Meet The Auburn Honda Staff Serving Auburn, Roseville and Sacramento Communities

Contact Our Team

Managers
David Jones
General Manager
(502) 523-5544
david_jones@auburnhonda.com


David Jones lives locally here in Auburn, CA with his wife Angela and 2 children, Lucia and David Jr.  David comes to Auburn Honda with 13 years of experience working for American Honda Motor Company, in both sales and finance.  He was most recently an executive at American Honda's corporate offices in Torrance, CA, before making the move to Auburn Honda.

David is both privileged and honored to work with the Auburn Honda associates and clients each day.  He loves the town of Auburn and enjoys having the dealership actively involved in the community.  The mission at Auburn Honda is to provide a comfortable and stress free purchasing environment for you and your family.  Our knowledgeable and professional staff will assist you with all of your concerns, questions and automotive needs.

Please feel free to contact David personally at any time.  He is always available for you!  His direct cell phone number is (502) 523-5544 and his direct email is david_jones@auburnhonda.com.

We are always at your service, and thank you for choosing Auburn Honda!

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Jim Hitchcock
Operations Manager
(888) 886-6187
jim_hitchcock@auburnhonda.com

30 years ago I started working for Honda and I can't imagine working anywhere else. I enjoy meeting new people every day. I am a member of the Auburn community; you might see me and my family at the grocery store or catching a movie at the local theatre. When I'm not working I love spending time with my grandson!
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 Pete Thompson
Sales Manager
(888) 886-6187

I joined the Auburn Honda team in July 2017. I bring 25 years of automotive experience. I am originally a from Rye, New York, and moved to California in 1991. I enjoy golfing, swimming and spending time with my wife and two children; Jimmy (17) & Joey (13).
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Tom Tavelli
Internet Sales Manager
(916) 439-6466
tom_tavelli@auburnhonda.com


My goal is to sell cars to friends, not just customers. I strive to make a friend with everyone I work with and that includes my fellow co-workers, as well as, each person I help in the car buying process.

Over thirty years ago, I started my career in the car business as a sales consultant with Honda and I am proud to be back with Honda for the last 4 years now. I currently hold the highest honor with Honda as a Gold level sales and leasing consultant. I am excited to share my expertise and love of the business with all of my customers by helping them find not only the car they need, but the car they want.

When I'm not at work I love spending time with my family. I have 6 wonderful children and I have been married to the love of my life for the last 14 years. You might see me and my family out shopping in our Lincoln neighborhood or enjoying Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Church.

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 Jeff Kozele
California Director of Fixed Operations
(888) 749-0259
jeff_kozele@auburnhonda.com


Jeff Kozele started Auburn Honda in 1985 after moving here from Pennsylvania. Jeff started as a detailer and has advanced to Service and Parts director after proving himself as a valuable, dependable professional in all aspects of both the service and parts departments.  Jeff is a proud father of 3 sons who have been born and raised here in the Auburn area and quickly approaching their college years. Jeff's extensive knowledge and experience with Honda has been a true asset to Auburn Honda and the Victory Automotive Group.  Jeff's handling of both his employees and customers is that of professionalism, extensive knowledge and a sincere concern to solve all issues.
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Jeremy Kraft
Service Manager
(530) 745-2719
jeremy_kraft@auburnhonda.com

Jeremy Kraft returned to Auburn Honda in 2007, after managing the Auburn Nissan Service Department.  Jeremy has come to Auburn Honda with both a technical and management automotive background and has brought exceptional customer service and knowledge of service department logistics. Jeremy has three young children. Jeremy's two sons following in his footsteps as football players and his daughter a cheerleader are his pride and joy.
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Steve Douke
Parts Manager
(888) 857-9459
steve_douke@auburnhonda.com


With Auburn Honda since 2008, having been with the Honda line of products for 38 years. Enjoys motorcycle riding, golfing and gardening.  Loves his Honda's.



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Stephanie Morris

Controller
(888) 886-6187
stephanie_morris@auburnhonda.com


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Sales
Sean Barnard
Sales Consultant
(530) 368-4508
sean_barnard@auburnhonda.com


Every day is a great day!
My motto in life is to see the best in everything. I'm a happy-go-lucky guy who loves the car industry.

I've been in the car business for 7 years now. I started out as a detailer and moved my way up to being a salesman 4 years ago. During that time I have learned a lot about Hondas and had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people. Currently, I am a Silver Level Salesman with Honda. I received this honor from Honda because I am dedicated to creating a positive experience for all of my customers. I show them the vehicle they are interested in, explain things in detail, and make sure they feel comfortable with the entire process.

When I'm not at work, I'm usually cheering for my favorite team, the San Francisco 49ers. If I'm not at home watching the game it means I'm in the stands with a few of my buddies at Candlestick Park. If you are a Raider fan, I will still help you.

