Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson®
190 Pontiac Business Center Dr
Columbia, SC 29045
US
Phone: 803.461.1121
Email:
Fax: 803.461.1123

Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson® Staff

Sales Department

Chris Preston

General Manager
Office Extention: 1103
Email: chrisp@tth-d.com
Chris is from Riverview, MI and has been with Thunder Tower since the very beginning. He is married to Diedra Preston and they have two kids, Scottie and Haley. In addition to spending time with his family, Chris enjoys golf, weight lifting, and riding his HD/Buell.

 

 

Shon Culpepper

Internet Sales Manager
Cell Phone: 803-466-2188
Email: shonc@tth-d.com
Shon is from Simpsonville, SC and has been selling bikes for Thunder Tower since 2009. He enjoys riding his 2009 XL 1200C.

 

 

Tina Armstrong

Finance Associate
Office Extension: 1105
Email: tinaa@tth-d.com
Tina is from Charleston, SC and has been working at Thunder Tower for 3 years. Her responsibilities include funding all deals and providing excellent customer service. She enjoys spending time with her sons, Conner & Austin, as well as her husband, Craig. Some of her other hobbies include drawing, painting, hiking, and reading.

 

 

'Big' Chris Acciardo

Motorcycle Sales
Office Extension: 1107
Email: chrisa@tth-d.com
Big Chris is from West Columbia and has been working for Thunder Tower for 4 years. His responsibilities include staying current on store products, keeping the showroom updated, and having great customer service. While he's not at the store, he enjoys spending time with his brother and 14 year old daughter, Maddison. He also enjoys weight lifting and riding his HD Road Glide.

 

 

Adam James

Motorcycle Sales
Office Extension: 1102
Email: adamj@tth-d.com
Adam is from Aynor, SC and has been working for Thunder Tower for 2 years assisting customers in the purchasing process. He is an MMI graduate and enjoys riding his 2006 FXD35.

 

 

Hector Pineda

Finance Manager
Office Extension: 1106
Email: hectorp@tth-d.com
Hector is from Columbia, SC and has worked for Thunder Tower for 4 years now. He deals with financing, trades, and other business transactions. He is the husband of Laurie and father to Harrison. His hobbies include hunting and looking at all of the bikes in the showroom.

 

MotorClothes® Department

Trayci Brazell

Department Lead
Trayci has been working for Thunder Tower since April of 2011 as the team lead in MotorClothes. She is from Arizona and Pennsylvania and she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, games, and sports.

 

Jarvis Putnam

MotorClothes Consultant

 

Tiffany Lippe

Receptionist
Tiffany started as our canteen volunteer and became and official part of the family in May 2013. She has three children, Sean is 8, Naomi is 5 and Tj is 4. Tiffany's love of riding has rubbed off on her daughter who currently rides a cherry red baby trike.

 

Service Department

Jonathan Alvey

Service Shop Foreman
Master of Technology
Graduate - Motorcycle Mechanics Institute

 

Steven Michaud

Master Technician
Graduate - Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
Steven is originally from California and has worked for Thunder Tower for 1 year. He is a PhD certified master technician and his job responsibilities include performing repairs and diagnosing problems. When he isn't at work, he enjoys spoiling his grandchildren and riding his 2003 Road King.

 

Joseph Palmieri

Service Technician
Graduate - Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
Joseph is originally from Mahopac, New York and has been working for Thunder Tower for the past two years. He is responsible for diagnosing problems and repairing motorcycles, shop up-keep, and making customers happy. When he isn't at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog and watching motorcycle racing. He loves to ride and he can ride anything with two wheels.

 

Trey Copeland

Service Technician
Graduate - Motorcycle Mechanics Institute
JTrey is from Mobile, AL and has been working at Thunder Tower for more than 2 years. His responsibilities include diagnosing and fixing bikes. He enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with his fiance, 2 dogs, and riding his 1974 Ironhead.

 

Ben Kelting

Service Technician
Graduate - WyoTech (Harley-Davidson Program)
Ben is originally from Buton, Maine and has worked for Thunder Tower for 4 years. He enjoys fishing, brewing beer, and riding when he isn't working.

 

Mark Tompkins

Service Technician
Graduate - Motorcycle Mechanics Institute

 

Victoria Gilleo

Service Technician
Motorcycle Care & Detailing
Victoria is from Burgaw, NC and has been working for Thunder Tower for 2 years. Her responsibilities include making sure the customer is knowledgable and also having the right product for detailing. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 kids, and 2 grandkids. She also pays the piano, sings, goes fishing & camping, and rides her 1980 Ironhead Sportster.

 

Tashina Cooley

Service Support / Rider's Edge Associate
MTashina is originally from Columbus, GA and has been working for Thunder Tower for 2 years. She is responsible for helping the service staff and organizing Rider's Edge classes. She enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters and riding with other people.

 

Parts Department

Mo Yunis

Parts Team Lead
Mo has been working at Thunder Tower for 3 years. His job responsibilities include managing inventory and personnel and providing superior customer service. He is from Orangeburg, SC and attended Clemson University as well as Nashville Auto College. His hobbies include shooting guns and riding his 2004 V-Rod.

 

Angela Langley

Parts Associate
Angela has been with Thunder Tower since the very beginning. Her jobs responsibilities are providing parts and accessories as well as support to service technicians and service writers. She is from Camden, SC and rides a 2006 Heritage Softail.

 

Sheila Rucker

Parts Associate
Sheila is from Lancaster, CA and has worked for Thunder Tower for 1 year providing excellent customer service. She enjoys reading and rides as a passenger on a 2003 Road King.

 

Support Department

Marie McGruder

Chief Financial Officer - Controller
Marie is from Groton, CT and has been working for Thunder Tower since the very beginning. Her key responsibilities include strategic planning, financial reporting, operations policies and controls. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Taylor and her other hobbies consist of golfing, cooking, gardening, and riding her 2011 Softail Deluxe.

 

Jeanne Chambers

Human Resources/Executive Assistant
Jeanne lives in Elgin, SC. She began her career with TTHD in March of 2012 where her duties include Human Resources, Employee Relations, Training Development in addition to being Gene's assistant. She is the mother of 3 grown children (2 daughters and 1 son) and a grandmother to 3 as well. She enjoys many things such as traveling, gardening, cooking, reading and time spent with family and friends.

 

Marianne Martin

Marketing Coordinator
Marianne is from Elgin, SC and has been working at Thunder Tower since January 2013. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising from the University of South Carolina. She is responsible for all marketing activities, developing advertising material, and planning events. She enjoys spending time with her husband Brian, her cat Penny and dog Ollie.

 

Kent Kemmerer

Facilities Maintenance
Kent is from Emmaus, PA and has been working for Thunder Tower since May 2011. He keeps the facility clean on a daily basis and assists with special projects. He has been married for 37 years to his wife, Yvonne, and has a daughter, Casey. He enjoys spending time with his family, shooting, and riding his 2007 VRSCAW V-Rod.

 

Robert Bailey

Facilities Maintenance
Robert is from Miami, FL and has been working at Thunder Tower since June 2012. He maintains all aspects of Thunder Tower from customer care and clean up to general maintenance. You may have also seen Robert giving out hot dogs in the Customer Lounge on Saturdays. He loves music (he is also a DJ!) and loves spending time with his 4 children.

 
Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson® is a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle dealer for new and pre-owned bikes, while offering parts and services in Columbia South Carolina.

190 Pontiac Business Center Dr

Columbia, SC 29045 Map & Hours OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!