Hunter Subaru's Staff


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Owners

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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General Manager

Tim Walters
COO & General Manager
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Tim graduated from Indiana University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He then began a career as CFO at LCD, Inc., where he oversaw substantial growth. He went on to become Controller and COO at Penske Automotive Group, where he proactively participated in returning the dealership to profitability by the end of the year. Following this success, Tim moved to Bill Heard Enterprises as Controller & Platform Controller, where he was able to achieve the highest net profits the platform had ever experienced. Similarly, at Prebul Enterprises, Tim was directly responsible for returning the organization to profitability within 8 months. Tim is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Georgia Society of CPA's. He is currently Chief Financial Officer at Hunter Corporation.

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General Sales Manager

Aaron Jones
General Sales Manager
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"AJ" (Aaron) Jones is from Indianapolis, IN and has been in the automotive industry for ten years progressing from Sales, Finance Manager, Finance Director, New Car Sales Manager and now is Hunter's Used Car Sales Manager.  He joined Hunter in January 2016.  He enjoys working out and watching sports.

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Sales Managers

Gordon Zurbrick
Sales Manager
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Gordon Zurbrick has worked at Hunter since 2015 as a Finance Manager and now the New Car Sales Manager - having been in the automotive industry five years.  Prior to this he served in the U.S. Army for eight years.  Originally from Charleston, SC, he received his BS from Charleston Southern University, is married with a three-year old daughter and another baby on the way.

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Adam Domermuth
Sales Manager
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Adam Domermuth joined Hunter as a Business Manager in late summer 2017 moving his wife and daughter, Chrissy and Kaitlyn, here from Florida.  He brings his experience of five years in the mortgage industry and five years in the automotive industry where he served as a Finance Director, Used Car Manager and Finance Manager.  His family - including two dogs - will enjoy hiking in our lovely mountains, but first they have to get used to the "cold"!


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Business Managers

Brett Bennett
Business Manager
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Brett is a native of South Carolina, a 4 year veteran in the Automotive industry. A Family man with two beautiful children. A sports enthusiast, supporting the big South Carolina gamecock and a San Diego chargers fan.Currently one of our Sales managers; come in and meet Brett today.


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Joe Johnson
Business Manager
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Joe comes to Subaru with over 6 years of experience in the Automotive field; a diverse background as a sales professional and business manager. An enthusiast of Aviation, Cars, and Motorcycles. A native of central North Carolina; Joe is a family man, husband to Jessica and father to four wonderful daughters. Joe is a man of few words, however he enjoys sharing how he loves his 2018 Subaru Crosstrek!  

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Kevin Brazanskas
Business Manager
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Kevin Brazanskas is from Vernon, New Jersey but now lives in West Ashville where he, his wife, two kids and two dogs enjoy time together outdoors and the mountain lifestyle of WNC.  He received his BA from Long Island University - Southampton in Environmental Studies and has worked as an Environmental Compliance Specialist and youth mentor.  At Hunter since 2008, Kevin is a member of American Financial and Automotive Services' F&I (Finance and Insurance) and is a NC Notary Public.

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Asset Management

Thom Morrow
Executive Asset Manager
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Thom Morrow joined Hunter Automotive Group in October 2014 as used car director. Currently, he is the General Sales Manager for the Subaru-Hyundai-Volvo location. Thom began his automotive career with Hendrick Automotive Group in 1992. Notably, he has served as a Used Vehicle Director for Asbury Automotive Group and worked for Wachovia Insurance Services as a Vice President and Regional Sales Manager. Thom attended Catawba College in Salisbury NC. He is a graduate of the NADA Dealer Academy in 2017 and holds an AFIP Certification (Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals).

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Human Resources

Karl Louis
HR/Recruiter
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Department Managers

David Reiff
Service Manager
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David Reiff comes to Hunter at the start of the 2018 year; with over 25 years of experience in the Automotive industry. He brings with him the 15 years of Service management experience with BMW of Asheville and Degree in Business Administration with a minor in economics. A family man by way of Iowa; David is a father of 4 and grandfather of 3 lovely young ones. He enjoys his down time golfing, travel, motorcycling and the company of his 3 year old German Shepard.    

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Kirk Firmin
Parts Director
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Kirk Firmin is certified in Lexus, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Hyundai, Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles and has worked as an Assistant Parts Manager, Parts Manager and now is our Fixed Operations/Parts Director - all reflective of a growing career of 28 years in the automotive industry.  He grew up in the business as his Father owned a Buy-Here-Pay-Here in Tampa, FL.  Kirk is married with one child in college and the National Guard. Kirk enjoys riding his motorcycle with his wife through the mountains surrounding Asheville. He also enjoys pets, and has adopted a dog and two cats from the local spca. Kirk joined Hunter in June 2013.

