Certified Master Technician
I started my auto repair life like anyone else. Born and raised in Orlando, Fl, as I grew up I began working at Noel’s Automotive, My fathers repair shop. When one of my family members became ill I suddenly found myself running the whole show at only 17 years old. What my dad hadn’t taught me about business management I learned very quickly with hands on experience. I found out, just like my dad told me, “if you take care of your customers, your customers will take care of you”. To this day my main “job” is making sure our customers are getting the quality and experience they expect.
European Car Repair
As far as my European repair expertise, my dad made sure to hone my repair skills on these cars. I soon gained a reputation as the go-to guy for several Jaguar and Mercedes owners. Bimmers, Rovers. and the like soon followed.
“Orlando, FL? How did you end up here?”
That’s the question I get asked almost every time someone finds out where I am originally from. Now I’m from Columbia, MO. I moved here in the year 2000, to be closer to my fathers side of the family as he is originally from here.
After settling in, I worked at a few of the repair shops around town. My European repair skills did not go unnoticed and I ended up working at a European car dealer for awhile. I finally partnered up with Yuri in 2006 to open M Y Automotive. Since we both have good reputations with European vehicles we soon found our place in the Columbia auto repair market. We quickly became the leading European vehicle repair facility in town. Of course, we still work on all makes and models, and we are very well educated and equipped for them.
So I opened up a business, fell in love, and make my life right here in Columbia, MO.
Love… I’m sure you caught that, so here it is.
I met Bree in 2003. We fell in love and were later married in 2006. With Bree I also gained the best daughter anyone could hope for. Bree and I also have a son to ad to the chaos of family and entrepreneurship. Our daughter knows just about everything and is currently learning to drive. Our son is learning everything and doing a fine job of driving us batty. I’m proud to say we have a very close family. We have plenty of fun together. Whether we’re driving to Homer, IL for the Homer Soda Fest, or hiking down to the Devil’s Ice Box right here in Columbia.
Class of 1997, Edgewater High School, Home of the Fighting Eagles. As I mentioned before, most of my vehicle knowledge came from my dad. Since then I mostly study and read about new automotive trends in manufacture and repair to help keep up to date. I average 1 class a month thru A/C Delco training that helps me keep up with new technologies and I stay involved with online repair communities to share information about auto repair.