Stephen drove his first Land Rover Defender at the age of 21 while in the US Army when he “Borrowed” a Ranger Special Operations Vehicle (RSOV) during a long field exercise. He may have lost a pound of flesh over the “incident” but the love affair was born. After the Army, Stephen moved on to various military contracting roles where he excelled as field engineer with a specialty in target systems and live fire ranges. While traveling the world in support or US and foreign military services Stephen continued to build Land Rover Series in his home based workshop. Fast forward 22 years -Stephen has mastered his Defender knowledge while incorporating the production methods learned from Lockheed Martin, Action Target, and various other military support organizations. This knowledge, experience and passion goes into every customer or restored Defender to leave Safari HP.
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If he isn’t seen driving around town in a Defender or a Series truck Craig can be found underneath one. His passion for these Land Rovers started in his youth when his Uncle would arrive from Melbourne at his childhood home in Perth to pay a visit after driving his 110 Defender the 1,700+ miles across Australia, it was all dirt roads back then. On arriving of course there was the requisite repairs to be conducted on the Defender before the rugged trip back. Starting at an early age that passion for Defenders has seen him travel across Africa in a Series III 88” with many stories to share, owning too many to keep count, and keeping them on the road in 4 continents. His commitment to the older Land Rovers and his dedication to keeping them on the road is unrivaled. Contact Craig today to discuss your dream Defender build.
Bryce has a love for everything automotive from Land Rovers to Ferraris and other Super Cars. He met Stephen while working at a Defense contracting firm as an Electrical Engineering Tech. At the age of 20 Bryce joined the Safari HP Team with nearly no experience but a willingness to learn and grow. After spending a considerable amount of time as an apprentice in the trenches Bryce found his calling by transferring into the production management side of Safari HP where his knowledge gained on the shop floor enables him to work with our current and future customers as the connection to the build.
Jessica has been in the automotive production trade for over 15 years and has had a love for all things automotive since she was a child. With an impressive resume, vast experience in automotive management and the last name of England she seemed a perfect fit to round out the Safari HP Team. Jessica not only manages the daily activities in the back office and works closely with our vendors and customers to ensure on time delivery.