Our Instructors

Diane Ortiz

Diane Ortiz

Diane Ortiz is President and founder of the Big Apple Motorcycle School. When not instructing, Diane rides a BMW F700GS and a Yamaha FZ6 that she has converted into a sport tourer.
George Tranos

George Tranos

George Tranos is Vice President and an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. George rides a BMW R1150R and Triumph Sprint ST on the street and has a Yamaha 600 track bike.
David Jones

David Jones

David Jones is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. David rides a Yamaha RoadStar.
Randy Mittasch

Randy Mittasch

Randy Mittasch is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. Randy rides a Honda ST1300.
Ralph Angelo

Ralph Angelo

Ralph Angelo is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. Ralph has a stable of motorcycles including a Yamaha FJR1200, YZF600R, Kawasaki GPz1100 and W650.
Jerry Zuckerman

Jerry Zuckerman

Jerry Zuckerman is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. Jerry rides a BMW F700GS.
Felice Rizzitano

Felice Rizzitano

Felice Rizzitano is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. Felice rides a Honda VTX1300.
Steven Frank

Steven Frank

Steve Frank is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. Steve rides a KTM 1290 Adventure and myriad scooters.
MaryJo Gracin

MaryJo Gracin

MaryJo Gracin is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. MaryJo rides a BMW R1200GS Adventure.
Sam Grillo

Sam Grillo

Sam Grillo is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. Sam rides a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.
Jasmine Islam

Jasmine Islam

Jasmine Islam is an instructor at the Big Apple Motorcycle School. Jasmine rides a Suzuki SV1000S.
Our Instructors

Our Instructors (left-to-right):

Steve, Randy, Diane, George, Ralph, Sam (top row), Felice, MaryJo (bottom row)
(missing: David, Jasmine, Jerry)

Our Instructors

Our Instructors (left-to-right):

Jerry, Randy, Steve, MaryJo, Jasmine, Sam, Ralph (top row), Diane, Felice, George (bottom row)
(missing: David)

Our Instructors

Our Instructors (left-to-right):

Steve, David, Diane, George, Randy and Jerry
(missing: Ralph, Felice, MaryJo, Sam and Jasmine)

Our Instructors

Our Instructors (left-to-right):

Standing: Steve, George, David, Randy, Jerry and Ralph
Kneeling: Diane and Felice
(missing: MaryJo, Sam and Jasmine)

All of our instructors are certified by either or both the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). Please contact us for more information if you are interested in becoming an instructor or MSF RiderCoach.