Sharonne Lee

Sharonne is the Education Senior Director for the RV Industry Association (RVIA) in Reston, VA. RVIA is the national association of RV manufacturers and component parts suppliers, who together produce more than 95 percent of all-RVs in the nation. Sharonne has worked in the area of RV standards and technician education for 29 years. She is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), a NOCTI Business Solutions board member and a Six Sigma Greenbelt. She is responsible for developing, managing and executing RVIA's RV service technician training and credentialing programs. Sharonne is currently working with a finite team to develop the newly formed RV Technical Institute whose mission is to: Improve the RV consumer experience by reducing repair event cycle time and aggressively growing the pool of trained service technicians.

David Mihalick
   Thor Industries  

Mr. David Mihalick is the Sr. Director of Vehicle Safety Regulatory Compliance for Thor Industries. David is a 16 year veteran of the RV Industry with the past 12 years being spent in his role at Thor. Prior to the RV Industry, Mr. Mihalick worked in both the automotive and juvenile products industries working for General Motors, Delphi, and Evenflo to name a few. David is an active member on variousRV related technical and standard committees. He currently serves on the RVIA Standards-Steering Committee, the RVIA Technical Sub-Committees of which he is Chair of the Vehicle Components Sub-Committee, the NFPA 1192 Technical Committee on Recreational Vehicles, the National Association of Trailer Manufacturer's Guidelines Committee and various Society of Automotive Engineering technical committees related to the trailer industry. David has his Bachelors of Science Degree from General Motors Institute which is now Kettering University and his Masters of Business of Administration from the University of Michigan.

Walter Cannon
   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 in 2015 conducted the first FMCA group Hand on Driving Course. Walter also developed the FMCA RV Basics course currently being conducted prior to their conventions as well as Good Sam Education programs from 2013-2016 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.

Gary Bunzer
   The RV Doctor  

With great sadness, we will no longer have the benefit of Gary's kindess, knowledge, and joyful presence at the conference. In April 2020, Gary passed away from complications with Covid-19 syndrome. Gary is a long time friend of us all at RVSEF, he will be sorely missed. Gary served the RV industry since 1968 and authored technical articles, troubleshooting tips, installation guides and owner’s manuals for RV owners, suppliers and manufacturers. Additionally, he wrote and edited textbooks and curriculum materials for RVTI and RVDA. Gary’s column, The RV Doctor, was in continuous monthly publication for 33 years. It was published monthly as House Call with The RV Doctor in Family Motor Coach Magazine and quarterly in RV View Magazine. Gary was also the author of Woodall’s RV Owner’s Handbook, a popular do-it-yourself manual generically written for RVs. Gary was also the instructor and facilitator of Northampton Community College’s comprehensive Distance Learning RV Technician Training Program. Gary’s seminars and workshops were in high demand by discerning RV Show promoters and his audiences always came away with new insight into the technicalities of recreation vehicles. He was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in 2016.

Susan & Trey Selman
   RV Safety & Education Foundation  

Trey & Susan are Weighing and Tire Safety Specialist for RV Safety & Education Foundation since 2013. They are full time RVers, who have been living and working on the road since 2011. They enjoy helping RVers understand weight and tire issues so they can travel safely. In addition to teaching weight and tire safety, they help develop and produce video training for the foundation. Trey also serves the foundation as an information technician.

Mike Hayn
   Bridegstone Americas  

Mike is a Senior Field Engineer in the United States Central Region for Bridgestone Americas. He holds a bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mike has worked for Bridgestone for 20 years in a variety of positions including manufacturing quality control and auditing, standards and process development, technical support to original equipment commercial truck and trailer manufacturers, as well as supporting light truck commercial and special service applications, including emergency and recreational vehicles with in North America.

Gary Wheeler

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.

Bill Snider
   Dexter Axle  

Currently, Bill is responsible for training materials, equipment, activities, and events related to all Dexter products. He provides training support to retail customers, trailer dealers, service facilities, OEM trailer manufacturers, and the internal staff of the Dexter/Dexko family of companies in the United States and Canada. Examples of training venues range from hands-on wrench turning with technicians on trailers and axles, to classroom technical training on design and product application, to customer training and service at large RV rallies. Bill has a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA Bill was a Dexter plant manager for 14 years, teaming with a 55 person staff to provide axles, surge brake couplers, and a full range of related brake and chassis components to the premier OEM trailer builders and distributors in the marine and specialty trailer market. For eight years prior to joining Dexter, Bill was a Principal Engineer with an engineering consulting and training services company providing aerospace test support, process engineering, facility design services, and environmental assessment and remediation. Bill started his career as an Engineering Officer in the US. Air Force. His ten years of service included developing munitions used in the Gulf Wars, off road trailer design and testing, and operations/upgrades of rocket and jet engine test facilities and aircraft wind tunnels.

Mike Anderson

Mike Curl

Jen Shelby
   Get Out & Go  

Jennifer Shelby has been in the auto industry since 1993. She began her career at Shelby Motors in Champaign, IL selling new Dodge, Jeep and Eagle products. In 1997 she became the finance director for the dealership. Over the next few years Eagle disappeared and Ram truck became its own brand. In 2008 Jennifer became the dealer principal of Shelby Motors and in addition to Dodge, Jeep and Ram she acquired the Chrysler franchise. She sold that dealership in 2013, but could not stay away and has owned Ford of Hoopeston since 2015. In 2017, while shopping online for an RV, she opted to instead become a dealer, selling Little Guy, Vintage Cruiser by GulfStream and the SylvanSport GO at the dealership she co-owns with Stephanie Slife – Get Out and Go RV, also located in Hoopeston. She holds a degree in Psychology from Indiana University that has served her well in the sales business. In addition to the dealerships she also co-owns Shatterglass Films, is a trustee at Blackburn College, president of Courtsiders, the booster group for the University of Illinois Women’s’ Basketball team and is a Rotarian. Her dream now is to move away from being a dealer, hook up a camper and hit the road with Stephanie, their three dogs and African Grey parrot to see the US, and be on set at movies Shatterglass Films is producing.

Karen Carter

Currently maintains tax software for a large company in Silicon valley and owes a small rental management and development business. As a busy Mom to (3) -4 legged babies, Karen and her husband Mike travel 2 to 3 months a year in their Airtsream. In the past Karen has taught tax classes and published several tax articles.

Dot Fisher

Dot Cox Fisher planned for 25 years to buy a motorhome and travel the country when she retired from the U.S. Government. She taught a wide variety of workforce related courses for the Department of Navy and traveled extensively both in the U.S. and abroad. Although she retired in 2002, stuff seems to get in the way of dreams, so it was not until March 2010 when she bought her first motorhome, then signed up for her first RVSEF Conference that year. Since that first conference she has only missed attending one time. So much to learn about driving and maintaining an time was not enough! She met and married her husband, Dave, in 2011 and they have been crisscrossing the U.S. and Canada ever since. They are now on their third motorhome, a 45-footer, and recently became full-timers.

Todd Allen

Shari Allen