Team of ASE Master Techs

Meet the Experts

We start every workday with our minds on you and your vehicle’s services. That means getting our garage ready for your arrival. When it comes to quality auto repairs and maintenance, prevention and preparation are key. Keeping our shop clean and organized allows us to perform top-notch auto services with efficiency and precision. We anticipate the needs of our auto repair customers and pivot at a moment’s notice and “make it happen” every day. No wonder this team earned “Franchisee of the Year” out of all the Lee Myles Auto Care & Transmission Centers nationwide!

our team in Lee Myles Auto Care & Transmissions

Brad

Brad

Service Manager, ASE-Certified Service Advisor + ASE-Certified Master Technician

  • First Car: 1997 Jeep Cherokee, lifted on 30+ tires
  • Now I drive: 2017 Toyota 4Runner with a kayak rack and a rear window that slides all the way down for my Golden Retriever Moose

  • Fave Treat: Cheesecake is a crutch… Or gummy bears… Or dinner at any steakhouse. 
  • In My Community: I graduated from Muhlenberg and now serve on the Reading-Muhlenberg Occupational Advisory Board
  • Fave Vacation: Liverpool or an Island resort (pina colada in hand by 9am!)
  • Bucket List: New Zealand with my wife, Fully restore a Jeep CJ7
  • #FUNFACTS: I own a copy of every vinyl Beatles album and love karaoke parties in our Beatles bar basement!
  • Brad in 3 words: Friendly, Dependable, Respectful

Mark

Mark

Service Advisor

  • First Car:  1966 Mustang.  My dad used to own a transmission business and we inherited it. I sold it about 50 cars ago.
  • Now I drive:  2017 Nissan Titan.  It fits me. It’s higher up so it’s easier to get out, has lots of space, tows our trailer, hauls my drums.  I’ll never go back to life before a truck.
  • How I got interested in Auto Repair:  I like interacting with people and have been associated with the automotive industry. I have friends who are technicians and service advisors at dealerships, and I used to sell cars at the Nissan dealer near where I live.
  • Specialization:  Interactive comedy, Audience participation, Drumming loudly
  • Years in Mechanical Automotive & Sales:  10
  • Favorite Snack or Treat:  Key Lime Pie
  • Favorite Vacation:  Beach.  I used to surf.  Once spent New Year’s Day in Ocean City, MD – the wetsuit wasn’t warm enough!
  • Going out to eat, I’m going to:  a steakhouse or all-American pub
  • • In My Community:  I’ve been part of The Rogues Band for years.  We’ve made 11 CDs, 3 DVDs, and have been nominated for 2 Grammys
  • #FUNFACTS:  I wear kilts.  I owned The Mud Show at the PA Renaissance Faire.  My band’s tune “Bonnie Portmore” was featured in “Kill the Irishman.”)
  • Bucket List: Extensive trip to Ireland & Scotland.  More exploring in Europe (especially Germany).  Tour USA in a motorhome when I’m older to see this amazing country.
  • 3 words to describe Mark:  Fun, Intense (which usually doesn’t go with “Fun”), Caring

Josh

Josh

Automotive Technician

  • First Car:  1991 Volkswagen GTI
  • Now I drive:  1999 Corvette (fast & noisy) and 2011 VW Jetta (good on gas)
  • How I got interested in Auto Repair:  At birth?  My granddad has a VW specialty shop.  I got my first job there in 2012.
  • Years in Automotive:  Officially? 8 years
  • Favorite Snack or Treat:  Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee, Ice cream, DQ Ice cream cake
  • Favorite Vacation:  Seeing any kind of new places
  • Going out to eat, I’m going to:  Applebee’s for half-off apps & $1 drinks.  It’s a good night for like $10!!
  • In My Community:  I used to race mountain bikes & played hockey.
  • #FUNFACTS:  Since age 14, I’ve owned 89 cars (and counting).  I rode BMX most of my life and was even featured on Fuel TV.  Penske Race team offered me a job out of high school, but I turned it down; I didn’t want to leave my friends and family behind.
  • Bucket List:  Tour Europe.  Own rental houses.  Get one of the Top 3 times for Cannon Ball Run.
  • 3 words to describe Josh:   Happy, Easygoing, Dependable

