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The cast and crew: 

Susan Conner

Susan Conner

Owner and President.

With Sunnyside since 1988.

Susan pays the bills, manages the websiteand generally makes sure the Sunnyside ship stays afloat.  A rare Bend native, she joined the Sunnyside team fresh out of college in 1988 and never saw fit to leave. Listen to Susan's philosophy on Sunnyside, Bend, and life in general here.

Mike Schindler

Mike Schindler

Owner and Secretary.  With Sunnyside since  2000.

Mike Schindler is the guy to thank for Sunnyside's awesome bike selection, and he's the technical brains behind a lot of Sunnyside service. After leaving a "real" job in environmental consulting to move to Bend, he started working as a mechanic and is now 50% owner.  Mike spends his off-work time on bikes, skis, and surf boards.  You may also recognize him as the steward to our official Sunnyside shop dog, Happy.

Don Leet

Don Leet

Sales. Since 1980.

Only recently retired from decades on the local and national masters racing scenes, Don has been a partner in Sunnyside since 1980.  You can still find Don out on his mountain bike on the daily.  He also plays piano and bakes a mean pie.  Check out Don's blog here. 

Barb Bohm-Becker

Barb Bohm-Becker

Mechanic. Since  1991.

Several years voted as Central Oregon's Best Bike Mechanic, Barb is our chief purple-haired wheel-builder. Barb's signature "black heart" hand-built wheel decal can be found in the quivers of many of our local pro riders, including Adam Craig, Ryan Trebon and Barry Wicks.

Chris Moor

Service Manager. Since  2015.

There's not much that Chris hasn't done in the bike industry. From rep'ing to management to racing, and we're very fortunate to have him  here. Chris runs the service department like  a Swiss watch, and you can also  find his signature on the bottom of our most demanding repairs.

Heath Brown

Heath Brown

Mechanic. Since 2015.

Heath moved here from Ohio to join his brother Marty to create the backbone of our service department. Heath doesn't drive, so he gets plenty of riding in all kinds of weather on his Trek Farley. He is also responsible for our annual Sunnyfest Tricycle Races, and is, without a doubt, our fastest man on three wheels.

Michelle Cuhna

Michelle Cuhna

Sales. Since 2016.

Dont’t let the sunny disposition fool you. Michelle has a long history in the bike racing world and is fully capable of ripping your legs off. She also sells real estate, and delivers life-changing brats when we need them most. 

Steele Taylor

Sales Manager. Since  2016.

Steele came to us from Angel Fire, New Mexico.  He's a major bike nut, and is arguably our biggest downhill hucker.  You'll find Steele exploring Oregon's remote trails on his  bike, or cruising with his big German Shepherd, Smokey.

Zach Starr

Product Manager. Since  2015.

Zach is a repeat offender here at Sunnyside, having worked for us on and off in a number of capacities. Currently we're using Zach's computer-wonk skills in our inventory department. In his free time Zach pulls espresso, rides bikes, and plays a mean game of Ultimate Frisbee.

Cory Tanler

Inventory. Since  2013.

Cory is one of many on our staff who have succumbed to the Sunnyside yo-yo effect. Cory came to work for us in 2013, left for the real world in 2017, and is now back in our clutches. When he's not pounding the keys here at the shop, you'll find Cory on the trails with the fam, his daughter Boone riding Shotgun.

Mo Elwefati

Sales.  Since 2022.

Mo grew up riding in Bend, and spends a lot of time out on our local XC trails. Although he is no stranger to the wrench, we like to keep him out on our sales floor. Mo is studying Kinesiology at OSU when he's not selling you bikes.

Tom Mccabe

Mechanic. Since February 2019.

We feel very fortunate to have found and added Tom to the team. Tom holds degrees in German, English, and History, so naturally he’s right at home at the bike shop. When he’s not writing service here at Sunnyside you’ll find Tom hanging with his kids and wrangling  the family reptiles.

Trevor Merrifield

Mechanic. Since 2024

A rescue from a career in mechanical engineering, Trevor is a critical piece of the Sunnyside service pie. When not writing service here at the shop, he loves skiing (skate or AT) and sailing.  We love  his smooth after-work cocktails.

Kevin Barkman

Mechanic. Since  November 2022.

Kevin is our scariest-looking mechanic, but don't be afraid. He's a good hand with a wrench and he's also papa to an adorable Golden Retriever named Finn. You had him pegged for a Pit Bull guy, didn't you? You're wrong and he's all right.

Marty Brown

Mechanic. Since 2014.

When he's not spinning wrenches at Sunnyside, Marty moonlights as a biology professor at C.O.C.C.  Marty is a master-brewer, and is the brain behind our custom Sunnyfest IPA. He's also the younger half of the Brown brothers with brother Heath (above).


Jon van Heel

Mechanic. Since  2015.

Pick your label: musician. song-writer. pro bike racer. attorney at law.  Jon's worn every one with a special kind of style.  We're happy to have him on staff turning wrenches and dishing legal advice.

Matt Hickey

Mechanic. Since 2015

We love it when a lost favorite comes back again. Matt was our service manager for years before leaving to pursue other projects. We're delighted to have him back at the bench with us!

Carl Gurney

Mechanic. Since  2024


Grant Hillis

Sales. Since 2024




Mechanic. Since  2015.