Get to Know us at Adventure Subaru

Before you start shopping with us at Adventure Subaru, we encourage you to meet the staff at our dealership. Here, you can read about our team and find out how to contact each of them. Shop for a new Subaru model or used car today here at Adventure Subaru. We're here for you!

Our team is comprised of dedicated, friendly professionals who have lots of experience in the automotive industry and established roots here in our community. Some of our team members are lifelong members of this community, while others are transplants. Whether you want to know about the cars we sell, financing and leasing processes, or how to best care for your car in the long-term, each of our team members can answer your questions.

Every staff member remains committed to all of our customers. Our cultural values are simplicity, honesty, and transparency, and we practice what we preach in every area of our store. Shoppers who visit us will be treated to simple and honest service where we help find you the car that fits your needs, with affordable pricing and no trick, gimmicks, or scams. Our customer commitment has made Adventure Subaru one of the top Subaru dealers in the nation.


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

Owner

Don Nelms
Owner

Don Nelms has owned and operated automobile dealerships in NW Arkansas for nearly 50 years.  In 2001 he sold Nelms Auto Park to the Penske Auto Group.  He and his wife, Millie moved to Jasper, AR in Newton County and Don began his journey into the world of photography.  In the last 5 years, he has pursued images of nature throughout the Ozarks.  He has published 2 slideshows (Fall on the Buffalo & Spring in the Ozarks).  
 
His photographs can be found on display for sale at Nelms Gallery.
 
Nelms Gallery was originally located on top of Mount Sherman but moved to the town of Jasper, AR in 2013.  It features a large collection of canvas prints of Don Nelms' photography.  Don has selected several other artists to feature in the gallery, all inspired by the natural beauty of the Buffalo National River area.  The gallery is located just one block off the historic courthouse square in this quaint area.   
 

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

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General Manager

Brent Baker
Managing Partner

Brent joined the Adventure Subaru team in March of 2020. He grew up in his family's car business in Amarillo Texas, and prior to joining Adventure, he was operating dealerships in Austin, Texas for many years. Brent has known Mr. Nelms for several years and admired the success and customer focused philosophy that has always been the cornerstone of Adventure Subaru. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the team here and carry on the Nelms tradition of service and community involvement. In his spare time, he likes all kinds of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, and running. He says he joined the club of those who married up with his wife Andrea. They have four children and most recently have welcomed their first grandchild! 


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Sales Managers

J.D. Arnold
General Sales Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

JD has been in the automotive industry since 2008, most recently joining us from another Subaru retailer. He values the customer centered approach we entail, recognizing it's a win-win for everyone involved. You'll find JD on the golf course or cycling when he's not here. He likes spending time with his wife of over 24 years, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs! 


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Jonathan Vogler
New Sales Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2016

Jonathan began working at Adventure Subaru in our New Sales Department as a Sales Consultant in June of 2016. Before he worked here, he was the coordinator for UREC Outdoors and a doctoral student in Recreation and Sport Management at the U of A. No doubt in his spare time, you'll find him riding his mountain bike or going on adventures with his wife and daughter. He has two miniature Australian Shepherds and he loves coffee! 


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Mark Naylor
Used Sales Manager
479.387.3621

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 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.

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John Preston
Used Sales Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

John, or JP as he's called around here, joined the Pre-Owned team at Adventure Subaru in June of 2018, bringing previous automotive experience with him. When asked about what he enjoys most about working for Adventure Subaru, he says the culture here is second to none. We balance having fun and keeping things loose, while maintaining the exceptional customer service NWA is accustomed to. When he's not working, he likes to mountain bike, golf, hike, camp or play wiffle ball with his kids. Him and his wife have three children. A fun fact about JP, he once played a part as a coach in the television series Friday Night Lights, as well as played a photo double for Bruce Willis in Planet Terror.


