Nate was born and raised in Lafayette. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1997. Nate excelled in both football and baseball during his high school career. Occasionally Nate will fit in a game of golf or enjoy some kayaking down Sugar Creek. Nate enjoys following the Purdue Men’s Basketball teams, as well as, any activities his nieces and nephews are in. They are: Cole, Reece, Isabel, Ty, Isaac, Jacob, and Eliza. His favorite TV shows are X Factor, Million Dollar Listing LA, Impractical Jokers and Lizard Lick Towing. Cousin Jackson, classmate to Nate, recently recalled a time in high school when Nate would make him read through the newspaper classified ads during study hall looking for cars he could buy, clean up, fix up and resell for a profit. Jackson said Nate use to call the #’s in the ad between classes, on his cell phone, and make arrangements to buy the cars. Proof positive, Auto Express was not an idea that came about overnight! Nate’s been working on this dream for decades. He is a true entrepreneur and enjoys keeping up on industry trends by reading periodicals, books on small business and is a fan of Warren Buffett & Dave Ramsey.
Amy was born and raised in Lafayette and graduated from Central Catholic as well as Purdue University. She is married to Don and has 2 boys, Brian(19) and Aaron(16). She and Don take pleasure in hiking through any of the Indiana State Parks and also enjoy weekend getaway's to Brown County. Amy is also a Hospice Volunteer for St. Elizabeth Hospice. When she is not busy with her boys, work, and volunteering, she enjoys watching Survivor, X-Factor, and Glee.
Rob Jones is a native of Crawfordsville, Indiana. He previously worked for, and helped manage, Mobile Wash Xpress. This experience, and his natural ability to work with the public, made for a perfect fit with Auto Express. Rob is married to Jessica Jones, a Purdue graduate and native of Lafayette. They have three children named, Mason, Mady, and Molly. The Jones share their home with a Chocolate Labrador named Morgan. Rob's favorite sports team is the Colt's. His favorite vacation spot is Cancun. But since he is married and has 3 kids, he goes to Walt Disney World every year. We are very pleased to have Rob on board to assist our customers. He is a joy to work with!
Internet Manager/Customer Service Representative
Robby came on board with Auto Express after having worked alongside both Nate and Rob for 4 years at Mobile Wash Xpress. His contributions and dedication to the customers there, led him to a position with Auto Express. Robby is a native of Anderson, Indiana. He graduated from Highland High School where he participated on the tennis, track and wrestling teams. Robby is a Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan thanks to his father being a native of Ohio. He came to Lafayette to attend Purdue University, where he met his wife, Staci Elam who is a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at South Montgomery Junior/Senior High School. Staci has been a friend of owner Nate Buche for many years and we are thrilled to have such a caring, funloving, energetic couple to associate with, both professionally and personally. Robby and Staci welcomed their first child in September 2012, Heidi. In his free time Robby enjoys the outdoors, especially around a bonfire or fishing in the Wildcat behind his home. He also enjoys Fantasy Football and Tailgating. Robby shares his home with several cats that Staci might have been involved in acquiring, Murph, Tank, Oliver, and Reese. Robby excels at customer service, in addition to, information technology and is a true asset to Auto Express and their clientele.
Customer Sales Representative
Mike Cochran came on board with Auto Express in August of 2010 to assist with the growing business. He was born and raised in Lafayette, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1991. Mike is a former co-worker of Rob Jones’ from The Other Pub. We appreciate the referral Rob! Mike brought with him 10 years of customer service experience. Mike has a daughter, Ireland, that he enjoys spending time with. He is a HUGE Chicago Cubs and Colts fan, and generally likes anything and everything to do with sports, mentioning the Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League as one of his favorite teams. In the words of Billy Currington, Mike is “pretty good at drinkin’ beer”. One of his special talents is being very bad at playing the Ukulele. His favorite band is Pearl Jam and his favorite website is the Chive. We are excited to have another enthusiastic, hard working customer service representative on board!
Customer Sales Representative
David joined the Auto Express team in 2011. Having grown up between California and England he has learned how to talk to virtually everyone. He loves meeting and interacting with new people which is what makes him a great sales representative and a great asset. He graduated high school from Heritage High School in Saginaw, MI in 2000 where he played football, wrestled, and ran track. He then went to Messiah College in Grantham, PA where he wrestled and studied Biology. He graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2005, finishing up his last year there with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Philosophy. He also helped start the first wrestling team for SVSU. Since college he has worked in many science and customer service roles, most recently as a Hazardous Waste Chemist for Purdue University and as the Assistant Manager of Jos A. Bank. In his off time, depending on the season, he enjoys backpacking, climbing, snowboarding, camping, and the occasional drink by a campfire. He has been in Lafayette for 4 years and was married in August 2011 to his better half Shay Wilson. Dave also loves to wear white shoes to work and kind of has a man crush on Tom Brady.
