Our Team


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Sales

Alan Perlin
General Manager
858-577-2502

Alan Perlin comes to Porsche San Diego after 28 years with Penske Automotive Group. Almost a native of San Diego, he moved here from Arizona after he graduated from college. He has been joyously married for 30 years and is the proud father of three grown children. When Alan is not at Porsche, you will find him cruising on one of his three motorcycles (two HARLEYS and a BMW) quenching his "need for speed."

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Dhruv Barot
Lead Sales Manager
858-577-2511

Born and raised in Coastal Virginia, Dhruv came to Porsche San Diego because he was enamored with the Porsche Experience and the Holman Way. After attending Old Dominion University and graduating with a double major, Dhruv got into the car business and has been an enthusiast ever since. After spending ten years with a Mercedes Benz and Audi store and working his way up to management from sales, Dhruv still firmly believes that the human experience is the most important during your purchase. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the many local beaches, watching sports, and spending quality time with quality people.

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Matt Gleichman
Certified Brand Ambassador
858-577-2514

Originally from the Midwest, Matt spent 12 years at BMW in the Chicago Area and in Orange County, holding both sales and management positions.  Matt joined Porsche in early 2017 and is best known for his professionalism, integrity and automotive expertise.  He is a "think outside the box" kind of person and will not stop until he has exhausted every possible scenario to ensure his client's needs are met. 


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Austin Bell
Certified Brand Ambassador
858-577-2522

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Austin relocated to San Diego and joined Porsche in 2016.  Obsessed with the brand his whole life, he is an avid Porsche enthusiast and loves everything that comes from Stuttgart. Austin and his wife enjoy traveling the world and learning new cultures. He is also bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish. We are pleased to have Austin on our team and hope you have the chance to meet him!


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J. Daniel Lewis
Certified Brand Ambassador & Design Specialist
858-577-2515

Daniel's enthusiasm and expert knowledge of the Porsche Brand creates a purchasing experience that is as exciting as owning one!   With his collection of Porsches, Daniel personifies a die-hard Porsche collector. Working hand-in-hand with German designers, Daniels' ability to combine "out there" color and options have gained him recognition from San Diego to Stuttgart. Daniel spends as much time as possible with his three beautiful daughters and is always looking for "The Road Less Traveled."


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Julie Aquilino
Certified Brand Ambassador
858-577-2507

Julie began her automotive career in 1997 in New York City. Thrilled to join "The World of Porsche" in 2007, Julie became one of the first sales consultants to achieve the prestigious title of Porsche Brand Ambassador. Julie has worked in both finance and sales and is recognized for her extensive experience with the Porsche brand. Julie looks forward to making your buying and ownership experience an exceptional one!

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Eric Simila
Certified Brand Ambassador
858-577-2518

Ask anyone in the world of Porsche who Eric Simila is, and they'll tell you he's a walking storehouse of Porsche knowledge. He is our resident expert on all things Porsche and is always anxious to meet and assist new as well as repeat clients in realizing their dream car!

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Mark Smith
Porsche Certified Sales Consultant
858-577-25337

Mark began his career with Porsche San Diego in 1988 and seized the opportunity to work in all aspects of the dealership, Service, Parts and Sales.   Mark believes there is no better brand or dealership than Porsche San Diego.


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Raymond Poota
Sales Person
858-577-2545

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Carlos Sanchez
Sales Person
858-577-2547

Carlos was born and raised in Mexico, growing up around motorsports gave him the passion for the Porsche brand. He has been with the brand since 2018, he believes that a vehicle is much more than a form of transportation, which is why he is enthusiastic about everything that Porsche represents. Carlos loves seeing new places and meeting new people. He looks forward to meeting you and finding you your next Porsche.