Matthew

Matthew

ASE-Certified Technician

  • First Car: 1984 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Now I drive: 2002 GMC Sierra Truck with NO CAR PAYMENT!
  • How I got into Auto Repair: I came out of the womb with a wrench in my hand. Grew up with an uncle who was a drag racer and took me to Maple Grove a lot. I officially started my first auto repair job on the books when I was 15.
  • My Specialty: Lots of things… but I like internal engine repair.
  • Favorite Treat: Charleston Chews, Red Robin, Chic-Fil-a
  • Fave Vacation: Honeymooned in Jamaica. Never been out of the US besides that. Come to think of it I’ve only been to one other state outside of Pennsylvania!
  • Bucket List: Finish rebuilding my dream car – my 1967 Chevrolet Nova. Travel to Montana or Wyoming; I’ve seen the pictures. I want to go.
  • #FUNFACTS: My first hair cut was a mullet (yes, there is photographic evidence). I like classic cars and collect Chevy Nova’s (1969 + 1967).
  • Matthew in 3 words: Funny, Helpful, Focused

Tim

Tim

ASE-Certified Technician

  • First Car: 1995 Toyota Corolla
  • Now I drive: 2005 Acura RSX + my modified 2000 Honda Civic. I like the Acura because it’s reliable + no payment. The Civic is just FUN… I take it out about twice a year (and once is just for PA State Inspection!)
  • My Specialty: the Japanese makes, interior vehicle repairs that require attention to detail
  • Favorite Treat: Not crazy for sweets… I’d go for Chic-Fil-a or Five Guys
  • Fave Vacation: beach, camping, something relaxing
  • Bucket List: Marry my Girl. Design my dream house. Trip to Italy.
  • #FUNFACTS: We have, ahem, 7 cats. I think we’re now officially a cat family. Also, I LOVE my friggin’ lawn! Seriously, there’s this noticeable green line between my neighbor’s grass and mine.
  • Tim in 3 words: Considerate, Nice-Guy, Attentive

Jorge

Jorge

Transmission Installer

  • First Car: 1981 Toyota Celica
  • Now I drive: 2014 Toyota Camry. I love everything – gas mileage, low maintenance… I love a Toyota!
  • How I got into Auto Repair: I came from Cuba in 1995. I started working part-time for Gabe at Lee Myles in Reading in 1998, doing floors and trash. Then I started cleaning transmissions, and in 2-3 years, I got to start pulling out transmissions myself.
  • My Specialty: Transmissions & Drivetrain. Super-fast, super-good removal & installation.
  • Favorite Treat: Puerco (Roasted Pork)
  • Fave Vacation: Cuba, Dominican Republic
  • Bucket List: A cruise or a vacation to another country… maybe Europe? Who knows?
  • #FUNFACTS: Been working here for 10 years now. I like working… Sometimes, shopping.
  • Jorge in 3 words: Joker, Hardworking, Professional (“no-Mickey-Mouse”)

Steve

Steve

ASE-Certified Master Transmission Rebuilder

  • First Car: 1971 Ford Gran Torino
  • Now I drive: Toyota Tacoma because it’s reliable and gets good gas mileage
  • How I got into Auto Repair: I hung around my hot-rod-building uncle when I was 12 or 13
  • My Specialty: Transmission Rebuilding
  • Favorite Treat: Peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream
  • Fave Vacation: We went to the Outer Banks, rented a boat and took the kids on waverunners
  • Bucket List: Ride my Harley across Florida to see the sunrise over the Atlantic and the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
  • #FUNFACTS: Plays acoustic & electric guitar. Played bass violin in the high school orchestra. A few years ago, I bought a Dodge Durango that belonged to this guy; I didn’t know it, but it turned out I was also in the process of buying his house at the same time! (The neighbors were really confused to see his car still parked at the same house…)
  • Steve in 3 words: Fun, Crazy, (a little bit) Serious

