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Meet the Team

Sam Burrage – Founder & President

Sam Burrage

Sam is ASE Certified with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and belongs to the national organization Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association known as ATRA. Sam stays current on the changing of todays complex vehicles by attending as many auto training seminars as possible. Esparto High School graduate 1990. Esparto California.Sam is a third-generation auto transmission specialist and auto repair mechanic who loves being able to help the residents of Santa Rosa with their car repair and service needs. Sam has been in the business since before he was even able to legally drive an automobile.


Rick Burrage – Team Member

Rick Burrage

Rick is also a ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certified mechanic, and an ATRA ( Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association ) certified mechanic.

Rick is an expert in diagnosing an automatic transmission, manual transmission, and power transmission. His auto repair mechanic skills make him a valuable member of Santa Rosa Transmission and a top professional technician in the auto repair and transmission industry.


Tom Brown – Team Member

Tom Brown

A technician with pride is how many describe Tom. Tom is a National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certified mechanic.

Tom enjoys knowing that each and every customer who brings their automobile for repair or service leaves feeling confident they received the best automotive care and service available in Santa Rosa and the surrounding Sonoma County area!


Aaron Nelson – Team Member

Aaron Nelson

ASE certified and versed in electronic and computer diagnostics. Aaron is a 20+ year veteran of the auto repair trade. Before joining our team Aaron spent the previous five years working as an engine cooling specialist and HVAC repair technician.

Aaron has very high standards in customer satisfaction and brings a wealth of knowledge to SRT.


Tawnia Pometta – Office Manager

Tawnia Pometta

Tawnia recently joined the Santa Rosa Transmission staff and plays the important role of office manager.

Of the many important behind the scenes functions Tawnia coordinates, it is her pleasant smile or friendly voice that is what most customers see or hear when bringing their auto for repair or service to our shop.