WE HAVE A PASSION FOR CARS.
A native of Chicago, Shawn has been into European cars almost as long as he’s had a driver’s license. Being a longtime friend of GPO and recently returning to Nashville after a decade long absence, Shawn jumped at the chance to help Doug and the crew in the office. Shawn attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and spent the majority of his career in the Outdoor Industry in both the retail and wholesale sides of the business. When he’s not at the shop, Shawn enjoys anything that gets him outside, hiking, backpacking, paddle sports and fishing. You’ll find Shawn up front in the office talking all things Audi/VW or anything with a long-roof between helping keep German Performance Options the premier European vehicle repair and maintenance shop in Nashville.
VW, Audi, Porsche Specialist
From an early age growing up in a German household with VW’s, Nik was always in the family garage. It was no surprise Nik’s passion for disassembling and reassembling toys would eventually lead him to a career in the automotive field. Originally from outside of Philadelphia, PA, Nik joined the GPO team in late 2019 with over 10 years of diagnostic and repair experience. After graduating at the top of his class from Universal Technical Institute, Nik pursued a career at an independent shop, honing his diagnostic experience and knowledge on both domestic and import vehicles. His true passion and specialty has always been focused on Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche models. His uncompromising pursuit of technical knowledge, skill sets, professionalism, and determination have led him to join our team and begin the next chapter of his automotive expertise. Nik is a comprehensive automotive enthusiast and owns a rare 2004 Volkswagen R32 as well as a 1977 Ford F150. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his girlfriend, Casey, who is also an automotive enthusiast and welder by trade. Together, they have been ecstatic by their decision to relocate and make TN their new home, where after only a few months, they rescued their new dog, Maddie, as the newest addition to their small family.
Volkswagen & Audi Specialist
European Automotive Specialist
While attending high school in Virginia, Max, with the help of a shop teacher, discovered his passion for cars. Max set his sights on a technical degree and moved to Nashville to attend Nashville Auto Diesel College. Max graduated at the top of his class. His first full time job in the auto service sector was with a Ford dealership, from there he moved onto Firestone, where he stayed for twelve years. While there he became a master level technician, earning his ASE L1 certification. In late 2019, Max decided to take on a new challenge and moved to GPO where he is quickly sharpening his skills. The move has proved successful as Max enjoys working on the top brands in the automotive industry. Some of Max’s hobbies include working on cars as well as video games. Max’s real claim to fame is his supernatural ability to thoroughly cook minute rice in 57 seconds.
BMW & MINI Specialist
From his humble beginnings, playing with the carburetor on his dad’s pick up at 12 years old, Jake has not been able to keep his hands off cars since. Originally a hobby, Jake used his skills in automotive maintenance and repairs to pay his way through college and eventually remained in the industry despite his non-related degree. “I like to help people. I like it when someone brings me their broken car and I get to return it to them running perfectly afterward. That, and I have a deep passion for anything BMW.” With the notion that “tradition hinders progress,” Jake never worked for any BMW dealership. Instead, he gained his wealth of knowledge working with some of the best BMW technicians in the US over the past 10 years. As an ASE certified technician, Jake excels at electrical and engine diagnostics as well as performance, suspension, chassis, interior and pretty much all things BMW. Jake traveled to Nashville, TN from San Diego, California to join the GPO team. He is happy to service your BMW or MINI, and promises that you will be extremely satisfied. Even if you are traveling far distances, like coming from Columbia or Murfreesboro, European Auto Repair is guaranteed to make you smile at GPO Tuning(German Performance Options).
Jake comes to GPO as a seasoned Business Development professional with a focus in the automotive sector during the last 6 years. Jake attended Tennessee Technology University in Cookeville as a Business Management major. During the years Jake attended TTU Jake worked in the retail sector, worked up from sales associate with a locally owned electronics store to various management positions eventually Jake was offered a general manager position in Tullahoma. Jake returned to Nashville following the birth of his 1st child to be closer to family. Jake leveraged his management experience into a position with a large automotive chain facility. While there Jake again was promoted through the ranks to eventually managing an entire store. With a desire to build business, Jake joined GPO in January 2019 with an aim to provide exceptional customer service, operational efficiency and continue the ongoing efforts to make German Performance Options the best European automobile repair, maintenance and tuning center possible.