Instructors

Omar Hasan Ali Omar Hasan Ali
I was born in Trinidad and raised in Staten Island where I currently reside. I have always enjoyed riding bicycles and wanted to experience the thrill and fun of riding motorcycles. Being an instructor allows me to teach people how to safely ride and share my excitement for the hobby at the same time.
Brandi Behling Brandi Behling
I was born in small town Arcade, NY and have lived in a variety of places during my husband's Army career. I took the MSF Basic Rider Course near Ft. Drum 10 years ago and believe motorcycle safety is very important. I enjoy riding with my husband and kids and sharing my knowledge and experience with our students.
Jeremiah Bosgang Jeremiah Bosgang
I have loved motorcycles ever since I got my first bike, 1972 Rupp Roadster. Since then, I've owned many bikes (Honda, Suzuki, Harley, Vespa, and BMW) and ridden from New York to Los Angeles. I currently live in Nassau County with my wife, two sons, two dogs and two cats.
Robert Frank Ciafardini Robert Frank Ciafardini
I was born and raised in the Bronx, and got my motorcycle license at our BX location at Lehman College through MSS. Today, I ride a Ducati 1198R and a Harley Davidson V-Rod, but as much as I love riding in my spare time, I love teaching and inspiring other riders more. My vision is to encourage others as a RiderCoach to experience the best of two wheels. That means full gear and plenty of practice, so your new, lifelong journey can be a memorable one.
Rich Derevensky Rich Derevensky
I live in Montgomery, NY and I have been riding for 29 years. I started motorcycling when I realized it would be more fun to ride to work instead of driving. As an instructor, I get to share my experience and meet new people while doing it.
Ryan Forrest Ryan Forrest
I began riding motorcycles as a teenager when I received my first motorcycle as a graduation present from my brother and I've been riding ever since. I joined the Air Force right out of high school and have served for about 29 years. With my impending retirement, I wanted to get involved more in my hobby and found MSS through a friend. I truly enjoy watching students gain knowledge and confidence as they progress through our classes.
Gary Goodman Gary Goodman
I grew up in California and started riding choppers while in high school. After a brief stay in Florida, I rode up to the Bronx and attended school in New York. I enjoy teaching because I like people. So, for me, teaching motorcycles is the perfect job and is a positive way for me to contribute to the education of other enthusiasts.
Johan Hedlund Johan Hedlund
I was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, and I have been riding since 1978. Being an instructor enables me to communicate and share my positive experience with others while enhancing my own riding ability.
Jason Hernandez Jason Hernandez
I was born and raised in Bronx, NY, and got into riding 10 years ago when I was looking for an alternate form of transportation to and from work. All of a sudden, it became a passion for the art of riding. I love being an instructor because of the feeling I get every time a student comes back on their own bike to let us know how they are.
Jeffery m Jenkins Jeffery m Jenkins
I took the MSF Basic RiderCourse in 2007 with MSS in the Bronx, bought my first bike a month later, and have been riding ever since. Motorcycle culture always attracted me, but being a parent of three, I put a hold that lifestyle on hold. Being a RiderCoach allows me to interact with and share my gift so that others can also enjoy motorcycles.
BettyRae Lorenz BettyRae Lorenz
I live in West Shokan, NY, and have been riding for 44 years. My interest in motorcycles began at an early age because I thought it would be something exciting to do. I love being a RiderCoach and sharing the opportunity to ride with others.
Jennifer Mikula Jennifer Mikula
Growing up, riding was on my "bucket list"; house, dog, bike, and that's what I did! Learning to ride by taking the MSF Basic Rider course, I began the "right way". Now coaching I can pass along safe riding skills to riders in the community that I will probably pass on the road.
John Anthony Muniz John Anthony Muniz
I am from the Bronx New York and started out as a student at MSS in 2014, which would launch my journey into the sport of motorcycling. Since then I have had 4 different motorcycles and have traveled across the country, making many lifelong friends along the way. I started teaching at MSS in 2018, and enjoy being able to share my love for motorcycling along with teaching new riders how to ride safely.
Boris A Munoz Boris A Munoz
I was born and raised in NYC and got into motorcycling about ten years ago when I took the BRC with MSS in Staten Island. I had no prior training, but it was an experience of a lifetime, and I was hooked! I became a motorcycle instructor because I wanted to give back to the motorcycling world that same invigorating, self-fulfilling, awesome feeling of riding a motorcycle for the first time.
Preston Olivo Preston Olivo
As a child, I was mesmerized by the sound, smell, look, and feel of motorcycles. I started riding 12 years ago and my experience is almost solely derived from sport bikes, both on the road and on the track. MSS provides me with the opportunity to share the positive experiences and advice that I've received over the years with newer riders. As a RiderCoach, I've combined my love of teaching with my love of motorcycles.
Cindy Pope Cindy Pope
I currently live in the Buffalo, NY, but I'm originally from Somerville, MA. 29 years ago I was introduced to motorcycling by a close friend and have been riding ever since. Seeing people who've been riding for a while learn new skills in our courses makes me love my job.
Kenneth Punnett Kenneth Punnett
I have been riding for 27 years, and live in West Falls, NY. I was thrilled to be a passenger on a friend's bike and wanted to feel that freedom everyday! As an instructor, I enjoy guiding students through the skills acquired in MSF courses and watching them progress - whether they are new or experienced riders.
Joel Scott Samuel Joel Scott Samuel
I live in Queens and have been a motorcycle enthusiast since 1976. After taking the BRC at MSS, I decided to become a Rider Coach and pass on the great safety skills that continue to benefit me!
Brett Schaffrick Brett Schaffrick
I live in Kingston, NY, and I have been riding motorcycles for 15 years, 5 of which I've spent as an instructor. I enjoy the smiles of people who learn to ride for the first time and the "bulb" that goes off when more experienced students learn new techniques. I am always looking forward to welcoming people to the exciting world of motorcycling.
Gin Shear Gin Shear
I was raised in Rochester and started riding in 1975. I immediately bought a leather jacket, helmet, and my first motorcycle and later became a RiderCoach in 1992. Sharing my love of motorcycling with people new to the sport is so rewarding, watching students start with little or no experience and leaving with a love of riding.
Sue Slate Sue Slate
I have ridden in every U.S. state except Hawaii and most of the Canadian provinces including the Yukon and North West Territories so I encourage everyone to get out there and see the planet on two or three wheels! I cross-train annually in multiple motorcycling disciplines and have been a Ridercoach since 1992. Becoming a coach opened up another way to enjoy riding for me!
Dave Stark Dave Stark
I have been riding motorcycles for nearly 40 years and enjoy leisurely weekend rides through NY, NJ and PA. I grew up on Long Island and am a Certified Project Management Professional with over 30 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry. I became an MSF RiderCoach in 2018 to encourage the next generation of motorcycle riders to have a commitment to safety as they embark on their own journey of "Serious Fun."
Jim Svidler Jim Svidler
I was born in Russia, and now live in Brooklyn. I rode motorcycles as a teenager and picked it up again about 12 years ago after completing the MSS Basic Rider Course. Teaching new riders let’s me help build the motorcycling community and promote happy and safe riding.
James Walsh James Walsh
I began riding when I was a teenager and have loved it ever since. I've taken 3,000 mile trips and simple trips to the grocery store, but I was always on my bike. As an instructor, I get a chance to teach others how to ride safely and enjoy it as much as I can.