Matt was born and raised in the Bay Area and came to Santa Cruz in 2006. His interest in cars sparked growing up because once he started driving he realized he could only afford to work on his cars himself. Two weeks before his 17th birthday he go his first job in a shop but it wasn’t until his early twenties that he started working professionally as a technician. Matt has been at AE since July 2015. He likes to work on Toyotas, Hondas and BMWs.
Cole Gibson- Technician
Cole was born and raised in Santa Cruz County. He grew up watching his family work on their cars and he has been working on cars himself since he started driving in high school. Cole has been working professionally in the industry since 2011 and has been at AE since February of 2019. His favorite cars to work on are BMWs.
Ricardo was born in Watsonville but was raised in San Juan de Los Largos, Jalisco, Mexico. He came back to Santa Cruz when he was 20 and worked in a pick and pull which sparked his interest in working on cars. Ricardo has been at AE Motorsports since April 2019. He is most passionate about learning the new technological advances of European cars.
Jake was born and raised in Santa Cruz. Growing up, Jake's father worked on motorcycles and that is what sparked his interest in combustion engines. When Jake bought his first car, a BMW, he couldn't afford to get it worked on at a shop so he decided he needed to learn himself. Jake has been at AE motorsports since January 2019. He enjoys working on BMWs and Audis.
Jovani Soto- Technician
Jovani was born and raised in Santa Cruz. As a kid, he watched his dad work on tractors and personal vehicles which sparked his interest in mechanical work. In 2016 he professionally began working on cars and he has been at AE since November 2017. He likes working on Japanese cars but will eagerly work on anything he can get his hands on to expand his knowledge.
Noah Glickman- Service Writer
Noah was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA and has been in Santa Cruz since 2009. He has been fascinated by cars since before he can remember. Among an array of jobs growing up Noah found himself in the automotive industry in 2014. Noah as been working at AE since July 2019 as one our trusty service writers. His favorite dog breed is Pug.
Chris Verbin- Service Writer
Chris, born and raised in Santa Cruz, grew up working on cars and engines with his father. After working as a professional butcher for years Chris realized cars are his passion, not meat so he began working at AE as a service writer in October of 2018. He likes BMWs, motorcycles and mountain bikes.