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Robert Dresher
Sales Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Robert began at Adventure Subaru in June of 2018, bringing with him over 38 years of knowledge and experience in the automotive industry. Of all his experience in the sector, he likes the soft approach, total transparency, and the way the store takes care of customers and employees the most about Adventure Subaru. Robert loves to fish, woodwork, throw darts, and spend time with his grandchildren. He's been married to his wife Sandy for 40 years, has two children and four grandchildren. 


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Business Managers

Randy Green
Business Manager
479.387.3626

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2017

If you've purchased a vehicle in the past few years, chances are, you may have worked with Randy. He's one of our Business Managers, and has been here since 2017. He loves the crew and comradery we have amongst ourselves and the energy from the top down. It projects how we strive to treat our customers, like how we'd want to be treated. He has two daughters and loves spending time with them. He likes to golf, spend time outdoors with family and friends, and a good craft beer. He's a Hog fan through thick and thin!


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JT Crawley
Business Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

JT is one of our Business Managers that help secure loans and review vehicle protection plans. He's been in the car business for over eleven years, serving in sales, finance, and managerial capacities. When he's not working, you'll find him on the golf course, on the water, or putting in miles on his road or mountain bike. He and his wife Lauren have one son, and as a family, they have two dogs.


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Patrick "Mike" Murray
Business Manager
479.387.3625

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 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. 

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Ian McCormick
Business Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Ian's a member of the finance team, previously from our sales department, and has years of experience working in the industry. He's been with Adventure Subaru since early 2019. The atmosphere at Subaru is what drew him in, and how everyone works hard and wants to have a good time. 

When he's not talking about Subaru, you'll likely find him at the gym, listening to podcasts or music, or playing with his three dogs. 


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Lance Drinkard
Business Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020    

While Lance may be the newest member to join Adventure Subaru's finance team, he's been in the business for many years. Most recently, working in management at another retailer. When he's not working, you'll find him spending time with his kids or riding his mountain bike. 

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Department Managers

Jake Wheeler
Service Manager
479-387-3650

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 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. 

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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.

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Sheril Boaz
Accounting Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Sheril is our Office Manager on the Administration side of the dealership. Before Subaru, she has worked in the car business for over 32 years! She enjoys the environment of Adventure, and working with people that are like family. In fact, she is a twin, her sister Sharon also works here. She has been married for over twenty seven years with two daughters and a son in law. When she's not working, she serves as Co-Director of the Children's Ministry and a leader of the Ladies Ministry at her church. 


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Marketing

Danielle Dotson
Marketing Director
479-387-3595

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2017

Danielle joined Adventure Subaru in February 2017 as a Sales Consultant, where she worked for three years. She currently serves as Marketing Director. Originally from Mountain Home, AR, she grew up in the car business, but on a much smaller scale. Now, when she's not working, you'll often find her on the golf course, riding her bike, or traveling. She also serves as a board member at Ozark Natural Foods Cooperative.

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Kelley Carey
Events & Marketing
479-387-3594

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2017

Kelley began her journey at Sunrise Guitars in 2016, then transitioned to Adventure Subaru in August of 2017. She is a vital member of the team, ensuring our events and sponsporships run smoothly. Orignally from Little Rock, Kelley has lived in Fayetteville for over thirty years. She's an avid reader, enjoys cooking, and spending time with friends. 

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Sales

Dee Gardner
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2014

Dee is a member of our internet sales team and brings lots of experience and knowledge to her role. Like many others, she has worn many hats before finding herself at Subaru. She's been a DHS Food Stamp and Children's Medicaid Eligibility Specialist, bartender, sound engineer, restaurant manager, and many more. She thrives on Adventure's customer-first way of thinking and putting people before profit. She loves spending time outdoors with her family, and she has nearly completed section hiking of the Ozark Highlands Trail. She loves live music and is a novice bee-keeper! 

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Kenny Boyett
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 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 sons Tate and Jet are his favorite travel companions.

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Shannon Boyett
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2016

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

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Chad Gowens
Sales Associate
479.789.9159

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 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!

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Stephen Walker
Sales Associate
479.387.3614

TEAM MEMBER SINCE  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.

