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 well over 40 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.


General Manager

Tim Hurd
General Manager

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.



T.G. Capwell
New Sales 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 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.

Jonathan Vogler
New Sales Manager

Employed at Adventure Subaru since June 2016. 

Jonathan, an Arkansas Native from Little Rock who currently resides in Fayetteville 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 and becoming the New Sales Manager, 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!

Dan McKenna
Used Sales Manager

Employed at Adventure Subaru since January 2014.

Dan, an Arkansas native, 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. 

Robert Dresher
Sales Manager

Kenny Boyett
Internet Manager

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.

Jake Wheeler
Service Manager

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 Brittney and their beautiful twin girls Ella and Emelia.

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

Jeremy Herbert
Parts Manager

Employed with Adventure Subaru since August 2017.

Originally born in Siloam Springs and now a current resident of Fayetteville; Jeremy joins our team with over two decades of auto industry experience. With previous jobs running parts and service departments it was a no brainer that he'd be a perfect fit to run our new detail center. On the occasion when Jeremy finds spare time, you'll find him exploring the great outdoors either hiking, backpacking, or kayaking.  Jeremy is truly a perfect fit for our team and we're proud to have him join us here at Adventure Subaru.

Mark Naylor
Used Sales Manager

Employed with Adventure Subaru since March 2018.

Mark, originally born in Illinois, currently dwells in Rogers, AR. He joins our team with 30 plus years of working in the automotive industry and brings with him a wealth of knowledge of all car brands. So pretty much he knows his stuff about cars. You'll meet him over at the Used Car Sales department. We're proud to have him as part of our team. If you have any questions on during the purchase of your vehicle don't hesitate to ask Mark or your Adventure Sales Associate.

Mark is a father of currently three teenagers and recently married his lovely wife back in 2015. He loves more than anything spending time with his family out on the lake boating or out in the wild hiking.

John Preston
Used Sales Manager

Elmer Hernandez
Used Internet Manager

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.

Kevin Strope
Inventory Management



Owen McDonald
Sales Associate

Chris Vore
Sales Associate

Darren Andrews
Sales Associate

Dee Gardner
Sales Associate

Nate Palacios
Sales Associate

Ian McCormick
Sales Associate

Aubrey Bland
Sales Associate

Heather Morton
Sales Associate

Dereck Smith
Sales Associate

Chris Blackmon
Sales Associate

Kent Walker
Sales Associate

Josh Conklin
Sales Associate

Chad Gowens
Sales Associate

Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2017

Born and raised in Pensacola, Chad didn't stray too far from the Florida Panhandle until a friend from high school convinced him to consider a grad school stint in Fayetteville with four separate seasons, instead of just carrying on with more of the same year-round Tallahassee heat at FSU.

Didn't take too long to realize he wouldn't be leaving Fayetteville anytime soon, if ever. Over the years (and in no particular order at all), he's worked in sales and consulting, and in restaurants and bars--he's started a small business, practiced law for a stretch, and had all sorts of adventures along the way!

At his very best, you'll find him hanging out in the backyard by the pool, w/Heather and the doggo and some good music and food and friends... at least until the onewheel is fully charged and ready to ride!

Dan Orr
Sales Associate

Employed with Adventure Subaru since October 2017.

Born in Illinois but now residing in Prairie Grove, Dan joins the Adventure Subaru family with an extensive business background within the auto industry as well as owning and running his own business for over 5 years.
When Dan isn't tearing it up in our Used Car Center, he can be found hunting, fishing, or rocking out on his bass guitar. Fun fact, Dan is skilled in carpentry and woodworking! Dan is a father and has been married for 15 years.

David Long
Sales Associate

Employed with Adventure Subaru since July 2017.

Born in Van Nuys, CA, David currently is a proud resident of Fayetteville. He is very excited about being a part of our Subaru family and we are glad to have him as part of the team. 

In a past life he owned a pizza restaurant for about 8 years which is what we give credit to giving him his young looks. He is a graduate of UCSB with honors and astonishingly  has a hidden talent where he can literally juggle just about anything. With that said he's a pretty smart guy and we like having him around to entertain customers with his talents and outstanding customer service skills. When he has downtime, David enjoys golf, poker, movies and riding motorcycles. If you're looking for someone to help you find the car that fits just right he's one to go above and beyond to keep our customers happy.

