Speakers & Seminars

Speakers

Lezlie Garr

RVer Job Exchange

Finding Remote Work as a Full-Time RVer

Chris Willers

Irene Iron Fitness

Healthy RV Living – Fitness Tips While Traveling

Healthy RV Living – Nutrition Tips While Traveling

Mark Nemeth

Escapees RV Club

RV Gadget Box – Gadget Hacks That Make Your RV Life Easier

Joann & Charlie Kavanagh

Planning for Alaska – What you Need to Know

Traveling to Mexico with an RV: A Beginners Guide

Jason & Lisa Reich

Planning for Alaska – What you Need to Know

Hollie Parks

Escapees RV Club

Future Convergences and How to Join in the Fun

Jim Koca

Escapees RV Club

Escapees RVers Bootcamp Express

Travis & Melanie Carr

Escapees RV Club

Maximizing Your Escapees Benefits

Brandon Hatcher & Kerensa Durr

Escapees RV Club

Panelist

Will & Lucinda Belden

MyRVRadio

How to prepare for a media interview from your RV

Jay McCon

Solar On The Cheap

Travis & Erin Meredith

Our Lively Tribe RV Renovation

RV Renovation- Turning your space into a home

Wesley Owens

Go-Go to Mexico!

Kirsty Halliday

Volunteering on the Road
The 5 W’s of Escapees CARE

Mike & Anne Howard

HoneyTrek

Succeeding as a Digital Nomad

Dan Heming

RV Solar Consulting

Learning all about Starlink Internet Service
Mobile Internet for Working Remotely

Casie & Igor Tomaz

Tomaz Coast to Coast LLC

Scary Not So Scary Renovations

Travis Wild

Wild Works

Travel Photography Workshop!

Dan Smith, Cassandra Teverbaugh, Brandon Lambright

Dometic

Diving into the Customer Journey

Paige Wood, The Jason, Aaron Delagardelle

RV Life

RV Trip Planning Made Easy

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Lezlie Garr

Resume Lezlie

Finding Remote Work as a Full-Time RVer

Lezlie has been a full-time RVer since July 2017, traveling the U.S. with her partner Andy and their travel dog Jax.

She’s also been the Director of the RVer Job Exchange since early 2021.

With 10+ years’ experience in job search and careers – beginning in college career services and growing into a successful business as a multi-certified resume writer and career coach – Lezlie is working to bring in a strong balance of fully-remote full-time and part-time employment opportunities in addition to the more traditional workamping jobs already available.

Chris Willers

Irene Iron Fitness

Healthy RV Living – Fitness Tips While Traveling

Healthy RV Living – Nutrition Tips While Traveling

We are Chris and Aaron, a married couple who have been traveling the country while running our online fitness and nutrition coaching business since January 2019.

Prior, we both worked corporate careers in management, sales, and operations in Minneapolis, MN until we realized our passions were elsewhere. These were spending time with each other, the love of food, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with fitness, and traveling this amazing country. 

We look forward to adventurous bursts of overlanding, balanced with the comforts of our RV back at basecamp. Chris is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach working online with clients all across the country. 

Whereas Aaron is on the tech side creating/maintaining the website (Irene Iron Fitness), as well as doing all of the YouTube video productions. About 6 months into our travels we started a YouTube channel (Irene Iron Travels) to share our lifestyle and experiences with others just as we had been inspired a few years before. The channel is a reality-style showing the day-to-day mobile living as well as our travels around the country.

Mark Nemeth

Escapees RV Club

RV Gadget Box – Gadget Hacks That Make Your RV Life Easier

In 1997, Mark Nemeth quit his job, sold his house, bought an RV, and joined Escapees. He has contributed to Escapees magazine and served as a technical advisor for 19 years. 

He still maintains an RVer’s resource website with technical articles, tips, and information at www.marxrv.com.

