Meet Our Team
BRYAN TILLETT, CEO
Bryan has worked in the RV industry for more than 37 years. He was hired by Vaughn Peterson in 1980 as a welder for Peterson Industries, Inc., manufacturer of Excel recreational vehicles. As Peterson Industries grew, he became a line supervisor, then was promoted to Director of Purchasing for the company. In 1989, Bryan became part owner of Peterson Industries, along with Vaughn and Mike Nebel.
In 1996, Bryan was promoted to President where he presided until the great recession that began in 2008 finally forced Peterson Industries to close their doors in early 2015.
Bryan has been blessed to have a terrific wife, Deb to whom he has been married for 43 years. Together, they have 3 daughters who grew up enjoying the RV lifestyle, and 6 grandchildren (so far). Pulling an Excel 5th wheel or travel trailer around the United States summer after summer, Bryan, Deb, and their girls logged more then 100,000 miles, seeing so much of what this great country has to offer.
Bryan was hired by owner & CEO, Phil Brokenicky in April 2015 as Director of Operations. In December 2016, Phil passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer, but not before naming Bryan CEO.
“One can only appreciate the vision Phil brought to New Horizons in making our fifth-wheels the finest available. He spared no expense and accepted nothing short of flawless effort,” says Bryan. “I personally admired Phil for his faith, character, family values, and concern for always doing the right thing. Being a small family-owned RV manufacturer in Kansas has unique challenges, but the opportunity exists here to make New Horizons more desirable to those buyers who truly want the finest fifth-wheel available at an affordable price. I look forward to carrying on Phil’s legacy.”
Bryan’s hobbies are aviation, having logged over 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft, and RVing.
Cole is the youngest of Karen and Phil’s 3 children. He has learned the business quickly and from the bottom-up. He worked summers in the factory while going to Kansas State University (where he played football), so he brings a perspective of what makes quality in the infrastructure of the New Horizons RV.
Austin has been with New Horizons since 2015 working in various positions in the company keeping quality and customer satisfaction in mind. He is extremely detailed and knowledgeable in the build process from start to finish which makes him perfect for the job. He is a connoisseur of cars & exotic pets and is full of energy and ready to help you in your future RV endeavors!
SPECIAL PROJECT COORDINATOR
Drew has extensive knowledge on the inner workings of a New Horizons Fifth Wheel. His experience as the company’s special project coordinator, aids the custom designing process with his customers. Working with Drew, you are working with family, and will get the personal touch that you deserve.
SALES & MARKETING COORDINATOR
Elizabeth joined the New Horizons team back in July of 2020 as the new Sales Coordinator. Later adding Marketing to her repertoire in 2023. She is a Kansas/Missouri native, owning a home right here in Junction City. She is a mother of an amazing 6 year old little boy named Alastaire whom is her whole world. She is a crafty gal who in her spare time loves to sew, cook, and bake. She also really enjoys decorating and landscaping.
Mike has stepped up to the plate as our new Service Manager. Mike had worked under Ken Ullmer, our previous Service Manager, for 7 years. Thus, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience working hands on with our Customers and Coaches. Mike will be handling most of the Service Departments day to day tasks. Such as schedule your appointments for service and also assisting you when you need warranty work done. In his spare time Mike loves to fish.
Alysia has been with New Horizons since 2018. She started with the company working in our Final Finish department. And has worked her way through-out different departments in our plant. Alysia is now an essential team member in our our Service Department. And now is our Service Administrator for the Service Department. Helping Mike with the day to day tasks of the Service department. Additionally, Alysia handles all of our Mor/Ryde and Flex Armor scheduling’s. Outside of work, Alysia is an amazing mom to her 3 children and assists he husband with his business.
Stacia Wiley serves as the Controller at New Horizons RV Corp. She plays a major role in the financial, clerical, and administration of the company, while keeping a close eye on accuracy and efficiency. Through her commitment to this role, she has helped improve cash flow, daily processing workflows, and ultimately, the bottom line. She is the proud alumni of Kansas State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. When she’s not busy with reconciling accounts and preparing financials, Stacia enjoys spending time with her husband, Darin, their two children, Victoria and Jaxon, and their pug, Baxter. Whom just celebrated his fifteenth birthday.
Jane joined the New Horizons team in February of 2021 as the Finance Manager. She is a Kansas native and a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Ag Business. Prior to coming to New Horizons, she was in the Crop Insurance Claims Industry for over 25 years and 15 of those years as a Supervisor. She is an Aunt to six nieces and nephews that are the joy of her life. In her spare time Jane decorates cakes for all occasions, clerks/cashiers for local auction companies, likes to work in her flower gardens, attend auctions, flea markets and garage sales to continue to collect primitive decorative pieces and is a loyal supporter of the Kansas State University Wildcats and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chris Baker oversees the production line from start to finish in the building process of each RV built here at New Horizons. As one of our production managers, Chris teams up with Harold to ensure that production runs smoothly and efficiently. In his off time Chris loves spending time with his grandson. As well as doing home renovation projects in his home.
Production Manager/Customer Delivery Specialist
Harold is the one you’ll be working with on your three day orientation when you pick up your unit. He will go through each detail to help you understand how everything works and learn anything you’re not sure about. Harold has been with New Horizons for 10 years now! And his confidence with the product will have you leaving excited about your dream RV! He will be your go to guy for your three day orientation, before you head off on your journey! In 2022 Harold joined with Chris Baker as Co-Production Manager. Utilizing his extensive knowledge to help build amazing coaches. Outside of work Harold loves to fish. Fun fact about Harold is that before working for New Horizons, Harold was/is a Marine Biologist. Also he enjoys working on his swimming pool and trees at his home.
DESIGNER / DRAFTSMAN
Frank has designed almost every New Horizons ever built. Starting on day one of the company’s existence, he first drew the plans by hand and now uses a CAD system to engineer. He is involved in all the plans and production drawings from New Horizons.
DESIGNER / DRAFTSMAN
Joseph has been with us since May 2016. Along with Frank and our Sales team, he coordinates the design and function of our customers’ desired floor plans. He loves his position and finds it fun and challenging to get everything just right for our customers and staff. In July 2017, Joseph married his sweetheart, Hayley, and they live in Topeka. They can usually be found hiking, fishing, or playing disc golf.
DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING
David is our Director of Purchasing, a role he recently took on. In this role he handles all purchasing for our Production line and our Service Department. Before working in Purchasing David worked in the Cabinet Shop. David is also a Veteran of the United States Army. Outside of work he enjoys riding his motorcycle.