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Executive Team

Tom Hunter
President and CEO - Hunter Corporation
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Tom Hunter graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He then worked for a startup joint-venture between MidSouth Financial and Centura Bank. After several promotions culminating in Vice President, Mr. Hunter was selected to attend UNC's Kenan-Flager Business School and graduated with honors in 1999. Upon graduation, Mr. Hunter worked as a mergers and acquisitions associate for Brookwood Associates, LLC, an investment bank in Charlotte, NC. In 2002, he joined his family's company, Hunter Corporation, Inc. While attending NADA's Dealer Academy, Mr. Hunter worked at all positions within the dealership, from parts counter, sales to sales manager. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Corporation.

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Randy Hunter
Chairman - Hunter Corporation
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Randy Hunter graduated from East Carolina University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In September of 1984 he began his career with Hunter Corporation, Inc. Randy has worked in all departments and has held practically every position at both dealerships, including sales representative, service writer, finance manager, new and used car manager and general sales manager. He has garnered many sales awards from Chevrolet's Legion of Sales leaders and the Truck Honor Club. In 1998 he was promoted to General Manager of Hunter Nissan Lincoln Mercury. The dealership has earned several awards, including Nissan's prestigious Award of Merit. He is currently serving as the Chairman and Visionary of Hunter Corporation.

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Hector Abelairas
General Manager

 Hector is originally from New Jersey. He has recently moved up to WNC from Miami, Florida to join the Hunter team as the new S/H/V/G General Manager. He has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Hector is an experienced and well-reputed General Manager. He received a  Business Admin Executive Certificate from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Phoenix.

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Sales Managers

Jacob Ratliff
General Sales Manager

Jacob, originally from West Virginia, joins the Hunter family with over seven years' experience in the automotive industry. He has been married for twelve years and have two children. Jacob enjoys watching different genres of movies and reading comic books.

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Tony Turbyfill
Subaru Sales Manager
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Tony comes to us straight from the islands of Hawaii. He loves tennis, exotic cars, and playing music. He has been in the automotive industry for over 5 years, from service and sales to finance manager, for different dealers. He loves to motivate and spread positive energy!


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John Pop
Used Car Manager

John Pop was born in Valparaiso, Chile and moved to Florida when he was two years old. He lived in Florida for several years. He later moved to Arden, North Carolina and graduated from West Henderson High School. Shortly after, he met his beautiful wife. They share two wonderful children. He has worked in the automotive industry for years. John has experience working in service and sales. John and his family enjoy camping and hiking with all three of their German Shepherds.  


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Leah Evans
Floor manager

Leah Evans is an Asheville native and has worked at Hunter in collections and as an Account Manager since spring 2015 - but worked before that in the automobile industry.  Leah is also a Notary Public.  She is a Gardner-Webb University grad, has two children and a dog to keep her busy and entertained at the lake and other adventures.

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Business Managers

Chase Griffin
Finance Director

I grew up in Morganton, NC, attending high school at Freedom High.  I then spent my next four years at NC State University studying professional golf management.  After college, I came back home to Morganton to work managing Quaker Meadows golf club.  I then worked for eight years as a district manager with ATT before switching career paths and starting with the Hunters.  I have been here for almost three years, working in sales, and finance, before becoming finance director.  I still reside in Morganton with my amazing wife and children.  I enjoy spending time with my kids, taking family trips, and golfing. 

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Harrison Hunter
Business Manager
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I grew up in Hendersonville, NC, attending high school at Hendersonville High. I then spent my next four years at Appalachian State University and obtained a degree in Business Management, as well as a degree in Finance in Banking. After college, I spent five years in Charlotte, NC working as a Financial Advisor For UBS Financial Services. I moved back to Hendersonville, NC with my wife Emma in December of 2020. We have a Black lab and a Chocolate Lab. I enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, spending time outside and with my family. 


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Shawn Parsley
Business Manager

I grew up in Bonifay, FL and moved to Asheville in 2018 after meeting my wife, Evelyn in Orlando. After leaving the hospitality industry in 2019, I started a new journey at Hunter Nissan and then moved into a business manager position at our airport location. I enjoy cooking, fishing and spending family time outdoors with our two dogs Oliver and Indy.

