Staff


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Executive

Wesley Ellis
Vice President
770-458-6811


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Eric Kim
General Manager/VW VEST Certified
770-234-8127

Eric was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He moved to Northbrook, Illinois with his parents at the age of 17. After graduating from Oakton College in 2007, he moved to Atlanta and has lived here ever since. He began his automotive career in 2007 and has been working for Jim Ellis since 2009. During his time in the automotive industry, he had worked as a Sales Assistant, Sales Consultant, Business Manager, Pre-Owned Manager and is currently our General Manager. When Eric is not at work he enjoys golfing, traveling, fishing and weekend cookouts with his friends and family.  Eric loves dogs and is currently working on his wife's approval to get a Doberman. Eric loves the Volkswagen brand but if he had to pick a favorite it would be the Touareg TDI which he currently owns.

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Deanna Rice
Controller
770-458-6811

Deanna was born in Pennsylvania but lived most of her life in Texas.  She moved to Atlanta in 2010 and started at Jim Ellis in 2012.  She has worked in the automobile industry since 1989 and has loved every second of it!

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Marketing

Hayden Francis
Digital Content Coordinator

Hayden was born and raised in Snellville, GA. She graduated from Newberry College with a Communications degree in 2018. She participated in colligate cross country and track. Now, she still continues running daily and is looking forward to her first marathon in 2020. Hayden has been working for Jim Ellis for a year. She enjoys taking pictures and working with cars every day. When she is not at work, Hayden enjoys shopping, trying new restaurants, running, and spending time with friends and family.  If she could have any VW, she would want an R-Line Tiguan. 

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Reynolds Schaive
Client Communications Manager
770-234-8055

Reynolds is from Columbus, GA. She loves her dog Billie. Her favorite VW is the Jetta. 

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Rianne Mueller
Co-op Claims Account Manger

Rianne is from Gainesville, GA. She has only been in the automotive industry for a year now but is learning every day and really enjoying it! Her favorite VW model is the Jetta. A fun fact about Rianne - She has two adorable fluffy rescue Huskies! 

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Sales Department

Mike Martucci
New Car Sales Manager/VW Master Certified
770-234-8043

Michael was born in Milford, Massachusetts and grew up in Boca Raton, Florida. He has been in the automotive industry since 2005. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, doing yard work, and driving. His favorite Volkswagen is the 2004 R32.

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Robby Boleman
Pre-Owned Sales Mgr./VW Master Certified
770-234-8047

Robby was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee but moved to Georgia when he was 6. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing from the University of West Georgia. Robby started working for Jim Ellis in 2003 as a Sales Consultant. Robby is an avid boater and sports enthusiast. He is a huge Auburn Tigers and Atlanta Falcons fan. He currently owns a Touareg Executive, which also happens to be his favorite VW model. In his spare time, Robby enjoys spending time with his friends and family. His two-year old son keeps him very busy!

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Michael Landin
Sales Manager
770-234-5644

Michael was born in Belleville, New Jersey and grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey. He has been in the automotive industry since 2002. In 2005, Michael moved to Atlanta and started working at Jim Ellis Volkswagen in 2012. In his free time, Michael loves to spend time with his wife and two kids. He is a major foodie and is always looking for new restaurants to try. Michael's favorite VW is a 2017 Golf. 

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Ed Holt
BDC Manager
770-234-8069

Ed is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina but has lived in Gwinnett County since 1989. He started his automotive career working in a dealership detail department throughout high school and college. He worked and played collegiate soccer while studying for his degree in Graphic Arts Management. After college, he took a break from the automotive industry but returned in 1996. Ed's first car was a 1964 VW Beetle and then a 1973 VW Super Beetle (Headers-fat tires and mag wheels) he was an early tuner! Now, he enjoys cruising to work in his VW CC. Ed spends his time away from work with his wife, 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws and his 2 rescue pups. He loves watching any and all outdoor sports (Go Braves!) and grilling on his patio. 