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Heather Morton
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Heather joined the sales team in March of 2019, with a background in Visual Arts. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from UNLV in Las Vegas, and previously taught Conceptual Art classes and camps. She loves the people at Adventure Subaru, and is an avid Subaru fan herself. She's been a brand advocate long before she worked here, taking her Forester on many long road trips, and exploring around the country. She spends her spare time working in her studio or garden, or hiking a local trail with her dog.


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Apryle Herbert
Sales Associate
479.409.9471

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2013

Originally from Alaska, Apryle has been with Adventure Subaru since 2013, with over 18 years in the automotive industry. She's the proud mother of three girls and a big dopey, slobbery rottweiler. You'll often find her playing outside, playing her guitar, cooking, or spending time with loved ones. Her dream is to homestead on a beautiful, sustainable piece of fruitful property, baking pies, reading books and charming bees. 


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Dereck Smith
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Dereck has been with the sales team since early 2019, bringing with him several years of sales experience. Having worked in other dealerships, our transparency and treatment of customers gives him a lot of pride in where he works. He's a good listener, has a very calm demeanor, and can help you find the vehicle that's perfect for you. He's the father of two teenage daughters, enjoys scuba, golf, basketball, and the outdoors.


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Hayley Willis
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Hayley is part of our sales team, but has worn many hats at Adventure! She's been part of this organization since 2018 and is well versed in administrative duties, working previously as a billing and title clerk, she worked there for several years, then joined the receptionist team.

She enjoys helping people and appreciates the sense of community and friendship among her coworkers. She likes to read, write, jam to Lady Gaga, and go hiking or swimming. She loves spending time with friends, and her sister, and listening to true crime podcasts. 


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Dan Orr
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 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 many 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 over 15 years.

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Elmer Hernandez
Sales Associate
479.387.3629

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2015

Elmer has been a pillar and familiar face in our sales department since 2015. He has years of sales experience under his belt. He always strives to go above and beyond for customers and ensure they have a positive buying experience. Elmer is an avid golfer, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Him and his wife Bethany love to travel and have set a goal to see a new country every year!


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Joey Allen
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Joey comes to Adventure with experience at other retailers in the automotive industry. He appreciates how we do business and the ease of purchasing a vehicle.  He enjoys spending time with his kids when he's not at work. He also likes to cook and play softball. 

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Chris Vore
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Chris joined the team in May of 2019, with experience in the industry. He is drawn to his current position by the Nelms tradition of customer focus, transparency and fair dealing. These are easily his favorite things about working at Adventure Subaru. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his family exploring state parks, camping, and being an aspiring author. Chris is also a veteran of the US Air Force having served in Saudi Arabia. 


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Darren Andrews
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Darren is a member of the sales team on the Pre-Owned side, joining Adventure in 2019. He has industry experience, and moved from Australia eighteen years ago. After working at another dealership for over five years, he appreciates the people, atmosphere, honesty and transparency our dealership encompasses.  He has three children, loves fishing, kayaking, and building and restoring furniture.


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Cooper Carson
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

Cooper joins the Adventure team with many years of experience in the automotive industry. He has a wide range of knowledge on many vehicles, which makes him a great fit for our Pre-Owned department. When he's not working, he enjoys traveling. 

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Michael Thomason
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Michael is part of the Pre-Owned Sales team. Before here, he managed a restaurant and bar. He's excited to be part of the team and we're glad he's here! He likes to stay active by playing sports and music when he's not working. 

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Milacio Freeland
Sales Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

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Stefan Banda
Acquisition Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

Stefan joined Adventure in August of 2021, previously as a delivery specialist for another manufacturer. Now, he's an acquisition specialist, meaning, he buys cars for the pre-owned lot! Selling your vehicle to Adventure? Stefan is your go-to. When he's not here, you'll find him working out, running, or playing video games. 

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Delivery Specialist

Cayla Litterell
Star Delivery Specialist
479.387.3617

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 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.

