Meet the Janky Garage Team

Blayne Glass, Co-Founder

Blayne Glass

Department: Product Purchasing/Development and Installs
Drives: MKII Volkswagen GTI VR6
Bio: Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, where everyone drove either a VW or BMW. My dad soaked me into the aftermarket world at a young age taking me to illegal drag racing. I’m a former resident of Tampa, Florida; the U.S. Coast Guard brought me to the West Coast, where I would meet my beautiful girlfriend and the Janky Garage family. I love whiskey, dogs, motorcycles and the car community in general.

Brittany Fox

Brittany Fox

Department: Accounting/Finance and Customer Support
Drives: BMW M3 E46
Bio: A San Diego resident born and raised, my interest in cars started at a young age when I learned about American muscle. After learning the basics of automotive maintenance and driving a stick, I was hooked. My interest soon changed to European cars when my beloved boyfriend helped my find my first Volkswagen. Since then it has been rubbin’, dubbin’ and learning that there is no crying in Volkswagens. With a degree in Economics from San Diego State University, I will provide Janky Garage with professional accounting knowledge and customer support.

Jeff Lockhart

Jeff Lockhart

Department: Installs, Wheel Refinishing and OEM Parts Purchaser
Drives: MKIV Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg, MKII VW Jetta
Bio: Navy veteran deployed six times — I learned how fortunate we really are here in ‘Murica! I’m down to earth and love Pitbulls, HGTV, cooking, Netflix and working out. I have a loving heart towards all walks of life. I’ve been loving VWs since 2003 and own two Jettas; one is on air, and the other one is soon to have a VR6 engine swap. Very excited to learn more about JDM rides because the more knowledge, the better off. Always a helping hand no matter the cost.

Marissa Brassfield

Marissa Brassfield

Department: Social Media, Marketing and Online Branding
Drives: MKV Volkswagen GTI
Bio: Productivity expert, high-performance author and specialist in communication efficiency. I’ve had a complicated relationship with VWs since 2001, when I learned to drive my parents’ 1977 Rabbit in the Rose Bowl parking lot. Bought a 2006 GTI for my college graduation present and have since overseen five different aesthetic transformations with Janky Garage. No matter what the guys do to the car, they know my two must-haves: luxury and performance.

Mike Peterson, Co-Founder

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Department: Social Media, Photography, Design Consultant
Drives: 2006 VW GTI
Bio: I’ve been tinkering with cars since the age of 15, when I began taking apart my BMW E28. From there, I explored the car world, jumping to a big turbo Supra and then to a mini truck, but in the end returned to Euro cars. I love modifying and customizing almost anything, from vehicles to computers. I returned from a yearlong tour in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army in December 2012 and am looking forward to building badass rides.

Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan

Department: Technician/Engineer, Design and Performance Consultant
Drives: VW MKI Cabby, Audi A3 TDI
Bio: I see myself as the hype man with benefits at Janky Garage. The creative portion of Janky Garage is something I find important to our end product and our customers. A background in electro-mechanical repair from the Navy has given me a distinct skill set that transfers easily to the car culture, but it’s the logistical side of the Navy that allowed me the opportunity to create a basis for customer service.

I owe my sense of freedom on the road and love for being buckled in and driving to my mother, for teaching me stick in second grade with her doing the clutch on the beach, and my father, for putting me into a 1973 Porsche 914 at the age of 17. I have a background in water-cooled Volkswagens but a love for cars that people have a passion for, regardless of origin. I’m currently enrolled at Cuyamaca College studying Engineering with plans to transfer to UC San Diego in Fall of 2014.

Cody Smith

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Department: Installs
Drives: VW MKIII Jetta
Bio: Coming soon!