Meet The Team

Welcome to Four Wheel Trends, your ultimate destination for all things automotive. Our platform is designed and curated by a team of passionate experts who share over 54 years of collective experience in the automotive world.

We cater to car, truck, Jeep, and SUV enthusiasts, providing valuable resources, expert advice, and the latest trends to help you make informed decisions and enhance your automotive journey.

Our mission is to guide, inspire, and fuel your passion for all things on four wheels. Whether you’re an off-road adventurer or a casual car lover, Four Wheel Trends is here to help you explore the exciting world of automobiles.

Join our growing community and let’s embark on this journey together!


Four Wheel Trends boasts a talented team of multiple authors who contribute their diverse knowledge and expertise to our growing platform. While Kern is the primary voice of the publication, our team of contributing writers and our Content Editor and SEO Specialists are key members of the Four Wheel Trends family.

Our Founder – Kern Campbell


Meet Kern Campbell, the passionate founder and driving force behind Four Wheel Trends. With a lifelong love for automobiles, Kern has dedicated himself to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with fellow car, truck, Jeep, and SUV enthusiasts around the world.

Kern’s journey into the world of vehicles began at the tender age of 5 when he fell in love with his grandfather’s Jeep Grand Wagoneer. This childhood infatuation transformed into a full-fledged obsession in 1995 during high school when he acquired his first Jeep Wrangler YJ Sahara. The exhilaration and sense of freedom it brought left an indelible mark on Kern’s heart, setting the stage for his future endeavors.

Over the years, Kern has owned and reconditioned an impressive collection of vehicles, including 8 Jeep Grand Wagoneers, 2 Jeep YJs, 2 Jeep LJs, a Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner, 2 Sequoias, Lexus GX, GMC Yukon, Chevy Suburban, and more. His experience and expertise have earned him recognition in numerous publications and even a feature on Wikipedia, discussing the value of classic Grand Wagoneers.

Kern Campbell | Publisher at Four Wheel Trends
Kern with his first Wagoneer back in 2016

In 2016, Kern decided to channel his passion for automobiles into creating a platform that would bring together like-minded enthusiasts. What started as a blog about restoring old Jeeps,, soon evolved into Four Wheel Trends, a comprehensive resource for automotive knowledge covering cars, trucks, SUVs, and Jeeps. Today, Kern serves as the primary voice of the publication, sharing his insights, experiences, and advice with millions of readers worldwide.

Kern’s unwavering commitment to providing valuable information and promoting automotive enthusiasm has made Four Wheel Trends what it is today – a trusted source for automotive guidance, opinions, and inspiration. Through his leadership, Kern aims to cultivate a thriving community of enthusiasts, empowering them to make the most of their automotive journeys and create lasting memories behind the wheel.

Justin Stephenson – Content Editor and SEO Specialist


Justin Stephenson, the exceptional editor and publisher at Four Wheel Trends, is an invaluable asset to the team. With his wealth of experience and dedication to quality, Justin has elevated the blog’s content to new heights, making it a go-to source for automotive enthusiasts.

Before joining the Four Wheel Trends family, Justin worked as a freelance writer and editor. In this role, he crafted engaging landing pages and pillar posts for various websites, blogs, and online stores.

His editorial skills were put to use by editing articles, adding images and links, optimizing SEO, and ensuring grammatical correctness, among other tasks. He wrote articles for online publications in various fields, demonstrating his adaptability and ability to self-manage. Justin’s excellent work ethic allowed him to juggle multiple clients, conduct independent research, and meet numerous deadlines.

As a freelancer, Justin honed his ability to manage client styles, deadlines, and priorities, which has made him an indispensable asset to the team. Prior to his freelance career, Justin spent over eight years at Gleim Publications, Inc., a company specializing in publishing accounting and aviation test prep materials. His tenure at Gleim saw him hold multiple positions in the Content department, from Word Processor to Editor, and eventually supervising the department for the last four years of his time there.

