Sara Liberte is owner operator of RT’s North Hills Cycle Inc., A custom Motorcycle shop located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There she designs custom paint jobs and custom-builds cycles, in addition to working on motorcycles and managingparts and service.
Sara has been working with motorcycles for the last 10 years.
In 2006 Sara authored the book “How To Repair and Maintain American V-Twin Motorcycles”, published by Motorbooks International. This book is a comprehensive guide to servicing a motorcycle, with useful information for those who have the will to service their rides but lack only the know-how.
Besides Motorcycles Sara’s other creative medium is photography and journalism, a professional photographer specializing in motorcycle and portrait photography
Sara’s photos have appeared in ads, marketing materials and annual reports, as well as leading motorcycle publications including Easy Rider Magazine, In the Wind, Hot Bike, Street Chopper and Iron Works.
She is also staff photography editor for The Cycle Source Magazine. Sara has two Fine Art photo series titled “Woman and Machine” and “Builder and Machine” which can be viewed here.
Jody Perewitz is the marketing coordinator for Perewitz Cycle Fab in Bridgewater Mass. Growing up daughter to Icon Motorcycle Builder Dave Perewitz, Jody has been surrounded by motorcycles her whole life.
She has been responsible for taking the Perewitz name to an instantly regonized brand. Jody has had a hand in building numerous motorcycles out of Cycle Fab, most notably her own 1963 Harley-DavidsonPanhead which gained favorable media attention.
Jody was co-author on the book “Dave Perewitz Chopper Master and King Of Flames”, published by Motorbooks Int. Jody also created and writes for the Perewitz blog, www.lifeatperewitz.com. Most recently Jody and Sara have hit the show circuit with their “Garage Girl” Bike build and maintenance seminars.
Laura Klock is a lady that loves a challenge, loves to ride, and has a gift for inspiring others. She grew up in the country in Wisconsin where riding and wrenching on anything motorized was THE pastime, so it seems only natural that we find her where she is today. True to her love of the sport, she is currently Vice President of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in Mitchell, South Dakota, and holds AMA and SCTA National Land Speed Records from the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Laura has worked for several years alongside long time friend and one of the premiere builders in the industry, Brian Klock. In the last few years, they have taken their business and friendship to the next level, partnering officially as President and Vice President of the company, and husband and wife. The latter took place in Bonneville. Their partnership has resulted in completing 107 new part numbers (so far!) distributed through Drag Specialties and on their web site www.kustombaggers.com.
After winning the Discovery Channel’s Biker Build Off with their bagger in 2006, the Klock Werks Krew headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats. Laura piloted the “WFB” World's Fastest Bagger to an AMA National Land Speed Record. In 2007, Laura piloted the bike again to an SCTA National Land Speed Record of 146.297, with her personal best, so far, at 147.359 mph. Brian and Lauras 16 year old daughter, Erika, also set an AMA National Land Speed Record in 2007 of her own!
Laura would tell you her 2 daughters, Erika, now 17, and Karlee, 14, are her greatest accomplishments. Having them follow in her footsteps - riding and racing, has made her proud beyond words. Laura has been featured in magazines such as Hot Bike Bagger, American Bagger, American Iron, IronWorks, Cycle Source, Biker’s Ally, as well as PowerBlock TV, Speed Channel, and the History Channel. She was part of the XX Chromes All Woman Bike Build in 2007, setting a bike build record of 5 hours and 5 minutes, and just completed a second build with the xx Chromes at a Chicago IMS Show. Laura is scheduled for appearances nationally. Laura serves as an ambassador and speaker inspiring women nationally.
Latricia Horstman – or “Trish” as most of her industry peers call her, is the Marketing Director for Baker Drivetrain, the industry’s Authority of Drivetrain components for American motorcycles.
Growing up in Michigan, Trish got a good taste of motorcycling during the summer months, riding around with her Dad and his club friends – and repair, customizing and fabrication work right in her own house in the winter. Trish’s Dad was always into old Harley’s – so when it came time for her to get her own; of course it had to be something with a great nostalgic past and a lot of attitude. Her bike – “The Hellcat” – is a 1972 Ironhead, which Trish built with the help of some good friends and her Dad from a total basket case state. There’s nothing like pulling some leaves and mud out of an old engine and bringing it back to life!
From an early age Trish’s parents supported her endeavors in the arts – and she’s gotten her hands dirty in every medium from photography to oil painting to digital arts. She graduated with her BFA in 2004 in painting and hopped right into a tattoo apprenticeship. Her love for tattooing is what introduced her to Bert Baker – when he met her while she was working at the shop he was getting some ink at - and drew her into working in the motorcycle industry for BAKER. What a great way to combine two of her favorite things: art and motorcycles!
Rebekah was born and raised in Southbridge, MA. With a love for being on stage she began dancing at the age of seven and began acting at the age of ten. She performed in musicals such as Annie, Fame, and West Side Story to name a few.
In January of 1992 at the age of 17 Rebekah auditioned among 150 girls from different areas of the United States for a scholarship to study dance at the Tremaine Studios in California. She was one of two chosen. With scholarships to Oklahoma City University and New York University she chose to use her scholarship with Tremaine that March. At the age of 18 she boarded a plane for California and never looked back. Rebekah has now made California her home for the past 17 years.
Throughout the years Rebekah’s journey has had her employed in an array of positions from management in retail to doing production for the various award shows, such as the Primetime Emmy Awards, and currently as Executive Assistant to author Alvin Toffler. Her journey has brought her many places and has allowed her to observe, see and experience many things. Though her journey hasn’t always been easy she says ALL of it has been worth it up to this point.
What motivates Rebekah, what gives her that spark and glow, what satisfies and completes her is when she is able to share her experiences with others, when she is able to share life changing revelation that she has received in the midst of not only her greatest successes but mostly through her greatest challenges. She enjoys imparting faith or hope to someone who may feel they have none left of their own for their situation. It is what she does, it is who she is. She has the gift to bring life back to things that are dead. While most people spend their journey being affected by life, Rebekah chooses to affect life. Rebekah’s vision is to see individuals, especially women whole and complete, lacking nothing that they may have need of to be all that they were destined to be.
Angela was an experiment gone awry inside a deranged Romanian scientists underground lab. He wanted to instill in her the power of the unspoken word,so he intentionally withheld the implantation of her vocal chords.
The day finally came when her vocal chords were bestowed upon her,which she accepted somewhat reluctantly, due to the fact that writing had already become her main source of expression. Along with writing,Angela immersed herself in the arts at a very young age-writing not only poetry and short stories,but also screenplays and lyrics.
She has been published in The Poetry Guild (1998 edition),as well as Nichols College Windfall poetry edition,and also had a piece published in an US Weekly issue(1997,Dec). Angela cites Burroughs,Blake and Shakespeare in being the literary conception and birth of her passion for poetry (etc.) therefore, in a comical sense, views her writings to be equivalent to that of the afterbirth.