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Event Staff

These are the people that help plan and conduct this event every year. This event would not be possible without the dedication of these people! If you have ideas for the event please contact one of these individuals. While at the event any of these individuals should be able to help address any questions or concerns you might have. These people will be easy to spot at the event as they will be wearing a maroon staff shirt with the NSO logo.

Randy Putt

Area of Responsibility: Event Coordinator

I started Natural State Overland in 2017 to promote Tread Lightly principles, the beautiful Ozark and Ouachita National Forests of Arkansas and to host an Overland Rally/Expo event for the Central US called Rendezvous in the Ozarks. I drive a 2013 Jeep JKUR with the AEV 350 package, AEV snorkel, 35" BFG KM2s, a Ursa Minor J30 camper top. I try to get it out for 3-4 day trips through the Ozarks at least once a month.

Email: backcountry4x4@gmail.com

Brad Brazell

VP of Vendor Relations

Brad is a native Arkansan currently lives in Oxford Mississippi. He enjoys off-road activities of all kinds. As a member of the Natural State Overland team, he is passionate about all aspects of outdoor travel. If he is not upgrading his overland rig then he is planning a trip with friends, dabeling in video and photography or experimenting with new dutch oven cooking recipes to share with the group on the next adventure.

Tod Dudley

VP of Trails & Transportation

Tod Dudley is an avid trail rider that discovered his love of off-roading almost by accident.  The purchase of his triple locked 80 series 10 years ago led him to test its legendary capabilities and in turn his love for Overlanding was born.  He’s a 20 year veteran of the Little Rock Fire Department when he’s not in the woods and also enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.

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