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 Stars of Cigars

The Legends Ride Team would like to thank all of our Cigar friends for their contribution to the success of the 2013 Legends Ride

Aaron “Kicker” Taylor

Aaron “Kicker” Taylor comes from Valparaiso Indiana and is an Ambassador for Deadwood Tobacco Company. He began enjoying cigars while serving in the US Marine Corps from 1990-1996. His true love for the leaf came into full throttle in 2010 when he met “Sweet Jane” at DTC while riding thru Deadwood on the way to Montana.

He is an active Member of the Board and event coordinator with “Operation: Cigars For Warriors”. OP:CFW is a non-profit group which sends quality cigars to our troops in combat zones around the world, providing a much needed source of relaxation and a taste of home.

Aaron has been in the saddle of a Harley since he was 20-years-old. He has ridden through 49 states so far and logged in many iron butt runs. Aaron is also a dedicated Shriner competing in motorcycle drill competitions and riding maneuvers in parades in support of Shriners Children’s Hospital.

 

John Crabtree
North Point, Florida
Married with one daughter

Originally from Joliet, IL, John started coming to Sturgis in 1995. He started smoking cigars in the early 90s. The first time he walked into Deadwood Tobacco Company, he knew he had found his home away from home. Because of his love for Deadwood Tobacco Co. and Sweet Jane Cigars, DTC proprietor Vaughn Boyd made him her #1 Ambassador. He has converted many a folks to Sweet Jane's pleasures.

Patrick Carr, Cigar Rights of America
Lakewood, Colorado
Married with two children, 26-year-old Shannon and 22-year-old Jordan

Born and raised in Chicago, Patrick moved to Colorado in 1982. He is now a grandfather of two. He has worked in cigar shops in Denver and was a local cigar bum. He has been smoking cigars professionally for 10 years. He started with Cigar Rights of America in 2008 as a member, then joined CRA as a state Ambassador in 2009. In 2010, he became part of CRA’s consumer advisory committee that mediated between consumers, CRA and Manufactures. In April 2012, he joined CRA full-time as the Field Operations Manager for CRA. As Field Manager, he oversees CRA’s Ambassador program that has over 200 state ambassadors and also travels to national, local and shop events across the US to promote CRA and sign up freedom loving members. Cigars are his passion and he loves the culture and believes we all have the right to enjoy them when we choose.

Tim Morris, Op: Cigars For Warriors

Tim Morris hails from the great historic state of Virginia. He is married and the father of five. Tim is an adventurous spirit who tries to live his bucket list. He has parachuted, become a pilot, and mined for gold among other things. He has had a varied career, ranging from farmer to executive and is currently a rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. Tim has smoked cigars occasionally over the years but really become involved in 2012 during a raffle held by Cigars for Warriors, a nonprofit group which provides cigars to troops serving outside the continental United States. Tim’s love of fine tobacco and people who serve our country led to his involvement with Cigars for Warriors. He is honored to serve in the shadows of Cigar for Warrior greats as the Director of Social Media, Events Coordinator and as a member of the Board. Tim’s favorite time of day is his Happy Time after work with a special cigar and a cup of coffee.

 

Greg Temple

Originally from Oregon, Greg migrated from the restaurant industry to wine sales in the 1990’s. During that time, US Tobacco acquired Stimson Lane (Now Chateau Ste. Michelle). Also during this time, the cigar industry was enjoying an explosion in popularity. So, supplied with a cigar portfolio and humidors, he did his part to bring the pleasure of smoking cigars to Southern Oregon. He also found himself caught up in the craze and have enjoyed this pastime ever since. There is only one thing better than relaxing with friends with a good cigar and that is being able to bring that enjoyment to others. He started working at Deadwood Tobacco in 2010 and his greatest satisfaction is still introducing the pleasure of a good cigar to the curious for the first time.

 

Fabien Ziegler
Drew Estate Cigars

“Dirty” Fabien Ziegler has been in the cigar industry for 10 years. He is the National Sales Director for Drew Estates, maker of Acid, Natural and Liga Privada cigars. His love of cigars is only matched for the pleasure he gets when he sees someone smoking and loving one of the great Drew Estate cigars for the first time. Come on down and try one of the best cigars in the industry which is made only for the Deadwood Tobacco Company, the “sweet Jane.”

 

William Rectenwald
Aston Cigars

William Rectenwald is a graduate of the University of Toledo in Creative Writing. He started in the tobacco industry in Toledo, Ohio in May of 2003, managing The Cigar Affair, then joining Aston Distributing in December 2006. He covers the Upper Midwest and Great Plaines and is currently living in Red Wing, MN

 

Wade Forncrook
Hometown – Green Bay, WI
Married with 5 kids

Wade started smoking cigars in December of 1992 at a Christmas party, a co-worker offered him a cigar and he took it. He had no clue what it was, he just knows the next day he went and bought a good handful and the slippery slope started right there. He works part time two days a week at cigar shops in WI, which allows him to smoke while he works, while educating himself daily on the industry. He’s been smoking two cigars a day since around ’95, and his favorites are currently from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

 
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