Meet Team San Diego Harley-Davidson
Morena Sales Department
Erik comes to San Diego Harley-Davidson® from New England with a strong Boston accent, an adorable 4 lb Yorkshire Terrier and his 2000 FXDX. In his words, "SD H-D® is the bikers' paradise." Erik has been working in the motorcycle industry for over 20 years and he is very passionate about what he does and everything 2 wheels.
Ryan is back to his roots at San Diego Harley-Davidson® and loves the new Morena dealership and having the largest inventory in the nation. "Being at San Diego Harley® is like no other shop. The incredible amount of motorcycles we have on-site for our customers is second to none". Ryan rides a customized 2006 FXDB, and you may or may not see him doing wheelies on his way home every day.
Director of Finance
Vanessa has been with San Diego Harley® for over 15 Years! She loves working for a family owned business, the atmosphere and camaraderie, and helping people make their dreams come true. Everyone who knows Vanessa knows that she is a huge pet lover. She has three dogs and one cat. She also loves spending time with her family, going to concerts, and riding her motorcycles. She has both a 2009 FXD and a 2013 FXDB.
D.A. has been in the motorcycle industry his entire career. He worked his way up from a service writer at San Diego Harley-Davidson® to the Service Manager and now to our Business Manager. D.A. has a mass amount of knowledge surrounding motorcycles and working in different areas of our Dealership.
Motorcycle Inventory Control
Derik has been working for San Diego Harley-Davidson® for over 13 years now. He is inspired to fulfill the dream of owning a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, providing extraordinary customer experiences, and fueling the passion for freedom that only a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle can provide. He has been riding for nearly 25 years and his life changed the day he bought his first Harley®
Assistant Sales Manager
Chad might look intimidating considering he spends the majority of his time outside of work at the gym, but he's the nicest guy possible. Chad is always smiling and he is genuinely passionate about what he does recognizing that he makes dreams happen for people every single day. Chad is loyal to San Diego Harley-Davidson and we feel very lucky to have him!
Assistant Sales Manager
Dennis is a great guy and has a real passion for motorcycles. What he loves most about San Diego Harley-Davidson is that it's a dealership "of bikers, by bikers, and for bikers." He's fantastic at his job because he genuinely loves both people and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Dennis also has a 6th degree Black Belt.
Assistant Sales Manager
Chris "Taco" Tautkus rides a 2015 Dyna Low Rider® FXDL. He loves that SD H-D® is "family owned and operated and they take care of the military." He's proud to work for a company who goes above and beyond for our H.O.G.® members, the motorcycle club community, active duty military members and veterans alike. Taco served in the Navy for eight years as a rescue swimmer. He loves motorcycles and getting people on a bike.
T-Boat thinks SD H-D® is the best destination possible and he loves talking with customers and helping them find their dream bike. He strongly feels that buying a Harley-Davidson® changes your life, and he is honored to be apart of the experience. He loves San Diego Harley® because "it has so much to offer and the best and biggest of everything!" Congratulations to Tboat and his wonderful wife for 30 Years of Marriage.
Chris aka "Duke", is originally from Connecticut, but now lives here in Sunny San Diego! His favorite part about working for San Diego Harley is the fact that it is family owned and operated, and it's love for our military. Duke purchased a Sportster® '72 from SD HD® last year and he "can't wait to share the passion that SD HD® gave me when they sold me my bike!"
Shane is from good ole Iowa and was drawn to San Diego Harley-Davidson because of our reputation for being an awesome motorcycle shop. He comes from many years of customer service, he's driven and he has a very positive attitude and desire to learn. Shane is married with 3 awesome boys and they love backpacking and camping.
Chase feels right at home as a Fit Specialist at San Diego Harley. He was friends with many of the staff before starting and he has a true passion for motorcycles. He also loves skateboarding and surfing and has been doing those sports since he was 3 years old. His favorite aspect of the job is "the family feel you get with you're here."
