The Harvest Hosts Team

We’re a company of travelers and our goal is to bring Members the most unique camping experiences possible. Get to know the team helping drive the RV here at Harvest Hosts.

 

Our Mission: To help millions of people live happier lives through road travel, while supporting wonderful small businesses and communities along the way

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Joel Holland

CEO

I’m the CEO of Harvest Hosts, and I absolutely love the RV community! My wife and I have RV’d through all of the lower 48 states, visiting incredible Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome locations along the way. I am the biggest fan of our product! We are based in Vail, Colorado, and enjoy getting outside as much as possible. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering as a member of Vail Mountain Rescue, the search and rescue team for Eagle County, CO.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
RVing through New England in the fall can’t be beat!
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Wes Clark

Chief of Staff

I’m the Chief of Staff at Harvest Hosts, and I also oversee our Host Relations team. I spend a lot of my time thinking about how we can improve the Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome experience for our Members and Hosts, which is a dream job. I live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with my wife and two daughters and love getting outside and teaching my two daughters about travel and the great outdoors.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I grew up in North Carolina and love the Smoky Mountains. We try to get to the mountains once or twice a year. I’m also working on planning a family RV trip out to the Rockies!
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HaRVey

Harvest Hosts Mascot

Hi! I’m HaRVey the Harvest Hosts Alpaca! I actually live on the Funny Farm in Unalaska Island, AK. A fun fact about me is that I make the Funny Farm a funny farm, because I specialize in dad jokes! Since I normally live in Alaska, my favorite place to travel is to a sunny beach, but only when I’m freshly shorn. Want to go with me next time? “RV” is at the center of my name and is at the heart of what I love. You get the RV, and ALPACA my bags!!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Any Harvest Hosts’ location!

Finance and Operations

Leigh Ann Schultz

CFO

I oversee our Enablement teams, including Finance, HR, Legal, IT, and Customer Service. I have worked in Big 4 Public Accounting at Ernst & Young, a variety of senior-level finance industry roles, management consulting primarily with Alix Partners, and the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission. I am also the audit committee chair of a publicly-traded telecommunications company. I bring my diverse experience to enable our teams at Harvest Hosts. Outside of work, I am an avid outdoors person. My husband and I own an Airstream and have ventured throughout the U.S. staying at many of our host locations. In addition, we recently completed a marathon in all 50 states. Together, we have three young adult children
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
After completing a marathon in all 50 states, we are now working on running a marathon on all seven continents. Our bucket list continent is Antarctica scheduled for 2023!
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Sean Foster

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Hello! I am the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager at Harvest Hosts. I also help with our data and BI efforts as well! I do not currently own an RV, but my wife and I are avid travelers and enjoy interacting with our wonderful Hosts whenever we can!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Amsterdam!
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Product and Engineering

Neel Mehta

VP of Product and Engineering

Hey, I’m Neel. I lead the product and engineering teams at Harvest Hosts. I am focussed on solving problems at the intersection of technology and strategy to deliver a top-notch product experience. I am passionate about building high-performing, diverse and inclusive teams and firmly believe that culture eats strategy for breakfast. I live in Northern Virginia and love exploring the globe with my friends and family.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
If I am missing, most likely I’ll be on a beach on a Caribbean island. Iceland, Yellowstone, and Alaska are the next three on my travel list. And, of course, RV’ing at some point
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John Bernazzani

Lead Software Engineer

Hi, I’m John! I’m a Lead Software Engineer here at Harvest Hosts with a background in full-stack web development and native and hybrid mobile app development. I grew up in Colorado and love the Rocky Mountains and all they have to offer. I live outside of Denver with my girlfriend, Alexis, and our two dogs, Clay and Ellie.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I always love visiting the Pacific Northwest, especially in the fall, to experience all of the different colors. Abroad, it would be really fun to take a few weeks to travel throughout Italy!

Jon Edwards

Software Engineer

I’m a Full Stack Software Engineer at HH. In my free time, I enjoy spending time in the mountains skiing, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing. For overnight trips, when I’m not sleeping in my hammock, I’m in my Four Wheel Camper slide-in truck camper.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Alaska is right up there as one of my favorite places. I hope to head back again soon.
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Stephen Huffnagle

Senior Software Engineer

Up to this point, my travel experiences are mostly limited to places in the US, but I’ve also been to a couple of countries in Europe and Central America (some of my favorites have been Austria and Belize). At Harvest Hosts, I work as a senior engineer mostly doing web-development-related things. So far I’ve gotten the opportunity to work on several impactful projects on the host satisfaction side, as well as the exciting new mobile app!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
So far, my favorite travel destination has been Banff national park in Canada. If you’re into hiking or anything outdoorsy, I’d highly recommend it.

