About Us

Instructors & Staff


    Adrian Hoffman

  • Riding experience: Street since 2002 on the track since 2003!
  • Racing experience: AFM F1, 600 Superbike
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2007
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Lines, body position
  • Bikes: Aprilia RSV4, Ducati Streetfighter, GSXR 750, Yamaha R6, Husqvarna sm510r, CRF250x, S4r.
  • Occupation: Chef

    Bill Schnoebelen

  • Riding experience: I started riding many years ago around Chicago in shorts and flip flops. Later I moved to California and learned about corners and gear. I reluntantly was dragged out to my first trackday. I have been hooked ever since. I started racing it got even better!
  • Racing experience: AMA Dirt (D36) since 2007 , AFM since 2011 with Motley Twins Racing
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2012
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Lines, corner speed, body position, braking
  • Bikes: 2 1/3 SV650s, KTM 250, KTM 640 among a ton of others.
  • Other hobbies/sports: Snowboarding, mtn biking, machining welding and dog training
  • Occupation: El Presidente of Dezign Shack Engineering

    Blu Whelan

  • Riding experience: Since 1988! Riding the track since 1991. In the dirt - Forever. 
  • Racing experience: WSMC Novice
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2008
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Racetrack lines, being fluid & smooth, picking up the pace!
  • Bikes: Suzuki GSXR-750, Honday CBR929 & ST1000
  • Other hobbies/sports: Beer Tasting! Of course!
  • Occupation: Adult Beverage Distributor

    Dave Purves

  • Riding experience: 1987 (street), since 1999 (track)
  • Racing experience: Bicycles!
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2002
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Increasing safety margin before going faster
  • Bikes: 2008 Yamaha R6S
  • Other hobbies/sports: Snow skiing, road bicycling
  • Occupation: Retired Software engineer

    David Carpenter

  • Riding experience: I have ridden dirt bikes my whole life! Started street and racetrack riding in 2004.
  • Racing experience: started racing AFM, WERA in 2007. In race classes: 600 production, 600 Superbike, 750 prod, 750 Sbk, Formula 1 and Open Production
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2012
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Passing, Throttle control, Body position.
  • Bikes: Suzuki 750
  • Occupation: Property Management

    Eli Maddock

  • Riding experience: Got my first bike when i was 11, Street since 03, found the track in 2008 and quit the street by the end of the season!
  • Racing experience: A few hare scrambles in the dirt!
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2012
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Body position, visual markers and giving 2-ups as a training tool
  • Bikes: '12 GSXR750, '06 GSXR1000, '08 YZ25oF
  • Occupation: Carpenter, Portable Saw-milling

    Ernie Montague

  • Riding experience: I started riding in 1963, on a Vespa 150GS. My next bike was a Ducati 250 that I owned when I lived in Big Sur. Currently I have several SV's.
  • Racing experience: I started racing with the AFM about twenty years ago, and have quit forever four times.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2009
  • Particular Teaching Interests: I really like to encourage students to try and encounter the track as a place to have fun at. I stress that relaxation and enjoyment are more important than stressing out and worry about performance.
  • Bikes: I have owned too many bikes to list. I owned and raced Nortons for awhile, had four of them.
  • Occupation: Retired Electrical Contractor/currently employed as Corporate Officer

    Hollis Adams

  • Riding experience: Started riding in 2001 with the last 5yrs being predominantly track riding and racing...
  • Racing experience: Multiple Wins and podiums, 2nd place Championship, 3rd place Championship
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2009
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Braking!!!!, Line choice, truly helping students to have the confidence to SAFELY push through barriers on the track...
  • Bikes: R6, GSXR1000, ZX10R, YZ250F
  • Other hobbies/sports: Dirt bikes, Mtn bikes, road cycling, training
  • Occupation: Electrician

    Jesse Carter

  • Riding experience: I have been tearing up two wheels since I could walk! Got my first street bike when I was 15!
  • Racing experience: I have been racing with the AFM and WERA since 2007. Current 2012 Open Production champion! Also race in 750 prod, 750 SBk, Open SBk, Open GP.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2008
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Love teaching late breaking, body position, advanced passing, and getting on the throttle!
  • Bikes: 82 Yamaha special2, CRF 450, GSXR750 and 1000.
  • Other hobbies/sports: Sky diving, dirt scooting, squirrel hunting, wake boarding and snowboarding.
  • Occupation: Gut Beater!

