his lovely wife and they instantly fell in love with the area and it's amenities. Brendan had previously worked in logistics for over a decade and upon purchasing his own Subaru he knew instantly that he wanted to become part of the Adventure Subaru Sales team and do his part to help spread word of how great it is to be a Subaru owner.

    In his spare time Brendan enjoys spending time hiking, playing disc golf, camping, listening to live music and most of all spending time with his family. He even plays a little mandolin here and there to help pass the time. 

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  • Kaitlyn Bull
    Service Receptionist

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since November 2014.


    Kaitlyn was born in Springdale and is still a loyal resident to the city she loves so much. Even though her proper name is Kaitlyn some like to call her Katie for short. Other than her job here at Adventure Subaru as our Service Receptionist she also takes care of her grandmother full time. 

    Katie also has a sincere interest when it comes to singing and playing piano. You just might even catch her singing a tune at her desk on a good day. In Katie's spare time away from work she likes to grave hunt and work outside on the farm with her adorable dogs.    

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  • Cayla Quigley
    Sales Receptionist
    479.387.3580

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2015.


    Cayla is the first smile you see when walking through the front door here at Adventure Subaru and her smile is exactly the reason why we love having her as a member of our team. Originally from Fallbrook, CA she currently resides in Springdale with her beautiful young son. 

    Previously, Cayla has worked in the customer service field most of her life which makes her perfect as our receptionist. She always does her absolute best to go out of her way to make sure our customers are well taken care of and greeted with a smile. In her own time she enjoys anything outdoors: hiking, biking, camping, fishing but most of all her favorite thing is spending time with her son.

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  • Jocelyn Smith
    File Clerk / Reception

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2016.


    Jocelyn is our part time file clerk and sales receptionist and one of the first of many smiles you'll see when visiting Adventure Subaru. She joins our team with a strong background with customer service experience and has proven to be a great addition to our team. Jocelyn currently resides in Springdale where she has lived happily married with her wife Summer Allen. Jocelyn also goes by the nickname "JBird" which was given to her by her late brother. In her spare time she enjoys filling her time with painting, drawing and woodburning.

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  • Rodger "JoJo" Cruz
    Service Specialists
    479.387.3653

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since July 2016.


    Rodger Cruz ,or "JoJo" as we know him, has worked in the automotive industry for 30 plus years and bring with him a wealth of customer service experience that speaks for itself. He has worked for the Nelms Family on and off over the years and is glad to be back working with the team at Adventure Subaru.

    Born in Satanta, KS, JoJo currently resides in Farmington, AR and is a proud father of 2 children and has even recently become a new grandfather to a beautiful grand daughter who is less than a year old. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, fishing and unlike some loves working in his yard. One talent that some might find interesting about Jojo that they wouldn't expect is that he is a skilled auctioneer. With his bright personality we are know that he's a perfect fit for our service team here at Adventure Subaru and we are proud to have him back.

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  • Robert Driggers
    Service Advisor
    479.387.3652

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since April 2014.

    Employed with the Nelms Group dealership since 2001.


    Robert, or as we call him "Rob", was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas.  Before becoming a service advisor more than fifteen years ago, Rob worked in the excavation and construction field.  He and his wife have been married since 1997 and are parents to two beautiful grown children. Rob is even a proud grandfather of four grandchildren. When he's not spending time with them, he likes to hunt, fish and ride motorcycles.  

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  • Justin Litterell
    Express Service Rep

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since September 2015.


    Born in Fayetteville, Justin now lives in neighboring Benton County where he loves being active outside and enjoying life. When Justin's not working he enjoys disc golf, real golf, fishing, bowling and laser tag. He even once bowled two consecutive 265 games back in his bowling days. Before joining the Adventure Subaru team he previously worked as a chicken farmer, delivery driver, and a beer salesman. 

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  • Jake Wheeler
    Service Advisor

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since May 2015.


    Jake makes a great addition to the Adventure Subaru team. Coming from Clarksville, Jake currently lives in Fayetteville with his wife of five years Brittney and their beautiful twin three year old girls Ella and Emelia.

