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 resident 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.”

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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.

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John is a certified diesel mechanic and multifaceted technician that has been working on multiple makes for over three years. Johns adaptibility makes him a valuable technician.  In his off-time, he can be found sailing the waters on his 47ft boat. He aspires to complete the PCT backpacking challenge from Canada to Mexico.

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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 family-oriented and a true gentleman and scholar. He and his wife reside in Snohomish, Washington.

Branden McGlauflin

Branden 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. Branden is a resident of Marysville, Washington and is an avid gardener who also enjoys working on his fleet of four personal vehicles.

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Michel Smith

Michel grew up working on classic cars with his grandfather. He enjoys working on all makes and is advancing his automotive skill set at Z Sport to complete his Master Technician qualification. Michel is trained in automotive from Shoreline Community College Aside from ongoing projects related to automotive interests, Michel enjoys mountain biking.

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.

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Prince is onboarded as shop dog and volunteers his time for moral support. He resides in Everett, WA where he plays fetch and chases his tail.





3532 Smith Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am – 5pm