Meet the staff at Animas Automotive

Dana Lashbrooke, Owner, ASE Master Technician

Born and raised in Southern California, Dana was an automotive repair technician in California in 1985. He and his wife Michelle moved to Durango, Colorado in 1991, and raised two children. In 1996, Dana opened his own automotive shop, Animas Automotive. Having been an ASE certified technician for 20 years, he has experience working with all makes and models.

Dana Lashbrooke, Owner, ASE Master Technician
 

Bob Parks, ASE Master Technician

Our European specialist has been working on cars for over 40 years. After being born in England, his family moved to the United States when he was 7.  He started as an apprentice for Lotus in 1970, and by 1975 opened his own shop in Albuquerque. The shop was called Sport Motor Services and specialized in high-end British and German cars. He sold his business in 1984, and worked for BMW following that time for about two years. He then worked with a shop named German Motor works until 1998. He moved to Durango and after briefly working for SAAB, he joined our team at Animas Automotive and has been here for the past 13 years. He has been an ASE certified master technician for over 30 years.

Bob Parks, ASE Master Technician
 

Russell Sheets

Russell Sheets was born and raised in Durango, he started his body shop training at the Ford Motor Company in 1976. In 1986, after leaving Ford Motor Company,  Russell worked two jobs for the better part of ten years, working as a parts man at Big A Auto Parts and a partner at Fast Eddies Auto Works. After focusing on body work at Fast Eddies for an additional 14 years, Russ joined our team at Animas Automotive as our lead body professional.

Russell Sheets