Allied Auto Works
Allied Auto Works has been serving the Los Altos community for over 30 years by owners Brian & Amanda Aberg.
Matt Ahern-Wirth - Service Manager
When you walk in the door, you will be greeted by one of our Service Managers. Meet Matt Ahern-Wirth, who joined the Allied Auto Works team in 2012. Matt enjoys helping customers with their vehicle service and repairs while at the same time knowing he is building lasting customer relationships with them. He has been in the automotive industry for over 12 years and is a college graduate in business and marketing. On his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Monique Marie who he married on August 1, 2015, his family and friends. He enjoys traveling and the outdoors. Watercraft, motorcycles and golfing are some of the outdoor activities that Matt enjoys. Recently Matt and Monique welcomed their first child, Maddox in November 2019. He is a constant joy in their life. He currently lives in San Jose with his wife and baby.
Travis Damberger - Service Manager
Travis Damberger works alongside Matt as Service Manager. They compliment each other. Travis joined the Allied Auto Works team in 2013. He has over 12 years in the automotive industry and enjoys helping customers with their vehicle's needs and making sure they are taken care of in the best possible way. “I am a people person and enjoy helping people.” He graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 2008. When he is not managing the store, he enjoys traveling with his wife and engaging in competitive sports. He played semi-pro football this year. Hats and shoes, Travis loves to collect them. Ladies, you would be jealous of the shoes! He also has 7 tattoos- all of which represent either family or someone in his life. Travis and his wife share a cat named MJ. In 2019 they purchased their first home in Livermore. Stop by and meet Travis and by the way, he is also a 49er and Shark’s fan.
Sacramento Cabello - Lead Technician
Meet Sacramento Cabello, lead technician for Allied Auto Works. He joined Allied Auto Works in May 2013 and has been a great addition to the team. His interest in automotive stems all the way back when he was a sophomore in high school and started taking classes offered at school. After graduation, he attended the College of San Mateo (FAA Certified Airframe & Power plant mechanic) and then finished 3 years at Skyline College for Automotive. He received the “Technician of the Year” award and became a full ASE Master Technician when he graduated. Sac has been doing automotive repair now for over 14 years. In 2010 he married and had his first baby, a little girl in 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, spending time with family, barbequing and baking treats. Sac enjoys working in the automotive field because it incorporates both the physical and mental challenge which requires problem-solving skills especially when it comes to diagnosing a car correctly today with all the computer components that make up today’s complex vehicles. “It’s a constantly changing industry that requires ongoing training and learning every day. I enjoy that.” said Sac.
Eric Casillas - Technician
Eric is our newest team member and joined Allied Auto Works in March 2017. His interest for cars stems all the way back when he was a boy. His father always worked on his own cars and showed Eric how to fix and repair problems the cars had. Watching his father repair his own vehicles and learning from him, he quickly learned and knew he wanted to follow this path. He attended Wyo-tech and received his education in mechanics while working at Pep Boys as a cashier and entry-level technician. Once finished with schooling, he was eager to move his career along and has loved it ever since. He knows the car industry is always changing and evolving so education never stops. Eric has two children, ages 4 and 7 and is engaged to be married this summer. As a family, they enjoy going to car shows. Eric’s hobbies are working his own project cars at home on the weekends. Eric and the family purchased their first home in 2019 and now live Gilroy. Eric is a well-rounded technician and has added his experience and knowledge to the Allied Auto Works Team.
Joshua Decena - Technician
Joshua came on board April 2014 as a Shop Assistant helping support the Service Managers and the technicians. He has been studying at De Anza College in the Automotive Technology program and in January 2018 made the transition as a technician. He has been very excited to enter this career path and learning from his peers. His personal hobbies consist of playing soccer and golf. Josh was married in 2017 to his wife Tiffany. The first baby was born end of April 2019 named Cameron. They also have a dog who will be kept busy with that new baby chasing him. Josh is also trained in electrical equipment diagnostic from ETS in Indianapolis, IN and was working as equipment technician before coming to work for Allied Auto Works. He chose to work at Allied to help him gain the knowledge that will be necessary to become a great diagnostician in the automotive field.
Daniel Burkhardt - Technician
Dan joined Allied Auto Works in November of 2019. He has over 10 years of working in the automotive industry. His educational background includes training at CCOC (graduated in 2007) and Evergreen Valley College for Automotive Technology from 2008-2010. Upon graduation, he secured his first entry level technician position at Jiffy Lube and worked his way up to a Assistant Manager/Lead Technician position there. In 2018, Dan moved on to work for Nissan until the later end of 2019 before joining Allied Auto Works. At Allied Auto Works, he saw the opportunity to further his skills and knowledge in the automotive field. Dan outside interests and activities including throwing darts in a dart league, watching his favorite sports teams, the San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors. We believe Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team here at Allied Auto Works. Stop in and say hello next time you are into our newest team member.
Jose (Jay) Uribe - Shop Assistant
Jay joined the Allied Auto Works team in October 2019 as our Shop Assistant to both the Service Managers and Technicians. He has over 6 years of experience in the automotive industry working in various departments. Jay’s first career was a hairstylist but as time passed he began to have a sudden passion for the car scene. Jay gained a lot of car experience working for a Mercedes Benz dealership starting off in shipping/receiving and eventually landing an apprentice technician position working alongside journeymen technicians. He really enjoys the hands-on experience you get from working on cars. Jay’s interests and hobbies would include working on his car, going to the gym (when he is not feeling lazy) and food. He loves to try new places to eat and also cook for family and friends a home-cooked meal. His kids are also an important part of his life which he loves including the chaos, going to the park or just spending time together do nothing. Since working at Allied Auto Works, Jay has found the team and work environment to be top-notch and enjoys that he is a contributor to the success of the shop. His goal would be to take on more tasks and responsibility and to grow in his career path. “I’m very thankful for Allied Auto Works giving me a chance and welcoming me into the family.”
Shane Aberg - Shop Assistant
Shane joined Allied Auto Works June 2019 as a shop assistant for the summer. He helps with managers and techs, customer shuttle, ordering parts, and inventory control. Shane says he enjoys driving customers home after they have dropped off their car because it gets him a chance to know the customer and build relationships. He is learning there is a lot that goes into ordering inventory and parts for the shop and keeping track of what needs to be reordered on a daily basis. During his free time in the summer, he is at football practice for Archbishop Mitty High School and will be a Senior entering in the Fall. He also does Discus and Shotput in Track & Field. He enjoys like all teens food, music, movies and, I am sure video games are in there somewhere (NFL Madden). He is also a Bay Area sports fan. Go 49ers, Warriors, Sharks and Giants!