Patagonia Motorcycles was not founded alone. With an uncanny ability to buy and sell bikes, Fernando lacked the time or know-how to take on the office side required for any successful business. His partner, Crystal Campagna, stepped up to the plate and got the office/marketing/financing side of the business up and running. This was a natural transition as Crystal came from a “motorcycle background.”
Crystal got into racing motorcycles when she was 17 years old. Coming from a family of motorcycle enthusiasts, Crystal’s mother and father did the unthinkable and got her a Yamaha R6 at seventeen. On her bright purple R6 Crystal tried out her first track day. While at the track day she crashed her Yamaha R6 at 100+. The next practice session (after low siding her bike down the straightaway) Crystal jumped on her mother's Ducati and took it out for the next session. It was here a local motorcycle shop spotted her and decided anyone who would go out the next session after a high-speed crash was either crazy or the perfect/fearless little racer. The shop asked to sponsor her to get her race license. This was the introduction Crystal needed to get into the racing scene and would be her life for the next ten years. At only 4’10 Crystal quickly obtained the nickname “little racer” and also started coaching for fun at a local track club. In between college and a boring major in accounting, Crystal would spend the weekends away with her parents racing throughout the country. With races in Virginia, New Hampshire, Alabama, New Jersey, etc… Crystal and her family devoted their lives entirely to the motorcycle scene.
Eventually, she moved to Florida to be in weather she could ride year-round and transitioned to motocross racing. It was here she discovered her passion for the air but also learned how painful it can be to crash from such heights. After getting into motocross for a few years, she decided she wanted to do it full-time. So she left her comfy Sr. Financial Analyst position at Royal Caribbean and became the manager of a motocross park in Miami Florida. It was not an easy task, but she devoted herself to that for three years and eventually transitioned to part-time while helping build Patagonia Motorcycles. Due to the demands of the motorcycle dealer, she eventually transitioned fully to Patagonia Motorcycles. With a life completely dedicated to bikes and also utilizing her background in finance, Crystal is now the full-time F&I Manager at the dealership. Crystal still rides her bike on the street and participates in motocross as a recreational pastime.