Joe Brazil has owned the shop for 15 years. He worked part time with the previous owner Marcos and took over operations in 2001, the shop then called Alfas & Subarus. Since taking over Joe has overseen many changes at Sacramento Specialty Automotive. He is always seeking improvement within his business and takes pride in how the shop has grown. Joe grew up racing anything and everything including dirt bikes. He went to Encina High School where he met his wife of 32 years, Carrie. Together they have two sons and two wonderful granddaughters. Joe enjoys riding his Harley, especially when traveling.
Alex Seminario grew up with Tanner ( Joe’s son ) and has been an honorary family member since elementary school. He and Tanner played soccer together throughout their childhood and into their teenage years. Alex has two brothers. He and his family are proud supporters of Autism Speaks, participating in the yearly Autism Speaks Walk. This foundation is close to his heart as his younger brother Chris, has Autism. Alex is a team player whose bright personality adds to the positive atmosphere at Sacramento Specialty Automotive.
Danny has been in the automotive industry for about 16 years. A large majority of that time was spent as a mechanic for the auto manufacturers; Nissan ( 5 years ) and Toyota ( 5 years ). He is now the Marketing Director for Sacramento Specialty Automotive and Folsom Automotive ( Our sister company ). In his spare time, he loves to build PCs, play guitar, and relax at home. Danny has a successful YouTube channel called: DanKamYouKnow, in which he reviews tech gear, modifies PCs, and discusses video games. When not at work, recording and editing videos takes up most of his free time.
Salina was born in Sacramento CA and grew up in the Antelope area. She went to Center High School and currently resides in Roseville. She has 3 daughters named Khloe, Kenzie, and Autumn. All 3 of them play in Soccer leagues, so the majority of her free time is dedicated to taking them to their games. When she’s not watching her daughters play Soccer, she enjoys watching football and her favorite team is the Green Bay Packers. Salina handles all accounting for Sacramento Specialty and Folsom Automotive services.
Sara was born in Alexandria, Virginia. She spent the majority of her childhood moving around a lot; she’s also lived in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, and finally ended up in California in 1983. She has 2 kids named John and Chelsea. Her dog Dozer, who is 16 years old, is the shop dog and he spends all his time here during work hours! She has been Service advising for 26 years. She is extremely passionate about working with customers to ensure their vehicles are running right. In her free time, she enjoys camping, kayaking, horseback riding, and barbecuing with family and friends. She is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.
Krissy has been at Sacramento Specialty Automotive for a little over 1 year now. She is an avid pigeon lover and likes to compete in Pigeon Racing competitions in her spare time! Pigeon racing is the sport of releasing specially trained homing pigeons, which then return to their homes over a carefully measured distance. She is a part of the Auburn Racing Pigeon Club and spends the majority of her free time bringing awareness to the sport at County Fairs across the country. She also has a 90’s Jeep Wrangler that she loves to take off-roading!
Ryan was born and raised in Stockton, California but currently resides in Davis. Ryan served in the Air Force for 4 years and his Official title was: Flightline Material Handling Equipment Maintenance Technician, which basically means he worked on all of the forklifts and cargo loaders for the Air Force. The majority of his time in the Air Force was spent in Europe and the Middle East. Ryan handles all basic maintenance, repair, and service work here at the shop! Ryan is very outspoken at our shop meetings and we greatly rely on his input to improve the shop workflow. He enjoys playing disc golf and spending time with his dog on his days off.
RJ is one of our technicians here at Sacramento Specialty Automotive. He has been a technician for over 15 years and has worked on ALL sorts of makes and models. He’s our main diagnostic technician who can solve even the most difficult issues with vehicles. He has a very analytical mind and troubleshoots better than most technicians we’ve ever seen! We greatly rely on his expertise for solving difficult problems. RJ has 2 kids and spends all of his free time with them. RJ also enjoys riding his motorcycle when the weather cooperates!
Bill is Joe’s younger brother and he has been working here for over 10 years! He is the Shop Foreman, so he overlooks everything that’s going on in the shop and ensures things run smoothly. Bill is also our resident Subaru expert, so he handles the majority of the Subaru work that comes in the shop. Bill enjoys spending time with his fiance outside of work. Just like his brother, Bill is very passionate about motorcycles and owns 2 of them. One is a custom one-off Harley Road Glide. He commutes regularly with them to the shop.
Reggie is a Master Technician who worked for Nissan for almost 2 decades. He decided to get away from the dealership life and make his home here! He was raised in Sacramento for almost his entire life. Reggie has been in the Automotive industry since 1993. He received his degree in Automotive Technology at Cosumnes River College, right here in Sacramento. In his spare time, he likes to watch TV, golf, and trade in the stock market.
Bruce was born and raised in Santa Rosa and didn’t move until he was 27 years old. He has been in the automotive industry since 1986. He first started helping his dad at a super young age, who was a master mechanic the majority of his life. When his father moved on from being a technician, he gave him his toolbox and all his tools. He has worked for countless manufacturers like Toyota, Subaru, and Audi; where he was a Master level tech for all of them! He also has a brief stint where he was a Service advisor but realized it wasn't for him. He has 2 daughters: Trinity ( 18 ) and Kiley ( 19 ). In their spare time, they all like to race motorcycles.