Meet the Team


Paul Desy

General Manager

Paul came to us with extensive retail and store operations experience. He has owned stores in Mackinaw City and worked at Home Depot in Petoskey. Paul says the best part of being at Zips is working at a "Big Boys & Girls Toy Store" and seeing peoples dream come true. When not at Zips, Paul enjoys riding his Road Glide.

New Sales



Rod is one of the newest members of the Zips 45th H-D family and is relocating back to Gaylord from Bay City, MI. He brings with him over 25 years of combined Sales, Management experience, and a huge passion for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. When he is not working he loves spending time riding, traveling, camping, and kayaking with his family and friends.



Jessica has been in the sales field for many years. She is ready to assist you in making that dream come true and have you riding that new bike in no time.



Service Manager


Master Technician

Bryan relocated from Maryland with his wife to Northern Michigan, and started at ZIPS in May 2010. Bryan received his Master Technician certification from HDU and enjoys being able to ride all of the different models. When he's not turning a wrench, he enjoys riding his Customized Road Glide FLTRI.





Jim Morris

Service Associate

Tom Kirk


Parts and Accessories


Parts Manager

Chris has been with Zips for more years than we can count. His vast knowledge will serve our customers with the comfort of knowing that you are talking to an expert.

Danny Hartman

Parts Associate



MotorClothes Manager

Tim joined our staff in 2012. Tim splits his time between our three stores in Gaylord, Mackinaw City and Traverse City. Tim loves going to the dealer shows and picking out all of the new and creative items you see in our stores. When he isn't working, he can be found on the golf course. He loves all sports and loves the Harley-Davidson brand. Stop in to the one of our locations and say hi!


MotorClothes Associate

Jan came to us from our Mackinaw City store. She is a wonderful addition to our team! She loves to chat with the customers about their rides and plans for the day. She is passionate about her dogs and loves to be busy! Stop by and say hi today


Motorclothes-Traverse City