Patriot Guard Riders Pennsylvania
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Ride Captains

H ow can I get more involved?  As a volunteer organization, we are always looking for people to fill leadership positions.  If you have an interest, please contact the Senior Ride Captain in your area.  If the SRC position is vacant in your region, contact the Assistant State Captain.  Upon approval, the first promotion is to Ride Captain in Training (RCIT).  You would be paired with an experienced Ride Captain until you have the experience to become a full RC.  Becoming a Ride Captain can also be a stepping stone to higher regional and statewide leadership positions if you desire.

Ride Captain Directory

State Captain

  • Timothy “Timmaye!!!” Smith

  • Timothy “Timmaye” is the State Captain and President of the BoD for the Patriot Guard Riders PA, and Senior Ride Captain for Region 10. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: In October of 2008, one of my troops died on Active Duty. Staff Sergeant Johnathan Smith, passed away while TDY of a medical condition. […]

  • PHONE:
    (724) 4-PATRIOT (724) 472-8746

Assistant State Captain West

  • Aaron Zeff

  • Aaron Zeff is on the Board of Directors as Secretary Treasurer.   Aaron is also the Assistant State Captain West and a Ride Captain Region 12.

Assistant State Captain East

  • Gerry Pawlowski

  • Gerry Pawlowski is the Assistant State Captain – East & a Ride Captain for Region 5

Region Map

Ride Captains West

Region 1:

Erie, Crawford, Venango, Forest, & Warren Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

  • Richard Thomas

  • IN MEMORIAM 23 July 1949 – 10 Sept 2018 Celebration Of Life Richard “Rick Shovelhead” Thomas Sr US Navy Vietnam Era Veteran PGRPA SRC Region 1 10 November 2018 Corry,PA The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Richard “Rick Shovelhead” Thomas Sr To Stand In Honor for Rick’s Celebration Life. Richard […]

Ride Captains

  • Jeff Scott

  • Jeff is the Ride Captain for Region 1.

  • Ken Tenney

  • Ken is the Ride Captain for Region 1.

  • Mike Skrekla

  • IN MEMORIAM   5 December 1950- 25 December 2016 http://www.elkinfh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=629852 Mike Skrekla North East, PA 31 December 2016 The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Mike Skrekla,to Stand In Silent Honor as all of us celebrate his life.Michael J. Skrekla, age 66, of North East, died on Sunday 25 December 2016 […]

  • Thomas Smith

  • IN MEMORIAM September 11, 1940 – 3 April 2020   It is with an extremely heavy heart that I pass along the sad news of Mr Thomas “Tom” Smith passing on 3 April 2020.  Tom was a Patriot Guard Riders of Pennsylvania Ride Captain for Region 1 comprising Erie/Warren/Crawford/Venango/Forrest counties in North Western Pennsylvania.  Tom […]

Ride Captains East

Region 3:

Tioga, Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Union, Snyder, Northumberland, Montour, & Columbia Counties

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

Region 2:

Mckean, Potter, Elk, Cameron Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

  • Jeremy “Barnyard” Barnard

  • Jeremy “Barnyard” Barnard is a Ride Captain for Region 2. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: My family served.  I didn’t.  This is my way of giving back. I’m a retired 25 year volunteer firefighter, and biker.  This is a great way to combine my love of Country and Motorcycles.

  • Kim Lance

  • Kim is the Ride Captain for Region 2.

  • Tony Mingo

  • Tony is the Ride Captain for Region 2.

Region 4:

Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, Luzerne, Lackawanna, & Pike Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

  • Mike Vogt

  • Mike Vogt is a Ride Captain for Region 4.

Region 7

Clinton, Clearfield, Centre, Mifflin, Juniata Counties

Senior Ride Captain

Ride Captains

Region 5:

Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, & North Ampton Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

  • Bill Ryan

  • Bill is the Senior Ride Captain for Region 5.

Ride Captains

  • Gerry Pawlowski

  • Gerry Pawlowski is the Assistant State Captain – East & a Ride Captain for Region 5

  • Jeff Beil

  • Jeff is a Ride Captain for Region 5.

Region 9:

Blair, Bedford, Somerset, Huntingdon, & Fulton Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

  • Joe Turner

  • Joe is the Senior Ride Captain for Region 9.

Ride Captains

Region 6:

Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware & Philadelphia Counties

Senior Ride Captain

  • Thomas “Moose” Simon

  • In memory of  Thomas “Moose” Simon, 68, of Philadelphia, who passed away on March 6, 2018. Moose rode with the Patriot Guard as a Senior Ride Captain and was our key man in the Philadelphia region. He was the former Director and Ride Captain of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group, Bucks County Chapter). Moose was a […]

Ride Captains

Region 10:

Clarion, Armstrong, Indiana, & Jefferson Counties.

Senior Ride Captain

  • Timothy “Timmaye!!!” Smith

  • Timothy “Timmaye” is the State Captain and President of the BoD for the Patriot Guard Riders PA, and Senior Ride Captain for Region 10. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: In October of 2008, one of my troops died on Active Duty. Staff Sergeant Johnathan Smith, passed away while TDY of a medical condition. […]

  • PHONE:
    (724) 4-PATRIOT (724) 472-8746

Ride Captains

  • Marcella Sorensen

  • Marcy “Marcella” is the Ride Captain for Region 10, our Veteran’s Liaison and HOTH Representative for Western PA. Member at large on the Board of Directors.

  • Mike Conner

  • Mike is the Ride Captain in training for Region 10.

Region 8:

Franklin, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, Lebanon, Adams, York, & Lancaster Counties

Senior Ride Captain

  • Steve Vassar

  • Steve Vassar is a Member at Large of the Board of Directors.  He is also the Senior Ride Captain for Region 8. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: I joined the PGR around May 2006. One year later I became the 2nd Ride Captain for the Region 8 area. About a year later I […]

Ride Captains

  • Dave All

  • Dave All is a Ride Captain for Region 8.

  • Dave Lyons

  • Dave Lyons is a Ride Captain in Region 8.

  • Don Chesbro

  • Don is an Honorary Ride Captain in Region 8, one of the first RCs in PA.

  • Russ Hogg

  • Russ Hogg is a Ride Captain for Region 8

  • Vi Luu

  • Vi Luu is a Ride Captain for Region 8

Region 11:

Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Mercer & Lawrence Counties

Senior Ride Captain

  • Randy Ruff

  • Randy is the Senior Ride Captain For Region 11 & a Member-at-Large for the PGRPA BoD.

Ride Captains

  • Brad Leighty

  • Brad Leighty is a Ride Captain for Region 11!

  • Dave Filipek

  • Dave Filipek is a Ride Captain for Region 11.

  • Randy Toomey

  • Randy is the Ride Captain for Region 11. Why I joined the Patriot Guard Riders: Hello, My name is Rannette (Randy) Toomey. I am a mother of two, a grandmother of three, and a great grandmother of two. I am a retired bus operator, instructor, CDL examiner with the Port Authority of Allegheny County. How […]

Region 12:

Washington, Westmoreland, Green, & Fayette Counties

Senior Ride Captain

  • Jim Shaw

  • Jim is the Senior Ride Captain for Region 12.

Ride Captains

  • Aaron Zeff

  • Aaron Zeff is on the Board of Directors as Secretary Treasurer.   Aaron is also the Assistant State Captain West and a Ride Captain Region 12.

  • Ken Thompson

  • Ken Thompson is a Ride Captain for Region 12.

  • Tom McEnteer

  • Tom McEnteer is a Ride Captain for Region 12.