Sterling Automotive Service Staff
John Sterling - Owner/Operator
John and his wife Janette enjoy serving Puget Sound Customers. He is a member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and has completed many technical training courses. In addition, he has also completed service writing courses, as well as courses focusing on customer service.
John has been successfully self-employed for over 40 years. Previously, he handled a Snap-On Tools franchise for 12 years. Prior to that, he operated a smaller automotive service company for 9 years. John grew up in the Seattle area, working on race cars/muscle cars with his family.
John takes pride in his ability to keep our customers #1 while solving their automotive needs. He keeps his employees well educated to ensure proper work on all vehicles.
Tara Rudolph - Office Manager
Janette Sterling - Owner/Part-Time Office Manager
Tara, our daughter, earned her AA in marketing. She previously was an assistant buyer for Nordstrom, is currently raising 2 boys with her husband, and is our Office Manager. Her job scope includes a variety of tasks, including customer service.
Janette has worked in the banking industry, raised 2 children as a stay-at-home mom and has been an instrumental contributor to 3 successful businesses in the last 30 years with John.
Bob Clark - Certified, ASE Certified, Washington State Emissions Specialist
Bob started in the automotive industry in 1980. He has a 2 year Associates degree in Automotive Science. He has worked in full service automotive repair for his whole career. He is married and has a daughter and enjoys backpacking, camping and riding motorcycles.
Dave Mahan - Certified, ASE Master Technician L-1 and Washington State emissions specialist
Dave started working in the automotive industry right out of high school. He has worked in full service automotive repair his whole career, but specializes in suspension. He is married with 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Dave enjoys reading, camping, jeeping, and riding snowmobiles.
Austin League - Lube/ Tire Technician
Austin has been around cars his whole life and started working at Sterling Automotive after achieving an associates degree in Autobody as well as an associates degree in Automotive Tech from Clover Park Technical College by the age of 20. His hobbies include painting, riding quads and dirt bikes and spending time with family. Austin is our lube/tire technician as well as a certified mobile tester for the Washington State Ecology department.