Ryan - Owner Of The Shop
My name is Ryan Baxter and my wife (Juanee) and I own Modern Auto Service in Fruitland, Idaho. We both graduated from Fruitland High School in 2007 and then studied at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg. Juanee became a registered nurse and received a Bachelors degree in General Studies and I received a Bachelors Degree in Automotive Technology Management. I worked as a technician through school and for a short time afterwards and became an ASE Master Certified Technician and Advanced Level Specialist. I worked for a few great shops that were honest and provided quality service but I found that many people were skeptical and uncomfortable with the process of repairing their vehicles. Customers that knew me personally felt more comfortable but what about the people that needed their vehicles serviced and didn't have a personal connection? Modern Auto Service is our best effort at solving that problem. We have great employees that provide our customers with clear information using digital inspections with pictures of the damages we find. We provide loaner vehicles to accommodate our customer's busy schedules and a clean waiting room with snacks and a children's area. Our technicians are certified and undergo continuing education to stay current with changes in the industry. Finally, we have an advanced repair facility with the tools and equipment to service your vehicle correctly. Whether you need a simple oil change, tires, alignment, or engine replacement, we are equipped to handle all your automotive needs in one location. We love Fruitland and the surrounding communities and we try to support them in any way we can. We hope you are pleased with our services and welcome any feedback you have (good or bad) so that we can improve.
Brian Stevenson ( Master Technician ) - Brian Started working for us in June and we are grateful to have him on our team. Brian graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology and has been working as an ASE Master Certified Technician for the last few years, in Arizona. Brian is supported by his awesome wife, Talisha and two little girls, Emma & Avery.
Lindsey Clinton ( Office Manager ) started working as our service advisor in March of this year. The automotive industry is new to her but her honesty and friendly personality make her a great fit for the position. We are very impressed with how quickly she has developed her skills and we're excited for her to grow with us. Her husband, Adam D. Clinton serves as a police officer for the Weiser Police Department and he's great too! If you've been impressed with Lindsey, feel free to bring her a REECES...they're her favorite treat!
Brody Marvin ( Certified Maintenance Technician ) - Brody is currently a student at Vale High School. He has been an active member of the Vale Auto Tech Program, which ranks among the top high-school automotive programs in Oregon. When Brody is not in school or working, he loves modifying his Ford-Diesel pickup which he uses to compete with Believe Pulling Sled. Brody will begin working full-time after he graduates in May and plans to attend Universal Technical Institute in the Fall. We are grateful to have Brody on our team and are excited for what his future holds!
Brody is currently attending Universal Technical Institute in Arizona and will return to Modern Auto Service in early 2020.
Jonathan Palmer ( Certified Maintenance Technician ) - Jonathan Graduated from Weiser High School in 2013. While attending high school, he took one year of Auto Tech and found a passion for cars. He and his father spent several years building a Toyota, rock crawler, in their spare time. The project was a lot of fun and created numerous learning opportunities. He now owns a 2007 Ford Mustang and enjoys modifying and tuning it. Jonathan spent time at Boise State University, studying computer science, which gives him a great advantage with the complex systems on today’s vehicles. Aside from being well fit for his position, Jonathan is a great person and will take pride in the work he performs.
Joel Hamilton ( Certified Maintenance Technician ) - Joel joined our team in July of this year and has been working in our Lube, Tire, and Alignment bay. He has a Subaru WRX that sparked his interest in the automotive industry and he is currently restoring a 74 Chevy Camaro. Joel enjoys Rallycross, gaming, and the outdoors. We are happy to have Joel with us and look forward to his future.
Omar Cisneros ( General Service Technician ) - Omar Graduated Fruitland High School in 2016 and moved to Rancho Cucamonga, CA to study Automotive Technology at Univeral Technician Institute. He worked at Pep Boys in California while he was in school and Les Schwab Tires when he moved back to Idaho. He received 2 ASE Certifications in his first month of employment with us and will be ASE - Master Certified soon. Omar has a great understanding of vehicles, a great personality and work ethic. We are grateful to have him on our team and look forward to his future.
Blake Monroe ( Technical Service Advisor ) - Blake Graduated Fruitland Highschool in 2002. He was introduced to the Automotive Industry through Les Schwab and worked for them in Ontario for 7 years. He Married Ashley Monroe in 2007 and they have 3 children; Aspen, Kobe, and Memphis. Blake is energetic and has a great personality and communication skills. Although Blake is not working as a technician, he still attends training and is working to gain certification and deepen his understanding so that he can provide high-level service. We are excited to have him on our team and look forward to his future.