Meet Our Team

Meet the Telle Team

Long-term employees dedicated to providing quality auto service and building lasting customer relationships

The backbone of our business is people—dedicated long-term employees and valued customers. We are about building and creating relationships with our customers for many years to come.

As a fourth generation family business, Telle—and each of our team members—maintains a passionate focus on solving customer’s problems through attention to detail, collaboration and integrity.

At Telle Tire & Auto, each of our employees understand then importance of providing strong value through quality products and services. The Telle Tire promise is to find you the right tire at the lowest price. Not only are we St. Louis’ tire experts but we are also your automotive service experts with ASE-certified technicians.

With master technicians and friendly office representatives on staff, we are more than just your one-stop shop for auto service—we’re your trusted partner for convenient car repairs.

Meet our team and learn why Telle has been St. Louis’ #1 choice for auto and tire service for more than 75 years.


Meet our managers


DOUG MATHEWSON

General Manager, Richmond Heights
Certifications: Michelin Expert Certified, Continental Expert Certified, Completed driving leadership training

Doug Mathewson started with Telle Tire and Auto Centers in 2010, but has been in the automotive industry since 1993. He likes socializing with customers, getting to know their families and hobbies. In his free time, Doug likes to spend time with his wife, Lisa, and three kids Ryan, Amanda and Carly. They like playing sports and vacationing at their lake home in the Lake of the Ozarks.

Alex telle

Service Manager, Richmond Heights
Certifications: Dale Carnegie Sales Training, Michelin Certified, Continental Certified and continuing his ASE Training

Alex first joined in his family’s business at the age of 16 cleaning around the shop. He enjoys creating solutions that arise with the complex issues of today’s automobile. Being part of the fourth generation of Telle, he appreciates the relationships that have been created and passed from generation to generation and is proud to be doing the same work that his father and grandfather did for so many years. When not at the shop, Alex enjoys hiking with his wife Michele and their dogs, and watching baseball every chance he gets.

Mike Allen

General Manager, St. Charles
Certifications: Service Manager Academy

Mike has been with Telle Tire since 2017. He got his start in 1999, cleaning floors and pumping gas at 15 years old, eventually working up to replacing tires, changing oil and operating a shuttle van. Now, as a manager, he absolutely loves customer interaction and providing excellent service. At home he enjoys working around the house, riding his bike or spending time outdoors with his wife, Angie and two daughters Kaylee and Courtney.

Rich Oppits

General Manager, South County
30 years with Telle, AMI Master Automotive Accredited Manager, ASE-certified professional service consultant, Dale Carnegie Leadership certification

Rich Oppits has worked at Meyer’s Automotive, now Telle Tire & Auto Center, for 30 years. He enjoys working in the automotive industry because it allows him to build relationships with customers, solving their vehicle challenges and keeping their cars in safe, operating condition. Rich coaches and plays ice hockey in his free time. He also enjoys boating, skiing, biking or any activity he can do with his wife, Diane, and two children Lauren and Jacob.

Philip Butler

General Manager and Director of Training, Fenton
Certifications: ASE C1 Certified, Certified Tire Industry Association Advanced Instructor

Philip started in the industry as a 16-year-old, unloading trailers full of exhaust pipe and has continued working in the automotive industry since 1992. In 2015, he joined the Telle Tire team. He likes the working at Telle because he gets to help customers stay safe and protect their cars and family. When he isn’t working, Philip plays trumpet at his church and spends time with his family camping and fishing. He and his wife, Melissa were married in 1999, and they adopted their daughter, Isabella, in 2011.

T.J. Bayer

General Manager, Sunset Hills
Certifications: ASE Certified Service Advisor, Michelin Expert Certified, Continental Expert Certified

T.J. started in the tire and automotive industry with Telle Tire in 2010 and moved to the Sunset Hills location when it opened in 2011. As a manager, T.J. loves interacting with customers and focuses on building a long-term relationship with them by providing the best customer service possible. He’s been working on cars since he started restoring and driving classic cars. He likes spending time either watching the St. Louis Blues or spending time with his wife, Brooke, and two children Syndey and Liam.