    John Daley

  • Riding experience: Since 1980 (street), 2002 (track)
  • Racing experience: 2005 AFM 600 Superbike 6th place overall, 2006 AFM 4-hour endurance event
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2004
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Body position, breaking down the track, steering input, racing lines.
  • Bikes: R6, GSXR 1000, YZF 250F
  • Occupation: Paramedic

    Lance Keigwin

  • Riding experience: Since 1971 (street), 1996 (track)
  • Racing experience: 15 years swimming (AAU and NCAA racing)
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 1998
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Corner speed, body position, anchor points, lap time improvement, race lines
  • Bikes: GSXR600/750/1000's, R1, ZX6R, ZX10R, MV Agusta 750, 400RR, VFR750, RC51 & VTR1000
  • Other hobbies/sports: Numismatics, puzzles (especially crossword), macrophotgraphy
  • Occupation: K@TT Owner

    Linda Keigwin

  • Riding experience: Signed up for MSF in 1995 before I had even been on the back of a bike! Addicted to the racetrack since 1997
  • Racing experience: Just in 10K's & Marathons :-)
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 1998
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Overcoming new rider jitters, safe lines, relaxing on the bike and getting comfortable moving around (gotta use those legs and your stomach muscles!)
  • Bikes: EX250, 600F3, ZX6R, 996S, F4S Strada, R6, 400RR, 749S, GSXR600, SV650
  • Other hobbies/sports: Running (I've completed 5 full marathons with a PB of 4:11), programming, cooking and knitting! Also, I've been teaching myself how to play the piano now for years (poor Lance!)
  • Occupation: K@TT Owner

    Lisa Wallace

  • Riding experience: started riding in 1980 (street/dirt), on track since 1999
  • Racing experience: started racing with the AFM in 2003
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2012
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Body position: every part of your body creates an input on your bike telling it where to go. It is key to give your bike the right inputs
  • Bikes: current 2008 Yamaha R6 race bike, previously there is a large handful of various inline 4-cylinder street/race bikes, 2-strokes both on/off track, a couple of v-twins (SV650’s)
  • Other hobbies/sports: running, snowboarding, rock climbing, cross-fit
  • Occupation: Realtor®/Property Manage

    Luke Lamkin

  • Riding experience: Anything with 2 wheels that I could get my hands on ever since I could walk. I've ridden dirt bikes for 30 years. I got my first "street bike" in 1987 (I've had at least one at all times ever since). Been a "track junkie" since 1998.
  • Racing experience: Legally? LOL
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2010
  • Particular Teaching Interests: I feel being smooth and precise is a good foundation for not only speed but good, safe fun.
  • Bikes: (currently) NSR50, CRF50(5), CRF250, XR400, 1955 panhead, 1947 knucklehead, 2007 GSXR1000, 2011 GSXR1000, and a couple "pocket bikes".
  • Other hobbies/sports: I like to spend time with my 3 precious daughters, fishing, shooting, and riding. (Livin' the dream)
  • Occupation: I own and operate heavy equipment I. E. excavator, bulldozer, and grader.

    Mark Elrod

  • Riding experience: Street since 2001, Track since 2002
  • Racing experience: Racing in the AFM since 2003 (450 Production, 450 Superbike, and Formula IV). 450 Superbike and 450 Production Class Champion
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2007
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Body position, corner speed, trusting your brakes
  • Bikes: Honda RVF400, Kawasaki ZX-6RR Past -Yamaha R6, Honda CBR600, Yamaha R1
  • Occupation: Founder, EVP of Engineering - Vindicia, Inc.