Justin Stephenson - Content Editor and SEO Specialist

As a Word Processor, he edited XML and HTML code using proprietary editing software, assembled PDFs for print, and developed an initial training program for new employees. As an Editor, he proofed a variety of content, provided feedback to proofreaders, ensured adherence to house style, and translated technical jargon into accessible, customer-friendly material.

As Content Supervisor, he managed a team of over 25 professionals, including word processors, proofreaders, editors, and research assistants. His leadership and coordination skills were instrumental in the production and release of over 100 textbooks and other online media per year.
Justin’s rich background also includes a year spent as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher with Hess International Education Organization. This experience broadened his communication skills, enabling him to connect with diverse audiences – a quality that has undoubtedly contributed to his success as an editor and publisher.

At Four Wheel Trends, Justin’s vast experience, commitment to quality, and unmatched work ethic make him an indispensable member of the team. His keen eye for detail, understanding of automotive trends, and ability to engage readers have greatly contributed to the blog’s success, making it a favorite destination for automotive enthusiasts everywhere.

Sean Cooper – Automotive Journalist


Meet Sean Cooper, a full-time automotive writer, and journalist with over 15 years of experience in the retail auto industry. Sean is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and expertise with his audience, providing quality advice on everything related to vehicles, buying processes, financing, and trading in cars.

Starting as a trainee sales executive in 2003, Sean worked his way up to becoming a general manager for one of the biggest dealer groups in Europe by 2011. Throughout his career, he has bought and sold thousands of cars, trucks, and SUVs, dealing with every possible question, problem, and objection a buyer can have.

Frustrated with the lack of quality advice available online, Sean decided to take matters into his own hands and share his knowledge through writing. He stumbled into writing by accident, looking for ways to supplement his income, and began writing about various subjects for low rates. However, he quickly found a niche in writing blogs for American car dealerships and has specialized exclusively in the auto industry ever since.

Sean Cooper Automotive Journalist Meet The Team

Sean has worked for clients in the UK and Europe but the majority of his clients over the last eight years have been in the USA. He is a member of the professional body, the Guild of Motoring Writers, and is known for providing some of the best advice on the web when it comes to buying and selling vehicles. With Sean’s wealth of experience and expertise, you can trust that his articles will be informative, interesting, and entertaining.

Bernardo Montes de Oca – Award Winning Journalist & Mechanical Engineer


Bernardo Montes de Oca is an award-winning journalist and mechanical engineer passionate about automobiles. He’s obsessed with how things work and loves learning new things every day.

Cars, trucks, and SUVs have been a part of his life since he was a kid, thanks to a great influence from his father. Bernardo has had over 30 cars, old and new, pristine and tattered, and is always looking for the next project. His first car was a 1969 Land Rover, and he was an active member of the brand’s local community for over a decade.

Before joining the Four Wheel Trends family in 2021, Bernardo worked as an engineer in the medical field, participated in award-winning journalistic investigations on climate change and water pollution, and helped grow a newsletter to more than 200,000 subscribers (from scratch!)

As a writer, Bernardo believes in fulfilling deadlines, delivering high-quality products, and learning from his mistakes. Accountability and passion are both pillars of his work. He’s also hearing impaired after losing most of his hearing in an accident. So, he’s a big proponent of following one’s passion and enjoying every bit of life.

Bernardo Montes de Oca, Award Winning Journalist

Will Turner – 4×4 Enthusiast and Detail-Oriented Contributor


Will Turner is a devoted 4×4 enthusiast with an uncanny ability to uncover the unique features and intricate details of each model he encounters. His passion for off-roading and keen eye for detail make him an invaluable contributor to the Four Wheel Trends team, where he has been sharing his expertise and insights since early 2021.

From a young age, Will was captivated by the versatility, power, and ruggedness of 4×4 vehicles, spending countless hours researching different makes and models, and eventually, taking them out on the trails to put their capabilities to the test. Over the years, his enthusiasm for off-roading has only grown, and he has become an expert in the field, with a wealth of knowledge on various 4×4 systems, components, and modifications.

