Advisory Committee

Auto Body Technology


Eric Mason, Full Time Instructor, 
Allan Hancock College

John Watanabe, Painter; AHC Instructor
Home Motors Body Shop  

Allan Tuck, Owner,
Custom Colors

Rob Hill, AHC Instructor and Advanced Automotive Instructor,  Santa Ynez High School

Bruce McLean, Owner,
Eagle Collision Repair

Rod Ruiz, Collision Center Manager,
Home Motors

Danny Merkel, Field Claims Representative,

Steve Foster, Owner,
Foster’s Body and Paint

Hector Paz, Owner,
Fix Auto



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Caytlin Ortiz

Caytlin Ortiz
Auto Body & Automotive Tech

"The education, knowledge, and hands-on experience I received here allowed me to discover and fuel my passion for cars. Eric Mason and the other auto body and automotive technology instructors pushed and inspired me to pursue a career in the industry. I was recently promoted to a full body technician in less than two years, which is half the time it usually takes. I credit Hancock for giving me the tools and confidence to succeed in the field, especially as a woman. I used what I learned at Hancock on a daily basis."

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Last Modified Feb 5, 2018