Founder, Past President, Editor and Trustee

Jeff’s baptism into two-wheeled fantasy began during the adolescent age of five while riding pillion, helping deliver the South Bend Tribune to homes in SW Michigan, from the back of his big brother’s 1956 Sears Allstate (Puch) moped. It did not take long for his brother to trade up to a 1957 Triumph Cub. Jeff was barely six when his fantasy turned into an obsession after soloing the Triumph. Obsession turned into life long passion when his father purchased a dealer’s 1960 BMW R50 demo. Today, Jeff is the proud custodian of his late father’s unrestored R50.

His involvement in the Vintage club began in 1998. Recently, in 2010 Jeff led the VBMWMO’s reorganization in the State of Ohio and recruited a passionate cast of professionals to help manage the new organization. Jeff is also the past Vice President, and BMW RA/USA Liaison, for the BMW Rider Association. Throughout his travels Jeff has established strong relationships within BMW NA, BMW Group Classic, and BMW USA.

Jeff and his wife, Donna, are recent Michigan transplants to the Atlanta area. Jeff is employed as a global commercial manager for a multibillion-dollar Atlanta based company. Both Jeff and Donna enjoy their new Southern home along with two rescue cats Myia and Izzy; two dogs, Gracie (Boarder Collie mix) and Higgins (Yorkshire Terrier); and two gelded horses, Kashmere (Polish Arabian) and Ishmael (Arabian). Today Donna has accumulated more animals than Jeff has BMWs. He’s working hard on changing this.