John “Tank” Tankersley started playing paintball in 1990 and started his first field in 1992, later known as Tanks Paintball Parks. In 2001 Tank, his wife Kellie and a partner opened Big Man Paintball. BMP opened as a Texas based distributor of paintballs, apparel, markers, goggles and anything needed to operate a field or proshop. BMP grew and merged with ZAP Paintball, later becoming Archon Paintball until a merger with Procaps.
Tank and his family decided to again operate a paintball field building to what today is known as Big Man Adventures offering paintball, airsoft, axe throwing, zombie hunts, nerf and a mobile paintball shooting booth. After over 28 years in the industry, Tank says he is having more fun than work with his business and feels not many people can say that. Paintball keeps him young and he enjoys the guests that come to Big Man Adventures.