Tennessee Campground Association Board Member Bio's


Kim Fernandez
Deer Run RV Resort
3609 Peavine Firetower Rd.
Crossville, TN 38571


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Donna Martin
True West Campground, Stables & Mercantile
3341 Leatherwood Ford Road
Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: (931) 752-8272

In January 2011 our family, my husband, Shawn, and my daughter Brittany and I, all took a leap of faith and purchased True West Campground in Jamestown, TN. Owning a campground had been a dream of Shawn’s and we decided now was the time. Having grown up in New England this was a complete lifestyle change for us – and we would do it again if given the chance. Both my husband and I come from a background of over 25 years in customer service; he was the manager of the parts department at a Toyota dealership and I was a business analyst and functional support at Atrium Medical, a Manufacturer for medical equipment. We both know the benefit of treating a customer right – and we felt these skills could be put to work in running a campground!

True West is unique in that it caters to campers that vacation with their horses. Although we do welcome all campers, the majority of our clientele are horse owners. As a family, we have put everything we have into making this the best horse campground around. Our daughter, Brittany runs the store, books the reservations and works with our guests; Shawn takes care of the maintenance, landscaping and everyone’s needs outside and in the barns; As for me, in addition to working 45+ hours a week as Business Applications Specialist for Tricore Corporation, a consulting company in Boston, I put in my time at the campground too. I am responsible for working up our monthly events, planning, finances, marketing and social media. It’s a family affair! After being in business for just one year we made the third top ranking horse campground out of over 350 such campgrounds nationwide.

I am a huge advocate of volunteerism and in my wake I leave Girl Scouts, 4-H and many other group oriented volunteer organizations. We know that to make it work, you have to work together. It’s for these reasons Shawn and I joined the ARVC group and it’s the reason I volunteered to be a member on the board. I look forward to serving you.


Barbara Johnson
Big Meadow Family Campground
8215 Cedar Creek Road
Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-0625

I worked 25 years in corporate finance and accounting. My husband Malcolm spent 28 years in retail finance with the last 25 years at a local bank. Together we decided that we were ready for a change in our lives. It was a drastic life style change, but it turned out to be a very positive one in many ways. During the winter of 1994 Barbara and Malcolm Johnson, along with son Greg, built and now operate Big Meadow Family Campground in Townsend, TN. We are located two miles from The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Both Malcolm and I have lived in Blount County since birth, except for the first 7 years of our marriage. We lived in Cookeville, TN., Morristown, TN., Tuscaloosa, AL., Fayetteville, TN., and Dayton, TN before coming home to Blount County in 1974.

We have found that operating a RV park on a daily basis is one of the most rewarding experiences that can be had. Our customers have welcomed us into their homes and lives and treat our twin grandsons as if they were theirs.

We have been members of the Tennessee Association of RV Park and Campgrounds since 1998 and I have served as treasurer of TNARC for the past five years.


Doug Philips
Caney Creek RV Resort & Marina
3715 Roane State Hwy.
Harriman, TN 37748
Phone: (865) 882-4042

Doug Phillips is the general manager and harbormaster at Caney Creek RV Resort and Marina in Harriman, TN. After working for 25 years in management at JM Huber Corp, then owning and operating his own retail tire company, Phillips Tire and Lube, Doug was offered the position at Caney Creek and jumped in with both feet and it’s been wide open ever since Oct. 2010.

Doug is an avid duck hunter and the incoming 2017 State Chairman of TN for Ducks Unlimited. He and his wife Theresa enjoy spending time with their two sons, Sterling 26 and Lukas 23. They all have love of family, boating, hunting and shooting sports. Doug and Theresa live on their houseboat at Caney Creek during the busy season and reside on their farm in Englewood, TN during the off season.