Our Crew

Our Crew

craigs-familyCraig Olvey

My name is Craig Olvey and I’ve been in the automotive service industry for 18 years. I have a lovely wife and two wonderful young boys that keep me busy! I’m a total gearhead and love anything with an engine! In the summer I enjoy boating with my family. In the winter you can find me somewhere outside in the snow either skiing or snowmobiling. The thing I like most about the automotive service industry is having the opportunity to help people on a daily basis.

jamies-familyJamie Laferriere

Hi! I am Jamie Laferriere. I have been in the automotive business for 23 years and enjoy helping customers. In my spare time you will find me with my wife Jane and my three daughters. I enjoy playing hockey whenever I can or when my life lets me! In the summer I am at the ballpark singing the national anthem for the Traverse City Beach Bums and enjoying the sunshine.

Heather Smith

Hi, my name is Heather Smith. I have worked in the automotive industry for over 11 years. I enjoy working with customers and also love working with the team here at Dave’s Garage. My husband and I have two young spirited, beautiful boys that keep us on our toes! In our spare time we enjoy camping and playing outdoors.

brad-smithBrad Smith

Hello, I’m Brad Smith and I’ve been servicing vehicles for 10 years. I studied locally at the NMC Automotive Service Technology Program where I graduated at the top of my class. In the summer I enjoy boating with my wife and two children. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and time outdoors. See you at Dave’s!

dylan-helferichDylan Helferich

Hi, my name is Dylan Helferich and I have been in the automotive industry for the last 5 years. I have been working, racing , and modifying anything with wheels since I was a kid and it is my true passion. I have a bachelors from Ferris State University and in my free time I compete in the Rally America national stage rally circuit in my open light class Subaru. Look forward to seeing you all at Dave’s!

jay-bearupJay Bearup

ASE Master Technician
Bosch Service Technician

Jay Bearup interned with Dave’s Garage as a new graduate. He has now spent 10 years working and training as an auto technician, and has recently earned his ASE Master Technician Certification. He graduated top of his class at Wyotech in Sacramento with specialties in high performance power trains and chassis fabrication. When Jay isn’t souping up his own Lexus, you can find him long boarding around town, out on the lake wakeboarding, or hitting the slopes with his snowboard in the winter.