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Zach ParhamView All Posts by Zach Parham

Vice President/General Manager, J&P Cycles

zach-parhamZach has been helping out his parents with J&P Cycles since before he was shaving. He joined J&P full-time in May 2007, after earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Wartburg College. Zach coordinates and oversees our day-to-day operations. Zach’s 2007 Harley Davidson Road Glide is his daily rider, and he also has a custom chopper that he built himself from the ground-up. Zach and his father, John Parham, ride to Sturgis annually from different areas of the United States. Zach is married and has a son and a daughter. In his free time he likes to play sports and go on motorcycle rides with friends and family.

Lowell AndersonView All Posts by Lowell Anderson

Director of Brands, J&P Cycles

Meet Lowell Anderson, J&P Cycles director of brands. In this position, he is responsible for the assortment, design and development of products for our private label brands. Lowell has been with J&P Cycles since 2009. In that time, he has used his expertise, knowledge and skill sets across a wide range of areas. Prior to overseeing J&P Cycles private label brands, he led the merchandising team and assisted in the creative marketing and branding campaign efforts. Before that, Lowell served as product specialist in the merchandising department.

Prior to joining the J&P team, Lowell was a senior manager for KTM North America Inc., where he was responsible for designing, developing and marketing all the KTM hard parts and clothing for the KTM Hard Equipment product line.

His passion for everything on two wheels began when he took up road bike racing. Later on, he graduated to racing dirt bikes. In his spare time, Lowell continues to enjoy racing his dirt bike, as well as building metric bobbers and spending time with his family and friends.

Jay BorowyView All Posts by Jay Borowy

Product Merchant, J&P Cycles

Jay Borowy, Product MerchantJay Borowy has been with the J&P Cycles team since 2010. In October 2014, he relocated from our Destination Daytona Superstore in Ormond Beach, Fla., to our Anamosa, Iowa location as a product merchant, specializing in engines, frame and body, suspension, dash and workshop tools. Jay graduated at the top of his class in November 2009 from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Jay started riding when he was 5 years old on the back of his father’s CB750. At a young age, Jay repaired and sold motorcycles and mopeds. His first bike was a 1996 Suzuki Intruder 1400 that he finally parted with in the summer of 2014. He currently owns a 2000 FLHRC, 2003 FXDWG and a 1986 883 XL basket case. He lives by Hunter S. Thompson’s quote: “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”

James DeanView All Posts by James Dean

Technical Service Representative, J&P Cycles

James DeanJames Dean has been a motorcycle enthusiast his entire life. In January 2011, he graduated from Wyotech Daytona with specialties in Harley-Davidson, BMW, Ducati, Triumph and off-road power including Arctic Cat ATV and Snowmobile. Being from Dubuque, Iowa, he was familiar with the history of J&P Cycles and was also a customer. In January 2011, he started his career at J&P Cycles’ retail location in Anamosa, Iowa as a Sales Tech.

In May 2012, James opened his own shop, and January 2015, he rejoined the J&P Cycles team as a Tech at the Destination Daytona Superstore retail center. In his spare time, he rides a custom built bike.

Curt FoustView All Posts by Curt Foust

Product Merchant, J&P Cycles

Curt FoustCurt Foust joined the J&P Cycles team back in 1995 and in that time has worked in almost every J&P department from distribution center to maintenance to sales, inventory and now merchandising, where he serves as Product Specialist. When he’s not working, he can be found cruising the back roads of Eastern Iowa on his recently purchased 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic. An avid sports enthusiast, Curt also spends quite a bit of time on the golf course when he’s not enjoying family time with his wife and four children.

Mike McGuireView All Posts by Mike McGuire

Destination Daytona Chat Tech, J&P Cycles

Mike McGuire2 (2)Mike McGuire is a tech chatter in the Destination Daytona SuperStore. He’s been with J&P since December 2010, where he started as a phone tech. A Harley-Davidson tech, Mike has a master of chassis certification from Harley-Davidson. Originally from Michigan, he graduated cum laude from Walsh College in Michigan, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is also a graduate of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. Before joining the motorcycle industry, Mike worked in design and building of tooling and fixtures for the automotive industry.

Married to Kelly, the two like to travel to the Caribbean and take road trips on their 2009 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic. He’s currently in the market for another motocross bike because he raced motocross for years and is looking to get back into it. Outside of working and riding, Mike’s big fan of Detroit sports teams as well as University of Michigan football. He’s also been attempting to learn to surf – with limited success.

