Meet the ARVC Staff

We are a small group of dedicated individuals committed to the success of our members—owners of private RV parks and campgrounds in the United States and Canada. If you need us, please call 303-681-0401 or Contact Us Online

  • Paul Bambei, President/CEO

    Paul Bambei

    President/CEO

    Paul Bambei, President/CEO

    Paul Bambei

    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.

  • David Basler, Vice President, Membership and Marketing

    David Basler

    Vice President, Membership and Marketing

    David Basler, Vice President, Membership and Marketing

    David Basler

    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 Girish, Accounting Assistant

    Suma Girish

    Accounting Assistant

    Suma Girish, Accounting Assistant

    Suma Girish

    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.

  • Jaqueline Gloria, Senior Manager of Membership

    Jaqueline Gloria

    Senior Manager, Membership

    Jaqueline Gloria, Senior Manager of Membership

    Jaqueline Gloria

    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.  

  • Krystine Harris, Senior Director of Finance

    Krystine Harris

    Senior Director of Finance

    Krystine Harris, Senior Director of Finance

    Krystine Harris

    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.

  • Gary Headrick, Sr. Manager of Business Development

    Gary Headrick

    Sr. Manager of Business Development

    Gary Headrick, Sr. Manager of Business Development

    Gary Headrick

    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!

  • Austin Potter

    Austin Potter

    Instructional Designer, Education and Events

    Austin Potter

    Austin Potter

    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.

  • Matt Pucak, Manager Content Development

    Matt Pucak

    Manager, Content Development

    Matt Pucak, Manager Content Development

    Matt Pucak

    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).

  • Heather Rubenaker, Member Relations Coordinator

    Heather Rubenaker

    Member Relations Coordinator

    Heather Rubenaker, Member Relations Coordinator

    Heather Rubenaker

    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

    Sr. Director of State Relations and Program Advocacy

    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.