by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Poway Roots

family_pike3In 1996, Liv and Dave Pike met at Poway High, and they’ve been together ever since. “We met when I was a freshman and Dave was a sophomore. We are high school sweethearts! We now have two beautiful children and have built a life together here in Poway,” stated Liv, who has lived in 92064 since she was an infant. Dave also has deep roots in the community. When he was in sixth grade, his mother moved the family to the area in search of a better life. “She was a single mom and saw a job opportunity at the Poway Brigantine. She has been working there since the first day the restaurant opened its doors,” revealed Liv.

In addition to living in 92064, the Pike family also works within the community. “Dave started working in the automotive industry right after high school. His first car was a 1966 Chevy Malibu, and he loved it! He was a mechanic for more than 10 years before opening his own auto care business,” related Liv. Dave began his journey as an entrepreneur with Wrench on Wheels, a mobile mechanic business. He soon opened a brick-and-mortar auto shop – WOW Auto Care. Dave, his brother Nolan, and Liv own the business and are proud to be deeply involved in the community. “Annually, we sponsor a lot of local youth sports teams, as well as events like the Poway Rodeo and Poway Days Festival. Dave and Nolan also hold an Auto Shop 101 with local teens at WOW Auto Care,” said Liv, who is also a real estate agent in the area.

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MEET THE PIKES

Parents: David and Liv Pike
Children: Taylinn Rain Pike (8 years) and Colten River Pike (8 months)
Community: Rancho Arbolitos since 2016
Parents’ Hometowns: Liv – Poway; Dave – Frazier Park, CA
Parents’ Occupations: Owners and operators of WOW Auto Care in Poway. Liv is also a licensed Realtor
Pet: Taz, our 13-year-old chocolate Lab
Favorite Places to Visit in 92064: Poway Lake, farmers market, Brigantine, Tong Sake House, Old Poway Park, El Ranchito


Liv and Dave currently reside in Rancho Arbolitos, a neighborhood they adore, especially during Halloween when the whole community comes out to enjoy the trick-or-treating festivities. Their daughter, Taylinn, is a third grader with many friends in the area. She enjoys softball, gymnastics, reading, swimming, and playing with the neighborhood children. “We also have a son, Colten, who is just under a year old. He is always on the move and really loves taking a dip in the pool with us,” said Liv. She and Dave are happiest when the family is together riding their bikes at the beach and participating in other outdoor activities, such as camping and taking trips to the mountains.

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