David Gorin Associates LLC (DGA), a leading consulting company exclusively serving RV park and campground investors, developers, owners and buyers, announced a refocusing of the company to “better enable it to meet the increasing demand for high-level professional consulting in the park industry” — a move that includes David Gorin stepping aside as executive director of the Virginia Campground Association (VCA).
“As the RV industry, the accommodations sector and all related outdoor hospitality and recreation sectors experience significant growth, the interest in the industry has expanded dramatically,” said Gorin, founder and president of the company and columnist for Woodall’s Campground Management. “To meet the growing demand for services, it’s necessary to refocus attention on the most important segments of our business – consulting with investors and developers who are eager to explore opportunities in the park business.”
In the first two refocusing steps, Gorin announced that he and DGA are ending its 12-year management relationship with the VCA and simultaneously announced that Jayne Cohen, a long time campground owner and former president of Adventure Bound Camping, is joining DGA as a senior consulting associate.
“It’s been a pleasure being associated with the Virginia Campground Association and we’re going miss the day-to-day relationships with many great Virginia park owners,” said Gorin. “Serving as the VCA executive director was an honor and I hope we were able to be of help in growing and developing the association. There will be a smooth transition to a new executive director who will take over the management of the association on October 1,” said Gorin.
Gorin said he expects that the association will be managed by Derek Dick, a former membership services associate with the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) in Evergreen, Colo. Dick recently moved with his wife to Virginia.
“Jayne Cohen has a strong and creative background in all phases of park operations, management and marketing and will enhance DGA’s ability to provide to quality services in these areas. Jayne will continue to operate her own consulting firm, Jayne Cohen Associates, while serving DGA clients with special needs for her services,” said Gorin. “Jayne is a dynamic individual with energy and enthusiasm and experience in the park business and will add a new dimension to DGA associates.
“These two steps, moving away from association management and bringing on a new senior associate with deep operational experience, will enable DGA to respond more effectively to our growing client base and new opportunities in the industry,” said Gorin.
Cohen joins with other senior consulting associates at DGA including Donald Westphal, a veteran land and site planner based in the Detroit, Mich., area with more than 30 years experience in RV park and mobile home community planning; Douglas Campbell, an architect with Perkins Eastman who has assisted DGA in the design and planning of many RV parks over the last 12 years; and Jack May, a CFP with Lara May LLC, a financial and tax planning firm that provides fiancial planning services to DGA clients as needed.
“I anticipate additional announcements about the refocusing efforts to further strengthen our ability to respond to the growing interest in the RV park, campground and outdoor hospitality business,” said Gorin.