Meet Our Staff at Oklahoma RV Center
Mike was born in Tulsa Ok, and graduated High School from Chanute KS. During High School he worked for NuWa Industries, manufacturing RV’s. After High School he joined the US Army, serving as an infantryman in the First Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War. On his return from Vietnam, Mike re-joined NuWa as a Partner, and helped pioneer the Hitchhiker brand as one of the first 5th wheels on the market. At NuWa, Mike was instrumental in the first glide room concept, and became a major provider of 5th wheels until 2012.
Struggling to price compete with Thor & Forest River brands, Mike opened Kansas RV Center and entered the retail segment, establishing a market in pre-owned Hitchhikers, as well as some select high-end 5th wheel brands. Kansas RV Center has the largest indoor showroom and service facility in the Midwest, and is known for catering to the needs of the serious full-time RV’er.
Mike partners with Oklahoma RV Center, as well as another dealership in the Des Moines Iowa area. The three stores can share inventory, enhancing their ability to find customers their perfect RV. The three stores can also perform service for one another’s customers, to provide the best overall delivery and post-sale experience possible.
Mike holds a Business degree from the University of Kansas. During the early 1990’s, he partnered with others to charter several Kansas and Missouri banks. Mike has 5th wheel RV’d all over North America over the last 40 years, and has a wealth of knowledge to share with those who create a relationship with either dealership.
Partner, General Manager
Email Ray | Telephone: 405-703-7216
Ray entered the RV business in 1996, working at several Oklahoma City dealerships, before moving to the manufacturing side of the industry as a factory rep for both Heartland RV and Carriage RV. Partnering with Mike Mitchell & NuWa Industries, Ray opened Oklahoma RV Center in October 2011. As a result of his manufacturing background, he understands how to identify quality brands. He has good relationships with many RV manufacturers, buys inventory at discounted pricing year-round and passes those discounts on to his customers. Functioning as Oklahoma RV Center's General Manager, Ray believes in operating differently than some. His promise is to provide a low-key buying experience, and he employs only straightforward sales staff, who are legitimately concerned with the needs and expectations of customers. Ray is committed to providing his customers with an exceptional and personal level of RV Service not found at other dealerships. He is an Army veteran and served in the first Persian Gulf War.
Email Kelly | Telephone: 405-703-7215
Kelly has been with Oklahoma RV Center since 2011, and boy are we lucky! She has been in accounting for forty years and loves her job. "I love the people I work with and it's a no stress job." When Kelly isn't at OKRV's you can find her traveling, attending church, sewing, and trying to wrangle her three grand kids.
We asked Kelly if she had a Tip for someone in Accounting: "Don't Procrastinate."
Email Cayce | Telephone: 405-703-7223
Cayce has been working with Oklahoma RV Center for almost two years. She originally began in sales because of her joy of meeting and interacting with new people. She loves RV’ers because she says they are the most friendly customers. When she is not at OKRV’s she is spending time with her family, snap chatting her daily life, playing softball, and being outdoors as much as possible. RiverStone RVs are Cayce’s favorite, not only because they are luxurious but so well made.
Email Spencer | Telephone: 405-703-7214
With three years working in RV Service, Spencer wants to help you! He enjoys the challenges and working with customers at Oklahoma RV Center. When he's not at OKRV's, Spencer is spending time with his family, running, lifting weights, and watching his boys in little league sports.
Spencer's Dream RV: King Air Newmar
We asked Spencer if he had a tip for anyone regarding RV's: "Don't buy a pop up travel trailer, because no one in the state of Oklahoma works on them so it can't be serviced."
Email Tyler | Telephone: 405-703-7213
Tyler Ellison is our Sales Manager here at OKRV's. He has been in the business for 19 years and takes pride in OKRV's. "We have the best products, with no doc fees, we do business the way it's supposed to be done." When Tyler isn't at OKRV's he enjoys taking camping trips to his favorite local spot, Elephant Rock, with his kids or watching his sons play baseball.
We asked Tyler why he enjoys selling RV's: "When you're selling RV's, you're selling FUN. Fun with your family and friends, memories you can enjoy with them."
Email Steve | Telephone: 405-703-7226
Steve takes great pride in helping his customers find just the right fit for their desires and needs. With a solid background of over thirty-five years of matching the correct product with each unique customer, he's confident he can help you. When Steve's not at OKRV's, he stays busy composing, arranging, and recording projects as he is an accomplished pianist and instrumentalist.
