Born in the "Land of Lincoln" to military lifers chief was bitten by the "adventure bug" from the start. Racing go-carts around a track on an abandoned pier in Japan by age five his earliest memory of motorbike travel was holding on tight on the back of his Dads moped while exploring the jungles of Okinawa. Among the cultural turmoil of the late sixties roots were finally established in rural southwest Washington state. Chief's work experience runs the gamut. Stints in the photography, dental and gaming industries eventually leading to the world of motorcycles. Most recently, an eight year run as service manager for a multi-line motorcycle dealership prior to joining the MotoQuest team.
MotoQuest Staff Info
Name: Chief
Role: Chief Mechanic, Tour Escort
Quote: Meet the dawn with elbows up.
Email: [email protected]
Hometown: also unknown, alternate galaxies considered but Vancouver, WA is claimed.
Current Location: Vancouver, Washington
Destinations Traveled by Motorcycle: The "lost coast highway", "tail of the dragon" and everywhere in between.
Favorite Motorcycle Experience: Too many to pick a favorite, although the ride to see the Grateful Dead in Chicago is right up there!
Worst Motorcycle Experience: Commuting 56 miles each way in LA traffic!
Languages Spoken: American English
Motorcycles Owned: 1980 BMW R65, 1995 BMW R1100RS, 1999 Cagiva Gran Canyon
Favorite Motorcycle: 1955 Vincent Black Shadow & 2013 BMW R1200GS
Tours Guided:
Expertise: Jack of all trades!