Subaru Senior Master Technician
Tell us about yourself. What made you decide to become a service professional?
After changing oil for a quick lube place for almost a year I decided to get my associates degree in in automotive because I loved working on vehicles.
Where/How did you get your training to get the knowledge you have today?
I worked for several used car garages and dealerships early on in my career before working for Wisconsin Subaru dealership for almost 18 years before moving to Florida and working at a Subaru dealership here for the past 6 years so far. The training for Subaru I received from both dealerships so far has been valuable to my growth with the car line and becoming a master technician.
How long have you worked as a service professional?
I have 23 years with a Subaru dealerships and 30 years total with working on vehicles
What role has being ASE Certified played in your journey?
ASE has allowed me to be a Senior Master technician and it also has taught me that you must push yourself to study and work hard to pass the tests.
What ASE Certifications do you currently hold?
I have ASE's A1-A8 Certifications.
What are some of the top challenges you do/did face as a service professional and how do/did you overcome them?
Challenging yourself and constantly trying to adapt with changing technology has and is the biggest thing for me. I’ve seen a lot of people come and go but if you stay with it you won’t regret it.
Do you have any advice for today’s students who might be thinking about entering the automotive industry or becoming a service professional?
The industry needs young technicians. When I started out it was tough to find a place to grow because there simply was so many technicians out there unlike the times we live in now. The possibilities now to grow are incredible and there is no doubt you can have a long career.
What do you like most about being an automotive service professional?
I take pride in being who I am as a technician. I love helping others and people with there problems. Not anyone can fix a car anymore .