Shannon Boyett
Sales Associate

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. 

Stephen Walker
Sales Associate

Employed with Adventure Subaru since March 2018.

Stephen has lived in both Kansas and Oklahoma, but has found his true home here in Northwest Arkansas living in Bentonville. He joins our Subaru Sales team here at Adventure Subaru with vast experience in areas of sales, service, delivery, customer service, and management and has shown to be a truly genuine person both inside and out. Even though he's a Sooner fan, we're glad to have him as a part of the crew. Let him know if he can answer any questions for you for any vehicle that you may have in mind.

Stephen is a father of two who loves spending time hanging with his kids and is taken back by the respect they show towards others. They truly are his everything and he couldn't be more proud of them.

Joey Allen
Sales Associate

Apryle Herbert
Sales Associate

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. She loves spending her free time adventuring outside as much as possible, whether it be camping, fishing, backpacking, floating the river, or chilling in a hammock. Also spends her free time 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.



Theron Sunderland
Trade Up Advantage

Cayla Litterell
Star Delivery Specialist

Employed at Adventure Subaru since October 2015.

Cayla has one of the best smiles you see when walking through the front door here at Adventure Subaru and we love having her as a member of our team. Originally from Fallbrook, CA she currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In her own time she enjoys anything outdoors: hiking, kayaking, fishing but most of all her favorite thing is spending time with her husband and two son's. 

Previously, Cayla joined our team as our sales receptionist and has worked in the customer service field most of her life. Which makes her the perfect fit as our lead Delivery Specialist. She always does her absolute best to go out of her way to make sure our customers are well taken care of and that they understand their vehicles capabilities in and out and that they are comfortable with them.  Learn more about her role at our dealership and get tips on your new Subaru HERE.

Travis Spencer
Star Delivery Specialist



Bradley Thomas
Service Advisor

William Babb
Service Advisor

Service Advisor

Skyler Branch
Service Advisor

Justin Litterell
Service Advisor

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. 

Vanya Kocher
Service Advisor

Brandon Gore
Service Advisor

Kevin McClelland
Service Advisor

Josh Gresham
Service Advisor

Sydney McFarland
Service Porter

Jordan Bickel
Service Porter

Isaiah Terwilliger
Service Porter

Connor McKenna
Service Porter

Dominic Olenick
Used Car Advisor

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. 

Alex Cordero
Used Car Advisor

Payton Tidmore
Lot Porter

Mitch Passwater
Lot Porter



Kathy Julich
Parts Associate

Shawn Johnson
Parts Specialist

Mike Werner
Parts Specialist

Employed at Adventure Subaru since January 2017.

Born in Springfield, MN Mike or "Mikey" as some call him, is now a current resident of Siloam Springs. He is an avid car enthusiast who in his spare time loves to attend car shows, cruise nights and drag races. Mike joins us with already 11 years experience as a parts consultant so we're pretty confident with him your parts decisions are in good hands.

Luis Ibarra
Parts Associate

Employed with Adventure Subaru since February 2017.

Luis is one of the very first faces you'll see when driving up to the service bay when arriving to get your vehicle serviced. He's always there with a friendly smile to greet you and assist getting you checked in as quickly as he can. Originally born in Monterey County, CA - Luis moved to Northwest Arkansas back in 2000 and eventually found that he already knew people in the area after moving here. For example his co-worker - Hugo, with whom their friendship has grown to be more of a brotherhood; actually grew up next door to Luis back in California. Luis loves living in Northwest Arkansas and claims that he doesn't think that he'll ever leave his new found home. In his spare time he loves being outdoors, camping, skateboarding and attending music festivals. When it comes to sports, he loves them all! 

Kevin Morton
Parts Associate

Rodney Drymon
Parts Specialist

Larry Carson
Parts Associate

Dwayne Howard
Parts Associate



Julian Jimenez
Detail Specialist

Michael Ohrberg
Detail Specialist

Dustin Dash
Detail Specialist

Juan Delgado
Detail Specialist

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.

Antoine Simon
Detail Specialist

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.

Cody Upshaw
Detail Specialist

James Walters
Detail Specialist



Anna Dutton

Sharon Perona

Sheril Boaz

Hayley Willis

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 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.

Tiffany Edgmon

Employed with Adventure Subaru since June 2017.