Bud MilzaView All Posts by Bud Milza

E-Tech, J&P Cycles

bud-milzaIn his role as motorcycle technician, Bud answers your questions by any method you can think to send them, from phone to live chat to Web forum, and he helps our purchasing and catalog teams research and analyze the best products and then present them to you. Before coming to J&P Cycles, Bud was the special projects manager at Britt Motorsports in Wilmington, NC, where he coordinated all aspects of custom builds including design, fabrication, finishing, and assembly. Bud’s daily rider is a 2007 Harley-Davidson Road FLHP. He also has milk crates full of a 1981 Kawasaki KZ1000 that he still isn’t sure what to do with. (Streetfighter? Drag bike? Maybe you can help him decide.) When Bud isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, riding motorcycles with his friends, brewing fine ales, and listening to Clutch. Bud holds a master’ s degree from the School of Hard Knocks in Brooklyn, NY.

Joe PeekView All Posts by Joe Peek

Digital Content Editor, J&P Cycles

Joe PeekJoe may be the new rider in our group, but what he lacks in riding years he makes up for in his riding lifestyle – Joe sold his “cage” in February 2013 and has been riding his motorcycle every day since. Joe’s current bike is a 2016 Indian Chief Vintage that he bought in Daytona during Bike Week.

Prior to joining J&P Cycles as our Digital Content Editor, Joe spent nine years working as a security consultant and bodyguard. Despite his background, Joe’s true passions are writing; marketing; social media; and of course, motorcycles.

Joe is an Air Force veteran, has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Organizational Management. When he’s not riding, he enjoys shooting pool, working out, and visiting his two daughters.

Ina PostelView All Posts by Ina Postel

Destination Daytona Showroom Associate, J&P Cycles

DSC_090012Ina Postel has been with J&P Cycles as a showroom associate at the Destination Daytona store since early 2011. Ina can be found running the register, fitting customers for great selection of apparel as well as making sure you find the perfect helmet fit! She received her associate’s degree in digital media design and video production the summer of 2011.Before joining the J&P team, Ina was a professional stagehand and has over 1,000 shows under her belt. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends by traveling, taking photographs, and attending concerts whenever possible!

Roberto SantiagoView All Posts by Roberto Santiago

Assistant Buyer, J&P Cycles

RobBorn first generation Mexican-American motorcycles weren’t a priority when I was younger, or affordable.  Wasn’t until my first deployment and realizing that I would never be a hurry to get anywhere that motorcycles became a passion and I became an enthusiast. Was taught the tricks to the trade when I to school for Harley’s and started customizing my own bikes.  Speaking two three languages and talking about motorcycles to people is just fun. Meeting the artist/custom builder who puts all their hard work into a passion project that is on two wheels, that drives me. Now I facilitate a role as a buyer for the company.

Joe SparrowView All Posts by Joe Sparrow

Social Media Correspondent, J&P Cycles

Joe Sparrow Social Media CorrespondentJoe Sparrow’s first journey with J&P Cycles started during Daytona Bike Week 2009. His first job was helping us set up for Bike Week where he worked the clearance tent.

As a man who loves to travel and has an amazing eye for photography, Joe was a shoo-in for his new position and now also works as our on-the-road social media correspondent, where he follows the J&P Cycles’ mobile showroom from event to event. Follow along with Joe’s adventures as the Wandering Sparrow. Look for his blog articles, photos and videos documenting what it really means to live out your dreams.

You can follow Joe’s travels on Facebook, Instagram and Google+ via the hashtag #WanderingSparrow.

Anthony ToddView All Posts by Anthony Todd

Process Improvement Leader, J&P Cycles

anthony-toddAnthony has been in the motorcycle business for 10 years and has an extensive background in the high-performance and drag-racing industry. He currently leads the charge for improving customer experience. Prior to this position, he supervised technicians and customer service representatives in J&P’s Florida contact center. He also trained newly hired technicians on aftermarket part fitment and provides continuing education on troubleshooting and diagnostics. Anthony graduated from WyoTech (formerly AMI) and has experience in Harley, Metric, and Sport Bike applications. Anthony rides his 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa every day and has built several high-performance motorcycles, including his favorite — a 2002 Turbo Suzuki GSXR-1000, a bike that made over 300+ RWHP (Rear wheel horse power) on a Dyno. When not hard at work, Anthony enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and motorcycle riding and racing.

Pauly WhiteView All Posts by Pauly White

Video Production Specialist – Host, J&P Cycles

Puly White, Video Production Specialist-Host, J&P CyclesPauly started riding on the tank of his father’s CB350 at 2 years old and always loved going fast on two or four wheels. Starting on dirt then moving to street, Pauly has had more bikes than he remembers. Starting out on a 1993 Suzuki GS500E and stepping up to a Hayabusa, followed by a slew of other rockets was fun; but to retain a license Pauly moved to Harleys 12 years ago. Since then he never looked back and has owned quite a few Harleys.  Pauly has even had his own shop that was a licensed manufacturer and put out a few choppers. He currently owns a 2004 Club style Dyna Defender. Other than riding (30,000 + miles per year) he enjoys time with his son Ian and bombing around to punk rock shows in his slammed VW Bug.