Our Team Has HEART!

Brian Moak


Meet Brian, fearless leader, coach, mentor, friend, owner, and expert of all things HEART. Growing up in the industry, Brian’s dedication is unparalleled. He puts his all into everything he does and never lacks passion or enthusiasm with anything he is a part of. From being an amazing dad to his sons, to leading the pack at tennis class Brian always leads with Heart!

Danny Rosenbloom

Vice President - 2010

Meet Danny, Vice President and resident go-to-guy at HEART. Working at HEART during his summer and winter breaks through high school and college, Danny has over 16 years automotive experience and he’s done it all. Growing his family, he’s now the father of 2 beautiful children. His love of sports, Disney, games, and movies, he has a ton of fun hobbies to share with his kids now and in the future.

Scott Hoffman

Director of Marketing - 2016

Meet Scott, director of marketing and best dressed Heart employee for almost 5 years. Not only does Scott make sure Heart’s branding is top-notch, but he keeps the front counter at Northbrook running like a well-oiled machine. All while bringing the most welcoming energy and a little fashion through Heart’s doors.

Ernie Tagliere

Manager - Evanston, 2010

Meet Ernie, manager at our Evanston location and a part of the Heart team since 2010. Ernie, dad to an adorable son and beautiful daughter, loves his football. Whether it be his enthusiasm for fantasy football, or spending time with his family at games, Ernie’s got all of his teams covered.

Frank Tagliere

Manager - Wilmette, 2009

Meet Frank, manager at our Wilmette location. With over 40 years automotive experience and 14 years managing at Heart, Frank eats, sleeps, and breathes all things car related. Coupled with being a father of 4 and grandfather of 3, Frank’s experience both in the industry and out is second to none. Frank knows his stuff. If you’ve got questions, he’s got answers.

Armando Robles

Manager – Northbrook, 2022

Meet Armando, store manager at our Northbrook location. Armando loves sports, and his Chicago teams! As a White Sox fan, he’ll make sure to catch all of the games this spring. Though sports are his passion, Armando’s family wins MVP every time! On the weekends he loves spending time with his daughter.

Jaime Sotelo

Assistant Manager – Northbrook, 2022

Meet Jaime, assistant manager at our Northbrook location. Jaime an avid music lover enjoys playing a variety of styles on his guitar. Jaime also likes to get outdoors and ride his bike, but with these Illinois winters he’s always got his love of sports to fall back on. With plenty of Chicago teams to root for he keeps entertained all year long. 

Sam Bauer

Assistant Manager – Evanston, 2022

Meet Sam assistant manager at Heart. Sam started out as quite the hockey player playing for nine years, but as he grew up older his passion turned towards classic muscle cars. Now, when he’s not busy admiring classic car engines under the hood, he likes to spend time working with another type of machine. He builds computers from the ground up and has an amazing time doing it.

Dimitri Panos

Assistant Manager – Wilmette, 2023

Meet Dimitri assistant manager at Heart. Dimitri is a wonderful addition to the team bringing his wonderful energy and professisonalism wherever he goes. An avid Chicago Bears fan, he loves to catch all of the exciting games. During off season you’ll find him enjoying his favorite greek food and spending time with his 5 year old daughter.

Ben Stiegel

Service Writer - Wilmette, 2016

Meet Ben, a part of the service writer team at Wilmette for almost 7 years. On the weekends when Ben’s not at work helping customers and the service writer team, you’ll find him having a blast in his Jeep. When he’s not busy turning a wrench making sure he’s ready for the road, he’s cruising around with the top off reveling in his passion for all things Jeep.

Makayla Cavallari

Front Desk - Evanston, 2020

Meet Makayla, a member of the Heart family since 2020. Makayla is a busy girl always on the go. When she does find time to wind down, she enjoys spending time outdoors camping with friends and family. When she’s inside you’ll find her creating new arts & crafts, cooking, or just relaxing listening to music.

Javier Galeno

Tech - Northbrook, 2017

Meet Javier, mechanic at our Northbrook location. This top tier technician has a passion for running. Since joining the Heart family in 2017 he has participated in several marathons and charity races. An avid long-distance runner, Javier has even traveled to different countries to be a part of some pretty impressive races.

Jorge Garfias

Tech - Northbrook, 2014

Meet Jorge, mechanic, and a part of the Heart family for over 6 years. An avid car enthusiast, Volkswagens are the apple of this family man’s eye. He loves to spend time with his family going to car shows and exploring the latest trends in the automobile world.

Chris Cannon

Tech - Evanston, 1996

Meet Chris, member of the Heart team since 1996. Chris is a talented and hard worker always willing to give a helping hand, whether that be in the shop or at home in the kitchen. Chris loves to cook. From grilling steaks for family cook outs to whipping up gourmet dinners for date nights he’s passionate about his culinary skills.

Ricky Harris

Tech - Northbrook, 2011

Meet Ricky, mechanic at our Northbrook location and member of the Heart family since 2011. Ricky a newlywed has a big heart full of love for his family. He’s passionate about current events and loves spending time enjoying nature.

Mike Fisher

Tech - Wilmette, 1997

Meet Mike, veteran mechanic at our Wilmette location and a member of the Heart team for over 23 years. Mike is a family man, between baseball games, practices, and carpooling his weekends are jammed packed. Lucky for his family he’s got a big heart full of love for all of them.

Andrew Martinez

Tech - Evanston, 2011

Meet Andrew, member of the Heart family since 2011. Andrew loves spending time outdoors with his family. Andrew, a doting father to his adorable daughters, stays healthy and active playing soccer or bike riding. He’s got to keep up that cardio to run after his little ones.

