The staff here at Corvallis Cyclery is happy to welcome you to the shop. With decades of industry knowledge and a longtime passion of the bike itself, we are more than able to help you with any and all of your bike-related questions or needs. Come on in, and meet the crew. You can get to know us a bit better with the information below, we love snacks and treats (hint, hint).
MEET THE CREW!!
Matthew Stoeffler (Corvallis Cyclery employee since 1986)
Position: Shop GM/Lead Bike Tech. Also known as The bicycle whisperer and recumbent trike expert. One hell of a bike mechanic!
Favorite Bicycle/type of riding: Commuting bike (Trek 7.2 FX) and COMMUTING
Favorite Beverage: Black Coffee
Favorite Cookie: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter
Favorite Blizzard: Oreo
Favorite Local Ride: Brownsville to Marcola
Bike Industry Background:
Matthew has been working in a bike shop since 1975. He started working at Corvallis Cyclery in 1985. His favorite part of mechanic work is taking bikes that are wrecked and making them whole again.
Dan Holt (Corvallis Cyclery employee since before time began)
Position: Sales/Bike Tech/ E-Bike Guru. Probably has a complete wool racing kit somewhere.
Favorite Bicycle/type of riding: They are all good
Favorite Beverage: Descender (Beer)
Favorite Cookie: Lemon Bar
Favorite Blizzard: Oreo
Favorite Local Ride: Eddyville
Bike Industry Background: “If you can make a Varsity work, you can do anything” – Dan
Carl Gurney (Corvallis Cyclery employee since 2003)
Position: The maker of things that go round.
Favorite bicycle/type of riding: My taxi , because it gives me rides/ Mountain biking (dirt riding)
Favorite Beverage: Beer
Favorite Cookie: Chocolate Chip
Favorite Blizzard: Mint Oreo with chocolate soft serve
Favorite Local Ride: Mary’s Peak by mountain bike
Bike Industry Background: Carl started working at the Cyclery in late August of 2003. Before that Carl went to United Bicycle Institute and got his certificate in bike mechanic magic and making bike frames. Carl’s deep knowledge of bikes allows him to masterfully work on bikes of all types.
Korey Jackson (2018-present)
Position: Sales floor extdroniare!
Favorite bike: My BA Salsa Warroad!!!!
When not at work you can find me: In the woods
Favorite treat: Whole Flower Farms’ Snicker doodle cookie.
Favorite time of year: Summer
Favorite shop tool: Feedback’s mini ratcheting torque tool.
Industry background: After several years in academia and higher education Korey found himself looking and wanting something different. Korey quickly turned to one of his greatest passions in life for some deep answers, cycling!! By the way of the bike wheel, Korey very rapidly found a home away from home at Corvallis Cyclery. Korey started working part time in the late Spring of 2018. Ever since then he has been a wonderful addition to the staff.
John Semadeni (Cyclery Owner)
Position: Fearless Leader
Favorite Bicycle/type of riding: Love road riding but really riding bikes anywhere, anytime is fun!!
Favorite Beverage: Deschutes Brewery’s Pacific Wonderland
Favorite Cookie: Chocolate Crackle cookie
Favorite ice cream: Lochmead Dairy’s Irish mocha chip
Favorite Local Ride: Alsea Falls Counter- Clockwise
Bike Industry Background: Third Generation bike shop owner, has been in a bike shop since before he could walk. UBI graduate.
Years at the Cyclery: Has worked in this family bike shop most if his life. He and wife officially purchased Corvallis Cyclery form his parents in 2011. In the fall of 1988 Enriuqe and Kay Semadeni purchased the shop from the original owners who started the business in 1974.