Adventure Subaru

2269 N.Henbest Dr. ,
Fayetteville, AR 72704

  • Sales: (888) 742-9091
  • Service: 888-523-7266
  • Parts: 866-795-3091

"Service in the Nelms tradition"


The Adventure Subaru Team

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

  • Don Nelms

    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.

  • Tim Hurd
    General Manager

    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 are approaching their 20th wedding anniversary. Tim is active in the First Methodist Church of Springdale. When not at Adventure, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 daughters and his grandsons, Caden and Oliver.

  • Marcus Hall
    Sales Manager

    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!    

  • Matt Dickhut
    New Car Sales Manager

    Adventure Subaru Employee since June 2010

    If you like pony tails, you'll love Matt. 

    Adventure has always been in Matt's blood - now it's in his heart too.  Matt's desire for achievement made him an instant success at Adventure Subaru - and it's contagious.  Matt's been a very quick study and has already become a literal expert on all things Subaru. 

    Matt graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Environmental, Soil and Water Science. Before joining Subaru, Matt was the manager at a Vespa Scooter store in Rogers, AR.  He's an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast!  In fact, Matt founded an outdoor camp for youth students called Arkansas Youth Adventures. 

    Call Matt for all your Adventure needs!  If he's not in the woods, he'll answer.

  • Dan McKenna
    Used Car Manager

    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 9 years and they have 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. 

  • Bill Durham
    Service Manager

    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 almost 34 years. They have 2 children, Brad and Chelsea, and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar and volunteer work with Special Olympics and other special needs organizations.

  • Larry Carson
    Parts Manager

    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 - they work side by side every day.  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.

    Larry can often be found working late and making sure everything is neatly organized on the parts department shelves.   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.

  • T.G. Capwell
    Finance Manager

    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 partner, Brian and his mom Jennifer.  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.

  • Jean Reinking

    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. 


  • Kendra DeWese
    Office Manager

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2014.

    Born and raised in Dardanelle, AR, Kendra currently resides in Springdale with her husband and three children. Kendra has been in the car dealership business for 25 plus years and really knows her stuff when it comes to numbers. In her spare time, what she loves most, is spending time with her family and close loved ones. 

    Kendra has an amazing personality and really is a great asset to our team.

  • Susan Idlet
    Marketing Manager

    Susan is our new 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 20 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 matters most to Susan? Family. Brother Ezra is 1/2 of the musical duo Trout Fishing in America (4-time Grammy nominees and still going strong after 30+ years!)
    Her son, Dylan, is 22 and enjoying great success in retail in northern California while continuing his college education. Sister Gabrielle is a talented teacher, creative writer and editor about town. Her 6'11" nephew Steven is playing pro basketball in Hungary, and her niece Dana is a wonderful artist, up-and-coming singer/songwriter, and world traveler.

    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.

    "I'm thrilled to be working with the Nelms folks again! The new dealership is gorgeous - spacious and full of light. I''m surrounded by smiling, interesting people and the coolest cars ever," says Susan.

  • Milah Pack
    Assistant Marketing Manager

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since November 2015.

    Milah is the newest member of the Adventure Subaru Marketing team. 

    Born and raised in Texas she relocated to NW Arkansas back in 2010 to be closer to family. She has been married for eight years to her husband, Brannon and has two daughters, 18 year old Destiny and 6 year old Charli. 

    Milah for the last few years has dedicated most of her time to raising her youngest daughter and being a full-time home maker. Previously she has worked a variety of jobs from managing a tanning salon to working retail sales, being a server/bartender in the food service industry. She was even a vet tech for a few years and has even worked in a butcher shop. Eventually she found her love for numbers and worked as a bookkeeper for a long stint before becoming a full time mom. 

     In her spare time she loves photography and it has always been her life long 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 and maintain soft surface trails of the Arkansas Ozarks and helps out with MTB events whenever she has the chance.

  • C.E. Barnett
    Senior Sales Consultant

    Employee at Adventure Subaru since 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, Sambo and Dixie.  CE has been married to his wife Toni for 30 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. 

  • Kenny Boyett
    Sales Associate

    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.

  • Justin Bulla
    Sales Consultant

    Justin Bulla became part of the sales team in 2012, and had been a solid asset ever since.  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.

  • Eric Billings
    Sales Associate

    Eric Billings joined the Adventure Subaru sales team in 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."

  • Mike Carey
    Sales Consultant

    Adventure Subaru Employee since 2009

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

    Mike is a 25 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!

  • Kenny Fowler
    Sales Associate

    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. 

  • Zsolt Gomory
    Sales Consultant

    Zsolt has been a Fayetteville resident 22 years, but you can recognize him from his Hungarian accent. His solid knowledge of everything Subaru earned him the Subaru Summit Peak Performer rating.

