Staff


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  • Tim Smith
    General Manager
    Tim@PremierMazdaKC.com

    We're excited about Tim. He's been at Premier Mazda since day one and was the first official company hire. He is passionate and driven and won't miss a car deal! Tim and his wife Erika live in Lee's Summit and have a spunky three year old named Holden. When Tim isn't working, he loves to bow hunt.

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  • Jake Degutis
    Finance Manager


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  • Christine Bennett
    General Sales Manager

    Christine moved from the Corporate Team to Sales in December 2016 so she could stay in Kansas City full time and couldn't be happier! She's passionate about people and loves to laugh. Customer service is her number one priority, come check out the difference at Premier Mazda of Kansas City!

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  • Kelly Vitale
    Sales Consultant
    Kelly@PremierMazdaKC.com

    Kelly has never met anyone who didn't absolutely love her. She's a ball of energy and gets just as excited as you about your new car. Kelly hasn't sold cars long, in fact, you may know her from Barley's Brewhaus in Leawood. Have kids? Perfect. As a mom herself, she knows to come prepared with snacks and coloring books. This girl's got it!

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  • Justin Cristea
    Sales Consultant


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  • Norma Matthews
    Controller
    Norma@PremierMazdaKC.com

    Norma joined our team in the beginning of 2016 and we couldn't be happier. She's always willing to help and has a fantastic attitude while keeping business in line. Norma's laugh is infectious!

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  • Chris Auhll
    Service Manager
    Chris@PremierMazdaKC.com

    Chris is the newest member of our team and comes to Premier Mazda with a passion for GREAT customer service. He was rated a top Mazda Service Advisor in the nation. He brings organization and direction to our team. We can confidently say you can expect great things from our Service Department! ((oh, and did we mention we have free Service Loaners and free hand washes for every customer))

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  • Larry Scifres
    Parts Manager
    Larry@PremierMazdaKC.com

    Larry manages our parts department that houses our store mascot, Henry. Henry is a loveable pup. If you come to the sales or service department stop by and say hi to Larry and give Henry a pet!

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  • Jim Bogard
    Sales Consultant
    Jim@PremierMazdaKC.com

    Jim is the longest standing Sales Consultant at Premier Mazda and was here even before we purchased the store in March 2015. I'm sure his large customer base can agree, he was one of the best assets that came with the store! The past several years, Jim has won Mazda's Top Sales Performers' trip.

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  • Lisa Graham
    Service Advisor
    Lisa@PremierMazdaKC.com

    Service customers LOVE Lisa! She's friendly, will keep you updated on your vehicle service and make sure you have the most accurate information about your vehicle's warranty, recalls and service needs. Her smile is just as inviting as her candy drawer (just ask her for a piece, she doesn't eat it - just keeps it for other people).

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  • Jessica Ducre
    Sales Consultant
    Jessica@PremierMazdaKC.com

    Jessica is warm, helpful and professional. You have a 50% chance of working with Jessica if you submit an online inquiry about a vehicle. She hustles around the dealership getting information for customers that aren't quite ready to make the trip to Premier Mazda. Her goal is to gain enough product and sales knowledge to transition to the sales floor in the near future.

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  • Demond Parker
    Vehicle Detail Extraordinaire

    Demond keeps the ship tight in detail. He keeps business moving forward with a great smile and earphones. Demond once worked all night long to make sure a few customer deliveries were ready the next day. He takes great pride in his work and it shows! After all, we offer FREE hand washes with every service for our customers as part of the Premier Promise.

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  • Skylar Schallenberg
    Service Advisor


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