The team at Oceanside Auto is highly experienced, full of passion, and always looking to go the extra mile for their customers. We strive to better ourselves, our customers, and our communities. Each day we continue to serve those around us with the ultimate mindset of customer satisfaction. Learn more about our talented and dedicated staff below.
Way back in 1999, I opened Oceanside Auto with my husband David. We have always valued being able to serve our customers and staff in ways that let them know they are appreciated and valued.
My day to day responsibilities include accounting, business development & oversight, homeschooling our 3 boys and making time for sending a meal when someone is sick or making cupcakes for a birthday. With so much going on, clear internal communication is an integral part of my role at Oceanside Auto. Between growing our business, raising our family, and developing our community involvement, I stay pretty busy. Not only am I the Co-Chief of SCHEF - the local homeschooling organization - I am an avid Crossfitter.
I have been with Oceanside Auto since we first opened our doors in June of 1999. I have been blessed throughout the years to have met and been able to help so many great people and customers.
Mechanically, I am ASE Certified in Brakes and Steering and Suspension. I have also trained on Oxygen Sensors, Electrical System Management, Air Conditioning, Engine Performance, and Air Fuel Management. The most important part of my job is overseeing everyday events and making sure our service is at 100%.
In the winter, you can find me snowmobiling. I love to ride, especially with my boys. I also enjoy camping in the summer.
You can reach me any time at email@example.com
I began working with my Dad here at Oceanside when I was a very young man. Now, I am serving customers of Oceanside as the Service Department Manager. Helping customers is the best part of my job. I am an ASE Certified Technician in multiple specialties. I am also certified by WreckMaster, AAA Battery Installation Specialist, and a Certified Emissions Inspector for the State of Connecticut.
Biking, fishing, dirt biking, snowmobiling, and spending time with my wife and family are the interests that keep me busy when I am away from Oceanside.
Feel free to contact me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Service Manager
Sam started at Oceanside Auto in August 2012. He likes being able to work with his hands and learn something new every day. He is a Certified Emissions Inspector. He also recently gained his ASE Certification for Service Advisor and is a Certified Emission Repair Technician for the State of Connecticut. Sam has also received training on Battery Applications and Installation from AAA. He also serves as the Ignition Interlock Installation Technician. Sam can help guide you though what can be a difficult process. Sam contributes greatly each day with his many varied tasks and utilizes his skills well. Getting the job done quickly and to the best of his ability is very important to him.
When Sam is not at work, he enjoys playing baseball, football, and going fishing.
You can reach Sam anytime at email@example.com
Customer Service Consultant
Rena is the most likely the first person you will talk to when you contact Oceanside Auto. She is our Customer Service Consultant extraordinaire! Rena has twenty two years of experience providing excellent customer service while ensuring the customer's concerns are always addressed. Throughout Rena's automotive career she has completed her ASE for service consultant and numerous training courses in customer service. Rena is a firm believer in treating people the way they want to be treated because life is too short and we all need to live life to the fullest. Rena is truly an asset to our team.
When not at Oceanside, Rena enjoys spending time with her family and giving her son the best life ever.
You can reach her any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASE Certified Master Technician / Shop Foreman
I started with Oceanside Auto in 2012. The honesty and teamwork of the business as a whole have really impressed me. I also like our company philosophy of putting the customer first. I am the Shop Foreman, an ASE Certified Master Technician and an ASE Certified Level 1 for Advanced Engine Diagnosis,. I have earned my Master Hybrid Technician certification and gained my State of Connecticut Emissions Repair Technician designation. I also have several specialized training certificates from multiple manufacturers and aftermarket vendors. I worked very hard to earn the highest GPA in Automotive Technology at Vinal Tech. Helping the customer and repairing the vehicle as quickly as possible while keeping it safe allow me to play a significant role here at Oceanside. I truly enjoy diagnosing a problem and getting it fixed quickly. I believe that having a good work ethic is truly important and I value honesty and integrity. Working in such a great environment is truly a pleasure.
In my free time you can find me working on my house or in my garage. I try to spend as much time with my family as possible.
ASE Certified Technician
It has been over 10 years since I started here at Oceanside Auto and no two days are the same. What does remain the same are the high standards at which this shop operates. Excellence in our field goes hand in hand with respect for each other. It makes working here fun and enjoyable even when jobs are stressful. My expertise in the field comes from my ASE Certification in Engine Repair, Suspension and Steering, and Brakes. I also have received training from Chrysler on Engine Performance and am a Certified Air Conditioning System Technician through IMACA. Performing the work safely and efficiently, diagnosing properly the first time, and limiting customer comebacks are the goals I work towards every day.
My son and wife are the most important part of my life outside of work. I truly enjoy spending quality time with them.
Max joined the Oceanside team in 2020. Max enjoys the challenge of a fast paced shop with many makes and models to work on. He ensures each customer's vehicle is treated with the care and respect it deserves through inspection, testing, and problem solving. Max believes that honesty and integrity are very valuable in the workplace.
In his free time Max likes to work on cars and bikes, play the drums and enjoys making updates to his home.
Jeremy started here at Oceanside Automotive in 2021. He has quickly become a valued member of our staff through his dedication to quality workmanship, positive attitude and enthusiasm to learn. Jeremy is very passionate about being respectful, treating everyone as equals and working as a team.
In his spare time Jeremy enjoys spending time with his friends and family.
Ben has been a valued member of the Oceanside team since 2021. As an automotive technician Ben performs general service and maintenance on all types of vehicles to keep them safe on the road. Ben strongly believes in being a good person, working hard and taking pride in everything you do.
In his fee time Ben enjoys spending time with his family and dog. He always tries to live life to the fullest.
Entry Level Automotive Technician
Kaleb is the newest member of our Oceanside team, joining us in June of 2022. Klaeb is a proud recent graduate of Vinal Technical High School. He is quickly becoming a valued member of our staff through his helpful attitude and eagerness to learn.
During his free time he enjoys building pit bikes and working on cars.
If you come in for an Emissions test on a Saturday LJ is most likely the technician that will be completing that service for you. LJ has been a member of the Oceanside team going on 10 years. You will find LJ performing his duties with the utmost accuracy and precision and always with a smile.
When not at Oceanside LJ lends a helping hand to his dad in his construction business. In his time off, LJ enjoys spending time with his family, hunting unique treasures as well as spending time on his boat and going fishing.
Ethan joined the Oceanside Auto team in 2021. His position here at Oceanside is being in charge of quality control and he is also a Certified Emissions Inspector. When doing quality control Ethan double checks all the work done to a vehicle after it is completed before it is returned to the customer. Ethan has a true passion for helping others and values respect and patience. His keen attention to detail and easy going attitude has made him a natural fit with the Oceanside team.
In Ethan's free time he enjoys working on motorcycles and cars.