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Meet our Staff

Nathan Buche

President
Nathan was born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana and he is proud to call it home. Nathan has a family history in entrepreneurship; which has served the community for over 37 years! Following in his families passion for entrepreneurship, Nathan started selling cars when he was only 14! He then owned and operated his first car lot when he was only 18! At age 22, Nathan continued to open his second venture, Mobile Wash Express, a local business, which is now owned and operated by his life long friend and still thriving today! Nathan continued to follow his passion for entrepreneurship as well as his love for the auto industry and opened Auto Express on February 14, 2008. When Nathan opened Auto Express he avowed to never lose sight of what truly matters; which is, taking care of customers and treating people fairly. Nathan contributes Auto Express success to his hard working dedicated staff and outstanding support from the community. On his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his Fiance, Sarah,their son, Roger and their daughter, Sarah (Sissy). Together they love going to Purdue basketball games, spending time with family and friends, and relishing in outdoor activities.

Amy Lucas

Executive Assistant
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(20) 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, American Idol, and Glee.

Amy Rothrock

Assistant Executive Assistant
Amy is a Lafayette native and started at Auto Express in 2015. She also graduated locally from Purdue University. She is married to Dillon Rothrock. Her hobbies include; teaching Sunday School, spending time with her family and her two pups (Toby & Bennie). Her favorite food is chocolate chip cookies. Favorite sports team is Purdue Sports. Favorite vacation spots are Hilton Head South Carolina and Gatlinburg Tennessee. She enjoys the easy going atmosphere at Auto Express and likes the people she works with. Amy is very reliable and a hard worker. We are lucky to have her at Auto Express!

Rob Jones

Customer Sales Manager
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!

Robby Elam

Internet Manager/Customer Sales Representative
Robby came on board with Auto Express after having worked alongside both Nate and Rob for four years at Mobile Wash Xpress. His contributions and dedication to his customers there led him to a position with Auto Express. Robby is from Anderson, Indiana, but moved to Lafayette to pursue his education and ended up meeting his wife, Staci (Lafayette native and Purdue graduate,go Boilers!). They now have two daughters Heidi and Wendi. Robby enjoys being outside, watching movies, and trying to keep up with the games and Fantasy Football (not easy with a baby and a toddler!!). Robby shares his home with a few cats that Staci may have been involved with acquiring: Oliver, Reese, and Tank. Robby excels at customer service, in addition to information technology, and is a true asset to Auto Express and its clientele.

Mike Cochran

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. 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!

Curt Beaman

Customer Sales Representive
Curt is one of our Sales Representives. 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!

TJ Overman

Customer Sales Representitive
TJ grew up in Lafayette Indiana 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!

Brian 'Fever' Stout

Customer Sales Representative
Brian naturally loves working with people and has over 10 years experience in the customer service field. In Brians own words, he is a car nut; so when he joined the Auto Express team in the spring of 2015, he knew it was the right fit. One thing Brian enjoys most about Auto Express is working with such a great team! Brian has an associate degree in Management and has an affinity for leading others. Brian enjoys watching motor-cross, riding rangers, and brewing craft beer. He also loves spending time with his two beautiful daughters.

Travis Thayer

Customer Sales Representative
Travis joined the Auto Express team in June 2015. Travis has over 11 years experience working one on one with clients in the publishing field. Travis loves taking care of customers and is excited to be apart of a team whom shares the same objectives of providing customers with the best possible experience when purchasing a new vehicle. Travis is proud to say that he has been married to his wife, Kristin, for 11 years and has two kiddos, Kira (10) and Jantzen (9). On his leisure time, Travis enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, golfing, and eating anything his wife cooks!

Jeremy Thinnes

Customer Service Representitive
Jeremy started at Auto Express in 2008 when we opened. Jeremy studied Elementary Education at Purdue with plans to be a teacher and a baseball coach. His biggest achievements are his wife and his kids. Without them, Jeremy says he would probably be in VW bus going to music festivals. In his heart, he feels he could be a fantasy sports insider. His favorite sports team is the Cubs. He is also 51 percent Bears fan and 49 percent Colts. His favorite vacation spot is his sports room upstairs in his house. His greatest honor is to speak to military veterans and thank them for his freedom. He loves being able to work with a diverse customer base each day at Auto Express. He also enjoys the comradery with all the employees. Fun facts about Jeremy. Jeremy can shoot a 39 on the front 9 golfing and a 69 on the back nine. He once played an entire round with his putter when his other clubs weren't working. He also played many rounds with no shoes on. Jeremy also enjoys to hustle people in a game of pool. He also enjoys his smoker and having bon fires. He also wears the largest hat size among all his cousins. Jeremy is a funny guy and we are glad to have him helping our customers at Auto Express.

