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.
Jeff began his career at Niagara University, earning his bachelor degree in Business Management and Commerce with minors in Religion and Philosophy. He found a strong love for customer service and cultivating a family atmosphere, particularly in an automotive shop. Jeff joined Schoen Auto in 2013 and is proud to be a part of a repair shop that won the Rochester Area Business Ethics Award.
Jeff has many hobbies outside of work such as motorcycle riding, weight lifting, playing volleyball, golfing and skiing. Staying active is an important part of Jeff’s life because he also loves to cook and eat. Most important, is the time he spends with family and friends
and growing those relationships.
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.
Originally hailing from the southwest, Emili spent the last 10 years working in advertising
and media management before joining the Schoen Auto team in 2019 as our office manager and social media coordinator.
In addition to a love for classic cars, Emili books, history, and cooking, but spends most
of her time restoring her ancient house and exploring all the small town antique stores
of New York.