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Meet the Twisted Crew

 

 

 

 

Erik, a.k.a. Mr. Twisted, is the founder of this asylum and keeps the place running like a well oiled machine (don't ask what type of machine...)! Of the many Twisted Bikes, Erik's favored trackday toy is the 2012 Triumph Street Triple R. He also finds great joy riding the 2009 BMW R1200GS on and off-road. After graduating from the University of Delaware Erik quickly learned that moonlighting as a trombone player in a rock and jazz band while consulting for a law firm just wasn’t the life for him. Apparently you can't wear race leathers to a board meeting without co-workers nicknaming you "the Terminator." Trading in the 5 wheels on his corporate office chair for 2, Erik has now been able to ride on every continent on Earth with the exception of Antarctica (possible?). With adventures like that under his belt, "Mr Twisted" KNOWS what we sell and how it works in all sorts of riding conditions.

Twisted since June 2002

 

  

 

 

Dan is our most interesting Purchasing Manager. He does not always order German Parts, but when he does they kick arse. Obsessed with vintage keyboards and spicy food, his latest keyboard has a quick-key for dispensing antacids. 

Twisted since February 2006

 

 

  

 

 

Adam is our Events Manager and Go-To-Guy for getting things done. Leading Twisted Throttle's participation in events from the Pacific to the Atlantic, he has ridden just about every terrain North America has to offer. With a marketing degree from Bryant University and the realization that office life was not for him either, he too converted to a life on 2 wheels. Adam's former rides include a '96 KLR650 and '03 Yamaha YZF600 while he currently rides an '04 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom and whatever Twisted Bike he has for the week.

Twisted since August 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Nick is our company beserker and the guy who keeps the orders flowing to the warehouse. When he is not wrestling computers, he can be heard rumbling through the countryside on his HD Sportster or Pontiac TransAm.

Twisted since August 2006

 

  

 

 

Matt is our International Man of Mystery and the Tech Master on our Customer Service Team. He was kind enough to slow down for this shot before pulling a wheelie and jumping a row of flaming buses. Some say his practice of taking corners at high-speed with panniers is the reason TraX sidecases have beveled edges. Sorely missing his BMW R1100S, he currently rides a Honda GL1100 Goldwing on sunny days and a Kawasaki KLR650 when it snows.

Twisted since April 2007

 

 

  

 

 

Brian is our in-house racing guy. He regularly flogs his KTM SMR supermoto and 2008 Yamaha R6 around the Loudon and New Jersey tracks while sporting swanky leathers. His current street bike is a Suzuki DL650 V-Strom. Oh yeah... he's even faster than Matt! Brian's former rides include a Suzuki GSF400 Bandit and Kawasaki ZRX1200R. His latest bikes are a dirt prepped Honda CRF230L, a KTM450 Motard and a 2nd-gen race-prepped SV650S.

Twisted since October 2007

 

 

 

 

Even though Dereck is no longer with us, "Chappy" will always be part of the Twisted crew... Always.

Twisted since January 2008

 

 

 

David is a hunter, climber, archer, survivalist outdoorsman, and a professional pirate. One day, he may have his own survival show on the Discovery Channel. David doesn't like to waste ANYTHING. If he ever hit a deer while riding a motorcycle, he'd figure out a way to carve it up into venison steaks, strap it to the back of his bike, and take it home to the freezer. He has aspirations of one day owning a Cold War era, Russian-made Ural with a side car big enough to stow a deer and a musket. In the meantime, he's flogging a FrankenKLR 650 through the backwoods of New England.

Twisted since April 2008

 

 

 

Nate is our in-house product designer from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Master of all things metal, as well as doing crafty graphic illustrations and catalog creation, Nate is a chronic Jeep modifier and is learning to speak German so he can play nice with our European suppliers. Nate's current ride is a Suzuki DRZ400SM supermoto. Since purchase, he's built more new toys for that bike than any other. We think he's biased.

Twisted since June 2008

 

 

 

Tom drives the Twisted Trailer to shows all around the country and fixes it when the wheels come off. When he's not forced to drive our big rig, he prefers to ride his BMW R1150GS or F650GS single. A wild world traveler with a penchant for twisties, he has the best party house of the crew and hosts summer shoreline fiestas that no one EVER forgets... and he carries the best first aid kit on his bike out of anyone in the shop!

Twisted since July 2008

 

 

 

Greg grew up on dirt bikes and is ready to assault the streets. Yes, this is a warning for all Rhode Islanders. He just picked up his first street bike and is trying to fashion a surfboard rack for it to combine his two passions: Motorcycles and looking cool holding a surfboard.

Twisted since February 2010

 

 

 

Kevin drank the Twisted Cool-Aid and is taking care of marketing. His motorcycle tastes vary wildly from sport-touring on his Yamaha FZ-09 to running track days on his Kawasaki EX500's and Vintage Japanese Twins. Kevin spends one crazy day each June piloting a sub-200cc vintage bike 650 miles around Lake Erie in a race with a bunch of other similarly deranged individuals.

