CEO / Owner
A graduate from the University of Colorado with a degree in Business Management, Scott entered the RV industry in 2005 to intersect his passion for business with the outdoors. Rising through the ranks to become General Manager at one of Colorado’s premier resorts while mastering The Horizon System’s management techniques, Scott joined the Horizon Outdoor Hospitality Management executive team in 2011, bringing with him the latest in business management practices fused with real-world experiences in the industry. All told, Scott has fourteen years of consecutive experience working with Horizon Outdoor Hospitality Management.
In his current role, Scott oversees the day-to-day operation of Horizon Outdoor Hospitality Management, provides strategic direction and planning for all managed properties, and works with the executive team to ensure all components of The Horizon System are implemented and effective at our managed properties. Scott is experienced with new development operations start-up, having directed start-up operations of four new resorts in the last six years (one of those resorts having won a Sunset Magazine Travel Award and Men’s Journal Travel Award within 18 months of opening).
With a keen focus on identifying additional revenue opportunities, he works with clients to map out strategies for a greatly enhanced bottom line performance. Experienced in virtually all levels of resort management, Scott has the operational insight to lead RV resorts to the next level of success.
CFO / Owner
Lindsey is a Certified Public Bookkeeper with eight years of impeccable bookkeeping experience, most recently as a Director of a national accounting firm with over 1,000 clients across the country. Her experience over the last five years in that role strengthens the financial services component of our management solutions for the RV industry, providing targeted solutions for all our clients. Lindsey also provides additional support by overseeing all aspects of The Horizon System© for our managed properties, in addition to providing on-site staff training and systems implementation during the critical ‘onboarding’ process for newly managed assets.
Scott and Lindsey are full-time RV’ers, which allows them as a team to travel to all managed properties to ensure the ongoing success of all client properties. This also affords new clients the comfort in knowing that our team is able to spend an extended amount of time during the transition phase, providing extensive interfacing with staff and guests alike. This ‘hands on’ approach ensures that your property will be receiving the absolute best, and most focused, level of care while transitioning your asset to our Management.
Vice President, Operations
With more than 25 years of experience in the Outdoor Hospitality industry, Shari Paulsen is charged with overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of our managed properties. In her role, Shari ensures policies, procedures, systems, and compliance of management are implemented at each managed location to ensure operational efficiency, profitability, safety, and market-leading guest reviews.
In Shari’s previous experience, she was District Manager for Thousand Trails / ELS in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years. In that role, Shari directly managed all aspects of the leading resort in Oregon and was responsible for overseeing operations of the other company-owned resorts in Oregon and Washington, including revenue generation and growth, expense management, operational policies, human resources, compliance, and new manager training.
Shari has most recently managed the award-winning Bay Point Landing glamping resort on the Oregon Coast, recipient of numerous national publication awards (i.e. Sunset Magazine, Men’s Journal). As a proven industry veteran, Shari brings experience, insight, and enthusiasm to all facets of resort operations.
Joining the Horizon team after several years managing Galveston’s leading RV resort, Cindy brings a professional background of new systems implementation and project management. Cindy is charged with building, implementing, maintaining, and supporting property managements systems (PMS) across our portfolio, as well for implementing core policies and procedures to support a successful office operation. As a former General Manager for a leading 10/10/10 RV resort, Cindy understands PMS best practices and an office team should be supported and trained to ensure efficient and effective operations.
Prior to Cindy’s experience in the RV industry, she worked in the manufacturing industry as a project manager and implementation coordinator for systems to support manufacturing and distribution operations. Cindy is a full-time RVer, and as such, clients benefit from her being able to spend an extended period of time at our managed locations to coordinate a successful implementation and support of property management systems.
An accomplished Marketer and Digital Strategist, Danica spent the first half of career managing campaigns and consumer experiences for global lifestyle brands including adidas, arc’teryx, and icebreaker. More recently she co-founded the digital marketing agency that helped launch our premier property Bay Point Landing, as well as Woodlark Hotel and many others. Her passion is in working with small to mid-size companies that seek to create authentic experiences for their guests.
Danica is creative and strategic, keeping both the consumer and financials in sharp focus. She ensures that the property’s visuals and messaging is aligned across all platforms (digital, social, print), which results in a cohesive experience and higher sales. Danica develops marketing plans to maximize both the short term opportunity and tee up for the long-range goals. Based in the Pacific Northwest, she is usually outdoors and always up for adventure.
Regional Director, Property Operations
With degrees in both Accounting and Business Management, Bill has spent the majority of his professional career in Public Accounting and Banking as a CFO and Compliance Officer. Upon retiring from his professional career, Bill worked with RV resorts in Arizona, California, and Colorado before managing a leading resort in Texas.
