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Aaron Marion
National Training Director
 
 
Aaron is a Euro guy specializing in Porsche and diagnostic procedures. He has an incredible talent for teaching and writing, you'll see him writing our great blog for Mechanic Alliance as well as in Live and Virtual Training events. 

Travis Schroer
Mentorship Director
 
 
Travis comes to us as a skilled service technician, lead technician, shop foreman and manager with 18+ years of experience in the industry. Travis has the same ambition of helping our industry but with a passion to help the new blood coming into our industry.  


Haakan Light
TopDon Support and Training
 
 
Haakan has spent over 15 years of his professional career in the automotive industry, certified as a service advisor, parts specialist and technician. Haakan also spent over 5 years working for Identifix in several roles: Bosch technical hotline, training, taking hotline calls and providing support to the other hotline staff as an information resource specialist. He also worked at Garage Gurus as a Technical Product Specialist and Trainer. His passions include using advanced diagnostic equipment such as an oscilloscope and thermal imager. He started the Automotive Technician Roundtable Event which is held 2x a month over Google Meet and designed to help technicians of ALL levels share and learn through case studies. He also has his own website: shotgundiagnostics.org where you can view previous sessions of the roundtable. Haakan currently works for Topdon USA as the Training and Development Manager. He enjoys helping other technicians and exploring the puzzles of modern vehicle failures. 


Tim Janello
Associate Professor from Southern Illinois University
 
 
Tim Janello is the Associate Professor at Southern Illionios University and published author and editor for Undercar Digest, Motor Age and MD Publication's Showpower Conventions. Tim has over 50 years of experience in the automotive and transportation industry. Tim has woked on everything from classic and modern cars to over the road trucks and even heavy mining equipment. With 10 years of shop ownership, and over 27 years of teaching experience Tim has done it all. Tim brings his experience to Mechanic Alliance to help you further your career.

Zach Zelenak
Regional Trainer
 
 
Zach brings to the table years of diagnostic experience. He is one of the best diagnostic technicians you will find. Always looking to help better another technician. He has recently opened his own shop and works hand in hand with the training team to bring you out of the box training. He will be overseeing training in the state of Texas as well as building training curriculum for national classes. 



David Swensen
Co-Founder of Mechanic Alliance
 
 
Dave is the resident engineer on the team. His 40+ Years of experience in the industry and analytical eye makes him a great asset with diagnostics and the business side of helping our members. Look for him at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he's a tech official often seen going through cars making sure they're safe for the track!

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Marvin Ray
Co-Founder of Mechanic Alliance
 
 
Marvin Ray is one of the Co-Founders of Mechanic Alliance and My Certified Mechanic. Marv is well known for his nation wide training efforts with Grease Monkey International, Big O tires, and the state of Utah. He brings nearly 50 years of experience and specializes in advanced diagnostic procedures and shop ownership. Marv continues to put his experience to use in bringing great training resources to teach the next generations of automotive technicians.

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