Meet our Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Chris Whiten
    VP of Operations
    770-370-4900

    Chris originates from Bradenton, Fl. He started his automotive career here in Atlanta after attending Westmar College. He has been a member of the Jim Ellis Automotive group since 2012. 

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  • Steve Rotenstein
    General Manager
    770-370-3612

    Steve lives in Woodstock Ga. He's a Veteran of the US Navy and has had a 20+ year career in the automotive industry.

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  • Sandy Krekemeyer
    Controller
    770-370-4883

    With Jim Ellis since 1991.


    Sandy is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee. She started working for the Ellis family in 1991. 

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  • Erwin Lanier
    New Car Sales Manager
    770-370-3619


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  • Brian Norris
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    770-370-4900

    Brian has 20+ years experience in automotive management. He speaks fluent Spanish and his enthusiasm has proven to be infectious among our sales department. #sehablaespanol

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  • Frank Dickenson
    Sales Manager
    770-370-3601

    Frank is happily married with 7 children! He began his career with Jim Ellis as a member of the Sales Staff at one of our sister stores. He has recently been promoted to our Management staff and we are proud to have him as a part of our Volkswagen Family.

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  • Kevin Chung
    Finance Manager
    770-370-4900


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  • Curtis Wilson
    Finance Adviser
    770-370-4900

    Curtis is the newest member of our Finance team. Curtis is also a licensed pilot and takes advantage of every chance he gets to hit the sky!

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  • Matt Rock
    Director of Finance
    770-370-4900

    With Volkswagen since 2009.


    Matt is originally from Sarasota, Florida.

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  • Matt Hamby
    Service Director
    770-370-4900


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  • Charlie Kimsey
    Parts Manager
    770-370-4861

    With Volkswagen since 2002.


    Charlie is a Georgia boy from Marietta.

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  • Zeljka (Zee) Caradine
    Business Development Manager
    770-225-4813

    Zee us originally from Serbia and moved here with her family at the age of 13. She started at Jim Ellis Chevy in Chamblee over 4 years ago and joined the Jim Ellis VW family in 2015.

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  • Thomas Grimes
    Customer Experience Specialist
    770-370-4884

    Tom is a fantastic member of our Business Development team & customer relations department. Originally from California, Tom has been in the automotive industry for 7 years & now resides in Marietta.

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  • Lina Vallejo
    Business Development Rep.
    770-370-3618

    Lina is a valued member of our Business Development Team. She is originally from Colombia. She moved to New York when she was 8 years old. She has lived in Atlanta for the past 7 years. Se Habla Español!

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  • Todd Bradford
    VW Brand Specialist

    Todd Bradford has had a very interesting career. He's gone from a professional football player, to movie star, to retired WWE Wrestler know as Todd Champion and now we are grateful to have him as a member or our sales team.

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  • Erika Gregory
    Business Development Team
    770-370-4900


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  • Billy Atkinson
    Service BDC
    770-370-4891

    There isn't much Billy hasn't done in the automotive industry over the past 25 years!

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  • Alex Tsankov
    Volkswagen Experience Speicalist
    770-370-3622

    Alex is originally from Bulgaria. He is a VW enthusiast as well as a  single Dad to an adorable 5 year old daughter, Sofia. 

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  • Larry Fitzpatrick
    VW Brand Specialist
    770-370-4900

    Larry is a joyful member of our sales team. He has an honorable background as a member of the US Army and nearly 20 years in the automotive industry. 

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  • Shannon Brookshire
    VW Sales Specialist
    770-370-3615


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  • Keenan Jones
    Sales Associate
    770-370-4900


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  • Gem Baydemir
    VW Sales Experience Specialist
    770-370-4900

    Gem was born in Istanbul & but at the age of 19 he left his country to work as a Dining Waiter on Cruise Ships. He moved to Georgia in 2006 and has served in the Automotive Industry for 12 years. His love of helping people can be seen by the big smile on both his face and the faces of his happy Clients!

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  • Jose Vasquez
    VW Brand Specialist
    770-370-4900

    Jose is currently a USMC Reservist. His ability to speak fluent Spanish makes him a big asset to our sales team. #sehablaespanol 

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  • Raul Sanchez
    VW Brand Specialist
    770-370-3632

    With Volkswagen since 2014. 


