EarthCruiser Crew Member Tim

Getting to Know EarthCruiser Crew Member Tim

Meet Tim Funke

How long have you worked at EC?

2 Months


What do you like about working at EC? (Company and vehicles)

Talented and positive Crew

Knowledge and humble leadership

Most amazing vehicle I’ve ever seen


What experience do you bring to EC?

17 yrs. master automotive mechanic

Strong knowledge, understanding, and passion for overlanding.


What are your hopes for the industry?

The adventure travel becomes a staple in every person’s life or permanent lifestyle, paved roads are a waste of taxpayers money.


What do you hope to accomplish at EC?

To continue to produce the best overland vehicle in the world. Grow with the company and make it the best adventure business in the world!


Personal Questions:

Where were you born and raised?

Eden, NY


What is your dream vehicle?

My Land Cruiser (when it’s complete for off-grid)


What activities do you do in your spare time?

Exploring the forest and mountains.


What is your dream travel location?

Banff, AB to Deadhorse, AK


What is your spirit animal?



If you had a superpower what would it be?

To Fly


What would you buy if you won the lottery?

My parent’s retirement


What was the last book you read?

Into The Wild


If you could only eat and drink 1 item for the rest of your life what would it be?

Pizza and pizza


If you could switch lives with a cartoon character who would it be?

Yogi Bear


What scares you the most?



What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

Hiked 16 hours over 5 Adirondack High Peaks for New Year’s 2009. Then slept 16 hours in a sub-freezing temperature later to achieve ADK 46er status.


EarthCruiser Crew Member Tim