This is a small sample of the Instructors who will teaching at the conference. Updates will be made in the coming weeks.
Randy Biles of Pikes Peak Traveland
Randy has been in the RV industry since 1982 when he opened Pikes Peak Traveland in Colorado Springs CO. Randy is the President of the Board of Directors of RVSEF, the past President of Colorado Recreational Vehicle Association and past Chairman of Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association. He is presently Chairman of RVDA Industry Relations Committee, Chairman of the RVDA Fork Lift Safety task force and Chairman of RVDA Fleetwood RV Brand Committee. Randy also currently serves on the following committees: Technician Certification Board, the RVDA Past Chairman’s Roundtable and is the treasurer for Recreation Vehicle Assistance Corporation. Randy also does RV Industry consulting for DeMatteo Monies Consulting, Gerson Lehman Group (GLG) and is a participant with the Round Table Group. Randy and his family have been traveling by RV since 1970 and currently use a motorhome for vacation and other business travel.
Gary Bunzer - The RV Doctor
Gary has been serving the RV industry since 1968 and continues to author technical articles, troubleshooting tips, installation guides and owner’s manuals for RV owners, suppliers and manufacturers. Additionally, he writes and edits textbooks and curriculum materials for RVIA and RVDA. Broadcast quality training DVDs are also a focus of Gary’s educational efforts for RVers and professional RV service technicians. Gary’s column, The RV Doctor, has been in continuous monthly publication for 33 years. It is published monthly as House Call with The RV Doctor in Family Motor Coach Magazine and quarterly in RV View Magazine. Gary is also the author of Woodall’s RV Owner’s Handbook, a popular do-it-yourself manual generically written for RVs. Gary is also the instructor and facilitator of Northampton Community College’s comprehensive Distance Learning RV Technician Training Program. Gary’s live seminars and workshops remain in high demand by discerning RV Show promoters and his audiences always come away with new insight into the technicalities of recreation vehicles. He was recently inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
Gary Motley of Motley RV Repair
Gary is a Master Certified Technician and a member of the national dealers association (RVDA) Learning Center Faculty. Gary is also a member of the RV Industry Education Committee and an informational member of the RVIA Standards Steering Committee. Gary has been in the RV business since 1963 and has operated his own service center (Motley RV Repair) in Oklahoma City, OK since 1993. Gary has also worked in design engineering for a factory and sales manager for a large dealership. Gary has written many articles for consumers, as well as RV dealership managers and technicians.
Walter Cannon of RV Safety & Education Foundation
Executive Director of RV Safety & Education Foundation since 2003. A 30 year RV industry veteran, Walter has been with the nonprofit since soon after its 1993 inception as A’Weigh We Go, (AWWG) He began as Director of Operations under founder John Anderson. Walter was selected to run the foundation due to his experience and ability to take the organization beyond a consumer base. Walter has served the industry through a successful RV parts and accessory venture, co-owned with his wife Amy, marketing and rep agency focused on brand-name RV products, dealers and distributor training, and as service manager at independent RV dealerships. Walter and Amy spent 15 years as full time RV enthusiast while working with RVSEF. This experience has provided a truly unique perspective to Walter’s efforts promoting RV safety. Walter continues to teach RV enthusiasts and professionals about the importance of RV Safety at major shows, rallies conventions, the RVSEF RV Technical Education & Safety Conference, RVIA Troubleshooting Clinics, as well as RV manufacturing facilities. Walter also teaches Hands On Driving for individuals and FMCA group courses. In 2010, RVIA presented Walter with the “Industry Service Award” for his efforts in safety and education within the RV industry. Walter presently serves as an informational member for the RVIA Standard Steering Committee, working closely with RVIA and RVDA providing information for the Technician Textbook Review and Test Question Review. Walter works daily with Consumers, Dealers, Distributors, Manufacturers, and Government Regulators, RVIA and RVDA to promote education throughout the entire industry.
Bruce Hopkins of RVIA
Bruce is the Vice President of Standards for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) in Reston, VA. RVIA is the national association of RV manufacturers and component parts suppliers, who together produce more then 95 percent of all RVs in the nation. Bruce has worked in the area of RV standards for 36 years and has been directly associated with the RV industry for over 42 years. He is an active member & secretary of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on RVs and served on American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He is responsible for overseeing the operations of RVIA Standards Steering Committee. His principal responsibilities are the association’s standards programs for RVs and the direction of the educational efforts aimed at developing and strengthening the skills and knowledge of RV service technicians. He is also responsible for developing and producing educational materials for RV service technicians, aimed at training and certifying these technicians.
Gary Wheeler of MOR/ryde
Gary has worked for MOR/ryde for 16 years, working in several areas of the business like Maintenance, Material Handling, Inventory Control, Steel Fabrication Manager, Customer Service, Service Shop Manager and currently Retail Sales. Gary attends between 20-30 rallies and shows annually and pulls a 33 ft Tow Hauler to most of them. He has worked in management for over 40 years.
Kathy McCleery of Dicor
Kathy has been with Dicor Corporation for 27 years, with the past 15 years as a Customer Service Representative. Kathy handles most consumer/dealer calls and also represents Dicor at consumer seminars and rallies.
Jim and Sherry McGlynn are the RVSEF Newbies
Jim is a recently retired network system architect in computer communications. Sherry is a mostly retired computer software engineer. They started RVing after attending the first RVSEF conference in 2010. They had a three year plan to get out of the rat race and go full time. They are in year three of the plan, which is now a five year plan, and have taken one extended RV trip (three months) and are now in month one of a six month RV trip. Their seminar is a somewhat humorous look at their “learning experiences” on the way to joining the ranks of full time (or mostly full time) RVers.
Rick is an experienced RVer, from tent camping at 6 months till now in Class A motor home. Rick and his wife Marcia are extended timers who spend from an average of 201 days traveling each year, all while maintaining two different homes. Rick and Marcia are avid Boondockers, they have traveled to Alaska twice and are planning their 3rd trip. Rick will be bringing his knowledge and experiences on the road to his classes.