Influencers & Ambassadors

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Celebrity Ambassadors

TechForce Celebrity Ambassadors are dedicated professionals in their technical careers who have grown in the industry and in the spotlight. They generously give of their time and talent to make sure the up-and-coming techs know about their journey, the resources and the possibilities that exist for them. 

Bogi Lateiner

Sarah ‘Bogi’ Lateiner is an automobile mechanic, small business owner, technical educator, and reality-TV personality. Bogi is known for teaching car maintenance and repair classes for women nationwide.

Charles Sanville

Charles Sanville, aka The Humble Mechanic, is a Master Certified Volkswagen technician who turns wrenches on modern Volkswagens. His website builds relationships between technicians and customers.

Julia Landauer

Julia Landauer is an American professional stock car racing driver and motivational speaker. She currently races in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series’ EuroNASCAR 2 division with PK Carsport.

Beth Paretta

a founder and CEO of Paretta Autosport, a professional race team in the INDYCAR series showcasing female talent in motorsports. Beth works tirelessly on her core mission to encourage girls and young women to pursue careers and skills-based learning in STEM professions, including motorsports and automotive. Beth is co-founder of Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA) and was named one of AutoWeek magazine’s “Secret People” who will change the car world.

Lyn St. James

an American race car driver who competed in the IndyCar series with eleven CART and five Indy Racing League Stars to her name. Lyn is co-founder of Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA), Founder of Women in the Winner’s Circle and former President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Lyn is known as an ambassador of the sport for females and all young drivers, and was recently inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

Gen Z Influencers

TechForce Influencers are exactly what the name suggests–young people of influence not only in the racing world and industry itself but also online. Our influencers are dedicated to sharing the fruits of their influence to ensure students from all over the nation know about TechForce’s mission, scholarships, and opportunities in the TechForce network. 

Laci Ferno

Laci is a female racer based out of Mooresville, North Carolina. She started racing when she was 14 years old, but has wanted to race forever. Laci started racing because she loved it and has always been very interested in it. She also wanted to follow in her dad’s footsteps.

Dylan Winefsk

Dylan's first contact with any race car was the fuel altered he currently drives. Dylan had many team race wins and runner-ups during his NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League career. After attending Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School he earned his Super Comp license. He also earned his advanced et license in his family's detuned altered.

Sabré Cook

Sabré is a successful female racing driver with nearly fifteen years of experience in karting, formula cars, and sports cars. Hailing from Grand Junction, Colorado, Cook began driving at the young age of eight, and as her passion grew, she started racing competitively at the age of ten. She is the winner of the Female Driver Shoutout and was selected to steer a Kelly Moss Porsche next season.


Fixers are outstanding young adults well versed in their technical careers and always ready to amplify TechForce’s mission. The Five Fixers are engaged to make sure the voices and vision of young adults in the industry are seen and heard. 

Keishawn Smith

Keishawn recently graduated from UTI in Arizona and is hoping to get into the aviation field soon. He is a key contributor to the content that we post on all of our social media platforms. Devon has attended and volunteered at several TechForce events and has been featured on several of our media partners' news podcasts.

Aiden Caplin

Aiden just graduated from high school and is in the process of applying to college. She is a key contributor to the content that we post on all of our social media platforms. Aiden has attended and volunteered at several TechForce events.

Devon Pastor Guzman

Devon was attending UTI in California but recently relocated to Florida. He is a key contributor to the content that we post on all of our social media platforms. Devon has attended and volunteered at several TechForce events and has been featured on several of our media partners' news podcasts.

TechForce Ambassadors

TechForce Ambassadors come from various professional backgrounds and interests with one thing in common, a passion for the industry and a vision for a better future for technicians. Ambassadors are located all across the United States, ready and able to share their skillset to further the TechForce mission. Sign up today!