Joann & Charlie Kavanagh

Kavanagh’s Adventures

Planning for Alaska – What you Need to Know

Charlie and I began our RV’ing life by traveling with our kids during our summer vacations. As school teachers, we had 8 weeks to cram in all the fun we could out west and race back to New York and the grind of our fulltime jobs. We promised ourselves that one day we would do this full time.

After our second retirement, we sold the house and belongings and set out for our fulltime adventure. Partime RV’ing and fulltime are two different things and within our first week, we stumbled into Dome Rock in Quartzite for what would be the first of many fun and informative experiences with the most caring and inclusive group of people.

We learned so much from our Xscaper family and are happy to pass along any help we can to those just starting or someone looking for a new boon-docking spot. This January 2021 marks the beginning of our 6th year “On the Road” as full-timers and we can’t imagine stopping anytime soon.

Jason & Lisa Reich

Planning for Alaska – What you Need to Know

Jason and Lisa Reich have been traveling full time in their Class A RV for six years, covering much of the US and Canada so far. They both grew up in Vancouver Canada and lived in San Diego for 16 years before hitting the road.

Jason is a software developer working on the road, and Lisa is a retired travel agent. Both enjoy national parks, hiking, visiting small towns, and searching for great beer and ice cream.

Hollie Parks

Escapees RV Club

Future Convergences and How to Join in the Fun

Hollie hails from Northern Michigan and is a US Navy Veteran. In 2017, after suffering the loss of some close friends, Hollie and her husband Aaron decided life was too short to wait until retirement to fulfill their dreams of RVing around the country. They sold their belongings and bought their first RV in May of 2017 and were on the road, fulltime by September. Shortly after beginning their journey, Hollie discovered the Xscapers. It took one convergence and she was hooked for life!

Hollie aims to keep the party going with new and exciting locations and events. She wants to continue to build the community and ensure that we create space for both OG Xscapers and newcomers, alike!

Jim Koca

Escapees RV Club

Escapees RVers Bootcamp Express

Jim is a retired police officer and police academy director with over 40 years of service. He is currently a reserve deputy for Reagan County Texas.

During his career, he specialized in collision reconstruction. This involved investigating the causes and consequences of vehicle collisions. Collision reconstruction has given him a unique perspective on vehicle safety, enabling him to train officers across the country.

He also shares this information with RVers through numerous columns and programs. These include RVers’ Boot Camp and RVers Online University, both of which are operated by Escapees RV Club. Jim is also a WeighMaster with Escapees’ SmartWeigh program.

Travis & Melanie Carr

Escapees RV Club

Maximizing Your Escapees Benefits

Travis is the grandson of the Escapees Founders Joe and Kay and no stranger to the RV lifestyle or the club. Melanie was introduced to the lifestyle at a young age through family vacations and has always had a passion for travel.

In 2015, Travis and Melanie founded a group within Escapees called Xscapers to better cater to the working-aged RVer. They now represent the third generation of family leadership as the President and Vice President of Escapees RV Club.

Brandon Hatcher & Kerensa Durr

Escapees RV Club

Panelist

Kerensa Durr & Brandon Hatcher hit the road as full-timers in January of 2014. After years of moving for jobs, they decided to go where they wanted and take the jobs with them. They spent their time finding regional foods, cool places to dive, and meeting other RVers.

On their journey, they created a course for others who wanted to join the freedom of full-time RVing to help with the transition. The course is now part of RVers Online University.

After attending too many Convergences to count and even hosting one, they officially joined the Escapees team in marketing. Currently, they’re learning to balance travel with a newer home base. Thankfully, Xscapers are never too far away.

Will & Lucinda Belden

MyRVRadio

How to prepare for a media interview from your RV

Will Belden is radio host and programmer. Lucinda is a travel writer and advisor. They get their inspiration from their full-time RV Lifestyle and their world travels. Will and Lucinda own and operate MyRVRadio, a 24/7 online radio station, KRVR-DB. You can also follow their personal adventures at fb.com/DirectionWideOpen.

