The Adventure Portal is a premium digital magazine focused on Vehicle Supported Adventure in the USA
Training: Trails: Gear: Adventure
THE TAP CREW
Andy – Co-Founder, President/Publisher: Raised in beautiful but rainy England, Andy moved to the sunny climes of Southern California in 1995 and hasn’t looked back since. Two decades working in the outdoor, bike and surf industries has given him a thirst for adventure and living life without a ceiling. When not working on the website, he can be found surfing Californian beaches, or in remote mountain or desert areas, either primitive camping, mountain biking or embarking upon vehicle assisted adventure in the backcountry with one of The Adventure Portal rigs.
Lori – Co-Founder and Editor in Chief: New York born to SoCal via Puerto Rico and San Francisco, partner in crime and co-founder of The Adventure Portal, Lori has over 15 years experience in partaking of adventures in the American southwest, primitive camping, hiking and exploring in her Rubi. She welcomes new challenges and is always pushing the envelope of adventure in her Jeep.
BlueDog – Chief Protagonist and Head of Security: The backbone of the operation and a fearless adventurer, always chasing squirrels and looking for trouble. With 6 years of solid adventure under his collar, Blue’s soon to be writing his own blog posts called the Blue Dog Chronicles.
Tom Severin is an International 4-Wheel Drive Trainers Association© certified professional 4WD Trainer and a Wilderness First Responder (WFR). He is an instructor for the United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and the California Association of 4WD Clubs. Tom is the owner of Badlands Off-Road Adventures 4WD Training School in Southern CA that offers guided off-road adventures as well as 4WD training courses ranging from basic off roading to advanced rock crawling techniques. 4x4training.com
Lisa Van Rijnsoever
Lisa crashed into 4wheeling, and literally by accident. In April 2012 while driving home, she was struck by an oncoming car that completely totaled her car and life as she knew it. After the accident, everything changed. She bought herself a Ford F150 4×4 with the idea of getting out into the mountains and forests. She found the Adventure Portal FB page by accident and messaged them asking if they offered 4WD tours and training. TAP responded with a link to a local I4WDTA trainer, Tom Severin, owner of Badlands Off-Road Adventures. Six months later, on her 40th Birthday, she swapped out her F150 for Jake. Jake is a 2015 Silver/Grey Jeep Rubicon and if you follow TAP or Ojai Rubicon Girl……..you know the rest is history! Since June 2015, she has 4wheeled over 8,000 miles off road through multiple states, completed many trainings and supporting other woman in their overlanding education and adventures.
Bob Wohlers teaches corporate, government, and recreational off-road safety, survival, and wilderness first aid courses. Some of Bob’s corporate clients have included T-Mobile, Verizon, PG&E, and Southern California Edison. As a registered government contractor, he teaches courses for the National Park Service and BLM. Currently, Bob teaches monthly introductory and advanced recreational off-roading at Prairie City, a California State Recreational Vehicular Area (SRVA). He also organizes and leads groups on 4WD adventure tours into the remote backcountry. Find out more about his trainings and guided adventures at discoveroffroading.com
Ken Beahm- Based out of the Cascade Mountains surrounding Seattle, Ken Beahm has been traveling off-road for over 25 years. Ken has studied extensively under Chris Wood, I4WDTA Certified Master Trainer and is passionate about overlanding, training, emergency response, and all things mechanical. Ken has deep experience in Search and Rescue operations and management, especially in the 4×4 specialty where he is the leader and primary instructor for the Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue 4×4 Team.