Our Team



Fred has been in the automotive industry since 1974 when he began helping at his father’s body shop. You’ll probably see him in the waiting area having a cup of coffee and spending time with his customers. Make sure to say hello!

Dream Car: 1980 308 GTS Ferrari


General Manager

Kiel is the third generation of Fred Drake Automotive has grown up in the family business. He has learned that the employees and clients are priority number one and wants to ensure everybody has a great experience. He also has a soft spot for technology which makes him our resident nerd-at-arms.

Dream Car: Tesla Model X



Stephen brings to us a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. Since entering industry in 1993, Stephen became an ASE Certified Master Mechanic and worked in both the dealership and independent repair shops. If there’s a problem with your vehicle, rest assured Stephen can figure it out!

Dream Car: 2018 Porsche 911



Dan has been an automotive technician for 19 years, and brings a creative approach to his work. If we’re stuck on a problem, we know Dan can invent a solution. He’s also known around the shop for his “expressive” hairstyles.

Dream Car: 1971 Formula 400 Firebird


Service Advisor

Ashley is the friendly face you’ll meet when you bring your vehicle in for service. She loves to educate our customers to help them make informed decisions on their vehicle. Ashley is also a tire whiz!

Dream Car: Audi R8


Collision Technician

JR is celebrating his 10th anniversary with Fred Drake Automotive this year! If you were a fly on the wall in our shop, you would see him taking white glove care of every vehicle he works on. From fan shrouds to frames, JR can put anything back together!

Dream Car: 64 Impala


Towing Operator

David is our man on the road. If your car breaks down, whether it be 12 noon or 12 midnight, David will get your car safely back to the shop. He’s our in house First Responder.

Dream Car:



Dean is like a Swiss Army Knife: he uses many skills to help in many different areas. Whether it be putting the final detail on a collision repair, installing a set of tires, or driving the shuttle, he’s a team player through and through.

Dream Car: Mustang GT500


Collision Technician and Painter

Jeff has been honing his craft since age 14, and is a perfectionist in the best kind of way. Jeff can take the most severely damaged vehicle and make it whole again. If your vehicle has been in an accident, Jeff will fix your car as if it were his own.

Dream Car: 1969 Mustang Mach 1 428 Super Cobra Jet


Service and Towing Manager

Buddy has been with Fred Drake Automotive for over 20 years. He started with us in our salvage parts division and worked his way to Service and Towing Manager. He makes sure everything runs smoothly day in and day out.

Dream Car: 68 Camaro with Hideaway Headlights



John has been working on cars for as many years as it takes to win In Blackjack, but he won’t gamble with your vehicle. John is precise and diligent in his work, making sure to give you a safe and correct repair every time!

Dream Car: Year 1 Pontiac Trans Am

Miss Kitty

Customer Service Representative

Miss Kitty can’t be on the official payroll, but she works in exchange for food and love. She takes her job a little less seriously then everyone else, but she has tenure here at the organization.

Dream Car: Plymouth Prowler (We assume)