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Motorcycle Enthusiast, Teri Medina, Revs Up Oregon’s RMP Training

May 29, 2018
Motorcycle Enthusiast, Teri Medina, Revs Up Oregon’s RMP Training

Teri Medina is a motorcycle enthusiast and certified motorcycle instructor who can whistle louder than anyone she knows. That talent probably comes in handy while she’s teaching her engine-revving students how to handle those big bikes. As much as they learn from her, Teri’s students have taught her something that still sticks with her — having a passion helps overcome fears. Some come into her class nervous, but once they get on that bike, the joy takes over. Teri believes, “It’s not enough to tell yourself you will do your favorite activity someday — you have to make time for it.”

Teri makes that time thanks to someone who introduced her to the passion she now passes on to others. “One owner opened the world of powersports to me,” Teri shares, “giving me opportunities to advance and saying ‘give it your best shot.’” That led to nine years of experience as an office manager and go-to DMV knowledge guru at powersports dealerships. Since then, she’s met each obstacle head-on, taking them on one at a time and powering through. That includes helping others give in to their desire for the big bikes. “It was rewarding to give people their first start in something they love.” One customer was so excited in purchasing her first motorcycle that she forgot to buy the helmet, so Teri went above and beyond. “We comped the helmet and I made sure I delivered it to her house that day so she could go riding right away.”

Teri enjoys being an RMP trainer because she finds it exciting to help people become experts in their own field. She relishes the opportunity to meet individuals at different levels in their career. “I know they will all walk out with information that will make their day easier.” Determined and tenacious — and usually the funny one in the group — Teri likes showing students they already know more than they think they do. “Training isn’t about teaching the knowledge that you have,” she says, “It is giving students the tools and foundation so they can be successful on their own.”

 

 

 

 

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