President / Co-owner
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: Liz attended Reed College for two years and received a Bachelor of Arts in
Political Science from Portland State University. She attended automotive classes at Portland Community College.
Certification: ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician
with L-1 Advanced Engine Performance. ASE Certified Service Consultant.
Accredited Automotive Manager.
Worked at Hawthorne Auto since: When it was Gusey’s Auto Clinic back in 1980.
In the automotive industry since: 1977
Hobbies: Gardening with native plants and growing vegetables organically, hiking, playing
with Bella, watching obscure foreign and independent films.
Favorite car: They’re all alike to me…
Most challenging part of the job: Finding young people
interested in the Automotive Service Industry, and countering negative
stereotypes of automotive repair technicians.
Advice to customers: “Hey, It’s just a car!”