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Roger Shelton
Body Shop Manager
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Roger comes to the Hunter family with 26 years of Automotive industry experience . A Marshall, North Carolina Native; Roger brings his certified experience in ASC, I -Car Platinum, P.P.G and Du port to help our customers locally. His mantra has always been steadfast with the drive and passion to see his customers happy at seeing the end product made new after a bad situation. Roger enjoys the outdoors; whether its hunting, fishing, or building Harley's. On his down time, he enjoys the company of his family and good ride on the Blue Ridge with his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Come by and meet Roger at our Hunter Body shop today.

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Scott Laffin
BDC Sales Manager
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Sales

Nathan DeSarro
Salesperson
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Nathan is originally from Robbinsville,NC. Graduated from Robbinsville; with honors. Nathan loves his dog "kato", loves meeting new people and loved cars since a young age. Enjoys this area for its diversity. New to the car business; Nathan is excited about being part of Hunter! 

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Stephanie Davis
Salesperson
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Stephanie is originally from Atlanta, GA, born in Dallas,TX. Moved to western North Carolina for the love of the outdoors. Extremely personable, outgoing and bubbly attitude. Stephanie enjoys kayaking , playing corn-hole and spending time with her loved ones. 

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Leah Evans
Sales Consultant
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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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DeQuavius Foster
Sales Consultant
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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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Devin Sigmon
Sales Consultant
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Devin Sigmon was in retail three years before starting at Hunter in sales in August 2017.  He attended both Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA and Montreat College.  Devin has coached the high school level Empire Lacrosse here in Asheville/Fletcher and now plays on the Asheville Lacrosse Club.  He also enjoys hiking, camping and coaching.  Devin is originally from Winston-Salem.

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Alexander Salazar
Sales Consultant
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Alex Salazar started at Hunter in April 2017 after attending A-B Tech.  Although originally from Detroit, MI, he has enjoyed making Arden his home along with his dog, Rocco.  Alex worked in the kitchen at Brooklyn Brothers Italian Restaurant and volunteered with the special needs students' program, PEP, at TC Robertson High School.

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Evan Orr
Sales Consultant
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Evan Orr is a Brevard, North Carolina native. An avid horseback rider, with strong interest in his hobbies of fishing, dancing and traveling.A big UGA fan , Evan comes to Hunter Automotive with over 6 years of experience in the automotive industry. Come by and meet Evan today. 

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Garrett Haire
Sales Consultant
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Garette Haire is a noted expert on Jesse Livermore and his investing/security trading techniques!  Born and raised in NC, he graduated from NC State in 1982 and has hobbies are writing and teaching.  Garette has been in commissioned sales for over three decades in investment advisory and sales management work.  He joined Hunter in the spring of 2017.  He and his wife, Lisa, have four children:  Brek, Leah, Marshall and Garrison.

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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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Jason Apicerno
Sales Consultant
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Jason Apicerno started with Hunter in 2013 and has worked in sales and the automotive industry for 15 years.  Jason enjoys fishing - perhaps because he was born and raised in Florida.

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Chris Payne
Sales Consultant
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Chris Payne is from Brevard and served in the US Army Infantry, 1st Armored Division - and in Baumholder, Germany from 2000-2003.  He is in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and has been married to his lovely wife Natalia 13 years.  They have a daughter, Alisha, and two sons - John and Dangelo.  His marketing degree from Western Carolina University has served him well.  He has managed Jet's Pizza and was a head washer at Miller's Linen Service.  At Hunter in sales since January 2015, he has advanced to be Subaru and Hyundai Certified. 

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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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Vin Parish
Sales Consultant
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Vin Parish is Volvo Master Certified after being with Hunter just since the spring of 2016!  Prior he was in the swimming pool industry for 17 years as a Regional Sales Director, Retail Operations Manager and District Manager.  Vin has a daughter who is eleven and one Siberian Husky.  He is a member of the Rotary Club and the National Automobile Dealers Association and also involved with NASA, Pokemon League, Rebel Alliance and JLA.  Sometimes he just "enjoys doing nothing".

 

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Accessory Manager

Laura Lewis
Delivery Specialist / Accessory Manager
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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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Service

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Service Advisor


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Kevin Bradish
Sevice Advisor
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Kevin Bradish is an Ashevillian and is a "huge fan" of the Michigan Wolverines!  GO BLUE!!!.  He has been in the automobile industry for 10 years and was a Service Manager before coming to Hunter in 2013.  He enjoys live music, watching sports, playing golf and relaxing on the deck watching the sunset with his wife Erica and their two Greyhounds (Enzo and Marco) and one cat (Frankie).


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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 2016as 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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Chris Lyda
Service Advisor
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Chris has over 17 years in the Automotive industry, with an Associates degree in Auto Tech from A-B Tech. A local enthusiast of camping, fishing and motorcycle riding; Chris was born and raised in the Western North Carolina Area.