Customer Sales Representive
Curt is one of our Sales Representive. Curt was raised in Milroy, Indiana on a hog farm. He also had 3 horses to enjoy! Curt attended Rushville Consolidated School where he played Football, Basketball, and Track. After graduating in 2006, Curt went to USI and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic & Imaging Sciences. Curt is married to Chelsie and they welcomed their first baby in October 2012, Lyllian! The other members of their family is Payton Mae, long haired Dachshund and Jayli, Blue Heeler. Curt absolutely loves Football. He knows the game well and enjoys watching all football games and is a huge Indianapolis Colts Fan!
Customer Service Representitive
TJ grew up here in Lafayette and graduated from Faith Christian High School. He was stationed in San Antonio, TX while he was in the Army. TJ is married to Brandy and they have 2 kids, Lily and Will. TJ enjoys golfing, bowling and playing cards. If you want to make easy money, I recommend betting TJ in a round of golf. He enjoys playing guitar and writing music and is amazing at getting beat in fantasy football. His favorite teams are the Colts, Purdue, Cubs and Bulls. He enjoys family vacations to Hilton Head, South Carolina and Cancun. His favorite tv shows are The Office, The League and Everybody Loves Raymond. TJ's favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber and his favorite music is Mumford and Sons. TJ comes from a great local family and has great customer service skills. We are very lucky to have TJ assisting our customers at Auto Express!
Heath (The Talker) Morgan
Heath started here 2011. He grew up in Lafayette and graduated from Twin Lakes High School. Somehow he asked Nicole to marry him and she said yes. Heath has two handsome sons, Colby and Jayden, and a Yorkie named Pepper. Heath does not believe in sleeping more than 4 hours a night. He stays up pretty late in his man cave playing video games. He even has a Call of Duty sock hat that he wears at work. His other great passion is rec league basketball. He thinks he is Derrick Rose. His favorite move is jump passing the ball out of bounds or dribbling the ball all around the court. He loves the Bulls and the Colts. Interesting fact about Heath; He has never seen the ocean in person. His favorite movies are Black Hawk Down and Olympus Has Fallen. His favorite music is Britney Spears. Heath is very reliable and a very hard worker. We are very lucky to have him here!
Marketing Director/Website Coordinator
Anne joined the Auto Express team in the Spring of 2011. Anne Buche is sister-in-law to Nate. She was born & raised in rural West Lafayette, having graduated from Central Catholic in 1995. Anne grew up enjoying the outdoors. She spent time riding and showing horses, participating in 4-H, as well as, performing as a high school cheerleader. Anne attended USI in Evansville. Prior to returning to Lafayette in 2001, Anne lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Portage, Indiana. She continues to enjoy time in the outdoors, fitness, photography, and cheering on The CC Knights. Anne, and her husband Matt, have 4 beautiful children Cole (15), Reece (12), Ty (9) and Eliza (7). Ty is the originator of the “Auto Express No Tag Backs” Slogan. All 4 kids are involved in multiple sports and travel teams, always keeping Anne on the go. Anne is an enthusiastic, supportive and creative addition to our team.
Derek started at Auto Express in 2011. He was born and raised in Lafayette, IN and graduated from Jeff High School. He spends a lot of his time away from work with his son Mason and his dog Molly. His favorite sports teams are the Colts and Purdue. He enjoys being outside and his favorite vacation spot is California. A new fact we just learned about Derek is he has a twin brother. His favorite TV shows are Duck Dynasty, MTV, and favorite movie is Bad Grandpa. Derek is a very calm guy and is a pleasure to have at Auto Express!
Josh has been with Auto Express since 2011. He was born and raised here in Lafayette and graduated from Lafayette Jeff. Josh is married to Jackie and they have a daughter named Jayd. They also have a boxer named Spike. Josh enjoys the outdoors, sports (he says he is a natural athlete), and socializing with friends (he is one of the top dancers at the End Zone). His favorite teams are the Colts, Cubs and Purdue. Josh likes to vacation anywhere there is a beach. Favorite movie is Home Alone; Favorite TV show is Criminal Minds; Music is R&B and Hip Hop. Interesting fact about Josh's dad,he brings his truck to Auto Express to get appraised more than any other customer. Josh pays good attention to detail and we are proud to have him working at Auto Express!
Nigel grew up in Monticello, IN and graduated from Twin Lakes High School. You will not find him out on guys night very often, he usually hanging with his girlfriend Renae. His favorite hobby is deer hunting, wearing camouflage jackets and working on cars. His favorite vacation spots are Florida and Nebraska. Duck Dynasty is his favorite tv show of course. Nigel has a great attitude and we are pleased to have him at Auto Express!
Mr. Bill does a great job picking up and delivering cars for Auto Express. He grew up in Lafayette and graduated from Tippecanoe Schools. Mr. Bill has two daughters, Chrissy and Monica. Bill is really into cars and motorcycles. He regularly shows up here driving his Harley Davidson and is decked out in his Harley jacket and hat. His favorite sports team and vacation spot are none. His favorite TV show is WWE wrestling. Bill takes driving cars very serious and we are glad to have him in charge of our transportation.