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About Art's Automotive in Longview, WA

Steve Hixson - Owner and General Manager of Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Steve Hixson - President/General Manager

Steve has owned Art's since 1991. Steve was practically raised in the business, accompanying his grandfather Art to the shop on Saturdays starting when he was about 12 years old. Since then he has worked in all areas of the shop, from sweeping the floors to rebuilding starters and alternators, and delivering batteries. Moving into management in the late eighties and eventually owner.

Steve is a certified technician himself and he is personally involved all day to day operations of the business. Steve has lived in Longview all of his adult life, and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and many outdoor activities.

Reuben Byman Service Manager of Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Patrick Marsh - Service Manager

Patrick joined our team with Art's back in May 2012 as a Service Writer – he was recently promoted to our Service Manager – Congratulations Patrick! He came to Art's not long after retiring as a Senior Chief from the Navy where he served 24 years!! He worked in the Engineering Department as a Marine Gas Turbine Technician. Thank you, Patrick, for your service!!! Originally from Longview he is a graduate of Mark Morris High School, where he met, and married, his high school sweetheart, Cheryl.

Patrick is an avid car enthusiast, in his spare time he enjoys working on hot rods and race cars and going to car shows. He also enjoys spending time with his family going camping and riding ATV's. Now-a-days, Patrick and Cheryl spend most of their spare time happily occupied with their almost 1- year old granddaughter, Kalei. Pat loves being a papa and doing papa duties!!

Melissa Higgins of Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Melissa Holde - Service Writer

Melissa has been on our Art's Automotives' team for 4 years now. Previously she worked in the RV Industry for 10 years in all areas including sales, admin, service and finance! Melissa is a R.A. Long High School graduate, born and raised here in Longview.

Along with her husband Matt, daughter Kendall who is 11, step-daughter Maddy who is also 11 and baby Betse who is almost a year old, they love to go camping, riding quads as well as hunting, fishing, boating and traveling. Another thing Melissa keeps busy with is getting her daughter Kendall to soccer practice and tournament games. She LOVES animals and has two dogs; Molly and Beans and a "couple" of cats.

She has a memorable moment from her high school graduation, her principal spoke of being soothed by the sounds of crickets while working late nights and Thanked Melissa and her friends for their "thoughtful gift"!

Shelly Cress Office Manager of Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Jerome Makinster - Service Writer

Jerome is our newest team member joining us in late December 2017, originally from Portland Oregon. He is a graduate of Grant High School, where he was a 3-sport athlete and a part of the art staff. Jerome just moved to Longview a couple of months ago. He has 40 years' experience in the automotive industry. Before moving here, he was with the Land Rover Dealership in Portland.

In his spare time, Jerome is a water color artist and enjoys fishing and coaching youth soccer. He's a people person and likes to interact with customers and co-workers.

Patrick Marsh Service Writer at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Kevin Mathers - Rebuild Manager

Kevin has been a part of Art's for 31 years!!! Wow!! That's dedication! He started with Art's as a shop sweeper then snatched up the opportunity to apply his interest and knowledge in rebuilding and stepped into the rebuild department dealing with starters and alternators. Shortly after, the battery department was added to his list of duties. Kevin is always looking forward to the challenge of hard to find or difficult to rebuild starters and alternators.

Kevin is a graduate of Kelso High School, he enjoys car shows, fishing, camping, spending time with friends and family and watching football!! You can usually find him with a garage full of family and friends on Sunday watching and cheering on the Seahawks!! He and his wife Cheryl also enjoy spending time with their 3 grandchildren, 6-year-old Emery, 4-year-old Dawson and soon to be 1- year old Lainee!

He likes to learn hands on from others and is always willing to help customers. He says something unusual about him is that he learned to type on an old fashion mechanical typewriter, something you don't see anymore!!

Jeff McIntyre Master Technician at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Shelly Cress - Office Manager

Shelly was born and raised in Tacoma Washington. She loved traveling the world as a military child, her favorite place being Germany, while there she learned to speak German but without someone to converse with regularly she says she's lost "her touch" and probably could only understand a few words now. She is a graduate of R.A. Long High School and at one point had an interest in nursing and began the nursing program at LCC. Shelly has been with Art's for 12 years and is responsible for all office related functions from A/P, A/R, payroll and HR to name a few. She is what seems like a never-ending book of knowledge that comes with 30 plus years of experience!

Shelly and her husband Barry, love to travel, go fishing, walking, hiking and spend time with their son Nate and daughter Samantha, who is due in April with a baby girl!! Shelly is so excited and looking forward to being a grandma with the birth of her first grandchild!

Travis Wynn Technician at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Lisa Roy - Office Assistant / Receptionist

Lisa has been with us at Art's for almost 2 years now. While the automotive industry is relatively new to her, Lisa has over 25 years of customer service and sales experience and brings a refreshing "Aloha" spirit to our customers at Art's!! Lisa is always eager to learn more and do more!

