The Accessory Dream Guide Issue 5
Two things stand out about Craig right away: he is a long-term, dedicat- ed and loyal Raven Truck Accessories staff member and he is a long- term, dedicated and serious gamer. His latest vehicle is a 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Sport, which he bought in June of 2017 and he’s been changing and adding to it ever since. This truck is where Craig’s work and play come together: his lengthy experience at Raven Truck has pro- vided him with the technical expertise to outfit his ride exactly how he planned it—as a World of Warcraft themed build.
Since he joined the Raven team 21 years ago, Craig’s done a lot of different jobs. He’s worked in Shipping/ Receiving, Returns, retail and wholesale Sales, Purchasing and, since 2015, Warehouse Management. His opinion of the Raven team is clear: “I like that work is never the same day twice! Vehicles are continually changing. Accessories are constantly changing. Hard for this to become boring. Ever. What I love is the people I work with! The Raven group has always taken care of the staff, especially when it comes to health, wellness and well-being!”
Craig explains his selection of make & model: “I gained an appreciation for the Toyota line up over the years and have liked the Tacoma more and more with each generation change. The 2016+ is the 3rd genera- tion Tacoma and when I first saw them I knew if I ever decided to buy a mid-size truck it would be the way to go. When I got a boat a couple of years ago, I decided that it was time. The other reason I went with this truck is to do a custom build in tribute to the video game I have played for many, many (many) years which is World of Warcraft (WoW).
If you think that building a truck around a video game theme is an extreme challenge, wait for it. For Craig, it isn’t simply the theme of World of Warcraft. Actually, it is considerably more specific than that: “I currently have no name for the truck as of yet so for the moment it is simply a Tacoma WRD, which of course stands for Warcraft Racing Development. Within the first couple of years after the release of World of Warcraft, the creators of the game, Blizzard Entertainment,
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