    Zsolt is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in business management, but he isn't all business. He enjoys sailing (3-time Hungarian national sailing champion), hiking, traveling and gardening. However, nothing beats spending time with his wife and three precious daughters.

  • Apryle Herbert
    Sales Associate

    Apryle has been the automobile industry for 16 years, 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.

  • Elmer Hernandez
    Sales Associate

    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.

  • Alex Hoffman
    Sales Associate

    Alex has been an employee of Adventure Subaru since he was 16! He's 21 now and 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 girlfriend of 5 years and his dogs, Bobby & Oliver.    

  • Dee Maule
    Sales Associate

    Dee is a member of our sales team.  She was born in Jacksonville, FL but raised in western North Carolina.   She has one son, Gabriel, and one canine daughter, Lucy.  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 (she lived in Italy for a few years as a child), balancing spoons on her face, and hula hooping.  She also holds a degree in Philosophy & Religion with a double minor in Music & Sociology.  

  • Nick Musial
    Sales Associate

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2015.

    Nick has been a Fayetteville resident for almost 20 years. He moved here from North Little Rock to attend the U of A and fell in love with the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas so he decided to stay awhile. Nick has been employed as a tree trimmer, video store clerk (back when video stores existed), and wine rep but has spent most of his career in the restaurant industry as a server and bartender. He's been an auto enthusiast for as long as he can remember. He has fond memories of spending weekends as a boy going to car shows with his dad and little brother so he couldn't be happier being a salesperson for Subaru.

    When not at work at Adventure Subaru you can find him riding his bike, playing music, reading or writing. Above all else though, he's a family man. He has a beautiful wife, Michelle, and two amazing daughters named Lettie and Juniper. The four of them share a house with a six-toed cat named Hemingway and a mutt named Whiskey. 

  • Christie Thomas
    Sales Consultant

    Christie has lived in NWA since 1990. Born and raised in Missouri, Christie traveled some before making Arkansas her home.

    Her education is in the medical field, but her career has always been in sales. Christie sold recreational vehicles from 1997 to 2012 when she joined Adventure Subaru.

    Christie loves the ability to help people. She's active in her church and community. Her 2 grandchildren - both boys - cause her life to be full.

    "Life is a great adventure! It includes what you do, how you treat others, and a healthy love for life! We have the most wonderful customers and coworkers here at Adventure Subaru, and it just feels like family!"

  • Justin Weiss
    Sales Consultant / Internet Manager

    Adventure Subaru Employee since 2005

    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! 

  • Cayla Quigley
    Sales Receptionist

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2015.

  • Clay Ledbetter, Jr.
    Service Advisor

    Clay lives in Greenland but was born in Huntsville.  He originally started working for Adventure Subaru when he was 19 and is currently one of our Service Advisors.  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!

  • Joshua Bostick
    Service Advisor

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since May 2014.

  • 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.    

  • Robert Driggers
    Service Advisor

    Rob was born and raised in NWA.  Before becoming a service advisor thirteen years ago, Rob worked in the excavation and construction field.  He has 2 children with his wife of 14 years and when he's not spending time with them, he likes to hunt, fish and ride motorcycles.  

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Thomas Beshears
    Service Technician

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2015.

    Thomas is one of our newer technicians in the service department this year. 

    Born and raised in Fayetteville he is a true native to the Northwest Arkansas area. He was recently married to his lovely wife only about two months ago. 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.

  • Jarren Ford
    Service Technician

    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!

  • 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.

  • Logan Hoskins
    Service Technician

    Employee since 2004.

    Logan graduated from Northwest Technical Institute in 2004 and came straight to work at Adventure Subaru.  Logan is a family man and the proud father of 2 children.  He enjoys fishing, mountain biking, 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.  One day soon, he'll be doing the training. 


  • Robbie Magill
    Service Technician

    Adventure Subaru employee since 2007

    Our newest member of the service department, Robbie started at Adventure Subaru in 2007.  Robbie is very active in his church and enjoys riding his 4-wheeler in his spare time. Robbie married in 2010 and is enjoying the married life.

    Robbie not only makes sure your car gets the proper maintenance it needs, he also knows how to inspect for problems - before they become problems.  Robbie is developing his skills and will surely become a full-blown service technician in the near future. 

    His skills help every customer keep their Subaru's in tip-top working order.  That's a very important asset to your transportation.

  • 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 and his wife of 13 years now live in Elkins.  Todd likes to tinker around the house and work in his yard.  With 25 years of experience as a mechanic, you can rest assured Todd is taking care of your Subaru. 

