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.

Certification Number: M121902

Years of Experience: 40

Machele Elzinga

Owner

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 14 grandchildren.

Leanne Doezema

Receptionist

Leanne is our friendly receptionist who will help you schedule an appointment or give an update on your vehicle.

Contact: leanne@hilltopauto.net

Joe Mulvihill

Service Advisor

Joe has worked in several different roles in the automotive industry for 35 years. He enjoys making vehicles operate smoothly and efficiently.

Contact: joe@hilltopauto.net

Cory Veltkamp

Service Advisor

Cory has an education in business. He has been working with vehicles for 15 years.

Contact: cory@hilltopauto.net

Kevin Kiekover

Technician

Kevin 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

Years of Experience: 20

Nick Dykstra

Technician

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 and is an ASE Master certified technician. He and his wife Lauren have three children.

Certification Number: M237777

Years of Experience: 19

Tyler Elzinga

Technician

Tyler is an ASE Master certified technician. His specialties are alignments, engine repair, climate control, and diagnostics. He and his wife Saydee have one child.

Certification Number: M263378

Years of Experience: 9

Alex Bommelje

Technician

Alex has been working in the automotive industry since 2010. He and his wife Stacy have two children.

Certification Number: M61282

Years of Experience: 10

John Smit

Technician

John has been working at Hilltop since 2017. He enjoys the challenge of new problems on the complex vehicles of today. He is an ASE Master certified technician and is also working toward certification on electric vehicles.

Certification Number: M276688

Years of Experience: 3

Josh Groenveld

Technician

Josh Groenveld is working part time with the intention of pursuing a fulltime career as an automotive technician.

Jared Altena

Technician

Jared is certified in brakes and suspension and is our maintenance and light repair technician.

Years of Experience: 4

Devin Veldhouse

Technician

Devin is working part time with the intention of pursuing a full-time career as an automotive technician. He is our engine and diesel specialist. He is also ASE certified in suspension, brakes and HVAC.

Years of Experience: 5

Tyce Lubbers

Technician

Tyce is our brake and light repair technician.

Years of Experience: 2

Krista Van Sledright

Technician

Krista is our oil change and light repair technician. She has been working at Hilltop since 2018. She enjoys working on the different challenges that vehicles bring.

Todd Klingensmith

Todd is our parts receiver, janitor, and takes care of our lawn maintenance.