Brian – Briansmobile1

I am a jack of all trades and master of one… or two.  I’ve worked as a mechanic professionally since 1994.  I began working on cars and anything with wheels or an engine from a very young age.  My dad was a professional mechanic up until I was sixteen and took over as he phased over & went into business.  Looking back, I’m lucky to have all my fingers considering the freedom I was given so young.  I also count myself lucky to have had such empowering freedoms so young!

In addition to automotive work I’ve also taken jobs in construction at times when the money was better.  These jobs were in commercial and residential HVAC, framing.  I also have limited roofing and plumbing experience.

My ASE certifications and entrepreneur status have landed me jobs and contracts as a Mazda Dealership technician, an expert witness engineer support technician, and an automotive software development technician for a small company that  is now quite prevalent in the industry (I should have bought stock!).  I’ve also worked as a lead automotive tech. and general tech. in family owned repair shops.



I currently work full time as a YouTuber on the briansmobile1 & theskiviking channels.  Also I do contract work as opportunities arise.

Adventure is magnetic to me.  I work hard and I really like to play hard too.  My wife says I have more hobbies than anyone.  I love tools, toys, and all kinds of vehicles & equipment.  If it can move you or take you places- I’m all in!

  • I’m a college graduate, but I talk like a mechanic.  In all honestly- I do cuss, but you won’t hear it unless I hear you slip first.
  • I love people.  I love learning from others and I do my best to help others feel comfortable.  I’ve been through a lot in my life that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.  When I say “I feel you bro.” or “love ya man” I mean it.  We’re all in this together.  I’ve had more than my fair share of amazing times too!
  • I’m good at what I do.  I’ve put my years in.  That doesn’t mean I’m perfect.  I reserve the right to make mistakes and say the wrong word from time to time.
  • I am NOT to be liable for your mistakes- you are.  Please do your homework.  I present my experience for your reference and benefit- for that, you’re welcome.  However, you must be diligent in exercising proper safety measures, wearing proper safety gear, reading owners manuals, and operating at a level consistent with your abilities.  If you go out and ski a double black diamond ski run without getting enough training and practice because I make it look easy- expect to crash.   Don’t blame me or try to sue me for your painful busted collar bone, coccyx, and inner ear bones and/or missing pinky finger.
  • Be smart before you start.  I’ll help with the be smart part, but it’s up to you to see it through.