A native Victorian, Stephen Fuhrman has been riding motorcycles for over 40 years. He started out on a 1969 Honda Z-50 Mini-Trail and he now rides a Honda Gold Wing. Stephen became a RiderCoach in 2007 and says he enjoys teaching because it fulfills his passion for being on and around motorcycles, while helping others to become responsible motorcyclists. It may be common knowledge that riding a motorcycle involves more risk than driving a car, but riding is much more exciting and enjoyable than driving, especially when you choose to become an informed rider and learn how to manage the risks.
Stephen earned his bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Texas at Austin. He works in the environmental group at Dow Chemical Co. in Seadrift.
Aftan Puente received her certification on April 2013. The Bay City native is a graduate of Victoria College and UHV with a Bachelor of Science in math. The former full-time math teacher now full time mother also works as a part-time educator, serving as a VC adjunct instructor and private tutor when she isn't on the range. She was the first female RiderCoach at Victoria College. She began riding in 2009 and owns a 2009 Suzuki Boulevard M50 special edition. When she is working, she says it doesn't feel like a job. She enjoys helping students learn and have serious fun.
Jerry Glassic started as a RiderCoach for Victoria College in June 2015. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and has over 21 years of experience in healthcare IT. He has worked for 3M since 2004 and is presently an Implementation Support Analyst in the Health Information Systems division. He is a devoted father of two children, participates in billiards league, and is active in the PTA and KC’s. He collects hobbies in his free time and is usually making, building, fixing or upgrading something. Jerry has been riding motorcycles since 2000 and has owned sport bikes and cruisers over the years. Currently he rides a Yamaha FZ-09. Jerry has always been enthusiastic about riding and the benefits provided by the MSF Basic Rider Course for riders of all experience levels.
Lee Lemmons, a resident of Victoria since 1995 and one of Victoria College's newest MSF certified RiderCoaches, is excited to share his joy of safe, responsible motorcycle riding with others. He began his riding experience at the age of 12 on a Honda Trail 70. He currently rides a Kawasaki Voyager 1700 and Kawasaki Concours 1400. Lee is married, a father and grandfather. He is a graduate of the Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston, Texas and has been a Peace Officer for over 37 years. Lee is currently employed by the Victoria Police Department as a Sergeant assigned to the Patrol Division.
Michael Rojas began riding motorcycles as a high school student in Houston. After retiring from the U.S. Army where he served as a helicopter mechanic, Michael returned to his hometown of Victoria and earned his Associate of Science degree at Victoria College. Through the years, Michael has collected a stable of vintage and eclectic motorcycles that include a cruiser, sport bike, enduro, motocrosser, scooter, and moped. One of his biggest thrills was racing motocross in the Houston Astrodome. His hobbies include mountain biking, restoring ninth-generation Ford F-150 trucks, and riding motorcycles.