Meet Our Speakers

Here are our speakers for Glamping Show Americas 2024.

Experts from every corner of the glamping industry will leverage their vast knowledge to help you take your new or existing glampsite to the next level. These are movers and shakers in the outdoor hospitality sector with decades of experience in finance, legal matters, insurance, marketing, consultancy and all things glamping.

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Scott Bahr

President, Cairn Consulting Group

Scott Bahr has over 25 years of market research experience in the hospitality and outdoor sector which has included spearheading the research that is an integral part of the strategic planning efforts in both the outdoor products and hospitality sectors.

In particular, he has been the research partner with KOA (Kampgrounds of America, Inc.) for 20 years, including the North American Camping Report the past nine years. As president of Cairn Consulting Group, he has also worked with RV manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and associations, as well as outdoor products retailers in their marketing and branding efforts, strategic planning, customer experience, corporate social responsibility, services/amenities and employee development. His work has also included product development, public opinion polling, public health, healthcare, and hospitality (food, beverage, & lodging).

Paul Bosley

Paul Bosley

Founder, Business Finance Depot

Paul founded Business Finance Depot in 2006. They are an agent for 26 national SBA and USDA lenders and 23 equipment financing companies, many of which specialize in financing in the RV park & glamping industries. They have provided financing for Camp Jellystone franchisees since 2016 and KOA franchisee resales since 2020. Paul has given financing seminars at the Outdoor Hospitality Industry (OHI) Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (2019 – 2024) and he has been on the faculty as the finance instructor for OHI's National School faculty (2019 – present). Paul is also the finance instructor at OHI's Perspective Owners Workshop (POW). Paul is also the finance instructor of Woodall's Magazine's Masterclass and the Glamping University being launched by the Glamping Association.

Paul earned a BS in Recreation & Parks from the Brockport State with the goal of working at a state or national park. Many years later, Paul completed all accounting courses at the undergraduate level at Florida Atlantic University and entered a master's degree program with a concentration in Business Valuation. Paul has been a volunteer counselor for S.C.O.R.E., a division of the SBA, since 2011. Paul is the owner of an Airstream travel trailer and spends 3 months a year traveling to visit national parks.

Steph Curtis-Raleigh

Steph Curtis-Raleigh

Publisher, International Glamping Business

Steph is the editor and publisher of Glamping Business USA and a Director of Upgrade Publishing, whose other titles include; International Glamping Business and Glamping Business Americas. She also founded Eco Resort Network, which aims to bring people together from all over the world, in order to share best practice and inspire one another, Steph has organised a number of online and in person events, alongside World of Glamping and No Footprint Consulting for this audience. 

She is a regular  judge for the Rural Business Awards in the UK and is keen to promote alternative tourism as a way of boosting local economies and encouraging people to consider the environment in their travel and buying choices. 

Steph has been a magazine editor for 20 years in the trade press and also runs a small PR and marketing agency.

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Mark Koepp

CEO and President of Campground Views, Inc.

Bio: Mark Koepp, CEO and President of Campground Views, Inc., is a renowned industry leader with over a decade in outdoor hospitality, enhancing camping through innovative virtual tours. A Pepperdine MBA graduate, former 12 year full-time RVer, and popular industry speaker, his work boosts park revenues and guest experiences, embodying the future of camping and glamping.

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Ruben Martinez

Founder, American Glamping Association

Ruben is the Founder of the American Glamping Association, Glamping University, Glamping Hub, and the Glamping Podcast and has been active in the glamping industry for over 13 years. The American Glamping Association is the only industry association in North America and it serves hundreds of organizations by driving growth opportunities globally for new and existing glamping businesses through tools, resources and education to create a stronger glamping industry. 

He has also consulted with organizations in the hospitality space from BRE Hotels & Resorts to KOA.  Ruben completed both his Undergraduate degree and his MBA with a focus in International Business at Regis University. He is an affiliate faculty member at Regis University teaching Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the MBA program and serves on the Regis University Board of Trustees. He also sits on the Board of Directors for California Outdoor Hospitality Association and Outside Capital. Ruben resides in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

Tyler Otto

Tyler Otto

President, Specialty Bookkeepers & Tax

Tyler Otto is the president and owner of Glamping Bookkeepers – a Subsidiary of Specialty Bookkeepers, a successful virtually based hospitality accounting firm. Tyler brings a wealth of finance experience from the lodging industry, where he served as a Senior Financial Analyst at Vail Resorts and Corporate Director of Finance with Imprint Hospitality. He is passionate about helping glamping owners and managers make strategic financial decisions that will grow their business for years to come. His team of expert bookkeepers are always ready and willing to help businesses get a handle on their finances while providing a fun and collaborative environment.

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Sarah Riley

President, The Glamping Academy

Sarah Riley has helped thousands of glamping owners design their dream businesses and the lifestyles they want throughout Europe, Canada and the Americas. Think treehouses, safari tents, domes, yurts, pods and tipis, and you'll get the idea.

As a consultant and CEO of The Glamping Academy, she uses her experience to help launch ideas quickly, start earning immediately and get ahead of the competition, without sacrificing life goals or the environment.

She is the host of "The Business of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals" Podcast, and the new "Glamping Show Americas" Podcast. She also leads one of the largest business support communities in the industry and is invited to travel the world to talk on these topics. 

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Christine Taylor

Partner, The Towne Law Firm

Christine Taylor is a Partner at The Towne Law Firm, P.C. (headquartered in Albany, NY) who focuses her practice in the areas of Hospitality, Business, Labor and Employment, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, and Litigation. Ms. Taylor grew up within the outdoor hospitality industry as her parents have owned three campgrounds, her experience within the industry gives her insight from both the legal and camping perspectives. Ms. Taylor has spoken at various outdoor hospitality conferences including the Glamping Show USA, KOA, CONY, NCA, ARVC, PCOA, as well as the Mid-Atlantic conference. She additionally authors a column that appears in Woodall's Campground Management.

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Ben Quiggle

Editor, Woodall's Campground Magazine

Ben is the editor of Woodall's Campground Magazine (WCM) and its affiliated website, which provides news and information on the outdoor hospitality industry. Ben is the co-host of the weekly podcast WCM's Park Update, which discusses key industry trends, as well as the producer of WCM's Supplier Showcase, which highlights industry vendors. You can follow Ben on Linkedin. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Ferron, and their four children, three cats, 12 chickens, two dogs and hopefully a goat here soon.

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Kathleen Walsh

President, Advanced Outdoor Solutions

Kathleen Walsh has been a leader in the Glamping space for 20 years. Way before the term, "Glamping," was coined, Kathleen was creating elevated outdoor experiences for guests in her outdoor resorts. Kathleen and her team design, consult, and 3rd party manage resorts in the US, and around the world.

“This is our first time exhibiting and we have met some interesting people and we have got some good leads. I have enjoyed talking to the participants but also to the other vendors too – we have learned from each other” – Ivy Fife, Secret Creek.

Our Sponsors

Sky Web
American Glamping Association
Cairn Consulting Group