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. 


Michael Johnson
General Manager

Matt Rock
General Sales Manager

I have been in the automotive industry since 1997. I started out in sales, where I sold a mix of brands for 6 years. From that point, I moved into management, beginning with finance. I found finance fit me perfectly. Having one on one interaction with customers was natural to me. It allowed me the opportunity to help families navigate their automotive needs pressure free. I met many good people and friends for life. After spending over a decade in finance, I decided to take the next step out of a desire to learn more. I am now the General Sales Manager here at Jim Ellis Kia. While the task is tall, I love the challenge. Being someone that enjoys participating in sports, I am extremely competitive and will never relent from being the best "ME" possible. I also hold my staff to those same standards. In turn, making the Jim Ellis motto of "Always expect the best" easy to achieve. We are looking forward to servicing your automotive needs now and for years to come. If you ever have any questions or just need automotive advice, please feel free to reach out to me personally.


Continued Blessings…   


Katherine Nunn
Used Car Manager

Hey my name is Katherine I'm the Internet Sales Manager with Jim Ellis Kia. I was born and raised in England, and I've lived in the US for 22 years. In my spare time you will find me hanging out with my family, mainly my nephews, and if not them snuggling with my puppy Raleigh. I've been in the auto industry for seven years; I absolutely love what I do and my customers (family) are the reason why. Don't forget if you can't remember my name just ask for the girl with the hair.

Todd Garman
Sales Support

Sam Stewart
Service Manager

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.

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

Madison Magnus-Scott
Marketing Manager

Madison joined the Jim Ellis group in 2020 after working in advertising and marketing. She attended KSU and later transferred to Georgia State University where she got her Bachelor's in Film. Madison loves anything and everything creative, whether it's working on our social content, or taking photos of our Kia models. When she's not in the dealership, Madison loves going on hikes with her husband. 



Melanie Bolanos
Kia Brand Specialist

Allen Brantlinger
Kia Brand Specialist

Sheldon Carter
Kia Brand Specialist

Lavoghn Curry
Kia Brand Specialist

Mackenzie Florence
Kia Brand Specialist

Chazworth Martin
Kia Brand Specialist

Kevin Moore
Kia Brand Specialist

Hello everyone, I'm Kevin Moore! I'm new to the Jim Ellis Kia team, but I would love to help you find your next car. I'm from Dallas, GA and I love spending time with my wife and kids.

I'm so excited to be with one of the hottest brands in the country, and I look forward to meeting you and helping you out during your next visit with us. Make sure you ask for Kevin the next time you're here at Jim Ellis Kia of Kennesaw, where you can always expect the best!

Nicholas Morrow
Kia Brand Specialist

Alfredo Ospina
Product Specialist

Good day to you all; my name is Alfredo Ospina. I was born in Colombia and have been Stateside for over 33 years. I have a degree on Economics and an MBA. I worked for 21 years at a company in Fort Lauderdale as a GM and we worked along all the dealerships in the area doing warranty work, FOB parts, as well as aftermarket.

After that, I started working as a car salesman at a Kia Dealer in Florida. I find car sales a fascinating field, it gives me the opportunity to interact with people in all walks of life and always have the opportunity to learn something new and is an enriching experience.

By now, I have almost 7 years' experience with Kia and it has been an eye opener. I am absolutely convinced of the brand being the best value for your money; besides the fact that as a car manufacturer they have come a long way and they are, and have been for the last few years, on top of the list on quality and customer satisfaction.

Don't hesitate to contact me so I can show you that getting a car can be a fun and productive experience, let's get the old ways behind and let me guide you through the best experience you will have in the car business!!

Larry Pedersen
Kia Brand Specialist

Lucas Richards
Kia Brand Specialist

Bryson Smith
Kia Brand Specialist

Hello my name is Bryson Smith and I'm a Product Brand Specialist at Jim Ellis KIA. I started my sales career as a Home Theater expert for Best Buy, but then shortly after, developed a passion for Automobile Sales. I'm currently working on my degree at Kennesaw State University. Whenever I'm not at the dealership you can typically either find me online running a Gaming channel on YouTube or finding my time trying to stick to some sort of gym schedule with friends. I can promise that with an opportunity to earn your business not only will you drive away with a smile and fantastic new vehicle, but I will strive to get at least one laugh from you with the many jokes I've work hard to develop over the years. Because after all "We'd Love to see ya, In a KIA".


Christian Vallejo
Kia Brand Specialist

LeeAnn Capacchione
Sales BDC Agent

Misty Magruder
Sales BDC Agent

Brittany McGraw
Sales BDC Agent



Diana Bell
Service Advisor

Michael Garrabrant
Service Advisor

Chris Kittiphanh
Service Specialist

Phil Joyce
Service Advisor

Mark Kerkowski
Service Advisor

Kris Musgrove
Service Advisor

Tommy Wallis
Service Advisor

Andrew Wargo
Service Advisor

Dee Tanner
Service Warranty Administrator

Amy Gunter
Service & Sales Retention Specialist

Ilya Belotserkovsky
Service BDC Agent

Erika Linso
Service BDC Agent

Matthew McCrory
Service BDC Agent

Scotty Elrod
Detail Manager

Jalen Elrod
Inventory Porter



Jay Brunson
Parts Associate

Jennifer Clarke
Parts Associate

Mason Hellriegel
Parts Counter

David Holcombe

Donnie Thompson
Parts Associate



Michael Awolusi
Finance Manager

Ellie Meehan
Finance Manager

Brandon Pond
Finance Manager



Sandy Krekemeyer

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

Hannah Hoss

Mikayla Ladson