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Travis Spencer
Star Delivery Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Travis is part of our Encore Delivery Specialist team, and possesses a wealth of knowledge about your Subaru. Originally from the area, before Fayetteville he was living in the Willamette Valley of Oregon operating a bed and breakfast and working at a winery.  He spends most of his spare time trail running, mountain biking, and fiddling around with carpentry. Most of his money is spent on tropical house plants and remodeling vintage airstream trailers. 


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Service Department

Anthony Eaton
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Anthony re-joined our team in 2018, after working for Adventure Subaru many years ago. He's a wealth of knowledge and we're happy he's here. When he's not here, he likes to spend time with his wife, and you'll often find him working on his house, gardening, or enjoying time at the lake. 


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Josh Gresham
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Josh oversees our Service Advisors and helps keep things running smoothly. He has previously worked for much larger corporate retailers and he values Adventure Subaru's approach to treating customers and employees fairly. He enjoys mountain biking, hunting, fishing and being outdoors! He's a family man, with two children and two dogs. He's a proud native Texan, where much of his family still resides. 


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Brandon Gore
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Brandon is one of our friendly Service Advisors and has been with Adventure Subaru since April of 2019. He's worked in the industry for several years, and brings with him lots of customer service experience as well. In his spare time, you'll find him spending time with his children, whether playing golf, baseball, football, or enjoying time on the lake. He also loves to build things and work with his hands, and is an avid listener of the Joe Rogan podcast.


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Baileigh Harrison
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Baileigh joins the Adventure Subaru Service team with experience in the automotive industry. She's eager to expand her knowledge of the industry and grow her career as a service advisor. In her spare time, she likes to draw, sing, spend time with friends, and watch Netflix. She also has two dogs and a big family! 

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Bradley Thomas
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Bradley joined Adventure Subaru in March of 2020. He recently graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in small business entrepreneurship and a minor in marketing. He's excited to learn new things at Adventure Subaru, and likes the face to face interaction he has with customers. In his spare time, you'll find him golfing, fishing, hunting, or doing anything outdoors, including listening to live music. A self proclaimed foodie, Bradley likes to try all sorts of food and hopes to become a real estate mogul one day. 


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William Babb
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Will is a member of our Service Advisor team, and brings with him over thirteen years of customer service experience from the telecommunications sector. You can rest easy knowing that with that much experience working with customers, he can be your go-to guy for service questions. He loves to hike, kayak, and going to music festivals in his spare time!


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Kristopher Warner
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Kris joined Adventure Subaru in the summer of 2020. He has worked in the automotive industry for a few years and started off as a detailer. He likes the environment of the dealership and how it's a happy place! He's a big dog lover, likes to fish, boat with family, and travel. 

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Chelsea Kennedy
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Chelsea is a member of our Service Team as an Express Advisor. She's a friendly face when you enter the service drive and a big help around here. Before here, she's worked as a bartender, and in her spare time, you'll find her disc golfing or hanging with her dogs. 

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Andrew Aguilar
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Andrew is also part of the Porter team in our Service drive. He has worked as an event services manager in the past, so he has lots of experience working with customers. We're happy he's here! He enjoys hanging out with friends, has a cat, and not a fan of cheese. 

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Tray Halliburton
Service Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

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Payton Tidmore
Recon Advisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Payton has been at Adventure Subaru since 2018, and started as a Lot Porter. Now he's in the role of Recon Advisor, ensuring vehicles that are traded in get the service they need before going on the lot. He's been in the industry for over six years, and we're glad he's here. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family. Together, he and his wife have several pets- three Boston terriers, a cat, a rabbit, and a fish. Woodworking and golfing are new hobbies, and live music is a passion of his.


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Rachel Gage
Customer Liaison

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021


Rachel serves as our customer liaison in the Service Department. She's a big help in ensuring that customers continue to have a great experience at Adventure Subaru. She joined in the late summer of 2021 and has experience in the automotive industry. In her spare time, she enjoys all things outdoors and sports, as well as a big music lover. 

