Our Team

Meet the Jake’s Performance Team

Jake’s Performance was started in 2005 as a part time venture. It has grown into a full time operation and continues to grow. Jake’s Performance moved to a larger 11,000 sq ft facility in 2012 to better serve the customer and expand our capabilities.


Jake Shoemake – Owner


Jake’s personal experience includes being an ASE certified Master Auto Technician, ASE Master Engine Machinist, and Advanced Engine Performance certified, 17 years of experience as a technician for GM dealerships, private repair shops, Army Special Operations, machine shops, and an OEM auto manufacturing facility.




Jeff Mosely – Transmission Specialist

Jeff has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry. ASE Master Auto Tech certified as well as Ford, Dodge, and GM dealership experience, private repair shops, and five years with Jake’s Performance. He enjoys bracket racing and Jr. Dragster racing with his son.


Chris Shafer – Transbrake & Transmission Specialist

Chris has over six years with Jake’s Performance. Previously he’s worked in racing shops, independent repair shops, and machining. He enjoys working on hotrods and riding ATV’s with his kids.


Kameron Lange – Converter Tech

Kameron is our converter builder with over 2 years at Jake’s Performance. He enjoys drag racing and working on his project cars.


Chris Clements – Automotive Tech

Chris has over 25 years an an automotive tech. He is also ASE Master Auto and Advanced Specialist certified. He is one of the weirdo Ford guys in the shop with several racing and street/strip Mustang projects.


Jessica Strawn – Office Manager

Jessica is the one many of you deal with on the phone. She’s the one who keeps us in order and on task. She enjoys drinking alcohol to relieve the stress of Jake’s Performance.




Mike Kelley- Sales and Tech

Mike is our sales and tech guy. He is the other oddball Ford guy but he’s awesome so we hired him anyway. Mike has over 20 years in the automotive industry as a tech at Ford dealerships and independent repair shops. He enjoys time with his family and working on his car projects.


We also have several unmentioned, but appreciated, team members who fill in for us on an as needed basis for fabrication, machining, media blasting, and finish painting work.