Director of Training
Me and my husband Fred have been married for almost 49 years. We live in a small town in central Iowa, Toledo. We have two children, Sandy and Brad. We have two absolutely amazing grandchildren, Kassi and Riley. Oh, and did I mention, 3 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great grandchildren and 1 step-great-great grandson? In 1992, after working for a company for 20 years as a transportation safety director, the company downsized/consolidated locations and I found I needed a new career. I opened my own safety consulting firm, specializing in OSHA training. At the same time I got my MBA. I was an American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor for over 45 years. 1992 Fred and I bought our first Gold Wing. We immediately joined GWRRA. We have traveled in all the lower 48 states and most of Canada on our Gold Wing. Over past 20 plus years, yes we are life members; I’ve held numerous positions in GWRRA. Fred & I were chosen Chapter Couple of the Year in 2003 and again in 2015. We’ve been Chapter & District Membership Enhancement Coordinators, International Public Relations Coordinators, National Membership Enhancement Administrative Assistant, Assistant District Directors, twice, Assistant Chapter Directors, twice. District trainer and in 2014 was named International Leadership Trainer of the Year. I am a Master University Trainer; I’ve presented seminars at Wing Ding, Region rallies, District workshops and at the Chapter level. In 2013, Fred and I were honored to be the recipients of the Ralph Swank Award, the highest honor given to an individual or couple in the Iowa District. I’ve been a newsletter editor for the District and Chapter more years than I can remember. I am a Level III in the Rider Education Leve’s program. I’ve been a part of the Program Strategy Team and last but not least the newest adventure ~ Assistant Director, GWRRA University Certifications. Email: email@example.com
Director, RE & Safety
Bob wears two hats for GWRRA. He is the Assistant Deputy Director, Overseas Training working with Overseas Deputy Director Dan Sanderovich, and is Director of the GWRRA University School of Rider Education and Safety. He is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach, a National Safety Council Traffic Survival School Instructor, a GWRRA Master Instructor Trainer, Master Tour Rider, author and/or editor of many of the GWRRA Rider Courses, and was 2001 Educator of the Year. In 2011, Bob was inducted into the first class of the Rider Education Hall of Fame. Like many of our members, Bob began his GWRRA Officer track at the chapter level as a Chapter Educator, then District Educator, Assistant Region Educator, and for 10 years, Director of Rider Course Programs. He served as an infantry paratrooper Lieutenant with the Airborne Brigade of the First Calvary Division in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star with V device, the Air Medal and from the Republic of South Vietnam, the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross.
Dean, School of Training
Life Members 053394. Ed is retired from the United States Postal Service after 38 years with the last 25 years involved with the delivery, development and management of corporate-wide technical training. Ann is a retired business manager-owner with 40 years’ experience in sales and equine training for horse owners and riders. Ed is a Master University Trainer, Certified Officer Trainer, and Master Tour Rider 2533. Ann is a Senior University Trainer, Certified Officer Trainer, and Level 3 Co-Rider. Ed is also the Region H Treasurer and Ann is the Region H Chapter of the Year Coordinator. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean, School RE & Safety
Anna and I joined GWRRA in the fall of 2003. At the time, we were both volunteering with our local rescue squad; Tim as a Paramedic and Anna as an EMT-IV Tech. In our regular jobs Tim works as an Engineering Technician for the Department of Defense and Anna works from home as a Medical Coder Lead Auditor. We were Chapter Newsletter Editors in 2004 and volunteered for the position of Chapter Educators from 2005 to 2010. We wore a variety of different hats. From 2007 to 2008 we were the Maryland District Motorist Awareness Division Coordinators. We also held the position of Region B CPR/FA Coordinators from 2007 to 2010 and Maryland Senior District Educators from 2008 to 2012. We were Region B Assistant Rider Educators from 2009 to 2010 then became Region B Rider Educators for the next three years. From 2010 to 2013 we also were Maryland District CPR/FA Coordinator/Trainers. In the summer of 2013 we were appointed as Assistant Directors of Rider Education. During Wing Ding 37 we added the position of Dean of Rider Education and Safety for GWRRA University to our hat rack. We were among the first Maryland class to complete the Officer Certification Program in 2010 and were honored with a Rider Education Merit Award at Wing Ding 31, the Maryland District Director’s Award at Winter Thing 2012 and the Rider Education Director’s Award of Honor at Wing Ding 37. We both are Senior Master Tour Riders in the Rider Education Levels Program. Tim is a Medic First Aid CPR/FA Instructor Trainer as well as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach. He is a Master University Trainer with the Gold Wing University and a GWRRA Riding Course Master Instructor Trainer for the Rider Education Program. Tim is also the lead instructor for the GWRRA Overseas Training Division. Email: email@example.com
Director, Certifications & Renewals
I became the “Wing News” reporter writing articles for our District newspaper after I met Ken in 1994. Ken was the MI-O chapter Rider Educator and Ride Leader coordinator. We were asked to become Chapter Director’s in 2003, and Senior Chapter Directors in 2005. In 2006, we became part of the Michigan District Team, as Assistant District Directors, and soon after, I became the Michigan District Leadership Trainer. Becoming the District Trainer opened a wonderful opportunity for me. I have learned so much through this position and really enjoy providing those opportunities for our members. Now as the Region D trainer I look forward to even more. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Drill Teams & Rider Excellence
I was born in Nebraska, now live in Bremerton WA, and as an Air Force brat lived all over the world. I have been riding motorcycles for as long as I can remember. I Joined GWRRA in 1991 and have held many positions including Chapter Educator, Chapter Director, District Educator, Region Educator, Senior LTP and Director Rider Course Programs. I am a Master Instructor Trainer, Rider Course Instructor, the first GWRA RCICP, Life Grand Master Tour Rider and now a Life Member. I also served on the Wings of Gold Motorcycle Drill Team. I also ride off road dual sport BMW R1200GS, on which I toured South America for 9-15 Months, have taken off road classes as well as ridden to the Arctic Ocean and across many states off road. I love skill events and drill teams, did dabble into Bike Shows and now want to take what Jim Graybeal has accomplished and progress it.
Sam began his GWRRA days in the Spring of 1998 as an associate member, and became a full member that August. He has held many roles within his home chapter, as well as District Educator, Region Educator, and Region Webmaster. He is a Life Grand Master, and has been an MSF instructor for 10 years. He is a current GWRRA RE instructor and Seminar Presenter. His computer background began in 1984. He currently rides a 2015 40th anniversary Gold Wing. Email: email@example.com