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STEVE ANDERSON

WORKAMPER NEWS PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR OF POSSIBILITIES

Steve and his bride of 37 years, Kathy Jo, purchased Workamper News in 2005. Prior to owning Workamper News, Steve was the HR Director at Adventureland Amusement Park in Altoona, IA. During his 15-year tenure he developed one of the larger, more successful Workamper programs in the U.S. Over the years, Steve personally accomplished well over 11,000 Workamper interviews and hired over 6,000. Over the past ten years, Steve has developed numerous new programs and continues to be an advocate for education, which stems from his seven years of teaching high school right out of college. Some of the latest developments from Steve are the RVing Lifestyle Ambassador Program and the Small Biz RVer Program. In partnership with Terry Cooper, the Texas RV Professor, Steve helped to develop RV maintenance education programs and the National RV Inspectors Association. These ventures took Steve and Kathy Jo across America in their motorhome over three years promoting RV maintenance education, RV inspections, and Workamping. Steve & Kathy Jo are co-owners with Terry & Evada Cooper of the Texan RV Park & Campus. They are also owners/board members of the National RV Training Academy and the Big Red School House in Athens, TX.


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DANA ROSE

WORKAMPER NEWS CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Dana has been with Workamper News since 2016.  She started as the Administrative Assistant to our Director of Possibilities and Owner, Mr. Steve Anderson, and has grown to be the COO of Workamper News overseeing many of the day to day operations.  She is also the administrator over the RVing Lifestyle Ambassador Program.  If you have any questions about becoming an RVing Lifestyle Ambassador, she is the woman to talk to! Outside the office, Dana lives with her husband Richard, and her great nephew, Cayd, in Heber Springs, AR.  She grew up there and moved away to Mississippi for a while and raised her son and daughter, but has since returned to the beautiful Natural State.  She is raising her great nephew, Cayd, and you can find them at the sports complex cheering him on in all the games he plays throughout the year most weekends or at the race track watching her husband, Richard, drag race.  In her down time, she loves to fish along the beautiful Little Red River here in Heber Springs.  You might even find her out camping and turkey hunting!


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TOM ZIGLAR

SON OF ZIG ZIGLAR & CEO OF ZIGLAR, INC.

Tom Ziglar has had the rare privilege of spending his entire life surrounded by world-class leaders, innovators, and motivators. Family dinner included the presence of the world’s TOP motivator, his father, Zig Ziglar. As a result, Tom’s arsenal of experience and information is absolutely unparalleled. As CEO of Ziglar, Inc., Tom Ziglar carries on the Ziglar philosophy: “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Tom Ziglar was a key collaborator with his father on Zig Ziglar’s 30th book, Born to Win. The Born to Win philosophy is both “profoundly simple” and “simply profound.” You must plan to win and prepare to win, then and ONLY then can you expect to win! Tom’s greatest business triumphs are the result of bringing people to this elementary realization: “You are Born to Win, so go ahead and Live to Win: You can have a life of Success and Significance and you can leave a Legacy that will ripple through eternity.” His first solo title, Choose to Win, published and released in March 2019, expands the Ziglar branding and philosophy to include the secret to winning at life is one good choice at a time. A more productive, fulfilling, and meaningful life is available to those willing to follow his easy-to-implement sequence of making one small choice at a time through the time-tested seven key areas: mental, spiritual, physical, family, financial, personal, and career. The Ziglar brand is more relevant today than ever. Ziglar has exceeded four million likes on Facebook, and The Ziglar Show has become one of the top-ranked business podcasts. The world is hungry for inspiration, motivation, and hope. With Tom’s innovation, Ziglar has become the go-to resource!

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HOWARD PARTRIDGE

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & OPERATIONS OF ZIGLAR, INC.

Howard is the first certified Ziglar legacy trainer on the planet.  He grew up very poor in lower AL living in a 600 sq ft shack with 7 other kids.  After being kicked out of his home at 18, he went to Houston, TX to live with his real dad whom he’d only met twice in his life.  He became a waiter but dreamed of owning his own business.  He married his wife in New Jersey and with the cash they received from their wedding, he invested in his first small business.  After more than a decade, his business grew into 30K per month but he was a slave to his business and knew there must be a better way.  In 1997, he discovered turn-key businesses and began the research to improve  his own small business.  After a trip to Destin, FL and spending much needed relaxation there, he redesigned his business by reading The E-Myth.  His business jumped to over 800k that year alone.  Since then, his first business exploded to over $3 mil per year and he’s owned 9 small business altogether.  Today, he has four.  He has helped thousands of small business owners build phenomenal companies and they are realizing their dreams  in life and are making more money by implementing his methods.


