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Meet Our Team

The Subimods Team consists of a unique group of automotive enthusiasts, modification experts, and experienced creatives who combine their individual backgrounds, skill sets, talents, and passions to educate, serve, and support the ever expanding and dedicated community of Subaru drivers around the globe. The Subimods Mission is to Advance Beyond the Stars by practicing a daily exercise to possess the ability to Approach, Embrace, Understand, and Commit to all of those we serve and encounter in our professional communications and interactions while representing the Subimods organization.

To Be Approachable

We are approachable and compassionate professionals who support our customers with the utmost courtesy and respect.

To Embrace

We are experts who embrace challenges with confidence while fearlessly providing customers with quality and consistency.

To Understand

We are a team of understanding listeners who serve our customers through any unique challenges with empathy and patience.

To Stay Committed

We are a committed and dedicated collective of service providers who work diligently to provide smart and appropriate solutions.

Bailey Emerson - Customer Support

JOINED SUBIMODS: October 2023

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: “I’m a Passionate car enthusiast and previous owner of a Subaru WRX…and a customer of Subimods.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST:Finding the time to work on my project car with a busy life.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS:Meeting a great group of coworkers and friends.

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:I enjoy golfing. Passionate about my family and cars.”

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “2018 WRX STI.”

Bryon Turcotte - Marketing Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: August 2023

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: Great company, infectious spirit, and inspiring staff.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST:So much to learn in a market that is quick to change, innovate, and set new standards each day.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS:Attending Staggered and Subiefest Midwest 2023, witnessing the power of the Subaru enthusiast and the community firsthand, meeting people from all walks of life with one solid passion, and the opportunity to make new friends.

• PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS: “Vinyl collecting, music composition and production, audio engineering, writing, enjoying films and documentaries, watching sports - hockey (Boston Bruins), snowboarding, baseball – and enjoying good food.”

• FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “2018 BRZ.”

Chuck Mayer - Customer Success

JOINED SUBIMODS: February 2022

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS:I have known and been shopping with the Subimods team for years. When Nick let me know they were looking for someone I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the team..

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST:My biggest challenge as a car enthusiast has to be becoming an instructor through the Porsche Club.

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “Spending time with the team and driving our 22 WRX at the Staggered 2023 event at Thompson Motor Speedway.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:My favorite activities are spending time with my family and traveling. My passion is driving on the track with my 84 Porsche 944, but I also enjoy soccer, rugby, skiing, and mountain biking.

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “I am partial to the 14 WRX Sedan because it’s what I have.”

Derrick Berberian - Warehouse Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: August 2023

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS:Great work environment.”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST:Everything breaking on my Forester”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “All of Pedro’s shenanigans.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS: Fishing.

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “2023 Forester Wilderness”

Hernan Ruiz - Warehouse Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: April 2023

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: “The laid-back environment and spirit within the team. There is never a dread of coming into work. We come in, have a good time while sending shipments out and we get paid for it!”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: “Knowing when to save money rather than blow it on the drift car.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: There are many fond memories as an employee at Subimods but the one that tops it all is every year I get to transport our shop cars to SEMA. Always a nice ride and each year is always better than the last.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS: “Gaming and drifting.

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “2006 STI”

Jelan Dillon - Warehouse Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: July 2023

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: “A passion for Subarus, and shopping here previous to employment.”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: “My WRX getting hit by a moving truck”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “The Subiefest Daytona.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS: “Collecting sneakers, music, and gaming ”

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: "2005 STI"

Jesus Bravo - Warehouse Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: March 2022

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: “The team camaraderie.”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: “Picking a car that you’ll stay  with for more than 10 years”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “Working any Subi Event.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:Sports”

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: "22B"

Joey Marsh - Warehouse Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: October 2022

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: “After 7 years in asphalt construction, I wanted to pursue a passion of working around or with cars.”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: “My car constantly breaking.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “Our company trip to Florida”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS: “Video games, cars.”

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: "2015 STI"

Josh Barnett - Purchasing Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: May 2022

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS:I was inspired to join this team because I saw how passionate and friendly the work environment was each day.”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: “The biggest challenge I have faced as a car enthusiast is the steep learning curve and immense amount of knowledge that needs to be retained.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: Traveling the country to attend different events with the team. There is never a dull moment at these events, and it allows us to connect better with the Subimods Team and other vendors.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:I love spending time with my family and enjoy the outdoors and being active. I enjoy hiking, working out, fishing, biking, and snowboarding.

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “2019 WRX STI S209”.

Joshua Noel - Support Department

JOINED SUBIMODS: February 2024

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: "I joined Subimods because I wanted to be in an industry that I truly loved. I love Subarus and cars in general; I wanted to join a fast growing team that is dedicated to helping fellow enthusiasts!"