    When Jake's not spending time with his family, he enjoys activities like duck hunting, fishing. Really anything outdoors. 

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  • Jeston Whitsell
    Service Advisor

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since September 2016.


    Jeston joins us with prior service and warranty experience and has proven to be an asset for our service team ever since. Born in Seattle, WA, he currently resides in Springdale with his beautiful wife and 2 young children. Jeston has 2 bachelor degrees, one in chemistry and one in biology and is currently working towards achieving his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In his spare time, if he's not in school you can find him riding his bike or spending time with his family. Jesse is the definition of friendly service and you can rest assured you're in good hands when it comes to visiting our dealership.

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  • Thomas Beshears
    Lube Technician

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2015.


    Thomas is one of our brightest technicians in the service department.

    Born and raised in Fayetteville he is a true native to the Northwest Arkansas area. He married his lovely wife Emily in June 2016 and together they love their two dogs Frederick and Ida. In his spare time, Thomas loves to dabble in the world of carpentry and woodworking and was even a stone mason in his previous work history.

    Thomas is a great addition to the Subaru team and we are proud to have him on staff.

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  • Anthony Gibson
    Lube Tech

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since May 2015.


    Anthony currently lives in neighboring Elkins but was originally born in the city of Fayetteville. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and playing sports. He takes a sincere pride in his job and is over joyed to be a part of the Adventure Subaru team.

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  • Randy Harper
    Lube Tech

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since March 2016. 


    Randy joins our Subaru Service team as a new Lube tech in the shop. Born in Little Rock, Randy now currently resides in Fayetteville with his lovely wife of 5 plus years.  While working part time at Adventure Subaru he is currently attending school while working toward his second degree. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports and getting outside. 

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  • Tobias Hignite
    Lube Tech

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since December 2016.


    Tobias Hignite or "Toby" as we call him, joins our team of Subaru service techs with prior experience in the automotive industry and an outstanding graduating GPA of 4.0 from the Universal Technical Institute. Rest assured that he'll takes pride in his work and you and your Subaru are in good hands when visiting our service department. 

    Fayetteville born, Toby currently resides in the Wesley/Huntsville area where in his spare time he enjoys fishing and playing the guitar. 

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  • Logan Hoskins
    Senior Master Tech

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since 2004.

    Logan graduated from Northwest Technical Institute in 2004 and came straight to work at Adventure Subaru.  Logan is a true family man  a proud husband to his wife and father of their two children.  He enjoys fishing, mountain biking, softball, chess and poker. In fact, if it's a game of skill, he's probably playing it.

    His great sense of humor fills the shop with a great mood, and his great sense of mechanics keeps your Subaru running smooth.  He's learned the details of repair from some of the best in the business and has grown to be an excellent Service Technician.  Logan is a testament to the Adventure Subaru philosophy of Service and is even a Certified Senior Master Technician. One day soon, he'll be doing the training. 

     

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  • Jarren Ford
    Service Tech

    Jarren describes himself this way: loves his wife and daughter, loves fishing and hunting, has a passion for putting others before himself, super good-looking, extremely strong, fantastic dancer, enjoys long walks on the beach. Oh, and he REALLY loves fishing!

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  • Robbie Magill
    Master Certified Service Technician

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since March 2007.

     Robbie married in 2010 and is enjoying the married life with his beautiful wife Alissa. He is a natural born car enthusiast and has a real love for drag racing and making things go fast. 

    Robbie not only makes sure your car gets the proper maintenance it needs, he also knows how to inspect for problems - before they become a problem.  Robbie received his Subaru Master Technician Certification back in 2015 and his skills help every customer keep their Subaru's in tip-top working order.  That's a very important asset to you and your Subaru.

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  • Todd Moran
    Service Technician

    Todd is a native of Orange County, CA.  After visiting friends in NWA, he liked it so much that he decided to pack up and move here.  He married his wife Terri back in 2001 and currently they now live in Elkins.  Todd likes to tinker around the house and work in his yard.  With 25 plus years of experience as a mechanic, you can rest assured Todd is taking very good care of your Subaru. 

