Officers & Management
Kathleen is the Founder, President and CEO of Advanced Outdoor Solutions. She began her career as Chief Financial Officer for a large outdoor hospitality developer before launching AOS. She has managed and developed over 500 million dollars in real estate venues since starting AOS in 2014. She is a well-known speaker and travels the US presenting to associations and industry groups. Kathleen’s passion for outdoor hospitality knows no bounds and she works tirelessly to ensure all AOS clients are headed in the right direction.
J. Michael Hannon
Michael Hannon founded HANNON LAW GROUP in May of 2006 to expand the range of legal resources available to his clients. He is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, and a former federal prosecutor.
Mike is now actively engaging as legal counsel for AOS and their team. When management meets legal, Mike’s years of experience guides the team through the often confusing issues facing our parks. Federal law, land use issues, code language, and HR matters are just some of the areas where he lends a helping hand.
Rachel is the Chief Operating Officer for Advanced Outdoor Solutions, working with clients to help identify various opportunities in order to maximize growth potential and revenue. She believes that being able to identify specified target markets, gaps in process and new opportunities, as well as utilizing cutting edge technology, is a recipe for success. She has vast experience in both outdoor hospitality and with the indoor Marriott Brand.
Rachel’s passion for the RV Industry can be traced back to Castaway’s RV Resort in Ocean City, MD, where she spent significant time working on Business Development and Marketing alongside Kathleen Walsh. Their partnership created a multi million dollar revenue stream which generated national attention, became the first 10/10/10 rated park in Maryland, and was sold at a substantial profit to a US based REIT. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management Systems from the University of Pittsburgh, and Master’s Degree in Marketing Systems from The Florida Institute of Technology. She is a certified Event Planner, certified in CRM Implementation, and is a recognized community service member.
Land Planning, Design and Market Studies
Bob is one of the original team members at AOS. As a former Air Force Intelligence Officer and professional staff member in the U.S. Senate, he understands service.
After a storied career on Capitol Hill, he moved to the Department of Interior where he worked with the Bureau of Land Management.
After leaving government, he joined AOS and has been a vital part of the team.
Code Compliance and Land Use are just two of his specialties. His years in government has given him the experience to guide our clients through the toughest issues.
He leads our team when it comes to research on our Marketing and Feasibility studies. His attention to detail, research capabilities, and superb writing style afford our clients “Best in Class” services.
Bob’s unique governmental work with the oil and gas industries is a powerful tool in assisting clients in these niche workforce areas. Making contacts, networking, and knowing the whose/whose of oil and gas, help him to know when and where jobs are opening and how to contact these industries to get their workers in our parks.
Accounting and Revenue Management
Lori is an experienced professional with a diversified background in accounting and sales. She has served as Controller for a large municipal services provider, a multiple-location restaurant chain and a professional employer organization (PEO). As a Regional Sales Manager, she sold human-machine-interface solutions to manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers. Lori has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Jerry has more than 30 years working in the hospitality management industry. Jerry’s experience was gained as a long-time hotel GM and restaurant owner, he also holds a degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management from Johnson and Wales University, he provides accuracy and insight within the auditing process.
Sylvia Rodriguez brings fifteen years of experience as a Controller at firms such as LynbrookFS, and Royal Dutch Shell. Sylvia’s attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of business based accounting elevates the accounting services offered at AOS.
Anthony serves as our marketing manager and oversees overall software and technology support. Anthony works with our marketing team to ensure their social channels are up to date, have great photos, and their presence is a professional one. He also works with our clients under construction in the onboarding process to create marketing strategies that drive consumers.
Cory serves as our Digital Marketing Manager and is an award-winning digital leader, writer, and engagement expert with a passion for social media, video, and building community. Cory believes that every company has a story to tell, and he works with clients to craft strong and targeted marketing for their products and services. Cory also assists our web development team to create a strong brand design and messaging for our client websites. He loves working with customers, finding solutions to their issues, and enhancing their experiences.
Adam is our WordPress website creator. Adam is highly skilled in all things WordPress and all our sites are built by Adam in conjunction with our marketing team.
Caleb is our social media and video specialist. Caleb also holds the official FAA Drone Certification and creates all of our drone video. He is a skilled photoshop operator and edits many of the great photos you see on our property sites.
When it comes to experience, few have more than Kerry.
Having worked with Kathleen and the team at several luxury resorts in Maryland and Delaware, Kerry moved south to run one of the highest of high end parks in the nation. She worked tirelessly to make their discriminating clients happy and welcomed in SW Florida.
Recently, she was welcomed back into the corporate fold and now serves as Regional Manager for many of our parks. You will find her calm, courteous, driven, and she knows the Outdoor Industry like few in the space.
is one of our regional managers here at AOS. He has worked in hospitality with a focus on food and beverage for most of his career. Todd is a Navy vet and spent years on a Navy destroyer. Todd’s years of experience shows in the way he assists and guides his GM’s and his calm demeanor when handling issues. He is an important part of the AOS team.
Caty comes from a marketing and outdoor hospitality background, with a BS in Hotel Management from Johnson & Wales University. She brings a positive, hard-working attitude to the team and is passionate about maintaining long-lasting partnerships with her clients. Caty welcomes challenges and is motivated by results and the satisfaction of checking things off her to-do list.
Jenel has worked in the event industry managing front gate operations for large and small-scale events alike. Her many years of experience provides our clients with a high level of customer service deliverability while providing excellence in operations management. Jenel’s positive attitude, honest and clear communication style, and enthusiasm are an asset to our AOS team.
has been a top performer in outdoor hospitality operations for over 10 years. She has managed large and small offices and is very familiar with the needs of both transient and long term properties. As the AOS Corporate Trainer, she provides our clients with advanced practices in customer service, front office operations, and reservation software.
Jenna serves as the executive assistant to both Kathleen and Rachel in Operations. She brings organization, efficiency, and attention to detail into every project she works on. Her focus on results and elevated customer service makes her a valuable member of our team. Our clients often interact with Jenna during our onboarding, expansion, and opening process.