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.
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. 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 or a feature on our instagram, I’m the guy to talk to!
Mike ZahlerChief Operating Officer
I like to think of myself as a certified petrolhead. My love for all motor vehicles runs deep – I’ve been tinkering with cars & motorcycles for as long as I can remember, and like many others I have my Dad to thank for it. When I was a kid he gave me an old carb to break down and eventually I got my hands dirty with a yellow Suzuki JR50. As I grew older, my interests turned to car clubs. Truly, I’m a perfectionist at heart & what started as a passion for auto detailing has now become my way of life.
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!
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 & Reconditioning Specialist
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 & Reconditioning Specialist
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.