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Executive

STEVE STRICKLAND
General Manager

Steve began his career as a salesperson with Hendrick Automotive Group over 25 years ago. He has served in the General Manager role in the Charlotte and Charleston markets for the past 10 years. In 2020, he earned the Executive General Manager position, which oversees the operations for the Hendrick Luxury Group in Charleston (Lexus, BMW, Mini and Volvo). He is originally from Clover, SC but currently resides on James Island with his wife, Erin. They have two college age children, Ava and Whit, and when he finds free time, he is boating, fishing or visiting the beach.


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HEATHER EBERNICKLE
Guest Services Manager
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Heather received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina in 2005. After a brief stint with the Post & Courier, Heather joined Lexus in 2008 as the Business Development Manager and received a promotion to the Guest Services Manager in 2015. She currently resides on Daniel Island with her husband, two daughters and a fur baby. When she is not at work, she rather enjoys self-care at a spa, reading, or spending quality time with family & friends.


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CALI YOUNG
Special Events Coordinator
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Cali has been a Hendrick Automotive Group teammate for 10 years and is currently our Hendrick Loyalty and Reputation Director. Cali is vastly involved in our corporate social responsibility program putting into action the company's legacy of caring for others and commitment to teamwork called Hendrick Cares. Cali graduated from West Liberty University in May of 2009 and is a former Miss West Virginia (2010). Additionally, she worked as the Events Manager at Belmont Hills Country Club, Bar Manager at Figarettis Restaurant, and Dance/Fitness Educator prior to joining the Hendrick Team. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cooking.


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DON SMITH
Community Relations
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Since 1988, Don has had an extensive career with Hendrick Automotive Group at various locations including, but not limited to, Salesperson, Sales Manager, Retail Operations Manager and General Manager. In 2018, Don became the Director of Community Relations for the Charleston Hendrick locations to foster partnerships with local non-profit organizations and schools in the tri-county area. Originally, from Baltimore, Maryland, Don and his wife share four grown daughters and they currently reside in North Charleston. When Don is not busy with events and chamber meetings, he likes to go for a run, work in his yard, listen to motivational CDs or take his wife out for dinner.


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Sales Department

KEVIN MORRELL
New Car Sales Manager
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Kevin, originally from New Jersey, began his automotive career as a Sales Manager at Hendrick Lexus Northlake in North Carolina. Upon relocating to Johns Island in 2020, Kevin joined our team as a New Car Sales Manager. His children, Justin and Danielle, are grown and he often visits Charlotte where his significant other, Kim resides. When he is not at work, he is traveling, tinkering around on home projects or becoming a barbeque enthusiast.


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LEE CLAGETT
New Car Sales Manager
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Lee was born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He received a Bachelor's of Art in Political Science from the College of Charleston where he also managed to meet his wife, Valerie. They married in 2015 and Lee joined our team in 2019. Lee and his wife currently reside on Johns Island with their daughter, Louise and their two Brittany Spaniels, Elmer and Rowdy. During his free time, Lee enjoys all types of fishing, anything outdoor-related or simply spending time with his wife and child.


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CODY GOODMAN
Sales Manager
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Cody was born and raised in Pearl City, Hawaii and has a large family that consists of 9 siblings. After receiving his Associates degree in Science, he began his career with Hendrick in 2015 as a Salesperson at our sister store in Charlotte. Cody relocated to Charleston in January 2020 to become a Retail Business Manager at our location and soon thereafter, he received a promotion to Pre-Owned Sales Manager. When Cody is not hard at work, he enjoys golfing, riding his electric bike or hanging out with his rescue Pit Bull, Kona.


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DAVID WAGONER
Sales Manager
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David was born and raised in Mooresville, N.C. and earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from High Point University. In 2016, David began as a salesperson at our sister store in Charlotte. Alongside Cody Goodman, he relocated to Johns Island in 2020 and began a position in Finance. In 2022, David received a promotion to Pre-Owned Sales Manager. David enjoys riding his electric bike, going to the beach or pool, playing darts or caring for his fur baby, Peachy.


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CAROLINE DAVIS
Internet Sales Manager
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Caroline is a graduate from College of Charleston with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She has lived all over the place consisting of three different continents and four different countries but most of her family now resides in Huntersville, North Carolina. She started with Hendrick Automotive Group in 2016 as a Technology Specialist at our sister store, Hendrick Lexus Northlake. She transferred to our dealership as the Internet Sales Manager in 2020 and settled down on Johns Island. She resides with her boyfriend and their three dogs; Juno, Lexus and Wilson.  When she is not at work, she enjoys riding scooters, DIY projects, reading and hanging out with family.


