Meet the Team!

Christopher Petersen - Owner/Manager

Christopher Petersen
ASE Certified Master Technician

Christopher has been in the automotive industry since 1995 professionally. His love for cars goes back to his childhood years. After 20 years of experience working the various positions in a repair shop, Christopher purchased Northwest Automotive.

ASE Certified Technician

Christopher is married to Sonya, and they have three sons: Aaron, Teryx, and Lyric. He also is an avid Jeep and Off-Road enthusiast.

Sonya Petersen - Owner

Sonya Petersen

Although you won't see her face much at the shop, Sonya enjoys helping out behind the scenes, whether it be running errands, doing paperwork, or designing and decorating the lobby walls! Her greatest joy with the shop is having helped Christopher attain one of his dreams. She cherishes the fact that he loves going to work every day.

Courtni Nelson - Service Advisor

Courtni Nelson
Ase Certified Consultant

Courtni has been with Northwest Automotive since 2016. Starting with very little automotive knowledge, she has progressed at light speed into being an amazing service advisor. Her ability to bridge the gap in communication between the customer and technician has made her an invaluable member of our team.

Micah Potter - Service Manager

Micah Potter
Ase Certified Technician

Micah started working for Northwest Automotive in 2011. His attention to detail and great attitude earned him the title of lead technician. After years of going above and beyond, Micah was promoted to Service Manager. He makes sure everything is choreographed.

Skylor Strash - Technician

Skylor Strash
Ase Certified Technician

Skylor came to Northwest Automotive in 2015. He is the workhorse of the shop, doing the majority of our heavy-line work such as engines and transmissions. Skylor sets the production pace that everyone tries to keep up with.

Aaron Insley - Technician

Aaron Insley

Aaron came to us from South Dakota. Having been a co-owner of a shop for many years, he understands that quality is the key to happy vehicles and their owners. The pride in his work shows in everything he does.

Lee Gasser - Technician

Lee Gasser

Lee is the newest addition to our crew. When looking to add a new member, we ask people in our industry for a recommendation. Lee's name kept coming up. Lee's Asian Import experience has been a great addition to our team.

TJ - Greeter/Mascot


If you've been into Northwest Automotive in the last year, you've undoubtedly met TJ. Eager to play ball, or search for food in your pockets, TJ is loved by all who meet him. Wherever Christopher is, you'll find TJ at his side.

Be sure to watch until the end for a funny blooper!

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