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I've lived in Fargo for about eight years, moved here from Forman ND. I grew up working on farm equipment and personal vehicles with my stepdad.

I really got into the mechanical side of things when I took recreational engines in high school. After graduating, I started to work at 13th Ave. Repair and now Fix It Forward.

I love hunting and working on cars. In my spare time I like to watch football, and spend time with my two dogs. I don't intend to change my career path as I only enjoy being able to work on cars everyday.



2021 Team Evan

Brett has over 15 years experience professional experience as a Technician graduating from NDSCS in Automotive.  He is married with three daughters and has two dogs

In his time outside of work, Brett enjoys his have project cars, hunting, outdoors, watching baseball, football.

Brett grew up in North Fargo, went to Fargo North High and now lives in West Fargo.



2021 Team Lyal

Daniel was born in in Las Vegas, Nevada. He moved around a lot until landing in Fargo, North Dakota during freshman year of high school.

He started working on cars during high school and found a passion for it. He then went to college right out of high school for an automotive degree. After college he became employed at a  to a local auto shop and have been there ever since.

In my free time you can find me working on my truck, at the shooting range, or working on my guitar skills.



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2021 Team Kenny
23021 Team Justin
23021 Team Kristi


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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 32 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.

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.

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.


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Evan was born and raised in Fargo-Moorhead, graduating from Moorhead High in 2010. During his time in the Moorhead Auto Shop program, he received certifications in brakes, steering, suspension and electronics.

After high school he worked in construction, completed a welding certification, and worked full-time in the service industry. After having his first child he decided to come back to the automotive industry so he could spend more time with his family, and to build a career.

Being able to directly make an impact on the community is what attracted him to work here at Fix It Forward Auto Care.

During his time outside of Fix It Forward, Evan enjoys family, friends, and the gun range!

Kevin was born and raised in Bottineau, ND. He graduated from Moorhead Technical College in 1993.

Kevin has been in the automotive field for over 30 years, working primarily as a Technician. He has a passion for the auto industry.“I am excited to be a part of the team at Fix it Forward because of their mission and the integrity because it reflects how I feel.”

Kevin loves spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies include: riding motorcycle, going to the shooting range, working on “his wife’s” projects, and spending time outdoors.

John’s experience consists of working in the auto field for the past 10 years. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at NDSU, he worked for Ford Motor Company as a Sales Consultant before taking his current position as a Corporate Trainer at Fix It Forward Auto Care.

Outside of work, John enjoys spending time at home with his family and dog. During the summer, John spends many weekends at the local drift track. When he is not drifting, he works on fixing and maintaining both his drift car and his girlfriend’s drift car. John is also an avid hunter. In the spring and fall, he is often hunting in Western North Dakota.

John believes that every customer deserves to receive the highest quality of auto care and customer service. He is so happy to work with our team and our customers at Fix It Forward Auto Care.























Mike has worked in the automotive industry for over 10 years. He graduated from Moorhead High in 2006, and then after attended MSUM and MSCTC. After schooling he started his career in the automotive field. He has worked in both sales and service over the last 10+ years, but enjoys his interactions with customers and the challenges that cars bring on a daily basis the most.

Mike is married with one cat(for now, as Mike and with wife Tabitha are both huge animal lovers). In his free time he likes spending time with friends and family outdoors during the summer, fishing, camping, golfing, etc. And in the winter watching football on the TV(Go Steelers!)



Travis grew up near Sarles, North Dakota working on the family farm and in his fathers auto repair shop. He enlisted in the ND Army National Guard as a mechanic after high school and served one year on active duty stateside repairing equipment that was either going to or coming back from the Middle East.

Travis graduated from Lake Region State College with an AAS degree in Automotive Technology and spent most of his career as an Automotive Technician.

In his free time Travis enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their two dogs. He also enjoys firearms, history and gaming.



Dillan grew up in New York Mills on a family farm.  He went to NDSCS for auto body and MSCTC Moorhead for auto tech.

