RIDIN' STEEL

RIDIN' STEEL Crews:               Volunteers!  ~  Dedicated!  ~  The Best!

Please take a moment to get to know the RIDIN' STEEL crew.  You'll see in their bios that they are people like you and me, and come from all walks of life - balancing family, jobs, and their dedication to serving others.  They volunteer countless hours to our mission and the causes we ride for.  Please thank them for their hard work when you see them!

Stephen Marois (Producer/Host)

Steve Marois is the Media Programmer at Bath Community Television, and produces the RIDIN' STEEL show through his independent company Reality- Productions. He also runs his own painting business Marois Painting.
"I went out there and wanted to film the lobster run, because I wanted to get connected again with bikers," said Marois. "Now, it is my intention to bring awareness to the many charitable causes that bikers are organizing to help others.

The Biker is truly the epitome of FREEDOM in our Country, and is often stereotyped as radical or rebellious. The truth is, they are people who work hard for a living and are lawyers, politicians, mechanics, farmers, moms, teachers, and the list goes on.  In many conversations I've had, we all share the same sense of freedom when we ride. It's relaxing and peaceful, if only for a short time but very much needed."

Kristin Walton (Host & Mrs. Maine International)

Kristin is giving back to the community by speaking up and telling her story of living with depression as an adult.  She is working to knock down the stigma society has placed on people living with clinical depression, and hosts a weekly support group for women living with illdness.

Eight out of ten women will experience periods of severe depression during their lifetimes, with many such episodes cruelly following childbirth, with the onset of postpartum depression.  As an honorary member of the Mental Health Alliance of Maine, and her partnership with local Senator Nancy Sullivan, Kristin is helping to pass legislation that will require all new mothers to be screened by their doctors for postpartum depression.  She participates in local fundraisers, including the National Alliance of Mental Illness walk-a-thon (NAMIwalks) to raise funds for programs that support those suffering from mental illness, and to assist their families. 

Kristin is married to her best friend and high school sweetheart Bob. Together they are raising three teenage boys. She is a licensed manicurist and nanny, as well as co-host on our show and participates in many of the rides with her husband.

Todd Sanders (Host)

Todd has been an avid motorcyclist since high school and has been a long time supporter of the many causes that RIDIN' STEEL covers. Todd hopes to be able to convey the many positive things that bikers do in support of each other while removing some of the negative stereotypes associated with those who ride. Promoting worthy causes for which so many bikers ride and contribute is his goal.

“The stereotype that exits around those who choose to ride is often unfair and far from the truth", says Todd. "Regardless if riding solo, with a friend, or as part of a motorcycle group, the majority of bikers are hard working individuals who go above and beyond to support a variety of charitable events. I hope that I can help shine some light on these contributions made not only to the specific events but the community and state as a whole.” 

Todd holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine and is currently pursuing a C.A.S. in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Maine.  He is a popular middle-school principal and lives with his faithful companion Trey, a golden retriever. He has a daughter, Tasha, who he is very proud of as she works on a degree in public relations and cheers at St. Joseph’s College.

When not riding Todd can often be found on a local golf course participating in his other hobby, which he is not nearly as good at!

Wendy Gallant (Host)

When she’s not working with us, she’s busy as a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Lakes Region Properties, and running her private gardening business "GardenTenders".  She also serves on the Board of the Greater Bridgon Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, is an active mom of two, and an advocate for the awareness of bullying, vision disabilities, and Oppositional Defiance Disorder in school-age children.  She always has her hand in some community cause, giving her the opportunity to help organize and market many public and fundraising events. In fact, it was on the 2010 Ladies Make-a-Wish ride she co-cordinated, when we discovered Wendy’s natural repoire with the camera, and her fun and relaxed demeanor with the people she interacts with.  In her spare time (yeah right!), she enjoys dancing, travel, and billiards.  Oh, and if you’re wondering … Yes!  She rides, too - Like she stole it!

Sherry Bourgoin (Host)

I am honored to be one of the Hosts since 2012.  I have been married to my husband and best friend, Dan, for 17 years.  We have ridden in many charity rides and have felt the camaraderie that riding in a group of many for a common cause brings.  We have met many new friends on these rides and have stayed in touch throughout the year.
 

After having 2 children,18 months apart, I decided that I wanted to be the most influential person in their lives so I gave up my career at the law firm to stay home with my children.  I have been running a daycare from my home and am blessed to not only be a positive role model to my own sons, but also many other children who have become such a large part of my life.

(A Big RIDIN' STEEL Thank You to the Bougoin's!  Co-founders of our very active and effective "Bikers Against Bullying" program).

"Wraven" Tenney (Host)

Matthew “Wraven” Tenney has been the music seen for over 3 decades. He has worked in band management, as D.J., in radio, T.V., etc. He is also a singer-songwriter. When asked his favorite past time, he will tell you playing his guitar and riding bikes (“Got 4 decades there.”). “I know why my dog sticks his head out the truck window.”

Over the last 3 years, more and more often, he has been enjoying giving time working and helping people for special causes with RIDIN’ STEEL with his wife, Barb, beside him. If we all give a little, it will help a lot.

Ride with heart.” Wraven

Theresa Morrill (Host)

Tom Atwood (Lead Camera)

Camera's and Support Crew

Dan Ouellette   (Key Grip)
Richard Rzyski (Anything RIDIN' STEEL needs :)

John "Stoney" Dionne  

Founder of "Stoney's Lobster Run", Our Good Friend and Original Host, taken from us in 2009 after a brave battle with lung cancer.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

"This (show) shines a light on what the motorcycle community is doing in Maine," said Dionne, whose signature Stoney's Lobster Run has become a torch bearer charity ride over its 29 years in existence.  In 2008, Stoney's Lobster Run, joined forces with the Elks Foundation, to raise $30,000 for childrens cancer programs.  Stoney's Lobster Run, which has been featured in Easy Rider magazine, once attracted the participation of the late Forbes magazine publisher Malcolm Forbes!

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Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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