Justin is happy to work at San Diego Harley because of "the people, the vibe, the events." He also loves that it's "one of the biggest and best dealers in the nation." Justin is great at his job because he loves what he does and makes it happen. He comes to work everyday with a great attitude and is grateful to be where he's at.
Brandon aka "SMALLz" comes from Miami and rides a 2018 Street Glide Special. He is family oriented, professional and very knowledgeable about all things Harley-Davidson. SMALLz is a proud Marine Corps Veteran with 3 Combat Tours, 2 in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan. He is a father, a husband, a veteran and he loves to ride!
Dustin is a true motorcycle enthusiast and loves meeting new customers every day at San Diego Harley. He loves going on test rides and getting out of the "office" so hit him up to take a mid-day ride on one of our new Harley-Davidson models. He loves to ride and currently rides a 2017 Dyna Fat Bob.
Morena MotorClothes Department
Jessica feels that she "couldn't have asked to work with a better group of girls. I enjoy the positive energy and fun environment. It's like home away from home." Jessica always has a good attitude and makes sure everyone around her is happy. Jessica grew up riding on the back of a Harley-Davidson® since the age of 9. She has lived all over California, Hawaii and Las Vegas, a true nomad at heart, but now "San Diego is where I call home and SD H-D® has been like a second family to me."
MotorClothes® Assistant Manager
Tatum is our MotorClothes Warranty and Assistant Manager. She is originally from Canada, but now lives here in San Diego. She doesn't ride, however she looks great on the back of a bike! If she isn't here at San Diego Harley-Davidson on Morena making everyone laugh, you can find her soaking up the sun with her dogs, or watering her succulents.
Dylan was born and raised right here in SD and has always dreamed of working at San Diego Harley-Davidson! She has been riding on the back of her dad's Harley since she was a little girl. She is truly perfect on the floor in MotorClothes because, in her words, "I love meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life." A fun fact about Dylan is her love for rats...apparently even her dogs enjoy hanging out with her rat.
Victoria enjoys "the entire vibe" at San Diego Harley-Davidson. She fits in really well and loves working with customers and hearing their stories. In her personal time, Victoria creates abstract paintings on canvas, plays the ukulele and cares for many animals.
Julie loves the atmosphere of working in a Harley-Davidson Dealership from being around all the beautiful motorcycles to the smell of exhaust. She takes customer service extremely seriously, it's her goal to make sure each guest gets exactly what they need and leave 100% happy. In her spare time, she can likely be found at the beach or hiking, hanging with her dog Jackson, and she's in school to become a Vet Tech.
J'net is a San Diego native that loves the family-like enviroment here at SDHD. She is a friendly team player who's cup is always half-full. J'net is all about positivity and good vibes. Although J'net doesn't know how to ride yet, she loves being on the back of a bike! When she isn't at SDHD, you can find J'net spending time with her Son, Isaiah, Keo (her dog), or Minncino (her cat). She loves to be in nature and with her family.
Online Store Manager
Michelle "Shelley" is originally from Texas and has been bouncing between a few Harley-Davidson Dealerships and we are grateful she landed with us here in San Diego. She feels like San Diego Harley-Davidson has the perfect atmosphere and co-workers. On her off time, Shelley loves spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and laughing.
Shipping & Receiving
Jamie, aka "E&Jamie" after her favorite beverage, is a California native who used to live in Los Angeles, but now calls herself a San Diegan! Her favorite part about SDHD is the family-like environment with like-minded people who love riding and Harley-Davidson, just like she does! Jamie is great at her job because of her love for the Harley-Davidson brand and how it is a symbol of American freedom! When Jamie isn't here at SDHD, or zipping around on her 2016 Roadster (that she bought here!), you can find her reading, or hanging out with some basset hounds.
Morena Parts Department
Red has been in the Harley® industry since 2005. He started out washing bikes while he moonlighted as a professional wrestler. He worked his way up through the parts department and is now the Parts Director here at San Diego Harley®. Coming from Seattle, he loves the fact that the riding season in San Diego is basically 365 days a year. Red rides a 2016 Sportster 48 with some of his own personal touches. In his free time, he loves to eat, smoke cigars, and watch baseball, but not necessarily in that order.
