Meet the Team at K-Tech Automotive in Sebastopol!

At K-Tech Automotive, we're proud to have a well-balanced team of local Sonoma County technicians and customer service professionals. Combined we have more than 80 years of experience working on cars, and between us, there's no repair or diagnostic we can't handle. Please take a moment to learn more about our skills and credentials.

Erica - Shop Manager

Erica

Shop Manager
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Erica

Hello, my name is Erica and I am the Store Manager for K-Tech Automotive. I bring over 25 years of customer service experience with me to K-Tech and I am excited to be a part of this highly skilled and knowledgeable team. Like the owner, Kate, I enjoy problem-solving and bettering our community. I look forward to assisting you with your automotive service needs and instilling you with the confidence that that you made the right choice in coming to K-Tech.

Michelle - Service Manager

Michelle

Service Manager
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Michelle

Hi, my name is Michelle! I am the Service Manager here at K-Tech Automotive. I have been in the automotive industry since 2017 as a Service Writer. I was born and raised here in Sonoma County and I enjoy spending time with my son when not at work. I look forward to taking care of you and all your automotive needs.

Kate Jonasse - Owner & Founder

Kate Jonasse

Owner & Founder
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Kate Jonasse

Kate Jonasse is an ASE Master Certified Technician with over 18 years of automotive repair experience. Diagnostics is her specialty, and to this day, she loves solving problems. Kate went to tech school in NY State (where she's from), and was recruited by a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Atlanta, GA to receive factory training. After several years working as a Mercedes technician, she moved to the West Coast, got her California smog license, and opened K-Tech Automotive, originally a one-woman operation.

As a child, Kate was the one in the house who was in charge of putting together anything that originally came in pieces - like tables, her kid brother's toys, and new appliances. She got into cars after buying her first vehicle, a 1981 Datsun pickup, which she bought for $600 (money she'd earned working at Subway during high school).

That truck consistently wouldn't start, and she used to park it on hills to pop-start it using the clutch. The situation motivated her to want to learn to work on her own car, so she would feel more competent and self-sufficient. With this background and attitude, a future auto shop owner was born.

But Kate's no grease monkey. She's a vegetarian, and she likes to cook vegan food. She also enjoys yoga, Aikido, running, and reading non-fiction. With her business, Kate strives "to boldly go where no one has gone before," so perhaps it's no surprise she's a fan of Star Trek: the Next Generation.

Theresa - Office Manager

Theresa

Office Manager
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Theresa

My name is Theresa and I’m the Office Manager for Kate’s shops. I’m a recent transplant to California from Atlanta, Georgia after 20 years, but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I have over 10 years in the automotive field which includes General Management of Automotive Parts Stores, Outside Commercial Part Sales to Southeast Regional Product Sales Specialist. I’m the mother to 5 grown fantastic kids (that includes 2 sets of twins, 18 months apart) and grandmother to 5 wonderful grands (that includes 1 step grand). When I’m not working, I love spending my time hiking with my dog and discovering the beautiful places Sonoma County has to offer.

Jonny - Master Mechanic & Diagnostician

Jonny

Master Mechanic & Diagnostician
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Jonny

I'm Jonny, master mechanic and diagnostician here at K-Tech. Besides repairing vehicles, I enjoy spending quality time with my family at home on my off time. There's nothing I enjoy more than being a proud father of three. I'm a huge Giants fan and Chevrolet enthusiast. I also really like being outdoors and fishing and camping. I'm having a great time fixing cars here at K-Tech. I enjoy helping people with troublesome car issues, and figuring out complex problems with their vehicles.

Morgan - Master Mechanic and Diagnostician

Morgan

Master Mechanic and Diagnostician
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Morgan

My name is Morgan, I’m excited to be with the K Tech Automotive family. I’ve been working in the automotive industry over half of my life, and I am happy to bring my talents and knowledge to Sebastopol! I am an ASE Certified Technician with specialized training in areas such as repairs, engine performance, and electrical issues with an expertise in hybrid diagnostics and repair.

When I’m not under the hood, I enjoy spending time with my family, our newborn daughter, and remodeling our first home together.

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