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Brian Bolton
Loyalty Manager
770-234-8517

Brian is originally from Chicago, Illinois but has lived in Atlanta for many years. Brian graduated from Akers Technical Institute in 1989 and went on to work for his family tax business. After 7 years of working there, Brian moved to the automotive industry in 1996. With over 23 years in this industry Brian is a veteran with a proven track record of success in selling and excellent customer service and satisfaction. What he loves the most about his career is seeing that smile and joy from his customers. Brian's favorite VW is the Golf R. He Loves Sports, traveling, and music!                                                         

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Karl Jiram
Business Director/VW Master Certified
770-234-8049

Karl was born and raised in Miami, FL. He graduated from FIU with a degree in Architecture. Karl is married to his best friend and they spent a month in Europe for their honeymoon. Karl and his wife moved to Atlanta in 2008. They were then blessed with their daughter and son. Karl started working for Jim Ellis in 2013. When he is not at work, he spends his time with his family as well was designing and working on his home. His favorite Volkswagen is the Atlas Tanoak Truck. 

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Lance Jeter
Business Manager/VW Certified
770-234-8046

Lance is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, the city of champions. Go Patriots! He moved to Atlanta 7 years ago to be closer to his 3 daughters. He entered the automotive industry in 2010 with a sales position. He has been in love with VW as a brand since his first car purchase 20 years ago which was a 1995 GTI. When Lance is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters as well as staying fit.

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Jocelyn Peterson
Business Manager
770-234-8035

Jocelyn was born in Manila, Philippines. She is a Halloween baby. Jocelyn has attended schools in Manila, Singapore, Malta, and Florida. She finished at the University of South Florida with a major in Chemical Calculations and minor in Business Finance. Jocelyn is an empty nester and single mom of two college students attending Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She retired from Jim Ellis Automotive in late 1990s and has since returned as a Business Manager for Jim Ellis VW in Chamblee. Jocelyn a workaholic and shopaholic! Her favorite VW is her Beetle convertible that she loves to ride around with the top down!

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Dee Dee Banks
Inventory Manager
770-234-8113

Dee Dee is originally from New Orleans, LA. She moved to Atlanta when her father, who worked for Volkswagen, was transferred here. She has followed in his footsteps and has worked for Volkswagen since 1988. Dee Dee have been married for 22 years and has a son who is 20. She is an animal lover and enjoys reading. Dee Dee's favorite VW is a 2014 Beetle R-line, Reef Blue and Manual transmission (of course).

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Alex Sosnovsky
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW Master Certified
770-234-8079


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Anna Loerke
Internet Sales Consultant
770-234-8197

Anna has worked in the automotive industry for 8 years. Her favorite VW is the Tiguan. Outside of work, Anna enjoys traveling, eating out, and reading.

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Diego Morales
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW VEST Certified
770-234-4796

Diego is from Atlanta, GA. His first car was a Volkswagen Golf and he has driven VWs since. While he absolutely loved his first car, his dream VW is a Golf R. 

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Jessica Atkins
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW Certified
770-234-8052

Jessica was born in Louisiana and raised in Atlanta. She has spent most of her life in sales.  Her passion for sales started in real estate when she was 19. From there, she spent time in retail management and accessory design.  When she is not working, Jessica enjoys sci-fi books and movies, hiking, attending festivals and enjoying the fabulous cuisine that Atlanta has to offer.  Jessica believes in people and enjoys assisting them in achieving their goals.  Her favorite car is the VW Jetta; cool, fun and practical!

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Jimmy Yim
Sales and Leasing Consultant
770-234-4797

Jimmy was born in South Korea and grew up in Germany. Before moving to America, Jimmy worked as a tour guide in Europe for many years. He loves to meet new people and talk about travel. After moving to America, he started working in the automotive industry and hasn't looked back since. 

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Kameyah Ransom
Internet Sales Consultant
770-234-8499

Kameyah was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She moved to Atlanta with her mom when she was 16 and she has been in the automotive industry since 2016. Kameyah is a pescatarian. Her hobbies are working on cars, traveling, and trying out new restaurants. Her favorite VW model is a Jetta GLI.

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Katharine Peterson
Leasing and Finance Transition Consultant
770-234-8130

Katharine was born and raised in Snellville, GA. She has been with Jim Ellis Volkswagen since 2016. When she is not at work, Katharine loves to spend time with her two dogs and try out new vegan recipes. Her favorite VW is a 1970s Camper Van.

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Marco Calvo
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW VEST Certified
770-234-8077

Marco was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. When Marco is not at work, he enjoys boxing and working on cars. His favorite VW is the Golf R32. 

