Daniel, the subject of countless documentaries, was born in Des Moines, Iowa. Talent abound, Daniel is capable of hurling playing cards at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. He once read “Moby Dick”, “War and Peace” and “Curious George Goes to the Zoo” in one day and still had time to restore a 1939 Chris-Craft Barrelback that evening. Daniel knows the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. He has performed several covert, top-secret operations for the FBI. Daniel sleeps once a month. While on vacation in Poland, he successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of gravity do not apply to him. Also, he has an affinity for motorcycles. He is a vintage Harley parts aficionado. Daniel grew up skateboarding and BMX biking and general hooligan-ing around various small towns around the Midwest. When not at work, you can find Daniel hanging out with his brilliant daughter, Jordyn, and (way too hot for him) wife, Amy.
Jacquie started off at Simply with cheap gear, no idea what kind of tires she had (rubber?), and her beloved CBR500R. It’s been a few years since, and everything about that has changed after being thrown headfirst into the motorcycle world. Now she’s the Helmet Guru of the Parts Department with too-many-helmets (11, with #12 and #13 in the works as of May 2021), too many jackets (Hey, you can’t sell what you don’t know), and enjoys the Adventure and Dirt realm. She can be seen riding her Tiger 800XC (named Morgana) in almost any weather (10° is fine) and her CRF230L (named Deinosuchus) at any point in the year (I mean snow’s not that much different than dirt, right?). Her car meanwhile spends most of the year working on its personal dust collection. When she’s not riding, you’ll usually see her playing indie video games, prepping for a D&D session, annoying her pet tarantula, complaining that the shop coffee isn’t 3rd wave, and figuring out VMs and ethical hacking while going to school for cybersecurity.
Nate bought his very first motorcycle from Simply Ride in 2015, a 2004 Kawasaki ZX6R! After being welcomed into the motorcycle community by everyone here at the shop, he knew he wanted to work at SSB. He’s been working at Simply on and off for the last 4 seasons, switching between parts and sales. He’s had an absolute blast! Nate has changed a lot as a rider over the last 5 years. He now owns a BMW F800GS, Ducati Monster 796, and a Yamaha YZ250. He’s slowly morphing into an off-road rider and he’s loving the new challenges (log hops, wheelies, jumps, and drifts). He has a passion for the new riders because it reminds him of himself 5 years ago. He strives every day to give each guest the same experience he got when he started!
We found Devin in a basket at our doorstep one crisp winter morning at the ripe young age of 25. He was then quickly adopted by our Parts Department. Not much is known about Devin other than the fact that he was raised in the woods somewhere by a sleuth of bears where they taught him everything he knows about motorcycles and banjos. Now in civilization, Devin has grown very interested in the world of choppers. When Devin is not at work, you probably won’t be able to find him, but he’s probably out there somewhere taming bears and teaching cubs all about sportsters alongside his canine companion Arlo.
Brandon fell in love with motorcycles when he first went to Brainerd to watch Superbike racing back in 2015. He quickly became a volunteer for the Central Roadracing Association as a corner worker and has since been promoted to a Corner Captain. Brandon has been riding for 5 years now and has owned a couple of 90’s Super Sports and most recently, a 2015 Yamaha FZ-09. When not on two wheels, Brandon enjoys playing guitar and designing/building guitar effects pedals.
Keith has been riding motorcycles since 1974, starting in the Mojave Desert where he rode thousands of off-road miles before he was old enough to get a license. Keith was an MSF Rider Coach for 14 years and is passionate about rider training. He is a retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant with over 22 years of service, and recently retired from a corporate career in IT with a major retail company. Keith is married, with three daughters, and everyone in his family is very supportive of his motorcycle habit. They live in Chaska with cats, dogs, parrots, and a bearded dragon. It has been his dream to work full-time in the motorcycle industry for many years, and he is really excited to be part of the Simply Ride team!