I moved here from Shinnston, WV a couple of years ago. I grew up a coal miner's daughter and worked in the racing industry most of my life. I met Kevin through a mutual friend and he introduced me to his world of old bikes and cars and the rest is history. I was hooked. We used to sit around in his garage with his wife, Becky, and our friend, Jeff, and talk about making our dreams become a reality...and we did just that! Kevin is not only my business partner, but also my mentor. He has taught me so much and I'm learning something new every day. Each day at the Old Bike Barn is new and exciting...this is truly my dream job...
I've been involved with old bikes and cars for about 40 years. I still remember the rush when I got my first bike at the age of 9.
Since then, I've been a collector of what I consider the finer things in life. I collect everything from signs, license plates, cars, parts and everything in between, but my true passion has always been old bikes, preferably Indians. My first Indian was a 1948 that belonged to the legendary Generator Frank. A good friend of mine, James Solberg, who owns Ace Motors USA out of Middletown, Ohio found the bike, refurbished it, and I became the proud new owner. That bike created a special bond between the three of us and we are great friends to this day. I've been to many swap meets over the years and have met many great guys including, Generator Frank, Cowboy, Boone, Larry Jeffers, Steve Violet and LandShark, to name a few. I've learned a lot from these men who have inspired me to be where I am today....a big dream and an old barn made it happen.