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Millo Antola
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW VEST Certified
770-234-8131

Millo was born in  Lima, Peru. He received a B.S. in Economics from the Universidad de Lima. In 1992, he moved to the United States. Millo lived in  Los Angeles, CA, for several years and worked as an executive in the Entertainment Industry for Saban Entertainment, Alliance Atlantis and  E! Entertainment among others. His marriage and career path eventually lead him to the automotive industry.  He started his automotive career working with TDI Buybacks and then joined VW's Sales team. Millo's first VW was a 5 speed '92 VW Corrado G60  (awesome ride). Now, he enjoys cruising to work in his VW Golf Sportwagen TDI and (when allowed) in his wife's VW Touareg Executive  TDI. Millo spends his time away from work with his wife of 20 years, his 9 year old  daughter and 2 rescue dogs- Chico the Chihuahua and Zoe the Golden Retriever. He also enjoys cooking gourmet meals such as risotto ai funghi,   always with a good Amarone or Barolo. 

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Phil Coleman
Fleet Manager/VW Master Certified
770-234-8039

Phil was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. In the mid-70's, Phil started his automotive career at a local shop. He moved to Atlanta in 1981 and went to work for NOPI (Number One Parts Incorporated) in 1982. On November 7, 1983, Phil began working for Jim Ellis in the parts department. He won several awards in the parts department then moved to sales in 1991. Since moving to sales, Phil has been awarded Top 100 Sales in the US and #1 Sales in the Southeast Region several times. He has loved working for the Jim Ellis family over the years and has met some very cool people that have made even better friends. Phil not only loves working for Jim Ellis but particularly loves the Volkswagen brand. He currently drives a Jetta Wagon and his wife drives a custom hot pink Beetle. When Phil is not at work, he enjoys being outdoors, going to the beach, trying new restaurants and spending time with his family.

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Rachel Shoap
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW VEST Certified
770-234-8037

Rachel was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up in Midtown Atlanta. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Public Relations. Rachel loves   traveling, learning languages and learning about different cultures. She has been selling cars for less that a year and absolutely loves it. 

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Shelby Kidwell
Internet Sales Agent
770-234-8087


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Steven Saladino
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW VEST Certified
770-234-8068

Steven was born in Smithtown, NY. He worked in south Florida for 5 years as a Paramedic, then moved up to Atlanta in 2018.  Married with two kids, he loves to get outside to go hiking, fishing, and boating. VW is very much a nostalgic brand for him. One of his earliest memories is riding around in his grandfather's Karmann Ghia. 

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Torre Solomon
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW VEST Certified
770-234-7967


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Tylor Woolson
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW Certified
770-234-4796

Tylor is originally from Illinois but moved down to Georgia in 2015. He recently moved from Augusta, GA to Atlanta and started working for Jim Ellis. He owns a completely custom 20th edition GTI in Black Magic Pearl. In his free time, Tylor enjoys spending time with his friends and playing bass guitar.

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Zoe Ray
Sales and Leasing Consultant/VW VEST Certified
770-234-8041

Zoe was born in Stuttgart, Germany but raised in Florida. She relocated to Atlanta just over 3 years ago and joined the VW team in September of 2017. Zoe has been a VW enthusiast since she purchased her first VW in 2009. She is lovingly called the Jetta queen. She is a passionate owner of her 2015 SEL TDI and is well-known for her frequent road trips-typically clocking over 25000 miles a year! Zoë was even been able to purchase her first home in April of 2019. 

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Aaron Vantrees
Sales Porter
770-458-6811

Aaron was born and raised in Atlanta. He joined the Jim Ellis family in the summer of 2019 as a porter. Aaron assists in transporting vehicles to clean-up and photography, as well as collaborating over vendors and sales team members in locating vehicles for customers. His responsibilities also include assisting in keeping inventory organized and updated with the Inventory Manager. Aaron is skilled with Fine Arts and 3D arts in the entertainment industry. He hopes of one day to build his own game for all to play. 

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Jacob Hackney
Sales Porter
770-458-6811

Jacob is from Gainesville, GA. He has worked for Jim Ellis since 2017. When he is not at work, Jacob enjoys playing sports, watching movies and attending concerts. His favorite VW is a Golf R. 

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Jario Menendez
Sales Porter
770-458-6811

Jario was born and raised in El Salavdor. He moved to the United States in 1987. He has been working for Jim Ellis for 18 years. His favorite VW is a Golf R32. 

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Kesha Ford
Sales Porter
770-458-6811

Kesha grew up in Atlanta, GA. She graduated at Henry W. Grady High School in 2008. In 2016, she started working in the automotive industry and then started Jim Ellis Automotive Group September 2018. She started as a Service Porter and is now a New Car Porter at Jim Ellis University.