Greg Miller

Lead Software Engineer

I spend my free time either cycling (mountain biking and road) or with my dog. I don’t have any personal RV experience yet, but I definitely have that nomad gene in my DNA. I’ve traveled all over the country and lots of interesting places internationally. I could see myself (and the dog) roaming the country in the near future.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I enjoyed many months in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was nice to become friends with many locals and go on lots of adventures.
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Shannon Moore

Senior Product Manager

I’m a Senior Product Manager focusing on top-notch product and technology experiences for Hosts, Members, and internal teams alike across Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome. I am happiest helping others and solving problems, so I love what I do here at Harvest Hosts. I love to travel and have been to 22 states and 18 countries. During my travels, I’ve visited hundreds of breweries, wineries, and distilleries all over the world!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Always in search of the next greatest coffee roaster or brewery.

Host Relations

Molly Edgington

Director of Host Marketing & Partnerships

Hi, I’m the Director of Partnerships & Host Relations at Harvest Hosts! I focus on managing host recruiting initiatives and creating meaningful partnerships with companies and organizations that share a common goal of supporting local businesses and destinations. I love to live vicariously through our Members regarding travel and hope to get back on the road with my husband and daughter soon!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I lived in Perugia, Italy for four months and would love to go back in the near future. Iceland, Montana/Washington State/Oregon, and South Korea are other areas on my travel wish list!
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Ali Lindsey

Sr. Business Development Manager

I’m the Sr. Business Development Manager at Harvest Hosts and bring a background of sales, business development and hospitality to the team. Growing companies and coaching is my passion, and I’m very excited to help expand the Harvest Hosts’ host network.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Manhasset, NY just outside the “Big Apple”, I fled to the Rocky Mountains the day I graduated college and have called Frisco, CO home ever since. Enjoying the great outdoors with my husband, Daric, and my little girls, Susie and Jojo, helps me stay motivated and successful.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
When I’m not working, we’re off the grid camping, hiking, biking and skiing. We absolutely love to travel as a family and to plan adventurous vacations for our kids – our next international stop is Iceland and Scotland.
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Ben Allen

Account Executive, Host Relations

Hello all! My name is Ben, and I am one of the Account Executives here at Harvest Hosts. I handle day-to-day outreach to small businesses across North America to increase the number of host locations on our platform. I love camping and hiking during the warmer months of the year, as well as traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I have been to Maui, Hawaii, and I’d love to go back to visit all the other Hawaiian islands at some point in my life.
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JD Cherozzi

Account Executive, Host Relations

Hi! My name is JD Cherozzi and I am one of the Account Executives here at Harvest Hosts. I love traveling and visiting new places across the country. Anything out West always comes to mind when I think about traveling. I enjoy working out, anything sports-related, hanging out with friends and family, and going to country concerts. I am a huge Packers fan! GO PACK GO to all the traveling fans out there!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I would love to visit Italy one day!
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Darrien DeaVault

Account Executive, Host Relations

I’m Darrien! I’m an Account Executive based in St. Louis, MO. I love hanging out with friends and family. I love sports. Especially football. Go Chargers! Music is a big part of my life. I was in choir for a very long time and loved it! I’m also a huge superhero nerd. If I had a superpower, it would be the power to teleport so that I could travel anywhere I want!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
My favorite place I’ve traveled to is a tie between Maui, Hawaii and Barbados. The waters were so blue there. It was beautiful. Tokyo and a Eurotrip are on my bucket list!
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Rachel Taylor

Operations Coordinator

Hello, I’m Rachel! I live in Central Kentucky. I have multiple music degrees but since joining the Harvest Hosts team in June of 2020, I have learned to love all things RV travel. While I do not currently own an RV, I have done extensive traveling across Ontario and the eastern half of the US. I have visited nine countries on three continents to date and look forward to adding to that number in the near future.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I once watched the Tour de France come into Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Sash Hickey

Host Partnerships Coordinator

I am the Partnerships and PR Coordinator at Harvest Hosts. I work to create beneficial partnerships with companies and organizations that share a common goal of supporting local businesses and destinations. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with my husband and two dogs in our RV.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
My husband and I traveled through 24 states in four months during a road trip in our RV. Our favorite area was the Pacific Northwest.
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Ashley Fox

Host Marketing Coordinator

Hi, I’m Ashley! My role as Host Marketing Coordinator is to help grow the host network through strategic outreach to small business prospects and oversee the External Recruiting Team. I’m passionate about supporting small businesses and helping people experience the joy of travel! I enjoy hiking and exploring new places with my husband and our puppy.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Road tripping around Iceland, enjoying too many croissants in Paris, and driving the “Going to the Sun Road” in Glacier National Park are just some of my favorite travel memories. I’m looking forward to exploring Patagonia and seeing the pyramids in Egypt one day soon!
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Rob C.

