Meet The Team

Meet the Team in Opelika/Auburn, AL

Get to Know the Experts at Autosport Bodyworks

Jeff Bryant

Jeff is a lifelong resident of Lee County since 1969 graduating from Opelika High School in 1988. Jeff attended Southern Union Community College immediately afterwards. Jeff married Steffani Bryant in 1997. They have one son, Brenden. Jeff and Steffani are members of First Baptist Church of Opelika.

Jeff grew up with a fascination for all things mechanical which led to his love of cars, boats and motorcycles. It seemed only natural that he would ultimately choose a career in the automotive industry.  Jeff started work at Autosport in 1986, working after school and summers learning the trade.  Passionate about this field of work, he quickly became lead refinish technician in 1989 and continued this role until 2001 when taking on a management position allowed him to learn the business side of the collision repair industry.  In 2003 Autosport opened the Valley location where Jeff served as the general manager leading to co-ownership of the business.

Jeff has been active in supporting workforce development by serving on the advisory boards for Southern Union and Trenholm Tech auto body programs.  Jeff has also been involved in consumer advocacy campaigns and industry associations such as the Coalition for Collision Repair Excellence and Collision Repairers for Consumer Choice.  He currently serves on the board of CCRE.  He supports the local community as an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Auburn and Director of Sandlot Baseball. Jeff spends his spare time watching his son pitch at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Jeff is also a licensed property and casualty insurance agent.

Shey Knight

Shey was born in Jacksonville, Florida.  In 1985, and in between college semesters, Shey started working for Autosport and began writing estimates and learning his current trade.  After graduating from Jacksonville State University in 1989 with a degree in Business and minor in Real Estate, Shey worked for CKM Realty and was the youngest Broker/ Realtor in Birmingham, AL.  Shey also worked for Southtrust bank in downtown Birmingham.  Shey was recruited back to Autosport in 1990 where he began his career in Auto Collision Repair.

Shey is married to Terri Knight, where she teaches at Auburn University in the school of PR/ Communications.  They have 2 children, Corey and Morgan.  They are active members of Auburn Community Church in Auburn.   Shey is an Opelika Rotarian and has served as board member and president, a current member of the Lee county Master Gardeners Association, a current board member of the CCRE and  recently served as Board Chairman for the Opelika Chamber of Commerce and as a disaster team captain for the Lee County Red Cross.  He is a former board member of the Lee county Red Cross, Southern Union State Junior College collision repair advisory boards, former Jaycees member and past president and former board member for the Youth for Christ.  Shey’s passions include serving Christ through many trips to Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras as well as other trips through church and Red Cross for disaster clean up.  Shey’s hobbies include gardening, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, traveling, and snow skiing.  Shey is also a professional sand sculptor.  Shey is also a licensed property and casualty insurance agent.

Steffani Bryant

Steffani Bryant is originally from Pensacola, Florida and grew up spending her summers on Lake Martin with her grandparents. Steffani has called the Opelika/Auburn area home since 1994, when she moved to help care for her grandparents.

Steffani spent 10 years immersed in the invigorating, fast-paced demands of the restaurant industry. In 1997, when she married Jeff Bryant, she changed paths to focus on being a wife. Administration seemed the obvious choice for her skill set and energy. Her first job in an administration role came when the President of a wholesale plumbing supplier took a chance on hiring her knowing that what she lacked experience she made up for in confidence that she would learn quickly and become an asset.  Ten years later she was offered the President’s position at that same company.  Steffani declined the offer due to finding out that she and Jeff were to become parents. Following the birth of her and Jeff’s son, Brenden, Steffani became a stay-at-home wife and mother; volunteering at church, working part-time at a local pre-school, and volunteering at Auburn Classical Academy where their son attended school. In 2015 Steffani accepted an Administrator role at Auburn Classical Academy until she retired.

Steffani came out of retirement to join the team as our office manager in September 2021, putting over 30 years experience in guest services and organization skills to work taking care of our customers.

Steffani can usually be found in her kitchen, reading a book, or camping when she isn’t crocheting blankets for Women’s Hope Medical Clinic  while in the bleachers watching Brenden pitch for the University of Alabama at Huntsville.