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Meet the Twisted Crew

 

Erik S.

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. 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


 

 

Leonard M.

Len is our Chief Operating Officer and has 25 years of experience in finance/operations. He's been a VP at a plastic manufacturing company, a divisional CFO of a $1b software division and he's worked as a post bankruptcy fiscal officer appointed by a federal judge to provide administrative & fiscal oversight of Central Falls, RI.

Len started out riding dirt bikes as a kid and then bought a new 2004 Yamaha V-Star 1100 which he recently sold for a new 2018 Heritage Classic. He's put about 75,000 miles since 2004.

Len's hobbies include smoking cigars, riding his Harley-Davidson and shooting his guns. Fun fact: he's also a FAA Certified Fight Instructor II.

Twisted since November 2018


 

 

Ryan D.

Ryan is our Supply Chain Director. When Ryan is not at work he is usually with his 3 children exploring beautiful New England looking for exciting and fun stuff to do.

Ryan started riding dirtbikes when he was 6 years on a Honda SL70. Since then he has owned several dirtbikes and quads including a CR80, RM80, KDX200, Fourtrax 250, and most recently a DRZ400SM and a KTM300EXC. Ryan says the nothing is more fun than riding a street legal dirtbike!

Ryan has been working in supply chain management for over 15 years. His most recent experience was with a company that developed and manufactured machine control solutions and industrial automation. He loves the analytical problem solving involved with all things supply chain.

Twisted since May 2019


 

 

David B.

David is our Director of Marketing

When David is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and doing home construction projects.

When David was 12 he bought his first dirt bike. It was a KX80. He was fortunate to live near a large piece of land that was intended for a housing development but had to end development because of zoning issues. So he had what was essentially a maze of dirt roads and hills that he could tear up on his 2-stroke (the “Green Machine” as he called it). Once he got his license, he purchased a new (used) street bike about every 4 or 5 years, buying them for less than 2,000 and putting some elbow grease into them. His last bike was a Honda 750 Four, which was handed down to him after having been owned by 2 generations of uncles before him.

An interesting nugget of information about David is that he is a great shot! He once hit a 3-inch target with a .22 caliber at 100 feet, out the hand of his brother. Yes, that was an idiotic stunt!

Twisted since April 2019


 

 

Jesse S.

Jesse is our Customer Service Manager

When he is not in the office he enjoys everything with two wheels. He spends most of his time racing amateur motocross all over New England as well as riding street bikes when he gets the chance. He also spends a fair amount of time riding mountain bikes.

Jesse has been interested in motorcycles since he was a child. He can remember growing up around his dad's Harleys and always wanting to ride. He got his first dirtbike when he was 10 and the love of motorcycling was solidified with that first ride on his own bike. From then on he had many dirtbikes as well as some street bikes. His current bike is a 2017 KTM 450SXF Factory Edition.

Jesse has worked in the motorsports industry since 1998 in various capacities. His most recent roles were Regional Sales Manager at an aftermarket distributor, National Sales Manager at Mustang Motorcycle Seats and multiple roles at Yamaha Motor Corporation. He has made this industry his home and hopes he can continue his career in the motorsports industry for many years to come

Twisted since May 2019


 

 

Debra P.

David is our Staff Accountant

Riding, has been Deb’s passion since she was a little girl. She has been around motorcycles, being a passenger on the back of her dad’s bike to owning her own. Recently, Deb purchased a 2019 Yamaha R1and rides each weekend, traveling New England with her husband and friends.

Deb started her career as a Bookkeeper working for CPA’s in East Providence for 17 plus years. While working for the CPA’s, they sent her to school to become an accountant. She was fortunate enough to be able to travel to many places, including NY to train other bookkeepers. Deb has worked in 5 star restaurants, to local diners, law firms, night clubs just to name a few.

Martial arts is also a passion for Deb, becoming a purple belt in Taekwondo led her to try other forms of martial arts including Judo, Kenpo and Jujitsu. Her other interests include boxing, kickboxing, racing, shooting and hockey to name just a few. She played hockey as an adult for a few years on the Chicks with Sticks team, including playing with the guys on a Saturday morning in Cranston, RI, one of her coaches played for the Bruins many years ago, so she learned to play from some of the best players around. Deb has been to race car school in Thompson, CT and drove an SK Modified. She believes in living life to the fullest and trying new things.

Twisted since July 2019


 

 

Josh L.

