Hello all. My name is Jon Berry and I was born and raised in Southern California, the son of a Los Angeles Police Department motor officer. I have been involved with motorcycling literally since I was born, myself riding many varieties of dirt bikes from the age of 5, and street bikes from the age of 18.
After high school I joined the Air Force and am still serving, almost 34 years later. As a motorcyclist, the Air Force has afforded me the opportunity to live and ride all over the world, my favorite being Western Europe and the Alps. Currently, I command the Air Force ROTC detachment at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona where I live with my wife, two sons, two dogs and various other critters. I am retiring from active duty service in July, 2020 and look forward to my newfound freedom, notably on two wheels.
Motorcycling is my passion and has been for many years, but sharing my passion with like-minded people is my favorite aspect of the sport. I recently replaced my trusty 2007 1200 GSA with a 2019 1250 GSA, but I also have a Harley Davidson Ultra Limited, two dirt bikes (KTM and a Honda), and a Polaris RZR. The sensation of riding and its experiences are visceral, and I truly love seeing what the next turn or trail brings.
Being a RawHyde coach is a phenomenal opportunity, particularly getting to witness and contribute to the skills growth and confidence improvement of our clients; I am truly inspired, and gain great satisfaction watching people reach and exceed their goals. Additionally, being a part of the incredible RawHyde team means I get to help break down barriers and remove preconceived notions of what rider training will be like. We all have something to learn, and what better place to experience it than with fellow enthusiasts? My goal is to help clients safely and confidently enjoy the sport of Adventure Motorcycling to their fullest extent.
I look forward to seeing you at camp, on one of our fantastic excursions, or somewhere on the backroads. Let’s ride!