Service Manager / California Director of Fixed Operations
Jeff Kozele started Auburn Honda in 1985 after moving here from Pennsylvania. Jeff started as a detailer and has advanced to Service and Parts director after proving himself as a valuable, dependable professional in all aspects of both the service and parts departments. Jeff is a proud father of 3 sons who have been born and raised here in the Auburn area and quickly approaching their college years. Jeff’s extensive knowledge and experience with Honda has been a true asset to Auburn Honda and the Victory Automotive Group. Jeff’s handling of both his employees and customers is that of professionalism, extensive knowledge and a sincere concern to solve all issues.
Jeremy Kraft returned to Auburn Honda in 2007, after managing the Auburn Nissan Service Department. Jeremy has come to Auburn Honda with both a technical and management automotive background and has brought exceptional customer service and knowledge of service department logistics. Jeremy has three young children. Jeremy’s two sons following in his footsteps as football players and his daughter a cheerleader are his pride and joy.
I started out as an Auburn Honda customer 28 years ago. After I had retired for some time, I came in for an oil change and saw a sign for sales volunteers. I signed up and 18 years later I’m still here. When I’m not working I love traveling the United States on my Harley. I have been riding Harleys for the past 45 years. If I’m not out on my Harley you can find me watching the San Jose Sharks!
Hector joined the Auburn Honda team in 2015 after relocating from Visalia. Hector has 34 years of automotive experience, as he’s been selling Honda vehicles since 1982. Hector has received silver and gold level salesman honors several times and on two occasions reaching the prestigious Gold Master level. Hector states that the best part of his job is meeting the new customers and providing the best possible service. Hector is also a school board member for more than 8+ years, Little League Coach and Lions Club Member.
I am excited to join this great Auburn Honda team. I have been an active member of the Auburn community since moving here 30 years ago, which is a great place to live & raise a family. I take pride in working here and am looking forward to building long-term relationships with my customers and taking care of your car needs both now and in the future. I enjoy working with 4-H, soccer, softball, and fishing, my artwork, and spending time with my new granddaughter. Come in and see what a great place this is!
Stuart Schrader started working for Auburn Honda in 1991. Stuart started as a Technician and then came to be a Service Advisor and even sold cars for a short time. Stuart grew up in Auburn and then raised his family here as well. Two of Stuart’s three daughters have started their adult lives; one in the military and the other is away at college. Stuarts youngest is in high school. Stuart is a proud father and dedicated family man. Stuarts Technical back ground and flexible attitude is a true asset to Auburn Honda.
Jason Adams started Auburn Honda 2011. Jason started Auburn Honda as a lot porter, but quickly proved himself be a hardworking and eager to learn employee that has earned him a position of Service Advisor. Jason and his soon to be fiancé are looking forward to very bright futures. Jason does not yet have children, but is proud of his 4 legged kids. Jason came to us with a background in Auto Detailing, but has quickly become a valuable addition to our Service Advisors.
Jess joined the Auburn Honda team in February 2018 and comes to us with 25 years of service advisor experience. Jess and his family have just moved into the Auburn area after losing their home to the Tubbs fire. Jess, his wife and their two daughters are looking forward to rebuilding their lives here in Auburn. Jess enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Marc joined the Auburn Honda team in 2011. Marc came to us right out of his high school auto shop training. Marc is one of our Express Technicians, who has proven himself to be a very quick learner who is fast and efficient. Marc is enrolled in and completed extensive American Honda training. Marc enjoys 4-wheeling, bowling, snowboarding, baseball, beer, guns, RC crawling and working out at the gym.
James Joined the Auburn Honda team in 2010. James came to us as a Used Car Technician. Since joining us he has obtained his Smog license. James has extensive experience working for aftermarket and domestic car lines, making him a versatile asset to Auburn Honda.
Mike Orsborn joined the Auburn Honda team in 2015. Mike joined Auburn Honda as one of our express Technicians. Mike has graduated from the college of forestry as a natural resource technician. Mike has worked as a lead technician, brake controller and hitch technician and has had experience as a tree climber. Mike enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, RC cars and Planes.
Bryan joined the Auburn Honda team in 2013 as a express technician. Bryan is currently enrolled in American Honda’s training program and is eager to complete his Honda certification. Bryan obtained most of his prior experience by working on vehicles for his family and friends. Bryan is our quarterly New Owner Workshop’s owner advocate, who assists our new owners in their understanding of their new car’s features. Bryan enjoys basketball, camping and 4 wheeling. Bryan is always helpful, calm and up for anything.
Scott rejoined the Auburn Honda team in 2016 after taking some time off. While Scott just rejoined us, he had been with Auburn Honda for 15 years prior to his return and has more than 30 years of automotive experience. Scott is a master technician with ASE certification, and he enjoys quad riding and spending time with his wife and 2 young children.
Scott joined Auburn Honda team in 1995 and has obtained the position of master technician thru his hard work, dedication and training. Being a Master Technician means that Scott has completed all of Honda’s required training modules, hands on training at American Honda’s training center and has passed all necessary testing with Honda’s Technical training instructors and is also ASE certified. Scott and his family enjoy outdoor sports and spending time with friends and family.
Thomas joined the Auburn Honda team in January 2017. He is new to the automotive field, but brings with him shipping and receiving experience with a major retailer. Thomas is married and raising 4 children – 2 biological and 2 stepchildren. Thomas enjoys playing video games, playing with his children, and building models.
Eileen joined the Auburn Honda team in 2015, bringing with her a BA in communications from Sac State and 10 years of customer service experience. Eileen was born in Auburn and her hobbies are traveling, cooking, photography & spending time with friends and family.