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James Lane
Shop Foreman

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

James, or Jim, as he's known around here, comes to Adventure Subaru with many years experience in the automotive industry. His role here is Shop Foreman, and to ensure everything in the shop runs smoothly. He's excited to work with the Subaru brand, and enjoys spending time with family and friends, whether that be at home, or working in his shop on car projects.


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Robbie Magill
Subaru Senior Master Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

All together, Robbie has been with Adventure Subaru for over 13 years. He left for a while, and we're happy he's back. He's a Senior Master Technician from Subaru, and a staple in our service area. He recognizes that while some things may be simple, sometimes vehicles can be challenging, and he welcomes each challenge with open arms. Outside of work, he also likes to challenge himself, whether road cycling or playing Forza with friends. Him and his wife have been married over ten years and have a daughter.


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Anthony Gibson
Subaru Senior Master Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2015


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

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Alejandro Salto
Subaru Senior Master Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2012

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

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Brandon Schulz
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Brandon is another member of the service team that is a relatively new addition. He's worked in the industry before, and welcomes the challenge of learning a new brand. He's into heavy metal music, likes to fish, and spend time with his wife and children. 


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Michael Little
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Michael works as a service technician, and has been at Adventure since 2019. He takes pride in his work and keeping your Subaru on the road and running smoothly. He collects records, likes to tinker with old stereos and turntables, and enjoys live music. He and his wife have three daughters and keep busy in their backyard.


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Michael Campos
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Michael is part of our Service Technician team and has worked in the industry since 2014. When he's not working, he likes to work out and mountain bike. He also likes to spend time with his son and dog. 

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Matthew Firestone
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Matthew joined Adventure Subaru in August of 2019, with experience in the automotive industry as a tech. He wanted to increase his knowledge about vehicles, and he certainly has! He started off in the Express shop, and now he's in the main shop working on Subarus. In his spare time, he likes to fish, camp, and spend time outside. 

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Liam Hall
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Liam joined the Service team in April of 2019. Before here, he worked at another large automotive retailer, where he finished his internship for school. He's happy to be a part of a team atmosphere where people are helpful. When he's not working, you'll find him hanging out with friends.


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Robbie Branch
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Robbie has been with Adventure Subaru since 2018, bringing years of experience in the automotive industry as a technician. He's a member of the shop that ensures the used vehicles are in great mechanical condition before hitting the Pre-Owned lot. When asked about what he likes most about working here, he said the a/c in the shop, and the people he works with! He likes to work outside, work on his vehicles and spend time with family and friends.


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Jeremy Brown
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Jeremy is one of our Service Technicians, joining the crew in 2019. With him, he brings over nine years of experience working in the automotive industry. Like most people here, he appreciates the family atmosphere and positivity in the workplace. When he's not working on vehicles, you'll find him enjoying time outside- whether camping, hiking or riding his sport motorcycle. He also likes reading about history and smoking meats on the weekend for friends and family.


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Michael White
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Michael is the main guy responsible for getting your brand new, off the truck Subaru, ready for delivery. His role is to perform Pre-Delivery Inspections, but also, he's the accessory extraordinaire, and installs Subaru Genuine Accessories on vehicles. He's been at Adventure Subaru since early 2018, enjoys family time, and him and his wife have three children.


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Hugo Sanchez
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2012


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

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Cody Prather
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2016


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


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Toby Hignite
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

Toby is a member of the Service team and has worked here before! We're glad to have him again as a technician. He's worked in various other brands, so his knowledge is extensive. When he's not working on cars, you'll find him farming, hunting, or fishing. He also spends his time with his wife and two children. 

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Brandon Plunkett
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 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. 

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Jeff Schreiber
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Jeff joined Adventure in 2019 as part of the service team that gets the used cars ready for the Pre-Owned lot. He plays a big part of this team, and we're glad he's here. Like his other coworkers in that part of the shop, he says he's grateful for the air conditioning in the shop! When he's not working on vehicles, he likes to travel, go boating and shooting. 


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Kevin Lara
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Kevin joined in the fall of 2020, with experience in the industry as a lube tech. He's eager to expand his knowledge about Subaru. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with friends and family and his dog- a husky named Apollo! 