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TERESA ROGERS
Portfolio Manager
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Teresa hails from St. Paul, Minnesota and currently resides in Hollywood, South Carolina with her husband, Tim. Originally, Teresa joined us in May 2019 as a Technology Specialist and was promoted in 2021 to her current role. In addition, she is our in-house photographer as showcased on this page! Oftentimes, you can find Teresa fishing, swimming in the creek, participating in competitive ballroom dancing or hanging at home with her pet goat, Waddles, and her fur-babies, GraySea (Great Dane) and Lulu (Boykin Spaniel).


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AMANDA OBERHAUS
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Amanda received a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design and once owned and operated a bridal boutique. She is also a certified Group Fitness instructor and Personal trainer (NASM CPT). She joined Lexus in December 2020 and is one of the top performing in internet sales. She hails from Minnesota by way of San Diego and Nashville but calls Johns Island home with her two daughters, Kenley and Ainsley. During her free time, she stays busy by going to the beach, painting, crafting or reading a good book.


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BRIAN DELFINO
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Brian is a graduate from Wando High School and studied Business at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining our team in late 2021, Brian was a residential real estate agent and Area Sales Manager for Verizon. He currently resides in West Ashley and likes to play his guitar and record music during his downtime.


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DANE SOURIS
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Dane is originally from Boston and currently resides on Johns Island. He began with Lexus in 2013 and remains a top producer. He has a yellow lab named Scout and during his downtime he enjoys riding his electric scooter with Cody and James, going to the beach or the pool.


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HARRISON BROOKS
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Harrison is originally from Charlotte, N.C. where he was an Acquisition Manager for the Scott Clark Automotive Group before joining our sales team in 2022. He has two brothers and they are all triplets! He lives on James Island with his fiancée and their fur babies, Miller (dog) and Jack (cat). When Harrison is not at work, he is golfing, fishing, hunting or going to the beach.

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JAMES LE
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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James is originally from Minnesota and earned his Bachelor's degree from UNC-Charlotte. He began working at Hendrick Lexus Northlake as a Salesperson in 2019 and transferred to our store in July 2020. He currently resides on Johns Island and is  expecting a baby in October 2022. He has a German Shepard, Nala, and when he is not at work, James likes to golf or go to the beach. 


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JOHN TOTARO
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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John is originally from Massachusetts where he spent 30 or more years merchandising musical instruments from around the world. In 2007, he moved to Charleston with hopes of seeking sun and longer days than the Northeast. He resides on Wadmalaw Island and joined Lexus in 2016. When he is not at work, he enjoys time with his children, grandchildren, songwriting, recording music, painting, and muscle cars.


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JOSEPH LE
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Joseph graduated from NC State and has an extensive background in Information Technology and Sales. He is originally from Minnesota, much like his brother and co-worker, James, and he joined Lexus in 2020 after years with the Scott Clark automotive group. When he is not hard at work, Joseph spends his free time with family, friends, his puppy Lily, working out or cooking.


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LINDA BARRY
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Linda was born in New Jersey and started in the automotive industry at the Chevy store on Savannah Hwy before joining us as a Technology & Delivery Specialist in 2014. Promoted to sales in 2016, she remains one of our top producers on the sales floor. She and her husband live in Hollywood with their dog and have two grown children. While she enjoys time with her family, she also likes horseback riding, exercising and traveling.


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PAT WELSH
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Pat came to us from Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids Michigan where he worked from 1993-2002. He was born in Detroit and raised in California. He credits both of these places as well as having many family members in the automotive industry for his reasons of immersion into the "car culture". He joined Lexus of Charleston in 2006 and currently resides in West Ashley. He and his wife, Mary, have twin sons, Casey and Chris, along with a miniature Schnauzer, Sunny. When he is not spending time with them, he is traveling or boating on the rivers of Charleston.

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RAYMOND RHETT II
Sales & Leasing Consultant.
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A native to downtown Charleston, Raymond joined Lexus of Charleston in 2005 however, has been in the automotive industry for a little over 22 years cumulatively. To this day, he still resides downtown with his wife of 37+ years, Mildred. They have two grown children, Lacey and Raymond Rhett III and two grandchildren (Laila and Landon). When Raymond is not at work, he loves spending his free time with his family, singing in church or driving his LC500. 

