Susan began her Harley-Davidson® career as a child, mopping the floors in her grandpa's dealership back in the '70s. True to her nature, she had to do things on her own, and that's exactly what she did. After branching off and moving to South Carolina to work the parts counter for a large dealer group in Charleston, she met the love of her life, James "Gip" Gipson. At the time, Gip was serving in the U.S. Air Force. The two got married soon after and Gip received orders to move to Germany. Susan took a brief period of time away from H-D while living abroad, to raise her two children. After proudly serving the country for over 20 years, Gip retired and the family moved back to East Tennessee to get back in the family business. Susan ran the Motorclothes Department, winning several Motor Company awards for her hard work and Gip worked the parts counter. After several years, Susan took a position as the Motorclothes Director for the large dealer group she'd previously worked for in South Carolina, overseeing the clothing departments for several dealerships, including one that has one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the country. Gip took his new position as shipping/receiving manager. After busting their ass, another opportunity came up, but this time, in Texas! In 2006, Susan & Gip moved the family to San Antonio to help open up a brand new dealership. Starting as Motorclothes Manager, Susan worked her way up to becoming the General Manager. Gip managed the Parts Department, then Shipping, finally settling as the Riding Academy/Rentals Manager. With the ultimate goal of owning their own dealership one day, they were finally able to make the move and pull the trigger. The entire family moved to College Station, Texas, and haven't looked back since! We don't just say it's a family business, it truly is. Their son, JD, is the Comptroller/HR Manager and their daughter, Alex, is the Marketing Director. Plus, Alex's husband, Jeff, is our Riding Academy Manager & Coach, and JD's husband, Brent, is our photographer. We can't forget about the grandkids either! Kaitlynn, their granddaughter, works in Motorclothes when she's not in school and their grandson, Aaron, helps wherever he can until he's a bit older but for now he mainly tears up the place & picks on Charlee in the Parts Department!