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Rafael N.

  • Nickname: "Raf"
  • Riding since: 2011
  • Bikes: '08 Suzuki GSX-R 600, '12 Ducati 848 Evo
  • Future bikes: Honda CB500X, Triumph Tiger 800XC, 1983 BMW R80
  • Riding style: Commuter, future track days planned, all-around motorcycle junkie
  • Favorite question: "I have [X] bike... What tire size do I need?"

Before I joined the RevZilla team, I had been in the financial services industry for several years. One day, I was conversing with a friend about possible career paths. At one point in the conversation, a paralyzing question came up: “Raf, what is your passion? What is the one thing that you look forward to?” Inside I felt like I shouldn't answer the question. My career had obviously gone in the direction of banking, and there I was thinking about motorcycles. All of a sudden, I stopped, and said, “motorcycles. I love motorcycles. But I can’t have a job working with motorcycles…”

“Raf, what is your passion? What is the one thing that you look forward to?”

Then, a catalyst of a question came up. “Why not?!” Shortly thereafter, I started looking for jobs in the industry, and during that process I found out that an old college friend was working at RevZilla. I talked to him, applied for the job, and the rest is history. Now, I am happy to say that I love my job and the company I work for. Not everyone is lucky enough to say that.

In regards to hopes and dreams, I would like to go on long expedition rides and visit places such as the Yukon Valley, Redwood National Park, Yosemite National Park, Moab, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego.

Favorite part of being on TeamZilla: I learn something new every day.