Team Biographies

Charles Smith | L & M Automotive Service Center



Charlie is the owner of L&M Automotive. He graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN in 1986 and became a Master Certified Auto Technician. In 1992 he moved to California and in 1994 he acquired L&M Automotive from Mike & Larry. It is with honesty and work ethics that helped make L&M Automotive a reputable and trusted auto repair shop in Lake Forest. Besides working on cars and operating L&M, he enjoys cooking and working part time at Williams-Sonoma as a sales associate. He enjoys cooking meals for his team at the shop. On the weekends, he can be found on the golf course with friends and customers, enjoying a motorcycle or mountain bike ride.

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More to come about Brian.

Emerson | L & M Automotive Service Center



Emerson is our master technician. He holds several manufacturer certifications including: Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Toyota, Lexus, Scion, General Motors and Hybrid vehicle systems.Emerson has been ASE certified for 20 years, and Master Certified for over 10 years. Emerson enjoys the outdoor life, camping and dirt biking with his family. He's a very knowledgeable, focused and energetic technician who loves his work and enjoys helping our customers.

Tyler S. | L & M Automotive Service Center



Tyler is our B level ASE certified technician. Tyler has been working for us for 5 years and is enrolled in Saddleback Colleges Automotive Technology program. Quickly increasing his skills, some of Tyler’s responsibilities as part of the team are, light to medium engine repair, steering, suspension and brake system repairs, general maintenance just to name a few. Tyler is constantly expanding his knowledge of car repair and is currently working on growing his credentials. Outside of work Tyler enjoys restoring classic cars, off-roading with friends and loves going jet skiing. 

Noah | L & M Automotive Service Center



Noah has been a team member here at L & M for 2 years now. He has a passion for cars and at his core is passionate about helping others. Most of his responsibilities are to perform oil change services and other general repairs to keep your vehicle running at its best and preventing our customers from having unforeseen issues in the future. Noah enjoys learning new concepts weekly which have helped him improve his skills very quickly. When he wants to reward himself, he enjoys eating steak and playing basketball for fun.

Noah | L & M Automotive Service Center

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