National Retail Director
What brand(s) do you work for? Check all that apply. Camping World What other teams do you work with the most? I have the opportunity to work with the field leadership teams, as well as the merchandising and corporate support teams, on a daily basis. My role allows me to engage with team members across our company nationwide from our dealership sales team, retail teams, and service teams as well as the corporate support teams for these departments. What is your favorite thing about your job and why?My favorite thing is our people! I love working alongside amazing team members and engaging with our customers. I get up each morning excited because I have the opportunity to work with some amazing people! I've been fortunate to learn and grow so much over the years, and I enjoy continuing to learn as well as passing along what I've learned to others. This company is like a family, we share in the wins and we lean on each other during tough times. I've enjoyed seeing people I work with grow from hourly associates to General Managers and even Market Managers in their professional careers. I've also enjoyed seeing them get married, have children, build new homes, and the list goes on and on. My favorite part is definitely the people!What is the most rewarding project you have worked on here and why?There are so many but most recently it would be the flood relief efforts we were part of across the state of Kentucky. I was able to be on the ground and see the impact our company's efforts had as we unloaded truckloads of supplies for people who had lost everything. We laughed, we cried, and it was a blessing to be part of helping so many people during a time of need. The team effort displayed by everyone from our CEO to the team members in the DC loading these trucks was something I'll never forget.What charity/cause/activity is most important to you and why?I have supported many different charities over the years. I've been part of supporting Camp Rainbow, a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses, for several years. I'm also currently working with Recovery Refuge, an organization focused on helping those struggling with addiction. These are both near and dear to my heart due to seeing firsthand the difference these organizations make in a person's life.What advice would you give to someone applying for a job at Camping World?My advice would be don't be scared to jump in and try something new! I didn't have any experience in the RV industry when I started. There are so many transferrable skills from other industries that fit with our company. If you're not afraid to work hard and you're open to learning, then you can have a great career here. I've witnessed carpenters come on board as service technicians and become wildly successful. I've seen cashiers join our team and become product specialists making an income they've only dreamed of! Our company is growing and that's a rare place to be right now, so jump in and I think you'll be surprised where you can be in a short period of time!If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?If I could have an unlimited supply of one thing it would have to be ice cream!! I LOVE ice cream and if it has chocolate mixed in that's even better!!!