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  • Chris George

    Chris George

    General Manager

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    Chris George

    Chris George

    General Manager

    Chris George… what to say? He’s our leader, our visionary, our mentor…

    But more importantly, he’s krunk, he’s dope, he’s fresh and he will dab on all you haters.

  • Tami Ashland

    Tami Ashland

    Executive Agent

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    Tami Ashland

    Tami Ashland

    Executive Agent

    Tami Ashland, the most organized person I know – she has this unique ability to bring a semblance of order and grace to a chaotic and rapidly changing system.  She sometimes reminds me of grease too – because things tend to run smoother and quieter when she’s around.

  • Gerry Rich

    Gerry Rich

    General Sales Manager

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    Gerry Rich

    Gerry Rich

    General Sales Manager

    Gerry Rich is our super talented General Sales Manager, and he is a truly unbelievable guy!  Literally!   Like,  he believes in nutty conspiracy theories!   Most recently, he told me was that the moon landing was totally fake!  Which is a pretty common conspiracy, I guess.  The theory is that Stanley Kubrick was tapped by NASA to create the phony moon landing footage to fool the Russians into believing we were winning the space race.  However, what Gerry told me is that while he does believe that Stanley Kubrick filmed the Apollo 11 moon landings for NASA, he believes that Stanley Kubrick, with his ridiculous relentless perfectionism chose to actually film the moon landing on the moon instead of a sound stage to get those perfect shots….

  • Armen Arakelian

    Armen Arakelian

    Service Director

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    Armen Arakelian

    Armen Arakelian

    Service Director

    Armen is an exceptional employee, finding the right words is difficult.  But Armen is Just Unusually Super, Tech-minded, Inventive, Nice…  And lets not forget Beautiful, Intelligent, Extra Bubbly, Energizing, and Rewarding works here.

  • Paul Doroshuk

    Paul Doroshuk

    Sales Manager

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    Paul Doroshuk

    Paul Doroshuk

    Sales Manager

    Highly acclaimed Sales Manager Paul Doroshuk is best known for his compelling morning meeting speeches.  They really make you think.   Yesterday he started the meeting with this quote that is sometimes attributed to Confucious or Sun Tzu: “If you wait by the river long enough, you will watch the bodies of your enemies float by.”   That quote really stuck with me.  But what does it mean?  Why are they floating by?  Are they on inner-tubes?  Is it a lazy river?   Are they having a good time splashing water on their friends?

  • Mike Pridgeon

    Mike Pridgeon

    Used Car Manager

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    Mike Pridgeon

    Mike Pridgeon

    Used Car Manager

    Mike Pridgeon, Used Car Manager.   This guy….  What can I say about this guy?

    You ever meet someone and you are just in massive awe of them?  They are taller than you.  Better looking than you.  Smarter and funnier than you…  Well I bet that’s probably what Mike thought when he met me.   AHAHAHA!   BURN!

  • Brad Hanson

    Brad Hanson

    Parts Manager

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    Brad Hanson

    Brad Hanson

    Parts Manager

    Brad Hanson is one heck of a Parts Manager, but not the easiest guy to write a Biography for.   But I do know he likes rock music.  So I will leave an interesting tidbit about “War Pigs” here and call it a day.

    War Pigs: War pigs are pigs reported to have been used in ancient warfare as military animals, mostly as a countermeasure against war elephants.  According to legend, Alexander the Great learned about this “secret weapon” against war elephants from Porus in India.
    Pliny the Elder reported that “elephants are scared by the smallest squeal of the hog”.  Historical accounts of incendiary pigs or flaming pigs were recorded by the military writer Polyaenus and by Aelian. The siege of Megara in 266 BC was broken when the Megarians doused some pigs with combustible pitch, crude oil or resin, set them alight, and drove them towards the enemy’s massed war elephants. The elephants bolted in terror from the flaming, squealing pigs, often killing great numbers of their own soldiers by trampling them to death.
  • Deanna Reynolds

    Deanna Reynolds

    BDC Manager

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    Deanna Reynolds

    Deanna Reynolds

    BDC Manager

    Our BDC Manager, Deanna is a high quality individual.  Very smart, talented, and she is an expert communicator, both online and in-person.  If Deanna was a dinosaur, she would be a Rapport-A-Saurus.  She can build rapport with just about anyone.  100 thousand years from now, when some advanced civilization is digging up all our bones I bet they would see my bones and go: “nothing special here…”  but Deanna’s bones would draw them into a deep meaningful inter-generational conversation about the ethics of digging up another civilizations bones…  Now isn’t that amazing?

