Dave's River Valley Harley-Davidson®
1200 N. River Drive, Mankato, Minnesota 56001
The team

The team

Dave Desmarais

Dave Desmarais

Dealer Principal / Owner

Dave has been working in the Harley-Davidson industry since January 2, 1991. Dave started in an entry level sales position and worked his way up through the ranks to become the General Manager of several Harley-Davidson Dealerships. Dave loves meeting the customers, make sure to say hello when you see him on the showfloor!

507-345-6077
ddesmarais@drvhd.com

Colleen Desmarais

Colleen Desmarais

Owner

Colleen has been working in the Harley-Davidson industry since 2014. She brings her enthusiasm for the H-D lifestyle and commitment to quality to every aspect of the Dealership. She heads up the Administrative area and keeps the day-to-day operations running smoothly. Colleen is committed to help raise awareness and acceptance for those with Autism and volunteers with Autism Speaks Minnesota

507-345-6077
cdesmarais@drvhd.com

Wayne Rom

Wayne Rom

Accounting Office

Wayne brings former experience from the accounting, finance, and technology arenas. In his free time Wayne contributes a lot of volunteer service for such organizations ECHO food shelf, Life Long Learners, and student mentoring through the YMCA. Wayne's hobbies when he has the time are playing golf and racquetball and woodworking.

507-345-6077
wrom@drvhd.com

Joe Tummers

Joe Tummers

Sales Consultant

Joe has been in the Mankato area his whole life. He’s been collecting motorcycles and classic cars since he got his drivers license. He enjoys playing pinball, listening to loud music and riding his bikes, especially his custom chopper, with his wife and friends.

507-345-0467 office / 507-382-4052 cell
jtummers@drvhd.com

Dan Velasquez

Dan Velasquez

Sales Consultant

I’ve been around motorcycles for most of my life. I grew up working on Harley-Davidsons and watching legends like Billy Cox, Indian Larry, and Jesse James. At a point in my life even opened my own custom motorcycle shop. I’m passionate about the brand and excited to help you find your next ride and your next adventure.

507-345-6077
dvelasquez@drvhd.com

Nichole Nissen

Nichole Nissen

General Merchandise Manager

Nichole has worked for Harley-Davidson since February of 2017. She brings with her 15 years of retail management experience. Nichole enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family. She is excited to get her very own Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the near future!

507-345-6077
nnissen@drvhd.com

Taylor Emerick

Taylor Emerick

General Merchandise

507-345-6077

Levi Pitney

Levi Pitney

Service/Parts Manager

507-345-6077
lpitney@drvhd.com

Mason Lauwagie

Mason Lauwagie

Parts and Labor Specialist

507-345-6077
mlauwagie@drvhd.com

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

Parts and Labor Specialist

I am a Veteran and served my country in the US Army. I as deployed to Desert Shield/Storm, stationed in Germany for 6 years and several duty stations in the U.S.A. I got interested in motorcycles when I was a teenager, rode and drove a few small bikes. I bought my first bike in 2010 and then got my first Harley Davidson in 2017 and fell in love with them. My current motorcycle is a 2020 Road Glide, Stage 2 upgrade and very happy with it. I am currently a member of the of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, a non-profit organization, our motto is "Vets helping Vets". I love riding my RG, do woodworking on the side and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

507-345-6077
jfallon@drvhd.com

Rock Johnson

Rock Johnson

Service Technician

Rock grew up on a farm in Western, MN and graduated from Mankato State University. He started off as a heavy equipment operator working in the Mankato area. Then moving near Boyd, MN he started a trucking business with his older brother and nephew hauling livestock, while at the same time opened his own motorcycle shop. In 1999 he moved back to the Mankato area and has been working in this same location ever since! When he is not working he is riding his 2014 Street Glide or his ’87 Softail Custom

507-345-6077

Shawn Ward

Shawn Ward

Service Technician

Shawn has been a Technician in the Powersports Industry for 16 years, 7 of those years for Harley-Davidson. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, and riding his 2009 Fat Bob.

507-345-6077

Jeff Eckert

Jeff Eckert

Technician

Jeff graduated MMI in 1989 and has been working in the industry ever since. Jeff likes to work on old,new, performance and custom vehicles. Jeff has many years of HD schooling under his belt. When Jeff is not working on bikes he likes fishing, camping and riding his bike!

507-345-6077

Luke Desmarais

Luke Desmarais

Shipping and Receiving

In his free time, Luke enjoys reading and playing video games. He also enjoys learning to play new songs on his electric guitar and keyboard.

507-345-6077