Chris is the new hire here and will be an apprentice of sorts.
Like the other members of our team, Chris has been interested in cars from a young age. Introduced to the mechanic tradition at the age of 15, Chris traveled down to Iowa with his father to pull a 305 TPI engine out of a 1986 Pontiac Firebird Formula.
Since then, every car Chris— now 23— has owned has required work and he has developed a skill set in routine/general maintenance as well as engine installation and suspension work.
Besides cars, Chris loves motorcycles and has modded several mini bikes with bigger engines. Besides internal combustion engines, Chris is a guitarist in his metal band “Intrinsic” and spends his free time playing at bars and smaller venues around the Twin Cities and practising.
Chris drives his 1999 Saab 93 to work every day and it is part beater car part project car as the machine absorbs time and money from him for how many miles he puts on. This has instilled in Chris a love-hate relationship with Saab, for on one hand, his familiarity and their stock turbos are great, but on the other hand the way his “220k mile 93 loves to nickel and dime [his] wallet to death” is hardly enjoyable.
Chris is an apprentice here so he’s learning as much as he’s working and we couldn’t be happier to have him.