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. I like being an instructor because it allows me to safely teach people how to ride and at the same time share my experience of the excitement I had when I first started riding.
Joseph De Jesus Joseph De Jesus
I was born and raised in NYC. Growing up, I was always riding my bicycle. When the opportunity to learn how to ride a motorcycle presented itself, I took advantage of it and have been riding ever since. One of the aspects of being an instructor/RiderCoach that I enjoy is seeing the progression that students make as they gain skill and confidence while navigating the range exercises of the MSF Basic RiderCourse.
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. When I started out, I wished I had someone to help me learn. As an instructor, I now get to share my experience and meet new people while doing it.
Johan Hedlund Johan Hedlund
I was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, and I have been riding since 1978. I like being an instructor because it enables me to communicate and share my positive experience and ultimately continue to enhance my own ability to ride.
Jason Hernandez Jason Hernandez
I’ve been riding for 5 years and was born and raised in Bronx, NY. I got into riding 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 that they are practicing most, if not all, of the techniques that they learned from taking the MSF Basic RiderCourse.
Jerry Hill Jerry Hill
I have been riding since I was 16 years old on everything from a Honda 90 to my current Electra glide. I try to ride at least 10K miles per year, having ridden to all but 10 states. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with new riders. It is most rewarding to see my students on the street on their bikes, riding safely.
Monica Ruth Holmes Monica Ruth Holmes
I have been riding for 6 years. I am from Altadena, CA and currently live in Harlem, NY. Riding was something that I always wanted to do because of the sense of freedom. I had no idea that it would be so much more. I like being an instructor because it gives me the opportunity to meet so many different people, and I love seeing students when they return with their motorcycles and relate their adventures.
Jeffery m Jenkins Jeffery m Jenkins
I took the MSF Basic RiderCourse in March '07 with MSS at the Bronx location. Then I bought my first bike in April '07 (Yamaha FZ6) and have been riding ever since. I was always attracted to the motorcycle culture, but being a parent of three, I put a hold on the urge. Being a RiderCoach allows me to interact with a variety of folks, from all walks of life. I share my gift so that others can also enjoy the motorcycle lifestyle.
Betty Lorenz Betty Lorenz
I have been riding for 44 years. I live in West Shokan, NY, and my interest in motorcycles began at an early age. I always thought motorcycling would be something exciting to do, and I love being a RiderCoach because the experience gives me the opportunity to share my love of riding with others.
Antonio Mendoza Antonio Mendoza
I am from the Philippines and currently live in Staten Island, NY. I�ve been riding for 16 years, and motorcycles have been a part of my life since childhood when my grandfather would take me to school on a scooter. I love being an instructor because I get to share my experience and watch new riders develop their skills.
Preston Olivo Preston Olivo
I started riding about 12 years ago. Even as a child, I was mesmerized by the sound, smell, look, and feel of motorcycles. My riding experience is almost solely derived from sport bikes, both on the road and on the track. Being an instructor at MSS provides me with the opportunity to share the positive experiences and advice that I've received over the years with newer riders. It allows me the opportunity to apply my love of teaching with the love of my hobby: motorcycling.
Scott Ordiway Scott Ordiway
I have been riding motorcycles for over 45 years and have been an MSF Certified RiderCoach since 2004. My greatest satisfaction is introducing my passion for motorcycling to other people and helping them become the safest riders they can be. See you on the range!
Cindy Pope Cindy Pope
I have been riding for 29 years. I currently live in the Buffalo, NY area, but I'm originally from Somerville, MA. I was introduced to motorcycling through a close friend and have been riding ever since. I love seeing people learn how to ride or learn new skills if they�ve been riding for a while.
Kenneth Punnett Kenneth Punnett
I have been riding for 27 years, and I live in West Falls, NY. I was thrilled to be a passenger on a friend's bike and wanted to feel that freedom everyday! I was hooked and have been riding ever since. 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 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 which continue to benefit me!
Brett Schaffrick Brett Schaffrick
I have been riding motorcycles for about 15 years. I live in Kingston, NY, and I have been a motorcycle instructor for about five years. 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 for safer riding. I am always looking forward to welcoming people to the exciting world of motorcycling.
James Walsh James Walsh
I've enjoyed riding motorcycles since I was a teenager. I've taken 3,000 mile trips and simple trips to the grocery store. As an instructor, I get a chance to teach others how to ride safely and enjoy it as much as I can.