Meet The Team

Meet The Team

  • J. Bittle J. Bittle J. Bittle President

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    Experience:
    • Began playing with cars in 1972 in High School…driving my Dad’s Opel Rally Cadet 1900cc 4-speed!

    • Arrived at JBA: 1985 after Joe Drew turned down opening up a department in Drew Ford.

    • Favorite car: 1967 Shelby GT500

  • Vickie Bittle Vickie Bittle Vickie Bittle Controller

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    Experience:
    • I have always loved cars and their makers

    • My dad bought, fixed and sold used cars

    • Met J., joined the Texas A&M Sports Car Club and bought a 1969 Mach 1 428SCJ — all in the same year!

    • Favorite cars: 1965 Shelby; 1990s Taurus SHO & F150, 2012 Mustang Boss 302

    • Fun fact: Loves loud cars with visibility!

  • Austin Bittle Austin Bittle Austin Bittle Director Parts and Service

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    Experience:
    • Began learning about cars via a 1966 Ford Fairlane 500XL with a 390

    • Arrived at JBA in 1987 in a baby seat in the back of a Mustang SVO

    • Graduated from Texas A&M like both my parents, my brother, and my grandfather

    • Favorite Car: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 SCJ

  • The Bittle Family Legacy The Bittle Family Legacy The Bittle Family JBA - A Family Business

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    The Bittle Family History
    • James “J" Bittle

    • Vickie Bittle

    • Austin Bittle

    • Stewart Bittle

    James L Bittle, DVM

  • Mike Balzer Mike Balzer Mike Balzer Sr. Engineer / Lead Performance Technician / Shop Foreman

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    Experience:
    • From San Antonio, TX
    • Favorite cars include a '65 GTO and '70-'73 Firebirds. '63-'67 Mid Year Corvettes also in the mix
    • Hobbies outside cars include hunting and fishing

  • Bruce Tucker Bruce Tucker Bruce Tucker GM

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    Experience:
    • Skateboards…bicycles…go carts…minibikes…and on to cars by the time I was 13 years old.

    • Arrived at JBA: as a customer, I bought an 8.8 rear end assembly from JBA in 1986. Came to work full time at JBA in 2002.

    • Favorite car: The 1959 Austin Healey 100-6 with a small block Chevy I built in high school.

  • Greg Raymond Greg Raymond Greg Raymond Product Line Sales & Marketing Manager

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    Experience:
    • Born and raised in San Diego. Graduate of San Diego State University 1993

    • 30 Years of Performance Automotive Aftermarket experience. National Sales Manager for JBA Performance Exhaust. Sales, Marketing and Electronic Cataloging Manager for PerTronix Performance Brands. Responsible for Platinum level ACES and PIES Data Sets.

    • Favorite car(s): 1969 Corvette L71 Roadster, 1965 Pro Touring Mustang & 1964 Pontiac GTO Convertible.

  • Tim Reeves Tim Reeves    Miles Cook.png Tim Reeves Marketing / Branding / Asst. Sales Manager

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    Experience:
    • Born and raised in San Diego. Graduate of San Diego State University 1991

    • Favorite car - 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 & 1968 Shelby 500KR

    • First car was a 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe purchased from my best friends dad

  • Miles Cook Miles Cook    Miles Cook.png Miles Cook Asst. Showroom Manager / Technical Editor

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    Experience:
    • From Burbank, CA
    • Favorite cars include a '67 Corvette coupe, a '69 Mustang fastback, a '66 or '67 Fairlane two-door hardtop and any GM LS-powered four-door sedan
    • My brother got a '67 Corvette when I was nine and the trajectory went straight up with a series of many Corvettes and Mustangs
    • Three-plus-decades ago, I got some silly idea to be a writer on a car magazine and never looked back. There was no plan "B"
    • One fun hobby is trying new restaurants

  • Scott Coakley Scott Coakley Scott Coakley Performance Parts Specialist / Service Writer

