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Executive Team

Tom Hunter
President and CEO - Hunter Corporation

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.

Randy Hunter
Chairman - Hunter Corporation

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.

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.


Sales Managers

Mike Amato
Used Car Sales Manager

Jacob Ratliff
General Sales Manager

Jacob, originally from West Virginia, joins the Hunter family with over seven years' experience in the automotive industry. Jacob enjoys watching different genres of movies and reading comic books.

Harrison Hunter
Subaru Sales Manager

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. 

Wes McCurry
Used Car Sales Manager

Keith Dacey
Floor Manager

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! 


Business Managers

Tony Turbyfill

" Born and raised on the islands of Hawaii. He loves tennis, exotic cars, and playing music. He has been in the automotive industry for 10 years from receptionist, service tech, service advisor,  service manager, sales consultant, finance manager to sales manager, for different dealers. Also certified through Harvard Business School for Leadership principals, Negotiation Mastery, Management Essentials, and Strategy Execution. "

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.

Trey Hemphill
Business Manager

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. 



Brandon Nicholson

David Gilbert

Brad White

Michael Walden
Accessories Coordinator

Jordan Campbell

Gala Rice
Sales Consultant

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.  

Pam Justice
Sales Consultant

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.

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

Scott Mcdougall

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.

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.


Department Managers

Nathan Weikert
Service Manager

Nathan Weikert grew up in Denver, Colorado and moved across the country to the Triad area back in 2006. Nathan has been serving customers with Hunter Auto Group since June of 2019, with several years of automotive experience prior to joining the Hunter team. He enjoys spending time outdoors in our mountains whether it be hiking, camping, kayaking, or biking. Other hobbies include anything music related, especially playing the guitar. Nathan is here to serve our customers and lead our service team with a smile!



Mario Colunga
Express Service Advisor in Service

Aaron Nichols

Joshua Short

Francisco Mendoza

Dolores Asbell
Service Advisor

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.

Jhon Salguero

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! 

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.

Robert Ficker

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!



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!

Vance Garren
Volvo Parts Manager

Makayla Owenby
Parts Consultant

Patrick Braswell
Parts Consultant

Abel Quinlan

My name is Abel Quinlan, I am San Diego born and raised, and made the move to Asheville in 2013 due to my love of all the food, people, and drinks, Asheville has to offer. I am the youngest of three siblings and have a passion for football and baseball. On my days off I like to spend my time off hiking, having some drinks with friends, or catching a game. I'm looking forward to my next chapter here at Hunter, and am happy to be a part of the team!

Courtney Scott


Sales Assistant

Collier Lilly
Sales Assistant


Fixed Operations

Jesse Sisco


Internet Sales Manager

Thomas Bowkett
Internet Sales Manager

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!



Jennifer Brown

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. 

Linda Gallagher

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.


Loaner Rental Manager

Vince Leta
Loaner Rental Manager

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 



Lety Velazquez

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. 


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.