Meet Our Staff
JONATHAN “FORKKNIFE” HARRIS
Jonathan comes to the Carfix team by way of Rocky Mount NC. Born and raised in that area, you could say he is almost a local! He has been in the automotive industry for over a decade and is an ASE certified service consultant. He has background in both aftermarket facilities like Carfix and dealerships so he has seen it all! Jonathan is married to his wife Amber and they have a beautiful daughter named Elle. In his free time he enjoys hunting, camping, and being outdoors in general.
Jimmy has been in North Carolina since the second grade so he considers himself a native Tarheel. In the automotive industry for over 10 years, he spent the first part of his career as a Ford Certified Master Technician before moving to the customer service side of the industry. Jimmy got married during a mission trip to India in 2015. On his free time Jimmy enjoys going to concerts locally and mission trips abroad. He is also an avid reader and gamer!
This is Miguel Sanchez, THE car wash guy at Carfix! He is originally from Fresno, California, but he moved to North Carolina at a young age, so he considers himself a North Carolinian! He’s a very handsome man – many don’t know that is a full-time job. He loves spending time with his family, traveling, watching sports, eating and taking naps! Rest assured if this guy is behind that water gun, your car will be breaking necks because of how clean it is. Anyways, he’s a great guy, and we could write a book about this guy. (Miguel wrote this.)
Originally from Florida, Tyson moved around a bit before settling in North Carolina. In the area since 2010, Tyson and his wife Patty have put down roots in the community and love it here! Together they have one wonderful daughter Lilly. Tyson is a certified ASE L1 Master Technician, and has been a top-level technician since 2004, when he graduated from NASCAR Tech and WTI with degrees in Automotive Technology & Service. With over 10 years as a master technician, Tyson has begun to share his knowledge with young up and coming technicians as a mentor to one of our apprentice technicians. This desire to mentor is the embodiment of one of our core values – ‘Give Back’. His hobbies include target shooting, hunting, and building high performance drag vehicles!
Ismael Leyva has been with the Carfix family from the very beginning! He originally worked with us at our sister store Auto Protocall before moving to Carfix in 2006. Ismael and his wife Carlota had their first child, Jesslin, in 2008. When he isn’t spending time with his family, Ismael relaxes by going fishing with family and friends.
Paul is originally from the Chicago area, but he has been in North Carolina since 2009. With over 30 years of experience as an automotive technician, Paul has proven to be a valuable member of the Carfix team. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician, and he has extensive experience with automotive electrical repair. When he isn’t under the hood of a car he enjoys playing guitar – a hobby he has had since before he was a technician! He also enjoys motorcycle riding when possible.
MIKE ‘JUNIOR’ GEDEON
Mike is the newest addition to the Carfix team. Originally from Ohio, he moved to NC in 2018 to seek a better life for his young family. Mike has been a professional technician since 2006 and is soon to achieve his ASE Master Technician certification. Mike married his wife Megan in 2016 and last year they welcomed beautiful twins Harper and Peyton to the family. When Junior isn’t working on cars or playing with the twins, he enjoys hunting (mostly deer) and golf. He has even been on a golfing vacation to Scotland. He claims that he was a scratch golfer in years past, but we haven’t yet seen proof!
Mike Allen and his family have been devoted to auto service since 1927! During his childhood, Mike split his time between his grandfather’s service station in White Cross and his father’s garage in Chapel Hill. When the family opened Carfix, Mike and his wife Amanda moved to the Cleveland area where they have taken root in the community. Together, they have had three beautiful children; Elijah, Jackson, and Abigail. When Mike isn’t at Carfix or at home with his family he is usually involved in the community in some way. Mike is on the Board of Directors for both the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and the Independent Garage Owners Association of NC.