WCM Show LogoAs the outdoor hospitality industry continues to grow, diversity has become a larger topic as glamping parks, RV parks and campgrounds all look to be welcoming environments. Along with that focus, the industry is also looking to entice more diversity among its park ownership ranks.

WCM’s Outdoor Hospitality Industry has invited Nathan and Alicia Lawson, the new owners of the recently developed Time Away RV Resort, to discuss these issues and more during its show on March 1 at 3 p.m. EST. The couple has noted to WCM in the past that they faced numerous challenges on their path to becoming African American entrepreneurs, including issues when it came time to finance their park. 

Nate & Alicia Lawson

Nate & Alicia Lawson

With a background in owning rental housing units, the couple decided it was time to explore owning an RV park and have enjoyed the process of developing and opening their park. They also now mentor other minority entrepreneurs.

WCM’s Outdoor Hospitality Update encourages feedback from viewers, so don’t be shy and ask a question or leave a comment live during the show to have it highlighted and answered.

You can watch the show on WCM’s Facebook or YouTube pages.

WCM’s Outdoor Hospitality Update is hosted by Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall’s Campground Magazine (WCM), and Mike Gast, former vice president of communications at Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and a senior writer for RVTravel.com.

The show airs every Tuesday at 3 p.m. EST.

To catch up on previous episodes, click here.