Careers at AutoCamp
Join the Team.
We inspire a deeper connection to nature and each other through exceptional outdoor experiences.
AutoCamp is a collaborative team and everyone has the opportunity to have a voice in crafting our adventure.
- Virtual all team huddles – you can see and hear from coworkers across the company
- Team events including hikes, BBQs and virtual happy hours
- Opportunity to cross train across departments
- Volunteer opportunities
We strive to create delight for our team through a rich collection of benefits. (Some benefits are exclusive to Full-time team members.)
- Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance options for you and your dependents
- A generous PTO plan
- Wellness Benefit
- Complimentary stays at AutoCamp properties
- Discounted stays for friends and family
- Working in some of the most beautiful places on earth!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We believe the outdoors are for everyone. We seek to create a community where people of all backgrounds feel safe and welcome, and that starts with our team.
- Continuing education on diversity and inclusivity for our team
- Partnerships with nonprofits such as NAACP to increase access to the outdoors for BIPOC and youth communities
- Welcoming of team members of all backgrounds, races, orientations, genders and abilities
Neil founded AutoCamp to make it easier for people to connect with each other and the great outdoors. He leads the AutoCamp team with a passion for nature and inspired hospitality with an eye for details, always seeking out new ways to create guest delight. Neil was recognized as one of the 2019 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, the same year AutoCamp Yosemite appeared on the cover of Time Magazine and was named one of “the World’s Greatest Places.”
Neil’s real estate development ventures have received numerous industry awards for their attention to sustainability and use of contemporary design and architecture, and have been featured in over 100 periodicals including such publications as Dwell, Forbes, Fast Company, Sunset Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Neil was also awarded California’s highest honor–The Governor’s Economic and Environmental Leadership Award by Governor Jerry Brown and the California Environmental Protection Agency–for his pioneering work to develop net-zero energy buildings in California.
Neil lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Christina, and their 2-year old, Leonardo and is an avid adventurer, helicopter pilot, nordic skier, trail runner, and surfer.
FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chris is the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of AutoCamp, where he oversees the development of innovative properties, leads capital sourcing and structuring, directs M&A activities, shapes strategic initiatives, and provides valuable oversight to the team.
With a diverse background that encompasses investment management for institutional organizations, equity research, hands-on experience in hospitality operations, and a track record of successful entrepreneurial ventures, Chris brings a wealth of expertise to AutoCamp. Chris is passionate about building inspiring businesses that will have a lasting positive impact on society.
Outside of work, Chris finds joy in family life in Santa Barbara, where he resides with his wife and three incredible children—Leila, Henry, and Penny. Chris graduated from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and holds an MBA from Columbia University.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Julie serves as AutoCamp’s Chief Marketing Officer overseeing marketing, retail, revenue, sales, and reservations. Prior to joining AutoCamp, Julie served as Head of Brand for Ace Hotel Group where she oversaw the brand’s global marketing strategy and Atelier Ace—the brand’s in-house, full-service creative agency. Prior to Ace, Julie played a key role in launching Graduate Hotels in 2014, a wholly-owned and operated boutique hotel brand in the US and UK. As VP of Marketing and subsequently Chief Marketing Officer, Julie was responsible for the brand’s global marketing strategy, creative development, public relations, and training and service culture.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Dave serves as AutoCamp’s Chief Operating Officer overseeing filed operations, food and beverage, retail, openings/transitions, capex, revenue management and sales. He began his journey with Marriott International where he held positions such as Event Manager, Director of F&B and General Manager. For the past six years Dave has served as an above property leader, starting as a VP of Operations for Stonebridge Companies and most recently as Regional VP of Operations for Great Wolf Resorts where he had responsibility for a $500 million dollar portfolio.
Dave lives in Colorado and is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and exploring trails and campgrounds across the state. Dave received his BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Delaware and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Katie serves as AutoCamp’s Senior Vice President of People & Culture overseeing the hiring and onboarding process and systems, team happiness and culture programs and performance review process. While going to school to pursue nursing, she started working at a local inn and fell in love with hospitality. Before joining AutoCamp, she spent 14 years with Joie de Vivre Hotels working her way up through Operations and People Services. Katie is a sucker for road trips, local dives, and freshly baked bread. She resides in Santa Barbara with her husband, 7-year-old son, and a menagerie of pets.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE & CULTURE
Chris serves as AutoCamp’s Vice President of Operations overseeing day-to-day property operations, food and beverage, openings and transitions, and asset management/CapEx. Prior to joining AutoCamp, Chris spent a decade with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and held senior leadership and executive positions at Exclusive Resorts, InvitedHome, Evolve Vacation Rental, and most recently Lessen, a real estate PropTech start-up. Chris is passionate about conceptualizing new solutions, enhancing performance through data-driven analysis, implementing best practices, and taking teammate development, morale, and engagement to the next level.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS