Staff/Instructor Bios

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Randy

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Randy - Owner

Senior Instructor

What bike do you ride?

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT, 2001 Honda RC51, 1984 Honda VF1000F

Why are you an instructor?

I love riding! I am passionate about helping new riders enjoy a lifetime of safe riding, and about helping them begin with a solid foundation. I feel that a rider who is properly trained both physically and mentally is a safer rider. That is my goal, to help riders stay safe and get back home. Too often I see untrained riders making questionable decisions on the roads and putting themselves and others at risk. I want to share the message that you can enjoy the thrills of riding while reducing the risks of riding.

What is your riding history?

I have been street riding since 2002. I love being out on a bike whenever possible and enjoy an annual trip with some great friends to California each fall. I love track riding and pushing my own boundaries on my RC51 in a safe environment.

What is your day job?

I own Nauroth & Associates Insurance Brokers, and I am now owner of PG Learn to Ride!

What are your hobbies besides riding?

I enjoy working on my motorcycles, working on other peoples motorcycles, buying parts for motorcycles. I also coach high school basketball in my spare time!

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Kelly

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Kelly

Senior Instructor, Assessment Officer, Instructor Trainer

What bike do you ride?

2002 Suzuki DR650 & 2005 Suzuki V-Strom 650

Why are you an instructor?

Having ridden off and on for years, I finally decided to take some formal training with PGLTR, and I was amazed with how much I DIDN’T know about riding in that single weekend. I started coming out and helping out with courses that same year, and then worked towards getting certified as an instructor soon afterwards. As an instructor, I take great pride and satisfaction in passing along all the skills and knowledge that I’ve learned to other students just starting on their own journey to becoming a safe and responsible rider.

What is your riding history?

I got my first motorcycle learner’s permit at 16 years old, but never followed through with a road test. I rode sport bikes intermittently for years (on a new learner’s/novice license each spring) e after that, and then FINALLY completed the licensing process with PGLTR in my 30’s.

What is your day job?

I’m a highway design technician for the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure’s engineering division.

What are your hobbies besides riding?

Hiking, softball, hockey, camping, mountain biking, skiing, traveling (by motorcycle!) and harassing Jack. 🙂

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Angela

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Angela

Senior Instructor, Assessment Officer

What bike do you ride?

I currently ride a Harley Davidson Road king which I love.

Why are you an instructor?

I was lucky enough to be on the pilot course for PG Learn to Ride in May of 2007. Loved the course and passed the skills test & got my full license in July 2007. I upgraded to a bigger bike in 2008 & decided that I needed some help again. I met with Jack at PG Learn to Ride & he said “why don’t you come work for us". That was the beginning of the end. Working as an instructor has been a lot of fun & very rewarding.

What is your riding history?

Rode as a teenager in Ireland but hadn’t ridden for about 30 years. Bought a Harley Davidson Sportster in 2007. . I now have over 120,000 Km under my belt and am looking forward to adding to that number every year.

What is your day job?

Semi Retired

What are your hobbies besides riding?

We moved to Prince George 15 years ago and bought a Log House on 18 acres. It took a lot of hard work to get the property to what it is today. Just maintaining the property is a full time job in the summer. Of course in summer time riding is the top priority, which means that sometimes the grass gets cut in the dark.

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Leah

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Leah

Instructor

What bike do you ride?

2017 Triumph Daytona. I'm the sport bike girl of the team!

Why are you an instructor?

Becoming an instructor has allowed me to share my passion of riding with others. Seeing students become confident on the bikes over the weekend gives us a warm feeling of accomplishment. Extending our knowledge of riding and teaching the skills riders need for the road is what we do best. Being an instructor has made me a better rider, a better driver, and a better person.

What is your riding history?

I got my license in Ontario in 2012 where riding schools are mandatory. I have explored many corners of BC with each season hitting more new roads.

What is your day job?

By trade I'm an architecture technologist. I work in construction project management.