Josh is our Digital Marketing Manager

When Josh is not deploying emails or generating hilarious and #relatable social content for everyone to enjoy he is probably kayak fishing in his Perception Pescador Pro 100 with his Silky Terrier, Golfing, Geocaching (look it up), hiking with his beautiful wife or building something. He enjoys the outdoors and being off the grid, so if you can’t find him tucked behind his desk in the chilly air conditioning, you probably won’t be able to find him.

Josh has been riding since 2016 and currently owns a ‘13 Kawasaki Ninja 300, which has been fun, but it’s time to move on to something a little bigger & possibly transition into the ADV space! Josh has worked in a vast number of fields and roles over the last 11 years. Some industries in which he has worked include: frame to finish construction, concrete products manufacturing, heavy machine operation, protective & designer eyewear, musical instruments and now the World of Motorcycles.

To the best of his knowledge, Josh is the only Senior Class President to be impeached at his High School. His favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption. He also was once ranked in the Top 10% of Tetris on Wii in the world and obsessed with Buffalo Wings – follow him @lacroixjosh @iflwings

Twisted since June 2019


 

 

 

Nick S.

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


 

 

Rajat G.

Raj is our Data Analyst

Raj loves karting, mini-golf and race cars when he is not crunching numbers.

And yes, we are including his 100cc scooter as motorcycle experience! Raj has worked as a lead in business process development and integration of software into business processes for a major distributor in India.

As a hobby, Raj enjoys to dabble in portrait and monochrome photography.And he obviously loves his dog!

Twisted since August 2019


 

 

Darwin C.

Darwin is a Customer Service Representative

Darwin loves to drink milk and play piano (and by play I mean learn). I love watching basketball and boxing. I am one of those bandwagon LeBron fans (so that means I’m currently a fan of the Lakers). My favorite boxer is Big George Foreman. I am also passionate about video games.

Darwin has not owned a motorcycle but is gaining more and more interest everyday.

Darwin was a Resident Advisor at URI for 3 years and worked at the YMCA for a little more than a year. As an interesting fact, he has been to Vegas five times since the age of 16. All five times were for video game tournaments!

Twisted since July 2018


 

 

Arielle G.

Arielle is our Web Content Specialist

Throughout the week Arielle mostly teaches herself code because she is a nerd and it’s fun. She also does almost everything while listening to music (genres across the spectrum). Arielle also hangs with her dog who demands all the attention always!

She has always been fascinated by motorcycles but never had the chance to pursue riding. She is looking forward to getting her motorcycle license in the spring.

Arielle coached adult and children’s tennis camps for 4 summers before and throughout college. Before moving out here from New York, she worked as an assistant purchaser and ecommerce manager at a music store that specializes in brass and woodwind instruments and accessories. Arielle also played competitive tennis for 13 years and was captain on the UMass tennis team her senior year.

Twisted since August 2018



 

 

 

Chappy 

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

Twisted since January 2008


 

 

Adam T.

Adam T. is our IT guru.

Adam enjoys programming and helping businesses with all their tech and programming needs and spending time with his family and church community. Adam had no motorcycle experience before working for Twisted Throttle. Now he is learning more and more about it each day.

Adam graduated from Roger Williams University with a Degree in Engineering and then became the tech director and school teacher for the last 11 years at Barrington Christian Academy. He taught k-12 computers and math. He also substituted for many other subjects and was an assistant coach for the middle and high school track team. Adam has worked for various companies and ministries programming solutions for their needs.

Adam has been bagpiping since he was in the sixth grade and use to play for the Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe and Drum Corp. He is also a board game designer and founder of a company that makes open source development frameworks.

Twisted since June 2019


 

 

Ian W.

Ian is a Customer Service Representative

Outside of work Ian likes to play and watch sports, and spend time with his family and friends.

Ian does not currently ride, but his father has always had Harley Davidsons so Ian has been around bikes his whole life. He is hoping to learn to start riding this upcoming spring. He graduated from Roger Williams University in May 2018 with a degree in Media Communications. He also has previously worked for his university's athletic department, doing landscaping, and for a Dunkin Donuts.

Ian once studied abroad in Florence, Italy and got to travel to different parts of Europe his Junior year of college.

Twisted since July 2019


 

 

 

David P. 

David is a full-time father, husband and outdoors enthusiast extraordinaire. When he's not teaching Viking combat or pirate reenacting he might be feeding his chickens or enjoying family time on the archery/axe-throwing range at home.

