Gary Watts

Gary is the Z Sport founder, a forty year veteran of the automotive industry with a long history in the performance side of the business. He is a long term Everett, Washington residence and is active in local business, charitable and civic affairs. You will normally find Gary hanging around one of the businesses. If you see him, say “hello.”


Travis manages Z Sport Automotive on Smith Avenue in Everett where we specialize in Japanese and American vehicles. He holds an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology and is an expert in SUV and light truck maintenance and repair. Travis is a dedicated family man, residing in Lake Stevens, Washington, who loves traveling on the weekends with his family in his Grand Caravan and is an avid golfer. You will enjoy Travis’s upbeat attitude and great customer service.


Chuck has been with Z Sport from its inception. He serves as the business manager for Z Sport and Chief Technical Officer. Chuck is internationally recognized for his automotive electro-mechanical knowledge and applications. He resides in Arlington, Washington, and is married with three children. Chuck is an avid gardener and enjoys many outdoor activities with his family.


Mike is a certified Master Technician with Z Sport since 1996. He is an expert in Ford Mustangs including late model performance applications. Mike is also an expert machinist, engine, and transmission rebuilder with 35 years of experience building and modifying specialty cars. Mike is absolutely top tier in the automotive performance business.


“Johnny Z” has been with Z Sport for 26 years. He is an ASE Master Technician and Nissan Master Technician and an expert in both early and late model Japanese sports cars. There’s no one better working on or modifying the Nissan “Z Car” line of sports vehicles for which he has a life-long love. John is a Snohomish County resident, an avid steelheader, gardener and chef.


Ken is the Business Administrator for all Z Sport businesses. He handles both internal and customer satisfaction audits, business relationships with suppliers, marketing and many other activities which require a professional approach and knowledge. Ken is very family-oriented and he and his wife reside in Snohomish, Washington.


Jon is the Chief Technician in the maintenance and repair center for Z Sport Automotive on Smith Ave in Everett, Washington. Jon is a 36 year veteran of the automotive industry with an Associate Degree from Universal Technical Institute. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician and our leading expert on Electric vehicles and Hybrid vehicles with the ASE L3 certification. A resident of Everett, Jon is dedicated to his family, is a gardener extraordinaire and enjoys restoring his convertible 1997 Ford Mustang.


Mitch is our service assistant. He has been interested in cars his whole life. Mitch is also a diehard Seahawks fan. He enjoys skateboarding and hockey.

Brandon McGlauflin

Brandon is an experienced 18 year Technician with extensive knowledge in Subaru and other fine Japanese vehicles. He is currently discovering a passion for specialty cars, specifically building and modifying Nissan 350 and Nissan 370 Z cars with Mike. Brandon is a resident of Marysville, Washington and is an avid gardener who also enjoys working on his fleet of four personal vehicles.

Arlene Birdsall

Arlene has been with Z Sport for 21 years managing the general office. She has a Paralegal degree and a degree in Computer Programming. Arlene is responsible for the annual educational requirements for dealership licensing renewal and has assisted in forming multiple corporations throughout the years. Arlene lives in Lake Stevens, Washington where she enjoys the peace and quiet of nature with her family.

Irene Sandell

Irene is the new Office Manager in training for all Z Sport businesses. She joined us after retiring from Verizon with 20 years of service. Irene resides in Everett, Washington with her husband and enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her 2 dogs.

Ali Syed

Syed is the Business Information Technology Manager for all Z Sport businesses. He received his Bachelor’s in IT Management from Western Governors University, Business Technology Diploma from Job Corps, and is Computer Network certified. Syed and his wife reside in Everett, Washington where he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with family and friends.





3532 Smith Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm

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