One of the great things about being associated with CSC is the team…we have an absolutely outstanding group of people. I get to see the team nearly every day. Many of you have stopped by the plant and you’ve met some of our people. Many more of our riders and fans talk to us via telephone and email. From time to time we’ve posted photos on the blog, but we thought it would be a good idea to let you see everybody for those of you who haven’t had an opportunity to meet us in person. So here we go, from top to bottom and left to right, it’s:
- Steve, Maureen, and Patty in the first row,
- Gerry, Wade, and Sara in the second row,
- Carlos, Joey, and Christina in the third row,
- Andy, TK, and Matt in the fourth row, and
- Joe and a few of you in the last row.
Take a look, and I’ll tell you a bit about each of us below…
Steve and Maureen (who you see in the first row) are the owners. Steve handles the company’s operations and most of you have already met Steve (either in person or on the phone). Maureen is our CFO and chief strategist. If you’re wondering where a lot of our great ideas originate (our approach to market, our online maintenance tutorials, things such as the “Don’t Miss The Boat” program, and many of our other “outside the box” ideas), it’s all her. Maureen is the person who hired me; she drove out to my home and interviewed me while I was still recuperating from a motorcycle crash 9 years ago.
Patty has been with the company nearly from Day One. She’s our office manager. I’ve concluded Patty started working here when she was 2 (I’m basing that on how long she’s been with the company). Patty started with the Pro-One Performance Manufacturing organization (one of our other companies). Patty is super nice. I like everybody who works here, and I especially like Patty.
Gerry is well known in the motorcycle world, having been a motorcycle racer, a sidecar racer, and a BMW whiz from way back. He’s our Service Department Manager. I’ve never seen Gerry flustered about anything, and I can tell you from personal experience that he can work miracles on a motorcycle. Gerry’s the guy who walked me through all of the maintenance tutorials we’ve posted on line. He’s an easy guy to talk to and if it’s anything related to motorcycle maintenance, Gerry is the “Go To” guy.
Wade is super cool. He’s our Accessories Manager, and he’s also the focal point for all of our Harley service, custom work, and related activities. Some of the bikes Wade has created would take your breath away. Wade has an easy smile (except, as I found out, when you’re photographing him) and a killer sense of humor, and I really like being around him. He’s a shooter, too, and we talk guns a lot.
Sara does everything. If you call into CSC, odds are she’s the one who answers the phone. Sara handles sales, administrative stuff, our data lists, shipping bikes to our customers, and much more. She’s another one who’s always ready with a quick smile. I like her a lot.
Carlos, the handsome dude you see on the left side of the third row, is one of our service techs. Carlos is one of those people who is always in good spirits (come to think of it, all of us here are). Another cool thing about Carlos is he’s bilingual, and when we’re setting up hotel reservations and such for our Baja expeditions, Carlos is our key guy for communicating with our friends in Baja. He’s helped me a lot on the Baja rides.
Joey is one of our newest service technicians. He’s relatively new here, but he’s been wrenching on motorcycles for a long time. A cool thing about Joey is that his son is a spitting image of Dad; the first time I saw the two of them together I thought I was seeing double. Joey is a shooter, too. He’s another guy I like talking guns and bikes with.
Christina is one of the newest additions to our staff. She works Sales, consignments, bike ads, and everything that goes with taking in and selling motorcycles. Christina has a very well established track record in the motorcycle industry, and like all of us, she’s a rider (her personal scoot is a Harley Sportster).
Moving to the fourth row in our photo gallery above, we’ll start with Andy on the left. Andy is another guy with a long tenure here at CSC (and before that, Pro-One Performance Manufacturing). Andy is a rockabilly dude, and he’s super nice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Andy without a smile.
TK is another long-timer and a good friend. TK works in sales, and he’s one of the first guys I met when I started with CSC. TK and I have done many, many rides on our replica Mustangs. TK has a lot of the same interests I do, and you should see his killer Subie WRX.
Matt (that young guy you see on the Cafe Racer who looks like a movie star) is our webmaster, MIS dude, and accessories guy. If it’s anything computer-related, Matt is our man. He’s helped me a lot with things I wanted to do on the blog and he’s another one of those people I just like being around.
The guy on the left in the last row is me. I write the blog and I organize the CSC adventure rides. Don’t tell anyone, but I think I have more fun than anybody else at CSC.
And finally, there’s all of you. I couldn’t fit all of our customers in the photo collage above, so I grabbed a photo from one of our company rides. None of this would be possible without you, and we recognize your great contributions to our company. We’re in this together and we think about you every day. Delivering high-quality and high-value motorcycles (and the adventure riding experience) to you guides everything we do.