TorqueNews Reporters

Armen Hareyan brings six years of online journalism and news reporting experience. His passion for cars is matched with his writing experience and the desire to share the news about the new cars and the auto industry with Torque News Readers.

Patrick Rall is a professional writer and photographer with a passion for all things automotive. Having grown up in his father’s performance shop, he spent extensive time at the oval track and drag strip – both driving and wrenching on various types of vehicles. In addition to working as a writer, Patrick previously worked as an automotive technician before moving on to a business office position with a chain of dealerships, and this broad spectrum of experience in the industry allows him to offer a unique look on the automotive world.

Keith Griffin has been covering the car business since 2002. He is an award-winning business writer and editor with more than 30 years experience as a journalist. His work has been published in The Boston Globe, Medical Economics, Good Housekeeping,, the Hartford Courant, CT Law Tribune and numerous other regional publications.

Denis Flierl has over twenty five years combined auto industry and automotive journalism experience that he brings to Torque News readers. Over the thirteen years that he owned an automotive business, he worked directly with every major car brand in the auto industry and became familiar with all makes and models of cars. His passion for cars led him to spend the last twelve years in automotive journalism where he brings all that experience to his readers as he writes about the auto industry and the latest test cars he drives.

John Goreham is a life-long car nut and recovering engineer. Presently at Torque News he has a focus on Toyota, Lexus, Scion and Mazda. In the early 1990s he was part of a team that built a solar-electric race car from scratch. For 20 years he applied his engineering and sales talents in the high tech world and published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career and dedicated himself to chasing his dream of being an auto writer.

Aaron Turpen is a freelance auto journalist. He grew up with tractors and farm machinery, which blossomed into a love of cars, trucks, and technology, leading him to writing in the field. He's covered everything from DIY home mechanics to green and emerging automotive tech. Aaron carries a Class A Commercial Driver's License with double-triple and tanker trailer endorsements and has driven big rigs over the road, giving him further insight into the world of professional transportation.

Mechele R. Dillard is a professional writer, living and working in Cleveland, GA. She grew up around cars, with her father and uncles owning an auto body shop where they often fixed and flipped cars, long before “flipping” was the fad of the day. Before becoming a full-time writer in 2003, Mechele owned TITLEWORKS, where she worked with individuals, dealers, banks, etc. to correct problem titles. She also worked at Blue Ridge Auto Auction for several years, one of her favorite jobs to date, and where she learned many of the everyday auto tips she hopes to share with Torque News readers.