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Jackie Carroll
Business Manager
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I started in the car business in 1988 and have been hooked ever since. I have two rockstar sons, Jacob 19 and a full-time student in the Music industry at LA Tech, and Jace, 18 who will be joining me after graduation this month. I enjoy playing the piano and singing for a hobby and I have 2 cats, no judging please! :) 

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Chip McCoullough
Business Manager
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Born and raised in Upstate SC, Chip has been helping Customers achieve their goals for over 20 years. Chip helped open the Denver, Colorado market for a Fortune 500 used car retailer and remained in Denver for 10 years. In 2016 Chip joined a small Commercial Sales team representing Ford Motor Co. In this role, Chip was instrumental in building this business to Number 1 in the Denver Region and top 5 for Commercial Vehicle Centers nationwide. Chip has a strong passion for customer service and employee development and looks forward to serving customers for another 20 years.


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Sales

Kat Wilson
Sales Consultant
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I was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, but I grew up in Matthew's, NC, a small town outside Charlotte. I then spent my middle and high school years living in Hendersonville. I am a certified and nationally registered EMT. I have a half of a years worth of work experience in sales. I have about 4 or 5 years of experience in food service.I have 1 cat named Kitsune. I enjoy creative works in my free time such as writing music and books. I can also be found playing magic the gathering with friends and family in my free time cause I'm a nerd. 

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Gala Rice
Sales Consultant
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Gala Rice has been in sales at Hunter since 2000 and says "I LOVE SELLING CARS!!"  Born in Brevard, she is very involved at Next Church, leads a Healthy Living Exercise and Bible study class.  She and her high school sweetheart, Jeff, have been married 27 years and have three wonderful children (Christina, Caleb and Joshua) and two wonderful grandchildren (Sophia and Collin).  Gala is an avid runner and has her BA from UNC-Charlotte.  Her son and son-in-law are in the US Air Force and her son Joshua is a college student and baseball player.  

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Pam Justice
Sales Consultant
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Pam Justice has been in the automotive industry 12 years -- since 2004 with Hunter and before was with Sunshine Chevrolet in Arden.  She has also been a sales consultant and Internet Sales Manager.  She is native to NC, has one daughter and son-in-law along with two granddaughters and one on the way!  Her hobbies include teaching Sunday School for 2-5 years, hiking, reading and watching the sunset from her front porch.

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Brandon Clugh
Sales Consultant
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Hello my name is Brandon. I am happily married with four amazing kids. In my free time I enjoy hiking and being outdoors. I also own two Subaru's myself. I have been with the Hunter Subaru team for two years. My goal is to get you the best deal on a new or used vehicle. I am a honest and hardworking family man. I will do absolutely anything in my power to ensure my clients success. 

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Stefan Koeckeritz
Sales Consultant

We would like to introduce Stefan Koeckeritz, He has worked in Sales/Marketing and hospitality for the last 3 years. Born in Germany; he is fluent in German and Spanish. Graduated from Western Carolina university with B.A in History. Enjoys hiking and exploring nature

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Scott Mcdougall
Sales

A South African living the American dream and loves to meet new people. Scott loves the outdoors; swimming, camping, fishing, and just taking in all the natural beauty mother nature has. His heart is helping children, loves helping out at summer camps and teaching carpentry. He lives in Hendersonville, but loves and misses his family back in South Africa Scott really enjoys being able to help people pick out their perfect vehicle for them and their family.

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Rob Maresca
Sales Consultants
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Rob was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He moved to Asheville almost three years ago and immediately fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is a trained chef and spent several years in the business before transitioning into banking and commercial real estate ten years ago. Rob enjoys driving his WRX in the mountains during his time off with his faithful Blue Heeler named Walker. Rob enjoys visiting breweries and sampling great food in town!

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Jeff Bryson
Sales
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I am a resident in Brevard, nc and Wilmington, nc. My wife and I enjoy being able to go between the mountains and the sea. I was raised in Spartanburg, S C. where my family has been in the automotive business for 4 generations now. Two of my 4 sons are in the business. I am an addicted fly fisherman and backpacker. This year will mark my 39th year in the car business.


