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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The following Giants are hard at work behind the scenes, keeping our non-profit organization going for the benefit of our members.


Lori Payne GS Giants Vice President

My name is Lori Payne and I’m the President of the GS Giants, so I am responsible for all things financial relating to our not-for-profit organization.

I also chaired the 2018 West Virginia Mountain Mayhem rally. I have been riding since 2010, and have an assortment of R1200GS bikes in my garage, along with the cutest little modified Grom! I absolutely love the GS Giants because of the people - this is the most fun and diverse group of people I’ve ever had the opportunity to ride, eat, drink and camp with!

In addition to riding motorcycles, I am a CPA with a forensic accounting practice in California and love crafting and travel, both international and domestic

Fun Fact: I don’t like filling out forms with questions like: “What else do people call you?”

To contact me click here.



My name is: Lance Gines 

They also call me: The Viking

I am the: Vice President

My role with the Giants is to: keep it fun!

Fun fact about me: I never quite.

I love...: motorcycles almost as much as my family



To contact me click here.



My name is: Rob Nye 

They also call me: Rob 

I am the: Secretary

My role with the Giants is to: Maintain the Official Record.  The Secretary also coordinates insurance and registration for events.

Fun fact about me: You will always find a bottle of 100% pure Vermont Maple Syrup in my panniers.  I also make wicked good rum drinks, one of which is called a Dark N Stormy.

I love...: Motorcycles and the people who ride them


To contact me click here.

My name is: Rob Nye 

They also call me: Rob 

I am the: Secretary

My role with the Giants is to: Maintain the Official Record.  The Secretary also coordinates insurance and registration for events.

Fun fact about me: You will always find a bottle of 100% pure Vermont Maple Syrup in my panniers.  I also make wicked good rum drinks, one of which is called a Dark N Stormy.

I love...: Motorcycles and the people who ride them


Kurt Forget GS Giants Treasurer

My name is: Kurt Forgét

They also call me: Paco (my Baja name)

I am the: Treasurer

My role with the Giants is to maintain the financial responsibilities of this non-profit organization and all related tasks, including reimbursement of expenses, so if you want a check quickly be nice to me - also, my favorite adult beverage is Tequila, for those who want to get reimbursed very quickly...

Fun fact about me: I purchased my first motorcycle at 19 (a 1985 Honda VFR700 sport bike - great first choice, not) against my parents wishes, who made it very clear that if I bought it I would be sleeping on it in the yard. After paying the seller to ride it to my house for me because I didn’t know how to ride, I parked it in front of the garage and gave the owner a ride home, dreading my return the entire time. When I arrived home, my parents quickly said “well if you really wanted it we think you made the right decision” - my only thought was “what did you do with my parents?”

I love...: The amazing people that I met and the friendships that are created while traveling on motorcycles. My life is infinitely more rich and I am grateful for every new experience.

To contact me click here.


Carlos "Bobby" Quezada GS Giants Membership Director

My name is: Carlos Quezada but everyone calls me Bobby

I am the: Membership Director

My role is to: Maintain the official club roster, lead recruitment efforts for new membership, distribute annual membership stickers and welcome letters, and whatever else I can do to help any Giant!

Fun fact about me: Bought my first motorcycle at age 16 without my parents knowledge and I parked the bike on a friend's house for a full year. When they found it, they took it away and sold it, and I did the reasonable and responsible thing to do... bought another one!

I love...: Being in the back country, riding in unfamiliar places and call home any place with an amazing view.

To contact me click here.



My name is: JJ Lewis

They also call me: Jota Jota

I am the: Marketing Director

My role with the Giants is to: Promote the sport of Adventure riding, foster positive relationships with our sponsors and members, and making sure GS Giants remains the best ADV rider group out there.

Fun fact about me: I once starred in a Roy Clark music video. I dare someone to find it.

I love...: Riding the difficult route with other ADVers, facing the challenges, overcoming them together, and making lasting memories.

To contact me click here.



My name is: Steve Sida, many people just call me by my last name "Sida" and I am cool with that.

I am the: Social Media Director

My role with the Giants is to manage public relations and social media activities, monitor industry news and keep the membership informed.

Fun fact about me: When I was told that the office that I worked out of was closed and that I need to work from home, I asked "define" home and hit the road for a year. The travels were from Colorado to the Pacific Ocean and from the Mexican to the Canadian boarders, around 40K miles (64 KM), with ~25% off road.  When the opportunity presents itself, ask "Why not?!" and go for it!

I love experiencing this amazing world, both people and places, on 2 wheels. Flyfishing, hiking and skiing are also passions.

To contact me click here.



The role of the Scholarship Director is vacant. We will have an application for you to fill, soon! Stay tuned.


Scott Shultz GS Giants Store Manager

My name is Scott Shultz, I am the Store Director. My job is to fulfill members orders for the great items we have in the GS Giants store. I am also responsible for keeping the shelves here at the store full of all those items.

My riding career got started at an early age of 3 ½ years old. Born and raised in the beautiful state of Wyoming gave me unlimited off road riding as youngster. I was never able to ride pavement until I was licensed at age 14. My obsession with motorcycles continues today, owning and riding nearly every brand of motorcycle I could get my hands on. On my Birthday a few years ago I bought myself my first BMW a R1200 GSA. My life literally changed that day, I joined a brotherhood of bikers called the GS Giants! The Giants have brought me great memories and wonderful friends (my second Family ). The GS Giants welcome riders of all backgrounds regardless of Age , Ability or what they ride. What a fantastic club!

To contact me click here.

The GS Giants Inc., is a non-profit corporation club under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and a 501(c)(7) social club under the regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service. Our mailing address is 219 N. Main Ave #117 Scranton, PA 18504-3307, United States.

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