MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Richard has been the Chief Executive Officer at PowerRide since 2001. As the CEO, Richard has built PowerRide to be one of the largest powersports dealership organizations in the United States. Under his leadership, the company has recently created the PowerRide University. Richard has established his career with proven success in developing strong management teams, raising capital, completing acquisitions, and implementing best business practices. He has been highly successful at managing an income statement while creating a corporate culture that is directed at increasing shareholder value.
Prior to PowerRide, Richard was a founder and Chief Financial Officer at Hanger Orthopedic Group. During his tenure, primarily through acquisition, they created one of the largest orthotic & prosthetic companies in the world with over 625 patient care centers.
Richard began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and is a graduate of the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida.
Has been involved in the industry for over 40 years. She has supported motorcycle education for over 30 years. She serves on the Motorcycle Industry Council Dealers Advisory Board and the Powersports Dealers Association of Virginia.
Her experience, passion and attention to detail has grown our school to the number one school in Virginia.
SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Ann is our Senior Administrator with over 30 years of experience supporting Corporate Level Executives in the Washington D.C. area. Her expertise has been utilized across multiple business models, from startups to working for one of the largest technology firms, where she held a Top Secret - Sensitive CompartmenteIized Information clearance.
She recently joined PowerRide, attended the PowerRide’s MSF 3 Wheel Motorcycle Basic Rider’s Course, and attained her M3 endorsement. She looks forward to improving her motorcycle skills and becoming a RiderCoach in the future.
Ann attended Northern Virginia Community College.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
An operational and strategic minded leader with over 20 years of Powersports industry
experience. Sean has an accomplished record of turning around failing businesses and building successful dealerships committed to rider education and safety.
Besides working at PowerRide University, Sean serves as the CFO of PowerRide Motorsports, a dealership group with locations in Virginia, Michigan, and Louisiana. Previous leadership roles include Vice President of Operations for Powerride Motorsports, General Manager of Criswell Powersports, and General Manager of Coleman Powersports.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the College of Charleston.
DR. DONALD GREEN
Dr. Donald Green is a lifetime motorcyclist with more than 30 years of training knowledge, experiential learning, and organizational management. Don is a certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) RiderCoach and RiderCoach Trainer. Don is also a lifetime Harley Owners Group member, a lifetime American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) member, and was awarded AMA’s 2014 Road Rider of the year award for his work in motorcycle rider education.
Don has rider education experience as a RiderCoach, RiderCoach Trainer, Site Manager (Military Program), Kentucky State Program Regional Coordinator, and Program Manager for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) in Indiana. He has coached and Trained the MSF curriculum in multiple states, South Korea and Germany.
His certifications include the Basic Rider Course (BRC) for both two and three-wheel, BRC level 2, Advanced Rider Course, Military Sport Riders Course, Returning Rider BRC, Introductory Motorcycle Experience, SMARTrainer, Adventure Bike Course, and Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) rider curriculums.
After 22 years in the U.S. Army, Don retired from military service and is a graduate of Central State University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College – Captains Career Course, Troy University, and Maryville University.
Mitchell is the Website Administrator in charge of managing the PowerRide University Website, its Design, Content, Functionality, and Maintenance.
Mitchell has been with PowerRide University since its inception in 2019, and has been riding ever since when he passed the Two Wheel, Three Wheel Basic Rider Course, and Advanced Rider Course provided by PowerRide University!
One of PowerRide University's Site Managers, Steve began riding in 1999 after taking a basic rider course in Shreveport, LA. He has been training motorcycle riders since 2004 in cities and at military bases across the country. He is a Nationally Certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Two-Wheel basic, Advanced RiderCourse, and 3 wheel RiderCoach.
MEET OUR RIDERCOACHES
David W. has been a certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) instructor since 2018. He teaches the 2-Wheel Basic Basic Rider Course (BRC) and is a Harley Davison Riding Academy certified instructor. He has owned several motorcycles over the past 15 years and currently rides a Triumph Explorer. Riding safely is his everyday goal. David’s motto is to “come home without a scratch”. He also volunteers as an umpire for the Lower Loudoun Little League.
Mick has been riding all kinds of bikes for the past 55+ years. His first ride was a 1956 Lambretta scooter and his first motorcycle was a 1970 Ducati Scrambler which was acquired while stationed in Naples Italy. He has a soft spot for Ducatis, with his current mount being a 2001 Suzuki Bandit 1200S with 182,000 miles on it.
Mick rides year-round in all types of weather and has been a RiderCoach since 2006, certifications include the basic, intermediate and advanced classes. He is passionate about motorcycle safety, truly enjoying coaching and helping people learn a new skill.
James C. is a retired Military Officer and a current 5th- Grade School Teacher in Fairfax County. He has been a Rider Coach for more than 5 years and has traveled over 150,000 miles on the bike in this picture alone. He also works as a Mot Referee for USA Cycling, writes safety articles for BMW ON Magazine, and runs a small charity for underprivileged youth in South Carolina. James is not only a Rider Coach, but he is also a Life-Long Learner. He is always seeking out new learning opportunities to hone his skills.
Hi folks, Rodney W here – also known as Chocolate Smoothie. I’ve been fascinated with motorcycles since I was a kid and started riding in 1993. I’ve had quite a few mounts, of different sizes and styles, and am currently on a Goldwing 1800. In my younger days I did a little amateur racing but now I’m all about easy ridin’. I started Coaching in 2009 and find it especially rewarding seeing an initially intimidated rider candidate walk away with a bonafide license. I’m looking forward to helping you transition into this awesome avocation!
