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Management

Dave Ward
General Sales Manager
661-515-0350

He comes with over 18 years in sales and management in the automotive industry. In his free time, he loves grabbing his sticks and hitting the fairway at the nearest golf course. He's also a previous participant in a national bowling league where he played a perfect 300 game. His favorite part of the job is "Making a difference for people who never thought owning a car was possible and making it possible."

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Carlos Bejerano
Sales Manager
661-426-8422



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Maria Pereida
Audi Finance Manager
661-495-1520

English/Spanish.
Automotive industry experience of 29 years. Loves meeting new people every day. The element of surprise is what she comes into work for. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and visiting local Basque eateries like Bakersfield's "Chalet Basque."

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Chris Lemons
Audi Sales Manager
661-440-4841

Previously served in the U.S Navy and found a home in the automotive industry. His strong leadership skills allowed him to climb to sales manager swiftly.

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Sales

Daniela Tapia
Brand Specialist
661-515-0354

She's very bubbly and approachable. She strives to be helpful and is excited to give customers her best. In her free time, she likes to hike along Bakersfield's Bluffs and read fictional books.

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Lisa Keeton
Audi Brand Specialist
661-515-0355

She has a background in Banking and dove into the car industry 5 years ago. She strives to put people in the best car for them. She's a mother and grandmother and enjoys making memories with people at work and at home. Her mantra is to "Changing lives one car at a time."

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Joel Ortiz

He's from Portland, Oregon, and is growing into our local weather. He's been selling cars for over a year now and is excited to learn about the Audi Brand. His favorite food is pasta and he enjoys building PC's in his free time.   

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Sasha Conklin
Audi Brand Specialist
661-515-0353

Mother to 2 kids and her Mini Australian Shepard. She appreciates spending quality time with her family. She makes sure to provide and open line of communication to every customer to ensure they are always taken care of. Her Dream Audi is the S5 Sportback.

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Giovanni Ramirez
Brand Specialist
661-515-0266

San Jose State
Timid and reserved at first, he gives a very detailed run down of vehicle specs and options. He's a Student at San Jose State University and enjoys wrestling and football. He also cares for his 3 Pit Bulls.

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Service

Sandra Acosta
661-515-0294

English/Spanish/French

She sets up very clear expectations about vehicle selection and delivery. Her personality is very inviting and she's eager to answer any questions. She loves to run in her free time and is in two state running groups. "Sole Sisters" and "She's Beautiful Sass Squad."

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Matt Costello
Service Manager
661-515-0261

He's been with the Audi Brand for 13 years and continues to give expert customer service. He's a golf enthusiast and enjoys spending time with family. Especially traveling with his wife.

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Paul Gonzales
Service Advisor
661-515-0297

English/Spanish.
He can relate to anyone when providing customer service. He is a former wrestling coach for local high school and the previous owner of Bakersfield MMA & Boxing. His job gives him the opportunity to meet new people every day and he enjoys giving results.

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Office Administration

Briza Esparza
Business Office Manager


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Judy Fuentes
Accounts Payable


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Payton Edmondson
Office Administrator


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Sandra Acevedo
Contract Administrator


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Casey Medina
Reception


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BDC

Refa Rahman
661-515-0367

She's a full-time college student at Bakersfield College and one of the youngest people on our team. She comes from a sales background and is very approachable. Her dream car is the Audi R8.

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Hazel Carolina Cortez
Business Development Center Manager
661-515-0366

English/Spanish
She's been in the automotive industry for 5 years. Her priority is customer satisfaction. in her time away from work she spends time with her husband, a new baby boy, and two german shepherds. She also enjoys traveling to Managua, Nicaragua to visit family.

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Kyra Sorriell

She's new to the automotive industry but is very patient and understanding. She likes to travel in her free time and her dream car is the Audi Q5 Sportback.

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Victoria Salazar

English/Spanish
She's been with the company for over a year doing reception and moved into the Business Development Center. She loves to serve her community and make her parents proud. Her future plans are to own a home and adopt a few dogs.

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