Meet the Auto Pro Team
At Auto Pro our team strives to provide quality professional services at reasonable prices. Learn a little more about the people that will be caring for your vehicle.
Taz was born in Ohio. His Tasmanian behavior managed to convince Grady and Vicki his now non fur parents, to bring him to VA to live with them in 2010. He talked his parents into moving and buying an existing automotive repair business in Florida, in 2014. The automotive repair business needed a new name. Once again this fur baby stepped in and being the loving fur baby boss that he is, said, “The name will be Taz, of course!” You now know who the real owner of Auto Pro is!
Taz, when not in his executive chair overseeing everyone, is greeting and entertaining people as they enter Auto Pro. His big welcoming bark is just the Taz excitement that he has when greeting people. He just wants a hello back, a pat on the back and if you could see his tail you would see that he is happy to see you!
Taz loves chasing birds on the beach, swimming, playing frisbee, boating, jetskiing, playing with his non fur nieces and nephews and going on other family adventures.
Grady was born in SC, at age of 10 his family, being a military family finally settled into Northern VA. He started repairing bicycles, mini bikes and then his dad introduced him to Fiats which they enjoyed working on together. Grady was in the vocational automotive program during high school and worked at a gas station. He was chosen to enter into the Northern VA Community College trouble shooting contest event competing against students from other Northern VA high schools. Grady took home the 1st place trophy. After high school he attended automotive technical school where he met his future wife and graduated with honors. At the age of 24, Grady and his wife started a transmission specialty business and has been in the transmission, auto repair and auto maintenance business ever since. Grady has been a certified ASE Master Technician since 1981.
Grady is married. He and his wife, Vicki, have four daughters who are married and they have seven grand-kids.
Grady moved to Tampa, FL in 2014, and bought an existing automotive repair business, named it Taz Auto Pro, Inc., and is doing business as, Auto Pro.
When Grady isn’t at his auto repair business, he is with his wife and Taz (fur baby). They enjoy jet skiing, boating, fishing, the beach and having great adventures with their children and grand-kids.
Vicki was raised in Northern VA. Her father served in the military and when he was away she became the #1 handy fixer upper girl among three other siblings. She loved being with her father learning to fix an array of projects from cars, clocks, toilets, playgrounds, etc. (Anything to stay away from house cleaning and cooking) After high school she attended automotive technical school where she met her future husband and was the first female to graduate with honors. Vicki was raising four daughters and coaching soccer when she and her husband started a transmission specialty business and has been in the transmission, auto repair and auto maintenance business ever since.
Vicki is married. She and her husband, Grady, have four daughters that are married and they have seven grand-kids.
Vicki moved to Tampa, FL in 2014, and bought an existing automotive repair business, named it Taz Auto Pro, Inc., and is doing business as, Auto Pro.
When Vicki isn’t at her auto repair business, she is with her husband and Taz (fur baby). They enjoy jet skiing, boating, fishing, the beach and having great adventures with their children and grand-kids.
Brian was born in Virginia. His family owned an auto body shop. After school that is where he spent his time working and learning the industry. He was in the auto vocational program in high school and was top in his class. After high school Brian went into the electrical and performance side of the auto industry. He worked at the #1 - 12V mobile electronics shop and built custom systems. He took 1st place in multiple sound competitions. Brian is ASE certified in electrical and service writer. He also has his MECP certifications in 12v mobile electronics and auto security.
Brian, who is the owner’s son-in-law, moved to Tampa, FL in 2014 with his wife, three children and two fur babies, dogs. He joined Auto Pro in 2014. He is a great addition to the Auto Pro family and we are proud of him! The title, service manager fits him well for he knows how important family is and instills it into Auto Pro. He has great compassion and takes care of Auto Pro’s customers.
Brian enjoys watching his kids play sports and having Wii competitions with them. He enjoys seeing family and going to the beach and other family adventures. He enjoys fast cars and racing, to a movie night with the whole family.
ASE Master Technician
Charlie was born in Oklahoma and his family moved to Florida when he was three months old. He got his first automotive repair bill at age seventeen and with that he took an interest in the automotive repair industry. He took electrical and mechanical classes in high school and in the Navy. (Thank you for your service) He has been in the automotive industry for 45 years!
Charlie is an ASE Master Technician with advance engine and hybrid certifications as well. He has been with Auto Pro for 8 years. He has been an awesome asset to our automotive repair business and we are proud to have him as a member of the Auto Pro family!
Charlie is single, has three fur babies, two dogs and one cat. He enjoys barbecuing, gardening, golf, fishing, riding his motorcycle and going to the races in his free time.
Mark was born in Amsterdam, NY. His family moved to Florida when he was four years old. His dad was in the automotive industry and he loved watching and helping his dad repair vehicles at a very young age. Thanks to his dad, he has continued working in the automotive repair industry.
Mark is Auto Pro’s newest auto repair/maintenance technician. We welcome him and are happy to have him join Auto Pro’s family! He has Ford certifications and is certified by Drawtite to build and weld hitches. He enjoys working on engines, transmissions and the drivetrain.
Mark is engaged to a beautiful woman, Brenda, has a five year old daughter and a fur baby dog. He enjoys hunting, fishing, going to the gun range, playing in mud holes (4 wheeling) and watching car and truck shows.
Auto Repair/Maintenance Technician