The brain child behind Expedition Overland, Clay Croft is an accomplished cinematographer and business owner. Clay is looking to combine his craft and his passion for all things overlanding and adventure. He is a mountaineer, photojournalist, father, husband, avid adventurer, and search and rescue member. Clay will lead the team into the unknown this season on Expedition Overland.
A family man who sits behind the desk, Scott is an experienced outdoorsman looking to renew his passion for photography and cinematography. Being a father of three, Scott looks to lead from a place of boldness in his family. Expedition Overland is his way forward. As an extremely smart guy, and an even keel, Scott will be the constant for our adventures.
Wife to Scott, she is ready for her own adventure. The past years have been spent raising and schooling their three kids along with helping many in need. She is the most inexperienced of the crew, but nonetheless, ready to dive in, learn all she can, and have the adventure of a lifetime.
Rachelle, wife to Clay, has recently rediscovered her love of adventure. She competed and drove last year in the Rallye Aiche des Gazelles in Morocco and started a racing company, X Elles Racing. She works with Clay on Expedition Overland as well as raising their three boys. She wants to show moms of all ages that you can still have your identity and dreams while raising your kids.
Jeff is a fighter and a survivor. After three hard years of “life stuff”, he is ready to head in a new direction. After being brutally drug on his bike under a truck by a drunk driver, Jeff was left with a serious set of injuries. He has had to overcome a lot of physical pain and recovery. A hard worker, Jeff will be a pivotal element to Expedition Overland. His abilities to fix and repair mechanical and operational items as well as his outlook on life make him a highly valuable member of the team.
An overlander in every sense of the word. Ryan loves to travel the world and has spent a lot of time abroad. Whether serving his country in Iraq, running an orphanage in Kenya, or traveling the US on his BMW F800 GS, Ryan packs an impressive resume. “Erickson” tackles his challenges with common sense and a cowboy attitude. In addition to this, he has an impeccable ability to find trouble.
From the time Ty was young, the call of the wild beckoned him. He grew up in the small town of Salmon, Idaho where his family was not only zealous about creating opportunity for him, but also living out adventure for themselves. Ty is a husband and father of two. While being a avid hunter, overlanding fills his passion of finding new areas to explore as he seeks new hunting grounds.
Zac has always been drawn to the water. Growing up with a fly vise in his room and sneaking all of his dad’s good fly tying material left a lasting impression on him. He has spent much of his life on the waters of Montana as a guide. He enjoys the roll of husband and father of two outgoing daughters. Overlanding is a means for him to explore familiar and unfamiliar environments with like minded individuals with a emphases on fun and water.
Growing up in a close family in La Veta, Colorado, Toby certainly wasn’t lacking for men to look up to. His dad, and the example he set, contributed to the foundations of Toby’s wild heart. Everyone travels for different reasons and Toby finds his desires when embracing new people and cultures as we travel through areas off the beaten path.