Host Success Manager

I am an avid RVer in my Winnebago Navion. I’m also a former small business owner. As such, I’m a strong advocate as the Host Success Manager to help make sure our Hosts have great experiences with our program.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I always run to Florida in the winter. Being a resident of New Jersey, any escape from the cold from November-March is a must!
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Maggie Schroeder

Host Success Manager

I am one of the Managers for the host success team and love to let our hosts feel valued and part of this great community. Outside of the U.S. I have traveled to ten other countries and really enjoy seeing and learning from the beauty of other cultures. If you were to have seen me camping in my childhood, you would have been utterly impressed by my butane curling iron. I had to get those 80s bangs anyway I could!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Bucket list? I would love to return to France and bicycle through Marie Antoinette’s chalets. I would also love to return to England and spend a week traveling in a canal boat. In the meantime, anywhere warm and sandy with a good book in hand is my favorite place to be.
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Robin

Host Success Representative

Although I have not traveled extensively, I have always enjoyed opportunities to travel! I had so much fun traveling through Europe with a Christian singing group and fell in love with the country of Switzerland! I mostly love the mountains! The main reason for not traveling very often is that I have always raised dogs! I currently have a pack of six that I love living life with. I love letting others enjoy my dogs and learn from them as I do! Some of my dogs are certified Therapy dogs, and they are great at their jobs. I also enjoy birthing puppies, raising puppies, and helping others do that. I feel so blessed to be the Host Liaison with Harvest Hosts! I truly love my job! Getting to talk with incredible Hosts all over the country every day is such a blessing!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I would love to travel to Montana, Israel, Greece, Alaska, and Iceland!

Jenna

Host Success Representative

My name is Jenna, and I am a part of the Host Success Team. I am a trained opera singer who also loves traveling, trying different cuisine, and hiking new trails. Over the past few years, I have become quite a coffee enthusiast.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
A few of my favorite places to travel are Acadia National Park and Graz, Austria.

Marketing

Bill Zhang

VP of Marketing

I’m a 15-year veteran in the digital space and specialize in setting up small companies for rapid growth. My passion is building teams and systems to aggressively scale and constantly optimize. I grew up in Appalachia, and love the outdoors, especially fishing with my kids. When I’m not busy with Harvest Hosts marketing/digital growth projects or woodworking in my garage, I enjoy exploring nature near and far with my family.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I loved hiking the rain forests of Olympic Park in Washington and the San Juan range in Colorado.

Carrie Price

Senior Manager, Lifecycle Marketing

I was lucky enough to join Harvest Hosts as part of the Boondockers Welcome merger. I am thrilled to be able to join the Marketing team at Harvest Hosts to continue my passion for the Boondockers Welcome and RV community. My husband and I were full-time RVers for about two years, traveling to 24 states and three provinces. I now live in Colorado where we continue to enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with our pets.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
So far, my favorite travel experience is traveling by RV to and around Alaska. If you’re an RVer, it should definitely be on your bucket list. Traveling by road in Alaska is such a great way to see the state, plus there are some amazing boondocking locations.
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Elicia Kinder

Senior Facebook Marketing Manager

I’m the reason you see Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome ads in all your social channels (you’re welcome!). I’m proud to manage most of the paid channels for the company and work collaboratively with our other teams. I’m happily married with two pups! When I’m not at work, you can find me curled up with a good book or trying a new recipe in the kitchen.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
My favorite place I’ve traveled nationally is New Orleans and my favorite international destination is Edinburgh, Scotland. I’d love to visit the Giraffe Manor in Africa!
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Alyssa Javadi

Membership Partners Manager

Want to work with Harvest Hosts and get in front of our Members? Then you’re probably talking to me! Great to meet you. I’m Alyssa — and I’ve traveled across the country in an RV many times, that’s how I landed in northern Montana. I love meeting new people and seeing new things. I’m a big fan of local cuisines (the best food that I’ve ever had was in northern Thailand) — and fun fact: I can make couture ballgowns from scratch!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
At the close of 2022, I will have spent time in all 50 states. I’ve driven through most of Italy and Canada, explored most of Southeast Asia, Mexico, and a good bit of the Caribbean. Next up– Morocco and South Korea!
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Andre Gonsalves

Email Marketing Specialist

I’m originally from San Diego, CA, and moved to Denver in 2012 to be closer to the mountains. I love outdoor pursuits and am an avid snowboarder, photographer, and rock climber. Since 2020, my girlfriend and I have been living part-time out of our converted sprinter van and trying to see as much of the country as possible (especially new ski areas). I’ve been enjoying being creative and growing the Harvest Hosts membership as an Email Marketing Specialist since December 2021.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I’d love to do a snowboarding road trip around the French/Swiss Alps

Megan Yarber

Community Events Coordinator

As the Community Events Coordinator, it’s my goal for Harvest Hosts to reach travelers within the RV community through events. Professionally, my ten years in event management have led me to oversee all aspects of events from national conferences to auctions and everything in between. Personally, I’m a lover of all things travel and the outdoors! My favorite quote is “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list” and I try to make each day count. As a lifelong RVer, I’m excited to join the Harvest Hosts team and help more campers get on the open road!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
My favorite country I’ve visited is Ireland and I can’t wait to get back! The top destination on my travel bucket list is Tokyo, Japan.