We asked Steve what prompted him to sell RV's: "What better choice than to represent a product that promotes road trips and vacations, which just happen to be two of my favorite pastime! - Steve
Email Derick | Telephone: 405-703-7224
We are proud to have Derick on our team at OKRV's. Derrick is a former United States Marine who served in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. (Thank you for your service, Derick!) When Derick's not at OKRV's he enjoys his family, grand children, golf, and fishing! He has twenty-four years in retail sales and management and strives to find the perfect RV for you.
We asked Derick why he enjoys selling RV's: "You're not selling objects or material items, you're selling dreams to people."
Email Diane | Telephone: 405-703-7227
Diane has been in the RV Industry for almost 30 years. We have had the pleasure of having her with us for a little under a year. Her family has a travel trailer and enjoys the camping lifestyle with several camping clubs. When Diane isn't at Oklahoma RV she enjoys spending time with her family and taking camping trips to their favorite spot - Red River New Mexico. Her passion for selling RV's is the enjoyment that she sees in the families faces when they purchase their Dream and being a part of that experience. Her desire to help your family find the best RV for their needs
Tom "TK" Kenley
Email Tom | Telephone: 405-703-7218
Vietnam Vet and former Radar Man for the United States Navy, we are honored to have TK with us at OKRV's. TK has been with us for five years and loves being the "old man" of the gang. With over 30 years in sales, he's able to meet and exceed your expectations when shopping. When TK's not at OKRV's he enjoys playing guitar, oil painting, and cheering on the Razorbacks!
Email Russ | Telephone: 405-703-7219
Russ loves his customers and he finds great joy in helping them find just the right RV that they'll be happy with for years to come. He has witnessed great success working with people for over 35 years and helping them to find the perfect solution to their needs. When Russ isn't busy at work, he enjoys physical fitness. When asked what prompted Russ to sell RVs, he stated, "I absolutely love working with the RV community. They are such a tight knit group of down to earth folks!"
Email Brent | Telephone: 405-703-7217
Brent has been with Oklahoma RV Center for four years, and in the business for fifteen. As our Service Manager he makes sure that customers' needs are met on all service levels. While staging the Service Technicians with work on a day-in and day-out basis, he himself will turn a wrench and get dirty working when needed. He enjoys interacting with all of the customers and knowing that OKRVs is providing them with something that will create memories with their families. When Brent isn't at OKRV's he is spending time with his family and pup Ellie.
Brent's Dream RV: Lance 2155
We asked Brent if he had a tip as the Service Manager: "Read your manuals and follow manufacturers instructions for all service and upkeep."
Email Richard | Telephone: 405-703-7228
Richard is our Service Advisor here at OKRV's and is here to answer any questions about your RV you may have! We asked him what he enjoys most about his job and he answered, "Every day is different, and everyday you'll have a different problem and solution." When Richard isn't at OKRV's he is spending time with his wife and kids, and volunteering in Prison Ministry.
Richard's Dream RV: Cruiser Air
We asked Richard if he had a tip as a Service Advisor: "Always use a surge protector."
James has been with Oklahoma RV's service center for three years and in the RV business for ten. James grew up around RVs with his dad, and he loves a challenge. "There's always a new task everyday, with a new outcome."
We asked James what his #1 Tip was for anyone servicing their RV: "Patience."
Richard has been with OKRV's for a little under a year. He enjoys long walks on the beach, fishing, and is a Libra. Richard works on your RV to make sure your needs are met and exceeded. We asked Richard what his #1 Tip was for anyone servicing their RV and he said, "Schedule your service appointment today!"
Richards Dream RV: Mobile Suites
Rickey has been working on RV's for eighteen years and enjoys it being a new job every single day. He is an accomplished and award-winning technician, which makes us proud to have him on our team. We've had the pleasure of working with Rickey for three years. When Rickey isn't at OKRV's he is working on his 110 acre farm and spending time with his wife.
We asked Rickey what his #1 Tip was for anyone servicing their RV: "Get an owners manual!"
Justin is a RV Technician who can take on any job. You can find him giving new buyer walk-throughs of your RV once you come for pick-up, and he's there to answer any questions you can throw his way. He enjoys being able to fix things and making people happy! When he's not at OKRV's you can find him at the park with his 16 month old daughter or watching Sons of Anarchy.
We asked Justin what his #1 Tip would be for your RV: "Make sure you don't overload your circuits, and always contact an authorized dealer before you try to fix it yourself."
Official OKRVs Welcomer
Ellie is a Border Collie who is always here to greet you and give you kisses! She's two years old and loves any pets you will give her!