Vern is an ASE Certified Service Advisor and has over eight years of experience. His passion for the automotive industry came when he got his first automotive related job in college. There he developed a love for mechanics and for exceptional customer service. Vern loves doing what he does at Matt’s Automotive especially when he knows a customer leaves with a smile on their face. Vern has been a member of the Fargo/Moorhead area his whole life. Some of the hobbies he enjoys are being with family and friends, spending time with his girlfriend, Brita, watching football and going to concerts!
Chris grew up on a farm where he was introduced into the automotive industry. He attended North Dakota State College of Science where he earned his degree in Automotive Technology. Chris has over 12 years of experience in the automotive industry and is an ASE Certified Master Technician as well as a Gold Certified Hyundai Technician. What powers Chris’s passion for the automotive industry is the satisfaction and sense of accomplishment from being able to fix a customer’s problem. His favorite part about working at Matt’s Automotive is the people he works with, they’re his second family. His hobbies include fishing, hanging out with friends, keeping busy with projects and spending time with friends. He’s been a member of the FM community for the last 10 years. Chris loves his wife J’Amy and two beautiful daughters, Ashtyn and Cami. He is incredibly driven and is a very outgoing person.
Mike grew up in a family full of technicians. Mike has over 21 years of experience in the automotive industry and is a GM and ASE Certified Master Technician. His love of cars and fixing cars comes from his dad, who was a mechanic. What fuels his love for the automotive industry is knowing he’s helping fix someone’s problems with every vehicle that he works on, giving him a great sense of accomplishment. Mike’s favorite part about working at Matt’s Automotive are his co-workers and the comradery. In his free time, Mike likes to spend that camping, four-wheeling, woodworking and spending time with his wife, Sarah and three growing boys. He’s a great family man who exudes his knowledge and experience daily.
Bruce is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician. He was a light wheeled technician in the Marine Corps. With over 36 years of experience in the automotive industry, he is a highly skilled and meticulous technician. He enjoys NASCAR and deep off-road ATV riding. He also enjoys ATV mud events and passing his knowledge on to others.
Dave has over 14 years of experience and is an ASE Certified Master Technician. He earned his degree from M State in Automotive Technology. The automotive industry sparked his interest because he has always enjoyed working with his hands and being able to fix things. His favorite part about working at Matt’s Automotive are his co-workers. In his free time, Dave likes spending time with his girlfriend, Margo, riding his dirt bike and flying his airplane, along with hitting the open road on his motorcycle, snowboarding and woodworking. Dave has lived his whole life in the Fargo/Moorhead area and wouldn’t change it for anything else.
Tom started his automotive career with Matt’s Automotive and has gained over 6 years of experience to go along with over 5 years of experience in the small engine field. He is very thorough and is an ASE Certified Automotive Technician. His favorite part about working at Matt’s Automotive is the other technicians and employees. He used to live in Colorado and moved back to the Fargo area for a change and to be close to family. His hobbies include anything outdoors including hunting and fishing. Tom is proof that with the right attitude and aptitude, you can do and learn anything.
Growing up on a farm and fixing things around the farm sparked Kasey’s interest in the automotive industry. Kasey has over 21 years of experience in the industry and he’s an ASE Certified Master Technician. He loves the diversity and positive atmosphere at Matt’s Automotive. When Kasey isn’t at work, he enjoys playing sports like baseball, basketball and football with his kids, Noah, Gavin and Kyler. He also enjoys spending time outside hunting, fishing, going to the cabin with his wife, Crystal and their kids and can play up to five instruments.
Jamey grew up in Comstock, Minnesota. He has over 22 years of experience in the automotive industry and is an ASE Certified Automotive Technician and Under Car Specialist. He was introduced into the automotive industry by friends growing up who had chosen this path. What makes him want to come to work every day is being able to solve mechanical problems for our customers, the people he works with and the positive environment at Matt’s Automotive. When Jamey isn’t at work, he enjoys camping, going to the gym, demolition derbies, cutting firewood, spending time with his two dogs, Roofus and Muggs, and he can sing a killer rendition of O’ Canada.
Zach earned his degree in automotive from North Dakota State College of Science. Since then, he has gained over 5 years of experience and is an ASE Certified Automotive Technician. Zach’s interest in the automotive industry stems from fixing cars with friends in high school. One of Zach’s favorite parts about working at Matt’s Automotive is the sense of accomplishment after a job well done and the co-workers that he’s surrounded by every day. Zach spends a lot of time outside of work with his son, Brodie. They go to a lot of sporting events in town. Zach also enjoys spending time with family and playing video games.
David got his start in the industry as an apprentice technician for a local repair shop when he was in high school. He has 5 years of experience in the automotive industry and is an ASE Master Certified Technician. His favorite part of the automotive industry and working at Matt’s Automotive is having a new challenge every day, not really seeing the same thing twice, being able to provide quality work that he can be proud of and the people he gets to call co-workers and friends. Along with loving what he does professionally, David also loves to go hunting, fishing and racing and repairing RC cars. David and his wife, Amanda along with their son, Levi have also just recently purchased their first home.
Alejandra earned her degree in Integrated Advertising and Public Relations from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has over two years of experience in the marketing and communications field. In college, she didn’t know what she wanted to major in and chose a few different majors. When she started Advertising and Public Relations, it felt right. Her favorite part about working at Matt’s Automotive is being surrounded by people who genuinely care about what it is that they do and about each other. When she has free time, Alejandra likes to play board games, design, play trivia, go geocaching with her boyfriend, William, spend time with family and friends and try new makeup tutorials.