MEET THE TEAM
Benjamin’s love for cars began as a child, working on classic cars with his dad in the garage. He began his professional automotive career by enrolling in his high school’s Intensive Automotive Program. From there, he kept working in various automotive shops, attending training classes, and expanding his experience and knowledge. He earned his certification as an ASE Master Technician, including L3 Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist.
Benjamin has also graduated with a BFA from SUNY Brockport, served
honorably in the Army National Guard, studied in Austria and Germany and is fluent in German. He joined the Schoen Auto team in 2011. If he’s not fixing your car, you might find him spending time with his family, writing, playing hockey, or traveling.
In 2018, Benjamin purchased Schoen Auto from his good friend and employer Jerry Elman, keeping the dream of honest, caring auto repair alive.
Matt is a native Rochesterian growing up in Honeoye Falls and coming back to Rochester after attending SUNY New Paltz. For 20 years he worked in the transportation industry on the heavy truck side and is excited to join Schoen Auto in 2022 to continue their tradition of putting customers first.
Matt is also proud to be a member of the Happy Pirates, taking over for Gary The Happy, so if you see him out and about dressed as a pirate at the Seneca Park Zoo or the Lilac Festival make sure you say AHOY! In addition to that, he also does a lot of local improv so don't be surprised if you become part of the show.
Matt loves spending time with his wife and daughter, playing hockey, cooking, woodworking, and spending time outdoors and traveling.
Mark received his two-year degree from the Genesee/Wyoming BOCES program and continued on to become an ASE and Saab Master Level Technician. He has also been recognized with GM’s Mark of Excellence Award. Mark has always loved taking things apart to see how they work, so it’s no surprise that he has been working professionally as a technician for forty-five years.
Along with cars, Mark also loves motorcycles, spending his free time tinkering and riding. You might also find him watching the game or the race on Sunday, but more often than not he’ll be chasing his grandkids around.
Jonathan, always the tinkerer, began his journey to become an automotive technician for the simple reason that he loves to get his hands dirty and take things apart. After spending 2 years studying mechanical engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Jon enrolled into Monroe Community College's Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP). Upon graduating in 2016 and earning the ASEP leadership award, he began his career working and gaining experience in the automotive repair industry. Jon joined the Schoen Auto team in 2019, and is excited to be part of a culture embracing integrity and honesty in auto repair.
Also, if you ever wanted to turn your riding lawnmower into a racing tractor, Jon's the man you want to talk to. He's built a few and when you ask him why, well, because he can.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"We recommend Schoen Auto to everyone we know personally and professionally. We are so lucky to have them taking care of our cars, which is taking care of our family."