Helpful Mechanic is a collection of articles from auto experts and enthusiasts discussing, specific models, to mechanics and or after market products of EV or gas vehicles. Below are some of the gas and EV enthusiast who contribute to the site.
Joanna, the Founder and Publishing Editor of Helpful Mechanic has owned a Mazda 323, Golf GTI, Mazda MX-5 Miata 10th-Anniversary Edition
Prius Package 6, Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S. She is mechanically inclined, enjoys fixing her own vehicles and driving fun cars.
Chaya Milchtein is the automotive educator, writer and speaker behind Mechanic Shop Femme. She’s made it her life’s mission to educate women and LGBT people about their cars. Chaya believes in empowering people to live their best lives and uses her platform to prove that people (especially femmes) can do anything they want in the bodies they have. Chaya’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Rewire by Twin Cities PBS, and others. She lives with her fiancee in Milwaukee, WI. Connect with her on Twitter @mechanicfemme
Daniel Reyes, CEO and co-founder of HaggleChamp, an online negotiation platform that allows you to anonymously lock-in the best possible deal on a vehicle. Prior to HaggleChamp, Daniel was a TV producer creating shows on the national and international level. He is also corgi-father, and film enthusiast. Daniel will talk to about the benefits of a competitive marketplace and the latest super-hero movies.
As Chief Marketing Officer at Syncron, Gary Brooks is responsible for global marketing and focuses on enabling leading manufacturers around the world transform their after-sales service operations to maximize product uptime.
Greg Horn is the vice president of industry relations for Mitchell International. Previously, he served as vice president of material damage claims at GMAC Insurance, where he was responsible for all aspects of the physical damage claims process and the implementation of a unique vehicle replacement program. Prior to GMAC, he served as director of material damage processes for National Grange Mutual.
Jeff Hudnut is the EV Product Manager at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. In North America, the Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Business Unit of the Automotive Aftermarket business division supplies aftermarket and repair shops with a range of vehicle repair solutions. This includes testing and repair-shop technology, shop and wheel service equipment, specialty tools, diagnostic software, electric vehicle charging stations, dealership service programs and service training and information under the Bosch, OTC, Robinair and Actron brands. For more information on Bosch charging stations and installation services, visit www.BoschEVSolutions.com.
Jenni Crenshaw is an executive director at Jabian Consulting and the leader of Jabian’s automotive group. She is a recognized expert in CRM integrations and transformations and was named as Georgia’s Woman of the Year in Technology.
Richard Reina is the Product Trainer at CARiD.com, one of the fastest growing aftermarket automotive online retailers in the world. CARiD.com caters to the needs of all levels of automotive enthusiasts worldwide, from the do-it-yourself home mechanic to custom shops and dealers. Check out CARiD.com’s extensive selection of auto parts at www.carid.com.
Russell Ure is the CEO of connected car startup Klashwerks. He has a long history guiding the development of leading edge products; all of these products won awards and subsequently became commercial successes in their different markets. Previously, Russell was the CEO of Blacksumac, the company behind the Piper home security system. Piper established itself as a global leader of IoT self monitored home security innovation and was acquired by Icontrol Networks in 2014. Prior to Blacksumac, Russell held senior product leadership positions at Rove Mobile, Newbridge Networks, Alcatel Networks, TimeStep and Klockwork.
Steven has been working as a freelance writer and editor for over ten years, having been extensively trained in both. Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general. He also maintains his own automotive blog and contributes to other automotive publications.
Tod Northman is a Partner at Tucker Ellis LLP and is co-head of its Autonomous Vehicle and Artificial Intelligence Technologies Group. Tod has nearly 25 years of business and corporate law experience in areas including commercial law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and dispute resolution. Tod represents publicly traded and privately held companies in diverse industries across the country and has particular expertise in aviation law and autonomous vehicles. In his autonomous vehicle practice, Tod represents traditional automotive companies up and down the supply chain, from original equipment manufacturers to Tier I and II suppliers. He also represents emerging tech and ride-hailing companies. He speaks and is quoted frequently on all things related to self-driving vehicles.
Corey is an experienced entrepreneur with a passion for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed. Prior to Frederick, Corey was Director of Dell for Entrepreneurs, where he led Dell’s efforts to discover startups building the next generation of data-driven business applications. At Frederick, Corey leads the charge to bring Frederick to thousands of small businesses worldwide.