 

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Demetri Vardoulakis
Sales Porter


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Finance

JP Munoz
Finance Manager - Certified Brand Ambassador
858-577-2516

JP has represented the Porsche brand since 2005. He starts his day anxious to meet the next proud owner of a Porsche.  JP can solidify the perfect car/owner relationship and strives to make car shopping fun.  He believes cars speak to us. So when you find the right car, it's because professionals like JP take the time to explore your expectations and balance those with the capabilities of the vehicle.  Backed by an outstanding service department, JP will be here for you before, during, and after the sale.  JP has lived in Nevada, Seattle and now the beautiful San Diego area is his home.


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Crystal Owens
Finance Manager
858-577-2536


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Service

Shannon Bain
Porsche Certified Service Manager
858-577-2530

Shannon Bain joined us late last year, joining us most recently from 3 years managing Service & Parts at Land Rover San Diego.  Prior to his time there, he had 16 years with the Mercedes-Benz brand in both San Diego and Portland, OR., all exclusively in Service and Parts.   This unique high-line experience, across different brands, markets & companies, has given him a unique perspective on customer service and other operational processes.  Our Service Department strives to provide a world-class level of vehicle care while performing needed maintenance & repairs, and we hope to make every guest visiting the Service Department to feel as if they are a guest in our homes.  When not at work, Shannon spends his free-time with his wife and four kids. 

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Ray Roper
Porsche Certified Service Brand Ambassador
858-926-5941

Ray is a top-notch professional.  He always has a big smile and great attitude. Ray has been with us for quite a while building a considerable client base as well as a fan club. (His Google and Yelp reviews reveal his outgoing character). He knows this business inside and out; will always keep you informed; ensure you are safe in your Porsche; as well as safeguarding your investment. We are so pleased Ray is part of Porsche San Diego!


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Paul Dolan
Porsche Certified Service Brand Ambassador
858-926-5941

Paul W.W. Dolan has worked in the automotive industry and served people with their cars for a collective 25 years. Started working with his father at a Goodyear store at the age of 15, then working on cars for Big-O Tires from 17 until 20 when he got his first dealership job at a Honda/Mazda store in Escondido, then Volvo, Acura, BMW, Toyota, and ending up working with the best automotive engineering firm in the world….Porsche. Paul's love and passion for Porsche is obvious when speaking to him about the remarkable history and heritage of this amazing manufacturer. A San Diego native, he enjoys surfing, he is an artist, author, father, husband, Rotarian, speaker, and entrepreneur. He will do everything in his power to help you with your Porsche service needs.

 

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Richard Miller
Internal Service Advisor
858-926-5941

After serving in the US Miliitary, Richard searched to find his passion. After trying different career paths, Richard was fortunate enough to come to us.  With his love for vehicles and his willingness to work hard Porsche San Diego was the perfect fit.

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Micheal Fraser
Certified Porsche Service Consultant
858-926-5941

Michael hails from Dallas, Texas and has over ten years' experience in the Auto Service Industry.   While working at BMW in Dallas, he received awards from both BMW North America and his dealership, for his outstanding customer service!  Lucky for us, Michael chose Porsche San Diego to extend that excellent customer service to our valued clients!

When not at work, Michael enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family embracing all the outdoor activities our beautiful San Diego climate presents.

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Jane Aguilar
Internal Avisor
858-577-2549

Working in the automotive industry since 2011, Jane accumulated knowledge of numerous vehicle makes and models while performing as a service writer. Her passion for Porsche evolved when she joined the Porsche Club of America San Diego Region (PCA-SDR) in 2013.

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Chase Stephenson
Porsche Certified Gold Technician/Shop Foreman
858-695-3000

The shop foreman is the core of the operation. Chase is vigilant in maintaining shop efficiency as well as productivity.  Before becoming the shop foreman, Chase was one of our senior technicians. Under his guidance, our workshop continues to "wow" Porsche executives taking notice. Chase loves to fish, appreciates his beautiful family (that includes his two spoiled dogs) and enjoys high powered two wheeled toys. 


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Justin Liniak
Porsche Certified Gold Technician/918, Carrera GT Certified


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Ben Nguyen
Porsche Apprentice Technician


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Rory Asahi
Porsche Certified Gold Technician

Rory has the incredible talent of getting into very tight spaces. His agility is mind-boggling. His love for technology and problem-solving issues makes him a great technician. Rory is the proud owner of a pit bull.


