Meet The Friendly Team at Christian Brothers Automotive Independence
Tim & Julie PorterOwner & Operator
Tim & Julie purchased the Independence location in 2014 after spending 16 years in the auto parts industry. He is personally ASE certified as a Service Consultant, Automotive Technician, and Parts Specialist. Tim also has credentials with the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) and can learn security functions for automobiles and program car computers. He and his wife, Julie, are high school sweethearts and are both graduates of Blue Springs High School. Tim and his family attend Blue Springs Christian Church. They have two children and occasionally participate in projects with Boy Scout Troop 310, 4H, Community Services League, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, and local school districts.
Noah EnkeService Writer
Noah is an ASE Certified Service Consultant and a true car nut. He loves to race his Fox Body Mustang with an LS engine. He also has a lot of experience in computers. Noah is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 603 in Blue Springs.
John AbramsService Writer
John is ASE certified and has experience as a parts specialist, technician, and service advisor. He has experience at several import dealerships including Audi, VW, Fiat, Mitsubishi, and several others. John loves to sing along to music and spends his family time on the ball field and watching his daughter dance.
Adam DurhamService Writer
Adam is a small-town guy that just so happens to live in the suburbs. Adam grew up in Marshall, MO. He is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan! After moving to the city, he spent some time at the GMC dealership and loves the family atmosphere here with the guys.
Mark is ASE Certified and has been fixing them all of his adult life. Mark is very good with alignment angles and does a great job setting the suspension so that your car goes straight down the road. Mark is also an avid fisherman. He loves to think of fun new ways to get his boat to troll across the lake without disturbing the fish.
Mitchell is ASE Certified and gets a lot of the more challenging things to figure out. Mitchell is also NASTF certified and is great at using a Digital Storage Oscilloscope when the need arises. Mitchell is also a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. He loves to attend music concerts with his fiancé, Ashlyn, and friends.
Matthew CarterTechnician (Apprentice)
Matt takes care of a lot of our alignments and lighter work. He has learned a lot in a short amount of time here. Matt occasionally gets to work in the booth at Arrowhead Stadium. Matt always has a great attitude and a genuine smile. If you need a pick-me-up, Matt is your guy!
Colin is constantly learning new things and working on his skills. Before becoming a technician and joining the team, he rebuilt his own automatic transmission. Since then, he has learned a lot more and continues. Colin frequently spends his weekends helping friends get their cars back on the road.
Toby comes to Christian Brothers Automotive after owning his own repair shop (ProFix in Independence). He has a passion for working on American classics in his spare time. He helps balance with knowledge of older distributor and carburetor engines as well as having great all-around knowledge. If you want to talk hot rods, Toby loves them!
Hudson StephensonTechnician (Apprentice)
Hudson is an apprentice who loves to learn. He also has a Mazda RX7 of his own that he works on in his spare time. The rest of the team has fun asking about things of yesteryear like 8-tracks and cassette tapes just to test his knowledge about the rest of us older team members.
Brian has a long list of ASE certifications to his credit. Brian has spent years working on cars and even driving a school bus. When he is not spending time with his wife and kids, you will find him watching diagnostic videos.
Norman KeeneyTeam Helper
We found Norman as part of a partnership with Job One. Job One is a local non-profit that helps people with disabilities find work that is within their skills and helps to coach them in their career along the way. Norman helps a ton with everything from changing the trash to power washing the parking lot. When he is not a work, he loves to mow grass and spend time with his sister’s new baby. Norman is full of excitement, if he is here, you will probably hear him. Say hi to him if you see him, he loves it!
Jon “JT” TrumbleService Writer
Jon came to the auto repair industry after having previously been a computer programmer and real estate agent. He has a lot of knowledge in a wide variety of areas. He was previously Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 310. He is also a Blue Springs High School and Golden Regiment alum.