The Adventure Subaru Team

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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. MacEoghain-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
New 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. 

Justin Bulla
Used Sales Manager

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 over at our Used Sales Department 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.

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.

Antonio Caldera
Used Sales Manager

Employed with Adventure Subaru since May 2017.

Antonio Caldera joins team Adventure Subaru with a bank full of knowledge about cars and finances. Born in Ashland, Oregon; he currently resides in Springdale with his lovely wife and child. Antonio has worked mainly at accounting firms since earning his CPA license, which he earned in only four months. Above all he enjoys watching the Razorbacks play football and spending time with his daughter. If you have any questions about Subaru's, taxes and finances he's going to be the guy to turn to in a time of need without a doubt. We are glad to have Antonio as an addition to our team here at Adventure.

Clay Ledbetter
Fixed Ops Director

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!

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. Jeremy has been married to Adventure Subaru Sales staffer Apryle Herbert since 2004 and together they raise their five daughters ranging from their pre-teens to their early twenties. 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.



Kent Walker

Reed James

Josh Conklin

Brendan Zedlitz

John Preston

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 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.

Billie Watson
Sales Associate

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. 

C.E. Barnett
Sales Associate

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. 

Chad Gowens
Sales Associate

Employed with Adventure Subaru since October 2017

Chad was born in Pensacola, Florida, with eleven toes; but now calls Fayetteville home and now has only ten toes like the rest of us. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Heather and hanging out with friends in their backyard. Chad has worn a number of different hats including being an attorney, small business owner, and a consultant. According to Chad, he's also really good at loading a dishwasher.

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
Used 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.

Dee Gardner
Sales Associate

Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2014.

"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. 

Danielle Dotson
Sales Associate

Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2017.

Danielle is a real go-getter and we're proud to have her as part of our Subaru team. Originally from Mountain Home, AR she has been a Fayetteville local since moving here in 2008.  She loves playing outside and traveling and even has an active role as a board director at our local co-op. Her and her partner are even organic farmers. She is always willing to help wherever she can and very pleasant to work with. Danielle also is a big thrifter who loves a good deal. With that said you can guarantee that she's a great candidate to assist you with your Subaru needs.

Doug Price
Sales Associate

Employed at Adventure Subaru since February 2017.

Doug joins the Adventure Sales team with many previous years of experience within the automotive industry. Originally born in Little Rock, he now is proud to call Siloam his home. He is currently engaged to be married to his beautiful fiance whom together they raise six children. Five boys and one girl all in their teens. When he can find spare time he enjoys fishing, golfing, and watching his kids' games. Above everything he is most proud of his family and watching this kids grow into fine young human beings. 

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.

Justin Weiss
Sales Consultant / Internet Manager

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! 

Kenny Boyett
Internet Sales

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.

Kenny Fowler
Sales Associate

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. 

Richard Gray Jr.
Subaru Sales Associate

Employed at Adventure Subaru since January 2018.

Arkansas born, Richard currently resides in Bentonville, Ar. Where he has three children with his lovely wife. "Richie", as some also call him, enjoys riding motorcycles and getting outdoors fishing or hiking usually. 

Richard has been in sales for over 12 years now and has worked previously in the oil industry for 4 years back in the day. Richie understands hard work and tries his best to go out of his way the best he can to keep his 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
Subaru 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.

Thomas McBroom
Sales Associate

Employed at Adventure Subaru since December 2016.

Thomas was born in Golden, CO and is part Okie currently resides in Fayetteville. Tom is a true blue friend and family man. He is most proud of his three daughters and most importantly his four favorite grandsons. 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 doing something fun, staring at stuff in a museum or taking a road trip.



John Thomas "J.T." Harper

Employed with Adventure Subaru since February 2018.

John Thomas Harper, or better know as JT, joins our F&I team at Adventure with a true love/hate relationship with math. He loves his job and has been a finance manager for some time now but most would be surprised as he's not your everyday number cruncher.

JT  currently resides in Bentonville, where he raise his son whom is his pride and joy, all by himself. Family means the world to JT and he loves spending time with his boy and introducing him to the world of sports and hiking out in the great outdoors more than anything.

Jonathan Brown

Employed with Adventure Subaru since March 2018.

Jonathan Brown, or Jon as most call him, grew up on a dairy farm in Benton County. He currently resides as a proud resident of Bella Vista, Arkansas. His great accomplishment of course is his three girls; Lilly, Faith and Jewel. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, spending time outdoors and watching sports. 

With his sales manager background he makes a great candidate for our F&I team and has a well rounded knowledge of the ins and outs of vehicle purchasing.  

Patrick "Mike" Murray

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

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. 



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 Hindsville, Arkansas. 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 and soon to be husband. 

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.



Jeremy West

Steve Kroon
Service Advisor

Lamar Jackson

Michael White
Service Tech

Employed at Adventure Subaru since January 2018.

Joshua Bostick
Service Advisor

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. For a brief moment, Josh had changed positions to run our newly expanded detail department but customers missed seeing his smile in Service so now he is back. Josh in his spare time enjoys anything outdoors like canoeing, fishing and can even pluck a tune or two on the guitar. 

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. 

Robert Driggers
Service Advisor

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.  

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.

Andrew B. Conklin
Lube Tech

Employed with Adventure Subaru since September 2017.

Born in Gravette, Andrew now resides in Siloam Springs with his two children. He enjoys watching movies and hanging with his kids. He is also a big supporter of the Ride to Breath charity.

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.

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. 

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. 


Johnny "Tony" Gonzalez
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.  

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. 

James Overbey
Service Tech

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

Brandon Plunkett
Lube Tech

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. 

Derek Baird
Service Custodian

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.



Chad Trotter
Parts Specialist

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

Luis Ibarra

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! 

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. 

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. 

Mike Werner
Parts Associate

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.



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.

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.

Earl Bilbrey
Delivery Specialist

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.



Sharon Perona

Sheril Boaz

Deanna Moody

Hayley Willis

Alisa Martin

Lyniece Martin
Office Manager

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.

Kelly Stiles
Office Assistant / Receptionist

Employed with Adventure Subaru since October 2017.

Hailing from Farmington, Kelly is a regular renaissance woman doing everything from kayaking, playing softball, and baking to being a mom of three. She loves her children and being a homemaker. 
Fun fact: Kelly can drive stick shift and used to race dirtbikes!

Carolyn Blakemore
Payroll Clerk

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.

Nancy Bailey
Accounts Payable Clerk

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! 

Sherry Allen
Accounting Assistant

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.

Tiffany Edgmon
Title Clerk

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.



Mary Fennel
Marketing Director

Kelley Carey

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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