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Audra Fordin

Owner, Great Bear Auto Shop

Audra Fordin is the Owner/operator of Great Bear Auto Repair and Auto Body Shop, and Instructor for "Women auto-know".
Audra has been in the automotive industry all her life.  Her  business, has been in her family for 4 generations, and she is the first female to own and operate the shop.  Audra's father used to take her to the shop on weekends to do filing and answering the phone.  As she grew, so did her thirst for more experience. 

Audra's fun for playing with the cars turned into a passion. With more than 26 years experience in the automotive field, she has great knowledge of cars and enjoys sharing her information with others.

Audra also enjoys teaching classes for women which are designed to give them the confidence, knowledge and understanding of their vehicle.

Audra holds professional licenses and certifications in a number of areas including ATTP (automotive training program), New York State Motor Vehicle Inspector, New York State Motorcycle Inspector, is certified in  Air Conditioning Refrigerant, ASE certified, and serves on the advisory committee for Famingdale Automotive Technology.
When she’s not at the shop you can find her playing with her husband and 3 children (2, 7 and 9),  gardening or whipping up something yummy in the kitchen. 

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