  • Rhonda Ruthenberg

    Rhonda Ruthenberg

    Office Manager

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    Rhonda Ruthenberg

    Rhonda Ruthenberg

    Office Manager

  • Adam Wolf

    Adam Wolf

    Interwebs and Inventorial Commissioner

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    Adam Wolf

    Adam Wolf

    Interwebs and Inventorial Commissioner

    • Awesome
    • Determined 
    • Also
    • Magnificent
    • Worker
    • Optimistic
    • Legendary
    • Fun worker
  • Cody Stoecker

    Cody Stoecker

    Finance Manager

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    Cody Stoecker

    Cody Stoecker

    Finance Manager

    Cody Stoecker is a very impressive young man and a great employee.  He started here as a salesperson years ago and quickly rose the ranks to Finance Manager.  I asked him what his secret was.  He said: “My philosophy is basically this, and this is something that I live by, and I always have, and I always will: Don’t ever, for any reason, do anything, to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or where you’ve been, ever, for any reason whatsoever and you’ll be successful”

  • Eddie Loera

    Eddie Loera

    Finance Director

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    Eddie Loera

    Eddie Loera

    Finance Director

    Eddie is a fantastic guy.  He knows about the banks.  How to talk to banks.  How to work with banks.  How to send and receive stuff from banks.  He’s the banksiest guy around since banksy.   And to date, he is the only guy that I haven’t lost to in an arm wresting match..   and I’m thin and weak – my arms are like pocky sticks!

  • Adam Hassin

    Adam Hassin

    Assistant Sales Manager

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    Adam Hassin

    Adam Hassin

    Assistant Sales Manager

    Adam Hassin has worked here for a while and he is well liked by all!  He is talented and friendly and knows how to help clients find the perfect car for their needs and budget.   Sometimes he buys me burritos.  So I have to say nice things about Adam.  Because I NEED those burritos.

  • Alain Sebazco

    Alain Sebazco

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Alain Sebazco

    Alain Sebazco

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Alain is a great guy!  We all like him a lot.  He is super polite and trusting.  Sometimes we have to tell clients that he is actually a former Cuban Para-Military Sniper assassin just so they don’t try to take advantage of him!

  • Eliza Constante

    Eliza Constante

    BDC Manager

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    Eliza Constante

    Eliza Constante

    BDC Manager

    Eliza is our expert BDC Manager.  We think she is just the greatest BDC Manager out there.  Many people ask, “Hey what does BDC stand for anyway?”  Well, lets answer that question right now.  BDC is an acronym which means each of the letters represents a whole word.  I’ll give you a hint, the “D” stands for Development and the “C” stands for Center.  Got it yet?  OK, I’ll just tell you.  BDC stands for BDC Development Center.  Its a little redundant and silly, but so is this biography.  Why are you even still reading this?  Who’s the silly one now?

  • Alyssa Garcia

    Alyssa Garcia

    BDC Manager

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    Alyssa Garcia

    Alyssa Garcia

    BDC Manager

    Alyssa Garcia is the best!  She is well liked here by everyone.  Her main specialty is helping people connect with their spirit animal car.  Very friendly too!

  • Bashar Quastanteen

    Bashar Quastanteen

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Bashar Quastanteen

    Bashar Quastanteen

    Sales and Leasing Professional

  • Greg "Bob" Banach

    Greg "Bob" Banach

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Greg

    Greg "Bob" Banach

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    This is Greg “Bob” Banach.  He’s great.  We started calling him Bob because when he was hired we already had a Greg working here – So he became Bob.  Then the first Greg left.  Bob asked if we could call him Greg now that he is the only one.  We said no, because we just hired a new guy whose name happens to be Bob, and we were planning on calling him Greg.   And there can’t be two Gregs, obviously…  that would just be silly.

  • Bree Garcia

    Bree Garcia

    Warranty Administrator

    Bree Garcia

    Bree Garcia

    Warranty Administrator

  • Bryce Jurries

    Bryce Jurries

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Bryce Jurries

    Bryce Jurries

    Sales and Leasing Professional

  • Darrell Colson

    Darrell Colson

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Darrell Colson

    Darrell Colson

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Darrell is a stellar employee.  He’s fine car salesman and he never gives up.

    He’s never let us down.  He’s never gonna run around and desert you.

    Never gonna make you cry
    Never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

     

  • Frank Tassone

    Frank Tassone

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Frank Tassone

    Frank Tassone

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Franky Frank Fortunato is the best……..dancer.

