Professional History

  • 1998 to present – Operating my own business, JR’s Mobile RV Service, Kingston, ON
  • 2005 to 2006 – working with Ministry of Skills and Development to re-write  the ‘red seal’ exam for the RV Technician Program, Ottawa
  • 2002 to 2009 – developing course material and teaching RV Apprenticeship Program at Georgian College, Midland
  • 1998 to 2002 – working with Ministry of Skills and Development creating the outline and course outline for the RV Apprenticeship Program, Ottawa
  • Graduated Small Business Program, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, 1997
  • Since Rideau Acres Campground is owned by my family, I have been involved in every aspect of the business since 1971, including mechanical repairs on all types of equipment, store, office, RV repairs, building construction, sewer and water installation, etc.
  • Worked at Rideau Acres Campground and Frontenac Supply, Kingston, 1992 to 1997
  • Graduated Small Engine Marine Mechanic, St. Lawrence College, Peterborough, 1995
  • Worked as heavy equipment operator for Primeau Argo Block, Mississauga,  1982 to 1991
  • Worked as heavy equipment operator for ConDrain, Toronto, 1981 to 1982
  • Graduated Heavy Equipment Operator, St. Lawrence College, Milton, 1981
  • Graduated Grade 12, Loren Park Secondary School, Mississauga, 1979

Passion for quality education and student success. Skills and knowledge areas include:

  • Member of Education Committee for Ontario RV Dealers Association
  • Conduct seminars for RV groups, magazines, rallys (4 to 6 per year)
  • Participation in RV Trade Shows

& Awards

  • Certificate of Apprenticeship for Recreational Vehicle Mechanic
  • Certificate for Small Engine and Powered Equipment Mechanic
  • Certificate for Propane Training (Inspect Containers on Highway Vehicles)
  • Certificate of Qualification TSSA G2
  • Certificate of Gas Technician Update
  • Dometic Certificates in Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Comfort Control Systems, Awnings, Various models of Refrigerators, Product Training, Analog Control Systems, Single Zone LCD Systems, Star Sales Training and Resource School, Troubleshooter and RV Clinic – Various Systems
  • RVDA Service Seminar Certificate for Atwood Water Heaters, Dometic GL Products, SPS Energy and Thetford and Norcold
  • University of Guelph Certificate for Air Brake Endorsement
  • Certificate of Completion HWH
  • Sunspace Authorized Dealer Certificate (JR’s Mobile RV Service)
  • Sunspace Authorized Dealer (Jamie Russell)
  • Sunspace Certificate for Installation Training Seminar
  • SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) Certificates for Damage Appraisal and Estimating, Electrical Energy Sources, Appliance Troubleshooting and Repair, Appliance Energy Sources

Natalie Conway, Executive Director of the Ontario RV Dealers Association presents the 2017 ORVDA Associate of the Year Award to Jamie Russell, JR’s Mobile RV Service, Kingston, Ontario.