VAMP Founder, Sergeant Major (Retired) Jack Stottlemire is a 27-year military veteran with 14 combat tours that include Operations JUST CAUSE, DESERT SHIELD/STORM, KOSOVO, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM. Jack served in the United States Marine Corps and in the United States Army. He was a Paratrooper with the 82d Airborne Division and the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Jack served a significant portion of his career in the Special Operations.
After retiring from the military, Jack started his own company called “Rustick Knives,” where he runs his own shop producing the highest quality of custom knives and blades. Jack’s love of motorcycle riding was impeded by his own unique injuries and challenges, including multiple knee replacements, lumbar and cervical fusions, shoulder and elbow reconstruction, and nerve damage that has resulted in paralysis in his left foot and partial paralysis in his hands. He adapted his own motorcycle to meet his needs and that’s what inspired him to do the same for other wounded warriors. Jack rides a 2009 Ultra Classic, 1999 Softail, 1996 Dyna, and a 1942 WLA.
East Coast Operations
Jason Sawyer was born and raised in Pennsylvania. In 1982, he started riding motorcycles at age 10 on a Honda 50cc minibike. He moved through various bigger sized dirt bikes over the years. In 1989, he joined the Army. While stationed in Panama circa 1997, he had a Honda Enduro as a daily rider on base and purchased his first Harley (1998 Dyna Lowrider) through the military car sales program. After many years and miles, he traded it to upgrade to a 2013 Streetglide which he still rides.
Jason retired in 2012 with 22 years as a Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, NC and works for Quick Services LLC (QSL). QSL is service disabled veteran owned small business. The company has helped VAMP with funding and proudly helped put its first veteran back in the wind. Jason is now part of VAMP and helps solicit donations and find new veterans to assist. He is an avid hunter, gun enthusiast, and is married with three kids, two grandsons, and four Chihuahuas.
West Coast Operations
Robert “Pix” Pixley is a Southern California native and currently resides in San Diego. Pix started riding street bikes at the age of 16 on a 1976 Honda CB750 Super Sport and ever since can be found with two or three bikes in the garage and another on the road.
Pix retired from the Army in 2002 after 22 years of service, primarily in Airborne and SOF units. Pix currently runs a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business providing Intelligence and Security services to US Government customers. With a heart for service, especially to our country’s veterans, he’s excited to leverage his business acumen and experience to get VAMP off the ground and help our nation's veterans get back on two wheels.