As a writer for Four Wheel Trends, Will combines his passion for 4x4s with his talent for writing, crafting informative and engaging articles that showcase his deep understanding of the off-road world. Whether he’s reviewing the latest 4×4 release, sharing tips on off-road driving, or diving into the nitty-gritty details of a specific model, Will’s articles reflect his dedication to providing readers with accurate and valuable information.

Author Will Turner Photo

Will’s expertise extends beyond the realm of off-roading, as he is also well-versed in general automotive knowledge, making him a versatile and knowledgeable contributor to the Four Wheel Trends team. His commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technological advancements ensures that his articles are always relevant and informative.

Since joining the Four Wheel Trends team, Will Turner has become an essential part of the community, offering his unique perspective, in-depth knowledge, and enthusiasm for 4x4s to the benefit of our readers. As he continues to explore the world of off-roading and share his discoveries, Will remains dedicated to helping fellow automotive enthusiasts make the most of their four-wheel-drive experiences.

John Nelson – Outdoor Enthusiast and Four-Wheel-Drive Aficionado


John Nelson is a passionate outdoor enthusiast, off-road adventurer, and skilled writer who has been sharing his love for four-wheel-drive vehicles and the great outdoors with the readers of Four Wheel Trends. His captivating articles and engaging stories showcase his vast knowledge of off-roading, vehicle maintenance, and outdoor exploration, inspiring readers to embark on their own adventures.

When he’s not behind the wheel of his trusty SUV, John can be found exploring the great outdoors, camping in the most remote and picturesque locations. Most weekends during warmer weather, you’ll find him stringing a hammock from the back of his SUV to a tree, immersing himself in nature and enjoying the simple pleasures of life away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

John’s love for the outdoors began at a young age when he first discovered the thrill of off-roading and the sense of freedom it offers. This passion grew over time, leading him to explore countless trails, forests, and backroads throughout the country. His adventures have taught him the importance of vehicle preparedness, off-road driving techniques, and essential camping skills, which he enthusiastically shares with the Four Wheel Trends community.

John Nelson, Contributing writer

As a writer for Four Wheel Trends, John brings his unique perspective and firsthand experiences to every article, providing readers with valuable insights, practical advice, and inspiring stories of adventure. His engaging writing style and in-depth knowledge of off-roading and outdoor living make him a valuable contributor to the Four Wheel Trends team, helping to educate and inspire fellow automotive enthusiasts to venture beyond the paved roads and discover the joys of off-road exploration.

Whether he’s sharing his latest off-road adventure, reviewing a new SUV, or offering tips on vehicle maintenance and camping, John Nelson’s passion for the outdoors and four-wheel-drive vehicles shines through in every piece he contributes to Four Wheel Trends.

Additional Content Creators

Christian Guest

Christian is a contributor to Four Wheel Trends, where he writes about his experiences restoring his vintage 1980 International Scout II, 304 V8, 4×4.

Kristen Bentley

Contributor writing content related to her Jeep Wrangler and upgrades she has done to her vehicle along the way.

Lisa Carver

Lisa travels full-time with her husband and two dogs. She contributes travel, offroad and RV content to the site.


At Four Wheel Trends, we are committed to upholding a set of values that guide our work and define our company culture. These values are:

  1. Expertise: We are a team of passionate experts who share a deep knowledge and understanding of the automotive industry. We strive to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices to provide our audience with the most valuable and accurate information.
  2. Integrity: We believe in honesty, transparency, and accountability in all of our interactions. We always strive to do the right thing, even when it’s not the easiest or most popular choice.
  3. Collaboration: We believe that the best results come from working together as a team. We foster a collaborative and supportive environment where everyone’s ideas are heard and valued.
  4. Innovation: We are always looking for new and creative ways to enhance our content and services. We embrace change and are not afraid to take risks in pursuit of our goals.
  5. Passion: We are passionate about all things automotive and strive to share that passion with our audience. We believe that our enthusiasm and love for our work is contagious and helps to inspire and engage our community.

By upholding these values, we aim to create a company culture that is both supportive and challenging, and that encourages our team to grow and excel both personally and professionally.