About 4WD School
I’m Dave Logan, an avid outdoor enthusiast.
Throughout my life and career I’ve been blessed to see and experience some very cool places. I moved to south Florida as a teenager and began snorkeling and SCUBA diving. I collected my own tropical fish and maintained my own saltwater aquarium at home. I was certified as a SCUBA diver at age 13 and started college in Key West, FL at 16. I majored in Marine Biology and spent a lot of time underwater. After college I became a diver at Marineland of Florida spending everyday underwater in the dolphin and shark exhibits.
A few years later I received a degree in Marine Biology from Auburn University and started working for the National Marine Fisheries Service at a Fisheries Biologist. This meant that I spent years at sea on fishing vessels. I would typically fly out of San Diego and wait in Panama for my next assigned fishing boat. Once aboard we’d be out fishing in the western Pacific for 4 to 5 months.
While at Auburn University I had few opportunities to SCUBA dive so a friend introduced me to whitewater canoeing and kayaking. Spring breaks were spent in the mountains paddling rivers and streams in the Southeast. Eventually I had the opportunity to kayak the length of the Grand Canyon over a 13 day trip and also paddled the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Great experiences and lifetime memories.
Over time and a few surgeries my kayaking tapered off and I bought a Jeep Wrangler. I began exploring the Southeast with occasional trips to Colorado and Utah. I became a local 4WD Club member and signed on as a Jeep Jamboree trail guide. I learned as I traveled since there were a number of people to share their wisdom with me.
In 2007, after my last 3 employers went bankrupt, I decided to get certified as an International 4WD Trainer and to open the 4WD School. When not instructing, I still travel to new places and use my Jeep to explore the backcountry.
As the owner of the 4WD School, I’ve been able to train members of our military branches. And, to train oil field employees in the Middle East. At times, I have trained federal employees with the agencies that manage our public trails. But, most of all, I train regular people like you. People that love to go out and see new places with their 4WD trucks or SUVs.
Today’s 4WD vehicles are amazing, but they still require you to operate them and make good decisions.