Our Team

Everyone here at Memorial Drive Tire & Auto shop works hard to provide you with quality auto maintenance and repair services that go above and beyond your expectations.

A team that truly cares

Memorial Drive Tire & Auto has some of the best employees in the industry to ensure you and your vehicle are treated with the utmost dignity and respect. Meet our team of experts below.

Nancy Lerner

Nancy Lerner, Owner

Memorial resident since 1983. Leadership roles in business – former business consultant, IBM marketing representative, and banker.

Leadership roles as community volunteer in several non-profits.

Honors graduate of University of Pennsylvania. Married with two grown children, one who attended SBISD schools one who attended both SBISD and The Briarwood School.

Linda Elliot

Linda Elliott, Owner

Memorial resident since 1986. Executive VP of a non-profit for 15 years. Married with two grown children who both attended school in SBISD. B. S. in Psychology University of Houston.

Life Skills Coach certification. U of H graduate school of Social Work certification in program planning. MYF Counselor for 10 years at Chapelwood UMC.

David Lerner

David Lerner, Owner

Born and raised in the Memorial area, attending both SBISD schools and Briarwood School. Graduate of the University of the Pacific with a degree in sports management.

Married to Jessica, who works for SBISD.

David’s view, “I am committed to providing the very best service and solution to each and every customer that comes into our shop.”

Doug Peak

Doug Peak, General Manager

Doug has been working in the automotive business for over 43 years and takes pride in providing extraordinary service to each and every customer.

Doug first got his hands greasy while working as a tech trainee part-time while in high school. He worked at the town garage and cut his teeth working on everything from garbage trucks to police cars.

The auto bug never left him and he has progressed to his current position at Memorial Drive Tire & Auto for over 13 years.

Ray Lindsay, Master Technician

Ray has more than 40 years of auto repair experience. As a certified ASE Master Technician, Ray has demonstrated mastery in all eight categories by the national standard of Automotive Service Excellence.

Ray’s leadership and expertise, along with superior skills as a diagnostician, sets the high standards followed by every one of our auto service technicians. He helps to train our team and enjoys showing our customers what he sees in their cars, how to maintain them as well as resolve any issues they may experience. We appreciate his dedication to going the extra mile to service your car.

Born in California and moving to Texas as a teen, Ray’s life is rounded with family, music, travel, cooking and more. Ray is our chief in residence at MDTA.

Mr. Tran

Hieu Tran, Technician

Mr. Tran came to the field of auto repair after working on airplanes for the U. S. Air Force in Vietnam. As a young man it was obvious he had the ability to problem solve and the initiative to follow through when it was needed.

He was so well liked he found a sponsor, migrated to the United States, and soon after became a citizen. He found that Connecticut was a bit chilly for his tastes and since he had friends in Texas he found his way back to warm weather in Houston.

Married with one son, Mr. Tran is a dedicated husband and dad. He is a professional auto repair technician whom we count on for his dedication, loyalty and willingness to go the distance to figure out why your car is not working the way it should and then fix it.

Ricardo Lara, General Service Technician

With over two decades of experience in auto repair and maintenance, Ricardo is dedicated to thoroughness when he is assigned to your car. He began his career here when the Goodyear Company owned the shop and stayed when MDTA became a privately owned business.

Ricardo has outstanding patience and attention to detail, looking at every car carefully to identify issues that are on the horizon, to avoid little problems becoming big. Ricardo always is learning more about technical work, working with the technicians and adding technical skills to his list of abilities.

Quietly efficient, methodical and capable are the attributes we assign to Ricardo.

Gerald Sanchez, General Service Technician

Gerald has been working on cars with a passion since the age of 25. He received his state inspector license the following year. He has been an integral part of the MDTA team for over 10 years and enjoys all aspects of his job.

His duties include general maintenance work (oil changes, tires, batteries), inspecting cars, driving customers home or to work and anything else that is needed to provide excellent customer service to everyone that trusts us with their vehicle.

Gerald is our “go to” guy no matter the job or the temperature. He enjoys his work and is our very own smile emoji.

Lydia Cruz, General Service Technician

Ready for reliable auto repair, remarkable selection in tires and service, and relationships with good honest people?

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