The Team

Ellis – Tater Team

Ellis

Ellis is one of the “original” Tater Team members and has been a huge part of the Big Idaho® Potato Tour for four of the five years the Big Idaho Potato Truck has been on the road. He embarked on the first cross-country journey and hasn’t been able to stay away since. When he isn’t traveling with the potato he is typically taking his own international and independent trips. During these trips, he produces written and video content for his travel site. This Idaho native’s other hobbies include rock climbing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, all things outdoors, and traveling around the world with his backpack, fun-loving charm, and dreams.

Adam – Tater Team

Adam

Adam is back for his second Big Idaho® Potato Tour. He had so much fun bringing his amazing personal training skills and his big smile to the Tater Team last year that he decided to come back for another amazing Tour. He was raised in Idaho and loves the outdoors. You wouldn’t be surprised to find him scaling a rock-climbing wall, mountain biking down a ravine, or bungee jumping in Colombia. Adam’s background comes from the exercise science and fitness industry and he loves to challenge himself in many different fitness domains. Don’t be surprised if he challenges you to a potato-planking contest!

Larry – Tater Team/Driver

Larry

Larry is on his third cross-country Tour with the Big Idaho® Potato Tour! He brings a masterful skill at hauling the 6-Ton potato that is only matched by his larger-than-life personality. He enjoys being a part of the Tater Team and seeing the country from behind the wheel and at every stop along the way. Larry is an Idaho native who enjoys writing books, hanging out with his family, and aspires to build his own sustainable home soon. You will never see him without a smile and he loves nothing better than seeing smiling faces back. So, be sure to send a friendly honk and wave at him when he passes by!

Their Mission

In addition to spreading the good word about Idaho® Potatoes, Ellis, Adam, and Larry (a.k.a. The Spud Studs) are on the road to support our tour team.

 

Tour-beneficiary

The Big Idaho Potato Truck Tour has always had a charitable component to it.  When the truck was still just an idea, albeit a big idea, the leadership at the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) wanted to make sure the Truck made an impact on the people who lived in the markets it visited.  In the last four years, the Truck has had two fantastic national charity partners who helped promote the Truck on both national and local levels and among their membership.  This year, the Truck’s mission, “A Big Helping” is much more meaningful and personal.  During its 4-month tour, the Truck will identify charities in many of the markets it visits and offer “A Big Helping” based on the organization’s specific needs.  The IPC will work with the selected charity to create an event to help raise awareness, funds, food or all three for the non-profit.

Be sure to follow the Truck on its social media channels to see how the Truck is serving up “A Big Helping” across the country.

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Valued Partners

A huge thanks to Chris and Sharolyn at Schofield Design for their masterful work in creating our super spud. Thank you to Kenworth Sales Company/PacLease for providing the “go” and Western Trailers the “tow” for our traveling show. With extra special lighting provided by ECCOFoerstel imagined this was possible, then brought the design to life, and EvansHardy + Young helped us find our way. Sponsors-1
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