    He’s got the moves like jagger .

    He’s got the moves like jagger.

    He’s got the mooooo-oooooh-oooooh-ooooooooh-ooves like jagger!

     

     

  • Ishak Tayebi

    Ishak Tayebi

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Ishak Tayebi

    Ishak Tayebi

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Ishak is a fine gentleman and well liked.  I think he’s great because once I posted something on the company’s internal Facebook page and he went ahead and liked it.  That really meant a lot to me.  To Ishak and the the other guy (…Me) who liked my post – You’re the real stars!  Shine on you crazy diamonds!  (Thank you, I will.)

  • Javier "Javi" Valdes

    Javier "Javi" Valdes

    Assistant Sales Manager, Team A

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    Javier

    Javier "Javi" Valdes

    Assistant Sales Manager, Team A

    In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as salesmen of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… The A-Team.

  • Jennifer Keys

    Jennifer Keys

    BDC Manager

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    Jennifer Keys

    Jennifer Keys

    BDC Manager

    Jens a great gal and has a huge heart, loves pets too.  I remember one day a small white dog wandered into the dealership with no tags and no collar.  Because it was just a dog and had no means to buy a new or used car, there was a lot of talk about throwing the dog back on the street, or enrolling it in a dog fighting academy, or selling it on the dark web for a little extra scratch…. but NO, said Jen.  That’s a dog, with a pure soul, and it deserves an owner with the same!  So she took the dog home, and has cared for it since.  True story, according to my memory.

  • Jessica Jurries

    Jessica Jurries

    BDC Manager

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    Jessica Jurries

    Jessica Jurries

    BDC Manager

    Jessica Jurries is a shining star of the BDC department.  Buying a car can be a stressful enterprise, especially if you’re nervous about getting approved or being able to afford payments, or just getting the right car for your needs.  This is where the BDC department comes in.  You got questions?  They got answers.  And if they can’t, feel free to hit up our Youtube page where we host non-live question and answer sessions.  Just ask your car purchase related question in the comments and you can get an answer direct from the GM!  That’s legit!

    ASK QUESTIONS HERE:  CLICK HERE

     

  • Jessica Titus

    Jessica Titus

    BDC Manager

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    Jessica Titus

    Jessica Titus

    BDC Manager

    Jessica Titus is the bestest best there is.  As a BDC Manager, part of her job is making sure your experience here at Team Mazda goes smoothly and without a hitch.   Sometimes that takes some preparation.  Buying a car can be stressful especially if you don’t have perfect credit or the best financial situation.  But there’s no need to be nervous!  We’ve been there before and we are specialists.  But that’s not to say we don’t get nervous.  Please check out the below video link with a short interview with our GM Chris George where he details the last time he was nervous.

    CHECK OUT VIDEO HERE: CLICK HERE

     

  • Jon Nunez

    Jon Nunez

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Jon Nunez

    Jon Nunez

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Jon Nunez is the one of the best Sales consultants we have.  He goes by many names: Jon, John, Jhon, Jonboy, Jonnie, Jonnieboy, Johnnienoonz, JonMoonz, The Mooney Nooney, Jojo,  JoJoNunez, Nunez, JB, Jaybee, JN, JayEn, JJ, JayJay, JayNoonz, the Noonzter, Noonie, Noonzie, The Noonmeister,  Noonamegadon, NoonMonster,  Johnson En, El John, El Nunez,  The AfterNunez, and sometimes, Franklin.

  • Jori Quenga

    Jori Quenga

    BDC Manager

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    Jori Quenga

    Jori Quenga

    BDC Manager

    Jori “Jo-Jo” Quenga.  A very high quality person and employee she has worked here for years in various roles that she has excelled at.  She’s a hell of a dedicated worker.  Came into work once even though she was deaf in one ear.  I don’t even come to work when I got the rum rums in my tum tums.

  • Omar Salman

    Omar Salman

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Omar Salman

    Omar Salman

    Sales and Leasing Professional

  • Paul Tatum

    Paul Tatum

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Paul Tatum

    Paul Tatum

    Sales and Leasing Professional

  • Rami Wehbe

    Rami Wehbe

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Rami Wehbe

    Rami Wehbe

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Rami’s the best.  He is very smart and personable.  He tells amazing stories that really grip your attention.  Once he told me a story that when he lived in Jordan, he was engineer.  Number one. Steady hand.  One day, Mob boss need new heart machine.  I make. But, mistake!  Mob boss die! Everyone very mad. I hide in fishing boat, come to America. No english, no food, no money. Team Mazda give me job. Now I have house, Japanese car, and new woman.  Team Mazda save life.  My big secret:  I kill Mob boss on purpose. I good engineer.  The best!