Parts to Service
JoJo comes to San Diego Harley® from Seattle and loves the year-round riding and passionate riders in the area. Jo Jo rides a Road Glide, he loves good music and is an overall great guy. He loves working at San Diego Harley® for the people, atmosphere and events. Problem solving is his favorite part of the job, "this dealership is the best of the best and I'm stoked to be a part of it!"
Mike has been working for Harley-Davidson® since 2007. His favorite part about being at SD H-D® is "Helping customers make all their dreams come true!" He's known in the department for always being a big help and a crucial part of the family atmosphere. When Mike is not busy being a parts advisor, he likes collecting goldfish, riding his softail, and taking long walks on the beach. PS: He's a Virgo.
George "Hollywood George" Petix, rides an 02' Dyna FXDXT Club Custom. He has been providing customers with the best parts for close to 8 years now. George enjoys "being part of the family here, and the tight knit friendly environment. I have a vast amount of happy customers and product knowledge, especially when it comes to Sportsters, Dyna's and the associated club style mods!!"
Ryan is an Army veteran who was born and raised in SoCal. "I have loved Harley-Davidson® for as long as I can remember and am excited to be part of the SD H-D® family." Ryan currently rides a FXDB. He loves interacting with all of the wonderful people who come into San Diego Harley-Davidson® and he especially enjoys sharing riding stories.
Rick is a San Diego Native who has worked in the motorcycle industry for over 15 years! He loves all things motorcycles, especially being able to guide people in the right direction when it comes to buying a bike. He loves the family atmosphere here at SDHD, the brotherhood of the motorcycle community, and the team enviroment. Look out for him riding around on his brand new 2017 Dyna Street Bob FXDB!
Morena Service Department
Keith has been working in the Harley-Davidson® industry for over 10 years. He has 2 bikes and has been riding for 35 years. Keith appreciates San Diego Harley-Davidson's® "commitment to the customer." His favorite aspect of working in service is fixing and servicing a customer's bike and then hearing about how great it ran on their amazing road trip. Outside of riding, Keith plays the drums and enjoys the great outdoors.
Josh rides an FXRS. He is a natural team leader and says he loves working in a great team environment. Josh has worked in all aspects of the service department from wrenching to service writing and is now leading the team at our Morena location. According to Josh, "customer satisfaction is my #1 goal."
Clint has worked for San Diego Harley® for over 10 years and is a mainstay in the San Diego motorcycle community. Clint's committment to excellence and customer satisfaction drives the San Diego Harley-Davidson Service Department. You can find Clint around the shop doing wheelies on a mini bike or holding stand up comedy court for anyone that will listen.
Spencer is a Navy veteran (Hospital Corpsman) and rides a 2004 Dyna Super Glide. He loves coming to work everyday because he gets to "work with motorcycles, and the enviorment at San Diego Harley on a daily basis is nothing short of exciting, hilarious, laid back, and fast paced." Spencer is as nice of a guy as they come and he genuinely cares about our customers and their bikes.
Jake served in the U.S. Army and works with veteran nonprofit organizations to give back to the military community. He likes working with the guys in the SD H-D® service department in a unique and fun environment. "From delivering bikes to new Harley® owners to helping get serviced bikes back on the road, there's always something going on." Outside of work he spends as much time as he can with his 3 kids and family, loves range time, skydiving and "anything else that gets the adrenaline going!"
Xavier enjoys working at San Diego Harley because of the atmosphere. He makes sure the job is done quickly and efficiently. His mom has a Masters in computer software and design and his dad is a retired veteran of 20 years in the Marine Corps. Xavier is very proud of his family and also loves spending time with his two dogs at the beach.