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SAM ABY
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Sam originally began his career with Lexus in Pennsylvania in 1991. In 1996, Sam and his wife moved to Martha's Vineyard where he managed a home and auto caretaking business. Upon moving to Johns Island in 2006, Sam returned to the automotive sales industry with Lexus of Charleston. Sam and his wife, Terry, of 39+ years, still reside on Johns Island. When he is not at work, Sam enjoys cooking, woodworking and antiquing.

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SUMTER DE BRUX
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Sumter is a native to Charleston and currently resides in Mount Pleasant. He began with Lexus of Charleston in 2013. Sumter and his wife have two daughters and when he is not at work, you can find him surfing or fishing in the Lowcountry waterways.


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TERRANCE MIDDLETON
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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A native to Charleston, Terrance attended Summerville High School and currently resides in Summerville. He began his automotive career with Hendrick Automotive Group in 1997. He left for a brief stint but then decided to join Lexus of Charleston in May 2007. He has a beautiful daughter and cares for his mother. When Terrance finds downtime, he enjoys riding motorcycles, cooking, watching or attending sports events.

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TODD MORGAN
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Todd is originally from Fargo, North Dakota and attended North Dakota State University where he was a two-year football starter. Todd has an extensive sales background that spans 30 years. Prior to joining Lexus, he was a Commercial Sales Manager at the Mercedes Benz Vans. Todd currently resides in West Ashley with his wife, Pam. In his free time, Todd enjoys relaxing, traveling or spending time with his adult sons and his two dogs, Bailey and Remi.


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WILBUR WIGGINS
Sales & Leasing Consultant
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Wilbur joined the team in 2019 after many years in the corporate world working for McDonald's. He has an extensive background in customer service and uses it to the best of his ability to ensure a memorable experience for all of his guests. Wilbur resides in Adams Run and has many relatives including his mother, brothers, sister, uncle and grand-uncle to share in special moments. When he is not at work or with his family, he enjoys participating in philanthropic opportunities with his church and community.


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CATHY SIMERLY
Guest Services Agent

Cathy originally started in the Service Business Development Center at Rick Hendrick Dodge on Savannah Hwy until she joined Lexus in 2016. Currently she assists our Service Department and Guest Services along with our outreach programs with the Veteran Home on James Island. She resides on Johns Island with her husband, Rusty, her dog Winston and her son Ellis who now attends Pharmacy College in upstate New York. Cathy loves all things crafty along with gardening, floral arrangements, decorating, spending time with family and friends and community service.


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MARIA FABIAN
Guest Services Agent

Maria is native to Charleston and currently resides on Johns Island with her husband, their dog and two cats. Maria's father previously worked for Lexus and now is a Sales Manager at Volvo Cars of Charleston. In 2019, Maria joined Lexus as a Lot Porter, then moved into Technology and currently is our Guest Services Agent. When Maria is not at work, she loves going on a cruise, fishing or playing video games.


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MAXINE GOURDINE
Guest Services Agent


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JODIE BUTLER
Guest Services Agent

Jodie joined Lexus in September 2021 after working for a local maritime company. She is originally from Peapack, New Jersey and currently lives in North Charleston along with her brother, Marty. When Jodie is not busy assisting our guests at work, she is participating in water aerobics, water volleyball, kayaking or cooking.


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BRYAN FABIAN
Vehicle Photographer

Bryan is a Charleston native and currently enrolled in the National Academy of Sports Medicine program. Prior to joining our team, he worked with Environmental Express in a variety of roles including robotics, data analysis all the way up to Site Safety and Compliance Coordinator. Bryan joined us in 2021 as a Lot Porter, then moved into Technology and currently is our Vehicle Merchandising Photographer. When Bryan is not busy with classes or work, he enjoys working out, hanging with his dog Chiweenie, playing guitar and trail biking.


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DYLAN MULLINS
Sales Assistant
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Dylan is born & raised in Charleston and joined our team in 2021. His family has ties to the military on both sides and live all throughout the United States. Dylan has a specialized degree in Sound Engineering and Music production. During his free time, he spends it with family and friends, working on music or being outdoors.


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ALEX BOUSQUET
Sales Assistant
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Alex recently moved back to the Lowcountry from a stint in the Northeast - he missed his sweet tea terribly! He is originally from Charleston but spent the last decade traveling the U.S. and working in sports where he directed and produced multiple sports broadcasts at multiple levels. He joined our team in November 2021 as a Technology Specialist and currently assists the Pre-Owned Department with vehicle acquisitions and other various tasks. Outside of work, Alex enjoys working on and driving cars, photography, anything to do with the water, and spending time with family and friends.