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Jorge Barrera
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Jorge joined in the winter of 2020, with experience in the automotive industry as a mechanic. He's eager to learn more about the Subaru brand, and is a hard worker! You'll find him exercising or playing sports when he's not working on cars. 

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Cauy Parret
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021   


Cauy is a welcome addition to the service team, with experience as a service technician. When he's not turning wrenches, you'll find him riding ATVs, playing video games, or working on his personal vehicles. He also has a rescue dog name Rumble! 

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Jose Gomez
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021
Jose is part of the Express Tech side, servicing your Subaru when it comes in for regular maintenance. He's always liked Subaru's so when the opportunity came up for him to join the team, he jumped on it. He likes to spend time with friends and family and play video games. He's also a dog lover and has three dogs. 

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Jesus Araujo
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

Jesus works on the Express side of the Service shop, and before joining the team at Adventure, he was an electrician apprentice. He said he always wanted to work in automotive, but never got the chance until an opportunity to work here came up! In his time here, he's already been awarded the Love Promise Spotlight of the week, exhibiting his hard work and go-getter attitude. Jesus is a welcome addition to the team. His favorite food is his mom's cooking, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, his two children, and playing basketball. 

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Eric Arredondo
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

Eric started in October of 2021, with experience in the tire and lube tech sector. We're glad he's here! When he's not working on cars, drawing and painting are two of his biggest passions. He also enjoys hanging out with friends and cruising around town. 

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Cristian Gonzalez
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

Cristian works in the Express shop, previously being a machine operator. He joined Adventure Subaru because he wanted to work in a field he was interested in, and we're glad he's here! When he's not working, you'll find him working on cars, hanging out with friends, or playing basketball. 

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Carissa Derrico
Service Technician

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2022    


Carissa joined the Service team in the spring of 2022. She's got plenty of experience in the field, and we're glad she's here. In her spare time, she likes to create blankets and watch movies. She's got two cats, and enjoys 80s rock music! 

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Liam Cookson
Shop Porter

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

Liam joined in the spring of 2021, and is a big help in the shop! Before here, he worked in the automotive sector, and before that, at a favorite local bakery. In his spare time, he likes to play a variety of video games. 

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Parts Department

Shawn Johnson
Parts Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Shawn is one of our friendly advisors in the Parts Department. He's been with Adventure Subaru since October of 2018. He likes the people he works with, and the friendliness of everyone here. He's married with two kids, two dogs, and likes all kinds of music. His favorite foods are tacos and wings. You'll find him playing softball and golf as part of his outdoor activities.


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Larry Carson
Parts Associate


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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.

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Dwayne Howard
Parts Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Dwayne brings lots of knowledge in the parts and service industry to the team. He has over twenty years of experience. His friendly demeanor is a welcome addition to Adventure Subaru staff. He enjoys traveling, hiking and camping when he's not working. 


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Rodney Drymon
Parts Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Rodney has been in the automotive parts industry for over twenty years. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a positive outlook to the team. He's a Desert Storm Veteran and a Stage 4 Throat Cancer survivor! He enjoys camping, spending time on the lake and going on cruises. 


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Ryan Castrellon
Parts Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2022

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Kathy Julich
Parts Associate

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Kathy works hard behind the scenes in our Parts Warehouse. She joined Adventure Subaru in October 2019, and has worked in the automotive parts industry for over twenty eight years. In her spare time, she enjoys working in her yard- planting flowers, weedeating, mowing, you name it. It's her place of fun! She loves spending time with her family and has a labradoodle named Sally May.


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Tony Blackburn
Warehouse Manager

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021


Tony joined Adventure in October of 2021. His dad is Bush Blackburn that works here, and encouraged him to apply. We are so glad he did! Tony is a phenomenal asset to the team. In his spare time you'll find him tuned into sports 24/7, playing spades, dominos and spending time with family. 