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Rashad White
Sales Porter
770-458-6811

Rashad was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He has been in the automotive industry since 2002. In his free time, Rashad enjoys spending time with family and friends, producing music, and photography. When it comes to sports, he loves all Georgia professional and college teams. Rashad's favorite VW is the 1985 Scirocco. 

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Samantha Woodard
Receptionist
770-458-6811


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Willie Wright
Detailer
770-458-6811

Willie is one of the first ever Jim Ellis employees. He has been with the company since the doors to the first dealership, Jim Ellis Volkswagen of Chamblee, opened back in 1971. Throughout his years with the company, Willie has cleaned thousands of cars. He cares about everyone he comes into contact with and always has a smile on his face. Willie has always had strong family values which is part of the reason he loves working for the Ellis family. Both of Willie's brothers have worked with him at Jim Ellis Volkswagen. His brother, Lonnie, still works in our Parts Department. In his free time, Willie enjoys working on his 55' Chevy Belair and old Ford truck. Willie has owned a few VWs but his all time favorite is his green 1970 Beetle.   

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Service Department

Tony Shoaf
Service Manager
770-234-8047

Tony is originally from Salisbury, North Carolina. He moved to Georgia in 1969. Tony has been married for 36 years to his wife, Kay. They have a son named Brent and 5 rescue dogs. Never a dull moment around their house. When Tony is not at work, he enjoys fishing and spending time at the beach. While new with the Jim Ellis family, Tony has been in the automotive industry since 1976. His favorite VW is 2019 Atlas.

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Paul Lorenzen
Service Technical Manager
770-234-8047


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Rose Shuck
Assistant Service Manager
770-234-8058

Rose Shuck was born in Bronx, New York and has a Puerto Rican background. She has been in the automotive industry for 10 years. Fun fact: Rose proudly pertains to Dan Lucas top fuel alcohol dragster NHRA race team.

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Ace Rodriguez
Service Advisor
770-234-8064


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Ryan Barry
Service Advisor
770-234-8194

Ryan is originally from Atlanta, GA. He has been in the automotive industry since 2013 and has worked for Jim Ellis since 2017. When he's not at work, Ryan enjoys playing golf and men's softball as well as watching Alabama football and the Braves. His favorite VW is the Amarok. 

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Scott Croston
Service Advisor
770-234-8060

Scott Croston is a Master Certified Service Advisor. He has been with Jim Ellis since 2002, joining the VW team in 2004. Scott's love for automobiles began as a child in Michigan. From classic cars, to muscle cars, to race cars, he loves them all. His knack for memorizing facts about them fits well with his career path in the automotive business. His career path took him form selling cars in Augusta, GA to Finance Manager in Neenah WI, before returning to GA and working for Jim Ellis. He incorporates the knowledge he has gained after 24 years in the business to best assist his clients. His goal is to make customers feel well taken care of every time they walk into Jim Ellis Volkswagen. When not at work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. His favorite vacation destination is Walt Disney World (even his name badge says so) and usually where you can find him on his days off. Hobbies include anything and everything Disney, art, collecting Vans, and rooting for the Michigan State Spartans. #GOGREEN 

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Will Williams
Service Advisor
770-234-8061

Will was born and raised in Saint Simons Island, GA. He loves working with Voljswagens and his favorite is a 2019 manual Jetta GLI. When he is not at work, Will enjoys riding his bike and motorcycle as well as watching football. His favorite football teams are the University of Texas (Hook Em!) and the Raiders. 

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Amos Bell
Technician

Amos has lived in Atlanta, GA his whole life. He loves working on cars so much he even does it outside of work. His favorite VW is a MK4 R32.

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Anderson Borjas-Mendez
Technician

Anderson is Venezuela native. He moved to the United States in 2016. He became a technician in 2005 and has worked in automotive since. Anderson joined the Jim Ellis family in 2018. He loves having the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and expand his professional career. His favorite VW is the Beetle. It was the first car he ever worked on with his father and he has loved it since. Anderson's favorite sport is baseball and he loves to play baseball with his children. He loves alternative rock and Latin music. In his free time, Anderson loves to spend time with his wife, little princess and son. 

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Andre Harlow
Technician

Andre is originally from Syracuse, NY. He is married with one son. His wife also works as a technician at another Jim Ellis dealership. Andre's favorite VW is a 2018 Atlas. 

