I started working in my first bike shop in 2001. It was a Schwinn shop so I quickly got my hands dirty rebuilding old 3-speed internal hubs and coaster brakes. I learned all the basics and how to mend parts when new parts were not available. I have been the service manager at every shop I have worked for. I am constantly updating my skill set through training courses and other resources. One of my specialties is suspension service and tuning. I have taken many courses and self-taught myself the rest. I brought suspension service fully in-house so we can get our customers going quicker.
I once raced mountain and BMX bikes and will occasionally enter a race. But mostly, I just ride with friends for the joy of it. Now I enjoy building custom steel bike frames and solving problems. I can make just about anything and am here to solve problems.