Family means Everything
Cindy is our Business Manager. While she is new to the Automotive Industry, she has always had a passion for vehicles, and is not new to management. She has worked at Denali State Bank for the last 14 years and retired from the bank as the Assistant Vice President and Consumer Loan Manager. We are very excited to share in her knowledge of business and to help her expand her passion for automotive.
Russ has worked in the maintenance industry for his entire life. He and his wife Cindy are looking forward to the years to come as Owners of the shop. He brings with him years of technical experience and a drive to succeed, along with ASE Certifications. Russ always pushes us to keep the customer first.
Scott is our Shop Foreman. With over 30 years of experience and ASE certification at Frontline Automotive (formerly known as The Front End Shop), he truly is the master behind the magic. We hold that he is truly the best chassis specialist in the Interior, and also, easily one of the best in the country. We are extremely excited that he has chosen to stay on as Shop Foreman through our transition to continue providing excellent quality work for our customers.
Jackson has been working at the shop for just over 4 years and is our Service Technician. He is constantly faced with new challenges, and takes great joy in successes no matter how great or how small. He started at the shop (when it was The Front End Shop) as a Shop Assistant and is excited to be an ASE Certified Technician.
Quartel grew up in Santa Rosa, California and joined the Army a couple of years out of high school. In June of 2015 he was transferred to Ft Wainwright where he continued his military career as a Combat Engineer. Quartel’s passion to work on vehicles has inspired him to choose his new career in automotive. He started with us at Frontline Automotive (formerly known as The Front End Shop) in April 2019 as a shop hand and is learning from the ground up. He is mastering tire work and will be attending the Automotive Training course at CTC starting in August. Quartel is excited to start his new career and grow with us at Frontline Automotive.
Atileo is our trusted Service Adviser. He was raised in Fairbanks and graduated from Lathrop High School. From there he moved to Seattle for 11 years before realizing that Fairbanks is the place to be. He and his wife moved back recently with their precious dog Kiwi and are putting down roots in our community again. Call "Leo" with any of your automotive questions. He will get you pointed in the right direction.
We are excited to have David back. He and his wife spent the last two years in Colorado so she could finish her Veterinary degree. While in Colorado their baby girl was born. David is a certified tire technician and has signed up under our apprentice program to work towards becoming a full fledged technician. David is focused on the safety of all vehicles and is a true artist in his profession. We are excited to mentor him and watch him grow in this industry
Shane is a high school student who is very interested in our industry. He has been tearing apart cars and putting them back together for a number of years now. He is a great shop hand and is learning quite a bit by watching and helping the guys. He is full time during the summer and part time after school. He also plans to join our apprentice program once he is out of school.
Tammy is the newest member of our family. She is new to the industry but not new to her love of cars. Her outgoing personality will keep you smiling all day long. She and her husband enjoy taking their cars to the racetrack in Palmer. When they are on vacations you can bet there is a racetrack within driving distance and a race scheduled. We are very happy to have Tammy join our family and hope you all feel the same.
Thank you for your business, as we are always striving to make your experience better, please let us know how we can better serve you!