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David Soza has been an overland traveler and vehicle builder for 48 years. He is a mechanical engineer who has combined his academic and professional experience with extensive hands-on learning to further both his personal endeavors, and the overlanding industry. 


David was first recognized as one of the contestants in the very first 4 Wheeler Magazine, Top Truck Challenge, where he won their “Best Engineered Vehicle” award.  More recently, David was a cofounder and CEO of Tern Overland, now retired, and the creative mind behind the shell engineering and design of the Aterra Camper. 


David’s interests include writing, backpacking, overlanding, and everything outdoors.

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