Alyssa Chartier

Social Media Specialist

I’m delighted to join Harvest Host as their Social Media Specialist and bring over four years of digital marketing experience to the team, including video editing, blog writing, podcast producing, and more!
If you’re looking for me on the weekend, you’ll find my husband and me hiking to find the perfect reading spot.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I love the Pacific Highway and cannot wait to tour Scotland!

Member Services

Lisa M.

Senior Manager Member Success

I love books, writing, dark chocolate, and gathering random information. I think every day should be filled with joy and adventure. My superhero power is problem-solving. All of these things help me navigate my job as the Senior Manager of the Member Success team. I am a wife, mother of two teenage daughters, and I live in the beautiful state of Kentucky.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Anyplace with a beach and warm temperatures is my favorite place to visit. Fun Fact — We don’t have an RV yet, but we somehow manage to average about 10,000+ travel miles on the mini-mom-van each year.

Shawn

Customer Success Manager

I am the Member Success Manager here at Harvest Hosts and love helping our Members and our Hosts on a daily basis! My family and I have a 29′ bunkhouse travel trailer that we use as much as we can! We are officially weekend warriors but can sneak in some longer trips during the summer. Just in 2021, we traveled to 13 states and ten National Parks!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Glacier National Park is by far the most beautiful place I have ever seen, and I cannot wait to go back sometime! We are looking forward to exploring the East Coast in 2022!
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Brenda

Customer Success Representative

I am a Mom and a Grandma! My husband’s family had a yearly “family camping extravaganza” and would travel all over Michigan and the Upper Peninsula camping. Some had RVs, some had pop-ups or tents, and some of us stayed in the cabins. We have a very close-knit family because of those trips. Sure, there was the occasional bump in the road, but that’s just part of being a family. Spending days and weeks with your in-laws for some people could be rough, but I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything. Camping brings people together.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
I have always wanted to go to Tahiti and stay in those little huts over the water! I just haven’t figured out how to get there by RV yet. 😉
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Chris

Customer Success Representative

I am so excited to be part of the Member Success Team! I have 30+ years of Customer Service/Client Relations experience, and I love getting to help our Members enjoy all the benefits of our membership. Having grown up near the beach, I love everything about the outdoors. Especially the sunshine, warm winters, and anything on the water!
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
Favorite and most fascinating trip: Israel. A trip I would definitely take again! Two places on my list are Alaska and out West.

Danielle

Customer Success Representative

It’s a great day at Harvest Hosts & Boondockers Welcome. I am a customer service agent and am honored to help each of you daily to have the best travel and stay experiences possible. I have camped in just about every style of recreational vehicle traditionally manufactured and am awaiting the day to purchase a rig again. I am an avid traveler of the U.S., and my favorite spot to rest is in the woods near a lake or stream.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
My favorite place to travel to is the Great Smoky Mountains, but I am always looking for a new favorite.
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Kina Hill

Customer Success Representative

I work on the Member service team, helping Members navigate the program and start their adventures. I have traveled in an RV throughout the Northwest as well as with family in Arizona. There is nothing like the experience of nature. I appreciate being a part of this rewarding company and being able to help others.
Fun Fact/Favorite Place to Travel/Place I’d like to Travel to:
My favorite travel places so far are across Europe and anywhere with art and architecture.

Our Team Values

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1. We win when the community wins

We are travelers, and we exist to serve the travel and destination community. We want everyone who interacts with Harvest Hosts Members, Hosts, and partners alike to benefit from the experience.

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2. We heart data

We believe that datadriven decisions lead to better results, and our team members embrace this mindset. Whether it’s questioning conventional wisdom or testing a bold idea, we aren’t afraid to try new things and learn along the way.

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3. We hire people who deserve to have egos…but don’t

We believe in having a sharp team of selfstarters who can work hard together and take charge of their success but every success (and failure) is shared across the team.

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4. We communicate fearlessly

We recognize that it takes courage and trust to be honest with each other. Whether it’s giving or receiving constructive feedback, making information available, or communicating our shared vision, we are at our best when we have all the facts.

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5. We are focused on our goals, which create positive ripples

We are goaloriented and dedicated to making profitable business decisions, which in turn can help people live happier lives through road travel and drive the success of small businesses.

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6. We all clean the RV

No matter the task, we are all willing to lend a hand and help one another both personally and professionally. Through unified effort and shared responsibility, we can achieve great things while having a blast.