At STG, our staff is what sets us apart from the rest. Anyone can sell by reading the generic product descriptions and looking at photos. Our guys and gals actually touch, feel and use the products – both on the street and on the race track. We know the product lines and have a diverse sales staff that can answer anything you need. We want you to be able to put a face with the name of the person you’re talking to over the phone. Here’s a little bit about each of them.
Ryan aka Smitty has been here forever. He started back in 2006 in the warehouse, moved from phone sales to online processing to purchasing to his current position as Operations Manager. This guy really knows his stuff and can help out in every aspect around the shop.
Current Bikes: 2004 Honda CRF450R
Past Bikes: 2005 Yamaha R6
Dream Bike(s): Ducati Panigale 1199
Years Riding: 8 years
Type of Riding: Dirt, street and track
Other Activities: Anything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping, cooking, sports and diesel trucks.
Random Fact: Everyone thinks I am or look like Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers.
Alex is part of our Internet Processing Team, which means he is behind the scenes completing your online order and doing most of our purchasing. Even though he does not ride on the track, you can find him riding the street when the weather cooperates and until hunting season begins.
Current Bike: 2010 Triumph Bonneville
Dream Bike(s): McLean Monocycle
Years Riding: One and going!
Type of Riding: Street
Other Activities: Hunting, camping, competitive shooting, swimming, computer games and movies.
Random Fact: Shot in the Junior Olympics when he was 16 years old.
Allan is brand new and has been working in the motorcycle industry since 1999. He has been riding since he was 3 and racing since 4 years old. He has raced professionally in Motocross, Supercross, Arenacross and Supermoto. He finished 9th in the nation in the Canadian supermoto championship, he is also a 10 time Michigan vintage motocross state champion and have 1 Vintage Harescramble national championship.
Current Bikes: 2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 (supermoto), 2001 Yamaha YZ426F (motocross) 1989 Honda CR250R (vintage motocross)
Past Bikes: More than I can remember. lol
Dream Bike: Ducati Hypermotard
Years Riding: 30
Types of Riding: Motocross, Supermoto, Vintage Motocross, Harescrambles and Flattrack.
Other Activities: Mt. Biking, BMX,Swimming and hanging out with Family and friends
Random Fact: I do not have any good ones.
Brandon is one of our newer Sales guys on the phones and you will also see him on some of the forums. He can occasionally be found in the showroom as well. He loves the outdoors and being active. Brandon knows his stuff and can always help you out.
Past Bikes: 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000, 2006 GSXR 1000, 2003 Yamaha R6 and 1997 GSXR 600
Dream Bike(s): BMW S1000R HP4
Years Riding: 3 1/2 years
Type of Riding: Street
Other Activities: Hunting, Fishing and being around friends.
Random Fact: Brandon aspires to be a grammar specialist and typing instructor.
Cynthia has been with STG for just under a year, started in order processing and has moved into Web Development. She is the one behind the scenes adding new products to the website and helping keep everything up to date as possible.
Dream Bike(s): Actually terrified of motorcycles
Other Activities: Yoga, hooping and spinning fire
Random Fact: I own around 20 hula hoops, plus 2 LED hoops and 3 fire hoops. I am a hoop hoarder.
Jason is a keeper, he is one of our long term guys and has done everything from working in the warehouse, phone sales, forums, training and has now transitioned into the Team Leader position. He is super knowledgeable and our resident sarcastic, funny guy.
Past Bikes: 2005 Suzuki GSXR 750 and 1992 Suzuki GSXR 600
Dream Bike(s): KTM RC8R
Years Riding: 10 years
Type of Riding: Street and Track
Other Activities: Mountain biking, softball, playing guitar and has two fish tanks in his office.
Random Fact: He also is a firefighter paramedic and an EMT Basic/Medic Instructor at a local college.