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Cheyann Woods
Sales Consultant
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 I have lived all my life in WNC and never found a reason to leave which is why Hunter Automotive seemed to be a good fit for me. It helps me meet new people around the community or those that have just moved here looking for their next vehicle. Before this, I sold-and still sell-snakes as a hobby. I'm fortunate enough to be able to pursue both of my passions at once and enjoy every minute of it. So if you have questions about some cars (or reptiles) just ask for the goth girl when you come to visit us! 

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Keith Dacey
Sales Consultant

Keith was born in England and moved to the U.S  at the age of 5 where he was raised in Savannah, GA "sadly he lost his accent". Joined the Auto Industry back in 2017 and has worked with brands such as  Volkswagen, Honda, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, and Volvo but his passion is the Subaru product. Outside of work you can find him watching Formula 1, Mountain Biking, or spending time with his son "Klarke" and his two Labradors Tesla and Odette. If you want to hear what our community has to say about Keith just check out his google reviews when you search Hunter Subaru! 

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Thomas Bowkett
Sales
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I was born and raised in England, and recently moved to the US in 2020 to be with my wife. I previously worked in the travel and events industry in England and was lucky to travel a lot of Europe within my role. I joined the Automotive industry after relocating and I enjoy the business as I get to meet and talk to lots of new people from all walks of life! Outside of work I am living the Asheville dream, hiking with my wife and Fox Red Labrador, enjoying the local breweries this area has to offer and still keeping up with football (soccer) at the local bars. Come and see me so we can find the perfect vehicle for you!

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Garren Darling
Sales Consultant


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Dequavius Foster
Sales

DeQuavius  has been in the Automotive industry for the last 4 years; a native of Chester, South Carolina. His background is a mixture of  years in the entertainment and customer service industry. An avid basketball enthusiast; DeQuavius enjoys his down time with travel and family. A Graduate of Greenville Technical College, DeQuavius has goals to become a Sales Manager in the Automotive Industry. Come by and meet DeQuavius today.

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Alex Black
Sales Consultant

I am a WNC native. I have a 9 year old son named Cayman and reside in Hendersonville. I worked in the cellular market for 5 years before finding my way into the Automotive Industry which I now have been a part of for 2 years. I am a Sales Consultant for Volvo,Hyundai and Subaru. I am enjoy spending time with family and friends.,watching sports, and trying to enjoy life as much as possible. I enjoy helping people to find the right car that fits their budgets and needs.


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Department Managers

Will Skinner
Service Manager


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Service

Ed Izlar
Service Advisor

Ed was born and raised in Charleston, SC.  He has been in the automotive industry for over 25 years, specializing in Subaru's, yet has had versatile experience in sales, service and finance.  Ed currently lives with his three cats - Riley, Dooley, and Cassie along with a Husky named Kyra. He is an active member in the community coaching AYSO and Upward youth soccer and basketball as well as working part-time as the choir director for Oak Grove Baptist Church.    An interesting fact Ed shared is that his great grandfather, Waldrop, was the surgeon on the railroad after the civil war. 

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Dolores Asbell
Service Advisor
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Dolores Asbell is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and was born in Ocala. She moved to Brevard in 1979 - like many, from childhood, spent summers in NC and fell in love. Dolores was a paralegal in a law firm for six years and she has been in the automotive industry for 12 years - with Hunter since spring 2016 as a Service Advisor. Prior to Hunter, she was a Service Advisor and in Accounts Receivable/Payable and a Bookkeeper. She is married, has four children and six grandchildren. She has worked as a volunteer with Compassion International and is a member of the Tim Tebow Foundation. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, Roxy and Rango, swimming, painting and football.

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Jhon Salguero
Service

Jhon is originally from Cali Colombia. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. Jhon is a huge car enthusiast who also has a passion for plenty of other things such as hiking, lifting weights, jujitsu, and traveling! 


