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  • Chris George
    General Manager
    619-444-7200

    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.

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  • Tami Ashland
    Executive Agent
    619-444-7200 ext 1504

    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.

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  • Gerry Rich
    General Sales Manager
    619-444-7200

    Gerry Rich is our super talented General Sales Manager

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  • Armen Arakelian
    Service Director
    619-444-7200 ext 1101

    Armen is a great guy, he has worked here 8 years.

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  • Cody Stoecker
    Finance Director


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  • Bradley Hanson
    Parts Manager
    619-444-7200 ext 1151

    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.

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  • Michael Pridgeon
    Used Car Director
    m.pridgeon@goteamec.com

    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!

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  • Tommy Lee Roderick
    Sales Manager

    Tommy's got a haircut you can set your watch to.  I'm told he has a long storied military career, but my knowledge of previous wars pretty much starts and stops with Cupcake Wars on the Food Network and possibly the flannel insurrection in the late 90's.

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  • Hootan Hosseini
    Sales Manager
    619-444-7200 x1222

    Languages spoken:


    Farsi & English

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  • Johnny Luttrell
    Assistant Sales Manager


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  • Bashar Qustanteen
    Assistant Sales Manager
    619-444-7200

    Languages spoken:


    Arabic & English

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  • 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.  

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  • Gerald Ventura
    Finance Manager

    We call Gerald Ventura "Ace Ventura" because he once served over 10 Aces consecutively in a co-ed intramural Junior varsity Tennis league.  Also, he once was dealt a hand of four Aces during a underground poker tourney held at a senior convalescent home.  And when he was in middle school, he was top of his class with all straight A's.  Also, he hates Jim Carrey.

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  • Bryce Jurries
    Finance Manager
    619-444-7200 ext 1302

    Bryce can crack a walnut in his biceps - very strong guy.  Which is an amazing skill, and also the main reason why I eat peanuts.  I'm able to crack them open with my fingers!

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  • Christopher Galazen
    BDC Manager


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  • Alyssa Garcia
    Business Development Manager
    619-444-7200 ext 1603

    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!

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  • Miani Mahannah
    BDC Manager


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  • Carson Obadashian
    BDC


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  • Catherine Jones
    BDC Manager

    Catherine 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?

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  • Jessica Titus
    Business Development 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

     

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  • Jori Quenga
    Business Development Manager
    619-444-7200

    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.

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  • Cody Bostian
    BDC Manager


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  • Zoey McClain
    Receptionist


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  • Adam Wolf
    Interwebs consultant / Inventory Manager

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

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  • Alain Sebazco
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

    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!


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  • Blake Hitt
    Sales Consultant


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  • Emmanuel Garcia
    Sales Consultant


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  • Greg Banach
    Sales and Leasing Consultant
    619-444-7200

    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.

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  • Chris Espinosa


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  • Ishak Tayebi
    Sales Consultant

    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.)

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  • Jennifer Keys
    Business Development Manager
    619-444-7200

    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.

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  • Keelan Willison
    Sales Consultant


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  • Fadi Samuel


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  • Paul Tatum
    Sales Consultant


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  • Darrell Colson


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  • Joel Canales
    Sales


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  • Paul Thompson
    Sales Consultant


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  • William Turbitt
    Sales Consultant


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  • Stephanie Cain
    Lead Receptionist


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  • Kelly Fagan
    Receptionist


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  • Jaiden Pelley
    Receptionist


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  • Rhonda Ruthenberg
    Office Manager
    619 444 7200 ext 1501


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  • Jessica Castaneda
    DMV


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  • Debra Bejar
    Accounts Payable


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  • Georgina Payan
    Contracts Clerk


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  • Breanna Garcia
    Warranty clerk
    619-444-7200


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  • Sabrena Aguilar
    Admin Assistant


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  • Shelby Ruthenberg-Smith
    Inventory Clerk


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  • Zackary Wolfe
    Service CSI


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  • Vanessa Tavizon
    Receptionist


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  • Karli Medina
    Customer Service Investigator

    A dedicated CSI forensic investigator at the El Cajon Customer Service Lab.  Dedicated to solving customer service issues. 

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  • Cecily Paine
    Service BDC


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  • Adrian Garcia
    Used Cars


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  • Javier Alvarez
    Parts Counter


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  • Sergio Naranjo
    Parts Counter


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  • Veronica Rice
    Service Greeter


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  • Dennis Bye
    Service Advisor Extraordinaire
    619 444 7200 ext 1103

    Dennis Bye is currently a Service Advisor Extraordinaire, but his first job here at Team Kia 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"

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  • Jessica DeJurnett
    Service Advisor
    619-444-7200 ext 1102


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  • Solcamire Castro Hernandez
    Service Advisor


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  • William Carrasco
    Lead Mazda Technician


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  • Spencer George
    Service Technician


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  • Jonathan Schaffer
    Service Technician Team Leader
    619 444 7200


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  • Aaron Johnson
    Service Technician
    619 444 7200


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  • Duc Danny Du
    Service Technician
    619 444 7200

    Languages spoken:


    Vietnamese & English

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  • 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).

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  • John Sullivan
    Lube Tech Lead


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  • Yoshua Garcia
    Express Technician


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  • Isaias Ferrales
    Lead Lot Attendant


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  • Billy Aquiningoc
    Lot Attendant


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  • Connor George
    Lube Tech


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  • Arnulfo Rodriguez
    Quick Lube Technician
    619 444 7200


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  • Jared Clanton
    Service Team


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  • Miguel Ramirez
    Express Service Technician - Assistant Team Leader


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  • Antonio Williams
    Lube Tech


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  • Pablo Ramirez
    Lube Tech


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  • Vincent Zapata
    Quick Lube


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  • Peter Romero
    Lube Tech


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  • Nathan Romero
    Quick Lube


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  • Nico Estrada
    Lot Attendant


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  • Tyshaun Ponders
    Lot Attendant


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  • Anthony Saucedo-Valadez
    Lube Tech


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  • John Bankston
    PDI


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  • Uriel Barrios
    Lube Tech


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