Owner – Born and raised in Southern CA, Mark has spent his early days
working on the cars of “the stars” during California’s golden age (the 1960s and 70s) at
his dad’s auto repair shop in Toluca Lake. In 1984 Mark opened his own shop in
Thousand Oaks, CA and Canoga Park, CA. Mark’s dedication to quality work and
educating his clients about their cars is what has set him apart and has earned him the
position as one of the top shops keeping generations of families with PAC. When Mark
is not at work you will find him spending time with his wife of 48 years or you can catch
him on enjoying his favorite pass time – riding his Harley.
Service Advisor / Manager -- Mark’s eldest daughter Crista joined the
team mid 2020 after the pandemic diverted her from her previous role as a Freelance
Coordinator for television commercials. Crista has a B.S. in Biology from SDSU and prior
to her stint in the entertainment business she spent 12 years traveling around San Diego
doing makeup. Crista brings her years of customer service experience and her
excitement for problem solving to PAC. When she is not at work you will find her gold
and silver-smithing in her garage or overlanding with her fiance.
Assistant Service Advisor / CSR – Marks daughter, Cherisse
came on board in August 2021. Cherisse spent 10 years working in the entertainment
business as a Freelance Production Manager and is brining her passion of efficiency
and team building to the automotive world. She has a B.S. in Psychology from UCLA and
played for the UCLA Club Soccer Team. She is a new mom to a baby boy and in her
spare time you can find her enjoying live music with her husband.
Anthony “Tony" Pace
Master Technician/Shop Foreman – Tony is an ASE Master
Technician and has been with Preferred Auto Centre since 2003! He has always worked
in the automotive field and his problem-solving skills, intuitiveness and willingness to try
new things and consider new ideas make him a vital asset to our team. Tony enjoys
fishing, hiking, kayaking and going to the gun range when he isn’t hard at work helping
Fun Fact: Tony’s hidden talent is E.S.P!
Technician – Infiniti/Nissan Master Technician, ASE and MACS Certified –
Tim is a Infiniti and Nissan Master Technician and is ASE and MACS certified. Tim joined
the team in early 2020 and has proven to be an essential addition to our team. He is a
dedicated technician who is thoughtful, careful and very knowledgeable and brings this
care to every car he works on. When Tim isn’t at work he enjoys hiking and body
Fun Fact: If Tim could have a SUPER POWER it would be the ability to heal.
Technician – MACS and ASE Certified - Job is a MACS certified Technician
who joined PAC in 2021. Job was taught to work on cars by his dad. He brings his heritage and shines with his conscientious approach to working on cars. He is reliable
and we can always count on him to get the job done right. When Job isn’t working on
cars you can find him playing soccer or his favorite board game Sequence.
Fun Fact: Job’s favorite music is Spanish Bachata.
General Service Technician - Chris started as our Shop Porter
in 2020 and through is hard work and passion for automotive repair has earned a spot
as an Apprentice Technician. Chris is currently enrolled in Auto Repair courses at Pierce
College and is working towards his ASE Certifications. Chris’ detailed oriented nature
and methodical work ethic will help him advance and excel. When Chris isn’t is at work
you can catch him working on his race car or playing the drums.
Fun Fact: If Chris could have a SUPER POWER it would be “slowing down time”.