AT Team

“Le ATeam”

 

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   Mario Donovan

I grew up in rural California and East Africa. I have had the good fortune to travel many places in between on foot, motorcycle, 4×4, boat and aeroplane. In the process I have made friends all over the world and earned good campfire stories to tell.

As co-founder of AT I get to wear many hats. My predominant roles are as Sales Consultant to our varied clientele and Product Designer. Flexibility is a necessary trait to work at AT so on any given day I could be answering the phone, fabricating in the shop, shoveling snow or serving up burger off the grill at an open house.  It’s all good.

The most satisfying aspect of working at AT is working with our team to enable our clients to pursue their adventures. Whether we are performing a full kit build-out of an expeditionary vehicle, hooking up a freshly built trailer to a tow rig or simply sharing our wealth of knowledge, every day brings new challenges and rewards.

I love anything four-wheel drive, anything on two wheels and what they will enable me to do. They are the complementary tools to my love of remote travel, fishing, canoeing, sailing, hiking, camp cooking…. What is not to love?

I attended the Lycee Guebre Mariam in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Later in life obtained my BSBA from UOP.  Worked my way through all facets of the printing and publishing industry starting with a press apprenticeship and exiting the industry as VP of Manufacturing before co-founding AT in 2002. I have been a tinkering gearhead and product crash test dummy all my life and can think of no better vocation. I am a most fortunate man to have the unwavering support of my wife Anne without whom we would not have taken AT from a dream to reality. From business research to trail runs and educating people about products at shows, she has been our champion. For this I am forever thankful.

 

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   Martyn Davies

 

I grew up in Wales, and now live in Prescott Arizona with my wife Rosy and our daughter Mariah. We have all travelled and worked overseas spending extended periods of time in North Africa, Greece, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, New Zealand and Costa Rica.

As a business owner I do what ever job needs to be done at AT to keep things moving forward. My primary function  is production, coordinating trailer and vehicle builds, making sure ordered parts arrive in time, and coordinating with Clint on daily operations.

I’m not a very good employee, so being a business owner works much better for me 🙂  I love working at AT as the team is so capable at what they do. The builds we do are so varied that no two days are the same, and in between moments of seriousness we laugh and have fun.

I have always enjoyed traveling and learning about other cultures and beliefs. I’ve travelled by bus, train, plane, and vehicle and find them all interesting (well except the plane). Overlanding became a passion for me after my family moved to South Africa. The hard part was yet to come, introducing Overland to North America!  I worked as a Professional Ski Instructor for over 20 years at Lake Tahoe teaching skiing and snowboarding. The most rewarding experience was teaching adaptive snowsports to people with disabilities.

I trained as a geologist and fluids engineer and plied my trade in many of the hot spots around the world. After taking up skiing as my vocation I paid the bills as a carpenter, waiting tables, working as a Sous Chef, landscaping in a cemetery, and relying on my wife to have a “real job”. I can’t thank Rosy enough for standing beside me through this journey.

 

 

 

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   David Argust

I am originally from Tucson AZ, I was working at NAPA in Snowflake AZ when I met Shanna, my future wife and we now have Race, our 4 year old son and Ayla, our 2 month old daughter. We have been in Prescott for several years and plan to make this our permanent home.

I work on vehicle and trailer builds, fabrication, paint, assemble/install heating units (sometimes straight forward, sometimes custom). I am the lead fabricator and bring a variety of skills to the table.

I enjoy the diversity of work, the people we meet and the challenge of our customers unique requests. Meeting people from all around the world when they visit the shop is always fun too.

My interests are quite varied including coin collecting, rock hounding and wood turning. I also enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, fishing, exploring and scouting. Motor sport interests include riding quads or motorcycles and classic cars. And sometimes I just enjoy a good museum tour.

I have attended Auto school, I’m an accomplished welder, achieved the Eagle Scout Award, and was an assistant scout master. I also volunteered in the high school automotive class.

  

 

BO    Bo Rounsavall

I live in Prescott AZ with my husband, Clint who also works @ AT. We spent a number of years in CA when we decided to “take it down a notch”. Prescott seems to be home now for us and our dogs. Our daughter, son-in-law, grandson and granddaughter live nearby as well which makes it very homey indeed. Two of our dogs, Beanie and Kulio, are part of the AT crew and make great good will ambassadors.

I am in charge of Shipping, Receiving and Inventory. I also work part time at Overland Journal which is in the same complex. As I write this it doesn’t sound like a lot but somehow, it always manages to fill the day.

I like the family environment including the “extended family” of world travelers who pass through our doors on a regular basis. Each of them have a story to tell and if you really listen you can usually find a pearl of wisdom.

I have been an avid equestrian enthusiast for years although my one remaining horse currently lives in Snowflake AZ on 20 acres and has two playmates. As much as I miss Tink, I can’t bring myself to take her away from that but I do look forward to getting back into that world soon.

I have traveled with my husband and raised a daughter. I’ve learning about animals of various kinds and what makes them tick. Each species seems to have their own form of body language and I find it interesting to learn those variations. Then I became a grandmother and Race always has a perspective I had not considered. So life has mostly been “seat of the pants” but what a ride!

 

  Yakov  Yakov Tsugra

Born in Balkans but started traveling the world with my family at an early age but fell in love with living in the US the first time I came here. When I was a small child I always wanted to be a pirate but then once I grew up and realized they don’t use swords anymore and decided to change my strategy.

I have always loved wood working and cabinets are my most favorite things to build. I like working on vehicles but there’s just nothing like the smell of fresh varnish in the morning. I really enjoy all the cabinet builds and custom work that we provide for our customers. It can be a blast to help plan out the custom cabinets and all the other work we get to do here at Adventure Trailers.

My outdoor adventures include camping, hiking and fishing but my real passion is motorcycles.  Prescott offers some great off-road trails and I spend as much time as possible exploring them.

It all started with wood shop in school and since then I have worked on everything from cabinets to space shuttles but I always seem to be drawn back to the woodworking projects.