Meet the team!
Mountain Valley Motors is blessed to have a team of professionals who work together to provide our customers with friendly, competent service. One of the characteristics that define us as individuals, and as a team, is that we are passionate about all things automotive. We love working with and around cars. The second characteristic that defines us is that we enjoy working with people. Our slogan is “Cars are fun. People are important.”
Each member of our team brings some unique perspectives, strengths, and experience. Working together, we can solve just about any problem – and have fun doing it.
Linford has been intrigued with all things mechanical since he was a little child. Early childhood experiences included disassembly of all kinds of devices to see how they “work”. As a youth he worked on his grandparent’s farm and learned a variety of important skills. While still in high school he started his first business and went on to operate and manage a couple other business ventures in the following years including a landscaping business, turkey farm, and a manufacturing company. In 2004 he was selected as an Associate Pastor at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship in Harrisonburg where he continues to serve presently. In 2005 he and his wife Judith started a used car dealership as a way to provide some income and flexibility that would complement his part time position as a pastor. Linford has served on the board of directors and as district president for the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association, and currently serves on the board of Destinations International – a global church planting and disciple making organization. Linford’s day to day tasks and responsibilities include general business management along with purchasing and selling cars and helping out in the shop with difficult diagnostic issues or wherever else he is needed.
Brian comes with a wide variety of life and work experience. He has held various management responsibilities in the automotive world and in retail sales. Brian is also an automotive enthusiast and enjoys attending car shows and other events. He and his wife Karla have two children and reside in Bridgewater. Brian manages the sales and detailing part of our operation at the Dayton office..