RTTC Staff

Family-owned, family-run, family values. Take a moment to meet the people behind the campers! The Rustic Trail Teardrop staff work hard every day to make camping affordable, easy, and fun! They are constantly tweaking their campers to make them more efficient and to ensure that they have some of the best features on the market. If you have any questions for our staff please feel free to reach out to us at steve.rustictrail@gmail.com

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Derrek & Meredith Long
Co-Owner & Operation Director

From childhoods spent in Utah/Colorado and Alabama/Tennessee to their first year of marriage in the Pacific Northwest, Derrek and Meredith have made many wonderful memories in God’s beautiful creation. They are committed to the ideals of community and craftsmanship that are hallmarks of the RTTC Bear family. Derrek and Meredith are excited to continue their adventures in the Appalachian foothills with their little daughter Madeline, as Derrek utilizes his 10 years of operations and product development experience  to ensure that every camper is the best it can be.

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Steve & Amberly Russell
Co-Owner, Brand Manager & Camper Specialist

Steve & Amberly Russell love camping and exploring the great outdoors! Graduates of Liberty University (Steve) and Utah State (Amberly) they are both full-time teachers and use their summer break to tow their RTTC Kodaik Stealth around the country! They started as customers and loved the brand so much that they grew into employees promoting RTTC! Steve and Amberly are responsible for engaging with the growing Bear family and designing creative material to enhance the great campers.

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Levi & Magon Sechrist
Shop Manager

Levi & Magon are what helped make RTTC so great from the start! Levi is the camper and build expert, he knows the ins and outs of every RTTC model and even helped design them! Outside of RTTC they love camping and exploring God’s wondrous creations. They relish the feeling of a warm cozy fire, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying the sounds the night brings.

Owners of Rustic Trail Teardrop Campers
Jonathan & Kathy Sechrist
1st Generation Owners

Jonathan & Kathy Sechrist are the original founders and owners of Rustic Trail Teardrops. They set out on a mission to build great campers that were affordable, handcrafted, and simple to use. They want to give everyone a chance to explore the great outdoors and create new memories along the way.