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  • Dominic Olenick
    Service Technician

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since April 2012.

    Dominic is our used car service tech here at Adventure Subaru, but his master tech skills will keep you ensured that your Subaru is running at its best.  Dominic is happily married to his lovely bride, Jamie.  Dominic loves to farm and spend time outdoors playing softball, hunting and fishing in his spare time. Dominic is most proud of his four daughters and they certainly keep him on his toes. 

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  • Carl Overbey
    Sr. Service Technician

    Carl, our Senior Service Technician, is always smiling and always happy.  Carl says he's worked on cars all his life and when he goes home he works on more cars.  When he can find the time, he likes to hunt and fish.  He and his wife of 25 years, Anita, live on 63 acres in War Eagle, AR.  His in-laws run the Sharp's Show at War Eagle Craft fair every year and Carl is always there to pitch in and help wherever needed.

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  • Jimmy Pathkiller
    Service Technician

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since March 2014.

    Jimmy Pathkiller, a native of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and is a key player to our Adventure Subaru service team. He married his lovely wife Jamie back in 2016 and together they raise their four lovely kids. Jimmy enjoys the outdoors, playing sports like softball and working on hot rods. Previously, he worked for two years as an EVS for the Cherokee Nation Casino in Siloam Springs. Jimmy is very proud of all his accomplishments and takes working on your Subaru very seriously. If you see Jimmy out and about be sure to say hello as he is sure to bring a smile to your face one way or another. 

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  • Cody Prather
    Lube Tech

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since November 2016.


    Cody Prather joins our team with prior experience from Wal-Mart Automotive. This Jayhawk fan who was born in Lawrence, Kansas currently resides in Springdale with his wife of over ten years and their young son Johan. His proudest accomplishment is becoming a father and in his spare time enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family. Outside of work you can find him playing guitar or taking pictures or maybe even in the kitchen cooking since secretly he is a pretty decent cook.


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  • Paul Safley
    Service Tech

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since November 2016.


    Paul joins team Adventure Subaru with already six years under his belt as a technician. Since joining the team he has shown to have a detailed work ethic and well knowledge of car mechanics. He also has a certain secret talent where he is good at remembering numbers and simple math in his head. He's kind of like our closet genius in the shop. He even graduated WYO Tech with a 3.6 GPA.

    Paul is a Springdale, AR native where he lives happily with his wife Heather and their two beautiful children Cooper & Charlotte. In their spare time they enjoy getting outdoors with their kids and participating in their church community. 

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  • Alejandro Salto
    Service Technician

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since July 2012.

    Alex started working at Subaru after graduating NTI back in 2012. He worked as a lube tech for two years before becoming a Technician. He may be quiet but he's very focused with a great work ethic. Alex came to the Natural State in 2004 as a Chicago native but quickly adjusted to the country lifestyle. His family purchased some land out in the country where they reside with their cows and goats. Alex has developed a love for the beauty of Arkansas and has recently taken up kayaking and mountain biking. In his free time you'll most likely find him cooking out with his family and hanging out with his girlfriend.

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  • Hugo Sanchez
    Service Technician

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since July 2012.


    Hugo was born in California but is proud to call Fayetteville home. Hugo says he's most proud of graduating from Tech School, Subaru School, receiving multiple certifications, but most importantly the work he does every day to keep your Subaru going. He enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family in his spare time and watching football. 

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  • Dylan Stith
    Lube Tech

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since August 2016.


    Native of Fayetteville, born and raised, Dylan is a part time Lube tech as he works with our team while finishing college. He still has the world in front of him and isn't married yet and has no kids. Dylan likes to fill his spare time with reading, hiking, bowling and bringing smiles to everybody's face. He takes pride in the work he does here keeping our customers cars running smoothly and he would enjoy the opportunity to change your oil any day of the week.

