Profaizer Expands on Move to Colorado
(Editor's Note: Linda Profaizer, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), distributed a letter Thursday morning (July 31) concerning ARVC's move to Larkspur, Colo. Here are excerpts from her letter.)
I just wanted to take a moment to remind you all that this is the week of ARVC moving its headquarters to the Denver Metro area. The ARVC staff really kicked in to get everything packed and on its way to Colorado. They are a wonderful group.
I want to bring you up to date on staffing and our new contact information.
Your ARVC Staff:
First of all, Micki Leak, our director of membership and meetings, is going to continue with ARVC, at least until the end of January 2009, working out of her home in Falls Church. Micki is celebrating 20 years of service with ARVC this year and we are happy that she will be with us. I am also happy to report that Mary Tack, our education specialist, with main responsibilities for the CPO program, will also continue to work from her home in Falls Church.
We also have several key people moving with the association to Colorado: Kera Tomlin, director of marketing, Grant Barnette, marketing specialist, and Jeanette Phillips, assistant to the president/office manger, are making the move.
I have also hired a new director of membership, Daniel Gurley, who comes to us with a great deal of association experience. We think you will enjoy working with him. He will take the membership duties over from Micki Leak, who will be concentrating on meetings.
We will also be using the services of Roni Briese and Associates accounting firm to fill our accounting director position. We will give the outsourcing a try for a year and see how it works – Roni has years of association accounting experience here in the Washington, D.C., area and coincidentally moved with her husband to Castle Rock (located next to Larkspur) in January of this year.
Sadly, there are several of our staff members who will be moving on to other jobs. Natalie Espinoza, our administrative assistant, has taken another job; and Randi Littman, our director of accounting, is currently interviewing.
Jeanette and Natalie are coming to Colorado at the end of this week to start to get us moved into our new headquarters.
All in all, exciting times for your association. We are all looking forward to the new location. Please have a little patience with us. Our phones are being transferred to Micki Leak's number starting at noon tomorrow (Friday). She will forward calls to the appropriate staff members for handling. Our servers are being moved tomorrow and if all goes as planned, we should have everything up and running by next Tuesday, August 5. We will be officially open for business on August 11 in our Larkspur office. If you email us between noon tomorrow and Tuesday, we will not get the email messages from you until Tuesday. You will not receive an out of the office response – apparently we cannot set things up that way. Please be assured that your questions, comments will be answered promptly starting next Tuesday.
We have had a great staff in Falls Church and we will have a great staff in Colorado.
The Colorado address is:
National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds
455 Tenderfoot Drive
Larkspur, CO 80118
Fax: (303) 681-0426
Micki's Office Phone: (703) 880-8312
Micki's Address: 13203 Ashnut Lane, Herndon, VA 20171
Mary's Office Phone: (303) 835-3201
Mary's Address: 2412 N. Roosevelt St. Arlington, VA 22207
Personally, my husband Tony and I will be driving out to Colorado starting this Saturday. I expect to close on our Falls Church office building Friday afternoon. We are looking forward to getting everything set up in our new location and continuing to serve our members.
If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.