Ken Elzinga

Owner/Lead Technician

Ken is the owner and founder of Hilltop Auto. He has been working on cars since 1978 and specializes in diagnostics. He enjoys the challenge of automobiles and their ever-changing technology. Ken is an ASE Master Auto certified technician and also holds certifications in light duty diesel and advanced engine performance.

Specialties: Ford and Vehicle Diagnostic Technician

Certification Number: M121902

Machele Elzinga


Machele is Ken’s wife and co-owner of Hilltop. She does the secretarial work and other various office tasks. She and Ken have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

Contact: (616) 583-1274

Alyssa Yonker


Alyssa is our receptionist who will help you schedule an appointment or give you an update on your vehicle. She is the friendly face that will greet you when you drop off or pick up your vehicle.


Zane VanMiddelkoop

Service Writer

Zane is our service writer and parts coordinator. With his mechanical knowledge and experience he can answer the technical questions you have about your vehicle.


Mike Kiekover


Mike has been working at Hilltop Auto since 2006. He is our diesel and foreign car specialist. He is also an excellent welder and fabricator due to his years working in Nigeria as a mechanic where they often had to make their parts instead of buying them. Mike is an ASE Master Auto certified technician and also holds certification in advanced engine performance. He and his wife Houwa have 1 daughter.

Specialty: Imports and diesels

Certification Number: M241944

Kevin Kiekover


Kevin, who is Mike’s brother, has been working at Hilltop Auto since 2009. He is our GM and driveline specialist. Kevin has extensive experience with General Motors products. He has a 1970 Buick that he restored from the ground up. He is an ASE Master Auto certified technician and also has certification in advanced engine performance. He and his wife Lynda have 3 children.

Specialty: GM

Certification Number: M204897

Nick Dykstra


Nick has been working for us since 2014. He previously worked at an import dealership servicing Subarus, Porches, and Audis. Nick is our import car specialist. He and his wife Lauren have 3 children.

Specialty: Imports

Certification Number: M237777

Tyler Elzinga


Tyler is ASE certified in several areas and is working on becoming an ASE Master certified technician. His specialties are alignments, engine repair, and climate control. He is a graduate of the GRCC Auto program.

Certification Number: M263378


Martin Scott


Martin is certified in automotive brakes and suspension and is our brake and suspension technician. He is currently taking courses at Grand Rapids Community College to further his automotive knowledge.

Certification Number: M267449

Ben Bartelds

Ben is one of our technicians who recently graduated from the GRCC Auto Program. He works on suspension, brakes, and engine repair and is working toward becoming an ASE Master Certified technician.