Meet the Team

Admin

Paul Desy

General Manager

Paul came to us with extensive retail and store operations experience. He has owned stores in Mackinaw City and worked at Home Depot in Petoskey. Paul says the best part of being at Zips is working at a "Big Boys & Girls Toy Store" and seeing peoples dreams come true. When not at Zips, Paul enjoys riding his Road Glide.

Tara

Marketing Director

Tara joined our team late in 2021. She brings over 25 years of retail management, sales and customer service experience. She enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, David, whom she met working for Harley Davidson 8 years ago in Wisconsin.

Service

David

Service Manager

David brings three generations of Power Sport experience with him. In both the technical and managerial side from past franchise ownership. His mechanical knowledge is from over 30 years of franchise technical training. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and loves to ride every chance he can. He's proud to share that he was the 2000 AMA National Champion and his involvement of building five Championship motors. He enjoys partaking in adventures with his wife and daughter.

Thomas

Service Writer

Bryan

Master Technician

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 riding all of the different model Harley-Davidson motorcycles. When he's not turning a wrench, he enjoys riding his Customized Road Glide FLTRI.

John

Tech

John graduated from MMI in Florida in 2018 and joined our Zips H-D team right out of school. He's quickly become one of our most dedicated technicians and we are very lucky him on our team.

Kirk Firman

Technician

Jeff Schantz

Service writer

Parts and Accessories

Chris

Parts Manager

Chris has been with Zips Harley-Davidson for more years than we can count. His vast knowledge has served our customers with the comfort of knowing that they are talking to an expert.

Danny

Parts Associate

Danny joined the Zips H-D team in the summer of 2021 and he brings many years of Parts and Mechanical experience with him. He loves sharing the miles between his four Harley-Davidson motorcycles. His favorite his 2012 FLHTP that he bought from Zips before beginning his career with us.

Clothing

Alli

Motorclothes Associate

MotorClothes

Tina

MotorClothes Associate

Tina joined the Zips H-D family in the spring of 2021 and brought 14 years of Harley-Davidson experience with her. She is very knowledgeable in the Parts, Service, Shipping and MotorClothes Departments. Zips and our family of customers feel very lucky to have her on our team.

Jan

MotorClothes Associate

Jan came to us from our Mackinaw City store. She is a wonderful addition to our team! She loves to chat with customers about their rides and plans for the day. She is passionate about her dogs and loves to be busy!