Meet our Staff

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.








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.