AUTO REPAIR SERVICES

OWNER // FOUNDER  2003 // HOMETOWN – WALNUT CREEK, CA

Dave has been in the automotive service industry for more than 35 years, with some 30 of those years working exclusively on BMWs. He began his career as one of the first graduates of BMW’s Service Technician Education Program (S.T.E.P.). After graduating, Dave moved to the Pacific Northwest and spent 8 years at a local BMW dealership as a Master Technician and Shop Foreman. He then moved on to a local independent BMW repair shop, where he spent 7 years before starting Eastside Bavarian in 2003. Dave manages all aspects of Eastside Bavarian and is always available to serve customers and the team. Dave’s commitment to his trade is unwavering and you can still see him in the shop working on cars and providing guidance and support to all. Dave resides in Issaquah with his wife Teri; they have two sons, Michael and Mark. In his spare time Dave enjoys boating, off-road biking, hiking, water sports and just about anything involving the outdoors and sunshine!

AUTO REPAIR SERVICES

TECHNICIAN // TEAM MEMBER SINCE  2005 // HOMETOWN – BURLINGTON, VT

James joined Eastside Bavarian in 2005 while he enrolled in Lake Washington Technical College. He earned his Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Automotive Repair Technician in 2006 and continues to hone his skills by attending continuing education classes for both BMW and Mini. Hailing from Vermont, James enjoys the great outdoor activities of the Pacific Northwest, like hiking, skiing, and snowboarding, you may also see him riding the trails between Snoqualmie and Issaquah as he bikes to work whenever he is able . James is married and in their free time, they enjoy time with family and classic trucks.

AUTO REPAIR SERVICES

SHOP FOREMAN // TEAM MEMBER SINCE  2010 // HOMETOWN – FEDERAL WAY, WA

Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the Eastside Bavarian Team. He graduated from the Universal Technical Institute in 1996, then attended and graduated from BMW’s S.T.E.P. Program in 1997 and achieved BMW Master Technician status. Before joining Eastside Bavarian in 2010, he spent 13 years at the local BMW dealership. Mark’s extensive technical training, years of experience, and his incredible attention to detail are of immense value to Eastside Bavarian and those he serves. He is dedicated to his profession and provides outstanding service to all. Mark is married with one daughter. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, time with family and his pets.

AUTO REPAIR SERVICES

PARTS SPECIALIST // TEAM MEMBER SINCE  2011 // HOMETOWN – SNOQUALMIE, WA

Don joined Eastside Bavarian in 2011. With more than 20 years in the auto body field, Don brings the attention to detail needed to run an efficient parts department and fully support the technical team at Eastside Bavarian. Don is a native Washingtonian, still residing in his hometown of Snoqualmie. Don and his wife have five children and four grandchildren. He enjoys music, hiking, and restoring vintage cars.

AUTO REPAIR SERVICES

TECHNICIAN // TEAM MEMBER SINCE  2017 // HOMETOWN – REDMOND, WA

Chris brings tremendous strength to the Eastside Bavarian Team. After completing Wyoming Technical Institute, he was accepted in to BMW’s S.T.E.P. Program (graduating in 1998) and achieved BMW Master Technician status. Chris then headed east to Massachusetts and spent the next few years at Herb Chambers BMW in Boston. Wanting to return to his native WA, he then took a position with the local BMW dealership, where he spent 17 years before joining us all here at Eastiside. Chris’s depth and breadth of knowledge and experience are of enormous value to the Team and all those he serves. His tremendous technical abilities are exceeded only by his commitment to service excellence and all-around great nature. Chris, along with his wife and son, enjoy camping, mountain biking, hiking and all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Auto Repair in Issaquah, WA by Eastside Bavarian

SHOP ASSISTANT // TEAM MEMBER SINCE  2017 // HOMETOWN – CHERRY POINT, NC

AJ joined Eastside Bavarian in 2017. He attended Lake Washington Technical and recently graduated from the Civil Design Program. AJ assists with a multitude of things here at Eastside Bavarian. He helps to keep everything clean and organized both in front of and in the back of the shop and assists the technicians service advisors with workflow support. AJ may even drive you in our shuttle and his smiling face and pleasant disposition is infectious. AJ enjoys anything involving exercising and the outdoors.

Auto Repair in Issaquah, WA by Eastside Bavarian

SERVICE ADVISOR // TEAM MEMBER SINCE  2019 // HOMETOWN – ROCHESTER, WA

Ryan joins Eastside Bavarian with both great technical training and valuable applied service experience. Ryan earned his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from Universal Technical Institute and after graduation went straight to work as a technician at a local independent repair shop. Within a few short years he was leading a team of technicians.  The last few years before joining Eastside Bavarian Ryan was a Service Advisor at the local Tesla dealer, serving both his customers with fantastic service and his team with technical expertise. His dedication to ‘service excellence’ is appreciated by all. Ryan’ is a true Washingtonian, with his family settling in the Nisqually Valley in the mid 1800’s, before Washington became a State. In his spare time Ryan enjoys motocross, hiking, cooking and photography.

Auto Repair in Issaquah, WA by Eastside Bavarian

TECHNICIAN // TEAM MEMBER SINCE  2020 // HOMETOWN – DUVALL, MO

Bowen joined Team Eastside Bavarian in 2020. At the age of 16 and concurrently while in high school, he attended Lake Washington Technical College where he earned his Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Diesel Technology & Precision Machining. While studying, he worked part time at a local independent automotive shop and then spent another 20 years there building a strong work ethic and honing his skills on all makes of German cars. Bowen’s extensive experience with German cars are of great value to all those who he serves here at Eastside Bavarian. Bowen is a Pacific Northwest native, a dog lover, and enjoys off-road motorcycling, gravel biking, jet-skiing, hiking, and just about any other activities that allow him to be active outdoors.