  • Richard Samaniego

    Richard Samaniego

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Richard Samaniego

    Richard Samaniego

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Richard Samaniego, or as I call him, Richard Samaniego, is quite the jokester.  He has a big heart and he’s quick with a smile.   We were talking about dreams the other day and Richard said he had a dream once where he was a muffler…   Crazy, right?   When he woke up he was exhausted.

  • Tony Rector

    Tony Rector

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Tony Rector

    Tony Rector

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Tony Rector is a great guy.  He’s got a mustache that’s on fleek.  So if you want to walk into this store and you think you got something going on with that top shelf facial hair, you better up your game because Tony’s got a Top Ten Mustache.  I copied the below Top Ten list from Wikipedia.  Seriously…   I totally didn’t make it up myself 5 minutes ago by searching google pics..

    1 – Tony Rector
    2 – Ron Burgundy
    3 – Wyatt Earp
    4 – Alex Trebek
    5 – The Swedish Chef
    6 – Pancho Villa
    7 – Sam Elliot
    8 – Yosemite Sam
    9 – Zorro
    10 – Genghis Khan

     

  • Vanessa Tavizon

    Vanessa Tavizon

    Service Assistant

    Vanessa Tavizon

    Vanessa Tavizon

    Service Assistant

  • Wesley Parker

    Wesley Parker

    Sales and Leasing Professional

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    Wesley Parker

    Wesley Parker

    Sales and Leasing Professional

    Wes Parker is a really great guy, a solid employee, a problem solver and an important asset to the team here at Team Mazda.  Sometimes when I’m in a tough moral bind, a real quandary, and I don’t know what to do,  I’ll just think to myself “What would Wes do?”  and then I let the lady at the counter know that I’d like the beef and broccoli instead of the kung pao chicken.  Problem solved!

  • Zack Wolfe

    Zack Wolfe

    Delivery Coordinator / CSI

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    Zack Wolfe

    Zack Wolfe

    Delivery Coordinator / CSI

  • Zachariah Rohowits

    Zachariah Rohowits

    Used Car Buyer

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    Zachariah Rohowits

    Zachariah Rohowits

    Used Car Buyer

    Zach is our expert appraiser and used car buyer.  He’s the freakin best.  All he does is buys cars.  He’s probably bought more cars than you, your best friend and everyone on your whole block combined.  He’s buying cars right now.  Before you finish reading this sentence, I bet he’s bought another car.  Not that sentence.  This one.  This sentence right here.  Boom!   Something was just bought.  I guarantee it.  Check the parking lot – your car might be gone.

    AND IN THE OFF CHANCE IT’S STILL THERE, CLICK THE LINK BELOW SO WE CAN BUY IT

    FREE ONLINE TRADE APPRAISAL: CLICK HERE

     

  • Karli Medina

    Karli Medina

    Used Car Buyer

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    Karli Medina

    Karli Medina

    Used Car Buyer

    CLICK THIS LINK TO GET YOUR FREE ONLINE APPRAISAL

    SO I CAN BUY YOUR CAR!!!!!!

     

     

  • Curtis Anderson

    Curtis Anderson

    Reconditioning Manager

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    Curtis Anderson

    Curtis Anderson

    Reconditioning Manager

    Curtis is a super dude!  He is an expert Recon Manager and very active in his church.  Mentoring, Volunteering, Youth Group Leader – This guys does it all.  Before I met Curtis, I thought Volunteering was something you were forced to do because the Judge said so.

  • Dennis Bye

    Dennis Bye

    Service Advisor Extraordinaire

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    Dennis Bye

    Dennis Bye

    Service Advisor Extraordinaire

    Dennis Bye is currently a Service Advisor Extraordinaire, but his first job here at Team Mazda was in Quick Lube.   We’ve been proud to support him and his work over the years.  Things didn’t go as well for Dennis when he was trying to be an astronaut at Kennedy Space Center.  They were not very supportive.  They would say things like “You’re not qualified” and “Why are you naked?” and “I CAN’T CATCH HIM HE’S COVERED IN BABY OIL”

  • Jessica Dejurnett

    Jessica Dejurnett

    Service Writer

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    Jessica Dejurnett

    Jessica Dejurnett

    Service Writer

  • Sol Castro

    Sol Castro

    Service Writer

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    Sol Castro

    Sol Castro

    Service Writer

    Sol is our wondrous, bright shining star of the Service department.   Much like the Sun, she really brightens up the room, but unlike the Sun, she won’t melt your face off if you get closer than a few thousand miles from her.  Which makes us all very lucky!  Thank you Sol!