Jay McCon

Solar On The Cheap

Learn the basics of RV solar systems from design to procurement of high quality / less expensive components to installation tips and tricks. This seminar is designed for beginner to intermediate solar enthusiasts with any type of RV.

Travis & Erin Meredith

Our Lively Tribe RV Renovation

RV Renovation- turning your space into a home

Travis and Erin Meredith renovated their first RV in 2016 when they decided to travel the country fulltime with their 3 boys. After 14 months on the road, RV Renovation became their full time business and it hasn’t slowed down since. They have renovated 15 RVs, creating a more practical and comfortable space for families to live and work while traveling on the road.

Wesley Owens

Go-Go to Mexico!

Self employed programmer and entrepreneur, Wes has been traveling FT in his 36′ Class A motorhome with towed vehicle for 6.5 years, and has spent 6 months each year in Mexico.

Kirsty Halliday

Volunteering on the Road
The 5 W’s of Escapees CARE, LLC

Kirsty has been RVing for 10 years funded by various workamping jobs around the country but also has plenty volunteering experiences on the road, like helping at the Annual Bash & Escapade, Escapees CARE and at a Michigan Lighthouse. As a former Rotarian, service above self and helping others is a way of life.

Mike & Anne Howard

HoneyTrek

Succeeding as a Digital Nomad

Mike & Anne left on their honeymoon in January 2012…and never came home. To chronicle their travels across the seven continents, they created HoneyTrek.com and authored two books (Ultimate Journeys for Two & Comfortably Wild: The Best Glamping Destinations in North America).

In 2017 they adopted Buddy the Camper, a vintage Toyota Sunrader, and have since road tripped 113,000 miles from Baja to the Arctic Circle, and 50 states in between. They pride themselves on their off-grid, low-budget travel style, while living large.

Dan Heming

RV Solar Consulting

LEARNING ALL ABOUT STARLINK INTERNET SERVICE
MOBILE INTERNET FOR WORKING REMOTELY

Dan is a full time RVer of 6+ years, runs RV Solar Consulting, and also works on the Mobile Internet Resource Center (MIRC) team as a Starlink & Pepwave expert. Dan has been a part of the Xscapers community for years and is enjoys giving back to the community.

Casie & Igor Tomaz

TOMAZ COAST TO COAST LLC

SCARY NOT SO SCARY RENOVATIONS

We are Casie & Igor of Tomaz Coast to Coast, we renovate RVs full time and tackle the projects others avoid, from water damage to black mold, fixing slides and then we dabble in the epoxy to dress it all back up.

Travis Wild

WILD WORKS

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP!

Travis Wild has been passionate about photography since he was 12 years old and has a diverse background as a professional photographer. He’ll give tips on travel photography, gear, tell some fun stories about shooting, and talk about the pros and cons of being a professional photographer on the road. Meant for beginners and pros alike to build a community of road life photographers. Come with any questions you want answered!

Dan Smith, Cassandra Teverbaugh, Brandon Lambright

Dometic

DIVING INTO THE CUSTOMER JOURNEY

Dometic’s product management team has a combined 36 years in the RV industry and enjoy building relationships with RVers to create rich experiences and enhanced lifestyles

Paige Wood, The Jason, Aaron Delagardelle

RV Life

RV TRIP PLANNING MADE EASY

Paige Wood

Product Owner @ RV LIFE and full-time RVers for 4 years with my husband, Jake, and two cats (@RVCoders). This is our 2nd Annual Bash and our 5th Xscapers event.

The Jason

Product Owner @ RV LIFE & solo RV’er for 4 years in my Class B Winnebago Travato van. This is my 13th Escapees/Xscapers event & my 4th Annual Bash. X Tattoo. #JasonsOK

Aaron Delagardelle

Software Engineer and Scrum Master @ RV LIFE full-time RV’er for 5 years with my wife Hollie. 5th Annual bash, too many other events to count, also a part of the neXt ten tattoo club.

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