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. Nearly three 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 TAP, he can be found pursuing his passion for adventure photography in remote mountain or desert areas, or simply embarking upon Vehicle Supported 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
Bob 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
Kate grew up in camping and racing dirt bikes in Australia. Her love of travel and photography has taken her around the globe. Kate lives full time on board a TouRig converted 4×4 overland Sprinter van www.werollwithit.com Along with her husband Levi and their two dogs she can currently be found travelling around the USA. From on board she runs www.sweatequitycreative.com and works in adventure marketing. Kate will be sharing the journey and letting TAP readers in on everything adventure van life!