Phil joins us from upstate NY, where he has been riding motorcycles since he was 5 years old! He has worked in the motorcycle industry for over 15 years, and has loved every second of it. Phil's favorite part of his job is being able to truly help people. On Phil's freetime you can find him playing in pool tournements, or ripping around on his '98 Wide Glide!!!
Charles is a San Diego native joining us in the Parts Department. He's worked all around the SoCal area for other Harley-Davidson shops but the solid reputation of San Diego Harley-Davidson brought him to our shop on Morena. When he's not working on expanding his vast moto knowledge or sourcing a part of the bike build of your dreams, he can be found riding his 2000 FLSTF and rolling his own cigarettes.
Brian is new to San Diego from Chicago, where he lived with his brother and their dogs. Impressively, he has been with Harley-Davidson® for 18 years working as a top tech! He rides a Dyna FXDCI & a Sportster and loves the thrill of drilling down to the nuts and bolts of bikes. When he's not at work, he likes relaxing in his garage with his monster truck and enjoying a nice glass of whiskey.
Kaulin has been at San Diego H-D® for 2 years, and been in the industry for 4. He likes the small shop vibe of SD H-D® with big shop production. Kaulin loves his job and rides both a FXDX-T and has a Sportster. You can see Kaulin out racing the SD H-D® Flat Track Sportster around southern California!
Ryan comes from Oregon and has been with Harley-Davidson® for the past 9 years. He likes the constant work at SD H-D®, and working with his coworkers in a fun environment. When he's not working on bikes at SD H-D® he plays guitar, likes "beers, laughs, comedy shows & motorcycles."
Mike is new to our Morena Service Department but not new to working on bikes. He's gotten his hands dirty from working on bikes his whole life and is excited to join forces with a bunch of other like-minded techs. San Diego Harley-Davidson is happy to welcome him to our team of expert mechanics.
Eric has worked at San Diego Harley® since 2007. "NY Myke is a great American and I love working for this company." He also likes doughnuts and free coffee, and when he's not working he's riding his custom Dyna Switchback through the twisties in Chula Vista.
Jonny Ray has worked for San Diego Harley-Davidson® for Over 3 Decades!!! His favorite part about his line of work is test driving bikes. "Even when you're in a bad mood, a quick test ride will put you in a better place." Johnny has been turning wrenches since he was 3 years old, "and I love being a gearhead." He has a 13 year old son and a good friend that drives monster trucks. Hanging out in the pits at monster truck events is where Jonnny likes to be when he's not at work.
Zach is a new technician at San Diego Harley-Davidson and really knows his bikes. He started riding dirt bikes as a kid and has been riding since for over 20 years. He loves his Dyna. He was born here in Perris, California, and is now married with two children. Outside of riding motorcycles, and being a family man, Zach enjoys shooting guns as a hobby.
Bryan aka "Whisper" is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. He is a lot tech here at SDHD and LOVES it, especially his boss and co-workers. What makes him best at his job is his attention to detail. Whisper is a San Diego native and is in the process of looking to buy a Black FDXL. He is leaving us this winter to join the Army, and we couldn't be more proud of him!
When asked what Johnny likes most about San Diego Harley, he said "everything and anything and finally being part of the SDHD family." We love that and we love Johnny's fun and outgoing personality. He loves everything about Harley's and enjoys working with anything with Harley on it. Johnny is all about riding, "no matter day or night or when and where!"
Pedro started his journey working as San Diego Harley's full time custodian and after making friends with everyone on the staff so easily, he quickly found his way to being one of our most popular staff members. He's a huge sports fan, so if you have the time, find him to chat about football, basketball, etc
Morena Rentals Department
Kynon is our new rentals manager. He loves that he knows our San Diego Harley-Davidson customers are going to have a great time on the bikes he rents them. Don't be surprised if he recommends a Sportster 48 - as that's the kind of bike he rides. When not at the dealership, you can find him fishing, camping, working on muscle cars and engines of all kinds.
