“Now what?” It’s a question asked of and by most recent college graduates. Alyssa Shriner is no exception, but the way she’s going about finding the answer is quite impressive. With a steady methodical approach, Alyssa takes one step at a time as she strives to make good choices in this new “real world” of adulthood. I haven’t known Alyssa long, but this truth about her became evident when she approached us about helping her buy her first car. It continues to hold true the more I get to know her. Continue reading Me & My Ride: Alyssa Shriner
Nothing can keep Fred and Mariana Johnson stagnant for too long. Always on the go, heading to the beach with friends, hanging out at Universal Studios, or out exploring Orlando, the Johnsons are lovers of life and activity.
For most people owning a vehicle means being able to get to work, to school, to visit family and friends. For Darryl and Shannon Skinn, owning a vehicle means being able to shower others with help and kindness.
Drums set a grooving beat as the lead guitar begins strumming. The keys chime in with a soulful melody, and anticipation builds as the bass drops a deep rhythm behind the treble hum of the electric guitar. Enter the lead vocals with a powerful opening lyric; then back-up vocalists come in with a sweet layer of harmonies.
Behind you, tucked away in the sound booth, is Adam Winter. He makes sure each instrument comes forth with just the right sound as you lean into the music and absorb each lyric without another thought on your mind.
He’s been working at this since the wee hours of the morning and will continue until everyone has left and tear-down is complete. Then, he will hop into his 2002 Dodge Neon eager to get home after the long day.
When the Nelsons pull into the shop, a cheerful spirit arrives with them. They seem genuinely happy to be here, and we love their attitude about car maintenance and repair.
Josh and Laura are both quite brilliant people. They met while attending UCF where they graduated in 2012 and were married November 22, 2013. Both engineers – Josh, manufacturing, and Laura, civil – they are particularly strategic in everything they do. Meticulous about their finances and maintaining their vehicles, they’ve really built a great foundation for a long, happy marriage.