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Currently, President & CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds based in Denver, Colorado, where he’s served since December, 2010. From 2006-2010, served as COO and founding partner of Jookt, LLC, the first multimedia programming network dedicated to the coverage of high school sports. Previously, served as a senior telecommunications professional with over 25 years of experience in the fields of cable television management and satellite operations.
Vice President, Membership and Marketing
David joined ARVC in March of 2018. He started his career as a journalist, but his entrepreneurial spirit drove him to start his own publishing company and marketing firm in 2002, which he owned and operated until 2008. He is a proud native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate of Kent State University. He and his family enjoy the year-round outdoor lifestyle of Colorado—hiking, biking and camping in the spring, summer and fall and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. An avid traveler, he has been to 48 U.S. States, all but two Canadian provinces and multiple countries on four continents.
Suma joined ARVC in March 2018. She has lived in India and various parts of the US and moved to Colorado in 2014. She has worked in finance for the past several years, most recently being with the City of Denver. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places.
Senior Manager, Membership
Jaqueline (Jaq) hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has experience in a diverse array of industries, but it’s her enthusiasm for the great outdoors and broad experience in outdoor hospitality that brought her to ARVC in August of 2019. She’s lived in some beautiful places – Ocean Beach, CA and Red River, NM to name a few, but they just didn’t hold a candle to her beloved Texas. She now calls Austin home, sweet home.
Senior Director of Finance
Krystine joined ARVC in October of 2018. She is a native of California and life-long camper. She has enjoyed hiking Half Dome in Yosemite, Red Rock Canyon in Nevada and trails throughout Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks. She earned her MBA from American Public University and brings experience from diverse industries such as public accounting, manufacturing and government contracting. An avid traveler, she has been to more than 30 U.S. States and 14 European countries. Krystine is a voracious reader of multiple genres and enjoys spending time with her daughter and two dogs.
Sr. Manager of Business Development
Gary joined ARVC in September 2018 after two successful years as the sales manager for RVShare. He lives with his wife and son in the Akron/Canton, Ohio area. When he’s not working, he enjoys camping, kayaking and sports. Keep an eye out, because he may show up at your park as he travels across the country representing ARVC!
Sr. Director of Education and Events
Susan is the newest member of the ARVC team. Her career in association management includes managing large events and creating educational programming for funeral directors, nurses, and physicians. Susan loves to travel andis an avid sports fan, combining those twin passions with eight trips abroad to followthe Tour de France. A native of Virginia, Susan and her husband Andrew live in Richmond, VA, with their pug, Holly. For fun, they enjoy camping, especially if they can take their bicycles along with them to explore new and favorite destinations.
Instructional Designer, Education and Events
Austin joined the ARVC staff in January of 2021. He began his career as a high school history teacher in Dallas, Texas for five years before he switched careers to instructional design. He was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and went to college at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Austin loves the outdoors and goes hiking whenever he gets a chance.
Manager, Content Development
Matt joined the ARVC staff in April of 2019. He began his career in a variety of roles in journalism and media relations before spending eight years planning events and managing social media for an NCAA Division I conference. Born and raised in Carbondale, Colo. and a proud graduate of Colorado State University, not even the beaches of San Diego could keep Matt away from his home state for long. He loves all things Colorado, especially the sunshine, mountains, sports and food (tacos and green chile, in particular).
Member Relations Coordinator
Heather joined the ARVC team in February 2020 but has been working alongside non-profit associations for the past nine years. While growing up, Heather spent a lot of time at a Jellystone park in Virginia, where her family camped most weekends. With her past experiences both professional and personally, this association (and the members!) hold a special place in Heather’s heart. Besides working closely with our members, Heather enjoys singing and was once a highly competitive horseback rider. She also enjoys spending time with her rambunctious three year old, husband and dog.
Jeff Sims, CPO, OHC
Sr. Director of State Relations and Program Advocacy
Jeff Sims, CPO, OHC
Jeff spent more than 30 years as an owner and operator of the Compton Ridge Campground in Branson, Missouri. His campground was always a member of ARVC, and he spent many years volunteering on the ARVC board and with the Missouri Campground Association, before joining the ARVC staff in January 2011. A graduate of the College of the Ozarks, he lives in Branson and enjoys spending his free time with his wife, kids and grand-kids.