Expert Team at Mint Automotive
Jim Koch M. Ed.Car Sales Manager
Jim and Keith met in the first year of the Autobahn when Jim came on the lot looking at cars. Since that time he has purchased 10 or more cars from Keith and retired as the Psychologist for the Meridian School District, joined the KCA Team as Car Salesmen, Client Satisfaction Manager, Counselor, and Cheerleader. He sources most of the cars we buy from the Factory Lease Return Auctions up and down the West Coast and keeps the “For Sale” cars neat and tidy. He and his wife, Joni, volunteer for the Whatcom Humane Society at their Large Animal Ranch in the Mount Baker Foothills and they live on a small ranch in Everson.
Skyler joined us in May of 2022 and has a great background in mechanical experience. Locally, he has worked for Hi-Tech Automotive, Olympic Automotive in Everett, and operated Northwest Mobile Mechanic as an owner. He and his family live in north Skagit County and help operate Thousand Trails Campground in Bow.
Sean joined the KCA Team in October of 2020. He is a graduate of Shoreline Community College and then Honda PACT two year program. He work for 4 years at Acura of Bellevue where he was a Accelerated Team Leader. He worked the past 3 plus years at Acura of Lynnwood and was a Team Leader for 10 technicians. He lives here in Bellingham and he and his family have been long-time clients/friends of Keith Cox Autobahn.
It is so good to have Austin Hummel back on the Team after 3 years with our good friends at HMC Garage across town. Austin has extra training on Mercedes and is a very gifted technician. He lives in Everson with his wife Kymbre, along with their two kiddos, Sawyer and Fern. They are in the process of building a new home in the foothills. Welcome back, Austin!
Carson WilemanShop Owner
Carson Wileman joined our Team in October of 2015. He is a graduate of Walla Walla University with a BS in Automotive Management. He worked for University Automotive for two years which was a general automotive shop with an emphasis on BMW. He is married to Cheyanne who is also a graduate of Walla Walla U, and together they are the proud parents of twin baby girls. Carson purchased the business from Keith in January 2023 and now manages the entire operation. In the coming weeks we will transitioning to a new name, Mint Automotive, so stay tuned!
Dan RaskeService Manager
Initially brought on as a parts consultant, it became obvious that Dan was a natural fit for our team. With more than 27 years of experience in the mechanical parts industry, both in Canada and in the United States, we were pleased to have him. Prior to joining our team in 2014, Dan managed the parts department of Brim Tractor’s store in south Mount Vernon for 10 years. During that time, he also managed the opening and operation of a Carquest Parts Store with the tractor dealership. His deep experience in the parts field rounds out and compliments our already strong team. Dan lives in Gooseberry Point with his wife, Marla. They have two adult children.
Keith CoxCar Sales & Support
Keith opened his business in January of 2001 after 13 years as a partner in a retail and construction management company where he was responsible for general operations. He lives in Lynden with his wife of over 48 years, Carmielle. They have three grown children and 8 absolutely perfect grandchildren. In January 2023, Keith sold the shop to Carson Wileman but Keith plans to remain on staff, focusing on car sales.