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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. Owned and operated a consulting firm providing strategic guidance to a variety of satellite and terrestrial telecommunications providers. Served as Vice President of Operations for the Comcast Digital Media Center, providing compressed digital video signals via satellite to cable television operators across the United States. Served in a number of increasingly senior operating and marketing roles at Rifkin & Associates, Inc. and Time, Inc. between 1977 and 1999. Married 23 years to Candace Bambei and father of 3 children, Kurt, Alexandra and Jackson. Sports enthusiast, coach, Save Our Youth mentor and former Board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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.
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!
A native of Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Madeline worked in the recreation department for the city of Grandview, Missouri prior to joining ARVC in September 2017. With a passion for philanthropic endeavors, she is an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta and regularly volunteers in the community. She and her husband love to travel and experience new cultures.
Instrumental in developing Colorado State University’s Global Campus online education program, Paula brought her expertise to ARVC in July 2018. A lifelong learner, she is a graduate of Penn State and has two masters degrees—one in arts and literature and one in curriculum and instructional design. A native of Pennsylvania, she now calls Colorado home and loves the outdoors. You’ll often find her on weekends riding one of her nine motorcycles.
A talented designer and marketer, Rebecca joined ARVC in January 2018. She is a native of Georgia and a graduate of Piedmont College. She’s a member of the 50 State Club and loves to travel with her husband and two dogs. You’ll often find them hiking the mountains of southern Colorado, where her extended family lives.
Ken joined ARVC in June 2017 after more than a decade of experience in development with organizations such as Craig Hospital and the United Way. A native of Pennsylvania and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he lives with his family outside Pittsburgh. When he’s not at one of his son’s sporting events, you’ll often find him at one of his alma mater’s football games on Saturdays or waving a terrible towel at a Steelers game on Sundays.
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 grandkids.
Amy joined ARVC in August 2017. A native of Colorado, she has degrees from Johnson and Wales University and Metropolitan State University-Denver. She has a background in project and events management—primarily with trade and professional associations—working for organizations such as the Denver Public Schools Foundation, Vail Resorts and Colorado Ski Country USA.
Barb joined the ARVC and ARVC Foundation teams in October 2010 after spending six years as the CEO of OpenWorld Learning and 22 years as an educator with Aramark Educational Resources. A native of Michigan, she graduated from Northern Michigan University, Since 1986 when she moved to Colorado Barb has earned a Masters in Instructional Design from Colorado University and an MBA from Colorado Christian University. Barb enjoys scrapbooking, reading, supporting local and national mission projects, and loves spending time with her family – expecially her six adorable grandchildren.