Loren

Loreen Sallee

is the founder of Loren’s Auto Repair. He grew up on a farm in Willow Creek, MT where he learned to make and repair just about anything on the farm. After high school he attended college specializing in Agriculture Mechanics and then trained as a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force. Later he continued his studies at Montana Auto College in Great Falls, MT. Loren spent many years as a Technician at the local General Motors dealerships until he started Loren’s Auto Repair in 1985. Loren is ASE Master certified and has over 40 years of professional industry experience. He is married to Denise his business partner and they have 2 grown children and now 4 young grandchildren. Loren enjoys hiking, boating, fishing, and just about anything done outdoors in our beautiful state. Loren is very involved with many Christian ministries and is a board member of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce.

Denise

Denise Sallee

is co-owner of Loren’s Auto Repair. She was born and raised in Bozeman, MT and attended MSU majoring in Home Economic and Business. She enjoys visiting with the customers and doing a variety of things around the office. Denise and Loren have two grown children, Katrina and Mike Hubner of Belgrade MT and Travis and Sandy of Kalispell, MT. Loren and Denise are the proud Grandparents of three grand children, all born since 2006. Denise enjoys cooking, crafts and homemaking.

Travis

Travis Sallee

is the son of Loren & Denise Sallee. He grew up in and around Loren’s Auto Repair and has returned to the Flathead Valley after 16 years. Travis has spent most of his professional career with Hewlett-Packard in the IT Services Sector. Travis also brings experience in corporate accounting and business ownership. Travis earned a B.S. in Accounting in 1997 and a B.S. in Information Technology in 2000, both from DeVry University in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Sabin Holcomb

A 15 year veteran at Loren’s Auto Repair, and our longest tenured employee, Sabin is a tremendous example of professionalism within our business and our industry as a whole. Holding a degree in Automotive and Diesel Technology from Universal Technical Institute, a variety of Master and Advanced Level Certifications through Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) as well as countless other industry and factory certifications from, Sabin doesn’t shy away when called upon for some of our toughest diagnoses. Happily married to Tami for 14 years, the couple has two children, Trey who is 3 years and Blake who is 8 months old. When not fixing cars for us, Sabin likes to spend time with his kids, helping friends and family and a host of outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, 4-wheeling, etc.

John

JOHN TRETTER

Our second longest tenured employee of 13 years at Loren’s Auto Repair is John Tretter. Having a fairly quiet demeanor and never one to brag, don’t let this combination fool you because John is incredibly polished and skilled at his trade. Customer’s love it when they see John working on their vehicle because they know the level of care he takes and that he can fix just about anything. With a degree in Automotive Technology, a variety of Master and Advanced Level Certifications through Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) as well as countless other industry and factory certifications, John has the ability to work on just about any type of issue or degree of diagnoses. Happily married for many years, John and his wife are raising two beautiful you daughters. As a family they love the outdoors, horsemanship and being together.

Ryan

RYAN SANFORD

Joining us in 2012, Ryan is our newest Master Level Technician. Starting out his career, Ryan joined Mercedes-Benz and spent over 10 years honing his craft and achieving his Master Technician Certification. Having the ability to service a variety of different European vehicles, Ryan is who we look to when it comes to anything Mercedes, BMW, Audi or the like. A great addition to our team, Ryan takes the level of care and consideration with vehicles that was evident from his first day on the job. Holding a degree in Automotive Technology from Universal Technical Institute, a variety of Mercedes, ASE, and other factory and industry certifications, Ryan has proven himself as a very adept and experienced professional. Ryan is happily married and has been busy as a newer homeowner and father of two. We’re not sure Ryan gets too much free time with a new baby in the house, but when he does, his passion is 4-wheeling, getting out in the outdoors, and refining his appreciation for unique craft beer.

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JEFF FARMAN

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CHAD PETERSON

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MARK LOCKWOOD

An automotive industry professional for over 15 years, Mark Lockwood joined our team in 2012 and has been an excellent addition to our team. Between holding positions as a Technician, Parts Counterman, and Service Advisor in the past and working on racecars in his free time, Mark knows his way around today’s vehicles as well as the auto repair business in general. Mark is happily married and spends his free time camping, 4-wheeling, and watching NASCAR.

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MIAKA ROCHLITZ

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TREVOR PLAISTED-HARMON

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KIM HOLLOWAY

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