Our Staff

Jay Fisher President

Jay’s love for vehicles began at the early age of 15.  He grew up in Elma with his six siblings, three of which currently work for the company.  He and his wife Vicki opened their first repair facility in 1984 in Depew, New York. After moving locations in 1987 to Seneca Street in Elma, he opened two additional stores in Depew and Blasdell.  In 2007, after outgrowing the Seneca Street location, he relocated to its current location on Maple Road in Elma. Jay believes the key to his successful business is the dedication and hard work from his brothers Tom, Dale and Gary, as well as his two sons, John and Scott and nephew TJ. 

Fun Fact:  Jay loves spending time with his wife, 3 children and 7 grandchildren at their cottage in Clayton, New York.  He is an avid Mustang/Ford enthusiast as well as a Harley Davidson collector.



Tom Fisher Operations Manager

Tom has 40 + years of automotive industry experience, 27 of them with Northeast Collision.  Helping Northeast Collision grow from a small two-man operation to employing over 40 people operating out of three locations in Western New York has been a richly rewarding experience. He is dedicated to maintaining the level of customer and employee satisfaction the company has achieved.

Fun Fact: The only thing that brings him back from a road trip on his Harley is his ever-expanding family!

Depew Team


Lynn McCarthy Controller

Lynn has 36+ years of finance and management in the healthcare, retail and transportation industries. She also prepares taxes during tax season and oversees the accounting for several local businesses.  Lynn has been married 19+ years to a Navy Chief and is the ombudsman for the local Security Detachment Unit for the Navy.

Fun Fact: Lynn has 3 children – all 4 legged and furry!!!  She enjoys vacationing and camping.



John Fisher General Manager

John has worked in the family business since its inception.  He started working in the shop before attending college in Virginia. He has worked in all three locations and enjoys carrying on the positive repair experience Northeast Collision has established.

Fun Fact: John enjoys boating, playing golf, and is an avid Mustang enthusiast.



Jason Waskow Production Manager 

Jason joined Northeast Collision in 1989, and has 24 years of experience in the collision industry. Over the years, Jason has played a key role in helping the company grow to its current level. He enjoys working with the technicians throughout the repair process and finds it gratifying to see the smile on a customer's face when they pick up their repaired vehicle.

Fun Fact: Jason enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid outdoorsman, fishing and hunting during his off time.


Laura Weakland photo

Laura Weakland Office Manager 

Laura has been with Northeast Collision since January 2013. She has a strong insurance background and loves helping the customers throughout their repair process. She graduated from SUNY Brockport in 2005 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. Laura resides in Hamburg with her Husband Mike and her 2 children ages 3 and 1.

Fun Fact: Laura enjoys spending time with her family, bargain shopping, traveling and attending Sabres games with her husband.

Blasdell/Hamburg Team

Dale Fisher General Manager

Dale joined the family business in 1985 working his way through all of the phases of collision repair before becoming Manager at the McKinley store.He enjoys helping customers through the Insurance process and returning their car in pre-accident condition.

Fun Fact: Dale lives with his wife and 3 children in Elma, NY. He enjoys attending his children’s sports activities and watching sports on TV.


TJ Fisher Production Manager

T.J. has a lifelong love of cars and anything motorized. He enjoys the challenge of making things that were broken, new again.  He has been a part of Northeast Collision for 15 years and takes pride in the quality of our work.

Fun Fact: TJ shares a penchant for all things loud and fast with his two sons, ages 2 and 4


Brandy Burek Office Manager

Brandy has 14 years of Automotive experience.  She moved to Western New York 11 years ago from West Virginia and loves the winters!  She currently resides in Cowlesville with her husband and two sons 17 and 14.  She enjoys helping others and providing excellent customer satisfaction.

Fun Fact: Brandy loves spending time with her family and watching it snow.  She enjoys crafting and yoga in her spare time.

 Brandy Burek
Elma/East Aurora Team


Gary Fisher General Manager

Gary was in the printing business for 14 years before joining the family owned business.  He has had a passion for vehicles since an early age and it has been a perfect fit.  He enjoys dealing with customers and making sure their cars are returned to them in pre-accident condition.

Fun Fact: Gary enjoys spending time with his family on the water in Clayton, NY.  His recent purchase of a 2007 Harley CVO has given him a new found love of the open road.  He also enjoys gardening in his spare time.


Scott Fisher Production Manager

Scott grew up in Elma, and his happy to be working at Northeast Collision’s Elma location. After attending Buffalo State for Secondary Education, Scott entered the family business full time in 2002. He grew up around the autobody repair industry, and enjoys working with much of his family. Scott currently resides in Amherst with his wife, Mariann, and their 3 boys.

Fun Fact: Scott is a passionate sports fan, and enjoys watching or playing almost any sport.  Scott and his family have been working toward attending a game at every Major League Stadium. They currently are at nine stadiums. 



Ann Marinaccio Office Manager

Ann came to work at Northeast Collision in 2001 after graduating from Fredonia State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She resides in Springville, NY with her husband Dean and 3 year old son, Alexander. Ann has a strong knowledge of automobiles and insurance company guidelines. She has a passion for making a person’s automobile repair go as smooth and flawless as possible. No Worries!!

Fun Fact: Ann loves to fish. Her family has a cottage on Black Lake and she is ruthless when it comes to catching bass and perch!