Meet the FHA Team
Dwight: Shop Manager
Dwight's interest in classic cars came with his first vehicle purchase in high school. He bought a 1962 Chevy Nova and the addiction began. His entire career has been in the automotive industry and 28 years later he has found himself returning to his roots with the classics. When asked, "What do you like most about the line of work you do?" He responded, "I enjoy helping customers bring their dream cars to life." During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and 3 dogs. Dream car: 1957 Chevy Bel Air two door. (Great pick!)
Stephanie: Public Relations
Stephanie's love for classic cars started when she was a little girl. "I remember being picked up from Elementary School in my families '65 Mustang. I used to think that car was so cool. It was gold on gold on gold! I've spent a lot of time at car shows, love going to the drag strip, and still get excited when a sweet car rolls into the shop. Most of the time I'm walking out of the front door to look at it before the clients even out of their car. I can't help it." Stephanie started working at FHA in August of 2016. She graduated from Webster University and previously worked for a PR firm in Central West End. In her free time, she enjoys: playing with her two dogs Timber & Charlie, riding her motorcycle or dirt bike, and spending time with family/friends. Dream truck: 1964 SWB Fleetside GMC
Chris M: Body Work, Fabricator & Painter
Chris's interest in classic cars began when he was 14 years old. As a teenager, his grandfather helped him work on an assortment of project cars. His first assignment was to rebuild a transmission and engine for a 1970 Chevy Malibu. That was only the first of many restorations Chris would take part in. He then continued his education at South Technical College for Welding and Sheet Metal. After graduating, he went to work for a local shop and gained 18 years of experience. “I’ve worked on just about everything.” Chris joined the FHA team January 1st, 2017. When asked, "What are you looking forward to at FHA?" He replied, "The variation of projects. I enjoy looking around the shop and seeing such a wide variety of cars. I'm also excited to work at a shop that is growing and motivated. Quality work is what’s most important to me so this shop is where I belong." In his free time, he enjoys working out, playing with his two dogs, and working on his personal collection of classics.
John: Fabrication & Body Work
It all started when he received his 1st Hot Wheels. "I was 2 years old when I started playing Hot Wheels and model cars. I used to participate in model car shows around 10-12 years old." As a teenage he cruised the iconic Lindbergh Blvd. in his '65 VW bug. (only St. Louis natives will know) One of many builds he would go on to complete. As a teenager he used to cut grass to afford his car parts. "I never went to school for this. It was all hands on for me. The kind of learning with your mouth shut and eyes wide open." When asked, "What his favorite part of about working on old cars?" He replied, "Being able to make changes or mods and seeing sentimental clients reactions." What made this gear head choose to work at FHA? Friendly team, clean shop that is up to date, and strictly works on resto's. In his free time...just kidding...he doesn't have free time! Let's just say he's a little bit of a workaholic.