Marcus Thomas

Marcus is a talented body repair technician and painter.  He regularly works in both shops and does many repair jobs from start to finish while always showing a team-first attitude.  He also has restoration experience.  As long as he has his Hostess HoHo's, he's willing to tackle any repair project!   

John Hemsted

John is an excellent painter who also has extensive mechanical repair experience.  As Dave's son, he's had one of the best teachers in the business.   John marks the third of four generations of Hemsteds to have worked at Arena.  When he’s not working on cars, he's racing them at West Liberty and surrounding areas. 

Dennis Walker


Dennis is a senior body repair technician who can fabricate just about anything.  He has been building and re-building race cars for decades.  He has a very cool custom race car trailer that he built himself.  He is so busy that he enjoys spending time doing nothing…which he never does…


Dean Walker


Although Dean and Dennis are twins, Dean is about two minutes older.  He is a senior body and frame technician.  If we have a question about straightening or pulling, it usually falls on Dean.  He has restored classic cars and also spends time at the race track with his brothers.  He enjoys being with his family, listening to live music, and the occasional slot machine. 

Mark Love

Mark has been at Arena for over two decades and has a love for classic cars.  He is a senior painter with a keen eye for detail.  He is a true team player and an expert at painting pretty much anything.  We are fortunate to have him.  If you see him, ask about his Nova!

Dave Hemsted

Dave is a senior painter at Arena and has been painting cars since he was 16.  When he’s not working on cars at Arena, he’s working on race cars.  His family has three generations of racers and a wall of trophies to prove it.

Paul Brenner

Paul is a Managing Partner/Estimator at Arena and has expertise in all aspects of running a high end auto collision facility.  He has relationships with several insurance companies, vendors and customers that grow every year.  When he's not at Arena, he enjoys cheering for the Hawkeyes and Cardinals, playing drums, and chasing his three sons. 

Jeremy Andersen


Jeremy is a Managing Partner/Estimator at Arena and has a passion for cars.  He is pretty good with computers and works as a facilitator assisting with schedule management, parts purchasing, estimates and customer satisfaction.  His hobby outside of work is his 5 year old son. 

Will Sunlin

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Kate Andersen

Kate can be referred to as Jeremy's better half.  Don't maker her mad.  When she's not managing the finances at Arena, she's managing a family of three big dogs, two loud cats, and two boys - ages 6 and 43.   

Angelina Kazakov
  

Arena Auto Body