Board of Directors

Wes Fitzer, President

I was elected to the MOA Board of Directors in 2014 and served as Treasurer. Now I have been given the honor of serving as your President. I joined the MOA in 2011 after lurking on the forum for 4 years. I, like many of you, grew up riding but gave up my sport to put myself through Oklahoma State University, earning degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. After graduation I started my career in Law Enforcement and met my beautiful wife of 21 years. Soon thereafter we started a family and before I knew it 15 years had passed since I owned my last motorcycle.

I purchased a 2005 R 1200 GS and loved every minute of it. I currently own a 2014 K 1600 GTLE. I was approached and asked to run for the BoD and here I stand. I tell people all the time, this organization has been therapeutic for me, after 21 years serving in Law Enforcement I had become jaded toward society. This group of people has taught me there are at least 33,000+ good people and I have the honor of considering many of them friends. Thank you for allowing me to serve.

Reece Mullins, Vice President
After twenty-two years in the Army, working my way up from private to chief warrant officer four, and after a long and grueling 15-month deployment to Iraq from 2006 to 2007, I decided it was time to hang up my spurs and retire from active duty in 2008. Knowing I needed an outlet and something new to do, I researched riding and eventually decided on a 2005 R 1200 RT, my first bike. A few months later, I followed my motorcycle mentor's advice and joined the MOA in September of 2008. I have been a member ever since. Riding BMW motorcycles is my passion; serving those that share my passion is my privilege.

Brian Dutcher, Director

The thrill of two wheels and its freedom was experienced at a young age when I talked my parents into my first moto, a 1981 KX80. The hills outside San Diego and the motocross tracks of So Cal are what ignited my lifelong passion for riding and moto sports. Multiple KXs rotated through the garage over the next several years, but when life as an Airman in the US Air Force called the riding temporarily ceased as career and family took precedence.

It was a great day when my middle son, a high school junior, asked for a moto in 2009. The 1980s winning images of Gaston Rahier on his R80G/S in the Parris to Dakar Rally restoked the riding embers lying dormant for so long. We found ourselves at our local BMW dealer and ended up buying two bikes. My reentry into riding was my first BMW, a 2009 F800GS, and my son’s KLR 650. Now more than ten years and 150,000 BMWs miles later, riding and the moto lifestyle is a core part of our lives. After ten years of experiencing everything that the MOA had given us, it was time to take that 2-wheeled moto passion and give back to the organization and communities that had provided so much for us. It is with honor and humility that I have the opportunity to serve you and this great organization.

Jon Kurtz, Director

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Stan Herman, Director

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Kelly Moore, Director
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Doug Peters, Director

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Sue Rihn, Director
Prior to discovering motorcycling, I was an avid bicyclist. Free mornings would find me pedaling around the Kettle Moraine State Forest in SE Wisconsin; once a year I would ride SAAGBRAW, which was an organized ride across Wisconsin. Spending the whole day in the saddle in the company of friends, while testing my own limits of endurance was challenging and truly fun. And that was probably what led me to motorcycles: If it took a whole day to ride a bicycle 100 miles, image how far I could get on a motorcycle! And that's how the seed was planted.

In 1987 I was invited to attend a motorcycle event in Escanaba. Imagine my delight when I realized that these BMW riders were just exactly like my bicycling friends. It was at that point that I wanted to become part of this family. A week later I was enrolled in a local motorcycle safety class and five weeks after that first national rally, I was riding my very first motorcycle - a 1972 R 76/6.

Many cross-country trips were logged after that, mostly with one of my three children riding as pillion. I have never missed a National Rally since that first one in 1987; they always gave me a new destination and exciting new vistas to explore. I started volunteering at every National Rally, making new friends along the way. By 1997 I had become an Ambassador and by 2000 I was invited to chair the National Rally in Midland Michigan. Eventually there were three more National Rallies that I chaired: Lima, Ohio; West Bend, Wisconsin; and Billings, Montana.

And those miles I’ve ridden? More than 450,000 miles so far, and still going strong and smiling all the way. Stop to see me some time at a rally, and let’s share our riding stories. And (by the way) my message to all of my sisters out there is this: If “I” could do it, then SO CAN YOU!

Michael "Roc" Shannon, Director
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