With 20+ years in Purchasing and Retail Management in the sport optics and print media industries, David has turned his passion loose on adventure motorcycling and can be spotted riding his Kawasaki KLR650A, 1973 Honda CL175 dirt-tracker or GSX-R 750. Next Bike? Ural with plenty of room for a musket and a deer!

Twisted since April 2008


 

 

Alex S.

Alex is a Customer Service Representative

When he is not working, you’ll find Alex playing Playstation 4, swimming in the pool, riding jet-skis on the pond, drawing, and playing Pokémon. He used to spend his time working on or driving his Jeep Wrangler TJ, but she got totaled. Now he spends his time trying to get another!.

Alex was always fascinated with dirt bikes and motorcycles. His father has always had at least one bike, sparking his fascination before he could hold my own head up. Alex has yet to own an actual street bike, but he is hoping to get a KLR or a KTM sometime soon. He always thought he would get a Harley, but getting off the road is too enticing.

Alex has worked in Customer Service, from working in retail to overseeing Military Relocations at the 3rd largest moving company in the US. He has also been a CNC Machinist, a forklift operator, an installer of Satellite TV systems at customers’ homes and businesses, and worked at GameStop. Interestingly, Alex was once one of the Top 25 players in the world in Factions, the multiplayer portion of the game ‘The Last Of Us’. Now he anxiously awaits ‘The Last Of Us 2’.

Twisted since March 2019


 

 

 

Nate B. 

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


 

 

 

Greg G. 

Greg grew up on dirt bikes, ATV's and all other things motorized! He joined Twisted Throttle in 2010 as a shipper in the warehouse, moved to customer service, then on to working in our Product Development department as he completed his engineering degree.

Do you like the bike-specific Denali light mount on your motorcycle? Chances are good that Greg designed, fabricated the prototype, and test-fitted the part before it ever arrived in the FedEx truck. 

Twisted since February 2010


 

 
 Chris

 

 

Chris A. 


Chris answers all things technical and is your order taking mastermind. He is a guru of all things motorcycle.

He spends spare time trying to make his DRZ400 fly. Other favorite toys include a Harley TL1000, V Star, YZ and the list goes on...this guy REALLY loves to ride.

Since May 2011

 


 

 

 

Justin P. 

“J.P.” is our mad man in the warehouse! This guy started out packing boxes and now he manages the place. Goes to show:  Do something really well for a long time and people start to notice! And even offer a reward or two.

Not only did JP move up the ladder, he's been instrumental in getting our warehouse running on state-of-the-art inventory management tools that should speed shipping and make his already immaculate inventory control just that much better. 

Twisted since July 2011


 

 

Garry G.

Gary is a Customer Service Representative (Gear Scout)

Gary enjoys taking the dirt bike out into the trails, playing all kinds of video games, camping, throwing knives, and going out to play pool/darts. Gary has ridden tons of motorcycles: from dirt bikes, to Ninjas to Harley Street Glides. He currently has an 01 KX125 and an old 1986 Yamaha Radian (not exactly running anymore).

Gary has worked at Mulligan’s Island mowing lawns and doing maintenance, at a gym working as an attendant, and bar backing/bartending at a casino. Let’s just say that he is more than happy to finally be at a job he enjoys!

Twisted since April 2019


 

 

 

 

Dave P.

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



 Colin P

 

 

Colin P.

Colin rode in from the wonderful world of dairy cows to ship farkles to riders around the world. He has been riding dirt, track and street bikes since he was seven and his current herd includes an '02 Honda CBR600F4i and a '14 Honda CRF250L. We have dubbed him Spiderman both for his love of the creepy crawlers and the way he can ride his CRF just about anywhere.

Twisted since May 2015


 

 

 

Keith G.

Keith is our intimidating Beard-O... that is until he cracks a grin. He has been riding since he was a mere 12 (presumably with a full beard then too) with an affinity for MX/Touring/Dual Sport bikes. One time, at bike camp, he saw a Superman cape in the middle of the road, picked it up with his foot and wore it for three straight days.

Keith is one of our customer service experts.

He has Type-O Negative blood. (Random fact alert.)

Twisted since October 2015



 Brendan Yag

 

 

Brendan

Brendan has all the tricks. This guy started riding as a wee lad. During his tenure in SLC for college he became a sick stunt rider in the midst of some super hard studying. At the time being, he rides a Victory Magnum and a Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, but dreams of moving on up to something "outrageous and custom". Brendan comes to our customer service department with a long history in the Trade Show world. So basically, he knows all the things. 

