Our Team

Meet the Auto Repair Experts ready to serve you!

Michael Southworth | Performance Tune Auto Repair

Michael Southworth, Customer Service Specialist

The newest member of the Performance Tune team, Michael Southworth is a 20-year veteran of the automotive industry with skills in service advising, business development, and shop management. He listens to understand your concerns and problems on intake, and makes certain the work is dispatched to the proper technician for diagnosis and repair. Michael holds an associate's degree from the Denver Automotive and Diesel College, now known as the Lincoln College of Technology. He and his wife Margie have two lovely daughters, enjoy classic rock music and dining out (especially hamburgers!) along the front range of northern Colorado.

Margo Schmidt | Performance Tune Auto Repair

Margo Schmidt, Customer Service Specialist

A third-generation car girl, Margo's grandfather opened Lloyd's Service Station in mid-town Fort Collins in the 1960s. Her father Roger and uncle Rod still operate in that location today. As a customer service advisor and parts specialist, Margo not only sources the best quality and affordable parts for your needed repairs, she advises you on which repairs are highest priority and why. Breaking news - Margo and her fiancé Colin are engaged to be married in the Fall of 2022!

Dane Kurzenberger | Performance Tune Auto Repair

Kyle McCormick, ASE-Certified Automotive Technician

Kyle hails from Midland, Texas, and has two sons, Aiden and Korbyn. He has worked in the automotive industry for over 15 years and has dealership experience as well as independent shop experience. Kyle is Toyota Expert Certified, having completed all the necessary achievements in the University of Toyota. When not working, Kyle enjoys collecting and listening to music of many types, and has an extensive vinyl record collection (that he claims is alphabetized!)

Dane Kurzenberger | Performance Tune Auto Repair

Dane Kurzenberger, Shop Foreman, ASE-Certified Automotive Technician

Originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota, Dane and his wife Carly moved to Colorado to enjoy hiking, camping, and frisbee golf in the Rocky Mountains. They also really enjoy live music shows all along the front range. As an ASE-certified automotive technician, Dane performs engine diagnostic work and is also proficient at drivability, steering, suspension and alignments. Dane takes great pride in his work and is our shop foreman.

Christopher Willey | Performance Tune Auto Repair

Christopher Willey, ASE-Certified Automotive Technician

Hailing from Nebraska, Christopher (known as “Willey”) has moved around the Midwest and North East United States. He arrived at our shop as a great friend of Dane’s, and with several years of technician and management experience. He takes great pride in “doing the right thing.” When not working on cars, Willey enjoys video games and computers, as well as music festivals. He enjoys bumping car audio and has been known to beatbox his way around the shop.

Kathy Schnaidt | Performance Tune Auto Repair

Kathy Schnaidt, Shop Owner

In many ways, Kathy’s role in the shop is supporting Pat’s dreams. Actively employed at UC Health as a Quality Care Coordinator, Kathy recently celebrated her 15-year anniversary there. Prior to that she was a nurse and a coder at the Fort Collins Youth Clinic, having received her Registered Nursing degree from Front Range Community College. Her favorite pass time is being Nana to her eight grandchildren, sharing her love of gardening, cooking, and caring for barnyard critters (a horse, two donkeys, 9 chickens and two lovable barn cats)!

Pat Schnaidt | Performance Tune Auto Repair

Pat Schnaidt, Shop Owner

Pat and his wife Kathy purchased the Performance Tune Automotive Repair business in 2015, as the perfect intersection of Pat's loves of cars, business, and customer service. When not actively engaged in running the shop, they spend their time with their 5 children and 8 grandchildren. In his free time, Pat enjoys late 60's muscle cars and is (constantly) working on a 1967 Chevelle and a 1971 4x4 Chevrolet pickup. He enjoys the great outdoors of Colorado and activities ranging from motorcycling to soccer to snowshoeing.