What position do you play on The K and G Team? Director of Media and Marketing – Long story short, everything you see on Facebook, Twitter,Pinterest, or Google+ I am responsible for. Yes, I actually do get paid to “play” on the internet. I am also in charge of maintaining the V-Twin Blog and the Metric Blog, which consists of product reviews and special interest stories, as well as advice collumns, industry news, and event news. My hat rack also includes one covering Sales Support Staff.
Where are you from? I was born and raised in La Porte, Indiana, and about 10 yrs ago I headed south to Bloomington, Indiana. South Central Indiana is a great place to ride a motorcycle.
Tell us about your family: Well to begin with I come from a family of 6, 5 older sisters, and NO I was not spoiled. Between Mom and Dads siblings I have 55 first cousins. Mom was a Registered Nurse so playing sick never worked well. Dad worked in the Steel Mills near Gary. Our house was always the gathering point for all the relatives because it was right between Moms family and Dads, you never knew who would be downstairs when you woke up, having “Coffee and Rolls” as my wonderful Aunt Dragitza would say. After high school I got my first bike, a 76′ Kawasaki KE 175, a buddy owed me $20 and gave that to me instead. My first street bike came 2 yrs later – a 1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750. 3 bikes later I have a 2008 Buell Ulysses XB12X, V-twin power(103hp + 86ft lbs tq) with unbelievable handling – an Adventure Touring Bike. After my move south, I met my wife, married, and we now have a young daughter.
What is your favorite quote/by whom/ and why? “Pain Heals, Chicks Dig Scars, and Glory – Lasts Forever” Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves) “The Replacements” It speaks the truth, it isn’t really classy or very inspirational. Or “You’re gonna have to bust us all up” a friend Chicago 1999 before a bar fight. It’s just a classic from the “King of 1 Liners”
What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? Of course getting married and having a beautiful baby is tops, also on my list of accomplishments is founding The Midwest Motorcop Skills Rodeo (5 yrs strong), and having it televised for 2 of the years.
What is your Favorite place in the whole world? One single place is tough to call, how about top 3 – Ireland, Bolongo Bay Resort St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and definitely wherever my friends and family are.
What is your favorite thing about K and G Cycles? Being the newest member of The K and G Team, I would have to say so far the amount of products we have available is mind numbing. Working with team members that are on top of their game is a bonus not only for me but for the customers too. K and G Cycles has welcomed me aboard with open arms.