Sofi Tsingos grew up following her dad around the garage watching him put together old cars and motorcycles in his aircraft maintenance shop. After many years of building alongside pops, Sofi created a company that thrived off the passion her father had passed on to her from the ground up.
Sofi’s love for motorcycles is contagious, we found her passionate outlook for this industry to be fun, creative, and knowledgable. She was a strong-willed entrepreneur and we knew her story would be perfect to share with the Leatherman family.
“It started in a small two-car garage, packed with motorcycle and hot rod parts.”
Working on bikes wasn’t always an easy afternoon in the garage with dad but she’s never let her passion dwindle. While attending technical school, Sofi struggled with many people telling her she doesn’t fit in or belong in the community she had devoted her whole life to. Although heartbreaking, she never let these little comments steer her away from chasing her dream. She ditched the nay-sayers and continued to surround herself with a community that shared the support and passion she did. From there, GT-Moto was born.
Sofi stands on a strong belief that friendship is at the root of everything she does, and that’s clear to see once you get to know her. While running a business full-time and spending days at a time travelling to meet new people and attend events, she still finds the time to commit to helping support all of those who suffer from cancer.
“I believe a cure is possible and as our loved ones have fought and continue to fight, so shall we!”
To help, in the best way she can, she’s been involved in building custom bikes for auctions to support local community friends, participating in events benefitting St. Jude’s Children Hospital, and donating to causes that spend resources to research cures and giving better quality of life after treatment to survivors.
It was an amazing shoot with Sofi, it was great to meet someone so inspiring, creative, and talented. For more on Sofi, her family, her charity work, or motorcycles, head to her website.
Welcome to the family, Sofi – we’re lucky to have you as a friend.
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Photos by Brandon LaJoie