Drew S earliest memory of motorcycles started at the age of 6 when he his father took him for a ride on the back of his Goldwing Aspencade. While he enjoyed the comfort of cruising it was his father's kz900 street bike that fueled his enthusiasm for riding. Drew has been riding motorcycles for close to 20 years and it wasn’t until April 2018 that he received his certification to be a 2 wheel Basic Rider Coach. Drew is as passionate about teaching as he is learning. Drew looks forward to a long career as a rider coach as well as a student of riding.
Mark Q.'s passion for 2 wheels started at the age of 10 when he first stole his older brother’s dirt bike and went for a joy ride that miraculously ended well with the bike and Mark coming home in one piece, at least until his father got a hold of him. He received his own dirt bike at the age of 12. Since then motorcycles have been in his blood. His experience on motorcycles span all varieties of 2 wheel vehicles from dirt bikes, to sport bikes, cruisers, and touring motorcycles. He has been an MSF certified RiderCoach for several years and has had experience teaching the 2-wheel BRC at public and private schools in several states.
Additionally, he is a Harley Davidson Riding Academy Certified Instructor and has been a senior rider and sometimes served as ride captain for several Harley Davidson HOG chapters around the country. Mark’s other passion is scuba diving and he is a PADI certified Dive Master. When not working in his professional career, Mark always says “I am either above ground on 2 wheels or I am at least 60 feet under.” Mark’s moto is “never stop learning.” His passion for motorcycles and enthusiasm for teaching become obvious when you meet him.
David is a Nationally Certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Instructor. He teaches the 2-wheel Basic Rider Course (BRC), Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC 2) and Advanced Rider Course (ARC). He taught these courses to military personnel on the Navy Bases Northern Virginia and Maryland area. And currently teaches them to Northern Virginia area residents interested in learning to ride or improve their riding skills. Additionally, he is a Harley Davidson Riding Academy Certified Instructor.
He is also a 3-wheel certified with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Evergreen Safety Council to teach and license riders in the Basic Sidecar/Trike Education Program (S/TEP).
Additionally, he is Yamaha Champion Certified Coach and United States Motorcycle Coaching Association certified coach. One of the most rewarding things about being a coach is helping others achieve their goals.
I have been riding most of my life, any chance I get I’m on a long distance ride. There are very few states I've not ridden through (even rode on a Harley all over the island of Guam...many times). The absolute best ride was riding from coast to coast Washington State to Northern Virginia and getting to see this beautiful country on two wheels!! I retired from the U.S. Army in 2018 after 22 years of active duty.
I have been an active member of the American Legion Riders since 2009 and for the Rolling Thunder VA chapter since 2018. I wanted to share my passion for riding and started coaching Basic Riding Courses in October 2020. I am working on adding more rider coach experience to my resume including my 3 Wheel Rider Coach Certification in early 2021.
Sean took his first MSF BRC in 2014; it was his initial experience on a motorcycle. From the moment of his first BRC, He was totally enamored with motorcycle riding. Fellow RiderCoaches rode with and encouraged him to become an MSF instructor in 2018. In addition to riding a lot, Sean enjoys teaching both classroom and range exercises. Most importantly, he enjoys seeing new and experienced riders getting something from the class. Facilitating novices and more experienced motorcyclists on safe habits is what he likes to call serious fun. Serious because it's risky and fun because riding a motorcycle is a blast.
Phillip L is a dual certified RiderCoach teaching both two and three wheel motorcycle safety courses. In addition to MSF and ESC certifications he is also Red Cross certified in AED, CPR and First Aid for Adults, Children and Infants. Phillip is also certified to teach MSF’s IME course and is constantly learning and working to improve his coaching and teaching skills. In the year ahead Phillip will be working at gaining additional certifications to become a Quality Control specialist as well as a 2 wheel RiderCoach trainer and a 3 wheel Chief Instructor. Phillip rides a 2017 Can Am RT limited as well as a 2015 Can Am F3 Sport. Phillip considers himself one of our Spyder Specialists and loves to be a resource to all of our students here at PowerRide University.
I’m Coach Bob and have been riding for a long time, but it never gets old! I initially began sharing my passion for riding as an MSF Rider Coach on June 20, 1985.
My Military service took me away for a season of years, but after retirement, I returned to again share the Joy and Passion with riders seasoned and new.
I've been dreaming of riding since I was 6 but life kept me from it until 3 years ago, I ride over 11k miles a year. Love riding safely so much that I became a Ridercoach 2 years ago and went straight into teaching the BRC. I'm BRC2013, BRCu, ARC and HDRA certified. Also CPR/EAD Certified for Adults
My passion for two wheeled vehicles started at an early age. I had a childhood friend who owned a small 50cc Honda that we used to take turns riding through the mountain trails behind our family’s houses. Since that point, I dreamed of owning my own motorcycle one day. At the age of 15 I bought my first dirt bike and never looked back!
I have been riding for the past 26 years, every type of motorcycle you can think of from dirt bikes to high performance street bikes, cruisers and now an adventure bike. When I am not riding or teaching I am saving lives as a medical professional in the US Army. My passion has evolved over the years and has challenged me at every turn. My experience on the dirt, track and street have made me the rider I am today.
My love for adventure and the thrill of pushing myself to be a better rider have created another passion of mine which is to teach others to ride. Sharing with each student of mine the knowledge and skill it takes to ride is what drives me to give each of them the best experience possible. I look forward to sharing the thrill of riding with all who seek it!
Larry grew up on motorcycles to include some motocross and cross country racing in his youth but took a hiatus from riding for the first 23 years of his military career. Since beginning again
in 2006, he has logged thousands of miles on six different motorcycles. An almost daily, year round rider, many of those miles have accumulated on his daily commute from Stafford to Spotsylvania where he currently works as an IT Program Manager. His daily commuter is a Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 XCa but you can catch him cruising with his wife on the weekends on his Harley Davidson touring bike.