Our Team

We think our team is the best team of mechanics in Meridian, Idaho. Hopefully, you’ll think so too.

With dealer-level training and skill, our team of qualified mechanics and personable staff know how to upgrade your car into a dependable vehicle that just works. No worries is what our team wants for our customers because we want to be your mechanic team for years to come.

How good is our staff? The mechanics at Driven Automotive are trained professionals committed to quality. Several of our mechanics were trained and previously worked in Toyota and other  dealerships in the Treasure Valley before coming to Driven Automotive to work. Our team is committed to continued training and keeping our standards high. Why? Because we’re committed to providing the best service for our customers and keeping you first.


Curious what we look like? Well, here’s some “action” shots!

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson


As the owner of Driven Automotive, Brian has a true passion for anything auto. Out of high school Brian attended Fullerton College and received his Associate degree in Automotive Technologies. From there he went on to work for Lexus and Toyota. Brian is Master certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and has over 20 years experience as a technician in the automotive industry. Brian also holds a Lexus Master Certification as well as Toyota Hybrid certification. In 2008 Brian opened Driven Automotive so that he could have more interaction with the customer and provide a better service experience. He likes to think of our customers as part of his family. When Brians not in the shop he enjoys camping with his family, hunting, fishing, wakeboarding and dirt bike riding.

Chris Mack

Chris Mack


Started with Driven Automotive in 2013. Chris received his Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology. He is ASE certified and holds certifications in Ford Maintenance and light repair. He is a member of Auto Brigade and Skills USA. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsey and family. He also enjoys working on his 2 Subaru WRX sti.

Gary Korte


Gary Korte has over 30 years experience on domestic and import vehicles. Gary is Ford and Chrysler certified. When he has time he enjoy's riding dirt bikes. Gary loves spending time with his wife and friends.

Josh Sanchez


Josh Sanchez is an ASE Certified technician. He graduated from CWI. Josh has been working on cars since he was 17 years old. He enjoys fishing, hunting and hanging out with his family. Josh is married with 2 beautiful daughters.

April McNeill

Customer Service Advisor

Started with Driven Automotive in 2015. April has been in Automotive Parts for about 13 years. She started as a delivery driver, over the years she worked in counter sales, ASA commercial accounts manager and did outside sales all across Idaho. She is so happy to be a part of the Driven Automotive team and knows she is in her "forever" career position as a service advisor. April loves cars and anything to do with snow!

Dainelle Watkkins

Danielle Watkins

Customer Service Advisor

Danielle started with Driven in January 2019. She was a certified parts specialist for 3 years, and it has fueled her enthusiasm for anything with an engine. She has tinkered on cars since her teenage years with her father, and fell in love with cars during childhood. This grew into a dream of having a career in the industry. She has a special place in her heart for motorcycles and Japanese imports. Any project car her boyfriend Aleks has brought home, she's right by his side helping and learning. For fun if she's not at a race track watching Formula Drift or Nitro cars on the drag strip, she's doing anything outdoors. She loves camping, kayaking, traveling, gardening, and boating. When indoors, she can be found playing the piano or creating art in any medium. She is ecstatic to be part of the Driven team, where she can genuinely and honestly help people.


Andrea Baer


Andrea started with Driven in April 2019. Her passion for cars and trucks started at a very young age with helping her father build/restore cars in his shop. They built several race cars together including her 1993 Ford Mustang that she has raced at Firebird Raceway since 2009. Her dad always made sure she could drive anything and everything from tractors to race cars to boats, and always said that she can back a truck and trailer better than most men. She worked at Firebird Raceway in the concession stand for about a year before starting her 3 year adventure at O'Reilly Auto Parts as a certified parts specialist where she met her husband and love of her life, Cody. They have an adorable little girl together, whom they'll soon pass the wrench to. When Andrea's not working on cars or racing, she loves spending time with her family. She loves going boating, playing video games, piano, guitar, singing or baking a batch of homemade cookies with her daughter. She is absolutely thrilled to be part of the Driven team, where she gets to meet new people and help make a difference in their daily lives.

Need to See Our Team in Action?

If you would like to see what our team can do, we’re only a phone call away. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM. So come see us in person, or schedule an appointment online today from the comfort of your couch.

Too many things in life are hard. Our team wants to make sure that fixing your car isn’t one of them. Give us a try because you’ll be happy you did.