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.


Taylor Besser

Operations 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!


Martin Fossum

“Man with the Plan”
Service Manager
Minneapolis Northeast

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.


Sean Higgins

“Higgs Boson”
Service Manager
Saint Paul Midway

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’!

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Nate

Nate Thill

Shop Foreman
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!


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!

Office Manager Tracy

Tracy Molm

“Ms. Demeanor” / “Turbo Red”
Office 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.

Wild Card Kevin

Kevin McGrath

“The Oracle”
Marketing Director

Heyo!  Here is Turbo Tim’s one-man marketing team: website, social media, events, graphic design, community outreach!  Kevin has also 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, but he’s most proud of his success at Turbo Tim’s and writing this bio.

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!

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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.


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, L1, 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!


Evan Bredeson

“Bred Loaf”
Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A5

This dude joined the Turbo Tim’s crew while he was still in tech school and quickly became one of our awesome young guns! Evan’s a car guy through and through, so you’ll often hear him talking about one of the hundreds of sweet rides he wants to buy. Do it big Evan! Buy all the sweet cars!


Elliot Kohout

“El Tigre”
Auto Repair Mechanic

Elliot might be one of the younger dudes on the squad, but he’s well-known as the old soul of the shop. You’ll probably catch him listening to music only your grandpa remembers and just being super cool and interesting in general!


Devon Strange

Auto Repair Mechanic

Check out this wild guy! Devon is a total beast at fixing tons of cars, but that’s not why we love him. This dude is one of the funniest and most energetic people in the shop! Greatness comes with a price, though, as Devon is also the winner of Cancelled Turby Award for most likely to tell an inappropriate joke.


Will Yang

Auto Repair Mechanic

Will might not be the loudest guy in the shop, but he doesn’t need to brag about how cool he is, we will!  This dude is going to school for mechanical engineering, something only super smart people do.  He’s also the treasurer for his local church and lives with a cat permanently on his shoulder!

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John Noreen

Auto Repair Mechanic

When Turbo Tim’s bought Cherokee Service in West Saint Paul, John was already working there as a technician and unsure about these new crazy people buying the shop. Well, he decided to stick around and we all couldn’t be happier, it’s like he’s been here forever, a perfect match!

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Lee Mayer

“Major Lee”
Auto Repair Mechanic

Car problems better throw in the towel cause this guy is a heavy hitter. No, seriously, Lee is actually a volunteer youth boxing coach! We think that’s so badass, but you don’t have to worry though, the only thing he’s knocking out these days is engine codes and rusty brake rotors!


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.  I’m so cool, they made a t-shirt with my face on it.  Limited Edition.

Auto Repair Mechanic Mike

Mike Cornish

“Mernin’ Mike”
Service Advisor

Mike is the amazing Turbo Tim’s mechanic turned service advisor, so you know his car knowledge is huge!  He’s always good for a laugh too.  Walking into the shop at the beginning of the day?  Mernin!  Leaving the shop at night?  Mernin!  Going on vacation for a week?  Mernin!  He apologizes in advance for the confusion.


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!


Darius Chapes

“Double Dog Darius”
Service Advisor

Look good! Feel good! Darius is a true inspiration to us all. He gives us regular reminders to be positive, see the best in people, believe in yourself, and keep things in perspective. This dude was even the captain of his college football team, but don’t worry, now he’s only tackling car troubles and customer concerns!

Vanessa holding three kitties

Vanessa Lindsay

Parts Manager

Meet Vanessa, she’s the ray of sunshine that drives our Saint Paul Midway shop and helps at many Turbo Tim’s events!  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!

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Cody Montgomery

“Parts Cody”
Parts Manager

Cody is a bona fide parts master, he’s seen it all. There ain’t a part he can’t manage! Seriously though, Cody’s not gonna be caught sweating the small stuff, he’s always there for your daily dose of positivity and a big happy smile! Thanks for keeping our parts and vibes on the right track dude!


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!