Our Team

  • Qualifications:


    ASE Master Tech, ASE L1 Advanced Tech


    Dennis was born and raised in Longmont, CO and graduated from Niwot High School in 1978. He graduated from Northeastern Jr. College in 1980 with an associates degree in Applied Science along with an associates degree in Business. Dennis started Cooper’s Automotive in February 1984. He was raised on a farm where he learned to repair and build things. His dad was a good teacher and helped him to rebuild his first engine while in elementary school.  This is where his interest in auto mechanics first began. He has experienced the evolution of the automobile industry, from the 1960’s to the computer system age.  In his spare time Dennis coaches high school baseball at Community Christian.


  • Kathy Cooper was born in New York and moved to Colorado in 1968. Kathy graduated from Faith Baptist School in Longmont in 1978. Kathy & Dennis met at church, dated throughout high school, and then married in 1980. Kathy worked for the City of Boulder while Dennis was getting their business started. Kathy serves as the business secretary. She left the City of Boulder in 1985 to work at Cooper’s and start a family. Dennis and Kathy have two children, Stephanie Burch and Derek. Stephanie is married and works at Level 3 as a cost accountant. She also has two children.  Derek is a student at Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, CA playing baseball.  He is also married with one child.  Dennis and Kathy both enjoy spending quality time with their grand-children.  


  • Qualifications:


    Service Adviser


    Eric was born in Saguache, Colorado and graduated from Ranum High School in 2001. Eric came to Cooper's in January of 2011 from a Toyota dealership in Denver. He communicates with all of our customers about their repairs.  Eric is friendly and very knowledgable about automotive maintenance.  He is very skilled at helping clients to understand difficult repairs. In his spare time, Eric enjoys taking long drives through the mountains and working on project vehicles.


  • Marinda

    Qualifications:

    Service Adviser

    Marinda was born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She graduated from Fayetteville High School in 2004 and then attended the University of Arkansas. She recently moved to Lafayette, Colorado at the end of August in 2014, and shortly after joined the Cooper Automotive family in early September. In her spare time Marinda enjoys reading, going to see live music, and watching movies.  


  • Qualifications:


    Working on ASE certifications


    Jake was born in Westminster and graduated from Hidden Lake High School in 2007. He attended Front Range Community College for Automotive Repair and then began working at Cooper's in January of 2010.  Jake is the head of our exhaust department and specializes in the suspension/alignment area. Jake enjoys playing video games and attending car shows.


  • Qualifications:


    ASE Certified Technician/Shop Foreman


    Dan was born in Englewood, Colorado and graduated from Weld Central High School in 1998. He received his degree from the Denver Auto and Diesel College and began working at Cooper's in February of 2011. Dan is our lead technician and is also head of our diesel department. Dan and his wife recently had twins, a boy and a girl.  In his spare time Dan enjoys fishing and going four wheeling.


  • Qualifications:


    Working on ASE Certifications


    Dave was born in California nd now lives in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife and two daughters.  He graduated from Ranum High School in 1999. Dave was awarded Valedictorian at Emily Griffith Technical School in 2012 and graduated at the top of his class.  He began working at Cooper's in October of 2013. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain hiking and Sunday driving.