Twisted since March 2010

 

 

 

 

Craig W (a.k.a. Willy) Lead crash test dummy here at 'The Throttle' has brought order and reason along with an exceptionally large helping of kooky to the receiving area of our operation. When he is not riding his brandy new Triumph he can be found dominating on the paintball field alongside Chris and Justin.

Twisted since October 2010

 

 

 

 

J.P. is our mad man in the warehouse! This guy will stuff any box and send it packin' the same day!

Twisted since July 2011

 

 

 

 

Kyle, ahhhhhhhh "Hey Beavis, ahhhhhh this is gonna be cool!" Kyle hails from NH, has a degree in Sports Management and aspires to be a fire truck.

Twisted since August 2011

 

 

 

 

Ken "Speedracer" Condon is one of our web content contributors and graphics gurus. Ken's been around the motorcycling community for a while and is involved in all sorts of riding activities. He's the head instructor at Tony's Track Days, an MSF instructor, contributing editor for Motorcycle Consumer News, and author of Riding in the Zone. We are told he has funny tattoos he shows people at inappropriate times. We can't wait for him to show them to us.

Twisted since September 2011

 

 

 

Raja is our CIO. Genius of all things digital, he's masterminded several plots involving laser beams and "one million dollars".

Twisted since November 2011

 

 

 

 

Jeannine, or "J9" as we call her, is our enthusiastic web content coordinator. Not only is she able to keep the barrage of ever-changing web content under control, she is also one competent rider, whether flying over rocks on her KLX250 dually, or carving perfect lines on her ZX6R. J9 is even good enough to be a control rider for Tony's Track Days and an MSF instructor. Booya!

Twisted since December 2011

 

 

 

 

Jack arrived by Suzuki from Utah to get our IT world in order. Jack rides his Boulevard rain or shine, proudly parking it front and center in the Twisted parking lot to show that we aren’t only about adventure and touring bikes (it’s true). Jack can be heard spouting mildly interesting bits of knowledge without provocation, not because he is deranged, but because he takes trivia night a bit too seriously.

Twisted since April 2012

 

 

 

 

Jane comes to us from the wacky world of HVAC where she accounted for the never-ending flow of dollars in and dollars out. Not only is Jane a highly-skilled number-cruncher and organizer, she is also an accomplished rider. When she’s not managing the inner-workings of the Twisted corporate machine, she is teaching newbies at an MSF course how to ride or ripping around the racetrack on her R6 or DRz400 motard.

Twisted since April 2012

 

 

 

 

Mike R always seems to have a spring in his step, even after a long day answering phone calls and restocking the retail store. When Michael isn't serving customers, he is dreaming of the limelight and his glorious past as a stage performer and Karaoke king. Rock on, Mikey!

Twisted since May 2012

 

 

 

 

Josh is our dreaded Dealer Service Rep, and by dreaded, I mean his hair. Some say he resembles The Predator, but don’t worry it's only in looks. He is very friendly! As an MSF instructor, Josh joins our ranks of highly knowledgeable staff. He enjoys playing outside, whether that is riding his 2011 Harley Street Bob or snowboarding.

Twisted since November 2012

 

 

 

 

Some say she runs faster than her KLR and she names all her bikes Pete… all we know is she’s called Jenny.

Known for clicking her “tradeshow boots” around the convention centers, Jenny has a range of motorcycle knowledge and is a serious motorsports enthusiast. Her 15 years of riding experience includes twisting a 1975 Yamaha XS650 into a café racer and kitting out an RC51 for use as a sport tourer. Jenny’s current “Pete” is an ’09 KLR650E, used for ripping around Colorado in her role as dealer advocate.

Twisted since January 2013

 

 

 

 

Ernie is a recently retired as a Fire Lieutenant who commanded a Special Hazards unit for the City of Providence Fire Department.  With his crisis management skills and lifelong history of riding, Ernie is the number one person on our list to go dualsport riding with, should things get “interesting”.  Ernie has swapped out flames and building collapsed to work on our Web Content Editing Team and we could not be happier,  Outside the office, Ernie maintains a small personal fleet, “Now I’m down to five bikes.”

No doubt his 2007 Honda XR70, 1981 Honda XL185s, 2002 KTM 400exc, 2014 BMW G650GS and 2012 KTM 990 Adventure R all have a jeopardy friendly home.

Twisted since February 2013

 

 

 

With 13 years of dealer experience in service and parts departments, Dave is our Service Manager. At age 13, Dave started on a '79 Honda 250, which was only the beginning of his relationship with 2-wheelers, both off-road and street. Oh yeah, and there was some roadracing mixed in. He'll ride any bike that has the key left in it, but don't worry, he'll fill the tank before bringing it back! What is his dream bike you ask? The Batpod of course!