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Austin Johnson
Service Advisor
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Austin Johnson's Normal hobbies are "literally anything dealing with or about cars", which does not suit his cat, Lucas!  He joined Hunter as a service advisor in the summer of 2017 and has filled many shoes.  Austin is certified with Nissan for Electric, Express Service and Drive Components and has a degree in Automotive Technology from the Universal Technical Institute of Mooresville, NC.

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John Licka
Service Advisor
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John joined the Hunter family at the end of 2017, a Chicago, Illinois native born and raised. John is 8 year veteran of the United Sates Army, also served in operation Desert Storm. He is currently our Subaru Service Advisor, John brings into his new role over 15 years of experience in the automotive field. 

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Bonnie Warden
Customer Service Representative
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Bonnie Warden started with Hunter in 2015 and has earned the reputation as a "killer brownie" maker!  She has her BA in Environmental Studies from State University of New York Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  She worked eight years as a Technical Assistant at the Institutional Research at Corning Community College in Corning, NY.  Bonnie is married to Mark and has a Maine Coon rescue named Sonny Longcat - for whom she admits openly that they are Sonny's humble servants.  She enjoys photography, gardening, hiking, cooking, reading, birdwatching (with Sonny) and visiting the ocean.  And by the way, she does not miss the snow!

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Robert Ficker
Driver
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Robert Finker 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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Shannon Vaughn
Warranty Administrator
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Shannon Vaughn works behind the scenes in the Parts Department as the Warranty Administrator and joined Hunter in 1997 after learning of an opening from her Grandmother who worked here many years!  She has worked in various positions - in parts, as cashier and at the switchboard.  She has been married 20 years to Robert and has an 18-year old daughter.  Their dog, Riley, is nine years old and she enjoys running, hiking and going to the lake.  Raised in Colorado, she has lived in NC for 25 years.

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Body Shop

Kimberly Weiss
Body Shop Assistant
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Kimberly is new to the area; she had visited once or twice since 2015 but decided to stay when she was evacuated from Florida during the 2017 hurricanes.Kimberly is one of four siblings and the first to venture out of the nest. Kimberly has been married for 3 years and are parents to two crazy black kitties. "Our home away from home is Disney World without a doubt. What brought me to Hunter was luck, I was introduced to the automotive business when I was 16 and this is where I'm meant to be." 

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Parts

Vance Garren
Parts Manager
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Vance Garren is a southern native born in Asheville, NC. A University of Tennessee alumni; Bachalors in Forest Resource Management. He is avid coin collector of Lincoln Cents and film buff. Vance is family man at heart; come by our Parts Department and meet Vance. 

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Stephanie Worth
Parts Counter Associate
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Stephanie recently joined the Hunter family early this 2018 year; bringing along her 14 years in the customer service industry. A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, she currently lives her with family and darling cat Gypsy. Stephanie has an Associates of Arts degree from AB Tech; with a great interest arts & crafts. Her hobbies include drawing and making jewelry .

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Ben Baxley
Parts Consultant
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Ben Baxley joined Hunter as a Parts Consultant in November 2016 - his first job in the automotive industry and now he is a Certified Subaru Parts Advisor.  He was raised in Hendersonville and is a graduate from Nor Henderson.  Marty is his "still-puppy" English Shepherd.  Reno, NV born, Ben likes mountain biking, motorcycling, camping and hiking - and worked a season in Yellowstone National Park.

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Paul Juntunen
Parts Consultant
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Paul Juntunen started working as a Parts Consultant with Hunter in 2015 and has been in the business for eight years.  He was born in Sarasota, FL and went to Manatee Technical Institute in Brandenton, FL.  Now that he is a NC resident, he has a Venus Fly Trap named "Petey".  He also enjoys movies, Fantasy Football and rafting.

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Ashley Parker
Wholesale Parts Coordinator
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Ashley Parker has been with Hunter since 2006 as a Detail Parts Consultant and Wholesale Parts Manager.  She is Subaru, Hyundai and Nissan Certified.  Ashley grew up in Mills River and graduated from West Henderson High.  She has a cat named Darby and loves to fish and spend time with her family.

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Sales BDC

Lisa Schillig
BDC Sales Customer Service
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Service BDC

Deborah Postlethwait
Customer Service
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Deborah Postlethwait was born in Maryland, raised in Charlotte and has lived in Hendersonville since 2015.  She and her husband of 23 years, Thomas, and two children attend The Rock Church.  Their son, Trey, is soon to graduate from NC State and Hanna is a sophomore at Hendersonville High.  Prior to starting at Hunter in the summer of 2017, she worked five years in hospitality as an Innkeeper and Front Desk Manager.  Deborah has her Associates in Applied Science in Office Administration from Mitchell (County) Community College and BS in Paralegal Studies from Liberty University.

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Shelby Ellenburg
Customer Service
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