Our Team

We think our team is the best team of mechanics in Meridian, Idaho. Hopefully, you’ll feel 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 works. “No worries” is what our team wants for our customers because we want to be your mechanic team for years to come.

How excellent 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.

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Owner/Technician

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

Chris Mack

Chris Mack

Technician

Chris started with Driven Automotive in 2013. He received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology and is an ASE certified mechanic. Chris holds certifications in Ford maintenance and light repair. He is a member of Auto Brigade and Skills USA, both programs to help educate students about automotive technology. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsey, and his family. He also enjoys working on his two Subaru WRX STI sedans.

Josh Sanchez

Technician

Josh Sanchez is an ASE Certified technician and a graduate 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 has two beautiful daughters.

Steve Gardoski

Steve Gardoski

Technician

Steve started with Driven Automotive in 2020. He is an ASE Certified technician with over 20 years of experience in the automotive field and six years of that as a mechanic in the Idaho Army National Guard. Having lived in the Treasure Valley since 1988, Steve has been part of our great community nearly his whole life. Married, with two sons, he enjoys spending time with family and working outdoors at home. Growing up in an automotive family has taught him the importance of quality in work performed every day. He enjoys the family atmosphere at Driven with both the employees and customers.

Charlie Fiscus

Technician

Charlie started with Driven Automotive in July of 2019. He has been a car enthusiast since he could operate a riding lawnmower. Charlie only drives Toyota and other Japanese vehicles and has a passion for racing. He raced all sorts of cars on different types of tracks growing up. Charlie is currently building a PreRunner Toyota Tacoma. Even at home, he is usually turning wrenches. He is the epitome of a gear head.

April McNeill

Customer Service Advisor

April started with Driven Automotive in 2015. She has been in the automotive parts for about 13 years. April started as a delivery driver. Over the years, she worked in automotive counter sales, as an ASA commercial accounts manager and did outside sales 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!

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Danielle Watkins

Customer Service Advisor

Danielle started with Driven Automotive in December of 2018. She was a certified parts specialist for three years, which fueled her pre-existing enthusiasm for anything with an engine. Growing up, her father and brothers passed down the family's "gear-head mentality," which has become a lifestyle. She has a special place in her heart for her V-twin bikes and anything "JDM or KDM". If she's not watching Formula Drift or nitro cars on the drag strip, she's digging in her garden or being artistic with any medium she can find. She's ecstatic to be a part of the Driven family, where she can genuinely and honestly help people with their vehicles. She knows how intimidating they can be to understand, and she's here to help you with a sincere heart.

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Andrea Baer

Receptionist

Andrea started with Driven in April 2019. Her passion for cars and trucks began at a very young age with helping her father build/restore vehicles 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 racecars to boats. She worked at Firebird Raceway in the concession stand for about a year before starting her three-year adventure at O'Reilly Auto Parts as a certified parts specialist. She has an adorable little girl who will soon receive her family's long line of car wisdom. When Andrea does not work on cars or racing, she loves spending time with her family, going boating, playing video games, piano, guitar, singing, or baking a batch of homemade cookies with her daughter. She is 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?

Driven’s premier team of mechanics is only a phone call away. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. See us in person, or schedule an appointment online today from the comfort of your couch.