Me and my first bike a ’96 Virago 1100

In 2005, I was a new rider and may have lacked a riding history, but the world of motorcycles quickly became my passion. After searching the Internet and in stores for accessories to make my bike “pretty”, I gave up. I realized that unless I accessorized the bike myself I wasn’t going to find much other than “boring black”. This, as it turned out, was just the tip of the iceberg.

Having been recently laid off from my full time position, I busied myself creating a tank bib, handle bar fringe and more for my bike. I found a leather smith who granted me the opportunity to apprentice and with that Ace High Leathers was born.

My father an extraordinary artist influenced by me on how to achieve color, design and layout. My mother on the other hand was a seamstress who taught me some very old “tricks of the trade”.

Riding motorcycles and having my own business has introduced two new worlds. I have embraced both of them as my passions.  I now coach other motorcyclists and share ideas with other new business owners.

Ace High Leathers is located in the Shasta Valley in the most northern part of California in the community of Montague. The county takes pride in offering its “motorcycle friendly roads” for both on and off road enthusiasts.  They can only be described as “uncluttered with countless miles of some of the most beautiful country in the Pacific Northwest”.  Visit:  www.visitsiskyou.org

Me and my buddy Elaine on the Oregon Coast

I would like to give special thanks to my friends at JEDI (Jefferson Economic Development Institute) located in Mt Shasta California. JEDI has been instrumental in coaching and teaching me the skills needed to truly enjoy my business.