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    Experience:
    • From Philly, PA
    • Favorite car is any Cobra roadster, real or replica, 289 or 427. "Most like a motorcycle," he says
    • Followed in the footsteps of Dad who was a shop tech/mechanic
    • A prime hobby is motorcycles, with a BMW 1200 GS adventure bike as the current form of leisure travel

  • Paul Crutcher Paul Crutcher Paul Crutcher Sr. Performance Parts Specialist / Service Writer

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    Experience:
    • From Riverside, CA
    • Favorite Car: Favorite car is a '33 or '34 Ford. Currently own a '31 Ford Model A roadster pickup
    • Lore is that my great grandfather worked on Bonnie and Clyde's '34 Ford
    • A favorite hobby is pre-war Fords, both the cars themselves and their history

  • Steven Honeycutt Steven Honeycutt Steven Honeycutt High Performance Service Writer

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    Experience:
    • From La Mirada, CA
    • Two favorite cars are a '69 Camaro and El Camino
    • Started working on cars with my dad and his '67 Charger
    • First car was a '68 Thunderbird
    • A current fun hobby is cruising to the San Diego beaches with my better half in our '64 Corvair Monza convertible

  • Alex Conger Alex Conger Alex Conger Performance Plumbing Technician & Horsepower Specialist

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    Experience:
    • Born and raised in San Diego; graduated from Clairemont High School=
    • When I was five years old, my neighbors were always working on hot rods; I started working on tossed carburetors shortly thereafter
    • Been working with J Bittle since 1999

  • Pamela Lee Park Pamela Lee Park Pamela Lee Park Sr. Merchandising / Sales Specialist

  • Mike Trousdale Mike Trousdale Mike Trousdale Parts Expeditor/Logistics Specialist

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    Experience:
    • Been into cars since I was a kid and have been in the industry since 2012
    • Favorite Car: “1972 Chevy C/10 Fleetside Pick-up”

  • Rusty Staley Rusty Staley Rusty Staley Facilities Manager / Performance Technician

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    Experience:
    • Grew up in Peoria, Illinois and Topeka, Kansas; started working on domestic cars and hot rods with the next door neighbor as a kid; took shop classes and ‘lived’ at the race track as a teen

    • Served our country in the United States Navy for 20 years

    • 2018 Barona Speed Stock Pony Champion driving a 1974 Ford Pinto w/164 HP!

    • Favorite Car: My 1971 Chevy Nova

  • John Elderhorst John Elderhorst J.Elderhorst Master Engine Builder + Senior Machinist

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    Experience:
    • ASE Certified Master Engine Machinist

    • Began working on cars as a teenager

    • Started working with J. in Texas 1980

    • Arrived at JBA when it was located on Daggett Street

    • Favorite cars: 1968 Charger; 1967 Buick GS and 1973 SD Trans Am

  • Gary Wilkey Gary Wilkey Gary Wilkey Senior Machinist Cylinder Head Specialist

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    Experience:
    • Started working on a ’37 Chevy Pick Up while at Norco High School in SoCal. Today, focuses on engines with four decades (Inland Empire CA, Texas and Arkansas) of racing and street performance engine building, NHRA Drag Racing engine building, Road Racing engine building, Sprint Car Chassis and Engine Building and Dirt/Asphalt Sportsman/Modified Circle Track race engine building and chassis preparation. Nostalgia and Vintage Specialist.

    • Favorite Car: 1967 Camaro…Best Car Ever!

  • Dallas Patterson Jr. Dallas Patterson Jr. Dallas Patterson Jr. Machine Shop Performance Technician

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  • Ethan Moradzadeh Ethan Moradzadeh Ethan Moradzadeh Machine Shop Performance Technician

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    Experience: • From Merced, CA
    • Favorite car is emphatically a '67 Mustang fastback with the buzzsaw 289 that was just built and currently in a '65 Mustang coupe along with a Toploader four-speed
    • Grandfather had a '67 fastback...hence the love starting as a toddler
    • Hobbies outside of cars include camping in a vintage F250 pickup and horseback riding

