Lucas Hofgard is the owner and head mechanic at Wild Westy, and has been in business since 2007, with 17 years of wrenching experience. Starting out as an apprentice German auto mechanic in Boulder, Colorado, he has experience with all manner of German vehicles: Audi, VW, BMW, Porsche, and BMW motorcycles. He broadened his mechanical knowledge by working at other shops that specialized in Japanese makes, mostly Subaru vehicles. He also had a 3.5 year stint as a vanagon mechanic at Van-Cafe in Santa Cruz, California.
A native of Colorado, Lucas grew up in the small mountain town of Nederland. Growing up surrounded by nature he came to love many outdoor activities, some of which include mountain biking, mountaineering, and backcountry snowboarding.