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  • Michael Walker
    Lube Tech

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since May 2016.


    Michael joined our team as a lube tech and has become a great asset to the team, most likely due to his infectious smile. Previously he has worked as a cable tech and line cook and was even a service bay porter for a short while but realized he missed being back in the shop. He married his beautiful wife in 2016 and together they raise his adorable son. Being a dad is ultimately his greatest accomplishment but in spare time enjoys playing music, fishing and kayaking. 

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  • Chad Trotter
    Parts Specialist
    479.387.3672

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2013.


    Born in Phoenix, AZ, Chad moved to Siloam Springs in 1993 and is still there to this day. He loves spending time with his beautiful wife, who is an ER RN Nurse, and their sweet rambunctious daughter. Chad has worked in the parts business for over 10 years and loves cars and working on them. Chad enjoys life outside whether it be manicuring his yard, gardening, hiking, fishing, hunting or anything to keep him from being cooped up inside.

    "I would rather be amongst the forest animals and the sounds of nature, than amongst the city traffic and noise of man."
    - Anthony Douglas Williams

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  • Fong Lor
    Parts Associate

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since January 2016.


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  • Marcus Myers
    Parts Associate

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since August 2016.


    Marcus recently took a position in the parts department after working as a lube tech in the shop. Born in Witchita, KS he now currently resides in Fayetteville where he and his girlfriend are currently expecting a child that is due late September 2016. The concept of becoming a parent and having part in bringing life to this planet is his proudest accomplishment to date. Marcus previously worked four years with Wal-mart Automotive and with his skills and expertise is a perfect addition to the crew. Marcus is a history and literature buff that in his spare time enjoys collecting comic books, watching movies and hanging with his friends and family. 

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  • Larry Carson
    Parts Associate
    479-251-2175

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since March 2009.


    37 Years in the Car Business

    Larry has been married to his wife Diana for 23 years.  They have 4 children, Tracy, Jana, Rami and Nick.  In 2010, Larry's son Nick joined the parts department - where they worked side by side every day until Larry retired in July 2016. Larry got his start with Wheeler Motor company in 1972 and worked there for the first 20 years of his career.  Larry spent 24 years as a technician before moving to the parts side of the business. Since his retirement, Larry still helps out on the weekends and can be seen running around the parts department from time to time.  His attention to detail and extensive service background will help you find the right parts in any situation.  He's an important asset for every customer we have.

    Larry is a motorcycle enthusiast who rides year-round, and also a retired bass player.  He enjoys spending time with his kids, six grandchildren, and one grand-puppy.

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  • Lex Engler
    Parts Associate

    Employee of Adventure Subaru since 2001
    Employee at Nelms owned dealerships since 2000

    Lex started in the car business in 1989 as a Service Technician with Bob Clark Toyota in Springdale.  His relationship with a Nelms owned dealership began in 2000 at Nelms Honda and continued with Adventure Subaru in 2002. 

    Lex is a Subaru Certified Senior Master Technician and a stickler for the finer details of  service.  Funny enough, Lex even wears gloves when he's working and has some of the cleanest fingernails you'll ever see on a Service Technician.  You can catch Lex and his boat making waves at Beaver Lake from time to time.  Oh, yeah, and he's a great cook too!

    Lex is consumed with doing the job right!  You're in good hands with him. 

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  • Nancy Bailey
    Business Office

    Nancy became a resident of NWA in 1982 when she and her husband, John, moved to Holiday Island, AR.  While there, she worked for the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District and also handled the bookkeeping for Bailey Construction, Inc.  Nancy became a member of the Adventure Subaru family in March of 2013 and works in the accounting office.  In December of 2013, Nancy and family moved from 11.5 acres in Holiday Island to a subdivision in Johnson, which she said was a "culture shock" for her and their 4 "fur babies".  "Fur babies" include 2 dogs, Bubba and Lily, and 2 cats, Spooky and Gracie.  Nancy and John have been married since 1986 - they have 2 kids, five grandkids and three great granddaughters. When Nancy isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and cheering on the Hogs! 