Gabe

Gabe

Diagnostician & TransmissionRebuilder

  • First Car:  1966 Mustang.  Basically, I destroyed it.  I was a 17 year old and met a lot of guard rails.
  • Now I drive:  2019 Toyota Tacoma.  The payments suck, but I like the size.
  • How I got interested in Auto Repair:  My brother was a mechanic and worked at a towing outfit out of school.  My dad, brother & I bought a gas station here in Reading.  In 1974, I started at AAMCO as a transmission builder, making $2.93 per hour.  When I left in 1981, I was their head transmission builder.  I’ve been in the business ever since.  I’ve tried other ventures (Imported shoes made my uncle a multi-millionaire with 110-ft sailing yacht), but I keep coming back to this.  I’m good at it, and I like the chance to figure things out.
  • Specialization:  Transmissions, especially Diagnostics
  • Years in Mechanical Automotive:  Since 1972 or so.  You can do the math.
  • Favorite Snack or Treat:  Chips – sour cream & onion, salt & vinegar.  Of course, Chocolate Ice Cream Cake is good, too.
  • Favorite Vacation:  Beach resort
  • Going out to eat, I’m going to:  Little country places with great food.  Have you ever tried the Dryville Hotel?
  • In My Community:  I’m a Freemason and we do charity work.  I also work part-time for Kerper’s Gun & Archery store.
  • #FUNFACTS:  I’m a private pilot.  I’m a hunter (not as much as I used to).  I’m a Rescue & Advanced Open Water SCUBA diver.
  • Bucket List: Moose Hunt.  Travel to Europe.  I’ve never been to any of the National Parks.
  • 3 words to describe Gabe:  Sincere, Grumpy (sometimes), Loyal.

Sue

Sue

Admin Assistant + Courtesy Shuttle Driver

  • First Car: 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass
  • Now I drive: 2009 Chevrolet Impala. It’s big, so I feel safer. And my dad gave it to me, so it’s sentimental.
  • How I got into Auto Repair: LOL, I’ll tell you something about me: My dad was a Diesel mechanic. And my first husband was a car mechanic who taught me words like “driveshaft,” “bell housing,” “rocker arms,” and “pistons!” I know just enough about cars to be dangerous!
  • My Specialty: Bookkeeping, Admin, Making new friends
  • Favorite Treat: Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Fave Vacation: Caribbean
  • In My Community: I like to volunteer with my daughter’s Girl Scout troop when they serve hot drinks and soup, either at Hope Rescue Mission or on the street corners in Reading. My favorite thing is when they ask “how much” and I get to tell them “nothing!”
  • Bucket List: Hot air balloon ride, Cuba, Bora-Bora to stay in an over-the-water bungalow and go snorkeling
  • #FUNFACTS: I like quilting and knitting for my grandchildren.
  • Sue in 3 words: Feisty, Kind, Loving

Scott

Scott

Shop Foreman

  • First Car:  1964 ½ VW Bug (sold it)
  • Now I drive:  2014 GMC Sierra.  I got a great deal on it.
  • How I got interested in Auto Repair:  I bought a 1964 ½ VW Bug!  And my dad raced cars
  • Specialization:  Electrical Diagnostics
  • Years in Mechanical Automotive:  23-25 years professionally, but in reality, since I was 13
  • Favorite Snack or Treat:  Mrs. Field’s cookies (my wife sends them to me at work).  I’m a Cookie Monster!
  • Favorite Vacation:  Bermuda.  We’ve been 3 times.  And Mexico.
  • Going out to eat, I’m going to:  Alebrije
  • In My Community:  I support Evan’s 11.  Norco Fire Department sponsors a 5K Run for a little boy from Pottstown who died in a fire a few years ago.  He was my wife’s best friend’s son.
  • #FUNFACTS:  I like to work on my house, help friends & family, and go to the gun club
  • Bucket List:  Jump out of an airplane my best friend is flying.  Stay in a grass hut in Bora Bora.  Buy another motorcycle (maybe a Harley next).
  • 3 words to describe Scott:  Honest, Hardworking, Aggravating (according to my wife)

Nate

Nate

Parts Manager

  • First Car:  2000 Ford Contour.  It died on the side of the road – pre-Lee-Myles, of course.
  • Now I drive:  a reliable 2014 Kia Sorento
  • How I got interested in Auto Repair: Unemployment, ha ha.  COVID sort of dried up the job market in my field.
  • Specialization:  Spreadsheets
  • Years in Mechanical Automotive:  0.4
  • Favorite Snack or Treat:  Chocolate chip cookie
  • Favorite Vacation:  National Parks/Camping.  A cabin in Centre County, PA.  Maine (Acadia).
  • Going out to eat, I’m going to:  Alebrije Mexican Restaurant
  • In My Community:  Church, Coming back home & reintegrating after college
  • #FUNFACTS:  I love to cook / grill.  I have a degree in Hospitality.  I love hiking and camping.
  • Bucket List:  Driving trip through the American West, visiting all the National Parks.  India.  Israel.
  • 3 words to describe Nate:  Efficient (I only need one)

Mike

Mike

Technician Apprentice

  • First Car:  2003 Suburban – I colored the carpets red when I wanted a red interior, put a new motor in it & I still drive it!
  • Now I drive:  1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.  It’s only got a quarter-million miles, and I dig the wood paneling!
  • How I got interested in Auto Repair:  I always loved cares since I can remember, and I want to learn all I can about them
  • Years in Mechanical Automotive:  1, just getting started
  • Favorite Snack or Treat:  Alfajores (Argentinian chocolate cookie), Choc chip cookies + milk
  • Favorite Vacation:  A new place and a different language
  • Going out to eat, I’m going to:  My Grandma’s kitchen, or Alebrije
  • #FUNFACTS:  I raced sailboats for 5 years and qualified for Junior Olympics.
  • Bucket List:  Build a bespoke Corvette, Learn to Fly, Travel more
  • 3 words to describe Mike:  Bubbly, Open-minded, Determined

Darren

The Grease

  • First Car: 1989 Acura Integra
  • Now I drive: 1995 Toyota Tacoma – useful and paid for
  • How I got into Auto Repair: People will always have cars. I like the stability of the industry and appreciate hard work.
  • My Specialty: Making the shop flow!
  • Favorite Treat: Cheesecake, Chocolate cake with chocolate icing, smoked meats
  • Fave Vacation: Hideaway in the mountains
  • In My Community: Deacon at my church, I like to give back where I can.
  • Bucket List: Alaska, Germany, Fiji
  • #FUNFACTS:  I’m a bit of a Grillmaster – a different grill for every occasion. Maybe because I spent 10 years as a steak cook and manager in a restaurant. Also, I have a Soil Science degree from Penn State University.
  • Darren in 3 words: Time-Sensitive, Compassionate, Dependable

Jodi

The Glue

  • First Car: A rusty 1984 Dodge Dakota, manual transmission
  • Now I drive: 2009 Infiniti G37x – I love that powerful little car. It’s a car you can wear. (True story: I used to drive a 2007 Infiniti G35x with 230,000+ miles. One morning Darren totaled it. Later that afternoon, a customer came in to Lee Myles asking if anyone would like to buy her 2009 Infiniti – It was identical to mine but 2 years newer with a bigger engine and less than half the miles! Whaaat?)
  • How I got into Auto Repair: Ask my husband, lol. Chasing a dream.
  • My Specialty: Bringing us back to the Vision. Making sense of the data. I love me some spreadsheets.
  • Favorite Treat: Ripe strawberries, Milky Way, The entire menu at Judy’s on Cherry
  • Fave Vacation: Cruising the Chesapeake Bay and eating blue crab
  • In My Community: Leader with Bible Study Fellowship International, Small group leader at church, Does Facebook count as community involvement? lol
  • Bucket List: Fiji, Israel, Para-sailing
  • #FUNFACTS: I’m an Army brat who moved 17 times in 14 years. I could totally make do with a Tiny House. I actually do believe that the best things in life are free.
  • Jodi in 3 words: Disarming, Thorough, Quirky

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