What Makes a Great
First, our instructors must be expert drivers in a variety of terrain and with an understanding of the mechanics involved with different types of 4-wheel-drive vehicles. Rocks, mud, sand, and snow each offer their different challenges and our instructors have extensive experience in all of them and in a vast range of 4x4’s.
Second, our instructors must be experts at instructing. There are plenty of gifted and experienced four-wheelers out there, but being able to communicate those abilities effectively is a whole different skill set. Our instructors represent the select few who demonstrate the ability to provide a client with a course that is relevant to his or her level and skill.
Last but not least, a great 4-wheel-drive instructor not only has nerves of steel, but never forgets that this is FUN!
Founder, Owner, and head guide, Nena Barlow, is a 4x4 trainer certified by International 4wd Trainer Association. Barlow instructors endure (enjoy?) years of training before leading classes, and come from extensive backgrounds in various outdoor sports, emergency services, and education. This is not a weekend job--this is what we DO!