Kearny Mesa Sales Department
Christian "Fatcat" has worked in the Harley-Davidson® industry for over 8 years. He loves the family environment and says "we have a kick ass shop here at Kearny Mesa, and our bike nights are amazing." His favorite aspect of his job as Sales Manager at SD H-D® is "being a part of the customers' buying experience." Fatcat rides a Softail Deluxe. Stop by Kearny and say hi to Fat Cat and his team!
Ray is from Temecula but drives all the way to SDHD because it's "the best dealership in SoCal because of the family atmosphere, camaraderie and brotherhood." It's well known that Fat Cat taught Ray everything he knows. Ray's other loves outside of his FXDX are his wife Nicole, Skydiving, and his pug Piper!
Greg has been riding for 30+ years and moved to San Diego from Minnesota for the year round riding. "I love San Diego Harley® because it's family owned and I really feel like part of the family. As a Fit Specialist at SD H-D®, I get to share my passion for motorcycles and bringing new riders into our family...which is the best part!" When Greg is not riding, he's fostering rescue dogs and finding them homes.
Taj is new to the motorcycle industry, but is super excited to call San Diego Harley in Kearny Mesa his home. You'll notice his excitement as a fit specialist the second you meet Taj, and he loves showing customers the 30+ models that H-D has to offer. He has lived overseas for many years so if you're a world traveler or just want to hear some stories hit Taj up the next time you stop by. He recently picked up a 2018 Road King Special in all black and loves riding to work daily.
Kearny Mesa MotorClothes Department
Christina "Tini" has been with San Diego Harley-Davidson® for over 7 years and says she loves "Everything!" about it from the people to the bikes. "Working here is like having a second family!" Christina is legendary in the MotorClothes® world for building and maintaining a great customer base. There are many customers who have no problem waiting in a long line because they only want to be taken care of by our amazing Christina.
Barb comes to SDHD with a wild and fun personality. Barb is orginially from Michigan, but has lived in California for over 15 years! Her favorite part about SDHD is that everyone is welcome to be their true self here and that individuality is important. She has 5 amazing children and a rockstar of a husband, Phish (who also works here at SDHD)! Although she doesn't ride, you can always catch her on the back of her husband's Dyna!
Kearny Mesa Parts Department
Al Schultz has worked for San Diego Harley-Davidson® for over 35 years! He likes that San Diego Harley® has a "friendly motorcycle environment, great people, staff and owners." He is an avid rider, proud owner of 4 motorcycles, and known as being an encyclopedia of part numbers. Al really knows his product knowledge and is proud to lead our parts department at Kearny Mesa. Visit Al soon to see why he's the best, especially if you have old Harley-Davidsons®, he's your guy!
Gerald recently welcomed his first child into the world! He is new to San Diego Harley-Davidson® but hopes to work with us until retirement. He likes that SD H-D® is a "tight knit family like group of employees that eat, sleep, live Harley-Davidson®." Gerald grew up in a family filled with motorcycle and Harley® enthusiasts. He graduated in the top of his class at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute.
Kearny Mesa Service Department
Jordan rides a 2006 FLHTC and loves everything about working at San Diego Harley-Davidson. In his words, "I love it here!" He has excellent attention to detail and enjoys working with our amazing customers. He was born and raised in San Diego.
Ryan "Wolfpack" is an awesome addition to our San Diego Harley-Davidson team!! He hails all the way from Snohomish, Washington. He rides a Low Rider and is big into motorcycles, so he's definitely at the right place. On his free time, he's hanging with friends sipping a cold one. He also enjoys salmon fishing. He's very happy now to be living by the beaches of sunny San Diego.
Ryan rides an XL1200, loves his job and firmly believes in honestly and integrity. According to Ryan, "San Diego Harley-Davidson® stands by its family values, attention to detail, and supporting an American past time. San Diego Harley-Davidson® supports all branches of our country's Armed Forces as well as helping people of all walks follow their dreams of owning and riding a Harley®." We love having Ryan on the SD H-D® staff and really appreciate all of his hard work and dedication.
