FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jeff is an 8 year U.S. Army Veteran with a combat deployment to Iraq in 03-04. Jeff spent his deployment behind the HMMWV mounted .50 cal on multi-day convoy missions across the country.
Post deployment, Jeff taught convoy operations to deploying troops. Jeff also co-founded the Veteran Support Group for a fortune 500 corporation, working to help Vets make the leap into civilian careers.
Jeff has a wife and two children who love camping in their 1993 FZJ80 and 2019 Sprinter and get out around 50 nights a year.
CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
Will is currently working toward his 16th year of service in the National Guard. His combat experience includes serving as an infantry platoon leader while in Afghanistan.
Will and his family discovered the joy of Overlanding when they relocated to Portland, Oregon. The activity was fulfilling to him as it triggered feelings similar of the adventure he experienced in his early Army days.
His wife, Tabitha, sons Waylan, Ace, Cruise and pup Wiley, are into exploring the great outdoors as much as Will.
HEAD OF EXPERIENCE
Zeb is a Marine Corps Vet with one enlistment from 2005-2009 with a deployment in OIF 5-7 in Fallujah Iraq as well as a TYD to Australia.
Zeb has been traveling the backwoods of Oregon since high school and always down for a good adventure. Zeb and Katrina, along with their two dogs Blue and Trixy, have most recently traveled north to Tuktoyaktuk across the ice road from Inuvik in 2017 and down to the tip of Baja in 2018.
His most recent vehicle is a 2019 Toyota Tacoma that is currently being outfitted for future exploration of this great country.
PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN
Born and raised in the outdoor playground of the Pacific Northwest, Adam has been exploring the backcountry most of his life (currently in an outfitted 2016 Toyota Tacoma, or frequently with just a backpack).
With an enthusiasm to assist others (he’s been on a Search & Rescue team since 2016!), Adam joined Veteran Overland to support Veterans (and others) whom may need an encouraging boost in expanding their outdoor and off-roading knowledge and skills.
Plus, V/O is a solid team!
The son of an Army Sergant based on Fort Huachuca, Az, Danny gained a passion for the outdoors exploring the Huachuca Mountains.
In the summer of 1992, he proudly represented the United States in the Barcelona Olympic Games (yes, he's an Olympian!).
His passion for the outdoors has lead him to Overlanding and supporting Veterans and their families as a member of Veteran Overland.
Matt served 1 enlistment as a
Boatswains mate in the US Navy.
After serving his enlistment term
Matt returned home to Oregon to raise
a family and rediscover his love of
camping that his father introduced him
to as a child.
He now spends his time
exploring trails, overland camping,
exercising his rescue dog Arya and making
videos to entertain his friends.
Matt drives a badass 2014 Jeep JKU Rubicon,
all his friends are jealous of it.
Peter is an outdoor industry veteran, born and raised in NE Portland, a father to two energetic girls and a husband to a wonderful person. Peter's father and his two uncles served in Vietnam with the Air Force, both uncles went on to make their entire careers in the Air Force. One of his uncles was an accomplished pilot, flying 185 combat missions in an F4 and over 1,200 hours in the U-2 spy plane on intelligence missions. Two uncles on his Mother's side also served in the armed forces.
Peter started his career as a CPA with Deloitte and has worked in various leadership positions with Columbia Sportswear since 2008. In his work with Columbia, Peter and his family had the opportunity to travel throughout the world while living in Strasbourg, France and Shanghai, China.
Peter loves being outdoors. He and his family enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, mountain biking and a national park road trip as often as possible.
Gino is an entrepreneur and product designer, and comes from generations of vets. His grandfather earned a Purple Heart in the Battle of the Bulge, and his old man was in the Navy during the Vietnam War.
Gino worked in the software industry for nearly 23 years, most recently as the founder and CEO of Cozy, which became the industry standard online property management service for independent landlords. He sold Cozy to a public company in 2018, and is now taking time to learn and explore the world by foot, bicycle, and in his Land Cruiser or Sprinter van - usually with his wife and two Australian Shepherds.
His home base is in Boulder County, Colorado less than 2 miles from the closest dirt road.
For us Veterans, coffee in the field is one of the greatest treats you can have. Warms you in the cold and keeps you awake outside of the wire. Coffee and the military have a long standing history and we couldn't be more excited to bring you our version!