Graham Jackson
Executive Director

Graham Jackson grew up racing motorcycles off-road as well as helping his father design, build and race off-road buggies. He completed his first safari across the Kalahari at age 10 in a Range Rover with his family. This trip planted the seed for Graham's lifelong overlanding obsession. In 2004, as Africa Overland, he completed a 30,000 mile overland adventure from London to Cape Town and has completed many overland trips in North America. He has guided expeditions in Africa and the American West and has been an active supporter of the global overland community. Graham has helped numerous overlanders prepare for worldwide expeditions both in vehicle build-up and team-member training. Educated as a scientist, Graham tries to combine his interest in the natural world, his passion for overlanding and his love of things mechanical.

Joshua White
Cameraman & Director of Photography

Emmy award winning, television photographer, Joshua White has fifteen years experience in the television industry. His work has appeared on CNN, CBS early morning show, NHK, and The Today Show. He currently works as the lead aerial photographer for Fox TV in Denver, Colorado. White has been recognized with several awards by the National Press Photographers Association for his creative storytelling. Joshua also owns and operates Expedition Pictures, a video production company specializing in Overland Videos. White's adventures have included exploring the Rocky Mountains, the deserts and canyonlands of Utah and the western United States.

Roseann Hanson
Training & Logistics

For more than two decades, Roseann Hanson has worked around the globe as a guide, journalist, and conservation program director. Her diverse work has involved thousands of miles of overland driving experience, from the deep backcountry of Mexico's Sierra Madre to Ethiopia's Omo Valley, and from Arctic Canada to the plains of the Serengeti. Whether leading birdwatching tours for Sigma Xi Society or Smithsonian Expeditions, guiding 4WD adventure safaris for African Conservation Fund, or teaching animal tracking for conservation groups, she enjoys integrating conservation, science, outdoor skills, and cultural awareness into her work. She is a Tread Lightly Tread Trainer and is certified in the Royal Geographical Society's Land Rover Driver Training Programme. Roseann currently splits her time as executive director of the African Conservation Fund and conservation editor for Overland Journal; she also assists efforts to save southwestern jaguars and African cheetahs, as well as finds the time to indulge her longtime passion of jewelry metalworking and lapidary. When not traveling, she works from her off-the-grid solar home with her husband Jonathan in a remote corner of the the Sonoran Desert an hour, more or less, southwest of Tucson.

Brian Slobe
Wildlife Photographer

Brian Slobe has more than ten years of experience as a wildlife filmmaker and photographer. His assignments have taken him to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Western U.S. with TV production companies such as the Discovery Channel, the BBC, National Geographic, and Animal Planet, and conservation organizations such as Environmental Defense and National Wildlife Federation. Slobe's still photography has been featured in numerous print and online publications, including the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Bradt Travel Guides and Discovery.com, and are on permanent display at the Cape of Good Hope and Boulder's Beach- two national parks in South Africa. Eight of his images were selected as finalists and semi-finalists in the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest - one of the most prestigious wildlife photo competitions in the world.

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Kristina Hall
Training & Logistics

Kristina has been exploring the back roads and hiking trails of Northern California, Arizona, Mexico, Canada and Alaska since she was a young teenager. Schooled in Environmental Education and Ecology, her love of nature and quest for discovery has led her to a lifelong passion of exploring the outdoors. From hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to planning and navigating extended vehicle-dependent expeditions, she excels in trip planning, preparation and logistics. Kristina is an Expedition Consultant and Logistics Director. Her experiences include logistics director for the SOCOM Military Training with Expeditions West and consulting with women backpackers and overlanders on trip and vehicle preparation. She is a Tread Lightly!® Trainer, Leave No Trace Master Trainer and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder with NOLS/WMI. Kristina is also an Instructor for B.O.W. (Becoming an Outdoors Woman) sponsored by the Arizona Wildlife Federation; and holds workshops for women emphasizing trip preparation, vehicle recovery and basic driving skills. Outdoor photography and exploring ancient cultures of the Southwest are how she spends her free time.

Jonathan Hanson
Master Trainer

Jonathan Hanson's expedition experience encompasses land- and sea-scapes from Baja, Mexico to the Beaufort Sea, from the Rift Valley to the Namib Desert, and modes of transportation from sea kayaks to sailboats to bicycles to Land Cruisers and Land Rovers. He has traveled among and worked with cultures as diverse as the Seri Indians and the Himba, the Inuit and the Maasai. Jonathan was educated in ecology and evolutionary biology, and has written a dozen books on subjects including natural history, sea kayaking, outdoor photography, and wildlife tracking. One, The Ragged Mountain Guide to Outdoor Sports, co-authored with his wife, Roseann, won the National Outdoor Book Award for instructional writing. Jonathan has taught wildlife tracking, natural history writing, 4WD techniques, and other subjects for many conservation and government organizations. He is an elected fellow of the Explorers Club, and a charter member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. For several years Jonathan ran his own sea kayak touring business, Sea Sonora, leading clients to the most remote paddling areas in Baja and Sonora, Mexico. His most recent venture, in addition to being the executive editor of Overland Journal magazine, is assisting his wife leading conservation safaris across the Rift Valley in Kenya.

Scott Brady
Owner, Executive Trainer

Scott is an expedition leader and professional racer, working on special vehicle projects for Jeep, Toyota and EarthRoamer, along with driving in technical off-road races; he is the only American to win the rugged Outback Challenge. Scott is a Tread Lightly Master Trainer and his trainer experience includes major 4wd training projects for the Arizona State Parks, Land Rover North America, Jeep, SOCOM Military Training, and consultation to over a dozen global expedition teams. His training emphasis is on driving and recovery skills, along with expedition logistics and leadership. Scott's academic background includes several higher-education management degrees and he worked for nearly seven years as a higher-education institute consultant, managing student information system implementations and integration projects. Scott also has a passion for photography and writing, and his articles can be found in Overland Journal, Interlink publications and 4wd Toyota Owner.

   
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