I started Simply Luxury Imports in 2004 with two partners, specializing in pre-owned luxury autos. In 2005, I decided to follow my passion of motorcycles and Simply Ride was born! I wanted to build a motorcycle dealership where everyone that walks through the door, whether a customer, fan, or employee, would get a taste of the Premier Motorcycle Experience.I have been riding since 2000 and have had many motorcycles, primarily sport, but in the last few years I have enjoyed riding a Harley-Davidson Street Glide. I ride on the street, but was lucky enough to enjoy one track day at none other than Laguna Seca Raceway in California, and have enjoyed many other days on the track. "Back in the day" I really enjoyed learning to stunt on a CBR we had at the shop, but I'm "too old" for that now... Our family also has dirt bikes and we are getting the kids into riding. I lead the Leadership Team at Simply Ride as Visionary. I am happy to be involved with Entrepreneur's Organization, and am active in my small group (Forum) of 8 other business owners. In addition to my motorcycle dealership, I'm the Integrator / President at Traction Capital. Traction Capital is a Minnesota Venture Capital and Private Equity fund investing “smart capital” in local entrepreneurs and their promising companies. We leverage a robust investor network of successful entrepreneurs and our Proven Process for growing businesses to generate exits and returns for investors and entrepreneurs alike. Far from your traditional Venture or PE fund, Traction Capital is a fund of entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. I'm married with 2 kids and a dog and I enjoy family time, traveling, and just spending time together.