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  • Jordan Garrett

    Jordan Garrett

    General Manager

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    Jordan Garrett

    Jordan Garrett

    General Manager

    Jordan has worked with the Gene Messer Auto Group since 2008 and has been in Lubbock since he attended Texas Tech in 2006. He is married and has an Alaskan Malamute. He enjoys bouldering, snowboarding, woodworking, and reading. He absolutely hates running but does it quite often. His favorite Volkswagen is a Certified Pre-Owned one and one of his favorite quotes is: “It’s good to set your standards so high that you have to work your entire life to achieve the mark. Winning has never caused someone to lose sleep.”

  • Ronald Thigpen

    Ronald Thigpen

    New Car Manager

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    Ronald Thigpen

    Ronald Thigpen

    New Car Manager

    Ronald Thigpen is our beloved Finance Manager.
    He loves long walks in the rain, margaritas, and Deadpool.
    He started with the Gene Messer Auto Group in 2008.
    He loves talking and meeting new people every day.
    He has 6 kids and a Great Dane. He loves the dog!
    His favorite actor and person is Robin Williams.
    “You’re only given a spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it” -Robin Williams

  • Derek Dewart

    Derek Dewart

    Finance Manager

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    Derek Dewart

    Derek Dewart

    Finance Manager

    Derek has been with Gene Messer Volkswagen since May 2017. He is originally from the north Dallas area but moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech. Outside of work Derek enjoys playing with his rescued pit bull puppy, watching sports, playing video games, and attending local car club events. He is also VEST certified with his favorite VW being the Golf R because of it’s performance capabilities. His favorite quote is: “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky

  • Shetarrie Owens

    Shetarrie Owens

    Finance Manager

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    Shetarrie Owens

    Shetarrie Owens

    Finance Manager

  • Kyle Hind

    Kyle Hind

    Special Accounts Manager

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    Kyle Hind

    Kyle Hind

    Special Accounts Manager

    Kyle has worked for Gene Messer Auto Group for 20 years. He enjoys taking care of his clientele and making new friends who are in need of finding a vehicle. His favorite Volkswagen is a Jetta because it is a great value for the money. His favorite quote is: “You just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.” – David Wooderson

  • Benjamin Jacobi

    Benjamin Jacobi

    VEST (Volkswagen Elite Sales Training) Certified

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    Benjamin Jacobi

    Benjamin Jacobi

    VEST (Volkswagen Elite Sales Training) Certified

    Benjamin has been coming to Gene Messer Volkswagen since 2008 with his own cars. Over time he got to know everyone and it created a job opportunity. He has worked here since May of 2013. Ben has been in Lubbock since 2002 when he transferred his college studies here. He studied Ministry at Lubbock Christian University where he met his wife. They now have 2 kids and maintain connection with the local church community. Ben continues his passion for developing caring relationships with co-workers and clients and enjoys conversing about sports, cooking, and Star Wars. He also drives a Beetle – that is how much of a VW Dork he is! He is VEST Certified and an all around Volkswagen Specialist.

  • Jeremy Gauna

    Jeremy Gauna

    Sales Consultant

    Jeremy Gauna

    Jeremy Gauna

    Sales Consultant

  • Phil Kamau

    Phil Kamau

    Sales Consultant

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    Phil Kamau

    Phil Kamau

    Sales Consultant

  • Sabrina Luna

    Sabrina Luna

    Special Accounts

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    Sabrina Luna

    Sabrina Luna

    Special Accounts

  • Araceli Pardo

    Araceli Pardo

    Special Accounts

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    Araceli Pardo

    Araceli Pardo

    Special Accounts

    Araceli has worked with the Gene Messer Auto Group since May 2016. She started out as a part time receptionist moved on to be the full time receptionist and now currently is the Kelley Blue Book Acquisition Manager/Sales professional. She is originally from Laredo,TX but grew up in Smyer and has been living in Lubbock since 2004. She is married, enjoys spending time with her family, her 4 dogs, on her down time she enjoys photography and reading. Her favorite Volkswagen is a manual GTI.

