Motorcycle RiderCoaches

Meet the Coaches

Stephen Fuhrman

 Stephen Fuhrman

A native Victorian, Stephen Fuhrman has been riding motorcycles for about 40 years. He started out on a 1969 Honda Z-50 Mini-Trail and now rides a 1994 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 become responsible motorcyclists "so they too can enjoy the ride."

Stephen earned his bachelor's Degree in biology from The University of Texas at Austin and works as an Environmental-Health-Safety technician for Dow Chemical.

Aftan Puente

 Aftan Puente

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.

Melissa Glassic

Melissa Glassic

Melissa Glassic is Victoria College’s newest RiderCoach.  She received her certification to teach the Basic Riding Course (BRC) in November 2014. The Inez native is a graduate of Victoria College with an AAS Business Management and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. When she is not studying, Melissa is a full time mom caring for her two children. She loves outdoor activities and can “outshoot her brothers any day of the week.”

Her inspiration to become a RiderCoach came from her peers and friends who said, “Melissa is a great teacher.” She rides a Yamaha FZ6R every chance that she can get and wants to help people discover the joys of riding safely.

Melissa feels that helping people learn to ride safely and responsibly is an amazing opportunity and looks forward to assisting each person in their motorcycling endeavors.

Jerry Glassic

Jerry Glassic

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.

 

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