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Kendrick Lowe
Delivery Driver

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2022


Kendrick comes to Adventure Subaru with experience working with the Arkansas Support Network- an organization that provides support and services to individuals and families with children with disabilities. In his spare time, he likes to watch sports and movies. His favorite music includes gospel, r&b and blues. 

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Office

Sharon Perona
Accounting Clerk

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Sharon works in our Office Administration building as an Accounting Clerk. She's been in the car business since 1998 and has brought a wealth of knowledge to the team! She enjoys working at Adventure Subaru because of the people. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, whether camping or just being outdoors. She's been married for over 27 years, has two sons and a Shitzu named Brady. She's also a twin! Her sister Sheril is also employed with Adventure Subaru. 


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Tiffany Edgmon
Title Clerk

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2017

Tiffany is part of our administration team and works as a title clerk. She began at Adventure Subaru in 2017, bringing with her administrative experience in the automotive industry. One of the many things she likes about working here is the family atmosphere, interacting, and helping customers. She enjoys canoeing, hiking, and camping. She loves to spend time with family, and spoiling her niece!


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Carolyn Blakemore
Accounting Clerk

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2014

Carolyn has been in the automotive industry for well over a decade. Her experience ensures that our administrative office continues to run smoothly! When she's not working, she enjoys walking, hiking and gardening. Her and her husband have two children and two dogs.

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Jessica Boaz
Office Clerk

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Jessica is part of the office team that ensures all our paperwork is processed correctly and efficiently. When she's not working or going to school, she likes to spend time with family and friends. 

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Brandy Pierson
Receptionist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

Brandy works as part of our office team and you'll also often see her as a receptionist at the dealership. She has over fifteen years of experience working in the accounting department in the automotive industry. She values Adventure Subaru's approach to taking care of customer needs first. When she's not at Subaru, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her animals and listening to music. 

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Taryn Willis
Receptionist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Taryn is one of the friendly faces you'll see when you enter the dealership or if you are calling, you are likely speaking with her. She has been with Adventure Subaru since early 2020, and is a great addition to the team. She enjoys the openness of the showroom and everyone's positive energy. She loves to bike, do yoga, inline skate, hike, swim, and spend time with those who long for truth, beauty and justice.


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Bonnie Field
Receptionist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021


Bonnie joined Adventure in the fall of 2021. She previously worked in childcare, so to say she is kind and patient would be a great understatement! Bonnie is one of the friendly faces you see when you walk in the door, or one of the kind voices you hear when you call the dealership. We're glad she's here! 
In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, crafting, reading, and spending time with friends. 

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Kim Stephens
Receptionist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

Kim is another one of the friendly faces you see when you walk in the door, or speak with when you call us. She's a great addition to the team. She enjoys reading, Crossfit, sewing and shopping for antiques. She has two grown children and four pets! 

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Warranty Specialist

Wesley Blakemore
Warranty Claims Clerk

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2017

He may not be on the front lines of the dealership, but Wesley is a pivotal part of the team. He is one of two Warranty Clerks in the dealership. He is responsible for filing claims on warranty work for your Subaru. He's a fan of the relaxed work environment and friendly people. He's played video games semi-competitively, and likes to ride his motorcycle and sight see.


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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. 

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Porters

Sydney McFarland
Loaner Vehicle Coordinator

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2018

Sydney is one of our loaner vehicle coordinators in the Service Department. She began as a Porter and has transitioned into the role of assisting customers with loaner vehicles. She enjoys helping customers and seeing all the friendly faces in the service drive. She's a go-getter and spends most of her time now planning a wedding (a full time job, in itself!).


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John Zeigler
Service Porter


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Julian Jimenez
Used Car Porter

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020

Julian joined the team in early 2020, moving from Austin, Texas. He works as a Porter in our Pre-Owned Department, helping ensure the inventory is in great order. Before here, he worked in concrete construction, and also as a recon assistant at a dealership in Austin. He likes the mentality of the work environment here and how everyone is willing to help others. In his spare time he likes to workout and play sports. 


