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148 South Main Street, Upland, IN 46989

Meet Our Team

Mark Theel, Service Advisor

Mark Theel is a Service Advisor at Best-One Tire & Auto Care Upland. He has been a part of the staff since 2008. Mark is also ASE certified a TIA Automotive Tire Service Instructor, and a graduate of St. Clair County Technical School. Mark was born and raised in Yale, Michigan. Prior to joining our team, he worked seventeen years at Wood Fashions Inc. and drove a fuel truck for Dart Propane. Mark resides in Marion, IN with his wife Kay. He and his wife have four children.

Marti Pearson, Office Manager

Marti is the Office Manager of Best-One Tire & Auto Care Upland. Born and raised in Kokomo, IN, She graduated from Anderson University with degrees in Management and Marketing. Married to Michael in 1990, they are the parents of two adult daughters and one teenage son.

Michael Pearson, Managing Partner

Michael is the Managing Partner of Best-One Tire & Auto Care Upland. He was born and raised on a farm in Blackford County, IN where he learned hands on maintenance. Mike is a graduate of Northwestern Business College of Ohio and is an ASE certified technician. Mike and his partners founded and incorporated Upland Tire, Inc. in 1995 and business began shortly after construction was completed in 1996. Mike and his wife Marti currently live in Marion.

Stan Koontz, Delivery

Stan Koontz is in charge of deliveries at Best-One Tire & Auto Care Upland Stan has been a part of Upland Tire since 2000. He was born in Hartford City, Indiana in 1948. He graduated from Marion High School in 1966. Stan was employed with RCA for 15 years and at Eastbrook High School for 30 years as the custodial manager. Stan currently resides in Upland, Indiana with his wife Lisa. He and Lisa have two daughters, Randi and Erin, and one grandson, Jalen.

Steve Brinkerhoff, ASE Certified Master Technician

Steve has been employed at Best-One Tire & Auto Care Upland since July of 1998. Originally from Middle Park, New Jersey, Steve is a graduate of the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute of Phoenix, Arizona, and an honors graduate of Taylor University with a degree in Psychology. He and his wife Joanne reside in Hartford City, IN with their six children. His hobbies include woodworking and hunting.

Zach Strader, Technician

Zach was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. Zach is a graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio with an associate’s degree in Automotive High Performance. Prior to Upland Tire, Zach worked as a stock car mechanic and gas man, an aftermarket engine gaskets designer, and as a Ford Dealership Technician. ASE and Ford certified, Zach started at Best-One Tire & Auto Care Upland in 2008. He lives in Upland, IN with his wife Amanda and their four children.

Nolan Sponseller, Intern

Nolan is currently a student at Taylor University, majoring in Developmental Economics. He is a Lilly Endowment Scholar from Atwood, IN. He assists at the front counter and also in the shop with various duties.

Cody Nagy, Light Service Technician

Cody is a graduate of Eastbrook High School and is currently enrolled in Purdue University- Kokomo. He works for us part-time specializing in oil changes and tires. He enjoys antique pulling tractors.

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Address: 148 South Main Street
Upland, IN 46989
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