Our Valuable Team Members

We have assembled some of the most talented technicians and people in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Over 90% of our staff is ASE Certified, of which four are ASE Master Technicians. Our technicians have over 230 years of combined proven experience in the automotive field which means your vehicle is in good hands.
Matt Lachowitzer
Matt LachowitzerOwner
Matt’s interest in the automotive industry started at his family’s farm working on anything with an engine he could get his hands on. He is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician and ASE Certified Service Advisor with over 23 years of experience in the industry. He is also a GM and Ford Master Technician and is very passionate about the automotive industry and making it better. One of his main goals is being able to change people’s perception of the automotive industry and helping people learn that the FM area has great service centers. Matt’s passion for the automotive industry is fueled by being able to solve problems, seeing happy customers and knowing that every day is different, which keeps it fun and challenging. He’s incredibly proud of the team he has brought together and is always striving to be better. In his limited free time, he loves to spend it with his wife, Char, children, Kalin, Ryker and Krimsyn. They like to go fishing, snowmobiling, going to the cabin, four wheeling and attending concerts!
Vern Newman
Vern NewmanService Manager | Fargo
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!
Jason Radcliffe
Jason RadcliffeService Manager | Moorhead
Jason brings his upbeat and positive attitude along with his passion for the automotive industry and helping others to the Matt’s Automotive team. Jason grew up in the FM area and is a combat veteran who served in the Marine Corps for over five years and also spent time overseas. Jason loves working at Matt’s for many reasons, but his favorites are the high-energy, upbeat, and family-oriented work environment and having the opportunity to work with some of the best people and technicians in the area. Jason lives in West Fargo with his wife, Mallory, their daughter, Ady, and their two dogs, Grizzly and Mauser. In his free time, Jason loves to be at the lake, spending time outside, playing golf, and landscaping around his home.
TylerMarie BrandlService Advisor | Fargo
Jessica KollerService Advisor | Moorhead
Tom Canfield
Tom CanfieldAutomotive Technician | Fargo
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.
Dave Erickson
Dave EricksonMaster Technician | Moorhead
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.
Bruce Bahmiller
Bruce BahmillerLead Master Technician | Fargo
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.
Mike Klockmann
Mike KlockmannLead Master Technician | Moorhead
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.
David Schulz
David SchulzMaster Technician | Fargo
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.
Zach Heinen
Zach HeinenAutomotive Technician | Moorhead
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.
Alejandra Saavedra
Alejandra SaavedraMarketing Coordinator
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.
Esther SaavedraMarketing Assistant
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