Twisted since February 2013

 

 

 

Paul builds his life off of craigslist, sure most of us buy a thing here and there but everything signifcant he owns came from craigslist. Training for Mixed Martial Arts several times a week makes him into someone you won't want to mess with. As a former car guy, Paul rides an SV650 most of the time and drives a teal Honda CRX as his rain vehicle, I think we've converted him! If he were to get all of his dream bikes he would need a warehouse as a garage.

Twisted since February 2013

 

 

 

James W is our Web Development Guru, but even more important, he makes delicious cookies! New to the world of motorcycling, James is learning a ton and loving it, especially along side his "new" 1983 Honda Shadow 750!

Twisted since March 2013

 

 

 

 

Michelle is our Countess. By day she takes care of the 'counting and keeps things running smoothly. By night she vanishes into the shadows. She prefers to ride shotgun on her husband's Harley because she actually carries a shotgun.

Twisted since April 2013

 

 

 

Spike grew up with a motorcycling father who got him on 2 wheels at a young age. As a dirt and trail rider Spike has a CRF450R but when asked what his dream bike is he just says he wants a bike no matter what it is. Other than motorcycles, he is all about rubik's cubes and RC trucks.

Twisted since June 2013

 

 

 

Angela joins our Customer Service Department with her 250 Ninja. She got her first bike, a 250 Intercepter, at age 13 and has since moved on to street riding with some track days mixed in.

Twisted since June 2013

 

 

 


Brad is a part of our graphic design team. His riding background helped make him tough enough to handle the rigors of the Twisted office. For starters, Brad started riding at age 14 on one of those Honda ATC three wheeler death traps. Nowadays Brad can be found riding both off-road and street bikes that are less likely to kill you. Brad raced the Elsinore Grand Prix and Adelanto Grand Prix and off-road endurance races like the 6 and 24 Hours of Glen Helen. Brad likes pavement, too. He even raced supermoto for a time and his garage now houses a 2005 BMW R1200GS as well as a 2007 Husqvarna TE450.

Twisted since July 2013

 

 

 


Michael O, our original Mikey, was the first employee to ever join Twisted Throttle in Rhode Island. He abandoned us to go back to school in a foreign land for a few years. We cried. He later came back. We smiled. Veteran of strange bikes such as the Suzuki Bandit 400 and a strange one I can't remember right now from eastern Europe, his needlepoint skills (...or was that acupuncture?) are not to be underestimated. Oh yeah... it was an MZ Baghira. Do you have any parts for him?

Twisted since a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

 

 

 


Genny likes to keep customers happy and herd cats. That makes her the perfect choice to command our Customer Experience Team. 

Twisted since January 2014

 

 

 


Peter joined our Customer Service crew as another Twisted Gear Expert. Showing up for the job interview on his BMW S1000RR in in the dead of a brutal New England winter, we had a good feeling about him.

Twisted since March 2014

 

 

 


Nicole serves up tasty treats and beverages as our Twisted Cafe' barista. Riding ATVs since she was five she will naturally take to getting muddy on two wheels

Twisted since April 2014

 

 

 


Forrest joined us as a Zen Panini master in the Twisted Café. He continues to amaze us with his fabulous Friday concoctions and fabulous hair.

Twisted since April 2014

 

 

 


David C is our 4th... count 'em... 4th guy named David to join the crew. At least his last initial is different from the other 3. We think we might have to call him "New David"... until the next one comes along. David moonlights as a bartender and is often mistaken for Tom Cruise in the movie "Cocktail".

Twisted since May 2014

 

 

 

 

John R is our first John. We went on a Johnny Spree. Don't ask.

John is a monkey wrench master and super service tech. You want it? He installs it.

Twisted since June 2014

 

 

 


John S is our second John. Director of all things logistical, John makes sure that stuff we order in really big boxes gets out to you in really small boxes in no time at all. He makes it look easy.

Twisted since June 2014


 James S

 


James S, a former professional street performer in Boston and Newport as well as self admitted adrenaline junkie, comes to us from the Outdoor Industry with over 17 years of experience in guiding, lessons, company training, and retail management. He now guides the Twisted Factory Showroom, Cafe and Service Center as General Manager. Starting up his motorcycling six years ago with a Vulcan 800 classic, he now rides a ‘67 BMW R27, a ‘99 Yamaha Roadster Silverado and an ’11 Yamaha Stryker that he is modifying to be a cross between something the Punisher would ride and a fully operational Death Star. When he is not riding you will find him somewhere on the water either ocean kayaking or white water stand-up paddleboarding, depending on the surf conditions and danger potential. James is currently making room in his garage for a Ural to help transport his kayak, first aid kit and stand-up paddleboard.

Twisted since July 2014

 

 

 

Are you next? Join the Twisted Crew, and you too will be happier, more beautiful, and ride like Valentino Rossi!

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