RV PRO Celebrates ‘40 Under 40’ Award Winners in Vegas

RV PRO took the stage Monday night at the 2021 RVDA Convention/Expo to host its inaugural ‘40 Under 40’ awards ceremony at Paris Las Vegas, recognizing the top up-and-coming industry professionals. The event was emceed by Chris Cieto, publisher of RV PRO magazine, and Kristina Shrider, founder of RVEM Mastermind and a ‘40 Under 40’ award winner.

Twenty-seven of the 2021 Class were in attendance (with one in the form of a cardboard cut-out) alongside nominators, colleagues and loved ones to raise a glass in honor of each individual’s accomplishments in the RV industry. Winners represented dealerships, manufacturers, suppliers and associations across the country.

Monika Geraci and Kristina Shrider
Kristina Shrider, founder of RVEM Mastermind, congratulates Monika Geraci, RVIA director of PR and communications. Both were 40 Under 40 award winners and are involved in the RV Women’s Alliance.

The list of ‘40 Under 40’ winners includes:

Yuriy Katasonov, Diamond Shield

Eva Mitic, Go Power!

Ashley Bontrager, Ember RV

Matt Olds, East to West

Lisa Liegl Rees, East to West

Andrew Cooley, Storyteller Overland

David Copeland, Van Dyke Enterprises

Monika Geraci, RV Industry Association

Nick Ebenroth, Keystone RV

Nick Francis, KZ RV

Kristina Shrider, Giant Recreation World

Stefanie Zalutko, Zalutko Business Services

Jonathan Krawchuk, Samlex America

Ryan Hadley, TRIC RV Repair and Maintenance

Destiny Tolliver, Campers Inn

Karen Arnold, American Family RV

Volodymyr Kilchytskyi, Micro Air

Justin Carlton, Carlton Camping Center

Faith Palmer, Atlantic RV Body Repair & Service

Cortni Armstrong, The Flipping Nomad

Paxton Jensen, General RV

Ed Sikes, Truist Bank

Mike T. Keller, Keller RV & Marine

Neal Stewart, RV Connections

Chelsea Campbell, Keystone RV

Sara Porosky, Thetford

Andrea Graves, Cruiser RV/ DRV Luxury Suites

Jason Riley, Rollick

Tommy Hall, Grand Design RV

Lacey Pintado, Coach-Net

James Bonin, Pan Pacific RV Centers

Darrin Caldwell, NIRVC

Jason Haugen, Haugen RV Group

Mary Kate Haller, RV One of Fort Myers

Chase Youngblood, Youngbloods RV

Matthew Fuller, Fuller Motorhome Rentals

Nicholas Rudowich, RV Industry Association

Austin Meadows, Duo Form

Josh Murdock, Hemlock Hill RV

Alex Yerman, United States Warranty Corporation

40 Under 40
From left to right: Dave Pomeroy, president of National Business Media; Adam Shrider; Kristina Shrider, founder of RVEM Mastermind; Larry McNamara, CEO, president and chairman of Giant Recreation World; and Chris Cieto, publisher of RV PRO magazine.

RV PRO was grateful to have event sponsors GE Appliances, a Haier Co.; and United States Warranty Corporation; along with awards sponsor Rollick Inc.

“It was so great to see everyone for the ‘40 Under 40’ event. Congratulations to all winners for this year and thank you those who nominated them,” said Cieto. “This was a fun kickoff to what we hope becomes an annual event.”

40 Under 40
A full house of event attendees in the Paris hotel’s Champagne room 4.

Jordan Benschop

Jordan Benschop is the managing editor of RV PRO magazine.

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