Meet The Ashland Automotive Team

TRAINED AND ASE CERTIFIED EXPERTS

Ashland Automotive Inc. owner Zach Edwards, is an ASE Advanced Level Master Technician. His education includes AAS Automotive Technology, Rogue Community College, 2001, BS Business Administration, Certificate of Applied Finance and Economics, Southern Oregon University, 2009. Zach is also currently a member on Rogue Community College’s Automotive Technology Program Advisory Board.

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Zach Edwards – Ashland Automotive Owner

ASE Master Technician

Zach was born in Northern Minnesota, and spent much of his childhood in rural Minnesota and Iowa.  He moved to Ashland from Southern Minnesota  in July of 1997. As a child Zach was fascinated with exotic sports cars, but never attempted car repair until he was forced to after his Volkswagen Bus broke down in Minnesota in 1996. There, in the dead of winter in a barn with a wood stove and the Idiots Guide: How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, Zach rebuilt a tired old 1600cc VW engine.  That engine powered Zach to Ashland, where he met Alan Sommers, who Zach credits as having taught him many of the Zen-like ways of auto repair.

  • Jay Kuester
    Jay Kuester SERVICE ADVISOR

    Jay has a strong interest in cars, especially his 1972 FJ-40 model Toyota Landcruiser … Show More which he’s owned for 20 years. Jay was born in Roseburg and went to high school in Ashland. Following his graduation, he moved to California, eventually returning to Ashland. He’s been here for the last eight years. He loves being part of a great team, and is looking forward to skiing this up coming winter.

  • Jeff Webb
    Jeff Webb SERVICE ADVISOR

    Jeff is obsessed with fast cars and all things Toyota. His love of cars began at age 6 when … Show More mom introduced him to the speedway and drag races. Jeff studied high-performance engines and chassis fabrication at Wyotech in West Sacramento, where he graduated with a degree in Automotive Technology. Jeff was born and raised in Medford, where he still lives with his family. His mantra – “Live Fast”.

  • Anna Weathers
    Anna Weathers OFFICE COORDINATOR

    Anna is originally from Washington and moved to Medford as a child when an employment … Show Morebecame available for her family. She graduated from North Medford High School. Anna loves cars, especially BMWs. Her favorite car is the 1979 BMW M1, but she says “ I could settle for a 1971 de Tomaso Pantera.”
    Anna especially enjoys the work environment at Ashland Automotive. “Honesty, integrity, and respect are abundant at AAI.” Her mantra is “Everything happens for a reason.”.

  • Eugene O’Brien
    Eugene O’Brien ASE MASTER TECHNICIAN

    Eugene has worked at AAI since starting the Automotive Technology Program at Rogue Community … Show MoreCollege in 2013. At first he started helping clean the shop and eventually grew into the position of full-time technician after graduating in 2015. He is master certified, currently holding 9 ASE certifications.
    Eugene was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Ashland in 2002 where he took auto shop classes all four years before graduating from Ashland High School. Eugene loves driving, breaking, and fixing his Subaru. He likes Subarus most because of their reliability and ease of access to parts. The best advice he’d give a customer is “Inspect your oil level often.” He checks it every time he gets fuel. Eugene loves working at Ashland Automotive because we emphasize maintenance, and he also loves working in Ashland close to home.

  • Joel Turner
    Joel Turner ASE Master Technician

    Joel loves working on cars. Like so many technicians, he first became interested … Show Morein the trade because he wanted to be able to fix his own car. Joel worked in forestry before switching careers, and has over 18 years of experience as a technician. Joel’s favorite car is his Dodge truck with a Cummins diesel, but his favorite kind of car to work on is the BMW. When asked for the best advice he can give a driver, he says “Stay up on your maintenance.”

  • Greg Casad
    Greg Casad ASE Master Technician

    Greg was born and raised in Medford, Oregon. His formal training was at UTI in Phoenix, Arizona …  Show Morewhere he earned an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, and he is an ASE Master Technician. Cars are a family business for the Casads. Greg’s grandfather, father, and uncle were all professional mechanics. Greg has been in and around car shops his entire life. He loves working on Subarus and thinks they have a proven record for reliability. He also enjoys working with the most important part of the Subaru, the driver. Greg is very curious about the Tesla, and is excited to see how the company will impact the automotive industry in the future.
    Greg enjoys the way the Ashland Automotive team works together. He’s a strong believer in timely maintenance, because “it is always less expensive and more convenient than breakdowns caused by a lack of upkeep.” 

  • Future Superstar
    Future Superstar Technician

    Are you a Gearhead? You’ll fit in just fine.

    We are seeking an experienced technician to join our staff… Show More We need your help to complete our vision of building the greatest shop in Southern Oregon. You’re seeking a flourishing independent shop, with plenty of opportunity for growth. We offer a M-F work-week and benefits including medical, dental, vision, uniform service, tool allowance, boot reimbursement, paid holidays, paid vacation, and continuing education. You have expertise in import and domestic cars, a great attitude and a willingness to succeed. We offer a very clean and private shop in a new facility, a great selection of tools and equipment, and a front-end staff that sells the job-done-right to our wonderful customers. Sound like a good fit? Apply here!  .

ASHLAND AUTOMOTIVE IS LOOKING FOR TECHNICIANS

At Ashland Automotive Inc, we’re always excited to meet superstars. If you’re an ASE Master Technician or Service Writer, if you have impeccable references, if you are drug free, if you are talented and gifted at what you do, and if you live by the principal that you’ll never put money ahead of people, then we would love to meet you!

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