Owner & Operator
Bill is proud to serve the Truckee/Tahoe Community with a shop that offers the highest level of expertise and integrity at every level of automotive repair and service. His philosophy for providing excellent service includes continuous training and advancement of employees. Building a cohesive and invested team is what allows QAS to stand out among the competition. Bill is also an industry business coach and management consultant for the Industry For Automotive Business Excellence. Each year he teaches classes at the WorldPac STX Expo. Bill and his family spend their spare time skiing, mountain biking and participating in shooting sports. Bill and the family owns two Dodge trucks, VW Tiguan and GMC Sierra Diesel. His first vehicle was a ’73 Chevy Vega.
BMW Master Technician
Kevin is our Southern California transplant who is known around the shop to always have a smile on his face. He is a Universal Technical Institute graduate and our master BMW technician. Kevin joined the team in 2017 and brings with him seven years of BMW dealership experience and two years as a German Import specialist at an independent shop. He has a passion for servicing performance imports and is a natural under the hood of any vehicle. Kevin landed in Truckee with his wife while searching for a specific snowboard for his vintage collection. He found more to love about Truckee than a snowboard and decided to stay. As part of the Quality Team, he likes being able to continue his training and stay on top of technology. Of course he owns a few vehicles; an 1988 BMW 325is, 2004 BMW x5 and 2005 Mercedes ML350. His dream car to round out this quiver would be a 1994 Ferrari F512m. Kevin enjoys hanging on the docks with "Hooper" his border collie mix and snowboarding at Sugar Bowl.
Bud is our “FUN” representative. She has a passion for fun which makes her a good front dog for the Red Check Club. She likes to run, hike, and play fetch, which is not unusual for a mountain dog. As a black Labrador, she takes long swims at Donner Lake. Bud is a great agent for the Red Check Club because she is a Truckee local that likes to get outdoors, much like Quality Automotive and Smog customers. As a Red Check Club member, Bud receives a license plate frame and benefits such as complimentary skiing and golf. Club members also enjoy use of the e-bike (electric assist bike). Additional benefits include free local towing, extended local warranty (3 years & 36,000 miles) and seasonal benefits like 2for1 wiper blades and car washes. We are always adding benefits to the club so keep yourself updated and look for bud to show you how to really have fun in the mountains.
Lead Smog Technician
QAS’s lead smog technician is Eric Dean. He is a graduate of Wyo-Tech and since arriving at QAS he has earned his ASE A6, A8 & L1 certifications. On weekends you can find Eric and his family racing motorcycles all over the desert. He also enjoys snowboarding and rock crawling. Erics current fleet of vehicles includes a 2016 Subaru WRX STI, Chevy Astro Van & Toyota Forerunner as his rock caller. His high school car was a Honda Civic.
Lead Master Technician
Json relocated from Alaska to join the team at QAS bringing extensive experience as a service manager for a large chain. He has spent a lifetime repairing and modifying vehicles and boasts to have owned over 100. He is an ASE master technician, diagnostic expert and Powerstroke/Cummins diesel certified technician. There is nothing he likes more than being a technician and diagnosing difficult issues. Living in Truckee he enjoys getting outdoors, building rock crawlers and fabricating. Currently he owns an Audi Allroad, Toyota Tundra, and tube chassis rock crawler, but will be expanding his fleet soon because he always likes a project. His first vehicle was a 1962 Chevy Impala.
Mark moved to Truckee to raise his children in the mountains and working for QAS has been a dream come true. He has seventeen years of shop management and service writing experience. He enjoys working for QAS because of the professional leadership of the owners and the weekly management lunches that facilitate teambuilding and communication. Mark enjoys spending time at Donner Lake with his family, dirt bike riding and is an accomplished musician. His first car was a Chevelle; white with red stripes. He is a member of the Good Guys Hot Rods in Pleasanton and enjoys old cars but drives a more snow-ready Volkwagen Passat.
Gary is that friendly face you encounter as soon as you enter Quality Automotive and Smog. As an all-around team member, Gary covers the front counter, performs some services and is the employee you can count on to explain your vehicle service. Gary graduated from Truckee High School and went on to attend Universal Technical Institute earning a certificate in Automotive and Diesel Technology. Since joining QAS he has earned his ASE A6, A8, L1 certifications, become a Licensed Smog Test Technician and attended numerous classes in customer service, service writing and management. Growing up in Truckee, he naturally enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, and skateboarding. Gary also acts in local productions and plays bass and drums. You might see Gary off-roading in his 1988 Toyota pickup, which was his first vehicle, and commuting in a 1998 Subaru Legacy.
In 2014, we welcomed Jodi Cilmi to our team of technicians. Jodi grew up the son of a repair shop owner and as a teen worked beside his dad and rebuild his first engine while on summer break. Since coming to QAS, Jodi has earned his A1, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 and L1 certifications and is just steps away from becoming a Master Technician, the highest level of certification. Jodi says he enjoys the opportunity to further his education and expertise at QAS and likes the fast pace of the work. Jodi is also a licensed California Smog Test and Repair Technician. In his time off, Jodi enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter. He is a whitewater enthusiast, skier and mountain biker. He claims that he has a Tesla hidden in his garage but he commutes to work in at ’95 Toyota Pickup. His first car was a Honda hatchback… with sub-woofers.
Mark or "Jake" has lived nearly his entire life around and under cars. He has over 40 years of experience in automotive repair and servicing. Mark is an expert on diagnosing and maintaining German Imports having worked on these vehicles extensively over the last three decades. Mark is an ASE certified technician and holds numerous licenses and certificates. Mark enjoys spending time fishing, paddle boarding and enjoying the outdoors with his two boys. Mark drives an Audi Allroad. His first car was a 1963 Dodge Polara, orange with black racing stripes.
Jack Walterscheid joined QAS as a Junior in High School and is a real asset to the Team. He is a new graduate of Truckee High School and will begin Truckee Meadows Community College in the fall 2018 to Automotive Technology. Hired as an shop assistant, Jack was eager to learn and fully capable of being promoted to apprentice. He aspires to be a master technician and is learning all that he can about the business both as a service advisor and under the hood. Jack has a natural aptitude for this work and enjoys the atmosphere and the opportunity to train under a master technician. Jack is a third generation Truckee/Tahoe local with strong roots in the community. His interests include shooting sports, off roading and dirt biking. One of his favorite spots in Truckee is the Boca reservior where he can do all those things. Jack's first and current vehicle is a '03 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, and his "dream car" is a 77 Trans AM.