About Us/Staff

Mission Statement

RV/MH Heritage Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the RV & MH Industries by providing a facility to preserve the history and honoring the pioneers who have made significant contributions to the good of the two industries.

Darryl Searer, President


  1. To maintain a Hall of Fame to honor the leaders of our Industries. Today we have over 480 members with their plaque displayed on the “Wall of Fame.”
  2. To archive our history. Today we have a great library with over 20,000 industry publications
  3. To create a display of historic products for both RV & MH Industries. Today we have a one of a kind RV museum starting with over 100 year old RV’s. Also in 2022 we opened the Scoular MH museum which a 21,000 square foot facility providing a walk through the evolution of the manufactured housing industry.
  4. To aid in promoting the RV/MH industries. Today we have the GoRving Hall highlighting todays world of RV lifestyle and three brand new Manufactured Homes displayed within the Scoular MH museum.
  5. To provide a first class event center. Today we operate the Northern Indiana Event Center ( N.I.E.C ) with over 58,000 sq..ft. of space available in eight different areas, plus over a million square feet of rally and parking accomodations.

In the past eight years we have made great strides in improving the financial stability of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation by becoming debt-free and increasing our net worth from a negative value to over $22,000,000 in assets over expenses.

RVMH Heritage Foundation has plans to build a 36,000 square foot event center early 2023 which will complete the vision for the 40 acre site.

Please add your name to the list of donors by clicking the button below to make your contribution.

Thank you for your support

Darryl Searer

Foundation Board and Staff

RV/MH Heritage Foundation, Inc. Board Room
RV/MH Heritage Foundation, Inc. Library
RV/MH Heritage Foundation, Inc. Hall of Fame

Executive Committee

Barry Cole, Chairman Emeritus
MH Insurance Services
Orange, California

Darryl Searer, President
RV/MH Hall of Fame
Elkhart, Indiana

Debbie Brunoforte, Chairwoman
Retired owner of Little Dealer, Little Prices
Phoenix, Arizona

Joe Stegmayer, Vice Chairman
ELS Holdings LLC
Phoenix, Arizona

Leo Poggione, Past Chairman
Craftsman Homes, Inc.
Reno, Nevada

Tim DeWitt, Treasurer
Retired President of MARVAC
Livonia, Michigan

Thomas R. Walworth, Secretary
Statistical Surveys
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dana Nelsen, Board Member
RV News Magazine Denver, Colorado

The Board

Jim Scoular, Board Member
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Mick Ferkey, Board Member
Retired Greeneway RV
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

BJ Thompson, Board Member
BJ Thompson Associates
Osceola, Indiana

Tim McGuire, Board Member
Retired CEO of Coast Distribution

Bill Thomas, Board Member
Thomas RV Dealer
Wentzville, MO

Mark Bowersox, Board Member
Manufactured Housing Institute
Arlington, VA

Dave Schutz, Board Member
Schutz Consulting
Elkhart, IN

Spencer Roane, Board Member
Pentagon Properties
Atlanta, GA

Bruce Hopkins, Board Member
Retired RVIA
Elkhart, IN

Ron Breymier, Board Member
Executive Director IMHA-RVIC
Indianapolis, IN

Al Spencer, Board Member
Dakota Land Homes
Sioux Falls, SD

Founding Staff

Ryan Szklarek
Executive Vice President
RV/MH Heritage Foundation

Kelsey Warren
Administrative Manager
RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum

Chuck Wilde
Head of Maintenance
RVMH Heritage Foundation

Gena McKeown
Office Manager / Event Coordinator
Northern Indiana Event Center

Gerardo Mejia
Maintenance Assistant
RVMH Heritage Foundation

Mary McDaniel
Maintenance Staff
RVMH Heritage Foundation

Admissions & Gift Shop

Sydney Hale

Lee Mathieu

Connie Hart

Jon Hart

Rowan Finnigan