There are some who picture a bike mechanic as a tattooed, surly man who works in the back room of a bike shop who has no interest whatsoever of your opinion of his work. True, there are some bike mechanics that fit that description, it certainly is not the template of all bike mechanics. However, in the defense of the surly bike mechanic that does not want to be disturbed, I can say the only reason bike shops keep them on is they may be damn good mechanics. It is sort of like the question of, what kind of doctor do you want attending your health? There are those doctors who have a wonderful bedside manner and there are those who lack the human touch but are talented clinicians. In the past we have had the surly mechanics and they were brilliant at the work. Today, all of our mechanics are cheerful and enjoy not only working and building electric bikes, but meeting and spending time with our clients.
The above picture is our CEO, who raced for Team Davis. Dr. Carpenter spent his many years as a principle in the funeral industry, a Military Chaplain, and an educator. His motto is, "People first, bicycles second."
One of Jeff's specialities is tools. He knows who to build them, use them, and maintain them. Other than personnel, there is nothing more important in a shop than its tools. We are constantly looking for a better tool to get a better finished product.
This is Isabella, one of our top mechanics and former pro cyclist. Isabella has been with us for over a year and brings a wealth of experience to our shop and office. Isabella is our shop supervisor, and is responsible for training and managing our mechanics and technicians.
Bill is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Engineering and the UCLA School of engineering. He works with us as a consultant on engineering, battery technology, and custom machine engineering. As we often machine our own parts it is imperative we have access to the best tools and processes available.
Jennifer is a CPA with many years of experience managing the finances of some of the largest companies in the State. It is under her watchful eyes that this business has always thrived. Jennifer has advanced degrees in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley.
Macy is in charge of procurement and inventory. Need a part? Macy will know where it is, how much it costs and if it is time for restocking. She is an avid swimmer, surfer, and rock climber. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and a great addition to our staff.