ATHENS, Texas – A mother of four adult sons became the National RV Training Academy’s (NRVTA) newest student advisor helping others jump into careers as certified RV technicians and inspectors.
For many years, Dallas resident Karen Searcy worked as a senior living advisor helping older people to retain their independence. When she decided to change the direction of her career, she said her desire to help people improve their lives remained strong.
Searcy and her family have been avid RVers for many years, and they take trips as often as time allows. After moving to Athens a short time ago, they needed their RV repaired and learned about NRVTA in the process. As she learned more about the school and its mission, Searcy felt drawn to be part of it.
“I feel like I belong here and am aligned with the company’s mission to train successful business owners,” said Searcy. “I want to be a part of the school’s growth and watch students I enroll to do what they love and to be successful as well. Mobile RV technicians and inspectors are so hard to find, and the need is strong.
“By attending NRVTA, people are making a small investment in themselves with great reward,” she added. “I enjoy working through obstacles and helping people focus on their vision of what life can be like on the other side of training.
Meeting people and getting deep into nature is what Searcy and her husband of 17 years love to do, she explained. When they aren’t renovating a 1950s cabin purchased three years ago, they can be found either in the woods with their RV or in the pool.
“Karen has a real heart for helping people, and it shows in the way she interacts with prospective students by encouraging them to dream big,” said Tony Flammia, NRVTA’s director of sales and marketing. “As a mother of four adult sons, she understands how advanced training can open doors to a better income and more purposeful life.”
Searcy can be reached at [email protected].