Before coming to Motoza, Lindsay spent over a decade in construction management working with multi-national clients. She then put her cat-herding skills to use herding actual cats and dogs while running an animal rescue. Lindsay's step-father started teaching her to drive a farm truck off-road at the age of 10 after she put a Renault Alliance through a garage door. It was then that "Leadfoot Linny" developed a love of all things fast and thankfully, better driving skills. Her step-father insisted that she knew how to maintain and repair a car before letting her get her license. While she didn't appreciate this at the age of 16, she now cherishes those hours spent in the garage. She enjoys
cursing at tinkering with old Italian motor scooters along with her B5 Avant, C5 Allroad & B8 S4, when not working with Motoza's fantastic clients. While working as Motoza's Office Manager, she began her tuning apprenticeship with Dave, later becoming a Partner. She then bought the company after Dave's retirement.
Before joining the Motoza team, Oliver worked as a mechanical engineering manager in the medical device and manufacturing fields. Prior to that, he worked as an ASE certified mechanic for 6 years while in school. Oliver is a true car enthusiast, from building one of the most powerful Mk5 GTI’s in the US as a Motoza client, (in a one car apartment garage, without power tools)! to a 650+ hp BMW e34 535, with a mess of about 10 other vehicles in between. All of them somehow ending up with significantly larger turbos on them than they probably should! ECU tuning was an integral part of all of the different builds, and he has been tuning different vehicles in varying forms, for the last 12 years.
Continuing the trend of Motoza clients who became team members, Jesse has taken his Mk4 from Stage 1+ as a customer, to big turbo as a Motoza tuner. Trained as a mechanic, Jesse is continually honing his automotive skills and took to tuning like a fish to water. When not tuning cars, assisting clients, or attending car events, Jesse can be found playing guitar or encouraging his daughter's enthusiasm for the Mk4.
David Donnelly, founder of Motoza Performance, has lived and worked as a mechanical engineer since 2006. Originally from New Mexico by way of Ohio, Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He played an integral role in the 2006 Formula SAE racecar competition. After graduation, Dave continued the pursuit of his passions and moved to New Zealand with his wife to explore life and learning on the other side of the world. Armed with a new appreciation and knowledge, Dave returned to the USA and began work as a systems engineer specializing in lighter-than-air vehicles. Returning to his roots and love of cars, Dave earned a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University in 2009 specializing in the manufacture and materials processing of carbon-fiber engine valves. In 2011, Motoza Performance was founded to help bridge the gap between automotive enthusiasts and the ever-complex systems that control their vehicles. Dave retired from Motoza at the beginning of the pandemic and now enjoys life on his ranch.