About Staff

Welcome to our staff introduction page for Auto Safety Center! Meet the team that arranges, manages, and performs your auto repairs. With friendly, highly-skilled Managers, Service Advisors, and Technicians/Auto Mechanics, we're a happy family that works and plays well together. 

We work hard to be your professional auto service facility.

Joe Valind
Owner/Manager

Joe Valind - Owner/Manager | Auto Safety Center

Joe started with Auto Safety Center in 1995 and then purchased it with his wife Jessica in 2005. His family includes his wife Jessica, three daughters, one son, a Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) named Captain Jack, and a Siamese Cat named Roxy. He's an ASE-Certified Technician and an ASE Certified service consultant and has been EPA Certified for Air Conditioning repair and servicing. Joe earned his degree at Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac in 1998 and received his certifications from Automotive Technologies. He's been a technician for 16 years and an Owner/Manager for six years now. Some of you old-timers may remember Joe as the previous host of "The Car Care Minute" car tips radio show on local station 92.5 FM WBWI. Joe was born and raised in West Bend, growing up on 9th Avenue. "Auto Safety Center was a shop I walked past many times on my way to the river to go fishing or to Regner Park." Joe's car obsession began at age sixteen when he bought his first one. In 1995, he got his first job (at Auto Safety Center!) through his high school co-op program, enabling students to leave school and work on the job while acquiring class credits. "My obsession with cars and my ambition collided shortly after that, and I made it a goal to purchase or build my own shop someday. I would never have dreamed that the shop I would someday own was the one I got my start at as a technician when I was 17!" Most of his clients know Joe as a great communicator who participates in auto repair trade-related online forums as a means to improve his knowledge, share ideas, and encourage professionalism throughout the auto repair industry. His love of cars and interest in them has inspired the high level of service Auto Safety Center delivers to our clients and serves to keep Joe current on the rapid changes that take place in the auto repair industry. In his spare time, Joe enjoys Bible study, teaching, traveling, and spending time with his beautiful family, and enjoys taking regular classroom training sessions about new auto repair technology. 

Clubs & organization activities: 2013 – Present: Member of Bend City Church 224 Butternut St, West Bend; 2001-2013: Member of Emmaus Bible Church 220 N 6th Ave West Bend; 2003-2010: Emmaus Bible Church Board Member (Deacon); 2010-2013: Emmaus Bible Church Board Member (Elder & Board Chairman).

Jessica Valind
Co-Owner, Administration

Jessica Valind - Co-Owner, Administration | Auto Safety Center

Jessica purchased Auto Safety Center in 2005 with her husband Joe, agreeing to run the office side of the shop while Joe concentrated on establishing the culture of the shop. As Joe has brought professionalism and grace to the repair bays, Jessica has created a similar culture in the front of the store. As Joe remarked, "That's just the culture of the front office. It's kind, it's considerate, and it's professional…." Jessica brings ten years of experience in Administrative Assistant/Accounting and Office management to Auto Safety Center. Besides being Joe's wife, she's brought up his three daughters, his son, and their pets. Like Joe, Jessica is a graduate of West Bend West High School. "When I first met Joe, it was when he worked as a technician at Auto Safety Center. I remember him fixing my car for me many times after hours. Who would have thought someday we would purchase that business together! I enjoy my work and the opportunity it allows me to work from our home office while our children play in the opposite room." Outside of work, Jessica has a variety of personal interests and hobbies such as reading, journaling, gardening, and traveling. She keeps herself involved with several clubs, organizations, and community involvement, including Kettle Moraine Home Educators (KMHE) and volunteering at Emmaus Bible Church in many capacities.

Tim Dabroski
ASE Master Certified Technician

Tim Dabroski - ASE Certified Technician | Auto Safety Center

Tim started with Auto Safety Center back in 2016, and he brings 25 years of auto repair experience to our shop! He has a wife (Keri), a daughter (Jeanette), and a son (Eddie). Tim graduated from Universal Technical Institute back in 1994. He's an ASE Master, L1, and X1 Certified, and he performs over 30 hours of Continuous Training every year to stay sharp and on top of his game as a technician! His superpower is fabrication, but his passions are improving and restoring his 86 Oldsmobile, camping, snowmobiling, and auto racing!

 

 

Michael Hilzley
Service Manager

Michael Hilzley - Service Manager | Auto Safety CenterMichael started at Auto Safety Center in 2018 and brings 15 years of experience as a service manager. He's certified by the Automotive Training Institute in Maryland as a level 2 service advisor and was the manager at another West Bend shop for nearly seven years before joining Auto Safety Center. He has worked in all facets of the auto industry, from sales to service and dealer to independent. Michael loves spending time with his family, camping, fishing, volleyball, and trying out new restaurants. He lives in West Bend and believes strongly in giving back to theWest Bend community. Be sure to look for him at almost all local events and fundraisers!

Auto Safety Center is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Auto Safety Center (262) 334-7241 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.