About Staff

The success of Auto Safety Center is attributed to our talented employees and their commitment to customer satisfaction.

A large part of providing a superior service at an affordable price is knowing what to do. To consistently deliver high-quality service our staff possesses an impressive list of certifications, training, and experience. All our shop technicians are ASE Certified and hold a wide variety of qualifications and many years of combined experience. Our commitment to excellence drives us to stay on top of the constantly changing auto repair industry.

We work hard to be your professional auto service facility.

Joe Valind
Owner/Manager

Joe Valind - Owner/Manager | Auto Safety Center

  • Purchased Auto Safety Center in 2005; started with Auto Safety Center in 1995 to 1998; then 2003-Present.
  • Qualifications/Certifications/Awards: ASE Certified Technician; ASE Certified Service Consultant; EPA Certified for Air Conditioning repair and servicing.
  • Specializations/Special Skills/Expertise: Great communicator and problem solver.
  • Education/Training: Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, Automotive Technologies Degree 1998; West Bend East High School Graduate 1996.
  • Experience: Technician: 16 yrs; Owner/Manager: 6 yrs
  • Previous host of “The Car Care Minute” car tips radio show on 92.5 FM WBWI

Born and raised in West Bend with most of my childhood years spent at our home on 9th Ave. Auto Safety Center was a shop I walked past many times on my way to the river to go fishing or to Regner Park. In my teenage years and specifically after I bought my first car when I was 16, cars became an obsession. My first job in an auto repair shop was, in fact, at Auto Safety Center. I started working at Auto Safety Center in Sept 1995. I got the job through our high school co-op program which enabled students to leave school and to work on the job while acquiring class credits. My obsession with cars and my ambition collided shortly thereafter and I made it a goal to own 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.M

I love participating in auto repair trade related online forums as a means to improve my knowledge, share ideas, and encourage professionalism throughout our industry. This also improves the service Auto Safety Center delivers to our clients and keeps me current on the rapid changes that take place in the auto repair industry. I also enjoy taking regular classroom training sessions about new auto repair technology. For a while, I shared automotive tips on The Car Care Minute on our local country radio station 92.5 FM WBWI.

Personal interests: study of the Bible, teaching, traveling, and spending time with my family.

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).

My family includes wife Jessica, 3 Daughters, 1 Son, a Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) named Captain Jack, and a Siamese Cat named Roxy.

Jessica Valind
Co-Owner, Administration

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

  • Purchased Auto Safety Center in 2005
  • Experience: Administrative Assistant/Accounting - 10 years
  • Specializations/Special Skills/Expertise: Office management
  • Education/Training: West Bend West High School Graduate

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! 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 I have a variety of personal interests and hobbies such as reading, journaling, gardening, and traveling. I am also involved with a number of clubs, organizations and community involvement including Kettle Moraine Home Educators (KMHE) plus I volunteer at church in many capacities.

In my "spare" time our family, 3 daughters, 1 Son, a Yorkie, and a Siamese cat keeps me busy.

Tim Dabroski
ASE Master Certified Technician

Tim Dabroski - ASE Certified Technician | Auto Safety Center

  • Started with Auto Safety Center in 2016
  • Experience: Technician - 25 years
  • Education/Training: Universal Technical Institute graduate 1994, Over 30 hrs Continuous Training every year
  • Qualifications/Certifications/Awards: ASE Master, L1, and X1 Certified
  • Specializations/Special Skills/Expertise: Fabrication

Personal interests, hobbies & activities: Improving and Restoring my 86 Olds, Camping, Snowmobiling and Auto Racing.

Family: Enjoy spending time with my wife Keri, my daughter Jeanette and my son Eddie.

Will Harris
Service Adviser

Will Harris - Service Adviser | Auto Safety Center

  • Started at Auto Safety Center in 2018
  • Experience in service advising 4 years
  • Qualification ASE certified in brakes and suspension

Will started working in the auto industry at the age of 15, cleaning and doing other entry level tasks and hasn't left. he has worked himself up to be a general technician and also a great service adviser. Will prides himself on his ability to satisfy his customer by great attention to detail and genuinely caring about our customers best interests.

Will is a member of the Kohlsville Volunteer Fire Dept since 2011 and is a graduate of West Bend West High School

Wills past work at another local shop has helped to prepare him for taking the next step in his automotive career and also getting to know the communty. We are very excited about the addition of Will to the team and look forward to many years together.

 

Collin Coleman
Service Technician

Collin Coleman - Service Technician | Auto Safety Center

  • Started at Auto Safety Center in 2018
  • Experience as a technician 5 yrs
  • Specializes in transmissions
  • Personal interests are MMA, Motorsport racing of all kinds, and camping

Personal interests are MMA, Motorsport racing of all kinds, and camping

 

Michael Hilzley
Service Manager

Michael Hilzley - Service Manager | Auto Safety Center

  • Started at Auto Safety Center in 2018
  • Auto industry for 15 years
  • Certified by the Automotive Training Institute in Maryland as a level 2 service adviser

Michael was the manager at another West Bend shop for nearly 7 years before joining Auto Safety Center. He has worked in all facets of the auto industry from sales to service and dealer to independent.

Personal interests are his children, camping, fishing, volleyball, and trying new restaurants.

Michael lives in West Bend and believes strongly in giving back to the community in West Bend, make sure to look for him at almost all local events and fundraisers.