Chris 'Munk' Braden

President, Head Chipmunk
248-681-8081
  • Hometown: Memphis, MI
  • How’d you get the nickname? “I was known as a hyperactive guy since the 60’s and one of my friends once said ‘you run around this place like a damn chipmunk…I think I‘m just going to rename you Chipmunk’ and it stuck!”
  • What’s your dream car? “I have had the good fortune of having a fleet of dream cars which started in 1967 when I bought my first VW Bus (still have a number of them), then in 1968, my 1954 Beetle Karmann Kabriolet, in 1975 the Corvair Monza convertible, in 1981 the Scirocco (the Rock-1!) and so on… I am an incurable motorhead dreamer and there could never be just one.”
  • Married? Very happily, two kids ages 22 and 25
  • What might most people not know about you? “That underneath this hard shell finish, I am a fun guy to party with.”

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1966 Corvair Corsa

George T. Walsh

General Manager
248-681-8081
  • Hometown: Waterford, MI
  • Munk’s start date: 1992
  • Why Munk’s? George’s dad found them when George was only three years old!
  • Certifications: Full Robert Bosch training course, several AMI management certificates, MFA.
  • Dream car: One powered by nuclear fusion.
  • Married? Yes. Kids? No.
  • Other hobbies: Analyzing English literature, specifically the Victorian Era, with an emphasis on Charles Dickens’ later work, for scholarly analysis.

1958 Ford Nucleon concept car

Alex Lundberg

Service Specialist
248-681-8081
  • Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
  • Munk’s start date: January 2011
  • How he came to work at Munk’s: A friend works there
  • Dream car: The Bluesmobile
  • Married? Yes; 1 kid, age 18
  • Other hobbies: Homebrewing, vinting, cooking, camping.
  • What don’t most people know about Alex: He’s a published author.

The Bluesmobile

Larry Pesek

Master Technician
  • Hometown: Chicago/Detroit
  • Nickname: LRP, pronounced “Lurp”
  • When did you start working at Munk’s? “Tomorrow.”
  • How did you get into wrenching? “How does the sun rise? The clouds make rain? Flowers bloom?”
  • Dream car: Maybach
  • Married? Yes Kids? Yes
  • Other Hobbies: “Castironitis”, an incurable disease that compels one to acquire vintage holloware and restore it to new condition for use…
  • What people don’t know about Larry: “That would be telling.”

Maybach Sedan

Rick Christian

Certified Technician
  • Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
  • At Munk’s since: January 2012
  • How did Munk’s find Rick? An act of God (and Volkswagen parts)
  • Why Wrenching? When Rick found a broken lawnmower at age 10, he disassembled it to see how it works.
  • Certifications and specializations: Engine repair; Manual trans & axles; Front end and steering; Brakes & braking systems; Heating & A/C; Engine tune-up & performance, and Pre-1973 vehicles.
  • Favorite car owned: Porsche 944
  • Dream car: 911 with a whale tail Married? Yes; 2 kids 17 & 19
  • Other Hobbies: Painting, Art, Model cars, spending time with family.
  • What people don’t know about Rick: How nice he truly is.

911 with whale tail

Dan Sauve

A.S.E. Certified Technician
  • Home: Hamburg, MI
  • At Munk’s since: April 2011
  • Why Wrenching? Always into cars, grew up around Volkswagens
  • Certifications acquired: ASC, Bosch
  • Favorite car owned: Vintage Volkswagens
  • Dream car: ’65 Type III Karmann Ghia
  • Other Hobbies: Computers
  • What people don’t know about Dan: Plenty

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 3

Ryan Braden

Apprentice Technician
  • Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
  • Nickname: Rhino/Ry
  • At Munk’s since: 2011
  • How Munk’s found Ryan: “Munk just happens to be related to me.”
  • Dream car: 1980s 930 Turbo
  • Other Hobbies: Gym, sports, movies, TV, music, concerts, outdoor activities

1986 930 Turbo Coupe

Jon Sinko

Apprentice Technician
  • Hometown: Farmington Hills
  • Munk’s start date: June 2015
  • Why Munk’s? Stepdad is a service manager here
  • How he got into the wrenching business: “I didn’t, the wrenching business got into me.”
  • Certifications: Mechanic’s Trainee Certificate (in progress)
  • Dream car: Late 60s VW Camper Van
  • Other hobbies: videogames, going fast, Netflix
  • Most people might not know… Jon loves the movie Mean Girls.

Late 60’s VW Camper

Drew Miller

Assistant Manager
248-681-8081
  • Hometown: Troy, MI
  • Munk’s start date: August 2015
  • Why Munk’s? A close relative developed a Porsche habit
  • Why wrenching? Was bequeathed to Munk’s in exchange for free Porsche labor
  • Certifications? None auto-related, but has a lot of great jokes.
  • Dream car? Learjet
  • Interesting fact: His dog is a famous actress.

Learjet (all-wheel drive)

Devon Reott

Apprentice Technician
  • Hometown: White Lake
  • Munk’s start date: November 2016
  • How he got into the wrenching business: “I started to tear things apart and fix them. Applied that to cars, and boom.”
  • Dream car: Drift Missile 1986 Toyota Corolla
  • Other hobbies: R/C cars, computers
  • Most people might not know… Devon won Formula Drift 2010.

Drift Missile 1986 Corolla

Larry Langdon

Certified Technician
  • Hometown: Grand Blanc
  • At Munk’s since: August 2016
  • How Larry god into wrenching: “Had to fix my ’69 Bug to get to college!”
  • Dream car: “Whatever I’m driving — life is too short to drive boring cars!”
  • Other Hobbies: Fishing, model railroading, Renaissance Festivals, playing trombone
  • People might not know… “I was an Eagle Scout in the 1970’s! (Oops, that shows my age.)”

1969 VW Beetle