Meet The Staff

Meet Our Staff

Stan Elmore: Owner and Founder, ASE Certified Service Consultant, ASE certified parts specialist, AAM-accredited automotive manager, CPBA-certified professional behavioral analyst.

I think everyone “knows” who Stan is, but lets share more of his story and his family.

Stan was born in Dothan, Alabama and raised in Lake Wales, Florida. (If you listen closely you will catch his southern phrases from time to time) Stan moved to Lafayette in 1971 and finished high school at Lafayette High School, where he met his wife Donna.

Stan and Donna have married since 1972 and have three children.  Curtis currently works for CARQUEST, a longtime industry partner of Stan's, and has a   3-year-old daughter that keeps him busy.  Scott has resumed the helm at Stan's and along with his wife Heidi have a couple of daughters to help keep "Papa" busy.  Carrie and her husband John, live in Texas and continue to work at Lockheed Martin Aircraft in Ft. Worth--they have a son who is a toddler and a baby girl.

Stan continues to be involved with the business but is not always seen day to day. He is aggressively seeking information and ideas to keep Stan’s ahead of the ever changing automotive environment. Stan is an national advisor to CARQUEST Auto Parts and he is on the national board for ASE, the agency that accredits automotive technicians and service writers. Stan is actively involved in the automotive repair industry, spending large amounts of time away from the shop, working with other business owners to further the growth of the automotive repair industry as a whole. He truly sees the “competition”, locally and nationally, as a key to developing a win-win environment for all automotive repair businesses.

In his free time Stan enjoys working on the “farm” and keeping up on outdoor chores. He is also a pilot and enjoys getting up & out when he has the time to fly.

Donna Elmore: a.k.a. Mom, wife, book keeper, accountant, and problem solver.
*(editor’s note: I thought is was appropriate for Stan to write this biographical sketch, the following is what he wrote.)

Donna, my bride since 1972, has always been there when I needed her. She has successfully mothered our three children into three successful adults and has helped grow Stan’s to where it is today. She is always available for any “emergencies” that should arise and works numerous hours away from the shop to keep the accounting side going.

I personally, and Stan’s in general face a lot of challenges each day, week, and month….we could probably not overcome them without Donna’s help. She travels with me to most of the trade shows and advisory meetings across the country. She too has developed friendships in the automotive industry. Whenever I think I have forgotten books, tapes, or papers, she has them there for me. She is a valuable asset and a loving wife.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, keeping up with the "farm" acreage running smoothly, and now spoils all of her grandkids.

Scott Elmore: General Manager, ASE Certified Service Consultant

Scott rejoined the Stan's team in 2001, then spent a brief hiatus as the GM of Stan's Twin Peaks Powersports in Longmont from 2005-2008.  When Twin Peaks was (finally) sold, Scott re-joined the team at Stan's.

Scott has a B.S. degree in Legal Studies from Texas Wesleyan University.  His wife Heidi teaches Respiratory Therapy in Denver, and they have two young daughters who keep them on the run!

Scott and Heidi live in rural Weld County, and spend inordinate amounts of time working on projects at home and at their "cabin" in southeastern Colorado. 

Scott's advice about your vehicle: "Find a repair facility that you can trust and stick with them!  Working with a repair shop that knows your habits, your plans for your vehicle, and even when you are going on vacation, or having a baby, or sending a child off to college will invariably lead to more peace of mind for you!  Consider it PERSONALIZED vehicle maintenance!"

Front Office Support

Greg Poland: ASE Certified Service Consultant

Greg came to Stan’s as a front counter service writer. It was evident quickly that Greg had more skills to service Stan’s in other ways. Greg moved back to our support staff where he took care of all book keeping and accounting functions with his knowledge from a A.S. in Human Resource Management and a B.S. in Business Management. Greg has been with Stan’s for nearly 10 years now and has recently taken on a service consultant position. He is an ASE Certified Service Consultant and continues to add value to the Stan’s team no matter where he is placed.

Greg is a Platteville resident, where he has lived for almost his entire life. He has been married to his wife Carmen since 1984 and they have one daughter, who recently got married!

Greg would like to run his own business one day and continues to work on his management skills at Stan’s with every challenge we throw him. He is a true asset to our team.

In his spare time Greg enjoys being outside. He likes to hunt, fish, and work in his yard. His family is currently building a new home and he can’t wait until completion time.

Greg’s Advice on your vehicle:
Use quality people to install quality parts and this will bring value to your investment.

Tidbit: In 5th grade Greg won the 50 yard dash, 5.3 seconds, setting a school record.
(he claims he can still do it, but we have never seen it)

Dallas Benter: ASE Certified Service Consultant, ASE Master L1 Technician

Dallas has been a fixture at Stan's since 1999.  He left with Scott back in 2005 for the motorcycle shop experience, but returned to Stan's in 2009. 

Dallas has a unique skill set in that he started his automotive career as a technician, rose through the ranks, then decided to put his tools down and learn the customer relations side of the automotive business.

His dual purpose training makes Dallas an invaluable asset to the team--anytime our technicians are up against a real puzzle, Dallas is quick to lend his diagnostic skills.