Originally born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and now a proud resident of Washington County, Tiffany joins the Adventure team with a long history of experience in the car industry. 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband of almost 16 years and going camping, canoeing, hiking and playing with her dogs. Anyone that knows her knows that she is a pretty happy go lucky kind of gal and that she always tries her best to be in a good mood. Anytime you see her she'll either have a smile on her face or be laughing. She's a delightful addition to our office and we love how she brightens up everyone's day.

Georganna Littrell

Jessica Boaz

Brandy Pierson



Danielle Dotson
Marketing Director

Mary Fennel
Marketing Director

Kelley Carey
Events & Marketing


Service Technician

Jaylon McDaniel
Service Technician

JR Dobbs
Service Technician

John Zeigler
Service Technician

Marcus Myers
Service Technician

Employed with Adventure Subaru since August 2016.

Chase Baker
Service Technician

Cristian Lokmer
Lube Technician

Michael Little
Service Technician

Matthew Firestone
Lube Technician

Edwin Diaz
Service Technician

Jonathan Jeck
Service Technician

Liam Hall
Lube Tech

Robbie Branch
Service Technician

Andres Ortega
Service Technician

Jeremy Brown
Service Technician

Jeffrey Schreiber
Service Technician

Robbie Magill
Senior Master Tech

Tony Gonzalez
Master Service Tech

Employed with Adventure Subaru since August 2017.

Johnny, or "Tony" as we know him, relocated to Lowell, AR from Lawton, Oklahoma where he has been a certified Subaru Auto Tech since 1977. Your Subaru is sure to be in good hands with Tony on our crew. Other than his achievement in being a longtime Subaru tech he is most proud of raising his three grown children and being married to his beautiful wife for over 30 years. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and going camping. He has even recently started a hobby in woodworking and whittling.  

Anthony Gibson
Service Technician

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.

Michael White
Service Technician

Employed at Adventure Subaru since January 2018.

James Overbey
Service Technician

Employed at Adventure Subaru since March 2017.

Native born in Oklahoma, James is currently a proud resident of Fayetteville where he resides with his lovely wife of almost 30 years. Together they raised four beautiful children who are all grown now and have kids of their own. All of James past jobs have been auto related one way or another but he's most comfortable working on Subaru's. In his down time though he sure does love getting the chance to go fishing and canoeing. Next time your Subaru is in need for some service just know that your Subaru is in good hands with guys like James in our shop.

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. 

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.

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. 

Cody Prather
Lube Technician

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.

Tobias Hignite
Service Technician

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. 

Brandon Plunkett
Lube Technician

Employed at Adventure Subaru since July 2017.

Brandon is a service lube employee here at Adventure Subaru. He is more than happy to assist in servicing your Subaru with its oil change needs. 


Customer Service

Taryn Willis

Andrew Freeman

Angela Johnson

Employed with Adventure Subaru since October 2018


Business Office

J.D. Arnold
Business Manager

JT Crawley
Business Manager

Patrick "Mike" Murray
Business Manager

Employed with Adventure Subaru since March 2018.

Born in Michigan, Patrick "Mike" Murray currently resides as a proud Arkansas resident of Fayetteville. Happily married for over 20 years to his wife, he is a proud father of 4 children. When not at work, Mike enjoys swimming, biking, running and playing basketball. In all honesty he's in pretty good athletic shape for an old guy, even though he can NOT sing and dance and participates in a handful of local marathons on occasion. 

Mike joins our F&I team with plenty of prior years experience in finance and sales management. He even was a prior business owner himself and worked as an insurance agent. So when it comes to knowing crucial information on your vehicle purchase, he's your guy. 

Randy Green
Business Manager

Employed at Adventure Subaru since April 2017.

Randy joins our team as a valuable asset in our Used Finance department with prior finance experience in the car industry before coming to Adventure Subaru. He always has the biggest smile and brightest personality and is ready to answer all your questions to the best of his ability.

 Originally born in Bentonville, Randy currently resides in Fayetteville with his beautiful wife and lovely twin daughters. In his spare time he loves to spend time with his family and going to Razorback games. When he gets the chance to enjoy the outdoors he enjoys activities fishing, hiking, and canoeing the Buffalo. 


Warranty Specialist

Wesley Blakemore
Warranty Claims Clerk

Lex Engler
Warranty Claims Clerk

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. 

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!
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