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: "The biggest challenge I have faced so far as a car enthusiast is probably never having enough time to do what I want!"

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: "My fondest memory as an employee of Subimods so far was probably my first company lunch where I got to meet the rest of the team here!"

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS: "Cars, but other than that I love hanging out with my friends, gaming, and getting out on the boat during the summer."

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: "2014 Hatchback STI"

Justin Rancourt - Purchasing Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: January 2013

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS:I had a deep passion early on for Subarus (started working on and owning them since 2004) and was referred to Nick for the sales position back in 2013.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: “Head Gaskets”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “When we moved from our old location in East Hartford to our much larger location here in Bloomfield CT.  Seeing the company continue to grow is just so satisfying knowing I’m lucky enough to be a part of it.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:I don’t love working on my cars, but I do love using them for their actual purpose, Rally X and hill climbing!  Aside from car stuff I love going to Metal/Death Core concerts!

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “2004 Forester XT 5 speed in Obsidian Black Pearl"

Kaleb Platt- Support Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: April 2023

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: “My Love and passion for cars.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: “Rules and regulations”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “Meeting Mr. Nick"

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:Golfing, driving, and painting

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “2021 WRX"

Pedro Vazquez - Warehouse Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: April 2015

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS:I like cars!”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST:None, I learned well, so it’s easy.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: Our trip to California.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:Playing video games, playing bingo.

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: "2004 STI"

Raphael Soto - Warehouse Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: January 2024

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS:The culture set within the company and the team members.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST:Not blowing up on IG.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: Nothing yet, but plenty to be made soon.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:Sports and going to the gym.

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: "2012 WRX”

Ryan Stanson - Marketing Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: December 2023

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS:  “As a massive Subaru fan myself as well as being local to Subimods, you can see how this may have peaked my interests. Nick, Steve, and the team at Subimods have always been friends from the Subi events seasons over the years. Subimods was looking for an in-house media associate and this offered myself a door into the industry I am passionate about!”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST:Firstly, my introduction into the car world came naturally. Being the kid who needed a bigger windowsill to fit his hot wheels cars. From hot wheels came go karts, from go karts came cars. I have always been surrounded with fellow gear heads just like my father. I would say the most “challenging” part of my automotive journey was picking a chassis. From 16 to 24 I have owned 15+ cars and wish I kept every single one.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: Undoubtedly the introduction to our team dynamic. I was welcomed with open arms into our team. Subimods truly is a great group of like minded individuals all working to reach the same goal, and that goal is supplying other enthusiasts with the parts they need to complete their dream builds!”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS: “I have always found myself with a camera or a wrench in my hands since I was young. Digital media and working on cars have always been my hobbies, and I am lucky enough to spend my workdays doing the things I love to do! Other than cameras and wrenching, I do partake in the occasional track day and RallyX when I’m not out photographing them!”

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “Easy answer here, the 1993-2001 Subaru Impreza. I have owned multiple and can’t seem to get away!”

"MOD-E" - Security Team

JOINED SUBIMODS: June 2023

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: “I'm made of all Subaru parts, what else would you have me do?"

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: “I am made from left over Subaru parts.. I have enough problems"

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “Being created"

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS: “I like what the team likes so golfing, hockey, bingo, deathcore, pit bikes"

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “All of them”

Steve Tuzzio - Director of Operations

JOINED SUBIMODS: October 2022

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS:The positive experiences I had shopping with Subimods as a customer for over 10 years, allowed me a more in-depth view of this company, and lead me to be employed by someone whom I’ve always looked up to.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: Checking my bank account…”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “The smiles felt while traveling thousands of miles with a team of individuals that want to laugh hard and work even harder.”

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:Cars, pit bikes, music, coffee, tattoos, & tacos.

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “The 2004 STI. The perfect combination of all the Subaru elements, and superior factory paint choices”.

Nick Nazzaro - Owner

JOINED SUBIMODS: June 2011

INSPIRATION TO JOIN SUBIMODS: Watching my father be an entrepreneur, and be able to have a job where work just didn’t feel like work.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I HAVE FACED AS A CAR ENTHUSIAST: Finding the time to even think about working on my cars.”

FONDEST MEMORY WORKING AT SUBIMODS: “I would say 2023 for me showed me something I never saw before, a group of people from all walks of life coming together, developing their own bonds with each other. No longer was it a them vs I, but a “We”. A rising tide lifts all boats.

PERSONAL INTERESTS & PASSIONS:I’m a big fan of hockey (Boston Bruins) I have recently started getting into golf. Trying to do some more shooting as well as I found I really like long range target shooting this past year. Also, I'm a big fan of hot tubs.

FAVORITE MODEL/YEAR SUBARU: “2004 STI.”

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