After spending a few years in auto body, he switched over to auto tech and has been working in the field for over 14 years.

Dillan is married and has two girls. He enjoys watching them play sports and helping out with coaching when he can. His hobbies include snowmobiling and four wheeling and camping. His other time is spent hanging out around home with family and friends.




Lexi grew up going to drag races and mud runs watching her dad race. She took that love and put it into buying a pickup at 16 and starting to work on it to eventually take to mud runs to race which she still does every summer.

After many hours spent in the shop, she started working as a shop help at Fix It Forward. From there, a love for automotive industry and Fix it Forward's mission took off. She was at a local Chevrolet dealer working as a quick lane advisor for nearly a year when she had the opportunity to start as a Service Advisor at Fix it Forward.

At the end of the day she's ecstatic to be a part of this company and having the ability to help those in the process.


Travis assists with social media marketing and content creation for both Fix It Forward Auto Care and Fix It Forward Ministry. Travis host’s a local radio show Monday - Friday on 95.9 KRFF.  

He’s worked in media, marketing and event coordinating for 15 years. Travis enjoys spending time with his wife, their Chihuahua “Middy,” going to pow wows, concerts, and sharing dad jokes.



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Colin is from Minot, ND and graduated from Minot High School. He then graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Growing up, his Dad was a mechanic and his family was DIY everything. He picked up a lot of skills and knowledge from that, that is used daily at the office and at home.

Colin has diverse background of working in the automotive world with over 10 years of working as a Service Advisor and Warranty claims processor He also has 10 years of working with individuals with development disabilities as a DSP and Case Manager and has also worked with people in drug and alcohol recovery.

He is married to his high school sweetheart and has three children. They enjoy spending time at the lake with family and friends.



Dave was born and raised in Fargo. He started in the automotive field in 2003 as a Lube Tech in high school through the School to Work program for automotive at South High.

He proceeded to go to MSCTC for Automotive Technologies and has been working in the private repair field since graduation. He is an ASE Master certification including light diesel and hybrid.

Outside of work he enjoys doing anything outdoors from camping with his wife and dogs, hunting with friends and family, riding motorcycle, offroading, snowboarding, and even mowing and maintaining his lawn.

Little known fact about Dave has had his private pilots license since the age of 18.



Max is the IT and Maintenance Technician for both Fix It Forward Auto Care and Fix It Forward Ministry.

He graduated from Moorhead High School and previously worked for Drayton Foods as a Refrigeration Operator and Maintenance Mechanic.

Outside of work Max enjoys working on computers, gaming, firearms, motorcycles and cars.



Hunter was born and raised in Horace North Dakota. He didn't get thoroughly interested in cars till my senior year in high school when he took diesel mechanics at Sheyenne High School.

He attended NDSCS for half a year studying diesel mechanics, then transferred and finished their automotive program.

He began his career at Gateway Chevrolet, working three years as a Technician. He chose to come to the Fix It Forward team after seeing an opportunity to work for the bigger picture, God's picture.

Hunter's hobbies are lifting weights, spending time with friends, and helping lead Young Life Fargo Moorhead. In his downtime, you can find enjoying his favorite foods, watching the latest and greatest streaming series, or nose deep in a devotional or my bible.



Justin was born and raised on a farm in rural North Dakota. He graduated high school then went to NDSCS and completed a degree in Automotive Repair.

Justin is an ASE Certified Technician with over 20 years professional experience.

Justin enjoys being outdoors, fishing, hunting, trap shooting, metal detecting, gardening and exploring.



Jeremy is Co-Founder 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 the Ministry and Fix It Forward Auto Care, 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.



Tommy is a Fargo native, who grew up working on cars as a hobby. He has worked at Gateway and Fargo Tire as well as most recently Drayton Foods as a Controls Specialist for the past 12 years.  Tommy always has some project car he is tinkering on in his garage or helping a friend out with their vehicle.

When not working, Tommy likes spending time with his family and friends enjoying sporting events, the lakes and of course working on cars, jet skis, boats or any toy he can get his hands on.



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