Meet Our Team

"A team is a group of people who go out of their way to make each other look good." Bob Ferrell

Team
Team

Jim Paiva - Owner | Elite Auto Repair

Jim Paiva - Owner

  • 24 years with Elite
  • Oversees operations
  • Marketing
  • Education Administrator
  • Advisory Board at New England Tech and Tollgate High School
  • Member of SMART Group (Business Improvement Group) since 2016
  • Member of CityBiz BNI since 2017
  • Hobbies: Hunting, boating & kayaking

Katie Paiva - Owner | Elite Auto Repair

Kate Paiva - Owner

  • 24 years with Elite
  • Business Administrator
  • Accounts Receivable/Payables
  • Website Administrator
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Client Promotions
  • Mars Marketing 2019
  • Smart Group Member
  • Skill Path Training
  • Trainual Admin
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, taking care of grandbaby, riding motorcycle, running and working out, gardening, attending live music venues.

Carly - Owners' Daughter - Office Assistant | Elite Auto Repair

Carly Paiva - Service Advisor - Future Co-Owner in Training

  • 13 years with Elite
  • 2014 Exeter West Greenwich High School Graduate
  • CCRI Graduate – 2016
  • Featured in a video Podcast on Carm Capriotto’s, “Female Succession – Our Future Female Shop Owners“
  • 2019 Graduate of Service Advisor Mastery Program
  • Member of SMART Group (Business Improvement Group) since 2016
  • Hobbies: Spending time with her family and friends, traveling, line dancing, concerts, working out and ATV riding

Sam - Marketing Administrator | Elite Auto Repair

Sam – Marketing Administrator, Detailing Specialist & Future Co-Owner in Training

  • 4 years part-time with Elite as a Porter, Marketing Intern, Detailer while attending Nichols College
  • 2018 Graduate of Exeter West Greenwich High School
  • 2022 Graduate of Nichols College earning a bachelor’s degree in general business concentrating in Marketing, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship. 
  • BNI Member of Wakefield
  • Hobbies: Running, playing hockey, video games, reading, and golfing

Mike

Mike - Service Advisor

  • 3 years with Elite
  • Service and parts director at Toyota for 15 years
  • Started Auto Career in 1990
  • Toyota, Porsche, BMW, Audi, VW, Honda, Maserati trained
  • Rhode Island College Grad
  • Hobbies :  Playing guitar, reading non-fictional, spending time with my beautiful wife and son

Anthony - client Service | Elite Auto Repair

Nate - Lead Technician

  • 4 years with Elite
  • 2012 Graduate of New England Tech Automotive
  • ASE Master Certified Technician
  • 2021 - Participating in a year long Shop Foreman Mastermind Group 
  • 6 Years of Technician experience working on European and Japanese Makes
  • BMW Diesel Technology Class
  • 16 hours of Porsche Intensive Training
  • 16 hours of PICO Scope Training
  • WorldPac V6 Audi/Volkswagen Training
  • Mercedes/Chrysler Sprinter Tech Training
  • Audi/Volkswagen Body Electronic Systems
  • Hobbies: Enjoy welding and riding my dirt bike.

Kody

Kody - Master Technician

  • 2 years with Elite
  • ASE Master Certified Technician
  • BMW Master Certified
  • BMW Diesel Technology Class
  • 16 hours Porsche Intensive Training
  • 16 hours PICO Scope Training
  • WorldPac V6 Audi/Volkswagen Training
  • Completed the BMW Service Technician Education Program
  • Hobbies: Snowmobiling, motorcycle riding and racing

                                           Holly - Client Cuddler

Holly - client Cuddler | Elite Auto Repair
  • 7 years with Elite
  • Free cuddling
  • Holly will make you smile :)
  • Hobbies: Going to work and cuddling with the clients
 
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