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Andrew Szivos
Technician


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Breon Ogletree
Technician

Breon was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. When he's not at work he enjoys watching sports, specifically pro football. Andre's favorite team is the Buccaneers and his favorite VW is the CC.

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CT Terrell
Technician


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Carlos Contreas
Technician


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Cesar Linares
Technician

Cesar is originally from California. He loves his Dachshund named Takumi. His favorite VW is a GTI. 

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Chuck Banks
Technician

Chuck was born and raised in Decatur, GA. He has been a technician with VW for 17 years. Chuck has had a passion for Volkswagen his whole life. His favorite model is his old 1965 Beetle that he named Fritz. In his free time, Chuck likes to watch football. He is a huge Saints fan. Chuck has been married for 22 years and has a 20 year old son. 

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Cody Chheng
Technician


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David Henao
Technician

David was born in Columbia. His favorite VW is the GTI. 

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Geovanny Padillia-Diaz
Technician

Geo is originally from Mexico. His favorite thing to do outside of work is work on his MK4 Jetta. However, his all time favorite VW is the MK3 Jetta. 

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German Soto
Technician

German was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Connecticut. He has been married for 22 years and loves to run half marathons with his wife. His favorite team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his favorite VW is the MK3 Jetta. 

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Harry Simmons
Technician

Harry is from Suwanee, GA. He has worked at Jim Ellis for 16 years. He has owned many VWs but his all time favorite is the turbo MK4 R32. 

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John Banks
Technician

John has been working for VW since 2006. He currently owns a fleet of 3 Volkswagens that is made up of MK3 and MK4 Jettas. In his free time, John enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. 

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Justin Robbins
Technician


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Leo Cabreja
Technician

Leo is originally from the Dominican Republic. He has worked in automotive for 20 years and has worked with Jim Ellis for 3 years. Through his work in automotive, Leo has become a Master Technician. His favorite Volkswagen is a Passat.

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Raybic Molina
Technician

Raybic was born and raised in Mexico. His favorite VW is the GTI.

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Raynier Rodriguez
Technician

Raynier is originally from Venesula. He recently moved to America and started working for Jim Ellis. His favorite VW is the Touareg. 

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Scott Kuehl
Internal Service Advisor

Scott has 36 years of automotive experience and has worked for Jim Ellis since 2014. 

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Terry Baker
Technician


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Tony Sisavath
Technician


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Christopher Conway
Warranty Administrator
770-936-5537

Christopher is an Atlanta native. He graduated from Southern Technical Institute with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He has been with the Jim Ellis Automotive group since 2015, first as a service adviser and now as Warranty Administrator. Christopher and his partner of over 25 years enjoy traveling. They have visited over a dozen countries so far. They are also big car enthusiasts and have had several collectible cars over the years. They currently have six in their fleet. Christopher can't name a favorite car, he likes them all.

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Desirae Smith
Cashier
770-936-5537

Desirae is originally from Seaford, Delaware but spent majority of her life in Atlanta, Georgia. Fresh out of high school, she joined the Volkswagen Family in 2014 and been apart of the company since. Desirae enjoys spending her time outdoors and most importantly with her boyfriend who is also her high school sweetheart.

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Donnie Smith
Service Valet
770-936-5537

Donnie is from Newnan, GA. He has worked for Jim Ellis for 5 years. When Donnie is not at work, he enjoys watching basketball and football, especially the Falcons. His favorite VW is the GTI. 

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Jeff Oliver
Service Appointment Coordinator
770-234-8192

Jeff is from Atlanta, GA. He has been in the Automotive Industry since 2015. He has a huge passion for Volkswagen, and has owned many over the years. His favorite Volkswagen model is the new 2019 Jetta. Jeff enjoys hiking, camping and traveling in his free time. Most of all he enjoys coming home to his 3 fur-children after an adventurous day of work!

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Seth Howell
Service Concierge
770-936-5537

Seth is an Atlanta native, has been working in the automotive business since 2016. He joined VW  Atlanta in 2018 as a driver. When meeting with clients, Seth  strives to create the best customer experience possible by offering his clients complete transparency and focusing on each of their individual needs. He loves to make people laugh with his fantastic sense of humor and is a huge fan of acting. He was a zombie on "The Walking Dead."  He also loves music, photography and hiking. His favorite Volkswagen car is the GTI 6 speed. 

