Our Staff

O.B. Nieves

OB has been a member of the DARE family since 1995 and has been working on cars since age 12. He resides in Downingtown with his loving wife and two sons. He enjoys camping, finishing, and NASCAR when he has free time, and when he's in the shop, he specializes on engine building and large transmission jobs. He's a very efficient worker and loves to see his customers leaving happy.

Rick Kacy

Rick has been a member of DARE for 17 years. He began working with his father fixing cars in their driveway. He is MACS certified and has his State and Emissions license, but Rick believes that to be a mechanic means being an expert on whatever pulls into his bay. Rick says his greatest gifts in the world are his wife and son, who he enjoys hunting and being out in nature with. He has a degree in science engineering and got his first paying automotive job installing drum brakes on a 1971 Chevy Nova at a shop in Havertown back in 1987. As Rick's father always said, "If we don't fix 'em, nobody will."

Brad McWilliams

Brad has been a member of DARE for twelve years. His life in mechanics began when he was just 5 years old with his father. He attended Vo-Tech in high school and won 11 awards in mechanic competitions. In 1998, he became a full-time technician. Brad is State Inspection and Emissions certified and specializes in professional fabrication jobs but is also well versed in mechanics with over twenty-years of experience. In his spare time, Brad drag races a 74 Nova & a 97 Artic cat sled. He also enjoys target shooting and spending quality time with his kids and granddaughter.

Billy Jennings

Billy has been with DARE for 5 years. Unlike most of our employees, Billy’s love for cars grew from his career. He worked as a service writer briefly before finding a home at DARE. He is responsible for working closely with our customers to decipher all of their automotive problems and then delegating to our technicians. Billy is the father to an adorable seven year old girl and a diehard Philly sports fan. E-A-G-L-E-S!

Tyler Kreiss

Tyler has been a member of the DARE family for 4 years, figuratively and literally. He is the stepson of owner, Jonathan, and has become an irreplaceable staple at Dave’s Automotive Repair. His career began with just a general interest in cars that has grown into a lifestyle and a (very expensive) love for nice cars. Tyler is a Car Notary and Licensed Car Salesman. When he’s not selling and writing up car deals, you can find Tyler hiking, backpacking, fishing, biking…honestly anything involving the outdoors. He is now currently training to become an EMT and a future career as a Physician’s Assistant, so feel free to put your life in Ty’s hand in and out of a car!

JT Aloisio

JT is the eldest son of Jonathan. He graduated from Rustin high school in 2018 and currently works full-time at DARE with his family. JT is well-versed in-service writing, engine rebuilding, and all aspects of automotive repair. JT also is an expert salesman for Jonathan’s Auto Outlet in buying and selling cars. In his free-time, JT is very into weight training and doing CrossFit with his family. JT hopes to one day follow in his father’s footsteps and taking over the family business.

Jaime Herrera

Jaime has been working at DARE for 3 and 1/2 years. He is a UTI grad and has worked in the automotive business for 13 years. Jaime is certified in State Inspections, Emissions, and MAC certified. He specializes in drag racing tech, service in foreign and domestic vehicles, custom rims and tire installation, A-C specialist, and training new technicians. He is also the proud father of a beautiful 3-year-old girl that he hopes will show slight interest in mechanics.

Julia Heyward

Julia has been a member of the DARE family for two years but has been a family friend since she was twelve. She is a full-time student at West Chester University when she is not working at DARE. You can find her working in the back office doing accounting, answering phones, or helping Laura with her day-to-day duties. This is not the first family business Julia has been apart of her. Her own family owns a Black Angus beef farm in Southern Chester County and operates a farm-to-table food truck throughout Chester County. Family and close friends mean everything to Julia, and she is happy to be able to find her home away from home at DARE.

Jesus Avalos

Jesus has been a member of the DARE family for a year now. Previously, he worked for three years at a dealership after graduating from the Automotive Training Center. Jesus is certified in State Inspection and Emissions, as well as A-C Section 609 certified and his Automotive Training Center certificate. He loves soccer and boxing and loves working on Subarus. He is also fluent in Spanish! Entonces, pasa y saluda a Jesús!

Danny Wyatt

Danny has been a member of the DARE family for a year. He started working on cars with his father before he was even walking and has been in love with it ever since. He is certified in State Inspections, Emissions, A-C service, and MAC’s. As well as, certified in Peterbilt Warranty Tech. Danny specializes in diesel trucks, removing and installing transmissions and engines, and general mechanical work, such as brakes, diagnostics, etc. Outside of mechanics, Danny loves going camping and spending with his family and friends.

Christopher Aloisio

The youngest son of Jonathan, Christopher is a free-spirit. He is a current student at TCHS (technical high school) in Downingtown studying automotive repair. He is studying all aspects of autobody repair, but finds his skill in rust removal, painting, and body work. Chris’ passion is in motorcycles and muscle cars.

Christian Conley

Meet the newest member of our DARE family. Christian has been working here at DARE for two months now but has already shone out as a hard worker and friendly face. His love of mechanics began in early childhood, working on cars with his dad and best friend. He has honed his skills and knowledge throughout the years and grew a love for . Christian has a Certified Welder license under his belt.