Meet your Friendly Management & Staff at Zips 45th Parallel Harley-Davidson

Mark Mathews - General Manager 

Chris Bielski

Parts and Accessories Manager

Chris aka "Bielski" started with the ZIPS team in September of 2003. Since then, he has taken classes from the Harley-Davidson University, earning Gold Level and becoming the Manager of the Parts & Accessories Department. Chris's position has him meeting new people which he really enjoys. When he's not at the dealership or fighting fires, he enjoys spending time out doors and playing with his beautiful Golden Retrievers.

Kristy Warson

MotorClothes® Merchandise Manager

Since starting in May of 2005 Kristy has advanced to General Merchandise Manager/Buyer by attending classes in Business, HDU, Customer Seminars and Dealer Meetings. She says that there isn't anything she doesn't like about her job.  She enjoys spending time with her little girl and new baby.

Dave Fehrenbach

Service Manager/Master of Power Train & Chassis

Dave started with ZIPS in August 2009! He has been with dealerships in Montana, Detroit and Saginaw. Dave is an MMI Graduate and has attended many dealership classes including, Master Chassis and Power-train. Dave enjoys the challenge of the job, his co-workers and of course the bikes!!! When Dave is not in the back, he likes to spend time with his wife and kids, hunting, fishing, weightlifting and eating. He also loves riding his 2004 FLHPI Road King Police Bike.

Tracey Kidd

Finance and Insurance Manager

Tracey is our Finance and Insurance Manager. Tracey joined our staff in April 2013 with a background in the automotive field. She loves that she gets to help people realize their dreams of owning and riding a Harley Davidson.. She enjoys spending time with her two boys, friends and family and of course, riding with her husband on their Electra Glide.

John "Elvis" Balla

Motorcycle Sales Professional

Elvis is here on his come back tour with ZIPS starting in June 2011. He is an HDU Bronze & Silver Graduate. Ask Elvis what he likes about his job and he'll tell you it's every single thing & every single person here! When he's on the road, he's on his Anniversary Heritage Springer Softail Classic.

Travis St. John

Parts Associate and Rentals Expert

Travis loves his job as parts associate.  He enjoys seeing all of the projects his customers are working on. Travis is also the reason our dealership is so sparkly clean!! He is a Navy veteran and we certainly appreciate his service to our country and to our company.

Bryan Wilson

Master of Service Technologies

Bryan relocated from Maryland with his wife to Northern Michigan, and started at ZIPS in May 2010. Bryan received his Master Technician certification from HDU and enjoys being able to ride all of the different models. When he's not turning a wrench, he enjoys riding his Customized Road Glide FLTRI.

Eric Halitsky

Motorcycle Sales

Eric joined our staff when he relocated from St. Johns. He loves riding his Heritage and meeting all of the Harley riders in Northern Michigan.  Come on in and welcome him to Zips Harley-Davidson!

Sonja Kates

Motorclothes Associate

Hi my name is Sonja Kates. I have been working at Zips since May 2012. I love riding my Harley! At work, I love to chat with the public and especially visit with the out of town folks.

Kristi  Gasco

Motor Clothes Associate

Kristi started at Zips in May of 2012. Kristi loves meeting all of the people that come into the store. When Kristi is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 4 kids and getting together with her family and friends!

Kevin Burton

Service Writer 'Extraordinaire'

Kevin came to our dealership from our Mackinaw City store. He has helped our service department grow and really enjoys the challenges of being a busy service writer.  He enjoys hanging out with his friends and of course, riding his Harley.


Parts Professional and Rentals Associate

Quake has been riding motorcycles for 37 years. His first motorcycle was an '81 Low Rider.  He is a proud United States Navy veteran. He is also a graduate of MOTECH automotive education center with master motorcycle certifications.  You can often see Quake riding his '87 Electra Glide Shriner named Shamu. He enjoys the challenge of finding parts for unique situations.