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Service Team

Mike Vecchio

Service Manager

Mike has always loved Harleys. His first Harley was a 1976 Bi Centennial Super Glide. Mike started doing custom and performance upgrades on Harleys in 1980 with his brother and still enjoys it today. He likes fast bikes, fast cars, and hot summer nights. He graduated from Bradley University and has over 30 years in automotive and H-D service department experience!

“We are dedicated to providing the best possible service experience and returning your bike to you better than when you brought it in. It is very rewarding to share in the customer’s excitement of owning and servicing their Harley, from repairs to custom and performance work.”


Brent Boese

Service Technician

Brent is an MMI graduate who started washing bikes in 2009, then went on to wrenching in 2013. As a boy, he rode dirt bikes, until one summer, he and a friend found his older brother’s Sportster keys while the brother was out of town. It was all downhill from there. Brent also enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, or anything that gets him outside and in the mountains. His first bike was a 2002 XL 1200S and he currently rides a 2003 FXDL.

“Have fun. Ride safe!”

Edward Fletcher

Service Technician

Ed has 17 years in the motorcycle industry, 13 of those at Thunder Mountain. He graduated from Motorcycle Mechanic’s Institute (MMI), has a PhD from Harley-Davidson University, and has served in the US Army. Besides motorcycles, camping, hiking, shooting, kayaking, road trips, and of course, motorcycles, he has been interested in anything mechanical his entire life. He did his first motorcycle frame-up build at age 17. Reading “Easy Rider” in a fox hole while in the Army, he saw an ad for MMI and he knew that’s what he wanted to do with his life. He hasn’t looked back since. Ed currently rides a ’97 XL 1200 with many Buell parts and suspension changes. He also has a ’94 FXR that he bought as a builder and is working to buy the parts that he needs for that.

“If there is not enough time to do it right the first time, there may not be a time to make it right. Safety first.”

Dave Schlueter

Service Advisor

Dave is a graduate from the school of hard knocks. His interests outside of work include music, cars, trucks, motorcycles of course, concerts and fishing. His passion for motorcycles started when he was young and led him into the industry as a technician for 7 years, parts manager for 2 years and now a consultant for 4+ years. He currently owns a 100% original 1992 FXDC and a 2016 FXDLS which he rides any day the sun is shinning.

“I‘m extremely passionate about my profession and I strive to provide a top shelf, white glove experience for all of our customers.”

Sam Canipe

Service Advisor

Sam has a degree in computer science and has worked in IT for many years. He says he was bitten by the Harley bug when he attended his first rally at age 9. He currently rides several different bikes, but his favorites are a 1998 Electra Glide standard (which is anything but standard) and a 1994 Dyna Low Rider.

“I enjoy my job because I get to help people, I get to represent a great brand and product and build relationships with like-minded people and turn customers into friends.”

Jeremy Shank

Service Technician

Jeremy has a degree in motorsports technology from York Technical Institute. He currently rides a 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and riding motorcycles. Jeremy started riding dirt bikes at an early age and soon fell in love with motorcycles. He began working on them as a hobby and believes there is a bigger passion for motorcycles at Harley-Davidson than at any other dealership he’s worked for.

“I have seven years’ experience working on motorcycles and believe that honesty comes first. I like to get to know the customer and help them accomplish their dream when it comes to bikes.”

Wes Bowers

Service Technician

With 20 years of experience working on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including panheads, Wes says his personal favorite is shovelheads. His hobbies are fixing motorcycles, riding horses, and working private security. Wes has been on two wheels for most of his life and says he won’t stop until he’s in the grave. He currently owns a 1999 Ultra ground pounder Hardtail chopper, open belt, jockey shift, S&S 113 super sidewinder motor 120 hp.

“Ride your motorcycle like it was meant to be ridden and I’ll fix it like it was meant to be fixed. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing happy customers on a motorcycle I fixed.”

Ryan Pendleton

Service Technician

Ryan has a degree in Motorcycle Maintenance from The Factory and currently rides a 2004 XL1200R. He is married and has a son and a daughter. As long as he can remember, Harley has been a part of Ryan’s family. As a kid, he rode on the back of his dad’s bike, and when he was 12 years old, his dad bought a 1975 Harley-Davidson X90.

“Keep riding those bikes and thank you for choosing Thunder Mountain Harley for all your Harley needs. It was the correct choice.”

Mark Cowan

Service Advisor

Mark’s passion for Harley’s began at a young age but motorcycles were only things that some extended family had. As soon as he was able to, Mark entered the world of riding and then Harley-Davidson. Mark enjoys anything mechanical or electrical and is one of our “go-to’s” for many of our technical problems in the building!

“We are here to help you, so let us! If we don’t know the answer, we will find someone that does.”