About Us

ALLEN BUTLER

Challenge yourself...

Allen Butler is the co-founder of AVR. His passion for AVR comes from being an outdoors-men and off-road vehicle enthusiast. Allen's goal for AVR is to review adventure based vehicles through a process with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. A vehicle may work great on day one, but day two can bring a whole other set of unforeseen challenges. Allen’s professional and personal life has taken him to some extreme areas of the world where he used vehicles as a lifeline. Allen has many years of experience as a professional performance driver. He has also served honorably as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps. His position in the Marines required him to live and operate inside of a HUMVEE; in some cases as long as 7 months. At home, Allen likes to keep the tires on his truck dirty, as he is constantly looking for new outdoor adventures.

DEVIN SCHMITT

Adventure Awaits...

Devin is the modern day pioneer adventurer and co-founder of AVR. He served honorably in the Marine Corps as a heavy machine gunner and has traveled to many exotic places. Throughout his life, Devin became more involved in extreme adventurous activities such as mountaineering, canyoneering, scuba diving, and paragliding. In addition to Devin's adventurous skill set, he also has over eight years of experience in performance vehicles. Devin is on a quest for the ideal adventure based vehicle with superior performance. The life experience and intellect which Devin possesses gives AVR a unique edge in testing adventure based vehicles practical application.

MIKE DI GRANDI

Never Accept Mediocracy...

Mike is the definition of a Renaissance man. Filled with many passions, Michael splits his time between making epic musical scores and finding the next spot to start an adventure in the sky. Paragliding and Paramotoring are truly where his heart is most content. Michael is also a United States Marine Corps Veteran. After his honorable discharge in 2006, he entered into the automotive sales industry. With his 6 years as a finance manager, Michael has developed a wealth of knowledge and has become AVR's in-house expert on how to buy a vehicle. Michael and his family live in Michigan. If you would like to hear more of his music it can be found  on my Sound Cloud.

TIM DUNLAP

Pushing Limitations...

Tim has spent a lifetime outside. As a child, Tim grew up as a scout; as an adult, Tim took to exploring the world.  Adventure is something that has always called out to Tim in all of its forms. From bikes, to boards, from cars, to trucks, Tim believes adventure can be had anywhere. Tim is always on the lookout for the next challenging adventure. Tim is an avid endurance runner, climber, hiker, biker, mountaineer, canyoneer, surfer, hunter and scuba diver. Tim has spent over 10 years in performance driving, both on and off road. When Tim and Devin met over 8 years ago, it only added fuel to Tim’s fire. Together they began filming their adventures and learning what works through trial and error. Tim’s outdoor experience and professionalism extend to AVR to showcase the bond between man and machine.