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CHRIS & JIM GULD

GEEKS ON TOUR

Chris is President and Teacher-in-Chief, as well as author of Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos and The Beginner’s Guide to Picasa. She is also a Top Contributor for the Google Photos Forum.  Jim is the Prime Geek and loves to learn, especially new technology. Jim keeps all their technology in order and is the producer, director, engineer, camera and sound man for their weekly webcast, “What Does This Button Do?”


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SUSIE ADAMS

LORING & ASSOCIATES AT ESCAPEES RV CLUB

Susie is a Texas licensed attorney, having been licensed for 35 years.  She is a partner at Loring & Associates located in Livingston, TX.  They cater to the full-time RVing world as their office is in the headquarters of Escapees RV Club.  Therefore, they understand the lifestyle and special concerns of full-time RVers including creating domiciles, creating estate plans, creating corporate structures, and even dealing with defective products and Texas lemon laws. As a recovering litigator, she has experience in civil litigation, immigration and employment law.


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WIN SEMMLER

RV INSPECTOR & ENTREPRENEUR

Win had a long career in manufacturing, finance, and consulting in Information Technology and Training, starting with Reynolds Aluminum. After retiring several years ago, Win and his wife, Joanne, started their RV inspection business - RV Inspection Services (RVIS, LLC). Win and Joanne primarily serve the Midwest via their offices in Naperville, IL and Tomahawk, WI, but also use their Fleetwood Southwind Class A to travel to inspections throughout the country. If not traveling in their motorhome, they are usually enjoying their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Chicago area, or relaxing at the lake in Wisconsin.


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TERRY COOPER

THE TEXAS RV PROFESSOR

Cooper has been called “America’s RV Expert.” He is a master-certified RV technician, a li-censed insurance claims adjuster, a college instructor, and has also developed multiple businesses around providing RV maintenance education and services. Cooper and his wife, Lady E, own Mobile RV Academy – a technical training school for RV technicians and RV consumers. You may meet up with Cooper and Lady E while out there on the road. You will see the two of them with their DRV Fullhouse fifth wheel and their “branded” Texas truck.


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COLEEN ELKINS & LOU ANN HOAGLAND

RV INSURANCE BENEFITS 

Coleen began her career in health insurance after working as an Independent Paralegal for seven years. She opened her first health insurance agency in 1995 in Southern California so she could have flexible work hours and spend more time with her young school age children. In 2017, she recognized an opportunity to seek a health plan exclusively meeting the needs of those living the RV lifestyle. The health plan was launched in July of 2018 and the response has been positively amazing. Lou Ann, a nurse for 30+ years and a middle and high school Health Occupations and Medical Skills teacher, became a Licensed Health Insurance and Medicare Specialist in May of 2018, working with RV Insurance Benefits helping to launch the new Under Age 65 Health Plan for RVers.


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EVADA COOPER

RV KITCHEN EXPERT

Evada, known by RV regulars as “Lady E,” teaches men and women alike how RV cooking can be just as fun as creating family-style meals in a full-size kitchen. Her motto – being prepared is the key to success! With so many things to learn about the differences in the RV lifestyle versus traditional homestyle living, Lady E brings a wealth of knowledge to those seeking to live successfully in their own RV kitchen.


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SEAN & JULIE CHICKERY

CHICKERY'S TRAVELS

Sean and Julie are a couple of perpetual travelers who have been living and traveling full-time in their fifth wheel since 2014. After serving 20 years in the US Air Force, they knew they wanted to keep moving and experience even more of this beautiful nation. Sean & Julie travel slowly and intentionally as they work remotely from their rolling home. They have an informational website - www.chickerystravels.com - and YouTube channel, have authored a book on the financial aspects of full-time travel called Full-Time RV Finance, and conduct seminars related to RV travel and budgeting at RV shows across the country. Their goal is to help others prepare financially for the RV lifestyle and share the tips they used to become debt free in just two years.