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Technology Specialists

KAITLYN EICH
Technology Specialist
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Kaitlyn is originally from Ottawa, Illinois and currently resides in Moncks Corner. She was the General Manager of O2 Fitness in West Ashley until she joined our team in early 2021. She has a Communications degree and it comes in quite handy during her vehicle demonstrations of our guest's technology and safety features. She is our in-house dog fanatic and makes a point to visit each furry visitor when she is not hard at work. She is a mother to two young boys who keep her busy and on the days that she has free time, she likes to go to the pool or spend time with family and friends!


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KENNEDY ROGERS
Technology Specialist
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Kennedy is our newest teammate in Technology however, she feels like family since her mom, Teresa has been on our sales force for many years. Kennedy joined us in July 2022 after an extensive time in the Food & Beverage industry. She is originally from Charleston and currently resides in West Ashley with her cats, Mocha and Chino. When she wants to have fun, she goes out on the boat or hangs with her friends.


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FINANCE AND INSURANCE

ANDREW ROBINSON
Finance Manager
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Andrew begin his career in luxury auto sales over 16 years ago and has been working with Hendrick Automotive Group since 2011.  During that time he served as a salesperson, Internet Manager, Sales Manager, and Finance Manager.  Originally, from Lawton, Oklahoma, Andrew graduated from Miami University and has lived in Summerville, SC for the last two decades focused on raising his daughter, Lilli, and wrangling a menagerie of her pets including two golden retrievers, a cat, two lizards, two parakeets, and a snake!  Travelling to far-flung places is his escape.


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COLE BEAVER
Finance Manager
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Cole was born and raised in Goose Creek and earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Wingate University. Cole started his career in automotive as a Lot Porter at Hendrick Lexus Northlake in 2018. In 2020, he transferred to our store and quickly advanced from Lot Porter, to Salesperson, to F&I Manager in July 2022. Cole enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and time with family.


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ZEPHYR CHMURA
Finance Manager
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Zephyr earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from College of Charleston and a M.B.A from Coastal Carolina University. He worked many years in the banking industry until he moved to Johns Island from Myrtle Beach and joined Lexus in 2015. Zephyr and his wife, Renee, have been married for over 20 years. They have a daughter and two dogs and when he is not at work or home, he is at the gym, the beach or reading.


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Service Department

DARRYL FORT
Service Manager
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MARK DELEGGE
Reconditioning Manager
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MURIEL JENNINGS
Warranty Administrator
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BILL FERGUSON
Service Advisor
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CHASE FRASER
Service Advisor
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COLE RYMER
Service Advisor
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FLOYD PATTERSON
Service Advisor
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JARED YOUNG
Service Advisor
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KATHY HARMON
Service Advisor
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NICK JUDKINS
Service Advisor
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TAMARA TOBIN
Service Advisor
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ERIC JEFFERS
Diagnostic Specialist
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ANDREW CHIARELLI
Technician


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BRANDON KASTEN
Senior Certified Technician


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BRENDAN JONES
Senior Certified Technician


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BRIAN LACHEL
Master Certified Technician


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BRIAN LEJA
Master Certified Technician


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CHARLES KENDRICK
Master Certified Technician


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CHARLIE WOOTEN
Technician


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CHRIS SALTER
Technician


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EL HOLST
Master Certified Technician


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EVAN BALLENGER
Technician


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FRANK GIACOBE
Technician


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Technician


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JOE GILKERSON
Technician


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JOHNNY HARRELSON
Master Certified Technician


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JUSTIN WALKER
Technician


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ROB DENBLEYKER
Technician


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ROBERT LAZZARO
Master Certified Technician


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Technician


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Apprentice Technician


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CLARK FANNING
Service Lane Assistant


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PAIGE WHITTLE
Service Lane Assistant


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Service Cashier


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Dispatcher


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PARTS & ACCESSORIES TEAM

MATT FLYNN
Parts Manager
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BRIAN EDWARDS
Retail Parts
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CRYSTAL SHELTON
Wholesale Parts
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GEORGE WASHINGTON
Retail Parts
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Retail Parts
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ZACK GRIFFIN
Parts & Shipping Clerk


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Detail Department

JASON NELSON
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DAVID MIDDLETON
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THOMAS WRIGHT
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