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Steve and Brenda Moa
Steve started as a commercial fisherman in Puget sound fishing and working on boats and then moved to the Bering sea doing the same. During the off season he was a diesel tech working fleet mechanic who worked on cars, big trucks and excavators even. In 1996 he and his partner opened Bud's and aimed to be the best Transmission shop in town. He started as a tech and co-owner and eventually worked his way out of the shop and into the office full-time in 1998. Brenda and Steve were married in 2004 and they enjoy fishing, hunting and camping with friends in their free time. Brenda joined the Bud's team in 2012 when they took full ownership.
Branden is our youngest tech on site. He has been in the automotive industry for 11 years and plans to continue for years to come. ”. He started in a machine shop; worked his way into lube shops, then on to a dealership where he eventually moved to independent shops. Branden is very passionate about Subarus. They are his favorite make, not only because he owns one and loves to maintain and upgrade it, but because he has so much experience with them he can service them with “ease and confidence. When he gets free time he likes to collect and ride dirt bikes and quads. Of course that falls back into the tinkering and maintenance blood of a mechanic.
Katie is a local Marysville-ite, here to help keep our books on point. After working at another location with one of our techs, she came highly recommended. Her sweet and gentle demeanor is going to be a good balance for the shop with the rest of the rowdy bunch. She is a happy camper who looks forward to “having fun, no matter what” and spending time with her family doing things like camping, horseback riding and cooking. Her dog Emie and 4 horses take up a lot of her free time and contribute to her daily smile. Watching Hell’s Kitchen and reading are a couple things she likes to do when she gets free time. If she doesn’t get that free time she was hoping for, she tells herself, “Suck it up butter cup”!
Mike has known Steve for many years and he was able to come to work for us through that connection. Mike has almost 30 years of experience in the automotive field and brings a huge amount of experience to the team. Mike is a happy person and is almost always smiling and it’s very contagious. In his time off during the winter he has a really great gaming room, were he enjoys playing video games, and watching some TV with his wife and their 4 dogs. He loves the outdoors the most and as soon as it is sunny he is camping with their trailer and quad riding with his wife. He also enjoys tinkering in his shop with wood stuff and building stuff for their place. Mike learned about engines from his father and they started rebuilding his first car from the ground up when he was 9 years old. By the time he was old enough to drive the car was completed!
Travis has been a great addition to the company; his sunny disposition brightens our morning meetings and brings smiles to his customers’ faces. In his spare time he enjoys spending quality time with his family, with his 3 wonderful kids they keep him busy. He likes taking them hiking, playing golf and has recently gotten into archery. He really enjoys watching Walking Dead. Travis is also an avid football fan and every Seahawks game they are cheering for the home team, Go Hawks!!! Travis has been a Service Advisor at several locations throughout his career and Travis studied automotive tech at University Technical Institute. He brings that wealth of knowledge to Bud’s family along with some customer service training through our team. He also has a lot of great and new ideas.