Joe Childes

Customer Sales Representitive
Coming Soon

Heath (The Talker) Morgan

Mr. Everything
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!

Brian Ferguson

Website Data & Customer Service Assistant
Brian had previously worked in the car business for 4 years before joining Auto Express. He also played college golf for Purdue. If you have ever met Brian, you might think he is related to pro golfer John Daly. Brian is a 5 time winner of the Lafayette City Golf Tournament. He also placed 2nd place his Senior year in high school in the state tournament. He was married in 2011 and they had a son, RT born in 2014. Brian really loves kids and also enjoys bowling, darts and pool. His favorite sports teams are the Cubs, Colts, Bears and Purdue. Him and his wife love taking RT to Disney World and he also enjoys Las Vegas. Brian also had a short stint in Hollywood when he played the lead role in Happy Gilmore. He said he enjoys his co-workers and talking with all of our great customers.

Dillon Tindle

Website Data & Photos
Dillon has previous experience working for Toyota in Evansville IN and is also the best damn car photo woman in the Midwest. Dillon's hobbies include fishing, shopping, driving backroads and dreaming of trucks with lift kits. When taking photos, her favorite XM radio station is Hip Hop Nation but her favorite music normally is country. She really enjoys spending her off time with family and especially her BFF Sarah Tindle. Her favorite foods are mashed potatoes, broccoli soup, a fatty steak and some Bruno dough. Her favorite vacation spot is camping in the middle of the woods or the beach in Mexico. Her favorite food lately is La Fiesta next door to Auto Express. Dillon is a very hard worker and we are lucky to have her at Auto Express!

Don Lucas

Service Manager
Don is a Lafayette Native and graduated from Jefferson High School. He joined Auto Express in 2016 and has over 28 years of mechanical experience prior to joining our team. He has 4 kids; Ashley, Jessilyn, DJ and Wyatt. Calls himself a Disney World Freak. Hobbies include hiking, biking, travel and collecting baseball cards. His favorite sports teams are the Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox. His favorite foods are all. He enjoys the atmosphere at Auto Express and working for a successful company. We are excited to have Don running our service department and are very happy to have him at Auto Express!

Derek Lockard

Reconditioning
Description coming soon!

Nick Bird

Reconditioning
Nick started at Auto Express in early 2015. He graduated locally from Central Catholic where he also won a state championship in football in 2013. He is also a member of the National Guard. He is a huge Cubs fan and also roots for the Colts. His favorite Colts player of all time was Curtis Painter. Vacation spot is North Carolina. Favorite food is hamburgers with baked beans. He enjoys playing basketball in a rec league each week. His position is shooting guard and lock down defender. His basketball dream was to be a walk on at a Division III college but he didn't make the team. Nicks skills include hardworking, ability to adapt to change and reliable in stressful situations. Nick has a great attitude and is a great asset to Auto Express!

Koby Miller

Reconditioning
Koby started at Auto Express in early 2016. He graduated from McCutcheon High School and also has completed 2 years at Ivy Tech. Koby also enjoys coaching. He coached 2 seasons of Pony 14u Baseball in the Wea Program, as well as one year coaching at Wea Middle School for Football and Wrestling. His hobbies include enjoying the outdoors fishing and hunting, spending time with his 2 dogs and his girlfriend Haley. He also enjoys cooking and baking, playing Xbox and watching college sports and going to the lake. His favorite food is steak and potatoes. Koby enjoys the work environment at Auto Express. He has a great attitude and we are lucky to have him working here.

Bill McCaw

Head Driver
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 seriously and we are glad to have him in charge of our transportation.

Sarah Tindle

Human Resources
Sarah is from Evansville Indiana. She moved to Lafayette to attend Purdue and is now proud to call Lafayette her home. Sarah comes to us with over 12 years of experience in Human Resources, Career Counseling, as well as Recruiting and Retention for the Indiana Army National Guard. Some of Sarahs endeavors while serving in the Army National Guard have been managing a retention program for a company with over 140 personnel; leading the Southwest Recruiting team while they were in transition, and earning the Combat Action Badge while serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2004-2005. Sarah is excited to be a part of the Auto Express team and manage the Human Resources department because she truly enjoys guiding people to reach their full professional potential. On her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors. Sarahs favorite drink is an ice cold coke. She also goes to Starbucks at least once per day. When she was pregnant, she once ate Pink Walrus yogurt for over 30 days straight. Her favorite vacation spot is Disney Orlando.
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Auto Express Lafayette

2306 Veterans Memorial Parkway South
Lafayette, IN 47909
Sales: 765-477-7200
Text Us: 765-259-3219

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
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