Bill’s previous experience has given him extensive operation experience in the areas of accounting, policy implementation, personnel, office administration, and general operations management. In his current role, Bill works directly with the property managers to ensure policies, procedures, and standards are implemented and followed. He is also their first point of contact for any operational questions, guidance, or support.
Full-timing for eight years in his RV, Bill is a mobile team member whom spends extended time at each property. This also affords new clients the comfort in knowing that our team is able to spend an extended amount of time during the transition phase, providing extensive interfacing with staff and guests alike. This ‘hands on’ approach ensures that your property will be receiving the absolute best, and most focused, level of care while transitioning your asset to our management.
Tax, Payroll, and Administrative Specialist
Danielle joins the Horizon Outdoor Hospitality Management after working for a national accounting firm for five years. In her role there, she specialized in filing payroll, state, and local sales taxes for clients all across the country. It was there that she discovered her passion for being able to provide help and support “behind the scenes” so her clients could focus on running their businesses.
At Horizon Outdoor Hospitality Management, Danielle manages all aspects of payroll and tax compliance, assists with personnel and human resource tasks, supports the property staff through reservation program maintenance and support, as well as coordinates social media and marketing updates with the marketing vendor. Danielle’s people-oriented mentality coupled with her organizational skills makes her a solid resource for supporting our clients and property staff alike.
Joining the team after spending several years at a national accounting firm, Nicole brings her powerful experience in accounting along with her specialization in “to-the-penny” reconciliations. In her previous role, Nicole was dedicated to locating discrepancies and detecting fraud and theft within her clients’ bank accounts.
In her current role, Nicole assists with all accounting and bookkeeping processes for her clients. She interfaces directly with property managers to ensure all accounting records are accurate, orderly, and processed efficiently. Nicole’s ability to focus in on the detail and follow up to ensure financial clarity and accuracy is a true asset to the corporate team and the clients that she works with.
Accounting + Administrative Specialist
Nicole joins the Horizon team after working several years with a national accounting firm, wherein she worked in their bank reconciliation department auditing reconciliations for her clients to ensure complete financial accuracy and transparency. In that role, Nicole found her love for numbers and researching discrepancies as well as interacting one-on-one with her clients and their managers.
In her current role, Nicole assists the accounting team with all accounting/bookkeeping processes. She works directly with property managers in order to keep accurate records, ensuring their books are thorough, organized, and accurate. Nicole also assists the operations team with various behind the scenes projects where her people-first and organizational skillsets and expertise are utilized for the benefit of our clients and corporate team. Further, Nicole’s attention to detail, thorough processing, and genuinely positive spirit, helps us provide our clients with first-class customer service.
Principal, Horizon Brokerage Services
With over 26 years of experience with RV Resort management, in 2003 Randy formed Horizon RV Resorts Inc., third-party Management firm exclusively serving the outdoor hospitality industry. Rapid but responsible growth, fueled by the need for Horizon’s unique services, has resulted in a current managed portfolio of thousands of RV and Glamping sites, with a portfolio value in excess of $150M. The success of Horizon RV Resorts was the catalyst in forming Horizon Brokerage Services, a full-service Brokerage firm specializing in the acquisition and disposition Outdoor Hospitality assets.
From 2003 to 2006 Randy served as Vice President on the Board of Directors for CalARVC, where he chaired the Communications committee and was a Director on the CTPA Services Board. Randy returned to the CampCalNOW (formerly CalARVC) Board in 2012, having served as President and Past President, and also served on the AZARVC Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. In sum, Randy has served 16 years on State Boards. Randy has been featured in industry articles and has presented seminars and speaking engagements on a State and National level. Randy also serves as Industry Advisor for the American Glamping Association, a National association promoting the Glamping segment of the Outdoor Hospitality industry.
Principal, Horizon Land Development
David Simms is the former President of Leisure Concepts Management, an RV resort development and RV Park Management company. In his 14 years of experience in the RV resort industry, David has been instrumental in the evaluation and acquisition of 8 RV Resort properties and has evaluated the feasibility of close to 100 properties. In addition to acquisitions, David’s core duties have included operational management and oversight of sales and marketing. David’s projects included Havasu RV Resort (AZ), Ocala Sun RV Resort (FL), Galveston Bay RV Resort (TX) and Palm Lake RV Resort (AL). Havasu RV Resort has the highest Woodall’s rating (5W) and was one of the Trailer Life’s “Best Parks” in 2010, ranking among the top 300 RV resorts in the United States. Prior to entering the RV resort industry, David had a 20+ year career as a financial executive in the retail industry, gaining experience while working for Target, Inc. and subsequently performing turnaround work for Ames Department Stores and Kmart Corporation. David has a BA in Economics from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic in Troy, New York. David grew up in the marina business in coastal Massachusetts.