  • Dominic Olenick
    Service Technician

    Dominic is one of the newer service tech's here at Adventure Subaru, but his master tech skills ensure your Subaru is running at its best.  Dominic is also new to the married life, recently tying the knot with his lovely bride, Jamie.  Dominic loves to Farm and is most proud of his 4 children. 

  • Bron Overbey
    Service Technician

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2015.

  • 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.

  • Jimmy Pathkiller
    Service Technician

    Jimmy Pathkiller, a native of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, joined the Adventure Subaru team in 2014. Jimmy has four kids and enjoys sports and hot rods. Previously, Jimmy worked for two years as an EVS for the Cherokee Nation Casino in Siloam Springs. Jimmy is very proud of all his accomplishments.

  • Alejandro Salto
    Service Technician

    Alex started working at Subaru after graduating NTI 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.

  • Hugo Sanchez
    Service Technician

    Hugo was born in California but is proud to call Fayetteville home.  He began working for Adventure Subaru in 2012.  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.

  • Ivan Zambrano
    Service Technician

    Ivan is another one of our Service Tech's originally from Orange County, CA.  Like many of our techs, he enjoys working on project cars in his spare time.  He also loves riding sport bikes and, of course, spending time with his family and friends.  Ivan says he can come across as quiet, but is actually very out-going once you get to know him.  He is very goal-oriented and so far says he's accomplished each goal he set for himself, most recently graduating from Northwest Technical Institute.

  • 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. 

  • Nick Carson
    Parts - Assistant Manager

    Nick is the son of our Parts Manager, Larry Carson. Nick loves motorcycling, bicycling, exercising, and spending time outside. Nick is a sponge for information about Subaru vehicles and truly loves the Subaru brand. When not working, Nick spends time with his wife, Zarria , their newborn daughter Raelynn, and their two dogs. With over 5 years of experience at Adventure Subaru, Nick is more than capable of helping you find any part or accessory you need for your beloved Subaru. 

  • Derek Thompson
    Parts Associate

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since April 2015.

    Derek has been in the parts business for over 12 years and although born in Fayetteville currently resides in Hazel Valley with his beautiful wife of 11 years, Hannah (who also works here at Adventure Subaru) and their pride and joy, 8 month old son Ruger. 

    Outside of work, Derek likes to fish, camp and hike in his free time. He also used to be  a volunteer fire fighter in Sunset.  

  • Chad Trotter
    Parts Specialist

    Chad was raised in Siloam Springs, and lives there still with his beautiful wife, Natasha and their rambunctious 6-year-old daughter Kendra. Chad's wife works as a nurse, and is going to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Together they teach Sunday School to 5th and 6th graders and are active members in their church. 

    Chad has worked in retail parts for 8 years. He loves hunting, fishing, traveling, and anything outdoors. He also loves anything that DRIVES and has a motor to take down a rugged trail or race track!

  • 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 for 28 years - they have 2 kids, five grandkids and three great granddaughters (plus one on the way!)  When Nancy isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and cheering on the Hogs! 

  • Carolyn Blakemore

    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 and son Wesley. Their daughter, Paige, lives in Fayetteville.

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

  • Sky Coleman
    Office Clerk

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2015.

    Sky currently resides in Bentonville with her three amazing young children Hayden, Hailey and Andrina. She enjoys watching Razorback Football and live music and most of all spending time with her family. She also enjoys DIY crafting and making things for her girls.

    Sky makes a great addition to our financial office and we are proud to have her on our team.

  • Cynthia Metcalf

    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.

  • 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. 

  • Hannah Thompson

    Hannah has worked for auto dealerships for about 3 years 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, nearly 10 years. Derek is a parts specialist and volunteer firefighter.

    Interesting fact: As a teen, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was surgically removed, and - thankfully - required no chemotherapy or radiation.

    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."

  • Earl Bilbrey

    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.

  • Darryl Willis

    Darryl Willis, a Marvell, Arkansas native, joined the Adventure Subaru team in 2014. Now living in Fayetteville, Darryl is happily married and has 5 children and 5 grandchildren. In his free time, Darryl enjoys riding his motorcycle and playing drums. Darryl 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.

  • 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.

  • Bush Blackburn
    Detail Specialist

    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.

  • 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.  

  • David Elliot
    Detail Specialist

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since January 2015.

  • Cody Perry
    Detail Specialist

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since March 2015.

    Cody,  is the youngest member of the Adventure Subaru team. Previously employed by Sam's and Slim Chickens, he feels he has found a second family while working here at Adventure Subaru. 

    Born in Fayetteville, Cody currently resides in Prairie Grove where in his spare time since he doesn't watch any TV, likes to get outdoors to enjoy activities like mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking. 

  • 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!

  • Antoine Simon

    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.

  • Josh Simon
    Detail Specialist

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!