In 2005 Peace Valley Campground was purchased as a very rundown park. Within 7 years the campground was transformed into a pristine destination campground gaining recognition nationally, locally and in the KOA system.
WORKAMPER, 09/2013 to 10/2013 Cherokee KOA – Cherokee, NC
I worked the front desk checking in guests, taking reservations, and assisting guests while creating great customer service.
Assisted in housekeeping. Helped in cleaning all bathhouses and various types of cabins.
CONSULTANT TO NEW OWNER, 01/2013 to 08/2013 Murphy Peace Valley KOA – Murphy, NC
Acted as consultant to new owner. I was involved in all aspects of the campground while training and consulting with the new owner.
OWNER, 01/2011 to 12/2012 Murphy KOA – Murphy, NC
Converted Peace Valley Campground to Murphy KOA.
Managed the conversion process: added new reservation system, made improvements to the store, added signage, and made minor improvements throughout the campground to obtain high scores on the KOA quality review score.
OWNER, 02/2005 to 12/2011 Peace Valley Campground – Murphy, NC
Managed the total renovation of the campground: new pavilion, septic system, electrical upgrade to 50 amp service, swimming pool and club meeting room renovation, added campground master for reservations, and added 4 deluxe cabins.
Managed all campground activities and facilities.
Hired, provided training, and managed the work of all campground employees.
Assisted all guests and resolved any issues in a timely manner.
Improved camper nights each year through attending RV shows, providing great customer service, and networking with other campground owners.
TEACHER, 09/1984 to 03/2005 Stuart Middle School – Stuart Florida 8th Grade American History Teacher
Worked extensively with ESE teachers in mainstreaming.
Organized 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C. for 10 years.
TEACHER, 09/1980 to 05/1984 Everglades Middle School – Ft Lauderdale, FL