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Alexandria

Geoffrey Brown | Email | Blog
Alexandria Campus Assistant Dean for Automotive
Collision Repair Faculty
CSC Collision Repair

  • Member of Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association
  • 40+ years of industry experience including collision technician and shop owner

Keith Brown | Email | Blog
Alexandria Campus Program Head for GM ASEP
General Motors ASEP Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology

  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • General Motors Master Technician Certified
  • Certified Emissions Repair Technician
  • 15+ years industry experience as a technician, shop foreman, and service advisor

Reginald Bennett | Email | Blog
Alexandria Automotive Technology Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology Emissions Specialization

  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Certified Emissions Repair Technician
  • 30+ years of industry experience including fleet and general repair technician

Laura Garcia-Moreyra | Email | Blog
Alexandria Automotive Technology Faculty
NOVA Auto Club Faculty Advisor
AAS in Automotive Technology

  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance, L3 Hybrid/Electric Vehicle
  • Certified Emissions Repair Technician
  • 6 years of industry experience as an assistant manager and Ford technician

Sandy Garrett | Email | Blog
Alexandria Automotive Technology Faculty

  • Mercedes-Benz Stars of Service Champion 2010 and 2012
  • Mercedes-Benz Master Wrench Award 2005
  • ASIA World Class Technician Award 1999
  • Virginia Emissions and Safety Inspector
  • Certified Emissions Repair Technician
  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Shop Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria
  • 35+ years of industry experience

Victor Ginoba | Email | Blog
Alexandria Associate Professor GM ASEP
AAS Automotive Technology

  • Bachelor's from Virginia State University and Master's from George Washington University
  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • General Motors Master Technician Certified

Anthony Gray | Email | Blog
Alexandria Automotive Technology Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology

  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Worked overseas on automotive pollution control programs
  • Teacher at South County High School
  • 10+ years field experience in dealerships, fleet, independent repair facilities

Doug Hinken | Email | Blog
Alexandria Automotive Technology Faculty

  • Ford Master Technician
  • Mercedes-Benz Master Technician
  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Shop Manager for a large Mercedes dealership
  • 40+ years of industry experience including machining, high-performance engine builder, shop owner and shop foreman

Russell Taylor | Email | Blog
Alexandria Automotive Technology Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology

  • ASE Master Technician
  • Bachelor's from Towson University and Master's from George Mason University

Manassas

John Hicks | Email
Manassas Campus Assistant Dean for Automotive
AAS Automotive Technology and Emissions Specialization

  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Mitsubishi Master Elite Technician
  • Nissan Senior Technician
  • Virginia State and Emissions Inspector
  • Certified Emissions Repair Technician
  • 10+ years of industry experience

Derek Bryant | Email
Manassas Diesel Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology and Emissions Specialization

  • ASE Certified in Automotive, Heavy Duty, School Bus, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Certified Emissions Repair Technician
  • Virginia State Inspector

Abraham Dickey | Email
Manassas Diesel Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology

  • Electrical Repair Certificate
  • Automotive Emission Repair Certificate
  • Diesel Service and Repair Certificate
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Management
  • 30+ years of industry experience

Myles Embrey | Email
Manassas Assistant Professor Automotive Technology
AAS Automotive Technology

  • BS Automotive & Heavy Equipment Management and M. ED. from Marymount University
  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • 10+ years industry experience as a technician and service manager

Sgt. Major Tim Godfrey | Email
Manassas Automotive Technology Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology and Emissions Specialization

  • BA and BS degrees from Virginia Tech University
  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Afghanistan and Iraq Veteran
  • Active Member of the US Army Reserve
  • 6 years of industry experience at Lexus

Gary Phares
Manassas Automotive Technology and Machining Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology and Emissions Specialization

  • ASE Master Technician, Machinist, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Avid Race Enthusiast and Driver
  • 35+ years industry, instructional, and race experience

David Taylor
Manassas Diesel Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology

  • ASE Master Truck, Automotive Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance, L2
  • Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis
  • Hino trucks master elite technician
  • Mack trucks master technician
  • Cummins engines certified mid-range and heavy-duty
  • Works at Potomac Truck Center in Gainesville
  • 15+ years of industry experience

Jeremiah Smith
Manassas Automotive Technology Faculty
AAS Automotive Technology

  • ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • Senior Master Subaru Technician
  • Premium Elite Kia Technician
  • Mopar Certified Specialist
  • Technician at Dulles Motorcars Subaru Kia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Matthew Wayman | Email
Manassas Welding Faculty
CSC Welding

  • 25+ years of industry experience
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