    Raul is originally from Los Angles, California and he is a VW owner for over 3 years.

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  • Luke Bialas
    Sales Associate
    770-370-4900


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  • Oleg Robu
    VW Internet Sales
    770-370-3609

    With Volkswagen since 2014.

    Oleg is originally from Chisinay, Moldova.

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  • Clayton Hays
    Sales Associate
    770-370-4900


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  • Amanda Stacks
    VW Brand Specialist
    770-238-9909

    Amanda relocated from Charleston SC and joined the Jim Ellis Team as her passion for her clients surpasses all else. With 3 boys and a loving spouse she strives to bring the new addition to your family the Jim Ellis way.

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  • Rafael Sandoval
    Service Adviser
    770-370-4878

    Raphael's ability to speak fluent Spanish makes him an extremely valuable member of our service team. Se Habla Español

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  • Chad Gilbert
    VW Brand Sprcialist
    770-370-3619

    With Volkswagen since 2014.


    Chad is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he is a VW over for over 20 years.

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  • Kim Cox
    Service Advisor
    770-370-3617


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  • Karen Scott
    Warranty Administrator
    770-370-4880

    With Volkswagen since 2011.


    Karen is originally from Savannah, Georgia and she is a VW owner for over 17 years.

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  • Arianna Durham
    Service Advisor
    770-370-3634


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  • Gib McClure
    Technician
    770-370-4870

    With Jim Ellis since 1995.

    Has 26 years of auto tech experience, 19 with VW.

    Gib is originally from Marietta GA.

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  • Jeff Adams
    Technician
    770-370-4870

    With Jim Ellis since 2013. 

    Has 23 years of auto tech experience, 5 with VW. 

    Jeff is originally from New Hartford, Connecticut and is a VW owner for over 21 years.

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  • William Palmer
    Technician
    770-370-4870

    With Jim Ellis since 2012.

    Has 12 years of auto tech experience, all with VW.

    William is originally from Marietta, Georgia and is a VW owner for over 20 years.

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  • Kevin Hartley
    Technician
    770-370-4870

    With Jim Ellis since 2012.

    Has 8 years of auto tech experience, 3 with VW.

    Kevin is originally from Savannah, Georgia.

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  • Dustin Rhodes
    Technician
    770-370-4870

    With Jim Ellis since 2013.

    Has 3 years of auto tech experience, all with VW.

    Dustin is originally from Marietta, Georgia.

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  • Pam Elder
    Parts Advisor
    770-370-3630

    With Volkswagen since 2003.


    Pam is originally from Lithia Springs, Georgia.

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  • Sandra Hernandez
    Wholesale Parts
    770-370-4865


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  • Josh May
    Parts Advisor
    770-370-4862

    With Volkswagen since 2009.


    Josh is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Cameron Curley
    Parts Sales
    770-370-4862


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  • Jacob Puckett
    Wholesale Parts Assistant
    770-370-4685

    With Volkswagen since 2015.

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  • Cathy Tague
    Accounts Payable
    770-3704885

    With Volkswagen since 1995.


    Cathy is originally from Marietta, Georgia. 

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  • Brooke Mathis
    Accounts Payable
    770-370-4889

    With Volkswagen since 2012.


    Brooke is originally from Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Allison McGough
    Title Administrator
    770-370-4887

    With Volkswagen since 2014.


    Allison is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Shannon Mitchell
    Payroll & Accounting Clerk
    770-370-4886

    With Volkswagen since 2013.


    Shannon is originally from Ft. Valley, Georgia and is a VW owner for over 3 years.

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  • Mickey Patterson
    Employee Education Liason
    770-225-4837


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  • Kelly Buckner
    Cashier
    770-370-4900


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  • Erica McGinty
    770-370-4900


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  • Jay Worsham
    Photographer
    770-370-4900


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  • Lizzy Clark
    Receptionist
    770-370-4900


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  • Maureen Williams
    Receptionist
    770-370-4900


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  • Larry Hood
    Inventory Manager
    770-370-3616

    With Volkswagen since 2004.


    Larry is originally from Atlanta, Georgia.

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