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Meet our Team


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  • Ryan McIntyre
    General Manager
    770-370-3612

    Ryan is a Georgia native and has been happily married for 3 years. He and his wife also have a puppy named Ruby that keeps them busy during their free time. Ryan also enjoys running and traveling. He has been a part of the Jim Ellis family full-time since 2007!

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  • Brad Chafin
    General Sales Manager
    770-370-4900

    Brad is a thirty-year veteran in the automotive industry. He has been with Volkswagen eight of those years. He is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is the proud father of his daughter, Mikenna. 


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  • Jaime Laverde
    Pre-owned Sales Manager
    770-370-4900

    Jaime has been in the automotive industry for just over twenty-five years. He is originally from Miami and is happily married with four beautiful daughters. 

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  • Chris Phillips
    Finance Manager
    770-370-3636

    Chris has been in the automotive industry for fourteen years. He has been with Volkswagen in total for ten years. He resides in Smyrna with his wife and two beautiful girls. He is also an avid golfer in his spare time. 

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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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  • Dan Wicker
    Parts Director

    Dan Wicker is a proud father of two who lives in Woodstock. He has been with Jim Ellis since summer of 2017, but has been in the dealer parts industry since 2003. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, sports, Formula 1 racing, and all types of music except country.

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  • Kevin Chung
    Finance Manager
    770-370-4900

    Kevin moved to Atlanta in 2002 from Chicago and has been in the automotive industry for more than 10+ years! In his free time Kevin enjoys playing golf. 

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  • Curtis Wilson
    Finance Advisor
    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 Hamby
    Service Director
    770-370-4871

    Matt is a Georgia native, born and raised in Marietta. He is married and a proud father of two. He enjoys auto-racing, riding his UTV, and Disney world. He has been in the automotive business since 1993!

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  • Charlie Kimsey
    Assistant Parts Manager
    770-370-4861

    Charlie has been with VW since 2002. He was born and raised in Georgia. 

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  • Shannon Warren
    Internet Sales Manager
    770-370-4870

    Shannon has been in the automotive industry for eight years. She has been with VW since 2017 and favors the classic VW Beetle. She is the mother to an adorable five-month old little boy.

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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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  • Keenan Jones
    Sales Associate
    770-370-4900

    Keenan has been in the car business for 15 years. Father of 5 (1 girl and 4 boys). He truly loves working with people and has come to realize how vital customer relationships are is in the preparation of achieving success in all endeavors. Family is most important to him! It is with the same passion and innovation that he has had a Retired Realtor and Sales Manager. He hopes to bring these exemplary skills to your buying experience.

     


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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 A Vazquez
    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 Angeles, California and he is a VW owner for over 3 years.

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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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  • Todd Brafford
    VW Brand Specialist

    Todd Brafford 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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  • Gary Mollere
    Brand Specialist

    Gary is originally from New Orleans, and moved to the Atlanta area in 1992. After a long career with IBM as a consultant, he's thrilled to join the Jim Ellis team to provide the best customer service in the metro area. Gary is happily married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar and cooking.

     


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  • Zach Boyanton
    VW Brand Specialist

    Zach is from Canton, Ga, and was in the Army for 4 years! He has been in the car business for 6 years and loves it! In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, and loves to cook! Come see Zach for any of your car buying needs!

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  • Clayton Hays
    Sales Associate
    770-370-4900

    Clayton is from Saint Simons Island and has worked for Volkswagen for 3 years.

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  • Demarkus Tate
    Service Advisor
    7703704877

    Demarcus is originally from Gastonia, NC! He has two daughters 10 and 3. He enjoys watching sports, working out and spending time with friends! Come see Demarcus with any of your service needs!

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  • Rafael Sandoval
    Assistant Service Manager
    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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  • 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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  • Billy Atkinson
    Customer Experience Specialist
    770-370-4831

    Billy is a long-time car guy. He first worked with Volkswagen in 1975. He has experience with Chevrolet, VW, Mazda, Porsche, Audi, Kia, and Hyundai. You could say cars are his thing I guess! 

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  • Arianna Durham
    Service Advisor
    770-370-3634

    Arianna has been with VW since 2017. However, with her family being heavily involved in automotive, she has been surrounded by the industry her whole life. She has two adorable puppies that keep her busy outside of work. 

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  • Steve Garvey
    Service Advisor

    Steve has worked in the automotive industry for eleven years. Several years in that time-frame was devoted to high-line and luxury brands. His favorite VW is the GTI due to its' sport performance and manual transmission. He is the proud father of six children. He enjoys fishing and golfing when he is not writing service.

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  • Maureen Williams
    BDC Service Agent


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  • Kira Stafford
    Internet Sales Agent
    770-370-4870

    Kira was born, raised, and graduated from Kennesaw State University in Psychology. She hasn't left Kennesaw as she is newly happily married with a new house in Kennesaw. In her spare time she loves reading, playing video games, hanging out with friends and family, studying Japanese culture, and most of all spoiling her black cat Fuzzy.


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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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  • 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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  • Rob Snow
    Certified Tech

    Rob has been in the automotive industry for fifteen years, He enjoys retro video games. As a many of many talents, he is also starting a band. 

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  • Adam Gilham
    Express Tech

    He has been in the automotive industry for two years and is currently training diligently to expand is Volkswagen knowledge.  He enjoys travel and has previously worked in a circus. He has hidden talents including but not limited to, stilt walking, juggling, and even uni-cycling.

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  • Patrick Kelsey
    Certified Tech


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  • Noel Morales
    Certified Tech

    He has been in the automotive industry for two years. His favorite VW is the GTI due to its' level of performance.

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  • Pam Elder
    Wholesale Parts Consultant
    770-370-3630

    Pam is from Douglasville, Ga. She has 15 years of experience with Volkwagen and Audi. She has been with Jim Ellis since 2003! 



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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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  • 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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  • Erica Beeler
    Title Administrator

    Erica is from Macon, Ga. She has been working for the Jim Ellis family since 2016 and she has been married since 2017. In her free time, she paints and participates in local art markets.


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  • Shannon Mitchell
    Office/HR Manager
    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

    Mickey has been employed with Jim Ellis since August 2011.

    She is a Acworth,Ga native, and now lives on Red Top Mountain. She has two grown sons both employed at Jim Ellis. Mickey is married with 4 furry babies, and loves the beach and the mountains! 


     


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  • Kate Crockett
    Internet Sales Agent

    Kate is 21 years old and has two dogs and a cat. She attends college for criminal justice in psychology!

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  • Jay Worsham
    Photographer
    770-370-4900

    Jay lives in Waleska, GA with his wife and 3 of their 4 sons.  He brings 25 years of professional photographic experience to the Jim Ellis family.


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  • Alyssa MacQueen
    Photographer

    Alyssa graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in photography. She is so passionate about the subject, she actually owns her own photography business outside of Jim Ellis. She is originally from Chicago and has just gotten engaged this year! 

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  • Lizzy Clark
    Accounting Clerk
    770-370-4900

    Lizzy is from Clarksville, Tennessee and is a proud dog mom of 2! She just got promoted to the Accounting department!

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  • Michelle Bringhurst
    Receptionist

    Michelle is originally from New Jersey and now currently resides in Dallas, Ga. She started her receptionist position at Jim Ellis Volvo in Marietta in 2017, has been with Volkswagen family since February!

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