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
Starting at Berkeley Bob’s as a technician in the summer of 2018, Abe had previously been wrenching for a popular foreign auto repair shop in El Cerrito. Their loss was our gain as Abe is the mainstay of our tech team. He loves a challenge, is methodical and detail oriented, some of the best qualities a tech can have. He’s a life time learner and continually improves his skill set by seeking out and attending classes, seminars and reading up on everything car related.
When Abe’s not at work he loves listening to music, playing guitar, enjoying time with his family. He’s a super fan of boxing and can be frequently found watching televised bouts.
Favorite Food: Chili Cheese Fries
Dream Car: 1966 Ford Mustang
Bucket List Travel Destinations: Rome, Jerusalem
Favorite Television Show: Simpsons
Astrological Sign: Libra
Favorite Musical Band: There are many, top favorites include: The Eagles, Johnny Cash and Black Sabbath
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