Service and Parts Team Member Biographies:
Tom Jensen - Service Manager- I
was born and raised in beautiful Enumclaw. I come from a large
family, I am the youngest of 7. I started in the auto industry at the age of 19 and
never left. I have done every job imaginable in the service industry
and after 24 years I worked my way up to the Service Manager. I am exactly
in the place I imagined I would be, working with a great group of people I
truly enjoy working with. We want you to relax and enjoy your service
visit with us, so we now have an iPad station with 3 iPad's for you to
use, a children's playroom, flat screen TV, comfy chairs, fresh coffee,
snacks and beverages all in a relaxing atmosphere. Stress Free!
Jerad Smith - Service Advisor- I was born and raised in Puyallup Washington. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter. I love coming to work everyday at Subaru of Puyallup!
Andy Morrison - Service Advisor- I love working at Subaru. I work with the best people I have ever worked with. I love spending time with my family and doing outdoor activities like hiking, camping and swimming. I also have a huge passion for drifting, music, and cars in general. I love dogs too, I have a beautiful Shiba-Inu puppy named Nismo.
Matthew Lundell - Service Advisor- Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I graduated from Puyallup High School in 2008, attending Pierce College afterwards with a focus in Business and Accounting. I originally came to Subaru of Puyallup in early 2012 as a technician, taking a short break in late 2014, where I had worked for Kia of Puyallup. I was asked early 2015 to come back to Subaru as one of the advisors and gladly accepted. I feel that my background as an automotive technician better assists me in bridging the gap between the advisor, the technician, and the customer. My knowledge with Subaru's and automobiles in general allows me to answer any technical questions one may have while in for service. I've always had a love for cars and it's a difficult task not to modify and put a personal touch on them. In my garage at home sits a Dodge Neon SRT-4 that I've built from the ground up as a track car, and my daily is a 2005 Outback XT Limited that I've swapped a VF52 into with supporting mods, making 302 whp. Whether you're a car person or not, if you happen to be at Subaru of Puyallup, stop by service and say hello, grab yourself a cookie and have a complimentary massage.
Alex Coffey- My name is Alex Coffey. I have a passion for working on cars and learning more everyday about how they are engineered. Subaru has been my first actual automotive job and I am so thankful to be working at Subaru of Puyallup.
Alex Grajeda- Hi my name is Alex. I am a service greeter at Subaru of Puyallup. I'm a very funny and goofy person. I am a Latin dancer, I model, and a social media entertainer.
Alex Maghirang- I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. I love to snowboard, play guitar, and spend time with my Corgi/Chihuahua mix, Cash.
Diego Grajeda- Hi there, my name is Diego and I'm back at Subaru of Puyallup! I love working at Subaru where i spend most of my time with great people! In my free time I really enjoy singing, playing sports, and spending time with my family, friends, and my beautiful girlfriend. GO HAWKS!
Anthony Peredo- My name is Anthony Peredo. I was born on JBLM and I am a military brat. I lived in Germany for three years and Texas for another three years before moving back to Washington. I am a very active person, so in my free time I love spending time with my sibling, going to the gym and playing with my dog Nala.
Erik Greeings- My name is Erickson. I was born in the Philippians and currently live in Olympia. In my free time I love to hike and skateboard. I am a big family man!
John Moan- At the age of 20 I attended Universal Technical Institute and graduated at the top of my class. I promptly started working at a Seattle area dealer in 2003. For the first 5 years I worked on Saabs. Then in 2008 the dealer switched over to Subaru and I worked at that dealer on Subaru's through 2013. I started working at Subaru of Puyallup in January of 2013. I am Subaru factory trained and ASE certified. I have been maintaining and repairing vehicles for over 12 years.
Justin O'Neil- My name is JRock the rock pile. I like to take long hot showers in the morning, I am a professional jet skier, and I have a 175 pound dog named Brutis. My addicition is working on Subarus. I reside in a small town called Yelm and my favorite pizza joint is Old School Pizza in Olympia.
Matthew Harris- I am a U.S. Navy veteran. After I got out of the Navy, I started working for Subaru of Puyallup. I am Subaru factory trained Subaru master technician and ASE certified.
Nick Johnson- I first became interested in mechanics at the young age of 5 years old. Glorified the sport of auto racing and quickly became my hobby and dream. All I ever thought about was racing and achieving my goal of being a professional racer. I met my wife at the age of 20 and knew she was the one for me because of our shared interests. We are currently spending our spare time perfecting a turbocharged ZX-14 built for drag racing.
Subaru of Puyallup is where I call home. I get to use all of the experiences I've gain throughout the years and continue to learn new things every day.
Nick Walker- I have been an automotive technician for 7 years and four have been here at Subaru of Puyallup. I have since become ASE certified and also have earned "Certified Technician" status with Subaru of America. I strive to fix it right the first time and treat every vehicle I work on as if they were a part of my own personal family, with respect and concern for safety.
Paul Zlipca- Hi my name is Paul, and I was born in Russia. I really enjoy working on Subaru's and I am thankful to be working for Subaru of Puyallup.
Cody Brian- I was born and raised in Bonney Lake WA, and moved to Texas for 2 1/2 years. I have worked on Chryslers, Fords, Nissans, and now Subaru's!
Hunter Jansson- I am the vocalist and guitarist in a local metal band. I have a cat named Whiskers. (She is the best cat in the world!)
Troy Donald Gilson- Parts Manager- I have been with Subaru of Puyallup for 13 years now and have had many different roles in the Parts Department. I have been the Parts Manager for about 4 years now and have a great team with me. I was born and raised in Tacoma and still live there with my wife Diane and our busy little boy Tucker( toddler years ). I am a Subaru Guru and I have owned my own Subaru for years. I am what some would say a "home body" enjoying time with my family and all the new words my son learns. Although I do like to go out with my co-workers after work and try any new local restaurants in the area.I enjoy helping my customers get their part questions answered and also helping them get the right accessories for their Subaru's.
Eric Villarreal- Hello, my name is Eric Villarreal and I've been
working for Subaru of Puyallup going on three years now. I love spending my
free time with my family and friends.
Jeremy "Burgers" Pittman- My name is Burgers. I am a vegetarian and I go to church every Sunday. I like sports.
Matt Lunore- I was born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest. I have worked for the Harnish Auto Family since 2002. I am married and have a wonderful little boy. I enjoy music, bbq's and various outdoor activities. I also do miscellaneous home improvements at home in my spare time.