Who We Are
To protect the beauty & exploration of public lands
We are a group of enthusiasts passionate about the freedom of overland travel and the majesty of our public lands.
Meet the team behind the Overland Expo Foundation – they are a group of seasoned professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences, coming together with common values and goals to advance the overland community.
Staff, Board of Directors & Officers
Originally from Southern California, Alison has been a traveler all her years, a motorcyclist for half, and combining the two passions changed her life. In 2009, she bought a KLR650 and started exploring the Southwest. That led to a summer-long trip to Alaska the following year and then a 6-month, solo journey through Mexico, Central, and South America the year after. She shared her adventures through stories and photographs in two books, How Far is North? and Chaos in Harmony.
In 2013, Alison started working remotely for Overland Expo, and—vowing not to return to the congestion and chaos in LA—found herself a more tranquillo lifestyle in Panama and Colombia for a few years. When she returned to the U.S., she set out on a Triumph Tiger 800xc to find a long-term parking place for her and her motorcycle. It was a chance encounter at an Overland Expo event that led her to settle down across the country in New England, where she explores locally with her husband and introduces adventure to their son.
After eight years of producing Overland Expo events, Alison excitedly accepted the opportunity to lead the newly founded Overland Expo Foundation into the future, strategically build on the organization’s mission, and work alongside individuals that make a difference in our community.
Join the Team
Become a volunteer board member and contribute your ideas to help us grow our non-profit organization. The Overland Expo Foundation is looking to expand the Board of Directors. If you are an active contributor within or run a business that serves the overland community, consider applying. Find out more here.
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