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

507 345 6077
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

Rob Larson

Rob Larson

Sales Consultant

Rob has been with DRVHD since February 2018. Rob has an extensive background as a plumber and made the transition to sales in 2013. As a powersports enthusiast he decided to sell what he loves!
When he is not working you can find him riding his Blue 2017 FLHXS.

507-345-0468
rlarson@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

Levi Pitney

Levi Pitney

Parts Manager

Levi started in the Harley-Davidson business in 2011. He quickly acquired a vast knowledge of parts, service, and generally what makes your bike go from stock to awesome. Levi enjoys spending time with his new friends in the Mankato community, as well as his dog Marley. Levi plans to put a lot of miles on a new Breakout 114 this summer!

507-345-6077
lpitney@drvhd.com

AJ Twedt

AJ Twedt

Parts Accessory Labor Specialist

AJ has been working in the auto parts industry for the last ten years. He's been with the Harley-Davidson brand since 2018. He likes to spend time with friends and family and also ride his 2017 Fat Bob. When he isn't out on his bike he tends to work on his 4 wheeler in the garage and go for walks with his dog Apallo.

507-345-6077
atwedt@drvhd.com

Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Parts Accessory Labor Specialist / Warranty Admin.

Dave has been in the automotive and powersports industry the majority of his career. From parts to technician, he’s covered it all and enjoys helping customers. Dave enjoys riding his custom bikes, spending time with his family and friends.

507-345-6077

Emily Gleisner

Emily Gleisner

MotorClothes Associate

Emily started in the Harley-Davidson business in 1999. She has a vast knowledge of MotorClothes! She has been riding for 19 years, currently on her custom Fat Boy. She enjoys being outdoors, spending with friends and family, especially if it involves traveling to her home sate of Wisconsin!

507-345-6077

Michele "Shelly" Deutsch

MotorClothes Associate

507-345-6077

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

Alonzo

Alonzo

Service Assistant, Detailer, Driver

Alonzo's life has been spent around animals and in the farming industry. He has also always enjoyed Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Currently you can find him riding either his 2002 Electra Glide Classic or his 1984 FXRS. He is excited to have the opportunity to work at the Dealership where he can be around motorcycles everyday!

507-345-6077