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Werley Durand
Service Valet
770-936-5537

Werley was born and raised in Haiti. He is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in History at Georgia Gwinnett College. He is an aspiring EV technician and loves electric cars. 

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Parts Department

Rudy Malaver
Parts Manager
770-234-8033


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Hunter Gwin
Parts Specialist
770-234-8033

Hunter is originally from Birmingham, AL. He has worked at Jim Ellis for 5 years. He is a huge Atlanta United fan and attends as many games as he can during the season. Hunter's favorite VW is the GTI. 

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Jarrod Groceman
Wholesale Parts Specialist
770-454-7711

Jarrod is originally from the Midwest and moved to Atlanta in 2013. He has worked for Volkswagen since 2008. He loves his job because of the cool people you get to meet and cool cars you get to see on a daily basis. Jarrod is a huge motorsports fan and participates in drifitng with his free time. 

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Jessica Decareaux
Wholesale Parts Specialist
770-454-7711


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Joseph Espinoza
Wholesale Parts Specialist
770-454-7711

Joseph is originally from Texas. In a combination of parts and service, he has been working in the automotive industry for over 15 years. There is still much more to learn. His favorite two VW models (not available in the USA) are the Saveiro Cross and the Golf Country. When he is not at work, Joseph's hobbies include working on cars or anything with an engine or moving mechanical parts, any outdoor sporting and activities, watching movies, and indoor/outdoor cooking (preferably grilling).

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Mark Conley
Parts Specialist
770-454-7711

Mark is originally form Canton, OH. He has worked for Jim Ellis VW for 16 years. Mark's favorite VW is a GTI. 

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Mike Goolsby
Parts Specialist
770-454-7711


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DeAndre Haye
Parts Shipping and Receiving
770-454-7711

Deandre is originally from San Diego, CA. He has worked at Jim Ellis for 4 years. His favorite VW is the GTI. 

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Erich Pabst
Parts Shipping and Receiving
770-454-7711

Erich was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He has been working for Jim Ellis for 40 years. His favorite VW is the Dune Beetle. 

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Jose Perez
Parts Shipping and Receiving
770-454-7711

Jose is orginally from Atlanta, GA. His favorite VW is the GTI. 

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Skye LaValley
Parts Driver
770-454-7711

Skye is from Anchorage, Alaska. She has been in the automotive industry for 2 years. Her favorite VW is the turbo Beetle. 

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Administration

Jessica Newsome
Office Manager
770-234-7905

Jessica was born in Condado, PR and raised in Miami, FL. The automotive industry is all she knows and it all started here with Jim Ellis. Jessica started with Jim Ellis in 2011 and has worked her way up to be the VW Office Manager. She loves being part of the Jim Ellis family! If she had to pick her favorite VW, it would definitely be the Beetle. Ever since she was little, she has thought those were the cutest cars. When she is not at work, Jessica loves spending time with her family and going to the beach. 

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Jack Phillips
Accounting Clerk
770-458-6811


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Jackie Sims
Accounts Payable
770-458-6811


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Michelle South
New Car Billing
770-234-5643


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Pamela Lewallen
Billing Clerk
770-458-6811

Pam is from Sweetwater, TN (Go Vols!). After 30 years in the healthcare field, she began working for Jim Ellis in 2013. She moved to Atlanta to be closer to her two sons and has been a part of the accounting team ever since. Pam loves coming to work and is always a team player. She is always eager to learn and take on new challenges. When Pam is not at work, she enjoys walking her English Springer Spaniel, Darlene Dixie. Pam loves the outdoors, camping and travel. Estes Park, Colorado is her favorite place. Pam loves the many of our VWs but if she had to pick her favorite, it would be a convertible Beetle. 

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Perla Villalom
Billing Clerk
770-458-6811

Perla is from Guanajuato, Mexico. She moved to Georgia in 1999 and has been working in the automotive industry for 8 years.

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Petra Brown
Accounting Clerk
770-458-6811

Petra was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Asbury Park, NJ. She moved to Georgia in 2005.

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Seth Ervin
Accounting Clerk
770-458-6811

Seth has grown up in Atlanta, GA and currently attends Johns Creek High School.When he is not at work, Seth enjoys automotive photography. His all time favorite VW is the Golf R. 

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Tiffany Mapps
Title Clerk
770-458-6811

Tiffany has been a title clerk for 8 years. Her favorite VW is an Atlas. 

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