Raul Galeno

Tech - Evanston, 2019

Meet Raul, member of the Heart family for 4 years. Raul is also an avid runner. He has participated in over 5 marathons and has many more in his future. He’s steadily running and training to be ready for his next race so he’s first to cross the finish line.

Juan Martinez

Tech - Wilmette, 2007

Meet Juan, mechanic at our Wilmette location and a member of the Heart family since 2006. He’s always there for his team and is dedicated to making sure he always leads with his heart. Juan is always willing to lend a helping hand or jump in and do what needs to be done. The Heart team is lucky to have a great guy like Juan.

Genry Smolen

Tech - Evanston, 1998

Meet Genry, Evanston mechanic and a part of the Heart family for over 22 years. Genry works just as hard in the shop as out of it when it comes to supporting his family. He loves spending time with them and supporting all of their interests. Whether it be carpooling to all of the practices or cheering on the sidelines at the meets, Genry’s always there for his family.

Jorge Velazquez

Tech - Wilmette, 2017

Meet Jorge, mechanic and part of the Wilmette team since 2017. Jorge is an awesome and supportive member of the Wilmette team. When he’s not busy in the shop he’s busy being a wonderful husband and father. Jorge gives his all with everything he does, he always leads with heart.

Sheldon Cannon

Mechanic - Northbrook, 2020

Meet Sheldon, a member of the Heart family and mechanic at our Northbrook location. Sheldon is an amazing person and an asset to any team. Whether that be in the shop or at home being a dad to his son, Sheldon is always there to lend a helping hand and support anyone when they may need it.

Ebony Willett

Executive Assistant - 2005

Meet Ebony, member of the Heart family since 2005. She loves her family and has a strong passion for the arts. Whether it be her avid enthusiasm for music and literature, or her love of cooking, Ebony enjoys spending her time exploring and sharing all of her interests with her loved ones.

Brian Zamarron

Tech – Evanston, 2021

Meet Brian, mechanic at our Evanston location.  Brian a great addition to the Heart team, always willing to lend a hand in the shop. Brian is also a car enthusiast, one of his favorite hobbies is modifying performance cars. When he’s not making cars faster and more furious, he’s playing on the soccer field or spending time with his family.

Klever Saldana

Tech – Northbrook, 2021

Meet Klever, mechanic at our Northbrook location. Klever has proven himself to be quite an asset to the shop. When he’s not under the hood at work you’ll find him under the hood at home, one of his favorite hobbies is working on cars. Klever also loves to be active outdoors, kicking balls on the soccer field and catching air on a half-pipe skateboarding.

Alex Yanqui

Tech - Evanston, 2023

Meet Alex mechanic at our Evanston location.  Alex’s upbeat personality and cheerful smile make for a wonderful addition to Heart. When he’s not busy helping his team, he loves to stay active with sports and enjoy outdoors. He’s also a foodie and loves to try different cuisines.

Martin Albert

Mechanic - Wilmette, 2023

Meet Martin mechanic at our Wilmette location. Martin a first time dad to a beautiful baby girl is having the time of his life getting to know his new daughter. Having a newborn is amazing but is a lot of work so to wind down Martin enjoys gaming and getting outdoors to play soccer. 

Danny Quilambaqui

Mechanic - Wilmette, 2023

Meet Danny mechanic at our Wilmette location.  Danny is a true car afficianodo. He spends most of his time working on them but enjoys anything having to do with automobiles. Cars are not his only passion when he’s not under the hood he’s spending time with his family. As a dad of six he has hands full but has a great time being with them.

Derik Galeno

Mechanic - Northbrook, 2023

Meet Derik mechanic here at Heart. Derik’s warmth and kindness make him great to have on our team. When Derik’s not working in the shop, he likes to listen to rap music and enjoys soccer to stay active. Especially after he indulges in his favorite food chicken wings!

Azael Robles

Technician - Wilmette 2023

Meet Azael member of the Heart family since 2023. Azael really loves his family, he’s the happiest when he’s spending time with them. His family likes to do all sorts of things together like go out to dinner and play games. When Azael is not spending time with his family, he enjoys being outdoors playing soccer.

Kieesha Smith

Front Desk - Evanston, 1998

Meet Kieesha, who’s been running the front counter at our Evanston location for 24 years. Kieesha knows her customers, she takes pride in not only knowing them by name but their families and pets too! Everyone feels like a part of the Heart family when they work with Kieesha. She’s one of a kind, her effervescent and bright personality shines through everything she does.

Michael Kee

Front Desk - Northbrook, 2024

Meet Michael, member of the Heart family since 2024. Moving to the Midwest a while back, Michael is originally from Louisiana. Amongst his many talents, Michael has a true flair for technology. In his free time he enjoys building computers and playing video games.    


Shop Puppy - 2020

Meet Wesley, Heart’s certified shop pet, treat taster, and morale booster! He puts a smile on everyone’s face wherever he goes, loves french fries and a good snuggle!

In Loving Memory Of
Craig Stone

Meet Craig, who’s been in the automotive industry for 30 over years and has been managing our Evanston location for over 20 years. He’s an amazing husband, the coolest dad on the block to 3 wonderful girls, and when it comes to music, he’s our resident guru on all things rock-n-roll. Whether it be in the shop or out Craig always leads with Heart.

Geoff Vincent

Front Counter - Evanston, 2023

Meet Geoff member of the Heart family since 2023. Geoff is a true outdoorsman, he loves to spend his free time enjoying the cold weather. He loves the snow so much, in his free time he teaches snowboarding and hits the slopes whenever he can. When the weather’s too warm for winter sports, Geoff still enjoys his time outdoors driving his Jeep.