Ron Benfield – Visionary
From my perspective at the top of the mountain, at this exact moment, life looks perfect. As a motor sports enthusiast, I enjoy riding my motorcycle on the rare day off. Perched high on the mountain, ready to tackle a challenging trail, I often reflect that it doesn’t get any better than this. Soaking in the warm sun, is the best way to get your spirit elevated.
Elevating life…Whether it’s experiencing the outdoors or spending time with my family, I am always looking for ways to elevate my life. I have never been someone to sit around and wait for things to happen – I enjoy making things happen! I am a businessman who values the time I spend with my family. In my heart I truly believe that life is what you make it, and I’m always striving to make the most of every moment.
For me, taking our clients to the next level is the best part of business. I love exceeding the expectations of our customers and fulfilling their wishes. Success for me is simple: make a friend out of every contact.
My current rides: 1974 Suzuki TM125 (project), 2011 Husqvarna TE310, 2013 Triumph Scrambler and a beach cruiser.
Sarah Pelton – Graphic Designer
I joined Acorn Woods Communications back in 2006. I had just graduated from the University of Connecticut and looking for my first job. This was not only my first job in the graphic design field but I also knew next to nothing about motorsports.
I have learned so much over the years at AWC. I have not only grown as a designer but I have also learned a lot about motorcycles, the motorcycle industry as a whole and the passion people have for these machines.
Outside of work my passion is for a different kind of horsepower. I own a spunky thoroughbred named Ace. We have done everything from jumping and hunter pacing to now recently getting into the western side of riding and running barrels and speed events.
Jon Vickers – Production Manager
I jumped into the motorsports world in 2011 and haven’t looked back. After getting a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at UC Berkeley I returned home to Orange County and through some unusual circumstances found myself at Acorn Woods Communications. Over the past 3 years I’ve learned a lot about these incredible machines, and I’m always looking for new ways to put into words the passion and energy that goes along with them. In addition to writing my role here has evolved to include client relations, general organization and office management, creative work, and striking out batters in office wiffle ball.
Outside of work I spend a lot of time writing and playing music. I’m a big sports fan, particularly college sports, so I watch a lot of football, basketball and baseball. I stay active with beach volleyball and softball, and can occasionally be found cycling or running. When bellying up to the bar I’ll ask for the hoppiest IPA on tap, and might finish the night with a nice glass of whiskey. Most of all, I enjoy the company of good people and have been fortunate to have met many in the motorsports industry.
Lisa Stone – Public Relations
You could say it was fate that brought me to Acorn Woods. I’ve always been drawn to all things fast and loud, so I understand the rush and the passion that comes with the motorsports industry. I consider myself a people person, that why it’s no surprise I graduated from Cal State Fullerton with my Bachelors Degree in Public Relations and a Minor in Human Communication. I believe that human communication is a lost art form and want to bring my passion for connecting people to Acorn Woods.
In my free time you can find me looking for my next adventure, whether it’s backpacking in the Eastern Sierras or chasing waterfalls along the Napali Coast. When I’m not out exploring the world, you can find me at home in Huntington Beach, with my beloved pug Oliver Francis.
What’s my next adventure? Taking the motorcycle safety course!