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Jason Strong
Porsche Certified Gold Technician

Jason has worked at Porsche San Diego for four years. His love of all things mechanical has made him a perfect fit on our troubleshooting team. With keen attention to detail, your Porsche, new or pre-owned, is always in good hands.

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Ryan Bechtold
Porsche Certified Silver Technician


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Isidro Padron
Porsche Certified Silver Technician

Isidro has been in the automotive industry since 2008 when he joined the Marine Corps as a heavy equipment mechanic. He loves fixing anything mechanical. After his service in the Marine Corps, he attended UTI until his acceptance in the PTAP program when he moved to San Diego where he is currently a silver technician… all achieved here in San Diego.


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Eduardo Lemus
Porsche Certified Bronze Technician

  Eduardo grew up working on cars and enjoyed it so much, making it a career was a natural fit. He attended UTI for two years, and then was accepted into the PTAP program. He delights working on all Porsche vehicles and in his own words, "they are an awesome car and fun to drive."


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Arnold Daye
Porsche Certified Bronze Technician


After a successful eight-year military career Arnold wanted to do something a bit different. He enrolled in UTI and completed their collision and automotive programs. After graduating at the top of his class, he entered the PTAP program in Atlanta. He aspires to become Bronze certified, and after that, he plans to set his sights on the Silver and Gold certifications. When Arnold is not working on beautiful Porsches, he spends his time with his wife and five-year old son. He enjoys the outdoors and thinks moving to San Diego was a perfect decision.


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Roberto Chavez
Porsche Certified Bronze Technician

Roberto has been working at Porsche San Diego since December 2015. He was born and raised in beautiful San Diego. He graduated UTI in 2008 and is very close to reaching Bronze level certification.   Roberto is extremely passionate about everything Porsche, especially the classic air-cooled Porsches. Some of his favorite past times are watching racing, Jiu Jitsu, playing guitar, grilling, off-roading, and fishing.


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Garrett Muir
Certified Porsche Technician

Garrett has always had a passion for cars, so turning it into a career was not a tough choice. He attended UTI with the goal of becoming a Porsche technician. Upon graduating UTI, he entered the PTAP program where he learned the ins and outs of Porsche vehicles. Garrett has lived in southern California all his life and Porsche of San Diego is a perfect fit. He looks forward to becoming Bronze certified and further accelerating his career with Porsche.


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Alex Casillas
Porsche Technician


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Garrett Griffin
Porsche Technician

Garrett, an East Coast transplant, worked six years at BMW New Jersey, prior to joining Porsche San Diego in 2017. 

Garrett enjoys staying active, pursuing all outdoor sports, and of course, spending time with friends and family. 

Garrett admits he has a passion for German engineered sports cars (Porsche on the top of the list)!  And Garrett, we get that!  

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Tyler Perito
Porsche Certified Silver Technician

Tyler is from Thornton, CO. He grew up watching and attending several racing events, favorite being Formula One in Indianapolis 2004.  He still follows and attends IMSA Weathertech Racing series events. He raced go-karts around 12 years old, has done autocross events with his Dad, in his Corvette. Has his own now which he enjoys driving through the "mountains". He relocated to Sacramento in 2015 to attend UTI. Graduated from UTI with Auto/Diesel 6/2017, accepted to PTAP shortly before. PTAP from 7/17 to 12/17 . Porsche San Diego was his  #1 choice so when he was extended an offer he gladly accepted. Started 1/18, Bronze in January 2019, Silver in May.

 

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Chris Rosa
Porsche Silver Certified Technician


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Brendan Hoffman
Porsche Certified Bronze Technician

Originally from Denver, Brendan enjoys racing of all kinds, going to concerts, and spending time with family. He is a huge Porsche fan and enthusiast he is fluent in their motorsport history and pedigree. Brendan loves being a technician because of the technology and innovations in today's cars which means always having to learn more and to stay on the cutting edge.

