"Service in the Nelms tradition"
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
Christie has lived in NWA since 1990. Born and raised in Missouri, Christie traveled some before making Arkansas her home.
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 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!
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.
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."
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 studies at a local University and spends time with his wife, Zarria and their dog, Ace. With 4 years of experience at Adventure Subaru, Nick is more than capable of helping you find any part or accessory you need.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.