Owner - ASE Certified Master Technician
Danny opened The Auto Shop in 2010 and is an integral part of the day-to-day operations as manager/owner. Danny is an ASE Master Technician and has led his team to become an ASE Blue Seal Certified shop. Danny started working at his father’s garage, Larry’s Amoco in California, MO, when he was ten years old and worked his way to the position of mechanic and later to manager. Danny has worked as a mechanic for several dealerships; Capital City Lincoln Mercury Jeep Eagle AMC Renault, Lou Harts Auto Repair. Danny continued his career in management and began working with Honda Jefferson City as Service Advisor, promoted to Service Manager for Honda and then Service Manager for both Honda and Hyundai. Danny enjoys spending time with family, riding motorcycles, boating, and working on motorcycle restores.
Owner - ASE Certified Service Advisor
Kelley and her husband, Danny, opened The Auto Shop in 2010, and she has been an integral part of building the business and holds an ASE certification for Service Adviser since 2006. Kelley attended Helias High School and graduated from Lincoln University with a Psychology/Mathematics degree. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating, riding motorcycles and gardening. Kelley grew up in Jefferson City with her parents Tom and Lola Parris, and has two children, Tobias a welder with a local company and Nolan a senior in high school.
ASE Certified Technician
Dani started working at The Auto Shop in June of 2015. She is a graduate of Helias High School and State Technical College, specializing in hybrid technology. Dani retired from the Missouri Army National Guard, in which she served for six years. She is an ASE certified mechanic in brakes, suspension and steering and refrigeration, and is continuing her certifications in other vehicle repairs. Dani is also a Missouri State Inspector for Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles. Dani likes to read, listen to music, and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs. Dani would work all day on cars in the driveway with her Dad as she grew up. She was born and raised here in Jefferson City.
Ryu started working at The Auto Shop in March of 2018 as an intern with Jefferson City High School, Nichols Career Center, and is currently attending State Technical College of Missouri, dual majoring in Business Administration and Accounting. Ryu is a Japanese-born race car driver and first started racing karts in 2006 at the age of 5. He moved to America in 2016 and resumed his racing career in 2017. Ryu likes to spend his free time going on long drives and working on his racecar. He also likes to spend time with his family, especially his dogs, Lucy, Sora, and Maiya.
Sydney currently attends Lincoln University and is studying to be a special education teacher. She likes to spend her time with family and friends when she is not at school or work. Sydney joined our team in October of 2017 and contributes to most of our social media presence and the amazing graphics we send out.
ASE Certified Master Technician
Join us in welcoming Scot back to The Auto Shop family! Scot recently moved back from Orlando, FL, where he spent time working on an original “Back to the Future” Delorean and on many of Shaquille O’Neal’s vehicles. Scot began his career at Owens Community College and is now an ASE Master Technician and is a GM Master Technician specializing in electrical/electronic engine repair problem solving and lab scope diagnostics. Scot and his wife have been married for 20 years and have three children. Scot’s hobbies include radio control aircraft, aviation, video games, and electronic design projects.
Please join us in welcoming Dakota to our team. Dakota has worked in the auto industry for 10 years and brings vast knowledge with him. Dakota is married and has two family dogs. He enjoys fishing, music, and spending time with family and friends.