Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show
January 17-20, 2019

Seminar Stage Headliners & Schedules

Shari Galiardi & David Hutchison

Shari Galiardi & David Hutchison

After 18 years of working in higher education at various institutions, Shari Galiardi & David Hutchison found themselves wondering, “What’s next?” Rather than climb the organizational ladder or plod along in well-worn career paths, they chose the path less traveled – one that would take them on mid-life adventures they simply couldn’t imagine!

They bought, restored and updated a 1957 Sportcraft, 15 foot “canned ham” style camper trailer. Mixing the best of old and new, the couple added a solar-powered electrical system and high efficiency lights to the retro look of the little can that became their home. After selling their house in North Carolina, and bidding farewell to their old life, they set off to explore North America.

They’ve been called brave, adventurous, and somewhat crazy, but to them, it just makes sense. Over the past 5.5 years, they have traveled over 75,000 miles – through 49 US states and parts of Canada, explored over 60 national parks and many other public lands. Along the way, they made countless new friends, found new meaning through volunteer service in our country and abroad, and fell in love with their America all over again.

As environmental, outdoor educators, and public speakers, they bring a passion for learning to every opportunity – from educating people about natural resource exploration and conservation to downsizing their lives. Both their unique camper and solar panel generate many questions from the curious, igniting conversations about living better by living with less.

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John Holod Productions

John Holod Productions

John Holod is an internationally recognized cinematographer who has filmed all over the world and has presented his documentaries to audiences across North America. He stands out in the travel film industry because he travels in a state of the art RV, immersing himself in the culture and surroundings he’s depicting. The RV serves as home, office and studio while he is on the road. He has logged over 600,000 miles in various RV’s over the years,and now lives in Venice Florida.

Documentaries produced and presented by Holod include “RV’ing Alaska’s Inside Passage”, “Alaska: RV Adventure of a Lifetime”, “The Great Rocky Mountain RV Adventure”,” RV’ing the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland”, “East Coast RV Adventure”, and “Gulf Coast RV Adventure.”

He has lectured at such prestigious venues as the National Geographic Society, the Carnegie Institute, Cal Tech and RV Shows in Hershey, Tampa, Chicago, Denver, and many others. In recognition of his outstanding film achievement, he received the “Rising Star” award from the travelogue industry in 1995. In 2007 he was awarded the “Distinguished Achievement in RV Journalism Award” by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

John can be reached via email at or at 313-510-2350. His personal appearance schedule and videos are also available at

Here’s a preview of ALL of John’s RV Adventure videos in one short!

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