Meet the Staff

At Las Vegas Cyclery, we take pride in our staff.  Knowledgeable, experienced and friendly, they all share a passion for cycling and Las Vegas.  Stop by today for a tune up, maps, directions or your brand new ride!

HEATHER FISHER, President

Rides: Specialized S-Works Tarmac

If I’m not riding, I’m: Running or swimming
Material possession I value most: My violin, family photo album
I used to be: A wimp
I love: My family (Jared, Orion, Dakota, Phoenix and Sequoia), sunsets and frogs
I want: More time
I need: A clone
My favorite type of trail: Uphill or sandy
Favorite trail: Power Point, Escalante Mountain Singletrack
Best Escape memory: Watching a thunderstorm wind its way back and forth through the 
Grand Canyon beneath out camp on the rim.
Words of wisdom: Aspire higher

 

JARED FISHER, Tour Director

Rides: Foes Mutz
Tires: Kujo 3.0 for 24’ wheels
Name of your bike: The Pig
Why I bike: I don’t like to run
Road Ride: Only when I want to make myself think I might be fast
If I’m not on tour, I’m: Eating ice cream at 2am
I hate: Being cold and sweaty simultaneously
I need: 6 more hours in the day
My favorite type of trail: Is usually the kind that other people dislike
Favorite grub box item: Gummy worms
Best Escape memory: Developing the Bryce to Zion tour in 1992 with Heather

Shawn Tyrone, General Manager & Master Mechanic

Hometown: Las Vegas
Years at LVC/Escape:  Handful of years.                                    
If I’m not riding, I’m:  eating
Winter sport: we have a winter?
Rides: Cannondale Scapel 29er
Tires:  round
Why you bike:  so I can eat what I want
What you drive: my coworkers crazy
Freeride or Cross Country:  Cross Country
Road ride:  yes please
Puke or Surrender:  puke, then surrender
Always carry: Iphone
Words of Wisdom: admit to nothing, deny everything, demand proof

Kevin Ford, Escape Adventures Tour Manager

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Years at LVC/Escape: Good amount.                                   
If I’m not riding, I’m: Planning next ride
If I’m not on tour, I’m:  Riding with my son
Favorite vacation spot:  whats that?

Winter sport: snow ball fight
Plans for the future:  Bikepacking, riding everywhere

Off-season gig:  Beer
Rides:  Santa Cruz Bullit
Tires: Maxxis
Name of your bike: Beast
First bike: Huffy, then Scwhinn Rigid
Why you bike: Explore, clear my head, exercise, enjoy nature, why would you not?
Worst crash: 10 years old huffy crash, ohhhh jumps.

What you drive: Nission Frontier
What material possession do you value most:  Bike
Won’t go on tour without: Camel Bak
Freeride or Cross Country: Both
Road ride: Panguitch Lake to Bryce Canyon
Puke or Surrender:  Puke
I use to be:  a Mechanic
I love:  my family
I hate:  bills
I want:  to keep riding
Most likely to find this is my guide pack: cliff bars
Other’s will say I’m:  LOUD
Always carry:  water
Words of Wisdom: slow down and breathe

Steve Clausse, the Belgian, Sales Manager,


Hometown: Dampicourt, Luxembourg Region in Belgium.
Years at LVC: Started 2010

I use to be: A professional road bike racer in the 90's
Rides:  Specialized Diverge Bike, Santa Cruz Tallboy 27.5+.
Favorite bike: Specialized Crux, Specialized Venge, Santa Cruz 5010.

I'm not riding, I'm: Watching movies, eating out great food and Belgium Beers and wine.
Start cycling: Born in a bike shop. Daddy was a racer, at 6 years old first race in the grass in 1981

Favorite ride/trail: Gooseberry Mesa, Utah (MTB), Park City, Utah (Road)
Favorite tool: Feedback Sports Torque Wrench kit.
Words of wisdom/cycling tips: Slow or Fast, never stop and finish your ride or tri.
Best cycling experience: Won a couple of stages in the Tour of Ivory Coast, West Africa in 1996
Racing experience:  Road Pro raced in Europe then Central and South America until 1999. Start MTB racing in 2000 in Puerto Rico. Now Riding/Running for fitness mainly.

Jason Miller, Assistant Sales Manager

Hometown: South Haven, MI

Years at LVC: Less than 1 year
Rides: 2015 Tarmac Pro Disc
Favorite Bike: If it’s what I have owned they have all been nice
I use to be: A manager at a decorative gravel yard
If I’m not riding: I’m sleeping or with the family
Start cycling: A long time ago
Favorite ride/trail:  While I mostly ride road now I loved mountain biking in Flagstaff, AZ
Favorite tool: Torque wrench (Ritchey it’s rebranded and was terribly expensive compared to the competition but it’s rarity endears it to me)
Words of wisdom: Don’t quit your day job
Best cycling experience: Aren’t they all good?
Racing Experience: I know how to get shelled in a Cat 5 race pretty well.

Kevin Abalos, Sales Associate

Years at LVC/Escape: Since 2014                                      
If I’m not riding, I’m: Running
If I’m not on tour, I’m: Working
Off Season Gig- Running, playing PC games, and cross training
Favorite vacation spot: Ko-olina, Oahu,Hawaii
Winter sport: N/A
Plans for the future:  N/A
Rides: Specialized Venge Expert Disc
Tires:  continental GPA000s 2
First bike:  Allez Evo
Why you bike: excuse to wear tights 
Worst crash:  N/A
What you drive:2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
What material possession do you value most: My presription glasses and Garmin
Road ride: Red Rock Scenic Loop
Puke or Surrender:  throw up and keep going
I love: when I hit a PR
I hate: when someone is cross wheeling me when I am by myself
I want:  To travel out of the U.S. more often. 
Other’s will say I’m:  A computer Geek 
Favorite grub box item: Clif Bars
Always carry: My iphone
Words of Wisdom: 
Make one up for me?