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Liam O'Neill
Porsche Apprentice Technician


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Gerardo Cruz
Porsche Apprentice Technician


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Customer Relations

Amanda Ortega
Porsche Certified Customer Experience Manager
858.577.2501

Some folks seem to stand out in a crowd. The way they speak, the way they treat people, the way they care.  Amanda is that person at Porsche San Diego. Amanda concentrates on providing both clients and colleagues alike with a super experience. Complimented daily by everyone she encounters, Amanda has a bright future here at Porsche of San Diego, and we are so proud to have her on our team.

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Yvonne Coley
Porsche Certified Warranty Administrator
858-695-3000

Yvonne, a native of San Diego, worked in the floral industry for most of her career.  She joined the automotive Industry in 2011 as a receptionist quickly moving through the ranks into Sales and now, Warranty with Porsche.  Nice going, Yvonne!


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JoAnn Silagy
Customer Experience Specialist
858-695-3000

JoAnn's background is in Human Resources and Marketing.  Her home is a boat on Harbor Island that she shares with her terrier, Scarlet O'Hara.  JoAnn holds a Black Belt in Shito Ryu Karate, enjoys fishing, kayaking and cycling throughout the San Diego area.


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Andrea Noriega
Customer Experience Specialist
858-695-3000

Andrea comes to Porsche of San Diego from SDCCD College Police where she worked as a receptionist.  However, Andrea has hidden talents.  She is an excellent traditional and digital artist and plans on enrolling in school for Web Development to further her skills.  Andrea is engaged and plans to marry her fiancée' in about a year.


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Nicole Slimak
Appointment Coordinator
858-577-2521

Nicole is a Florida native and moved to California in May 2018.  Nicole comes to us from the hospitality industry and is loving her new position with Porsche.  She enjoys learning all about Porsches and the "fun facts" customers share.  She spends her free time exploring California and catching all the new movie releases.


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David Kohrmann
Lot Porter

David joined Porsche San Diego as a Lot Attendant right out of high school and has fine-tuned is customer service skills over the last three years.  David exemplifies the Holman Way. When not at work, David can be found in the desert off-roading and camping.


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Matt Hooker
Lot Porter


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Nevin Mansour
Porter


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Parts

Carl Mandernacht
Porsche Certified Parts Consultant
858-577-2613

Carl came to Porsche San Diego in 2015 as a lot porter. After little less than a year he was promoted to the parts department as a shipping / receiving clerk. In his spare time he spending time he is either spending time with his 5 year old son and wife or is exploring East County on his motorcycle.

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Alex Cervantes
Certified Parts Specialist
858-577-2539


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Joe Garcia
Parts Consultant
858-577-2534

Joe was first introduced to the automotive industry in 2011 at Volkswagen. First as a porter, he then worked his way up to service advisor and finally technician. In 2018, he moved from Volkswagen and came to Porsche as a parts consultant. You can say he loves the automotive industry. When he is not working, you'll find him spending time with his wife and beautiful daughter Ella.

 

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Terry Jones
Porsche Parts Delivery Driver

If there were an award for dedication, Terry would win the gold. He takes all of his 10,000,000 responsibilities very, very seriously. Every detail, every day, without fail, is dead on. A former professional Pit crewman, Terry's hobby and love are racing and anything automotive. When he's not tending to some detail, he's watching the Speed Channel for the "Challenge Du Jour." 


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Sair Cardona
Parts Manager
858-577-2532

Sair started his career working at a body shop in San Jose Collision as a parts driver. After putting in 3yrs hard work he was promoted to parts manager. Soon after he decided to move to Sacramento and started his love for German Engineering. He was at Roseville Volkswagen for 14yrs and now have been afforded the opportunity to continue and grow his love for the ultimate German automobile known as Porsche. He is excited to be a part of the Holman organization and now a part of Porsche San Diego. He is looking forward to creating great relationships and memories with our Porsche San Diego family.

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Ismael Diaz
Porsche Parts Specialist
858-577-2503


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