Matthew James Urland
Dealership General Manager
What other teams do you work with the most? I work with all the teams! There isn't anything I won't do. I feel that being in the trench or daily grind with the crew is where I belong! I love to be apart of every department and project. I learn from my team. What brand(s) do you work for? Camping World What is your favorite thing about your job and why? Creating smiles! Doesn't matter if its the Customer, employee, family, or the most special Make A Wish kids we grant wishes for. Smiles change everything. I love the challenge of the person who wont wear one. They become my focus. You cant fake a smile. What is the most rewarding project you have work on here and why? Changing the Culture. Caring about employees and taking care of the staff transcends to the customer experience. We all share the same feeling about leaving everything better than how we found it on every level. Creates Great Pride. We have also been able to grant 37 wishes for Make a Wish foundation last year. We are doing 9 this month! This is these kids only way to travel as a family. All these things have raised Golden store to record heights. What charity/cause/activity is most important to you and why? Make A Wish, hands down. Sometimes the story's are heart breaking for sure. I'm a father of three. I cant wrap my mind around the struggle of these little warriors and their parents. The Joy, the smile, the tears, and everything our staff has been through with this... Everyone on the staff donates time, parts, hitch work, or anything we can as a team to make the Wish Granting the most amazing experience for the Child and the family. I also took initiative on a school food program for low income kids and their families in my local area, before plating change. Marcus put his program in motion and it put my efforts on steroids! I know that my heart and intentions align with his and of this great organization. What advice would you give to someone applying to a job at Camping World? Be prepared for life changing experience. This isn't a Job, its a way of life. Its not only a way to work, its a way to life. Be a student, teacher, and Stuart of the business and people. Learning never stops! Fear is a Liar!