Jim Ellis Automotive Group - Staff

Our product specialists are well-trained so that you can always expect the best! We have sales representatives that can speak and translate in English, French, Persian, Arabic, Spanish, Serbian, and Korean. We admire diversity here, and are happy to assist and overcome language barriers. 

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

Sales

Mike Boyd
General Manager


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Matt Rock
General Sales Manager

Matt has been in the automotive industry since 1997 and have been with the Ellis organization since 2008. He has done everything from sales, sales management,  to finance director. He absolutely enjoys people and providing exemplary service that is expected from all Jim Ellis employees. Being a family owned and operated business fits perfectly with the ideas that are most important to him. Come in and give Matt a visit. You will appreciate the "Jim Ellis experience."

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Ron Vega
Pre-owned Inventory Manager


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Michael Awolusi
Finance Manager


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Chris Turner
Finance Manager


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Bryson Smith
Kia Brand Specialist


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Larry Worley
Kia Brand Specialist


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Greg Landry
Kia Brand Specialist


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Carl Breeze
Kia Brand Specialist


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Jonessia White
Kia Brand Specialist


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Tracy McFadden
Kia Brand Specialist


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Alex Williams
Kia Brand Specialist

Alex is 46 years old and originally from Drew, Mississippi. He has been in Ga for over 15 years. Alex has been married for 20 years and looking forward to even more years. He loves what he does because he loves creating a great purchasing experience for everyone that comes in to see us. If you are having problems getting pre-approved, Alex is a seasoned salesperson that knows how to put a deal together!


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Jimmy Hendrix
Vehicle Brand Specialist


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James Wind
Kia Brand Specialist

James has been in the car industry for over 2 years now and thoroughly loves it. He is very much into cars as he modifies one of his own. He has lived in the Kennesaw area for many years and even graduated from Kell High School. He is very excited to be a part of the Jim Ellis family!


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Takin Arshad
Kia Brand Specialist

Takin is from Iran, and he came to the US a little over 2 1/2 years ago, and did not speak English, now he is very fluent in English. 

He attends Chattahooche Tech and works full time at Kia. 

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Brandon Pond
Kia Brand Specialist


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Zakaria Benabdesselam
Kia Brand Specialist

Zakaria is married and a father of 3 boys 25, 19 and 13. He moved to the U.S in 2009 from Morocco. He has 19 years of banking experience and he can speak French and Arabic!

 


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Lavar Frederick
Brand Specialist

Lavar Frederick has been in the car business for 7 years! He is from Brooklyn, NY. Fun fact about Lavar is that he went to the same high-school as Biggie and Jay-Z!

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Jannelle Angier
Receptionist


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Erika Gregory
BDC Agent

Erika has been in the car industry for 3 years and is currently getting her degree in business at Kennesaw State University. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and practicing taxidermy.

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David Grevious
Product Specialist

David came into the Jim Ellis family through acquisition so he's not sure if that means he is adopted or if he was married in. He moved to Georgia in 2017 from Washington DC and loves it here. He is excited to be a part of the Jim Ellis family!

 


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Zee Caradine
BDC Sales Manager

Zee has been with Jim ellis since 2013. She is married and a mother to a beautiful little girl. She was born in Croatia, but has been in the states since 1999. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. 

*fluent in Serbian and English

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Service

Chris Ford
Service Director
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Chris comes to Jim Ellis with 20 years of automotive experience. Prior to this career, he was an Infantry Soldier in the U.S. Army for 8 years and a civilian police officer for 5 years. He is also one of the inventors of the glue that goes on the back of sticky notes. Chris enjoys extreme sports including aerobatic flying in his airplane. When he is not doing extreme sports, you can find him practicing Hikaru Dorodango. 

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Chris Kittiphanh
Service Specialist


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Mark Lewis
Service Advisor


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Kelly Buckner
Service Cashier


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Camille Williams
Service Advisor


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Diana Bell
Service Advisor


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Joshua Keown
Master Tech

Joshua is a 36 year old Georgia resident born and raised. He has 3 wonderful children of his own and an equally wonderful step son. He has been in the automotive industry for 18 years from porter to parts manager and have currently been a career technician for 11 years. Joshua has been at Kia as a Exclusive Master Technician for the past 4 years. He can gladly say that he is excited for his future with the Jim Ellis Group and Jim Ellis Kia of Kennesaw.

 


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Noemie Trahan
Lube Tech


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Arturo Venzor Jr
Lube Tech


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Chris Csercsics
Service Tech

Chris currently a professional Service Tech Certified by Kia, and has the great pleasure of working alongside his younger brother everyday. He has been in Kennesaw, Georgia for a year now. He got his Kia Certification within 7 months and has been a technician for over 21 years. He was working on cars before he was even out of high school. 


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Scotty Elrod
Detail Manager


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Phylisha Price
BDC Service Agent
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Phylisha is from South Jamaica Queens, New York and a new mother to a beautiful baby girl. She has been in customer service for 5 years.

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Dee Tanner
Service Warranty Administrator


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Jason Dale
Service Advisor

Jason was born in south Florida, but was raised mostly in the metro Atlanta area. He is a happily married father of two adorable children. While he was a technician for most of his career, he has been an adviser for the last fifteen months. His diligent efforts have earned him the title as assistant manager in the near future. With twenty years of automotive experience, you are always in good hands with Jason. 


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Brittany Johnson
BDC Service Agent

Brittany is a fun and friendly personality. She is from Missouri but has been in Georgia for over 20 years! She has two beautiful daughters that are 4 and 7. She enjoys her family and being a make-up artist in her spare time.

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Parts

Sandra Hernandez
Wholesale Parts Specialist

Sandra has worked for Jim Ellis for over 6 years, but has been in the automotive industry for over 12 years!


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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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Taylor Robinson
Parts Associate


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Jessica Mulkey
Parts Manager

Jessica has been with Kia since 2016 and the Parts Manager here since November, however she's been in parts since 2012. She started out as a parts driver for O'Reilly Auto Parts and then worked her way up to Assistant Manager before coming to work for Kia. She is married with two stepdaughters (ages 4 & 8) and a 6 month old baby girl.


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Connor Dillon
Lot Porter

Connor is from New York City and grew up playing ice hockey. He enjoys all sports and loves Italian food. He has been in automotive for over a year now and is currently going to school for business. He plans to own his own business in the near future. 

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Emmanuel Vasquez
Parts Driver


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Mason Hellriegel
Parts Counter


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Accounting

Shantae Richardson
Title Clerk

Shantae is married with 4 adult children. She is from the state of Georgia with over 20+ years in the automotive industry and has been with Kia for almost 5 yrs. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, viewing tour homes, and shopping.


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Sandy Krekemeyer
Controller

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

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Hannah Parker
Accounting

Hannah moved to Georgia from Raleigh, N.C. in 2009. She is married with two young children and has been in the car business for 7 years!


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Ashley Jones
Administrative Assistant

Ashley is a mommy to a goofy and wild 3 year old boy. She is a triplet with 2 twin brothers and has been in the car business for 5 years.

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Marketing

Amber Turner
Marketing Coordinator

Amber grew up in Cartersville, GA and currently lives in Euharlee. She attends Kennesaw State University and is pursuing a degree in business.  


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