    Mark Landes

  • Riding experience: 30+ yrs. Started riding dirt in 1968, on the street in 1980, then on the track in 2001 :-)
  • Racing experience: Only in the K@TT race schools! Fun stuff.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2008
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Lines, body position & passing, breathing and relaxing on the bike!
  • Bikes: GSXR750 & BMW R1100s; my first bike was a Bultaco 125
  • Occupation: Retired Law Enforcement

    Martin Szwarc

  • Riding experience: Since 2000 on the street and 2002 on the track
  • Racing experience: AFM Open Production, GP, Superbike, and Formula Pacific. AMA Superstock and Superbike. Multiple AFM class champion, Multiple top 5 plate holder, AMA top 10 finisher
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2005
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Working on lines, reference markers and giving 2-up rides. Oh yeah, I like to go fast! :-P
  • Bikes: Suzuki GSXR-1000, Suzuki DRZ125
  • Other hobbies/sports: Cycling, running and dirt bike riding
  • Occupation: Hardware Engineer

    MIchael Corcoran

  • Riding experience: Started riding dirt in 1976. Riding street since 1997 did my first track in 2002 it was a Keigwin’s Novice school. I was hooked!
  • Racing experience: Racing bicycles ever since I can remember.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2011
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Lines, Braking, Body Position, Relaxing and having a plan
  • Bikes: Currently I ride a 2007 R6. My favorite bike owned RC51 for street a Zuma 125!
  • Other hobbies/sports: Little bit of everything. Avid cyclist/racer, skiing, Snow Boarding, Wake boarding, SCUBA
  • Occupation: Systems / SAN Administrator

    Michael Lohmeyer

  • Riding experience: Riding since 1990 (street and dirt), 1995 (track)
  • Racing experience: With the AFM since 1997, 250 Production, 450 Superbike/Formula IV, and Open classes (Open GP, Open Superbike, Formula Pacific). Multi-450 Superbike Champion with wins in 450 Superbike and Formula IV
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2003
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Chief NRS Instructor. Also, having raced both small bikes (250, 400) and a big bike (1000), I like teaching the different riding methods for each and why it matters.
  • Bikes: Current - VFR400, GSXR1000, Previously - EX250, FZR400
  • Other hobbies/sports: Motorcycle engines, Machining & Fabricating, Electronics & Computers, Flying
  • Occupation: Electrical Engineer

    Michael Potts

  • Riding experience: 25+ years total motorcycle experience. 11+ years on the track and racing.
  • Racing experience: AFM Formula 3, on Honda RS 125, Formula 2 on a Honda RS 250, 750 Production & 750 Superbike. AMA pro racing 125 & 250 Grand Prix National Championships. Championship Cup Series on a Honda RS 125, NASB Racing, AMA District 36 Hair Scrambles cross country on a Yamaha YX125!
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2004
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Corner speed and being smooth, especially on a small bike (600cc or less). Passing skills on a small bike too.
  • Bikes: Yamaha R6, Kawasaki ZX636 and Yamaha YZ250F
  • Occupation: General Contractor by trade . Check out our website at www.mapcondesign.com

    Mike Feeney

  • Riding experience: Mini Moto at Age 5, First Bike was a CT70, Back to the street in 2004. Attended my first Keigwins trackday in 2005.
  • Racing experience: AFM Novice, K@TT Intermediate School - 2nd place!
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2012
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Overcoming plateaus, visual skills, proper lines, having fun!
  • Bikes: 06 GSXR 750, Honda RC51
  • Other hobbies/sports: Tinkering with anything mechanical, Darts, Billiards
  • Occupation: Retired (hahaha) Ok..Semi Retired Mechanic

    Mike Martin

  • Riding experience: 25 years on the street. 15 years on the track.
  • Racing experience: WSMC Pro since 2000. AFM Expert since 2005.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2012
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Focusing in on what the customer wants out of his day. I like to make riders feel comfortable with skills that I can teach them. Picking up the pace.
  • Bikes: Yamaha R1. Yamaha R6
  • Other hobbies/sports: Coaching for the Salinas High School Mountain Bike Team and Race Mountain Bikes as a hobby.
  • Occupation: Owner of Seaside Superbikes Motorcycle Service and Sales.