  • Jon  Fuller

    Jon Fuller

    Service Writer

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    Jon  Fuller

    Jon Fuller

    Service Writer

    One of our newest additions to the Service department is the illustrious Jon Fuller!  Boy are we glad he’s working for us and not the competition.  This guy knows his stuff.  Inside the car.  Outside the car.  The parts on the inside of the car that help the parts on the outside of the car move around and do stuff – yeah he knows that.  But don’t let this distract you from the fact that Hector is gonna be running 3 Honda Civic’s with spoon engines.  On top of that he just came into Harry’s and ordered 3 t66 turbo’s with NOS’s and a Motec System Exhaust.

  • Jesus Navarro

    Jesus Navarro

    Service Technician

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    Jesus Navarro

    Jesus Navarro

    Service Technician

    Jesus is our miracle worker!  He can fix anything!  Cars!  Trucks!  Car-Truck Hybrids that are part car and part truck and have hybrid drivetrains…  He’s so amazing he can actually walk on water! (but only when it’s frozen).

  • Fernando Rangel

    Fernando Rangel

    Lead Quick Lube

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    Fernando Rangel

    Fernando Rangel

    Lead Quick Lube

    Fernando is our Quick Lube Leader.   He makes sure your oil change is processed quickly and your car is returned to you cleaner than when you dropped it off.  That’s the good news.   The bad news is that I had this really hilarious idea where I was going to put a picture of Zach Galifianakis next to Fernando, and then have another employee named Fernando on the other side of Zach Galifianakis.  Then we would have “Between two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.”    But we only have one employee named Fernando, so the idea is ruined for now.  But don’t despair.   Check back frequently.  We may hire another Fernando.  And then its going to be EPIC!

  • Jonathan Schaffer

    Jonathan Schaffer

    Lead Technician

    Jonathan Schaffer

    Jonathan Schaffer

    Lead Technician

  • Will Carrasco

    Will Carrasco

    Lead Technician

    Will Carrasco

    Will Carrasco

    Lead Technician

  • Jose Victorio

    Jose Victorio

    Lead Lot Porter

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    Jose Victorio

    Jose Victorio

    Lead Lot Porter

    Jose Victorio is hard worker and dedicated.  Very humble too.  I’ve worked with Jose for years and he’s never overstepped his bounds.  Which is a bummer because I’ve been trying to squeeze “No Way, Jose!” into conversation for quite a while now and it just hasn’t been working out for me.  Maybe next year.

  • Arturo Gonzales

    Arturo Gonzales

    Lot Attendant Artist

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    Arturo Gonzales

    Arturo Gonzales

    Lot Attendant Artist

    Arturo is a super guy!  He moves the cars around with great speed and proficiency.  I always disliked how Subway would call their workers “Sandwich Artists” because I thought it detracted from the talent that’s actually required to be an artist.  Well guess what?  Arturo is a damn Lot Attendant Artist in my book because the way he moves those cars around – its like magic and art and mystery all balled together.  Like putting David Copperfield into a room together with Picasso for a second and when you come back there’s no David Copperfield.  There’s no Picasso.  There’s just beautiful straight line after beautiful straight line of sexy sexy cars.   Amazing!

  • Roberto Tapia

    Roberto Tapia

    Lot Attendant Specialist

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    Roberto Tapia

    Roberto Tapia

    Lot Attendant Specialist

    Roberto is a great guy and super helpful.  I remember his first day.  I asked him how his duties have changed since his last job.  He said they are more firm and regular because he’s eating better.  I was like, ewww, gross!  I said DUTIES, with a “T”.   Jeez…

    BUT, he likes Rick and Morty, so he’s all good in my book.

     

  • Justin Jensen

    Justin Jensen

    Lot Attendant

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    Justin Jensen

    Justin Jensen

    Lot Attendant

    BIG COUNTRY

  • Adrian Garcia

    Adrian Garcia

    Used Car Lot Attendant

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    Adrian Garcia

    Adrian Garcia

    Used Car Lot Attendant

    Adrian has worked here for a while and he’s a great guy!  When he smiles the whole world stops and stares for a while.  He’s a-maz-ing…