About Us

Meet South Lake European

Renton's newest and only European Automotive specialist. We have close ties to the community and look forward to helping you and servicing your car. While we are new to the area, none of us are strangers to high level automotive care.

Derek Simonsen - Owner | South Lake European Derek Simonsen - Owner - [email protected]
Derek has more than 25 years experience in the auto service industry, specializing in BMW and Mercedes-Benz. When he is not spending time with his family or practicing on one of his guitars, he is working on ways to make your auto repair experience better than ever.


Brian Terril - General Manager | South Lake European Brian Terril - General Manager - [email protected]
Brian has over a decade of experience taking excellent care of his customers, and relishes the opportunity to assist you with your car. Brian has owned everything from an '87 Scirocco to a '07 BMW, and multiple in between, and loves them all.


Bryce Allen - Shop Foreman | South Lake European Bryce Allen - Shop Foreman
Bryce brings an immense knowledge of vehicle mechanics as well as a passion for racing and race setup. Bryce has 12 years of experience working on European Automobiles. He has significant race car design and configuration experience as well as ASE Certification to ensure your car is repaired properly the first time.


Jordan Allen - Service Advisor | South Lake European Jordan Allen - Service Advisor [email protected]
Jordan is an automotive enthusiast and racer. As a hobbiest mechanic, he has worked for TC Motorsports during the 2010 Grand-AM CTSCC GS series, as well as contributed heavily to multiple 25hr Thunderhill endurance efforts. His depth of knowledge of cars both original and modified is extensive and he looks forward to helping you out, be it for repairs, service or modifications.


Stewart Quam - Technician | South Lake European Stewart Quam - Technician
Stewart brings years of experience both professional and from working on his own racecar to his daily routine of keeping your car running the best it can. In his off time you're most likely to find him on the soccer pitch or at the gym staying fit. Stewart constantly demonstrates his dedication to doing things the right way and is proud to service your vehicle.


Nik Evans - Technician | South Lake European Nik Evans - Technician
Nik is a recent graduate of tech school and of a prestigious and difficult to achieve diagnostic certification. He brings a phenomenal skill level and enthusiasm to our team. Nik loves just about everything outdoors, exploring, hiking, hunting and fishing, but mostly, he loves working on cars and looks forward to working on yours.


Stefan Elliott - Shop Hand / Parts | South Lake European Stefan Elliott - Shop Hand / Parts
Stefan manages much of the shop upkeep as well as the parts department here at South Lake European. He is a born and bred Volkswagen enthusiast, but brings knowledge of many European car makes to the table. If the weather is nice you can find him packed with a fly rod hiking steep trails to glacial lakes, but if its raining, he's likely perfecting his teqhnique as a self-taught guitar player.