Blake SiebeShop Manager, Owner
My passion for cars is deep rooted, as a child I could identify cars based on their headlights or tail lights at night on long road trips I took with my family. I have been a car enthusiast all my life and have always been meticulous of how I keep my personal vehicles. In my free time I research new products and will never stop experimenting to find the best results possible. I also have a small Frenchie named Olive, who accompanies me to work everyday & has become a bit of a shop mascot for us here at NWAS. I take great pride in NorthWest Auto Salon, our dedicated employees, the reputation we have developed, and the level of work we produce on a daily basis.
Alex HooverOffice Admin
Before I even left the hospital as a baby, my father held me in his arms & watched the Indy 500. It was abundantly clear that I had a passion for things with wheels by age two, when I started asking my cousins to walk me around the block so I could touch car tires. At the age of seven, my uncle taught me how to drive his old manual Ford tractor and trailer, but thankfully, he never taught me how to take it out of first gear. My first possession with an actual gas motor was a Toro self-propelled lawn mower which I took great pride in, keeping it waxed and washed on the regular. After attending Gonzaga University, I felt a bit lost on what direction I wanted to go in life — I think I’ve found it here at NorthWest Auto Salon. Our passion is evident in all of our hard work, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards imaginable!
Danny DurkanContent Coordinator, Brand Manager
If you’ve stopped by the shop, you may have seen me hiding behind a camera! I have an undying love for all things automotive + multimedia. It all started when I was frightened to a point of tears by the roar of top-fuel dragsters at Pacific Raceways as a youngster. The adrenaline surge I received as a boy from being around such powerful machines continues to fuel my interest in Motorsports, industrial design, and a love of anything with wheels to a level some might consider unhealthy. Here at the shop I manage our various social media outlets, update the blog & website with fresh content, and try to capture every moment of vehicular bliss that comes through our doors. If you want pictures of your car, I’m the guy to talk to!
Tim ConnorPPF & Vehicle Wrap Director
My interest in cars began with my father’s ’62 Porsche 356 Karmann Hardtop. In my twenties, I was into restoring multiples of Classic Mini Coopers. I have a deep-rooted passion for classic cars and an extensive history of experience in the automotive industry, with over 14 years of film installation, pattern design, and CAD under my belt. I’ve worked at companies such as Stonegard, Accutint, and Auto Armor before finding my way to NWAS; as the lead in-house clear bra & wrap installer I am proud to be able to offer my skills here, all while being surrounded by a great team!
Brian CarylDetail & Reconditioning Specialist
While growing up on the north end of Whidbey Island, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by a lot of special cars. I spent many years going to local car shows and found myself detailing everything from the family garage to a handful of trophy takers. Working closely with my father’s ’68 Camaro SS & stepfather’s ’67 427 Corvette helped me build the foundation I needed to take me to the next level at NWAS. Now I have the opportunity to be surrounded by amazing cars & a great group of people who I truly enjoy working with every day.
Josh DaileyDetail & Reconditioning Specialist
I grew up around cars, in a family of car enthusiasts. The first die-cast models I ever owned as a kid were the Bugatti EB110 followed by the Jaguar XJ220. My dad was into Mopar — anything from old Chargers to newer Cummins diesel trucks. My Uncle loves Porsches; brothers and sister all have Volkswagens, so being into cars just came naturally to me. I bought my first car in ’07, and since then I’ve done everything in my power to keep it running & looking like new. My work at University VW helped lay the foundation for my work as a detailer, building my skill set and knowledge of automotive reconditioning. I’m thankful for the opportunity to grow through NWAS. It’s great to be part of such a reputable shop & come to my dream job every day!
Tomas VacaDetail & Vehicle Prep Technician
Much like my co-workers, my love of cars came early. As a baby, I was quite fond of riding in the back of my grandparents ’32 Ford Victoria up long, winding mountain passes. All the road trips we took in that old car was a big part of what spark my interest in automotive. I didn’t spend a lot of time around the garage, but I can remember playing for hours on my bedroom floor with every Hot Wheels I could find until I had to go to bed. When it comes to full size rides, I associate most with all things classic — including my personal “vintage” Datsun pickup! Being a part of the team here at NWAS is a bit of a dream come true, and it continues to fuel my enthusiasm for all things automotive.
Ben LevyDetail & Vehicle Prep Technician
The first time I drove a car, I wasn’t even close to legal age. Yet, I was permitted to drive my parents’ cars around the corner – and into the alley behind our house – to wash them. The thrill of being behind the wheel, and the supreme satisfaction of a spotless, “like new” looking vehicle has only grown stronger as I’ve aged. Today, my world is bumper-to-bumper with cars. I’m surrounded by friends who share my passion for all things automotive: collecting, modifying, and with the NWAS team, detailing. For me, detailing is much more than an occupation, it’s a devotion.
Isaiah RendorioDetail & Vehicle Prep Technician
As long as I could remember I had a fascination for cars, and it all started hot wheels and Transformers. It wasn’t until high school that this hobby really began to escalate. Instead of playing with toy cars for entertainment, I began to see them as pieces of rolling art. I am appreciative of good automotive design, which makes working around a wide variety of cars a dream come true. Working at the Northwest Auto Salon is like being a kid in a candy store. I am artistically driven; the knowledge and attention to detail that my job requires provides me a way to challenge myself, channel my skills and develop a greater understanding of the automotive world in return. Being a broke college student, I don’t have many cool cars to brag about — but if you ever swing by the shop, I’ll be more than happy to show you my daily-driven Toyota Corolla!
Olive the French BulldogChief of Chew Toy Assessment
While most of my time is spent managing the shop from the office upstairs & doing product testing for the dog toy department, I often sneak down to the floor to perform random quality & productivity check-ups on the team. I am the co-pilot of the NWAS GLA45 AMG, I can be seen riding shotgun in the Mr. Sandman Citroen, and I occasionally make special guest appearances at local car show events, so keep your eyes peeled!