Choirboy hails from the woods, hills, and farmlands of NW Pennsylvania. An avid Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan, he spent the first 20 years of his life playing sports, hunting, fishing, and riding/driving dirt bikes, 4-wheelers, snowmobiles, farm tractors and anything else he got the opportunity to drive. After finishing high school and trying college for a year and a half, his new found taste of freedom, sense of duty, desire for new adventure, and a fast talking snake oil salesman of a recruiter led him to join the Navy in the summer of ’95, and head off to Great Lakes for boot camp in January 1996. He told the people at MEPS there was no way in hell they’d get him on a ship that intentionally sinks, and then decided in boot camp that he was just enough off of center to volunteer for the submarine force. Then, after telling all who would listen he was never staying in the Navy past his first enlistment, he re-enlisted, for shore duty only, to take advantage of a nice bonus and some short working hours. What started as a “one and done” enlistment ended 20 years later when he retired as Senior Chief ITS, having served on board USS Alabama SSBN 731 G, TTF Bangor, USS Columbus SSN 762, PMS 450E, and then finally as a Plank Owner on the commissioning crew of USS North Dakota SSN 784. After retiring, he continues to support the fleet as a DFC (Dirty F-in’ Contractor).
Wanting a motorcycle from early on in his naval career, Choirboy finally bought his first bike, a Victory Judge, in the spring of 2013. Two years later he decided longer trips and music were a definite need in his life and upgraded to a 2015 Victory “Ness” Magnum. He joined FRUSA in 2016 and is just finishing up his first tour on the E-Board. Choirboy is a fan of the twisty backroads, getting on the throttle, and the occasional karaoke tune. In fact, if you listen close enough you may hear him singing along with any number of tunes as he’s rippin’ up some pavement somewhere. He has taken his show and his Victory on the road logging over 32,000 miles in 5 years (not to shabby for a working stiff) to and from the highways and backroads of 15 states, two Canadian Provinces, and the District of Columbia to include rides on; the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, through Franconia and Smugglers Notches, Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, around the Cabot Trail, Laconia, Rolling Thunder, and many places in between. His overall goal is to ride in all 50 states without trailering to/from any and to keep seeing the spectacular sights and experiencing all the crazy adventures along the way.