Meet the Team
No pushy hard-sell
We don't have quotas and we don't work on commission. We depend on satisfied customers.
Brandon Anderson I 13 Years Automotive Experience
Brandon was formally trained at De Anza College automotive technology program and began his career at a Mercedes Benz dealership. Over the next 10 years he worked as a technician on a wide variety of luxury and exotic vehicles and became a master level technician until eventually transitioning into management in 2014. Brandon is passionate about the industry and can be found spending his free time reading new technical service bulletins. He is also a big fan of taking road trips and can be found driving his VW diesel around the country when he’s not running Auto Care Specialists.
Rhett Whitehill I 10 Years Automotive Experience
Rhett's 10 years of automotive experience have a common, central theme: Customer Service Excellence. With prior experience as a Shop Owner, Service Manager, and Service Advisor, Rhett has mastered the necessary skills in automotive service advising and service management in order to provide customers with the five star experience they deserve for all makes and models. Rhett's favorite car is the 2001 Mercedes Benz S55 AMG. Outside of Auto Care Specialists, Rhett is a proud Founder of Emerald Hills Railway, which operates a 50's era 12-gauge Carnival Style steam train.
Jeff Wade I 37 Years Automotive Experience
Jeff started his first radiator and A/C repair shop in the early 1980's, and has been performing the highest quality repairs ever since. He has undergone all types of formal automotive repair training, and has earned ASE certifications, Advanced ASE certifications, and his California Smog License. His responsibility as shop foreman is to not only perform vehicle repairs, but also ensure quality and training of the other technicians in the shop. When Jeff isn't running the shop, he enjoys fishing, visiting Santa Cruz, and spending time with his family - especially his 2 granddaughters!
Luis Castro I 4 Years Automotive Experience
Luis is a Universal Technical Institute Automotive Technology graduate and began his career repairing vehicles in 2015. Luis enjoys attending professional training and skills update courses to continue learning about modern vehicles and how to care for them. He is currently enrolled in the De Anza College Automotive Technology training program for smog technicians and hopes to continue learning new skills once he has completed this program. In his free time, he enjoys high performance vehicles and driving on the racetrack!
Michael Peters I 4 Years Automotive Experience
Michael Joined Auto Care Specialists in 2018. As a De Anza College auto technology graduate certified in engine performance, he enjoys seeing how car systems work together and fixing faults that arise. He has worked in auto repair facilities for four years, working on all makes and models. Mike is serious about his work but also laid back. When he is not working on cars, he enjoys going up to Tahoe and shooting pool.