our Team


MICHAEL RAIA | Owner

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Michael began his career in 2001 at Universal Technical Institute in Glendale Heights, IL. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA and honors.
Michael was then selected to attend the Jaguar PACE Program in Orlando, FL and graduated at the top of his class with multiple factory certifications.
Through the apprenticeship program, he was quickly hired as a journeyman technician at Hornburg Jaguar in Santa Monica, CA. In the following years, Michael worked for two other dealerships in Southern California — becoming ASE Certified and factory trained in Ferrari, Maserati, and Land Rover along the way.
In 2010, Michael was recruited by a local independent Land Rover shop to move back to the Pacific NW (where he had grown up) and begin his career outside of the dealership.
In 2014 Michael and his wife Katie were ready to fulfill their dream of becoming business owners; opening Kings Cross Automotive.

KATIE RAIA | Owner

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Katie’s automotive administration career began in 2004 at The Auto Gallery in Woodland Hills, CA. Over the last 10 years, she has worked with more than 20 different car brands at 3 different dealerships– working in sales, service, and corporate departments.
In 2012, Katie completed her Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in Business Management.

CHRIS JOLING | Technician

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CURTIS MAY | Technician

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ALYSON RAIA | Customer Relations

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Aly was born with the extraordinary skill of making people smile. She utilizes this talent in the day-to-day operations here at the shop– keeping her co-workers and the customers beaming from ear-to-ear.

SOPHIA RAIA | Project Coordinator

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Sophie is known for her outgoing personality and boisterous voice. She is fantastic at keeping things interesting around the shop and helps coordinate all of our projects and events. Stop by our next event to thank her for all of her hard work.