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Meet The Coaches

Meet The Coaches


          Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Coaches

                  Get to know the dedicated and experienced instructors who will guide you on your motorcycle journey.



Craig M.

Meet Craig - with over fifty years of motorcycle experience including time as a Law Enforcement motor officer, his passion for motorcycling still burns bright.  Craig’s journey into the world of two-wheelers began as a personal necessity/fascination, and he’s eager to share that enthusiasm with budding riders.  Craig’s coaching style is all about the thrill of discovery and learning.  He understands the challenges newcomers face and is dedicated to helping them build a strong foundation for safe and exciting riding. Craig’s training/ coaching background amplify his dedication to each student as they begin this journey. He is certified to coach through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Harley-Davidson and the State of Tennessee.

Dennis A.

Dennis is a seasoned veteran in the world of motorcycling, with over 20 years of experience as a rider and instructor. His journey with motorcycles began years ago, and his passion for riding has only grown stronger over time. Dennis is dedicated to sharing his extensive knowledge and expertise with riders of all levels.

As a coach, Dennis brings a perfect blend of skill, patience, and enthusiasm to every lesson. Whether you're a novice looking to start your riding journey or an experienced rider aiming to enhance your abilities, Dennis is your trusted guide. He is certified to coach through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation,

Branden P.

Branden grew up riding dirt bikes in the wooded trails and apple orchards of Upstate New York.  He earned his motorcycle license at age 16.  He took the Basic Rider Course as a requirement to get his motorcycle on base in 1996 onboard NAS JAX Florida.  He has cross countried the United States multiple times with nothing but his Harley Davidson, backpack, tent and sleeping bag.  In 2008, he became a Rider Coach as a secondary job for fun and to give back to the community.  Branden currently rides a 1996 Harley Davidson XLH, 2001 CBR 929RR sport bike, 1984 KLR 600 enduro and 1994 KX 500 dirt bike.