Staff/Instructor Bios

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Jack

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Jack - Owner

Senior Instructor, Assessment Officer, Instructor Trainer

What bike do you ride?

2009 Triumph Speed Triple, 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R, KTM 350 XCF

Why are you an instructor?

I started instructing skiing in 1994 (still do) and found I really enjoy teaching people new skills. My enjoyment comes from seeing students succeed. Having a passion for teaching and riding motorcycles made my decision to become a motor cycle school instructor and owner very easy.

What is your riding history?

I started riding dirt bikes when I was 20 and quickly progressed to racing local race series. I still ride dirt and in fact my dirt bike is probably my favorite bike. I got my motorcycle licence in the late 90’s but still spent most of my riding time off road and at the track. I remember how stressed I was when I took the motorcycle instructor course the spring of 2007 as I had already purchased PG Learn to Ride and kind of needed to be an instructor!

What is your day job?

I’m a Senior Risk Consultant for HUB International.

What are your hobbies besides riding?

I really enjoy skiing and continue to train to improve as a ski instructor. Certainly motocross and single track riding are two of my favorite summer time activities. I also enjoy water sports like; wakeboarding, wake surfing, surfing etc. I’ve even spent some time kite boarding. Traveling and seeing new places is also a big passion of mine.

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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 have recently become a partner in 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?

Jack tricked me into it? I actually took the course myself in 2008 and learned a lot in the process. I was asked to come out and help out with a couple of courses after I’d completed my licensing process, and here we are 10 years later!

What is your riding history?

Had my Class 6 Learner’s before my Class 5 when I turned 16 and had ridden intermittently for +10 years, but never got around to taking a road test until after taking the course with PG Learn to Ride.

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, baker, helicopter pilot. 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, Louie.

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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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Jason

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Jason

Instructor

What bike do you ride?

I have a KLR 650, its green, it's slow, it's like a turtle, but it goes everywhere.

Why are you an instructor?

I became an instructor because of my passion for riding. I enjoy sharing this passion with other people. Watching someone progress in a few short days from something they think they can't do, to most often times excelling at it, is the best part.

What is your riding history?

I have been riding since 2005. After riding in the lower mainland for many years, mostly urban riding, I moved back to Prince George in 2014 and now really enjoy adventure riding. Most of my trips in the lower mainland were on highways and I spent a lot of time touring the Pacific Northwest. With not as many paved roads around Prince George I decided to become more of an adventure rider.

What is your day job?

When not at the parking lot I am a Project Manager at a construction company

What are your hobbies besides riding?

I really enjoy playing hockey and play most of the year. If I'm not getting all the camping gear on the KLR, I am putting it in the truck and camping with family and friends. Hiking goes hand in hand with my camping trips and enjoy getting out there and enjoying the exercise.