A Career at Smitty's
Smitty's Service
San Diego’s Oldest Family-Run Automotive Service
3441 Adams Avenue | San Diego, CA 92116 | 619-281-7722
CA licensed SMOG check inspection and repair station

Team Smitty


Mike
Owner

has been working in one capacity or another here at Smitty's since he was twelve. In 1987 when Smitty experienced health issues, Mike answered the call and began a career at Smitty’s. Mike is an ASE certified Master Tech with a degree in business from San Diego State and a degree in Transportation Technology from Cuyamaca College. He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. In his “spare” time he is an Automotive Expert Witness for the Federal Court system. He’s the administrator for the Smitty’s Fantasy Football league. He is married with three fantastic kids. He enjoys travel, stand up paddle boarding, surfing (Smitty’s Surf team), diving and desert riding with his family.

Enrique
Office Manager

is Mike’s oldest son (Dare we say 4th generation Smitty?). Enrique received his diploma in Kinesiology at San Diego State University. This over-achiever wears many hats: besides attending to administrative and bookkeeping duties at Smitty’s Service, he serves as a youth leader at Kensington Community Church recently started video production company that has really taken off. He’s a perennial play-off contender in Smitty’s fantasy Football league. Despite that he’s still an avid Charger fan. He enjoys off-roading, hiking with his girlfriend, loves cooking, and restoring his great-grandfather’s historical home.

Beto
Manager

has remained a natural leader here at Smitty’s since he came on the scene in 2007. This ASE Master Tech / Advanced Engine Performance Specialist owned his own shop for five years. Have any tough questions? Beto is one of the brightest automotive minds here at Smitty’s and is also fluent in Spanish He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. Beto’s years of experience and excellent work ethic have been valuable asset to the Senior Tech team and now as Manager here at Smitty’s. Beto is in his fifth year in the Smitty’s Fantasy Football league. He is married, with three girls and spends his "off hours" living the dream.

Alex
Service Advisor

Alex is the newest member of the Smitty's team but with his extensive automotive background you would never know it. He’s an ASE Certified Master Technician, a graduate of the Automotive Training Institute’s Advanced Service Writing School and is a whiz at our Digital Inspection platform called “Bolt-On”. Take advantage of his easy-going nature as together you map out the best approach to your vehicle’s repair and maintenance. He is always eager to share his knowledge and experience with you. Alex’s family is everything to him. He is married with two young boys. When the boys aren't destroying or jumping off things they enjoy trips to the beach, San Diego Zoo and occasional trips to Disneyland. They love baseball and the San Diego Padres. Alex covers the Padres as a contributor for the East Village Times in his spare time.

Rick
Technician

has been Mike’s "go to" guy since 1995. He has done it all: Manager, Service Advisor, Technician, Fabricator and Facilities manager. Rick has a degree in Aviation flight operation and Aviation technology from Miramar College. This ASE Master Tech is an advanced engine performance specialist. He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. Rick enjoys off-roading, bible studies and sailing. Ask about his current project; building a custom buggy from the ground up.

Jose
Technician

began his career with Smitty's in 1996 - If he were a baseball player he would win the prize for most consecutive starts. You can always expect a smile from Jose and he has the most contagious laugh in the building (dare I say the industry?) He consistently produces quality work and has one of the lowest "comeback" rates in the business. Jose enjoys serving at his church. He is happily married, two of his adult kids are working and one is still in school. His whole family is active in volleyball.

Giuseppe
Technician

came on the scene in 2007. First and foremost Giuseppe is 100% Italian: He eats breathes and speaks fluent Italian. His Spanish is pretty good as well! He loves being part of the Smitty team. His people skills mean that he will likely evolve into a Service Advisor when he begins to slow down a bit (If that ever happens!) Giuseppe brings almost 30 years of automotive experience to our family of seasoned veterans. He is fast and accurate. Giuseppe has a tool for every job and is an inspiration to work with. Giuseppe’s married and is a father of three grown boys. Giuseppe is a member of the Smitty’s Surf team. He likes stand up paddle boarding, Surfing or just about anything the wife he adores so much.

Sergio
Technician

After a brief time away, this SMOG Technician, ASE certified Master Tech and advanced engine performance specialist is here to stay. Sergio is a committed member of the Smitty’s family. He enjoys surfing (Back on the Smitty’s Surf team!), autocross and playing guitar on the beach.

Alex
Technician

is a factory trained Nissan technician which gives him a leg up on Japanese vehicles. He attended Miramar College for Automotive Repair at nights and worked at Smitty’s by day. He has taken the lead with Smitty’s new digital inspections. He’s always tweaking the program and customizing it to fit our shop’s needs. His understanding of automobile repair and maintenance coupled with a genuine concern for people make him an obvious choice for team Smitty. We are all about family here at Smitty’s Service and Alex is actually our Manager Beto’s son-in-law. His beautiful little girl and lovely wife are his world. On weekends you will find them hiking San Diego’s back country.

Marco
Service Advisor Assistant

Marco is the son of a mechanic and has been working on cars all his life. You could say he has oil in his veins! This SDSU alumni with “hands–on” knowledge and years of customer service experience is at your service. His Costa Rican Heritage brings a “Pura Vida” approach to the team. He played baseball at a collegiate and even a professional level. He’s a veritable Google of sports trivia and could even be a sports commentator if needed. Naturally he’s in the Smitty’s Fantasy Football league. He like to spend his time off with family and friends.