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 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 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
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 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.
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.
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.