Regional & Assistant Regional Leaders
Canada East Region
Region Leader: Norm "CNC" Ward
Canada West Region
Region Leader: Al "Canuckrider" Leonhardt
Assistant Leader: Kevin "Voyager" Clark
North Central Region
Region Leader: Ray "Rayski" Slansky
Assistant Leader: Noel "Badger" Burke
South Central Region
Assistant Leader: Heath "Talon" Cady
South East Region
Region Leader: Ron "CoachA" Allan
Assistant Leader: Robert "Bud2rat" Torrey
Assistant Leader: Daren "Goose" Bivens
North West Region
Region Leader: Vacant - Help Wanted
Assistant Leader: Vacant - Help Wanted
South West Region
Region Leader: John "Riderdryer" Dryer
Assistant Leader: Brandon "Hayes" Hayes
When not riding, Tom is an independent IT consultant, enjoys spending time with his family, and doing home-improvement projects.
As an electrical engineer, Tom also enjoys helping fellow VBA'ers out with electrical problems. He says, "It's always a challenge.
No two are ever exactly the same."
Tim "TopCat" Conley
North East Region Assistant Leader
And Forum Moderator
New York State
Tim is known on the forum and to his friends as "TC" a nickname he got in high school as the cartoon Top Cat was popular in the early 60’s.
He started riding motorcycles in 1965 on a Bridgestone 90cc.
His first Nomad was a 2007 he bought new and put 88,000 miles on before selling and buying a 2008 low mileage Nomad in 2012.
His wife Cindy has her own motorcycle and they like to ride whenever possible.
Usually a day trip consists of 200/300 miles and an occasional overnighter will cover 500 to 700 miles.
Tim and Cindy love going to rallies and meeting the members and former members of the VBA forum in person.
Tim says two of their most memorable rallies were Maggie Valley, NC
and Estes Park, Colorado.
Tim retired from Camden Wire Company in 2008 after 44 years of service.
He now spends his time mostly at home doing what he wants when he wants.
David "Framer" Marang
VBA # 2245
South Central Region Leader
And Forum Moderator
David is a life long Okie. He's lived his whole life around Oklahoma City.
After high school he went to work framing houses and 10 years later started his own business. He started riding when he was 10 with a big bad Benelli 65. He got his motorcycle license when he was 14 and continued riding until he was 24. Other interest took over his life like hunting and fishing although he never forgot his motorcycles. Finally at the young age of 52 he decided to get back in the game. He searched the Internet and found a 2008 Nomad that he had to have. He told his wife that this bike had all the mods and he wouldn't have to do any thing to it. Well after 4 or 5 thousand dollars of mods he
thinks it perfect..... Maybe. But it wasn't enough. He now owns a Voyager as well.
Tom "Tomm" Maziarz
North East Region Leader
Lee, New Hampshire
Tom is a lifetime New Englander who's lived in New Hampshire since 1987 and loves the area. The roads of northern New England provide miles of great riding. And where else can you go from the ocean to the mountains in just a couple of hours, enjoy the four seasons, and end every summer with a spectacular display of foliage?
His first motorcycle was a 1974 Honda CB360, and riding quickly became a passion. Next came a 1978 Suzuki GS750E, now owned by his younger son. His current ride is a black 2008 Nomad, nicely outfitted for long-distance touring. Even with well over 100,000 motorcycle miles behind him, he's not planning on stopping any time soon. His favorite riding experience was a 9,000 mile, 5-week trip with his wife Sue, leaving from NH, riding the Rocky Mountains from Montana to Colorado, and then back home again.