Meet the Team
The team at Berkeley Bob’s has the knowledge and experience to take on maintenance or repair challenges on Volvo, Audi, VW, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai and Kia automobiles that come our way.
Administration & Co-Owner
Melissa has almost 30 years in the automotive field having worked as a service writer, parts salesperson and small business bookkeeper she has a comprehensive knowledge of automotive repair and garage management. When not at Bob’s she tends to her old world rose collection, travels whenever possible, loves her Welsh Corgis and studies language and dance.
Favorite Food: Woodhouse Chocolates
Dream Car: 1963 Mercedes 220SE convertible
Bucket List Travel Destinations: Milford Sound, Seychelles and Patagonia
Favorite Television Show: Masterpiece Mysteries: Wallander
Astrological Sign: Libra
Master Technician & Co-Owner
Sean has always enjoyed taking things apart but it was the Army that ushered him into the automotive trade afterwards apprenticing at his father’s friend’s garage. He has 26 years experience wrenching. His average day consists of troubleshooting, problem solving and managing the garage. An ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) master technician, Sean had to pass 8 exams on all operating systems of the automobile. In his spare time he enjoys computer games and the Forty-Niners.
Favorite Food: Tandoori Chicken
Dream Car: Aston Martin DV9
Bucket List Travel Destinations: Turkey, Greece and Italy
Favorite Television Show: Breaking Bad
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
We are lucky to have found Shelby. She brings her a killer smile and a wealth of automotive repair knowledge she gained from her years as an automotive sales and service consultant with Big-O Tire Company. Shelby has a bubbly personality and gives our front office a much needed young, fresh feel. Our crew loves working with her. She surprises her co-workers with unexpected treats; homemade brownies, surplus snacks or every now and then brings in a box of doughnuts. Pop in some Friday maybe you can score a leftover.
With her personal time Shelby enjoys planning. Planning what you ask? Everything from surprise birthday parties to themed dinners, bridal showers or getaway weekends Shelby always has an event on the horizon. A self proclaimed vegan she loves cooking and adapting non-vegan recipes. She has a weakness for Polynesian Tikis and her dream is to one day adopt a senior dog.
Favorite Food: Nachos
Dream Car: Anything with a personal driver
Bucket List Travel Destinations: Italy, Greece and anywhere tropical
Favorite Television Shows: Real Housewives of Orange County, Sporanos and The Great British Baking Show
Astrological Sign: Aires
Randy joined our crew in August. He had previously been working for Toyota of Berkeley. For his young age Randy has worn many hats; he prepared financial reports for the business administration at San Francisco International Airport, he worked in the photography department for Walgreen’s and sold auto parts at Kragen (now O’Reillys) before embarking on his career path. Her started out in the construction industry and jumped ship when the boat sunk in 2008. He made the smart move to automotive repair where he found he had a real talent. He has studied automotive technology at Contra Costa College. Randy has a young family and enjoys time spent with his children. His favorite pastime is playing the drums with special interest in rock but he also likes jazz, salsa and hip-hop.
Favorite Food: Sushi
Dream Car: Nissan GTR
What he misses most about Guatemala: Fruit – coconut & 10 types of mangoes!
Bucket List Travel Destinations: Italy and Moscow
Favorite Television Show: Walking Dead
Astrological Sign: Taurus
In September of 2016 Toni joined our crew. She has been working in customer service and sales for several years. A graphic artist by trade she has a wonderful style that show in her ability to organization both office and customer waiting areas. Everyone at Bob’s enjoys her kindness and bubbly personality.
Favorite Food: Mexican Food of all kinds
Dream Car: One with 4 wheels that runs
Bucket List Travel Destinations: Greek Isles, Bahamas and Australia
Favorite Television Show: Walking Dead, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Favorite Musical Band: Red Cross