Mark Kennedy is the owner of Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care, and has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Mark started his career as a diesel mechanic in England, working on heavy-goods vehicles. However, his professional life went down a slightly different path when he began working for two iconic British automotive brands, Jaguar cars and Triumph Motorcycles, the latter of which he worked with for over 20 years.
Mark and his family moved to California for a job with Zero Motorcycles in Scotts Valley. Despite his love for his job, Kennedy had a burning aspiration to be a business owner himself. So, he looked to the auto industry for the next chapter in his professional life, and found Scotts Valley Transmissions and Auto Care. He bought the business in July of 2014, and has been providing high-quality auto repair and service ever since.
Mark prides himself on keeping up-to-date with the ever-changing automotive industry. This ambitious spirit is reflected in Scotts Valley Transmissions and Auto Care working with various training and technical support centers, including ATRA, IATN, TRNI, ATSG, and ASE.
Jose Martinez is a factory-trained technician, and has worked at Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care for over 20 years.
Erik Bradley joined the Scott Valley Transmission & Auto Care team as a transmission rebuilder in 1997. He has over 25 years of rebuilding experience, is ASE Certified, and was a Toyota technician as well. Erik attends several transmission-training seminars every year to keep up with this demanding field. As transmission models age, our component suppliers continue to research pattern failures and develop, modify, and manufacture transmission parts to remove the defects. These updates greatly extend the life of transmissions, and Erik knows exactly which updates work and how to install them.
Rigo Rodriguez is our Service Advisor. He is a friendly, hard working individual who will always be there to assist you with your automotive needs. As a former technician and parts specialist, Rigo has a solid understanding of all automotive systems. We are truly lucky to have him on our team!
With multiple ASE certifications, Brad Walls has vast knowledge of both foreign and domestic vehicles. He specializes in Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Lexus automobiles with OBD II and CAN computer systems. Brad has extensive experience in diesel and transmission diagnostics and repairs, and his training in auto body, sound systems and alarms, electrical diagnosis, and engine repair enables him to tackle nearly any task he is given. In his free time, Brad, who was born and raised in Santa Cruz County, enjoys spending time with his young son.
John Norkoli has been an automotive technician for 30-plus years. His knowledge is exceptional on all vehicles from early classics to modern-day automobiles. John is a Ford-trained technician, and has owned his own automotive repair business. His passion is hot rods, and he has built a one-of-a-kind Camaro from the ground up. John also builds performance engines, and his Camaro boasts upwards of 1100hp. He is currently in the process of building a Pismo truck, and we are all eagerly awaiting the finished product!
Jacob Smrt is the newest member of the Scotts Valley Transmission & Auto Care team, and has been a mechanic for about 5 years. Jacob has a good knowledge of general repair, and has been building classic cars with his father for as long as he can remember.