    Neil Russell

  • Riding experience: First time on two wheels when I was 3 (so my mum says). Riding motorcycles since I was about 8, on street bikes when they would let me (17?). On track for the first time in 2000 (Keigwin!!!!).
  • Racing experience: Started racing in 2004 with AFM, first on the 750 then the 1000, and on a 400 a few times for fun! Best finish 3rd at Laguna in 2009 (just behind Keigwins Mike Martin & Jesse Carter; an all K@TT podium!) .
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2009
  • Particular Teaching Interests: I like teaching the psychology of racing, how to find the right mindset, finding your limits, dealing with anxiety, and ego.
  • Bikes: Suzuki GSX-R 750 and 1000. Plus many other bikes in the past.
  • Other hobbies/sports: Video & film making, tinkering with electronics, flying, aerobatic competition,
  • Occupation: Software engineer

    Pat Farrand

  • Riding experience: I have been street riding since 1988, love bikes and can’t get enough!
  • Racing experience: Raced in 1989 and 1990 on an RZ 350
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2011
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Cornering: Understanding why and how we need to be adjustable with braking and steering to maximize our speed and safety in any given corner.
  • Bikes: Currently have GSXR 750 x 2 , Ducati Monster, CRF 250R
  • Other hobbies/sports: Down Hill and X-Country Mountain Bike, Dirt bike
  • Occupation: Helicopter Pilot

    Patrick Flora

  • Riding experience: Since 1967 (dirt) (OHMYGOD!), FYI, Linda put that in. Street since 1974, first street bike 71 Honda CB 750 8-) and lived to tell about it.
  • Racing experience: 4 years with AFM
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2002
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Lines, body position, cornering skills
  • Bikes: GSX-R 750 (current bike; too many former bikes to list!)
  • Other hobbies/sports: Cycling and skiing
  • Occupation: Contractor

    Robson De Vas

  • Riding experience: First learned to ride street bike when I was 15 at 1973, and eventually riding dirt bike as well. My fist Track experience was on 1978.
  • Racing experience: Local Races in Rio, Brazil with 2 stroke bikes Yamaha 125cc, Yamaha TZ 250.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2007
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Body Position, Visual Skills, Leaning Angle, Braking, Trail Braking, and Smooth Throttle. I have special interest to coach beginners, least skilled and/or intermediate riders, so I enjoy their growth to ride better and safe.
  • Bikes: Dirt: Suzuki TS 125, TS 185, RM 250, Yamaha DT 180, DT 250. Street: 2-Strokes: Yamaha RX 125, RX 180, RD 350 and Daytona 400. 4-Strokes: CBR F2, F3, 02 GSXR 1000, and current 07 GSXR 1000.
  • Other hobbies/sports: Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Surf and Video Editing.
  • Occupation: Marketing Coordinator

    Scott Wilson

  • Riding experience: 24 years on 2 wheels
  • Racing experience: 4 years Motocross (125&250 GFI & CMC), 1 year mini road racing (NCMRRA ysr50), 7 years road racing (AFM, WSMC, AMA 600s, 750s & 1000s). 2003 AFM 750 Superbike champion, 2007 750 Production champion, 2007 Formula I champion, top 15 finishes in AMA FX and top 20 finishes in AMA Superbike.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2008
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Body positioning, track vision & knowledge, and picking up the throttle
  • Bikes: If it has 2 wheels I will gladly ride it! Currently: 07 GSXR 1000, 07 GSXR 750, 06 CBR1000, 04 CRF450, & CRF150
  • Other hobbies/sports: Cycling!

    Steve Metz

  • Riding experience: since 1998 on the street. since 2000 on the track. since 2003 racing.
  • Racing experience: AFM since 2003. AMA in 2008. WERA since 2011.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2007
  • Particular Teaching Interests: using reference points to build repeatability, lap after lap
  • Bikes: Ducati 1199s, Ducati 1198RS, Ducati 749R, Ducati Monster 944s
  • Occupation: Analytics at Silicon Valley technology company

    Szymon Dziadzia

  • Riding experience: Since 1999. Riding the track since 2004
  • Racing experience: AFM Novice
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2012
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Body positioning, track vision & knowledge, and picking up the throttle
  • Bikes: Aprilia RSV4, Ducati 1199, BMW S1000rr
  • Occupation: General Contractor

    Tom Bleier

  • Riding experience: Riding street and dirt since 1980 – First trackday in 2003 with K@TT on a Ducati 900ss.
  • Racing experience: 1 Year AMA D36 Cross Country Dirt
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2004
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Focus on smoothness of control inputs, helping with lines
  • Bikes: Aprilia RSV Factory, Kawasaki ZX-636
  • Other hobbies/sports: Dirt Biking, Mountain Biking, Ice Hockey, Skiing
  • Occupation: High Tech Sales