What are your hobbies besides riding?

Staying active with sports, teach roller derby, snowboarding, body building, traveling, and my puppy, Monty.

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Shane

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Shane

Instructor

What bike do you ride?

2016 Ducati XDiavel S

Why are you an instructor?

I first learned how to ride a motorcycle with PG Learn to Ride in 2012 along with my wife. I had never ridden a motorcycle before and had always wanted to. The experience was great with Kelly and Angela, and I found a passion for riding. When Angela approached me a couple of years later about teaching, I found a way to share my passion with other people. It's a great job!

What is your riding history?

The first bike I ever rode was in June of 2012 at the CN Center parking lot with PG Learn To Ride. I have owned sport bikes and cruisers. I commute, day trip, and long distance travel with my bike as much as possible.

What is your day job?

I'm a Shift Supervisor with Canfor Pulp at the PG Pulp & Paper mill.

What are your hobbies besides riding?

Most of my days are spent running my kids to all of their activities, and my wife and I like to travel, golf and go for a ride!

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Jim

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Jim

Instructor

What bike do you ride?

I currently have these bikes: 2006 KTM 950ADV - This is a bike I’ll never sell; it sees the most use and is the most versatile. 2009 Beta 525RR - With two sets of wheels, this one may see some paved track use in 2022! 2011 GasGas EC250 - Modern woods bike for local trails 2008 ktm 450SXF - MX track-only 1995 Triumph Tiger 900 + sidecar - Long term project to ride with my dogs 1986 Kawasaki gpz900 - Old-school sport bike 1990 Yamaha WR250 - Old-school woods bike for local trails I’d like to get a Harley-Davidson in future for long highway trips with a passenger.

Why are you an instructor?

I became an instructor with a vague idea of “giving back” to the motorcycle community. After a few years of instructing, I continue because of the genuine pleasure I take in helping students progress through tough patches in their learning curves, and seeing the happiness and pride of our successful students on the last day of the course.

What is your riding history?

I bought my first bike in 1982 with money earned picking raspberries. I got my first street bike in 1990, and bikes have been a constant part of my life since then. I enjoy riding on and off-road on the network of highways and Forest Service roads in Canada and USA. I also enjoy combining riding with travel to places like Peru, Ecuador, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo and Cambodia. Seeing a new place on a bike is a much richer experience than from inside a car or bus.

What is your day job?

I work for Prince George Fire Rescue Service as an officer.

What are your hobbies besides riding?

I enjoy video production and plan to follow my interest and further expand my capabilities in this field. Starting a YouTube channel with my wife featuring cooking has been a fun challenge over the last year.

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Jeremy

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Jeremy

Instructor

What bike do you ride?

I currently ride a 2014 Moto Guzzi Claifornia Touring, it really is the tractor of the Italian built motorcycles but it is super comfortable over long distances

Why are you an instructor?

I became an instructor because I love riding and I believe it is important to share the knowledge we have with others that show interest in the same thing. I also thoroughly enjoy seeing just how fast people can progress with just a little bit of help and guidance. I particularly like to see that “ahah” moment when they overcome something they have struggling with.

What is your riding history?

While I have ridden motorcycles in various capacities as a kid, I have had my class 6 since 2007. I really only ride on pavement due to the limitations of my chosen motorcycle but I do intend to purchase either a dual sport or preferably an adventure touring bike in the near future because of my love of backcountry exploring.

What is your day job?

When I am not in the classroom or parking lot I am a Read Seal Carpenter working as a Building Official (Building Inspector).

What are your hobbies besides riding?

I love to explore the backwoods and find all the little hidden gem lakes and scenic areas that a person can just sit with nature and perhaps do a bit of camping and dragging a hook through the water. This is part of the reason I would like to get a bike more suited to off road use. In the fall, I spend as much time in the backwoods with my Daughter hunting as I possibly can. A successful trip is one with good weather and lots of laughs, it really doesn’t matter if we get anything.