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JILL SESSA

SOLO TRAVEL EXPERT

The day Hurricane Sandy rolled into NYC, Jill was celebrating her 40th birthday. She decided it was a sign to shake things up in her life. Shortly thereafter, she took off on what is now a 140 thousand-mile-plus road trip - first by bicycle, then cross country on a Vespa, then moving into a tiny RV, and most recently a motorcycle with sidecar and a Sprinter van.  July 2017 found Jill in her 50th state, North Dakota, at Fargo, where they celebrate the Best for Last Club. Yes, there is a wood chipper. 2019 and beyond hold more international travel, more modes of transportation, and the release of her book chronicling her pursuit of the extraordinary. A serial entrepreneur with prior businesses in health and fitness, Pilates studios, and building web applications, Jill now travels the country speaking and exploring while she manages her website maintenance service – Ultimate WP Help – enjoying an ever-changing view from the “office” window. A big fan of outsourcing and building the right team, her favorite thing to say to her fabulous clients is, “Let me focus on my genius, so you can focus on yours.”


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AVANTI LALWANI

BRITER PRODUCTS REP

Starting at 5 years old, Avanti accompanied her dad on sales calls across the Midwest - listening in on industrial equipment projects.  As a professional, she has been a part of product development teams for government systems, buses, and RVs for more than 20 years.  Core to each of her efforts has been the focus on applying technology to improve functionality and value.  Known for exceeding expectations for each participant in a product's lifecycle, she is most proud of the strong relationships that have formed and deepened over the years.  Recognized as a 2019 Fellow at the Indiana University Center for a Sustainable Future for soil amendment and restoration, Avanti is an enthusiastic gardener and environmentalist.


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ASHLEY MANN

ORGANIZING AND DOWNSIZING EXPERT

Ashley runs the website RVinspiration.com - a resource for finding ideas for organizing, decorating, and renovating RVs, as well as tips for full time RV living.  She has also written an ebook called Create Space from Thin Air: Ideas for Adding Storage to Your RV. Drawing from her own experience with selling her home and moving with her husband into a fifth wheel full-time, she has written an online course called Inspired to Downsize to guide people through the process of downsizing and decluttering, whether for full-time RV travel or simply to enjoy life without being weighed down by excess "stuff."  She is in the process of launching a second blog on the topic at InspiredtoDownsize.com


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KAY & ALAN OSHEL

SKYMED INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

Kay and Alan have been retired and traveling for 20 years doing a variety of work experiences - the most productive being Skymed. They are retired educators, farmers, pizza franchise business owners, as well as independent contractors with Skymed.  Kay has also written two jewelry collector's books about Sarah Coventry Jewelry.  They have coupled many of these past skills and expertise with becoming million-dollar producers with Skymed and find it both rewarding monetarily and in helping protect their many Skymed members.


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MARK KOHLER

ATTORNEY/ CPA

Mark is an attorney, CPA, entrepreneur, best-selling author, national speaker, radio show host, news contributor, and pundit. He is known as the nation’s leading voice for entrepreneurs and small business owners, having taught thousands of people how to take control of their own financial future and steer their business to success, through his powerful business, tax, and legal strategies. He will be joining us via webcam from his Idaho office to help you understand the benefits of having your very own small business and how it could effect your RV lifestyle in the future.

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SHANNON ANDERSON

WORKAMPER NEWS MARKETING MANAGER

Shannon joined the Workamper News staff in November 2014 and is now the Marketing Manager at the office.  Outside the office: married for 18 years, 3 children, 3 grandchildren, 1 dog, 1 snake and 7 chickens. She enjoys serving at her church and being a part of the CALL (fostering and adoption organization), reading, lifting weights, running, hanging out on the beautiful Greers Ferry Lake, and traveling.

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ROBYN JINKINS

WORKAMPER NEWS SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Robyn has been in the Workamping community since 2013 when she began working for the National RV Inspectors Association. In 2016, along with her duties for the NRVIA, she transitioned into providing more of her awesome customer support for Workamper News. As of April 2018, she has been the Social Media Manager for Workamper News. You can see her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and writing for our blog – Gone Workamping. Outside the office: She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas and has lived in the area her whole life. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Now that she's an empty-nester, she is enjoying new hobbies such as painting and making decals & shirts for family & friends.