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  • Carolyn Blakemore
    Office

    Carolyn joined Adventure Subaru in March 2014, and has worked in the car business since 2005. A life-long resident of Arkansas, Carolyn lives in Prairie Grove with her husband Rick whom she has been married to since 1991. She is a proud mother of two grown children - their son Wesley and their daughter, Paige who lives in Fayetteville.


    Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family and working in her garden and yard.

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  • Cynthia Metcalf
    Office

    Cynthia is our Warranty Clerk and back-up cashier. She has been with Adventure Subaru since February, 2014. Cynthia lives in Lowell with her mother Shirley, brother Craig, and her 19-year-old son, John. Cynthia also works part-time at the Arts Center of the Ozarks.

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  • Whitley Stevenson
    Accounting Clerk

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since April 2015.


    NW Arkansas native, Whitley Stevenson was born in Springdale and currently is a resident of Fayetteville. Whitley worked her way through college while working at Harp's Grocery and graduated from the University of Arkansas May 2014 with a B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice.

    Whitley actively cheered for 12 years and in her spare time likes to coach cheerleading. Outside of cheer she also enjoys fishing, camping, and hanging out with her friends and family. 

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  • Hannah Thompson
    Office Clerk

    Hannah has worked for Adventure Subaru since 2011 and says she has learned a lot and met some amazing people. Before this, she was a nanny to several precious children.


    Hannah has been married to her "wonderful" husband, Derek, since 2004. Hannah and Derek are both proud parents of a happy baby boy named Ruger. Her hobbies include spending time with people she loves, baking, crocheting, hiking and fishing.

    "My hope is to be a blessing and encourage the hearts of those I meet."

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  • Sherry Allen
    Title Clerk

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since June 2016.


    Sherry joins us with almost forty years of experience in the automotive industry where her first job back in the day was as an Assistant Office Manager at Welch Motor Co. out of Pine Bluff, AR. She relocated to Northwest Arkansas back in 1992 and currently lives in Springdale with her husband of 33 years with whom together they raised 3 beautiful children, two girls and one boy; who are all grown now with children of their own. In Sherry's spare time she likes to swim, watch Razorback Football, and spend time with her two beautiful grandchildren Chase and Jasmine. 

    We really are proud to have Sherry on board as she has already proven to be a great addition to the team.

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  • Joshua Bostick
    Delivery Supervisor

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since May 2014.


    Josh currently resides in Lowell with his beautiful wife, Brittney and their two young children. Josh and Brittney have been married since 2005. You may recognize Josh as one of our previous service advisors but now he helps manage our newly expanded detail bay. Josh in his spare time enjoys anything outdoors like canoeing, fishing and can even pluck a tune or two on the guitar. 

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  • Edwin Campbell
    Detail Specialist

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since July 2015.


    Edwin, or as we know him, "Teddy" was born in Rogers, AR and shares his name with his father. Hence the reason he also goes by his nick name to help keep from any confusion when around his father. 

    Teddy currently resides in Springdale and is the father of two beautiful children. Surprisingly, he can play the violin and in his spare time likes to hike and play video games.  

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  • Earl Bilbrey
    Detail

    Earl is our Detail/Inventory supervisor, and has been with Adventure Subaru about a year. He has over 16 years' experience in the auto industry. When Earl is not working, he enjoys the great outdoors - hiking, mountain biking, or playing video games. He also enjoys spending time with his extended family.

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  • Cody Perry
    Detail Specialist

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since November 2016.


    Cody is on our detail team and he always has with him the brightest of smiles. Born in Florida, Cody relocated here to Northwest Arkansas when he was just five years old. Prior to working at Adventure he had worked as a factory worker at American Air filter. His proudest moment so far is the fact that he finished high school and hopes to continue his education into the future. In his spare time he loves being outdoors and even has experience walking a tight rope. 

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  • Darryl Willis
    Porter/Star Delivery Specialist

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since June 2014.