  • Larry Sauceda II

    Larry Sauceda II

    Sales Consultant

    Larry Sauceda II

    Larry Sauceda II

    Sales Consultant

  • Nathan Ramirez

    Nathan Ramirez

    Sales Consultant

    Nathan Ramirez

    Nathan Ramirez

    Sales Consultant

  • Matthew Vasquez

    Matthew Vasquez

    Sales Consultant

    Matthew Vasquez

    Matthew Vasquez

    Sales Consultant

  • June Williams

    June Williams

    Executive Assistant

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    June Williams

    June Williams

    Executive Assistant

    June has been with the Gene Messer Auto Group since February 2008. She grew up on a farm south of Lubbock and went to Lubbock Cooper Schools for 12 years, getting her high school diploma from Lubbock Cooper. She is married, has 3 children, 8 grandchildren another on the way, and 1 great granddaughter. She loves football and is a Broncos fan. Her favorite VW is her 2014 Routan. She has worked her way up from full time receptionist to Executive Assistant.

  • Linda Garcia

    Linda Garcia

    Receptionist

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    Linda Garcia

    Linda Garcia

    Receptionist

    Linda has been with Gene Messer Auto Group since December 2016. She was born and raised in Brazil and lived there until her early 20’s. After marrying her husband, who is originally from Lubbock, TX, Linda moved to the U.S. and had 2 children, a boy and a girl now in their teens. Linda loves watching movies with her kids and also spending time outdoors, but her new favorite thing to do is playing with Dayko, the puppy they just adopted. Linda enjoys driving and listening to country music while on the road, and her favorite Volkswagen is the Atlas. She also enjoys reading when she’s home alone. Linda believes kindness and honesty open many doors.

  • Jennifer Zuniga

    Jennifer Zuniga

    Receptionist

    Jennifer Zuniga

    Jennifer Zuniga

    Receptionist

  • Frank Morales

    Frank Morales

    Lot Porter

    Frank Morales

    Frank Morales

    Lot Porter

  • Connie Hall

    Connie Hall

    Warranty Administrator

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    Connie Hall

    Connie Hall

    Warranty Administrator

  • Steve Kneisel

    Steve Kneisel

    Service Manager

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    Steve Kneisel

    Steve Kneisel

    Service Manager

    Steve is married and has five dependents. He also has five grand children. He’s worked at Gene Messer VW since January of 2016 and really enjoys meeting new people. He loves camping, boating, and mowing The Flat Ugly. (What he decided to name his home). His favorite quote is “This too will pass.” His favorite Volkswagen is one that has just been fixed (the right way) at Gene Messer Volkswagen.

  • Chante Desmarais

    Chante Desmarais

    Service Advisor

    Chante Desmarais

    Chante Desmarais

    Service Advisor

  • Philip Gentry

    Philip Gentry

    Service Advisor

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    Philip Gentry

    Philip Gentry

    Service Advisor

  • Marissa Zapata

    Marissa Zapata

    Service Advisor

    Marissa Zapata

    Marissa Zapata

    Service Advisor

  • Mark Mitchell

    Mark Mitchell

    Shop Foreman & Master Technician

    Mark Mitchell

    Mark Mitchell

    Shop Foreman & Master Technician

  • Carlos Corrales

    Carlos Corrales

    Master Technician

    Carlos Corrales

    Carlos Corrales

    Master Technician

  • Tavi Mendez

    Tavi Mendez

    Service Technician

    Tavi Mendez

    Tavi Mendez

    Service Technician

  • Trey Bradley

    Trey Bradley

    Service Technician

    Trey Bradley

    Trey Bradley

    Service Technician

  • Levi Balch

    Levi Balch

    Service Technician

    Levi Balch

    Levi Balch

    Service Technician

  • Dougall "Mac" MacDougall

    Dougall "Mac" MacDougall

    Parts Manager

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    Dougall

    Dougall "Mac" MacDougall

    Parts Manager

  • Andrew Soto

    Andrew Soto

    Parts Specialist

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    Andrew Soto

    Andrew Soto

    Parts Specialist

    Andrew has been with Gene Messer VW as a Volkswagen factory trained parts specialist since June 2015. He was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and his father and brother also work in parts and service for the local Gene Messer Auto Group. Andrew’s favorite hobbies are sports, college football and basketball specifically. His favorite VW is the new Atlas.

  • Sonny Moreno

    Sonny Moreno

    Parts Consultant

    Sonny Moreno

    Sonny Moreno

    Parts Consultant

  • Harold Young

    Harold Young

    Retired Master Tech & Driver

    Harold Young

    Harold Young

    Retired Master Tech & Driver

  • Glenn Minick

    Glenn Minick

    Shuttle Driver

    Glenn Minick

    Glenn Minick

    Shuttle Driver

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