Business Development Manager
What brand(s) do you work for? Camping World, Good Sam What first attracted you to this company? The idea of making families’ dreams come true. I felt like the company sells more than just RVs. We help families make memories and spend time together in the outdoors with one another in the most affordable way. What do you find fulfilling about working here? Where can I start? I wake up every morning so excited to come in and spend the day with my amazing co-workers. I am able not only to enjoy every minute of what I do, but I get to train, motivate, and share the experience of helping families create priceless memories with their loved ones.
The greatest fulfillment, however, is being able to utilize my education and incorporate it into my job. I feel God has opened so many doors, and, by far, I feel this is my calling. Before starting school I had no idea I would be using my skills right away. That’s an opportunity only some get to experience.
For many, the highest form of value is money. And while money is important to me, it's not the highest form of value: If I was given a million dollars today but had to die tomorrow, what would I say? Time is more valuable than money. If I made a million dollars a day but I had to be sick for the rest of my life, what would I say? Health is more than money. If I was given one million dollars a day but a loved one had to die, what would I say? Relationships are more than money. For me, finances are not the highest form of compensation, fulfillment is. If you can get fulfilled on the inside, it becomes easy to get money on the outside because you are chasing a greater purpose.
Here at Camping World, I have found my purpose, I have found my calling, and I am excited to pass this on to every person I come across. With effort, hard work, and dedication, I get to provide my family with a comfortable life, get great medical insurance, a retirement plan, and all while doing all the things I love.
What are some of your biggest motivators at work? The excitement of the families that I am able to assist, the support I get from my peers and management team, and knowing I am able to help and uplift everyone around me to be as excited as I am to be at work. From the service and detail staff, all the way to our corporate sectors, I feel I make a difference by giving it my all every single day. I feel acknowledged, appreciated, and supported. What makes Camping World & Good Sam unique or different from others’ you have worked for? Camping World and Good Sam are an amazing pairing. It separates us from other RV dealerships as far as being a one-stop shop for all of your RV and Camping needs. Good Sam is exclusive to Camping World, giving us competitive advantages in terms of assisting our customers with the best prices on insurance and protection rates available. What compels you to stay? Coming in to work every day feels like home. Seeing families walk out crying with joy, cheering from excitement, and then sharing their journey with me is the greatest feeling. The ability to grow within the company is endless. Sky's the limit! Marcus Lemonis is unbelievably caring and active in this company nationwide. Knowing we have a CEO that actually cares is the greatest piece of mind and I feel confident that so long as I keep giving it my all I am well taken care of and in turn, I can take care of my loved ones at home well as well. What is a fun fact about yourself? I am a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo. As a kid, I was always very sporty and did kickboxing for a bit. At the age of 30, I started as a white belt with my son, and just two years ago (age 35), with lots of hard work and determination not to give up, I earned my black belt. I feel that I've learned so much from this experience and gained the discipline, courage, and confidence needed to accomplish any goal I set for myself.