MC Fireside Chats’ upcoming RV and outdoor recreation industry discussion promises to be an exciting one as BC AdventureSmart, Josh The Nerd at Bish’s RV, and Adventures on The Rock join the discussion.
Sandra Riches, the executive director of BC AdventureSmart, is a highly experienced outdoor education and recreation management professional who is passionate about the outdoors. BC AdventureSmart is a national program that aims to educate and encourage Canadians and visitors to Canada to explore the great outdoors safely.
Josh Winters, the YouTuber behind Josh The Nerd at Bish’s RV, started his journey into the world of RVing in 2009 when he joined his family’s business at Haylett RV. He has since gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry, and his channel features insightful RV reviews, tips, and news.
Bill Widmer, the founder and CEO of Adventures On The Rock, is a seasoned adventurer with years of experience on the road, including living in an RV and multiple cross-country trips. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of overlanding and adventure travel to help others spend more time in nature and less time figuring it all out.
The special guests and hosts Brian Searl and Cara Csizmadia will be joined by recurring guests: Phil Ingrassia, President at the National RV Dealers Association (RVDA); Eleanore Hamm, President at RVDA of Canada; Shane Devenish, Executive Director at the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association; Kurt Repanshek of National Parks Traveler; and Susan Carpenter of the RV Women’s Alliance. Don’t miss this another exciting episode of MC Fireside Chats on April 26, 2pm.
Next week’s episode of MC Fireside Chats is sponsored by AccessParks, a leading broadband service provider that caters to hundreds of thousands of guests every month in RV parks, lodges, and some of the largest national parks across the country.
April 19 Episode Recap
On the previous episode of MC Fireside Chats, host brian Searl highlighted the importance of branding in campground business. He also mentioned how Zapier automation had helped him save time and how he had used it to improve the efficiency of his employees. On the other hand, Ali and Eric Rasmussen, co-founders of Spacious Skies Campgrounds, talked about their husband-and-wife team dynamics. Eric focused on acquisition, capital markets, and asset management, while Ali focused on operations, running the campground, brand development, and marketing. The couple started their business from scratch and now focusing on perfecting their business process.
Travis John, founder of CamperDAO, discussed how they aimed to democratize the ability to vote and make decisions using blockchain technology. CamperDAO is a community-driven project that aims to organize modern millennial campers through communication and committees to organize businesses. The goal is to crowd-fund 10,000 fellow RVers to buy their first campground.
Nate Thompson, founder of KCN Campground, shared their model of upgrading underutilized campgrounds and the usage of automated text messaging for guests. He also mentioned the importance of having a consumer-focused website and his insights on the use of AI in sending messages and recommendations to guests.
Overall, the podcast provided valuable insights into the camping and outdoor industry. From brand building to automation and the use of innovative technologies such as blockchain and AI, the founders shared a wealth of knowledge and experience that is sure to benefit anyone interested in the industry.
About MC Fireside Chats
MC Fireside Chats is a weekly show devoted to the outdoor hospitality industry. The show is hosted by Brian Searl, the founder and CEO of Insider Perks and Modern Campground, and Cara Csizmadia, member services coordinator at the Canadian Camping & RV Council (CCRVC).
Airing live every Wednesday at 2 p.m. (ET), MC Fireside Chats features guests from the camping and RV industry who share their take on the current state of the camping, glamping, and RVing sectors as well as upcoming innovations in RV parks, campgrounds, outdoor resorts, glamping, and the RV industry.
To listen to previous episodes of MC Fireside Chats, visit: https://moderncampground.com/mc-fireside-chats/