KENNY HEIMDAHL - TECHNICIAN
Kenny is a native of Des Moines, IA. He attended MSCTC in Moorhead where he graduated with an Associates Degree in Automotive Service. He has nine years experience in a local GM dealership before moving to a local Forklift/Material Handling company as a road service technician where he worked for an additional three years before coming to Fix It Forward. He is ASE Certified.
“I love all things automotive, in my spare time you can find me working on my project car or spending time at the lakes all year round.”
KRISTI CARLSON - OWNER
Kristi has been part of Fix It Forward Auto Care and it's Ministry since it’s first conception. She has filled many roles in helping keep it running smoothly and efficiently.
When she isn’t at the shop, you can usually find her cruising around in one of her classic cars, spending time with family, or playing with her dogs.
JEREMY JENSEN - CO-FOUNDER
Jeremy is Co-Founder of Fix It Forward Auto Care and Vice President of Fix It Forward Ministry. Jeremy is a Principal Software Architect at Microsoft, starting back in 1999 with Great Plains Software.
Jeremy has always had a passion for cars and helping others. When not working at Microsoft or leveraging his passions at Fix It Forward, Jeremy is active in his church and enjoys spending time with his wife and two great kids and camping. He enjoys tinkering on cars, woodworking and in general, building things.
JUSTIN JONDAHL - LEAD TECHNICIAN
Justin is a Fargo native, who grew up racing BMX bikes and working on cars and trucks with his dad for fun. He attended NDSCS of Wahpeton for Automotive Technology. After getting his degree, he worked at a small independent shop for a few months and then moved to the local Ford dealer, where he was employed for over 15 years. He is Ford Master Certified in Electrical, Engines/Drivetrain and Chassis. He is also ASE Certified.
In Justin’s words “I have an amazing wife, stepdaughter and three dogs that keep me busy. When I have spare time, I enjoy building off-road and mud trucks and using them. I also have fun riding motorcycle and taking my family to the lakes in our boat.”
MATTHEW CARLSON - OWNER
Matthew is the owner of Fix It Forward Auto Care and President of Fix It Forward Ministry. A self-proclaimed “car guy”, he quit his day job of 15 years, as a Software Engineer at Microsoft, to run Fix It Forward Auto Care and it's Ministry full-time.
When not working at Fix It Forward, you can find him playing with old cars or spending time with his wife and four kids.
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Fix It Forward Auto Care
2620 2nd Ave. N. • Moorhead, MN 56560
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Isaac grew up in Fargo mostly but lived in a few different states. Isaac joined the military where he served five years in the Army.
Here, he would spend countless hours repairing the heavy equipment soldiers operate on. This experience led him to start his career as an automotive technician.
Isaac enjoys working on his truck and motorcycle in his spare time.
ISAAC TORGERSON - TECHNICIAN
Stephen's primary responsibility is marketing and communications for both Fix It Forward Auto Care and Fix It Forward Ministry.
Stephen is a professional Graphic/Web Designer with over 29 years of industry experience in brand development, print design and website design. He is owner of Dorsey Design Services.
Time outside of Fix It Forward is spent with his wife and three children. Stephen loves playoff hockey, summer baseball, a good guitar riff and all things custom cars.
Roger is from Bemidji, MN, and decided to lay down his roots in the F/M area. He has spent most of his years in the automotive field working in different areas, from speaking with customers about their vehicles, preforming maintenance, attending school, and selling salvaged car parts.
After some time he realized that he didn't just want to work in the automotive industry, but wanted to do so in a way that gives back to the community. After joining the Fix It Forward team, he now takes pride helping people with automotive issues, and seeing people the Ministry has helped become stable in their transportation needs.
In Roger's free time you can find him spending time with his family and friends, tending to his animals, and "kicking out some mad flavor in the kitchen!", and would one day like to build a car with his son.
Lyal grew up on a farm south of Rock Lake, ND. At the age of 14 he started working for the local mechanic when he wasn't working on the family farm.
After high school he attended Moorhead Tech where received his automotive degree. After finishing his degree, Lyal worked five years in two different independent auto repair shops. He worked the next 10 years a local Ford Dealer.
He is Ford Master Certified in electrical, chassis and engine repair. Lyal is married with two children, a boy and a girl. In his spare time he is a diehard bass fisherman who loves to spend summers on the lake with his family fishing and enjoying the nice summer weather.
Scott has a degree in Special Education, with a concentration in behavior and emotional behavior. He spun out of his degree in education to work in various computer related fields including telecommunications for the deaf and hard of hearing, proprietary software support, and geographic technician support.
He went back to his educational roots for 12 years working with people dealing with cognitive delays and mental illness. His true passion is helping others, which made him a natural for our Fix It Forward Auto Care team!
Shaun has worked in the automotive industry for over 15 years. He graduated Fargo South in 1997 and soon after attended school at NDSCS where he earned a two-year Associates Degree.
Shaun then completed his four year degree at University of Mary with a Bachelors in Business Management and a minor in Theology. After his schooling he worked for a local import car repair shop for 15 years.
Shaun is married with one daughter. In his time away from Fix It Forward, he enjoys riding Harley, anything automotive, hunting, fishing, camping with the family and his three Hungarian Vizsla dogs.
Gypsy spent the first four years of her life in Minneapolis, but suddenly found herself at Minnesota Doberman Rescue. She took a long car ride to her new Foster Home in Moorhead MN to live with Matthew and Kristi for a while. It didn’t take long before they realized that they couldn’t let her go and they adopted her in the summer of 2019.
Gypsy spends her days at the shop greeting customers and following Matthew around to keep him out of trouble. She loves attention and whenever she sees an idle hand she nudges it to point out it could be petting her. She also is always on the lookout for anyone who might have treats to give her.
She loves going to the shop every day and gets bored at home on the rare occasions she has to stay there. Her long term goal is to become a service advisor once she learns how to speak and type, in the mean time she will stick with being the official greeter.