Dallas and his wife Shiloh live in Westminster, and their daughter recently entered college.

In his spare time, Dallas enjoys riding his motorcycle and doing just about any activity that keeps him outside.


Trace Copple: ASE Certified Master Technician with L1 Advanced Certification

Trace is the longest tenured technician at Stan’s. He has been around long enough to see him grow from a young man to having two of his own children. Trace has been on the Stan’s team since 1991 and continues to grow with Stan’s year to year. Trace lives in Westminster with his wife Vikki and their two children, both born AFTER Trace started here, and now one is in college and the other in high school!

Trace packs a host of automotive training under his hat including EDGE training, OBD II Computer Diagnostic training, Dynamic Auto Diagnostics, Advanced Drivability training, and much more. Trace is a true success story at Stan’s, from starting as a tire/lube technician and becoming an extremely efficient and knowledgeable technician. Customers call for him by name at the counter and they know how “good” he is. Trace sees vehicles becoming more and more computerized and technical and ensures Stan’s keeps him up to date on training. According to Trace that is what helps him excel at Stan’s.

Trace enjoys practically anything involving the outdoors. He is an avid sportsman and enjoys hunting and other outdoor sports. He is family oriented and if not attending one of his kid's school functions, he's probably got them outside doing SOMETHING!

Trace’s advise on your vehicle:
Preventive maintenance saves money in the long run. If you maintain your car properly, it will be reliable and dependable for you. When it comes time for resale it will also retain more of its value.

Karsten Reece: ASE Certified Master Technician with L1 Advanced Certification

Hmmm…..where to start with this one. Karsten is a rare breed. Karsten has been on the Stan’s team since 2001 and has unparalleled enthusiasm for automotive repair. This youngster has a resume that would make many of the 40+ year old technicians out there green with envy. Karsten received his ASE Master Certification at the age of 21 and he peaked the ASE certifications with his L1 designation at age 22. We could fill 2 pages with Karsten’s other training and certifications, but lets just suffice to say that Karsten is NOT a guy who turns down an opportunity to learn something.

Karsten and his wife Angela have 4 daughters who keep them busy when they are not busy at work and school.  Like everyone in the Stan’s family Karsten enjoys spending time outdoors with his kids and watching them grow up.

Karsten is a Colorado native from the Lakewood area and basically moved further north to get out of the congestion down South. Karsten’s goals speak for themselves: To maintain 100% efficiency as a technician by continuing education as vehicles change with advanced computer controlled systems. He understands the importance of “being up to date” so he can keep YOU on the road in a reliable vehicle.

Karsten’s Advice on your vehicle:
Preventive maintenance is less costly than repair. Develop trust in dedicated technicians and service facilities. Have them explain complicated information about your vehicle when necessary so you too have a better understanding about the issue.

Dale Moser: ASE Certified Master Technician

Dale….what can we say about him? Dale brings great character to the Stan’s team as well as being another member on the technician team. If you come to Stan’s you will probably find Dale under the hood of a vehicle. If he is not at Stan’s you might want to check out an offroad trail or a local paintball field. Dale is an avid 4wheeldrive enthusiast and recently has taken up paintballing as a new hobby. He always has stories to share and can make anyone laugh even on the toughest days. Dale is a 20 year veteran to automotive repair, who credits his start to a hot-rod Chevy Camaro that he purchased in high school. He has worked at several locations until he found a home at Stan’s where he has been since 2000. Dale is completed his ASE Master Certification, and we're all proud of that accomplishment.

Dale has one daughter and three Sheba Enu dogs that he thinks are human. Dale hopes to travel more of the United States in the future with his daughter, so they both can appreciate the vast beauty of our country.

Dale’s Advice about your vehicle:
Learn the basics and practice them often. Learn to check your oil and other basic fluids, like brake fluid and anti-freeze. Also learn to recognize abnormal where tire wear early to save on further costs. If anything looks out of the ordinary bring it in and have it checked out, your vehicle is telling you it has a problem.

As always, feel free to drop by Stan’s to let Dale or any member of out team help you learn more about warning signs of trouble under your vehicle’s hood.

Back Office Support

Guillermo Guitteriez: Shop Helper

Guillermo has been a member of the team since 2001.  "Mo" is our all around maintenance, fix-it, clean it man.  So far, we haven't found a task that he couldn't find a way to tackle.

Guillermo is constantly busy doing something.  In addition to being responsible for vacuuming and washing the windows of every vehicle we service, Mo takes pride in keeping the landscaping and parking lot clean,  keeping the shop in order, and just being there when we need an extra pair of hands!  Mo and his wife live with their children in Longmont.

Ron Cardenas: Courtesy Driver

Ron joined the Stan's crew in 2008, but he's certainly no stranger to us, nor to much of the community.  Interestingly enough, Ron was a customer of Stan and Donna's when they ran a little gas station in Erie in the early 1970's.  When Stan opened the automotive shop, Ron and his wife Delores were among Stan's first customers.

Ron retired, and to quote him, "I need something to do when I'm not fishing!"  He's been a great addition to the team, and keeps everyone moving when he's not busy driving.

Ron and his wife have been active in the community for years, especially helping around the various schools and sports leagues in Erie.