About Us

Instructors & Staff



    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


    Clive Savacool

  • Riding experience: Both street and track riding since 2004, started in the Keigwins Novice School.
  • Racing experience: Two years racing motorcycles in the AFM, Kart racing champion from the 90's, raced Formula Mazda's with the SCCA (Regional and National) and Star Mazda West Coast Series with multiple wins and rookie of the year title in 2006.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2009
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Teaching smooth, relaxed riding. Learning the bike's limits. Getting past the anxiety and enjoying the moment!
  • Bikes: Suzuki GSXR 750 (best track bike ever!), KTM 525EXC, Ducati ST4S... Though I miss my RC51
  • Occupation: Fire Fighter


    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 YZ250F
  • 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


    Gio Alvarez

  • Riding experience: I started riding in 2004. Did my first track day 6 months after that at Buttonwillow and got hooked immediately!
  • Racing experience: AFM in 2013, I won the Novice 750 Production championship and got 3rd in the Novice 600 Production class.
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2013
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Braking, corner entry andrace lines
  • Bikes: '03 R6, '99 RS250, GSXR750
  • Other hobbies/sports: Hiking and running
  • Occupation: Erich Steigler Insurance


    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: K@TT Operations Manager


    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: Former K@TT Owner


    Leah Carter

  • Riding experience: I've been doing 2-up riding since 2013 but who knows what the future holds!! TBD
  • Racing experience: Pit Bike racing! :-)
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2015
  • Other hobbies/sports: I'm a busy mother of two girls. Keeping the husband in line. Sewing (maybe someday I'll have time for that).
  • Occupation: Owner/Stylist, Headquarters Salon, Program Coordinator K@TT


    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 Manager


    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.


    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, Owner of K@TT since 2015


    Ted Glassford

  • Riding experience: I've been riding dirt bikes since 1976 and street bikes since 1983. Riding on the track since 2007.
  • Racing experience: AFM Novice class, K@TT Novice School (Yup!)
  • Part of the K@TT family since: 2014
  • Particular Teaching Interests: Proper lines, smooth braking, hitting the apex ensuring a perfect drive out of the corners.
  • Bikes: 2009 R1, 2010 GS 1200, 1968 Triumph 650, 2003 CRF 450, 2004 TTR125
  • Other hobbies/sports: Seriously?! Why?
  • Occupation: Mechanic HDR (Heavy Duty Repair) Cars and trucks of all makes.


    Tom Bleier

  • Riding experience: Riding street and dirt since 1980 and did my 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