I was born 20 August 1977 in Nashville TN. Ever since I was young, I had an affinity for mechanics and finding out how things work. My first memory of wrenching is on my Honda 3-wheeler. At age 15 my first bike was an 81 Kawasaki 305. I took auto mechanics in high school vocational training; I knew that I had a talent and college wasn’t going to fit that. I joined the United States Marines and shipped Jun 12 1996. I was able to use my talent and was further trained as an Engineer Equipment Mechanic. I was working on everything from chainsaws to bulldozers. I attained Journeyman Mechanic in 2004 after deployment to Iraq and became a Mechanic instructor, teaching the very thing that I love doing. I further pushed myself and was graciously afforded the opportunity to accel in the ranks as an Engineer Equipment Officer, I was promoted to Warrant Officer February 2 2007. I spent the next 10 years planning, teaching, operating, fielding and working on Engineer Equipment. I was able to travel all over the world, including Afghanistan, employing and maintaining our equipment. After 21 years I was medically retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3.
I still wanted to use my talent to serve my community. I choose Motorcycle Mechanics Institute to further my training. I graduated on the directors list, received top tech for BMW, PHD assessed in both Harley Davidson entry level requirements and received 11 Student of the course awards. I was graciously afforded the opportunity to begin my Motorcycle Career here at Southern Cycles. I extremely enjoy the camaraderie of our employees and the professionalism of our service ethics. I make it a personal goal to treat every customer and their bikes with respect and care.