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Jessika Faircloth
Service Advisor
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I was born in Germany, but I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia from age 5, and I moved to Asheville in 2021. I have been in the automotive industry for 6 years. Prior to that, I worked as a registered nurse for 8 years. I'm happily married to my wonderful husband, and we enjoy spending time with our family of 7. Together we have one son, one daughter, and three boxers. I love art, music, home improvement, and being outdoors.

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Scott Spieler
Service Advisor


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Max Bradley
Express Service Advisor

Hi, my name is Max Bradley and I've been with Hunter Subaru over 2 years, a little under a year as a technician and the remainder of the time as a service advisor. I'm originally from Colombia, South Carolina and decided to make the move up the mountain. My time here has been awesome thus far, from jumping off waterfalls to newer hobbies such as jiu jitsu, having said that I'll never turn down a good video game session from my friends back in sc.  When I'm not doing those things you'll probably see me trying to get someone to laugh usually when i shouldn't.

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Robert Ficker
Driver
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Robert Ficker is a life-long resident of Henderson County.  He has been a shuttle driver in the Parts Department with Hunter since summer 2014 - prior to which he was in manufacturing for 34 years rising to Facilities Engineer Manager and a Superintendent.  He has a BS in Industrial Engineering.  Robert is married with four children.  His hobbies include spending time with his family, grand kids, their dogs and the "honey-do" list projects around the house.  Something he really likes about his job is being amazed at how our customers find out about Western North Carolina!

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Parts

Brent Hancock
Parts Manager

I am born and raised in Asheville. I love to play golf. I have two daughters, 15 and 19, and I have two dogs, a boxer and a bulldog. I am an avid Dallas Cowboys fan!


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Ben Baxley
Parts Clerk
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I have been in the automotive industry for about 5 years. Married to my wife Sarah for 2 years. Have a dog named Marty and a cat named Lou. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and lake hopping in my free time.


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Collision Center

Austin Dolly
Collision Center Manager

Austin was born and raised in Asheville, NC. He has been in the body shop industry since he was a kid, over ten years. He is iCAR certified. Austin enjoys various outdoor activities including, going to the lake, fishing, riding and hiking. 

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Internet Sales

Trey Hemphill
Internet Sales Manager
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Born and raised in Asheville, NC. Attended T.C. Roberson high school and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Appalachian State University. Spent four years in direct sales in the luxury clothing industry before joining the Hunter Auto Group. 

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Receptionist

Jennifer Brown
Receptionist
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Jennifer was raised in Hendersonville, NC. She started working for Hunter in 1994 and is also a licensed massage and bodywork therapist. Jennifer is active with church ministry and enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and close friends. 

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Linda Gallagher
Receptionist

Linda was born and raised in Upstate NY. She graduated from Dental Assistant school and pursued a career in the dental field. After having her twins, she decided to raise her children full time. She relocated to the southern states six years ago.

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Valet

Vince Leta
Lead Valet

I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. I have been with my girlfriend Melissa for 17 years. We moved to Flat Rock 3 years ago and absolutely love it here. We have 6 Subarus in my family, which is the perfect vehicle for mountain living 

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Yalonda Mason
Valet
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My name is Yalonda and I am born and raised in Asheville. I have 2 boys and 2 grandchildren. I am happily married. I love to laugh, joke, and dance.

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Lety Velazquez
Valet

My name is Lety. I am from Mexico and have lived here for 20 years. I have 2 children and I love nature and flowers. 

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Patrick Kettenhofen
Valet

My name is Patrick and I am a Valet here at Hunter. I am a big Green Bay Packers fan and previously lived in Florida for 26 years. I love hiking here in the mountains. 

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Equity Manager

Laura Lewis
Equity Manager

Laura Lewis sold insurance 12 years before coming to Hunter in sales in December 2015.  She was a BCBS Manager for Medicare and Medicaid.  Born and raised in Camden, SC, WNC is now her home with her wonderful husband of ten years and two OUTSTANDING boys aged 12 and 15 … along with two dogs and cats, 30 fish and all the outdoor creatures who come around to be fed.  She enjoys football, swimming and hike our beautiful mountains.  "Nothing brings me more joy than helping others, customers and co-workers."  She enjoys her chosen career because of the customers and the Hunter family.

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