Staff


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sales

Anthony Caruso
General Sales Manager
858-577-2520


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Justin Lopez
Sales Manager
858-577-2517

Justin is the unruffled one. Throw whatever you can at him, and he'll come back with a professional, diplomatic retort. Enjoying many years in the auto business in diverse capacities, he's most content going over the virtues of our amazing Porsches with clients. Product knowledge and presentation are his specialties. Always attentive to your pre and post-purchase needs, Justin is one of those people that make Porsche San Diego "a cut above the rest."


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Matt Gleichman
Certified Brand Ambassador
858-577-2514

Matt joined Porsche in early 2017.  Originally from the Midwest, Matt spent 12 years at BMW in the Chicago Area and Orange County, holding both sales and management positions.  Matt is best known for his professionalism, integrity and automotive expertise.  He is a "think outside the box" kind of guy and will not stop until he's 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 and recently relocated to San Diego Summer of 2017. Austin Joined Porsche in 2016 and has been 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's 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; she 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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Hanns Gonzalez
Certified Brand Ambassador
858-577-2535

Hanns joined Porsche of San Diego in early 2015 and quickly emerged as one of Porsche San Diego's top Sales Consultants. Hanns was born and raised in La Habana, Cuba and his scholarship for water polo brought him to California in 2009. Hanns has a genuine passion for speed and everything Porsche related. Say "hello" or "hola" to Hanns next time you visit Porsche San Diego.


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Frank Martinez
Certified Brand Ambassador
858-577-2505

Frank joined Porsche San Diego in 2015 with already a long and successful career in automotive sales. Working in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, Frank held both Sales and Management positions with BMW. Frank has fulfilled a life-long goal to be a part of the Porsche brand, and Porsche San Diego is fortunate to have Frank on the team!  Se Habla Español.


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Mark Smith
Porsche Certified Sales Consultant
858-577-25337

Mark started with Porsche San Diego in 1988 and given the opportunity to work in all aspects of the store Service, Parts and Sales. Mark believes there is no better brand or dealership to be with.


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Lily Walton
Sales Assistant
858-577-2510

Lily has been with our Porsche Team since January 2017. She began as a receptionist and quickly moved up to become our Sales Assistant. With years of experience, in and out of the automotive industry, Lily has a passion for fast cars and helping others. If she is not assisting our management team you can often find her in the showroom photographing cars, a hobby that quickly developed along with her interest in Porsches. With an eager attitude and willingness to learn, Lily has a bright future here at Porsche San Diego, and we are thrilled to have her on our team.


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Gerardo Cruz
Porsche Apprentice Technician


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Finance

JP Munoz
Finance Manager - Certified Brand Ambassador

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

Ronnie Powell
Lot attendant


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Ray Roper
Porsche Certified Service Brand Ambassador
858-695-3000

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
858-695-3000


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Richard Miller
Internal Service Advisor
858-695-3000

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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Marcy Mermik
Porsche Mobility Coordinator
858-577-2521

Porsche San Diego is thrilled to have Texas native Marcy Mernik, on staff.  Not only is she a great mobility coordinator, but she's also a car aficionado.  A Porsche owner herself, Marcy "gets it!" She understands the pride of Porsche ownership and how important it is as an investment and source of enjoyment. When it needs brakes, she'll let you know.   When it doesn't, she'll let you know that too. With a big bright smile and friendly demeanor, she'll always make you feel welcome.


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Nicole Slimak
Porsche Service Greeter

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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Jane Aguilar
Service Reservationist
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. If you need to schedule a service appointment, please feel free to contact Jane.


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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 loves of all things mechanical it 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 always enjoyed it so making it a career was a natural fit. He attended UTI for two years and then accepted into the PTAP program. He enjoys 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


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Tyler Perito
Porsche Apprentice Technician


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Liam O'Neill
Porsche Apprentice Technician


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Tony Soto
Porsche Bronze Technician


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Gerardo Gutierrez
Lot Porter

Gerardo is such a hard worker; there is nothing he can't do.  He helps check-in cars delivered to the dealership, washes the cars on the lot and keeps things in order.  When not at work, you will find him playing Soccer.  He plays on two teams; one in San Diego and one in Tijuana.   He and his fiancée, Karen, plan to be married soon (that is if she can get him off the soccer field long enough to walk down the aisle). 


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Damari Miller
Lot Porter

One of our fantastic team of attendants, Damari is such an incredible teammate. He is willing to take on any task and always ensures that the loaner fleet consistently stays clean and neat.  He is an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast and a vegetarian! Really! He's turned a bunch of us around! Veggie burgers...no too shabby!


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Matt Hooker
Lot Porter


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David Kohrmann
Lot Porter


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Parts

Dan Silva
Porsche Certified Parts Manager
858-577-2532

There are parts people, then there are parts professionals. Dan Silva is a parts professional. Dan has brought multitasking to the level of artform. He takes care of our wholesale counter, our retail counter, our boutique counter, and just about anything to do with Porsche parts. Detail oriented and surgically accurate, if you need a part, and you need it now, and you need it to be correct, you need Dan. A Parts artist. Don't believe us? Give him a call..........

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Jose Garcia
Porsche Certified Parts Specialist
858-577-2503

Parts departments are giant wheels. The only way the wheel can continue to turn is if all the spokes are in good shape. Jose is one of those spokes. With his great smile, he interacts daily with our wholesale accounts. When not helping a shop or independent service center, Jose makes sure outgoing orders find their home and incoming orders find the proper place on the shelf.  Jose is a real professional and super vital part of our team.


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Carl Mandernacht
Porsche Certified Parts Consultant
858-577-2613


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Alex Cervantes
Certified Parts Specialist
858-577-2539


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Joe Garcia
Parts Consultant
858-577-2534


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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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Customer Relations

Jannetta Galloway
Customer Experience Specialist
858-695-3000


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JoAnn Silagy
Receptionist
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
Receptionist
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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Shawn Evans
General Manager

With over thirty years' experience in the automotive industry, Shawn Evans has an accomplished career in all aspects of dealership management.

After eleven prosperous years with the Kuni organization, (including his former position as General Sales Manager at Kuni Lexus of Greenwood Village, Colorado) Shawn was promoted to Vice President/General Manager of Porsche San Diego.  Shawn's progressive thinking, the innate ability to generate sales and his unique approach at providing a luxury customer experience has made him one of the most respected leaders within the Kuni Corporation.

Shawn is a passionate outdoor enthusiast who often can be found cycling on the trails at Torrey Pines or exploring our beautiful San Diego coastline. 

When you see Shawn, you will likely see him with his sidekick "Dexter," a Russell Terrier mix whom he rescued (or was it the other way around) several years ago.


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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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Raymond Poota
Sales Person


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Carlos Sanchez
Sales Person


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Chris Rosa
Porsche Silver Certified Technician


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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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