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Nick Tubb
Service Porter

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021


Nick relocated to the area from Tupelo, Mississippi after a friend convinced him to move eight hours away and experience northwest Arkansas! He said the first thing he saw when he got to town was Adventure Subaru, and applied a day later. We're glad he took his friend's advice and moved here!  
In his spare time, he likes to work out, fly planes, play video games, read, and listen to music. 

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Logan Chamlee
Service Porter

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021


Logan may be relatively new to Adventure Subaru, but he brings a lot of work experience to the table! He's worked in the automotive industry for a couple of years, and we're glad he's joined the team. He enjoys cooking, and spending time outside- whether that's walking or a bike ride. He's big into old country music, but you'll also find him listening to Adele and Billie Eilish. 

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Taylor McFarland
Service Porter

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021


Taylor is a member of the Porter team and is a welcome addition! Before working here, she was traveling around doing jujitsu tournaments and exploring different states. Her sister Sydney also works here and encouraged her to apply. When she's not here, she's riding her bike, hiking, or playing with her dog. 

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Owen Tomlinson
Service Porters

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2022

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Jadyn Loudermilk
Service Porter

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2022


Jadyn joined Adventure Subaru in March of 2022, and is part of the Porter team. He enjoys playing sports and poetry. His favorite food is shrimp etouffee and he likes listening to r&b, rap, and gospel music. 

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Amanda Olson
Service Porter

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2022


Amanda moved to Arkansas from Colorado in January 2022, wanting to experience a new place! She's recently married, and looking forward to Arkansas life. In her spare time, she likes to camp, hike, try out new breweries, and spend time with her husband and pets. And, fun fact, Amanda is an identical twin! 

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Detail

Antoine Simon
Detail Supervisor

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2013

Antoine has been with Adventure Subaru for over seven years. He's an integral part of the Detail department and is responsible for ensuring our new and used vehicles are ready for the customer. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his family- (he has six children and twelve grandchildren!), and training his horses. 


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Bush Blackburn
Detail Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2007

If you've bought a vehicle from Adventure Subaru in the last 12-13 years chances are Lawrence, or Bush, as he's known by, has made sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. He's a happy-go-lucky guy and we're happy he's here! 


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Cody Upshaw
Detail Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2019

If you've ever had a windshield replaced or your windows tinted at Adventure Subaru in the past year, chances are, Cody has been your guy. He joined Adventure in 2019, with experience working with glass in the automotive industry. He takes a lot of pride in his work, and it brings him a lot of joy to see the customers happy with his work. He likes to hunt, fish, camp and go horseback riding in his spare time.


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Jeff Carr
Detail Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021


Jeff is a valued member of the team and we're glad he joined us in the summer of 2021! In his spare time, you'll find him golfing, hunting, or fishing. He has three kids and two grandchildren. His favorite type of music is r&b, soul, jazz, light rock, and country. 

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Derrick Escobar
Detail Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2020    

Derrick is part of our Parts team and started in the late summer of 2020. Before joining Adventure's team, he worked with a friend's small detail business. He's eager to learn more about the industry and grow his knowledge. When he's not working, you'll find him hiking, fishing, camping, or doing anything outdoors. 

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Israel Hernandez
Detail Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2021

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Andre Trent
Detail Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2022


Andre worked as a resolution specialist before joining the team at Adventure, so you know he's motivated to solve any issues that may arise! In his spare time, you'll find him coaching sixth-grade football, or cooking up a great meal. He has seven siblings and listens to all types of music! 

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Rae Medlock
Detail Specialist

TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2022


Rae joined the team in early 2022, with experience as a Lube Tech, and we're glad to have him at Adventure! In his spare time he enjoys sports, video games, and hanging out with friends. He has four younger siblings and likes listening to 90s R&B. 

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Luis Hernandez
Detail Specialist


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Shop with Us Today

Learn more about our staff and contact us at Adventure Subaru with any questions or to set up a test drive. Our dealership is conveniently located at 2269 N Henbest Dr in Fayetteville, AR, less than a half-hour drive outside of Rogers, AR. We look forward to meeting you!