Chris Desherlia

General Manager, Alton
Certifications: ASE Certified

Chris started in the automotive industry in 1995 and has been with Telle Tire since 2015. Having lived his whole life in the Alton area, he enjoys being able to help the people in his community and is actively involved in the Riverbend Growth Association. Chris and his wife, Brandie, have two children, Rhylon and Dayne.

Mike Allen

General Manager, Bridgeton
Certifications: Service Manager Academy

Mike has been with Telle Tire since 2017. He got his start in 1999, cleaning floors and pumping gas at 15 years old, eventually working up to replacing tires, changing oil and operating a shuttle van. Now, as a manager, he absolutely loves customer interaction and providing excellent service. At home he enjoys working around the house, riding his bike or spending time outdoors with his wife, Angie and two daughters Kaylee and Courtney.

Raymond Huffman

General Manager, Eureka
Certifications: ASE Certified Professional Service Consultant, Goodyear Expert Certified, Bridgestone Expert Certified, Continental Expert Certified, Pirelli Expert Certified

Raymond joined the automotive industry in 2010 has been with Telle Tire in 2018. Raymond was drawn to the automotive industry because every day brings something new and exciting. Drawing on his training he enjoys having the ability to make a bad situation into a positive experience with his customer service and positive attitude. When he isn’t working he enjoys traveling, exploring the great outdoors, and spending lots of time with his wife Diona, and son Kingston.

William Loser

William (bill) Loser

General Manager, Central West End
Certifications:ASE Certified Master Tech L1, Certified Service Manager & Bridgestone Specialist

Bill has been at the Central West End location since 1999.  In that time, he has become very familiar with the customers and their needs.  He promises to deliver great customer service, high satisfaction and most of all value to each and every customer.  When he isn’t working, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife Karla, jogging, biking and walking their dog Max; along with traveling to see their sons, Billy in Chicago and Joe in Denver

Dakota Reuter

DAKOTA REUTER

General Manager, Jefferson City
Certifications:Certifications: Various BWD Real World Training

Dakota started in the automotive industry 10 years ago and has been with Telle Tire since 2018. He grew up in a family of mechanics and was eager to join the automotive industry at a young age. He has pursued his interest in tuning vehicles to run at peak performance in addition to conducting diagnostics and completing repairs. When Dakota isn’t at the shop he enjoys playing music, from rock to bluegrass, and his favorite instruments are guitar and bass. He enjoys spending time outside with his wife Brittani and his two dogs, Theodore and Dice.


Meet our corporate office team


Aaron Telle

President & CEO, fourth generation
10 years industry experience

Aaron Telle began his career with Telle sweeping floors and shuttling customers in high school. He dedicated himself to learning all aspects of the tire business and, in 2009, Aaron took over as the fourth generation owner of Telle Tire & Auto Centers. In 2016, he was selected by Modern Tire Dealer as an industry innovator ”On the Rise.” He and his wife, Laura, have three sons—Austin, Samuel and James. His family is actively involved in local charities including the Lutheran Association for Special Education and Joe’s Place.

Brian Randolph

CFO, Corporate Office
Certified Public Accountant

Brian took on the role of CFO for Telle Tire & Auto Centers in May 2017. Brian enjoys the challenges of working for a long-standing, highly reputable family business. He enjoys watching the Blues and Cardinals, as well as spending time with his wife, Karen, and their two daughters Harper and Peyton.

Laura Telle

Director of Human Resources, Corporate Office
12 Years business experience, Masters in Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis

Laura took on the role of Director of Human Resources in October 2017. She is excited about the opportunity to apply over a decade of corporate business knowledge and leadership experience within the growing family business. She enjoys traveling, running and most importantly spending time with her husband, Aaron, and their three sons, Austin, Samuel and James.

Natalie NASH

Office Manager, Corporate Office
Certifications: Michelin Certified Tire Specialist

Natalie has been working in the tire industry since 2007 and started with Telle in 2015. She enjoys helping others and the opportunities and challenges each day brings. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Darren, her two children, Owen and Caroline, or volunteering with Hospice of Southern Illinois.


Trust your car with the automotive repair technicians that go the extra mile.

Let’s Talk about Your Car

GET TIRES AT COST!

No Gimmicks, No Catch. 11/21 – 11/29