Bruce Balch, Sales Associates

Hometown: Las Vegas
Years at LVC/Escape: 1 wonderful year                                   
If I’m not riding, I’m: Playing bass at church or putting price tags on inventory.
Winter sport: Cycling
Rides: Specialized Tarmac and Stumpjumper
Tires: Road, Conti GP5000--Dirt, Specialized Butcher
Why you bike: Riding bikes is fun!
What you drive: Honda Element 
Freeride or Cross Country: Cross Country  
Road ride: Yes...The Loop  
Puke or Surrender: Puke
Always carry: Cell Phone, or Insulin Pump if you are diabetic.
Words of Wisdom: Keep it all in perspective. Faith, Family, then everything else.
Jennifer Santander, Sales Associates (Spanish speaking)
Hometown: Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Years at LVC/Escape: 2 weeks.                                    
If I’m not riding, I’m: Traveling, with my bike, taking videos and photos of my trips. 
Winter sport: Cycling 
Rides: Cervelo R2, De Bernardi fixed gear
Tires: Continental 
Why you bike: Because it makes me free. 
What you drive: Against cars!
Freeride or Cross Country:  Freeride
Road ride: San Francisco  
Puke or Surrender: Puke 
Always carry: Japanese Peanuts and a water bottle
Words of Wisdom: Work hard, ride hard.

Bruce Miller, Sales Associates
Hometown: Los Angeles/Maui
Years at LVC/Escape: 4 months in the store, 10yrs outside                                    
If I’m not riding, I’m:  Eating/Sleeping/Yoga
Winter sport: Surf/Ski/Scuba/Fishing
Rides: Roubaix Pro
Tires: 26
Why you bike:  Let me count the ways...
What you drive: people crazy
Freeride or Cross Country:  pass
Road ride:  yes
Puke or Surrender:  pass out
Always carry: emergency tire boot
Words of Wisdom: Keep peddling/pedaling

 

Marc Reisman, Sales Associate

Rides: Specialized Diverge and Specialized Stumpjumper
If I’m not riding, I’m: I'm hanging out with my kids or hiking with my dog
Material possession I value most: No question - my bikes!
I used to be:  A professional transportation planner
I love: my kids
I want: to go ride!
I need: to be outside!
My favorite type of trail: The one I'm on
Favorite trail: The original deadhorse loop
Best Escape memory: Heading to the Rock Cobbler with the gang
Words of wisdom: Lord loves a workin' man; don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it

Zabi Naqushband, Service Manager

Rides: everything
If I’m not riding, I’m: probably not crashing
Material possession I value most: you shouldn’t value material possessions
I used to be: a baby
I love: lamp
I want: to be free
I need: a hero
My favorite type of trail: Trail Mix
Favorite trail: Savory Trail Mix
Best Escape memory: Remember the time Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl, do ya?
Words of wisdom: don’t wiz on the electric fence

 

Brian Burke, Bicycle Technician & Sales

Hometown: Las Vegas

Years at LVC: Many to come, but about 5 years in the industry 
Rides: Bikes: Cyclocross, Fixed Gear, Single Speed, and a Unicycle. Looking to own a 6fattyB Mountain Bike next 
Car: 1966 Volkswagen “Slug Bug"
Favorite Bike: My retro Scwhinn unicycle.
I use to be: Younger
If I’m not riding, I’m: Bouldering, Wrenching on my car, Expressing myself with my hands (and feet if they could hold a pen or a paint brush)
Start cycling: When my Ol’ man and I took my training’ wheels off at age 4.
Favorite ride/trail: To the ice cream shoppe. Because ice cream. The flood channels are really fun to ride in, but you didn’t hear it from me.
Favorite tool: The one that fixes the problem.
Words of wisdom: If it ain’t broke, try and improve it till it is.
Best cycling experience: This one time when I lived in Michigan, my old boss and I rode to see where they thought Jimmy Hoffa was buried after work, and left because I’ve never seen so much water fall out of the sky at once. When it stopped, we left our public “outhouse” fortress, and rode through puddles as deep as our drivetrains and ‘cross hopped fallen trees from the storm. Ask me which chain lube works best under water.
Racing Experience: Racing to the ice cream shoppe. Because ice cream. I’ve done a few fixed gear alley cats way back when those were cool.
Betcha can’t sprint uphill, against traffic, on a hard fixed gear ratio, after eating a cream-sicle in one bite.

Logan Lane, Bicycle Technician

Rides: BMX
If I’m not riding, I’m: SHREDDING THE BASS GUITAR
Material possession I value most: BASS GUITAR
I used to be: BALD
I love: MUSIC, THE GREAT OUTDOORS, LIFE
I want: TO BE THE BEST I CAN BE
I need: TO BE FREE
My favorite type of trail: THE DOWNHILL KIND
Favorite trail: THE TRAILS AROUND TYRONE, NEW MEXICO
Best Escape memory: WOKING IN THA SHOP
Words of wisdom: DONT BE A COUCH POTATO, DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR TALENTS. PERSUE YOUR DREAMS, AND DONT LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE.