Turbo Tim

Tim Suggs

“Turbo Tim”
“Some Guy Who Works Here”
Pronto Smart Choice ASE Master Tech of the Year
ASE Certified: A1-A9, C1, L2

Hey it’s Tim, “Turbo Tim” the proud owner of Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive and the Pronto Smart Choice/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year!  This guy loves helping people get their cars fixed at a reasonable price.  Education opportunities are huge here, helping owners learn more about their cars helps them make good decisions for them and their cars.  The goal is for customers driving out of the shop to feel good about their experience and enjoy driving their cars!

Despite his love of cars, commuting by bike to work is something he does whenever possible.

You’ll often hear his classic catchphrase, “DO IT BIG!!!” and the occasional comedic bellowing of an employee’s name.  Some say the echoes of his booming voice ring through the halls of Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive for hours, if not days, if not eternally, beyond the bounds of time and space.  A truly majestic creature to behold!

Drive safe out there and have fun!!!

Turbo Rachel

Rachel Grewell

“Turbo Rachel”
PhD: Community Engagement

Rachel has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota focused on Community Engagement. Women’s workshops and community building events are the the kind of work that drives this she-beast.  The only thing that can slow down this Supermom is her kryptonite, silly memes.

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Dave

Dave Carlson

“Squirrel Master”
Shop Foreman/Lead Technician
ASE Certified: A1-A9, F1, L1-L3

What up? Dave here… to work on your car, your mom’s car, your brother’s car, your best friend’s car.  Keep it in the family.  Any family, really.
Seriously, this dude can fix anything and everything!  Not only that, he’s the emotional leader of our Northeast Minneapolis tech squad, boosting and crushing egos as necessary!  Go get em Dave!


Dalton Wolfgram-Gunderson

“Dalt Rock”
Shop Foreman
ASE Certified: A1, A4, A5

This dude worked for Turbo Tim’s way back in the day!  Fast forward a million years, we’ve both come a long way and couldn’t be happier to be reunited!  Dalton has been so important with our ability to keep up with the tons of cars at our St Paul Midway store that he earned the shop foreman title.  Welcome back buddy!

Lance La Croix

Lance La Croix

“Sir Lancelot”
Shop Foreman
ASE Certified: A1-A9

Lance is the total package as our West Saint Paul shop foreman!  Not only is he a great leader with extensive auto skills and knowledge, but he also used to be a service manager.  That insane combo of experience makes him one of our team’s best problem-solvers!


Martin Fossum

“Man with the Plan”
Service Manager

Not to be confused with Martin Lawrence of the 90’s sitcom ‘Martin,’ OUR Martin is even funnier!  He’s also a legitimate novelist, check out his catalog!  That takes some serious talent and commitment!
He’s the man with the plan at the front desk of Turbo Tim’s. He’s got you covered.

Vanessa holding three kitties

Vanessa Lindsay

Shop Manager

Meet Vanessa, she’s the ray of sunshine that drives our Saint Paul Midway shop!  We love her positivity and mastery at caring for (and playing with) the kitty crew.  If cats could vote (we’re working on it), she would be the president!

Office Manager Tracy

Tracy Molm

“Ms. Demeanor” / “Turbo Red”
Operations Manager

Tracy brings humor to Turbo Tim’s.  If getting your car fixed isn’t funny, then what is?!  She’s a friendly face, a serious community activist, our loudest employee, and a big reason why the business is running so smoothly today!  What would we do without her?  Probably crash and burn and cry for our mommies.


Taylor Besser

Hiring/Training Manager

Some call him Taylor, some call him TayTay, either way, Tay makes your day!  This guy is the nicest!  A former top-notch Turbo Tim’s service advisor, he 100% embodies our core values and now he’s the dude making sure we have the absolute most awesome auto repair team in the universe!

Wild Card Kevin

Kevin McGrath

“The Whiz”
Marketing Director

Heyo!  Kevin has won a Nobel Peace Prize, a Pulitzer Prize, seven X-Games Gold Medals, EGOT, Super Bowl MVP, his fourth grade spelling bee, and tons of other sweet awards!  He also made this website and wrote the bio you’re reading right now!  Nice!

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Nate

Nate Thill

Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Nate has determination. He’s also basically Mr. Popular at the shop, all the homies like hanging in Nate’s garage bay at the end of a long day for some laughs and deep conversation.  If Turbo Tim’s had a prom king, it would be this dude, no doubt about it!
He owns Lifted Optics a pretty sweet wood framed sunglasses company committed to sustainability.  What a champ!  Get some today!

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Max

Max Hazelmyer

“Max Everything!”
Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Max is the best and everything he does, he does to the MAX. He is our master here. He knows that scan tools can lie and scopes tell the truth.  No, that’s not a stock photo of a handsome model, that’s the real deal!  Max also smokes a classy pipe because he’s a classy guy, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Justin2

Justin Kendall

Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A4-A6, A8

Justin 2, Justin II, Justin Two… Justin Too!  This guy works hard and cares about your car, what more can you ask for?  He may be the second Justin to roll through the shop but he’s number one in our hearts, JK! all techs are equally loved here, to the maximum level!  Justin also has the dopest beard in town, how can you beat that style?  The answer is you can’t, don’t even try.

Auto Repair Mechanic Mike

Mike Cornish

“Mernin’ Mike”
Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Mike is pretty much the Turbo Tim’s version of the revered Walmart greeter.  Walking into the shop at the beginning of the day?  Mernin!  Leaving the shop at night?  Mernin!  Going on vacation for a week?  Mernin!  Like they say, it’s always morning somewhere!


Josef Wieber

Auto Repair Mechanic

Check out Weebz!  He’s actually in a BAND!  Look at him SLAP that bass!!!  What’s the name of his band you ask?  Socktopus is the name of this dude’s band!  Huh?  We’re not even gonna ask.
When Weebz isn’t on the stage rocking or in the shop wrenching, you’ll probably find him around the cities, enjoying live music to the MAX!!!  We think that’s pretty rad.


Bob Phan

Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8, X1

Bob Bob Bob, Bob Bob’s the man!  Bob Bob Bob, Bob Bob’s the man!  No, the Beach Boys didn’t write that awesome song about Bob, but he’s been in the biz for a long time, so you know he’s basically seen it all.  He’s been a key player in getting our Midway shop up and running.  Also, he’s daddy to a little princess!  Good job, Bob!


Kai Hjermstad

“Kai Voltage”
Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Kai has been around the block once or twice, he’s an ASE master tech, a Subaru master tech, and a Ford chassis master tech.  Holy cat!  He’s not just good at fixing cars though, if you’re lucky enough to be in St. Paul when he brings his goliath beetles and praying mantises, you realize he’s cool too!


Forrest Spille

“The Voice of Truth”
Service Advisor

Rumor has it that I’m the longest tenured employee at Turbo Tim’s, but knowledge of my inception has largely been lost in the sands of time.  Some of today’s leading auto repair historians believe I may have been working at Turbo Tim’s for up to 200 years, though evidence to support this claim is tenuous.  Oh dude, check it out, I’m so cool, they made a t-shirt with my face on it.  Limited Edition.


Sean Higgins

“Higgs Boson”
Service Advisor

Sean, like many of our service advisors came to Turbo Tim’s because he was sick of how dealerships treat customers.  Heck yeah!  This dude fits right in with what we’re all about.  Things that make him happy include tasty craft beers and Minneapolis (seriously, he even has a tattoo)!  He was also voted our most fashionable employee, stylin’!


Nate Beaver

Service Advisor

No, that’s not Paul Bunyan!  It’s Nate Beaver and the only thing this dude is chopping down is customer worries and concerns!  You might still find him out in the forest, getting in touch with nature, or maybe even hanging with the fam at one our shop events!  Either way, wherever Beavs is, that’s the place to be!


Jake Johnson

“Jakey Poo”
Building Manager

This dude joined us straight from the sandy beaches of Mexico!  The tan may be fading a bit, but his work ethic is simply glowing!  Jake keeps the shop equipment running at top notch efficiency and then after work, you can probably find him around Hamming it up!


Storm Miller

“Shop Mom”

Much like a thunderstorm, our Storm always leaves behind a beautiful rainbow of joy!  Not just a cleaner, they are our kitty caretaker, expert botanist, and all around spirit-lifter!  Storm was voted “most likely not from Earth” at Turbo Tim’s but we’re super happy they choose to live here either way!