4900 Scioto Darby Road
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Shop Hours: 
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
(614) 777-9101
4900 Scioto Darby Road
Hilliard, OH 43026
Sarah is our ASE-Certified Operations Manager.  She grew up at AEI and has been an official team member since 2002.

After graduating from OSU with a B.A. in English, Sarah utilizes her knowledge of cars and her communication skills to help our customers get through complicated (and often stressful!) vehicle repairs.  She is also an award-winning contributing writer for MOTOR Magazine.

Sarah enjoys getting to know new customers and catching up with our "lifers" when they come in for maintenance.  She and her husband Drew welcomed their baby girl, Cora, in early 2018.

As our HR and Marketing Director and "Work Mom," Cherise enjoys giving back to our wonderful customers and the rockstar AEI staff after a hard day's work.

Beyond AEI, Cherise and Walt spend every free moment with their eight children and their increasing number of grandchildren - the more the merrier!

The Hysell-Kennedy family is also very involved in Special Olympics and DSACO (Go Lauren!).

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Sarah Kennedy - Operations Manager
Cherise Hysell Kennedy - HR & Marketing Director
Phone: (614) 777-9101

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Robert Eicher - Automotive Technician
Robert has a decade of automotive experience.  He spent years as an inspection and repair specialist at an auto auction, so his knowledge of cars is expansive!  Originally in school for IT, Robert moved into the automotive world because of the rewarding nature of hands-on work.

​Robert and his wife, Jennie, love spending time in their favorite restaurant - their kitchen!  They frequently use their grill and smoker and find interesting new recipes to try.  The foodie couple also has a fish named Jim.
Jason Smith - Automotive Apprentice