He has two golden retrievers that are probably pretty cute. 

 

Twisted since October 2015



Vanessa P 

 

 

Vanessa


Vanessa started as our very organized shipper/receiver, and now coordinates purchasing and order fulfillment logistics. She also compiles excellent & detailed notes that make all our lives easier and helps the shipping department run like a well-oiled machine. She is an OCT (Ontario Certified Teacher) and whips up all kinds of beautiful homemade hair accessories and cards. She currently rides an TTR125L.

Since June 2016

 

 

 

 

Glen B.

Glen is a silent storm in the warehouse. 

He is the king of assembling parts that go with other parts so that you get a package that you didn't even know used to be in pieces. 

He rides a Victory Kingpin like a boss with the presence of Pitbull the rapper... until you hear him talk and he's just really the nicest guy. Like ever. Glen says he has no interesting stories about him to tell. We don't believe him for a second...

Twisted since June 2016


 

 

 

Phil D.

Phil is an MOFW (man of few words) but a fan of colorful t-shirt slogans. When not roaming our warehouse looking for mysteriously stacked motorcycle parts, he enjoys reading, playing games, and watching movies. He would not elaborate which. No, he would not.

Twisted since October 2016


 

 

 

Marisa M.

Our hardworking Gear Scout turned Web Merch guru has been riding motorcycles nearly her whole life, starting on dirtbikes as a kid and eventually progressing to the street. Marisa has competed in a variety of off-road racing events and enjoys long distance motorcycle travel. 

She's an Orange-Kool-Aid-drinkin', high-octane-sniffin', adventure-seekin', gravel-roostin' kinda gal!

Things we don't know about her? She has an adorable cat named Duke (yes, after the KTM)... Of course.

Twisted since November 2016


 

 

 

Josh S.

Despite having baked an excessive amount of bread for multiple bakeries and having chased anomalous phone system issues while working IT at a large Avaya reseller, Josh embraces every day with a unique quizzical joy.

When not helping us transition our extensive software suites, Josh troubleshoots for the web-content team and contributes his love of process control and "maths" to the purchasing department. Is there anything Josh doesn't do here at Twisted? Ironically, yes...bake.

Twisted since December 2016


 

 

 

 

Ron S.

Our Dealer Sales Manager is not only a drummer in a promising local band and a fan of Clown Loaches but he's also an avid motorcyclist with a weakness for European machinery.

With a rare 1994 Ducati 900CR and 2016 Moto Guzzi Griso, Ron's garage is never without character. (Or an oil stain.) His Triumph Bonneville should help keep things in order.

Ron joins us after 25 years in wholesale paint and hardware distribution.

Twisted since December 2016


 

 

 

John E.

John is one of our hard working Purchasing guys. “I started riding at the age of 6, and have been going since. That’s a little over 40 years of life on two wheels. In that time, the stable has included mounts from Yamaha, Kawasaki, Can-Am, Rokon, Triumph, and Ducati, with my latest ride an ST4S.” John's done numerous track days and raced hare-scrambles, dirt drags, motocross, and hill climbs.

Before joining Twisted Distributing, John was the General Manager of the Hard Rock Cafe and Retail Store in Foxwoods Casino, the largest casino in North America. “The move to Twisted offers me an exciting opportunity to combine my profession with my lifelong passion for motorcycling.”

Twisted since December 2016



Keith R 

 

 

Keith R. 


Keith R. is super tall. He's super awesome. An Eagle Scout, he always helps whenever and wherever there's a need. He grows a mean beard too.

Since April 2017



Gerrard M 

 

 

Gerrard M. 


Gerrard M started in the warehouse, then migrated to our customer service and tech support team. During his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking, checking out cars and chilling with his trusty sidekick (an adorable beagle). If you're a gamer, watch out...his alter ego slays newbs left and right.

Since June 2017


 

 

Antony D.

Antony is responsible for French Canadian support and Export Dealer Sales for Twisted Distributing. Born in France, Antony spent his first 30 years living in the French Pyrenees in the southwest region of the country. The Pyrenees mountains link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean along the border with Spain. 

Before moving to the U.S., he had a 2002 Yamaha FZ1. 

“Coming to the U.S. and working for Twisted Throttle gives me the opportunity to merge my love of motorcycles with a career at one of America's leading distributors.” 

We're trying to get Antony to teach us how to cuss in French, but he's too much of a gentleman to do so. Merde!

Twisted since June 2017


 

 

 

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