    Darryl Willis, a Marvell, Arkansas native, now living in Fayetteville, is happily married and has 5 children and 5 grandchildren. In his free time, Darryl enjoys riding his motorcycle and playing drums. He came to Adventure Subaru after studying psychology and sociology at LSU and previously working as a telecommunications installer and programmer. Darryl cares about the well being of others. His proudest accomplishments are being a Christian, a husband, a father, and creating a non-profit to help ex-offenders prepare for life outside of prison.

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  • Malcolm Mitchell
    Porter

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2016.


    Malcolm joins us from Aurora, Colorado and moved to Arkansas with his family when he was a toddler. In his youth he attended Subiaco Academy in Russellville. In his spare time he enjoys hitting the road in his car and experiencing the world around him. Surprisingly he is a skilled stone sharpener and jack of all trades and likes helping people. 

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  • Steven Lo
    Service Porter

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2016.


    Steven is one of the first faces you see when arriving for a service appointment here at Adventure Subaru. He's always greeting everyone with his friendly smile and is sure to take care of our customers with the best of his capability and care.

    Steven was born in California and now resides in Springdale. He loves being active and outdoors. Surprisingly Steven has been break dancing for about five years, as well as playing volleyball for the last two years. He is the only brother among his siblings and is proud of his HMong heritage. His proudest accomplishment so far has been graduating High School but we're sure he'll have many more feats he'll accomplish in the years to come.

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  • Bush Blackburn
    Detail Specialist
    479-251-2175

    12 Years working for a Nelms owned dealership.

    When it comes to detail, Bush is one of the best!  In fact, he gives himself a full detail every Saturday night - after that, he displays himself at a famous dance club in Fayetteville.  He's the man.

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  • David Rentsch
    Detail Specialist

    David (D.R.) has been detailing for 24 years. He has been married for almost 14 years to his lovely wife, April. Together they have 2 daughters - Ally (11 years old) and Citrine (13 years old.) They love spending time outside and traveling in their Subaru!

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  • Antoine Simon
    Detail

    Antoine works in our Detail department.  He has been married for over 20 years and has six children - 4 girls and 2 boys.  He spends his extra time breaking, training and taking care of three race horses.  He says his children are his greatest accomplishment and he loves coming to work at Adventure Subaru every day.

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  • Josh Simon
    Detail Specialist


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  • Joseph Davis
    Detail

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since July 2016.


    Joseph who also goes by J.D., moved to Fayetteville from Marianna and is beyond proud of his accomplishment of recently graduating from high school. He brings with him a bank of knowledge and experience from prior detail jobs he has held in the past that makes him a great fit as he joins our team of dedicated detail specialists here at Adventure Subaru. His smile and funny personality are just a given bonus. In J.D.'s spare time he enjoys all things sports driven and his favorite activities are football, basketball, fishing and the occasional video game. 

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  • Correy Wells
    Detail Specialist

    Employed with Adventure Subaru since October 2016.


    Correy Wells is a great addition to our detail team. He and his wife married back in 2008 and moved to Fayetteville from Hot Springs with their three children. Before working at Adventure Subaru Correy worked as a stylist and even came to us with detail experience already. He enjoys working on cars in his spare time and also always has a great sense of humor. He is most proud of becoming a father and can't wait to see what the future unfolds with his position here at the dealership.

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  • Derek Baird
    Detail/Service Department

    Derek Baird came to us in 2014 by way of Life Styles, the wonderful non-profit that helps individuals with disabilities reach their full potential as contributing members of the community. Derek certainly contributes to Adventure Subaru - keeping our facility tidy, making sure our customer snacks and refreshments are fully stocked, and helping out in the detail department. When Derek isn't working or spending time with staff and friends, you can find him watching his favorite NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

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Everyone at Adventure Subaru is happy to help you with all your automotive needs. From our expert non-commissioned sales associates, to our highly-trained service technicians, to our meticulous detail department and professional office staff - we're here for you. So relax, make yourself at home, and enjoy your visit to Adventure Subaru!