Eric rides a 1992 FXR Lowrider. "I treat customer bikes like I would treat mine...fixing the concern right the 1st time is what keeps customers coming back." Eric was born and raised in Hawaii. He joined the Army when he was 18 years old and worked on helicopter power train systems. He was stationed in Fort Bragg N.C. and deployed to Desert Shield/Storm. Eric was later stationed in Germany then Kentucky and left with an honorable discharge. After graduating from MMI in 1997 he started working as a Harley-Davidson® technician.
Snowball hales from the great state of Vermont and moved across the country to work at San Diego Harley-Davidson®. "What I love about living in San Diego is the opportunity to work at an awesome dealership...the great friends I've made living in SoCal....and of course the year round riding!"
Joe, known for his "killer stashe" makes an awesome Lot Tech because of his passion for riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He loves the Freedom it brings and the "breeze on my knees." Joe, who is from San Diego, is willing to learn and do what it takes to succeed at San Diego Harley-Davidson.
Seaport Village Team
Hayley has been with SD H-D® for the past 6 years. She loves working with her co-workers and meeting people from all over the world at our Seaport Village location. According to her, "it really is a great family atmosphere. I love that I get to be apart of this amazing iconic American company!" Hayley is originally from Idaho but went to high school in Germany and Australia. She loves traveling and spending time outdoors, especially hiking and surfing.
Tara loves the people she works with and the awesome customers that come in. She especially loves hearing their stories and where they are from. She enjoys the San Diego Harley-Davidson Events, helping customers find what they want and keeipng herself busy by making the store look beautiful.
Misty joins us new in MotorClothes but has been in the industry for six years. She enjoys the happy environment where even the customers are excited to see each other! This dog-loving, Disney-nerd loves the special connection that no one but San Diego Harley has to offer. While she doesn't have a bike just yet, her goal is to ride by 30.
Kayla will be hopping back and forth between our Morena and Seaport Village stores as a snack shop and MotorClothes girl. When you chat with her, listen for the accent...she's from Tennessee. Even though she's a long way from there now, she's found a new home with the laid back atmosphere of San Diego Harley-Davidson.
Kim has been with San Diego Harley-Davidson® for over 8 Years. "I love my job and my work family at SD H-D®. We have built an awesome team who share the same goals and have the same passions for what we do. I consider everyone here family and they are the best of the best." Kim commutes to SD H-D® from Ramona where she is raising a family who loves the outdoors and competitive horseback riding.
Motorcycle Sales Support
Dawn has worked for San Diego Harley-Davidson® for over 16 years! She has been a huge support of our sales department through her knowledge and meticulous organizational skills handling all of the paperwork. According to Dawn, "I couldn't imagine working anywhere else, this is my family."
Linda is a queen of numbers as a new hire in our accounting department. She's traveled near and far to wind up at San Diego Harley. Over the last 30+ years, she's gone from Nebraska, to Texas, and finally to the sunshine of SoCal. Even though she doesn't ride a bike now, she loves looking at bikes - which means she's definitely in the right place! When not working, she enjoys dogs, cats, baking, and Bunco. Fun times!
Rebecca "Becca" joined the San Diego Harley-Davidson® accounting team because she loves how family oriented the business is. With a floor full of bikes and a team full of quick-wit, Rebecca finds the employees and the environment what makes coming into work everyday exciting and comfortable. Even though she doesn't ride a bike now, she's open to the possibility of experiencing wind therapy first-hand one day. And when you see her out, quiz her: she claims to know all the lyrics to Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice and can say the alphabet backwards.
Noe is easily one of our hardest working employees at San Diego Harley-Davidson. He's like a machine. In his words, what makes him good at his job is "honor, duty and loyalty." We are so grateful to have Noe keeping SDHD on Morena and Kearny clean plus all of his other additional duties such as event support and overall dealership support.
At times we are on the look out for individuals to join us who share our passion and commitment. If this is you and you are interested in working with us, please get in touch