She was born and raised in Hawai'i and started here at Art's shortly after moving up in 2016. She and her husband Kalani, have family here in Longview. They made the move to the "mainland" so they would be able to go and watch their only son play football in Idaho and their youngest daughter play basketball here at LCC, who now is also at the same college in Idaho as her brother. Lisa enjoys spending time with family and watching or going to sporting events!

Angel Herrera-Perez Certified Technician at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Angel Herrera-Perez - Certified Technician

Angel joined the Art's team in January 2013, after graduating with his AA in Automotive Technology from the Lower Columbia College Automotive Program. Angel is one of our Certified Master Technicians at Art's. He is proud Monarch graduating from Mark Morris High School where he played soccer. During his sophomore year at MM they won 1st place for League and 1st place for Districts and went on to States to take 4th for soccer! Angel moved here to Longview when he was 11 from Mexico City where he was born.

Angel is a car enthusiast, he's continuously modifying and tuning his stable of high performance sports cars and attends local car drifting events in Toledo!!

He loves to spend time with his lovely wife Allison and their 2 beautiful daughters, 3-year old Arielle and 1-year old Lily!

Soukanh Sisovanh Electrical Rebuilder at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Jeff McIntyre - Rebuild Technician

Jeff has been with Art's since 2007. He was born in Weiser, Idaho and grew up in Ontario Oregon. He took auto shop in high school and after graduating from Ontario Sr. High, he continued his education earning his AA in Automotive Technology from the Arizona Automotive Institute. Jeff currently holds an ASE Master Technician Certification. He has been working on cars since high school and been in the automotive industry for over 25 years working in a variety of shops, from dealerships to independents, as both a technician and Manager. Jeff brings a strong background in computer-controlled vehicles to the table, and he thoroughly enjoys diagnosing complex problems. He was happy to add another notch to his automotive belt knowledge with transferring to our Rebuild Department working on starters and alternators.

Jeff and his wife, Jan, live in Kelso and spend their free time cooking, fishing, working around the house and tending to their orchard of fruit trees and berry bushes. They also enjoy spending time with their 3 grandchildren, 8-year-old Desi, 4-year-old Kirra and almost 1-year old Konnor.

Soukanh Sisovanh Electrical Rebuilder at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Travis Wynn - Certified Technician

Travis has been with Art's since October 2015. He was born in Heidelberg Germany and raised in Tacoma Washington, graduating from Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Prior to joining Art's he worked as a Factory Certified Volkswagen Technician in Vancouver at a VW Dealership. Travis has also worked in independent shops and dealerships as a Journey Level Line Technician and brings with him 19 years of hands on experience a lot of it with German made vehicles, such as BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen, he holds the level of a Certified Master Technician.

Travis is also a car enthusiast and enjoys restoring vintage motorcycles, riding ATV's and his motorcycles and scooters. He also enjoys spending time with his 2 children, 8-year old Maddox and 3-year old Olivia.

Soukanh Sisovanh Electrical Rebuilder at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Dakota Hearn - Certified Technician

Dakota was born and raised in Longview and is a graduate of Mark Morris High School. He went on to continue his education for Automotive Technology and graduated from Perry Technical Institute in Yakima. Dakota started his interest in automotive when he was young and used to build hot rods and 4 x 4's with his dad at his grandfather's shop. Dakota has been with Art's since August 2015 and while he is the youngest technician here at Art's he brings with him his savvy automotive passion, intuition and his eagerness to resolve any issue that comes his way! He is a natural when it comes to automotive repair! Dakota is also a Certified Master Technician.

In his spare time Dakota works on his race car and pickup truck and loves to go off roading with his jeep! He also enjoys spending time with his family and girlfriend Trista.

Soukanh Sisovanh Electrical Rebuilder at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Andy Ellis - Certified Technician

Andy was born in Spokane and being a military child, he lived all over the western United States, in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico to name a few. He is a graduate of Kelso High School. After high school he attended LCC's Automotive Technology program. Andy started at Art's in February 2016 and is a Certified Master Technician.

In Andy's spare time he likes to go to car shows and enter his restored truck. He also enjoys watching NASCAR racing and cheering on the Seahawks and Mariners games'! He tries to get to a game or two a season for the Seahawks. But most of all he enjoys spending his days off with his wife Joanne and their 1-year old granddaughter Isabel!

Soukanh Sisovanh Electrical Rebuilder at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Mike Wilson - Certified Technician

Mike just joined Art's in early December 2017 shortly after moving to Longview from North Carolina. He was born in Alabama and raised in Georgia. On his epic drive across country he and his wife JoAnn, were able to visit many sites and national landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Liberty Bell, Mt. Rushmore and even rode up to the top of the Gate Arch in St. Louis. He has over 30 years of on the job experience in the automotive industry. Mike's fascination with fixing cars started when he was younger and learned how to drive, he realized then the value of a good mechanic.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys exploring the outdoors while riding 4 wheelers with his wife JoAnn. He also enjoys playing video games and spending time with his well-trained Chihuahua. He has 3 grandchildren, 10-year old Daniel, 2-year old Queen Alyna and 1-year old KaMari Jae.