Hosts, Staff & Friends
Our Team of excited and experienced RV Enthusiasts welcomes you to our rapidly growing community of folks that love the RV lifestyle with a touch of adventure. We hope you’ll tune in each and every week (to watch or listen) and learn about the latest innovations in RVing from industry experts along with Tips and Advice from actual RVers that will help everyone from the beginning RVer to the full time Nomad.
Alan Warren- Host
Alan Warren is known as The RV Wingman. A native Texan who loves the RV lifestyle, Alan has more than 35 years experience in the Radio and TV Industry including creating, writing, producing, hosting and syndicating nearly 2,000 episodes of Radio and TV Shows and countless commercials. A consummate Entrepreneur, Alan created and pioneered the Fishing Texas TV Show in 1983 and Hosted/Produced the first ever Outdoors TV Show underwritten by an automotive manufacturer with the popular “Chevy Sportsman” TV Show.
As Host of The RV Show USA and Admin of many of the Nation’s largest Facebook Group Pages of RV Enthusiasts, Alan combines his natural affinity towards adventure, the great outdoors, his gift for public speaking and his love of RVing with the country’s biggest RV Lifestyle program.
Alan has worked with and represented some of the largest and most recognized companies in the world dating back to the early 1980’s including: CARQUEST Auto Parts, Champion Spark Plugs, Chevrolet, Federal Mogul Corporation, Valero, La Quinta, Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Make A Wish Foundation, O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores, Valvoline, Pennzoil, Nissan USA and Whataburger just to name a few.
Ask those he works with about his strongest attribute and you’ll find out that it’s GRIT. Alan never gives up. Never. And when it comes to marketing, creativity, positioning and messaging Alan Warren helps take companies to a new level of success with his experience, passion and ability to see opportunities that most others miss. To put it simply, The RV Wingman connects with people in a powerful way.
With a life-long fondness for RVing and camping, Alan purchased Big Chief RV and Cabin Resort in central Texas in 2013 and has been immersed in the RV Lifestyle ever since.
“Our goal is simple”, says Warren. “We want to spread the message of joy, excitement and adventure (and the occasional bump-in-the road) that comes from RVing. And we do that with a unique blend of entertainment, education and honesty. More and more people each day are realizing the tremendous benefits to health and family that RVing provides. Add in making wonderful life-long memories with those we love and THAT’s what The RV Show USA is all about.”
Co-Host & The RV Nana
(President of PPL Motor Homes)
I have been with PPL Motor Homes since 1980 and have been fortunate enough to grow up with the company. A native Houstonian, I have been blessed with years of wonderful experiences and memories of RVing with family and friends. With 3 children, 8 grandchildren and a ton of friends who I refer to as my adopted family, I was a Nana long before I became RV Nana. I was blessed to have shared this lifestyle with my late husband, a Cajun from Lafayette, and his spirit will live on in all of us as we continue down the road of life.My life with PPL has given me so many wonderful chapters, from sharing my RV experiences as RV Nana to working with the Texas Campground Owners Association and holding the position of President of the Texas RV Association from 2011-2013, so it’s easy to see that the RV lifestyle is my style.
I’m excited about being a part of the Team of RV enthusiasts on The RV Show USA and look forward to sharing RV tips and stories on this new and exciting radio show. Watch for me on the road …I’m the one with the RV Nana license plates on my car and RV, and share your RV experiences with me. See you soon!
Jumpin’ John Gaona- Producer
John Gaona (aka: Jumpin’ John) is the RV Wingman’s Wingman! He rides shotgun in the studio to make sure the social media signal of each week’s Live Stream is delivered flawlessly and simultaneously across YouTube and dozens of Facebook Group pages. Additionally, Jumpin’ John handles all the graphics, the podcasts, editing, production and distribution of video segments across social media and is our all-round “Mr. Everything”. Jumpin’ John gets his On-Air-Name due to his service as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne serving 3 tours in the U.S. Army. With 57 jumps under his belt and many dangerous missions behind him, his current mission is to try and keep up with all the moving parts here on the Show (and he’s doing a great job of it). When John’s not working on The RV Show USA, you’ll find him in his recording studio producing recordings for many current and future rising music stars.
Shemaiah Reed- Master Control
Shemaiah Reed oversees Master Control of the Radio side of the production of The RV Show USA including all aspects from quality of audio to delivery of each program to Salem Radio Network for distribution to our Station Affiliates. Shemaiah is an incredibly good listener and has a keen sense of “what it takes” to make a production “sing”. With extensive qualifications in 3D animation, music production, philosophy, and business, Shemaiah is a creative visionary that owns his reality and loves nothing more than to inspire those around him. Whether he’s in the studio making hip-hop, or out in the street with his video camera: Shemaiah is driven, tenacious and big-hearted and a very important part of The RV Show USA production family.
Chuck Woodbury, RVTravel.com
If you’ve been RVing for very long, you’ve likely either heard of Chuck Woodbury or his wildly popular RV Travel Newsletter, the longest running online Newsletter about RVing on the Internet. Chuck has assembled a phenomenal team of RV experts and professionals who contribute to his weekly and daily publication. If you like the guests you hear on The RV Show USA, you can likely thank Chuck. He knows everyone in the business! To find out more about his RV Travel Newsletter and subscribe for free, Click Here.
Lisa Warren – Social Media Monitor
Social Media Monitor and The RV Show USA’s biggest fan, Lisa loves the RV Lifestyle and she loves people. So it’s easy for her to meet new friends across many Facebook RV Group Pages and others who share a love of the RV Lifestyle. Lisa isn’t an expert at Social Media nor is she an RVing expert, but she’s learning quickly and she’s “a Natural” (and people love her). You’ll find out why and will nearly always find her in the Studio on Wednesday nights for our Facebook Live.
Miss Katy Warren- Production/Social Media/Graphics
Miss Katy (aka: The Graphics Girl) follows up behind her father and puts the Podcasts together and posts them on the website. She also helps monitor our Facebook Live broadcasts and is an all ‘round Go To Helper for her Dad. From helping with scheduling and interviews to getting the final Podcasts and YouTube videos up each week, Miss Katy is an important part of Team at The RV Show USA. She also has a beautiful singing voice!
Roger “Hurricane” Wilson-
He’s one of the most talented guitarists alive. Roger Hurricane Wilson is more than an RV Enthusiast. Over the past 20 years, he’s racked up more than 1 MILLION MILES of traveling our great country while entertaining music lovers from coast to coast. Roger does some of the announcing on The RV Show USA and let’s us use his library of tunes. To learn more about the man called “The Hurricane”, check out Roger’s website, read his most impressive Bio and order some of his tunes for yourself. You will love them! CLICK HERE.
Mike Sokol, RV Electricity expert
Mike Sokol is an Electrical Genius and when it comes to electricity in RVs, there’s no one more knowledgeable than he is. Mike’s resume is too long to write here. To read more about Mike and why we’re so proud to have him on our Team, Click Here for the full story (or at least part of the story). As I said, he’s an electrical genius.
Janine Pettit- Girl Camper-In-Chief
Janine Pettit is the original “Girl Camper” aka: Camper-In-Chief. An incredibly genuine, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, kind and warm person, Janine is the founder of the Girl Camper movement; helping and encouraging women to go places and do things in her blog and podcast. Janine is a spokesperson for the national Go RVing campaign as well as many RV related companies, the creator of Camper College and a close friend of The RV Show USA. Janine provides us with regular on-the-ground reporting and information-filled segments designed to get women (men too) more involved in going places and doing things in their RVs. We’re proud to call her a friend and colleague and we love her!