  • Aaron Golas
  • Anthony Moore
  • Arianna Afzal
  • Ben Walker
  • Beth Paretta
  • Bethaney Bowman
  • Brandon Williams
  • Brian Gutierrez
  • Cale Risinger
  • Camrie Caruso
  • Carlos Smith
  • Caroline Cassini
  • Cassandra Valiquette
  • Cesar Martinez
  • Charlene Bower
  • Charles Sanville
  • Charles Woodruff
  • Cheo Ramsey
  • Chris Chesney
  • Cindy Barlow
  • Daniel Greenawald
  • Daniel Shuhart
  • Danny Richardson
  • Dara Lease
  • David Kibbey
  • David Morton
  • Denise Kingstrom
  • Desiree Ferrell
  • Devon Pastor-Guzman
  • Ed Chipalowsky
  • EC Mueller
  • Eric Tucker
  • Fanny Perez Michaud
  • Frank Montes
  • Freshta Darwichzada
  • Gary Lenzmeier
  • George Hoffman
  • Greg Rintala
  • Gregory Morgan
  • Glenn Dethy
  • Greg & Therese Settle
  • Hannah Chartrand
  • Hernan Garzon
  • Hunter Keel
  • Ivan Thomas
  • Jack Curran
  • Jason Bochner
  • Jason Crawford
  • Jayme Blasiman
  • Jed Rapoport
  • Jeff DeMarey
  • Jeff Wilson
  • Jennifer Jarzembowski
  • Jerry Ellner
  • Jill Trotta
  • John Gowey
  • John Saccameno
  • Joshua Sandoval
  • Josie Whitlock
  • Karen Thompson
  • Katie Hettinger
  • Katie Kirk
  • Katrina Oyer
  • Kay Therkelsen
  • Ken Crossman
  • Kim Pritchard
  • Kozetta Chapman
  • Kyle Holt
  • Larry Cox
  • Lucas Armstrong
  • Luis Diaz
  • Majd Joumaa
  • Mario Recchia
  • Mark Bruno
  • Mike Wiant
  • Monica Baeza
  • Nushrat Ahmed
  • Patricia Wesley
  • Paul Plahn
  • Petra Schroeder
  • Rebecca Lee Black
  • Riley Schlick-Trask
  • Robert Rivera
  • Robert Sackett
  • Russell Kruse
  • Ryan Lublin
  • Ryan Sar
  • Scott Allen
  • Shelby Robinson
  • Shireen Doultani
  • Stacie Puckett Taylor
  • Steve DeMarzio
  • Steve Ford
  • Stephen Guthrie
  • Talena Handley
  • Tammy Whitted
  • Ted Bielitz
  • Tim Pappadopoulos
  • Timothy Heim
  • Tracey Hicks
  • Wayne Bridges
  • Willy Malisawa
  • Yolanda Gong
  • Yousra Zerhouni
  • Zachary Parent

Volunteer to Support Future Techs

TechForce Influencers / Ambassadors Duties

  • Provide us with high-quality photo of yourself and name TechForce as “one of your charities-of-choice”
  • Activate your profile in the TechForce Network and follow our social media channels. Interact regularly.
  • Volunteer as a speaker or panelist at in-person and virtual events.
  • Host students at car shows, races/rallies and other local events.
  • Participate in media interviews.
  • Write blogs, articles and/or social media posts.
  • Encourage students, working techs, employers and instructors to join the TechForce Network
  • Be our eyes and ears throughout the industry: Introduce us to anyone we should know.
  • Provide your feedback during two virtual roundtables a year

TechForce Influencer / Ambassador Volunteer Program

Whether you can help with social media, public speaking, or hosting students at local events, play a role in the life of a future tech. Influencers/Ambassadors serve as our volunteer corps nationwide.

Thank you for your support!


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"By connecting students, instructors, industry pros and working techs, the TechForce Foundation provides unilateral support to the transportation industry’s technician recruiting needs… The administration of our Scholarships by the TechForce team has been instrumental in delivering us with a successful method to gain interest from qualified candidates as well as provide our students with additional assistance to complete their education."
Tony Farr
Ford Technical Programs Manager