About Us

Jon and Sonja Brown

Jon and Sonja Brown are the new owners of TecHelp.  Jon began his automotive career working at several gas stations around the Bay Area in the mid-1980’s after graduating from high school. In 1992, Jon attended Wyoming Technical Institute in Fremont to formalize his education. Upon graduating, he joined American Automotive Services as a fleet mechanic for Pacific Bell/AT&T in Pleasanton CA. In 1994 Jon became an ASE Certified Master Technician along with getting his California Smog Check Technician License. In 1994, Jon joined SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service where he has spent the last 24 years refining his skills in the field as an automotive diagnostician and trainer. Jon began working for Doug at TecHelp in 2007 and became a Certified Smog Check Instructor in 2008. In 2012, Jon and Doug authored the first of three training manuals used throughout California for the recertification of Smog Check Repair Technicians.

Jon and Sonja met and married in 1999. Sonja began her automotive career as a service advisor at a woman-owned garage in Oakland CA. After interning in the automotive aftermarket for several years, Sonja moved onto working with several automotive dealerships. Over the past 19 years, Sonja has spent time as a service advisor with Ford, Toyota, Honda, and BMW. Sonja is an ASE Certified Service Advisor and is now happily back to work for Toyota in Dublin, CA. In 2017, Sonja completed her training and became a Certified Smog Check Inspector.

Together Jon and Sonja have over 50 years of experience in the automotive industry and their passion shows through when interacting with students either over the phone or in the classroom.

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