  • Tim Naylor Tim Naylor Tim Naylor Lead Performance Technician + Crew Chief

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    Experience:
    • In 1989, talked my father into fronting me $300 for a 1969 Chevy Chevelle with 105,000 miles on it and a flat cam

    • Started at JBA a decade ago

    • Favorite Car: Always love your first! That 1969 Chevelle! There’s about a dozen close seconds

  • Carlos Robles Hinojosa Carlos Robles Hinojosa Carlos Robles Hinojosa Sr. Performance Technician

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    Experience:
    • From Barrio Logan, San Diego
    • Favorite car is a '55 Chevy gasser or any nostalgia gasser for that matter
    • Father had a transmission shop, worked on everything there
    • Baseball is a major interest...go Padres!

  • Brent Baughman Brent Baughman Brent Baughman Sr. Performance Technician

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    Experience:
    • From Santa Rosa, CA
    • Favorite Car: Favorite car is a '65 AC Cobra
    • Grew up on a ranch where I had to learn how to fix things
    • Fondest childhood car memory is the sound of a '66 Galaxie with a 390
    • Favorite hobby is spending time with my 2-year-old daughter

  • Chris Abrew Chris Abrew Chris Abrew Performance Technician

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    Experience:
    • From the Bay Area, Nor Cal
    • Favorite cars are a '73 Gran Torino, a '65 F100 short bed and a '67 Shelby GT500
    • Grew up with pop working on cars while we lived in the shop attic
    • A big hobby away from cars is playing guitar as a lefty...just like Paul (McCartney) and Jimi (Hendrix)

  • Ray Klimas Ray Klimas Ray Klimas Performance Technician

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  • Randy Alldredge Randy Alldredge Randy Alldredge Performance Technician

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    Experience: • From San Diego
    • Favorite cars are '68-'72 Chevelles. Mainly the '72 he currently owns.
    • Worked on cars with an uncle
    • Main hobby outside of car stuff is baseball...go Padres!

  • Kolmn Husby Kolmn Husby Kolmn Husby Performance Technician

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    Experience:
    • From Cibola, AZ, north of Yuma
    • Interested in GMs, Fords and Dodges. Favorites include '65-'68 Impalas, '64 Galaxie and '68 Charger
    • Started working on cars/trucks with father on vintage Chevy C-10 and K-10 as well as Jeep 4x4s
    • Outside of cars, rock climbing is a strong interest

  • Jorge Medling Jorge Medling Jorge Medling Performance Technician

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    Experience:
    • From San Diego and Miami, FL
    • A few favorites include any Cobra roadster, 289 or 427, real or replica. Also a '63 Corvette Split Window and other mid year '63-'67s
    • First car was a '67 Mustang with a 390
    • Hobbies outside cars, include outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing and camping

  • Kyle Johnston Kyle Johnston Kyle Johnston Tire Center Sr. Performance Technician

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    Experience:

    • Born and raised in San Diego; graduated from West Hills High School in Santee

    • 14 years experience at a nationally known tire center, working at six separate San Diego locations and rising to assistant manager; created and managed their Training Center to teach employees all about tires.

    • Favorite Car: “I love GTOs and two door muscle cars of all kinds.”

  • Miguel Gutierrez Miguel Gutierrez Miguel Gutierrez Parts Shipping & Receiving

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    Experience:
    • From Salt Lake City, UT
    • Favorite car is a '70 Monte Carlo SS 454 as well as '80s era GM G-body cars
    • Worked on cars with many Salt Lake buddies helping each other out with everyone's projects
    • Hobbies include San Diego beaches and other water-related activities like lake fishing, surfing, and water skiing

  • Titus Schultz Titus Schultz Titus Schultz Shop Services

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  • Nate Chak Nate Chak Nate Chak Shop Services

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    Experience:
    • From San Diego, CA
    • Favorite cars include a '71 Ford F100 with a 390 and a '92 Mustang LX 5.0 hatch and a '93 Cobra
    • Dad had a '69 Chevy C10 shortbed that we both worked on
    • Have always had an interest in home and commercial electrical wiring and components in both AC and DC forms