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Alan Madsen
Sales Consultant
(888) 886-6187
alan_madsen@auburnhonda.com

I started out as an Auburn Honda customer 28 years ago.  After I had retired for some time, I came in for an oil change and saw a sign for sales volunteers. I signed up and 13 years later I'm still here. When I'm not working I love traveling the United States on my Harley. I have been riding Harleys for the past 45 years. If I'm not out on my Harley you can find me watching the San Jose Sharks!
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Robert Hannum
Sales Consultant
(916) 300-5500
robert_hannum@auburnhonda.com

I guess you could say I've been in the car business my whole life. My Dad was in the car business and I started out helping him pick up and deliver cars. In 1979 I started selling cars, just like my Dad. I love having the opportunity to meet new people and help them find the car they need and want. During my days off I enjoy cycling, golfing and spending time with my family.
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Donovan Buttram
Sales Consulant
(888) 886-6187
donovan_buttram@auburnhonda.com

Starting with Auburn Honda as a detail department manager and bringing six years of journeyman-level detail experience and a prior three years mechanical experience, Donovan decided he was ready for a change, transferring to our sales department in 2015. Donovan's loving his new role and interactions with his customers He also works hard to provide for his new wife and spend as much time as he can with her traveling and enjoying life.
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Kevin Hyland
Sales Consultant
(530) 320-4900
kevin_hyland@auburnhonda.com

Kevin is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and relocated to Auburn from Marin County to enjoy the foothills of Nevada County. Kevin has been a Lake Wildwood resident for the past 17 years and loves to golf and explore all that Northern California has to offer. Kevin brings with him nearly 40 years of automotive experience.
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Hector Navarro
Sales Consultant
(888) 886-6187
hector_navarro@auburnhonda.com

Hector joined the Auburn Honda team in 2015 after relocating from Visalia. Hector has 34 years of automotive experience, as he's been selling Honda vehicles since 1982. Hector has received silver and gold level salesman honors several times and on two occasions reaching the prestigious Gold Master level. Hector states that the best part of his job is meeting the new customers and providing the best possible service. Hector is also a school board member for more than 8+ years, Little League Coach and Lions Club Member.
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Chuck Roati
Sales Consultant
(530) 391-4079
chuck_roati@auburnhonda.com

Chuck came to join our team in 2015, bringing over 35 years of automotive experience in internet sales, sales, and purchasing. Chuck is a long time Sacrament- area resident. When not working, he attends to his five-acre property, raising donkeys, goats, pigs and chickens. Check enjoys spending time with his family, incluifing his two children and five grandchildren.
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Bee Thao
S
ales Consultant / Finance
(888) 886-6187
bee_thao@auburnhonda.com

Bee joined our team in 2016 with 4 years of automotive industry experience. Bee has transferred from one of our sister stores in Sacramento after relocating from Minnesota. He is very knowledgeable and educated in multi-line product knowledge and finance, and will do whatever it takes to continue sending his customers home with a smile on their face.
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Service

 Service Advisor at Auburn Honda Dave Mays
Service Advisor
(530) 745-2712
dave_mays@auburnhonda.com

Started Auburn Honda in 1997 after relocating his family from Las Gatos. Dave AKA "Wrench" came to Auburn Honda as a service advisor, but has a long history as a Technician and in the automotive field. Dave and his family reside in Auburn and have made a wonderful addition to the Auburn Honda Family as well as our community. Dave is the proud father of two grown daughters, and a son who is currently attending college. Dave's oldest daughter has given him a grandson who he enjoys every chance he gets Dave has brought with him an amazing sense of humor and is very popular with our customers.
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Service Advisor at Auburn HondaStuart Schrader
Service Advisor
(530) 745-2715
stuart_schrader@auburnhonda.com

Stuart Schrader started working for Auburn Honda in 1991. Stuart started as a Technician and then came to be a Service Advisor and even sold cars for a short time.  Stuart grew up in Auburn and then raised his family here as well.  Two of Stuart's three daughters have started their adult lives; one in the military and the other is away at college. Stuarts youngest is in high school. Stuart is a proud father and dedicated family man.  Stuarts Technical back ground and flexible attitude is a true asset to Auburn Honda.
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 Service Advisor at Auburn HondaTravis Weller
Service Advisor
(530) 745-2716
travis_weller@auburnhonda.com

Travis Weller started working for Auburn Honda in 2009. Travis has come to Auburn Honda with a long history in the automotive industry, including a technical and management back ground. Travis is very active with his family, particularly his children's swim club. Travis is a proud family man that enjoys spending time with his family. Travis has proven himself to be a dependable and hardworking member of our Service Advisor team and brought extensive customer service, management and technical skills to our team.
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 Jason Adams Honda Service
Jason Adams
Service Advisor
(530) 745-2711

jason_adams@auburnhonda.com

Jason Adams started Auburn Honda 2011. Jason started Auburn Honda as a lot porter, but quickly proved himself  be a hardworking and eager to learn employee that has earned him a position of Service Advisor. Jason and his soon to be fiancé are looking forward to very bright futures.  Jason does not yet have children, but is proud of his 4 legged kids.  Jason came to us with a background in Auto Detailing, but has quickly become a valuable addition to our Service Advisors.
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Jason Burton
Service Advisor
(888) 749-0259

jason_burton@auburnhonda.com

I joined the Auburn Honda team in April 2017 and I come with six years of automotive experience. I am ASE Certified as both a service advisor and parts specialist. I enjoy off- roading, most anything out doors and traveling with my wife and two dogs in our cab over camper.
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 Service Assistant at Auburn HondaKayla Duran
Service Assistant
(530) 745-2727

Kayla joined the Auburn Honda team in 2011. Kayla has come to Auburn Honda with experience in retail, waitressing and high school auto shop training.  Kayla joined our service department as our part time file clerk, but has earned herself a full time position as our service coordinator and assistant to our service advisors.

Kayla recently got married and is excited about entering this new chapter in her life. Kayla is very close with her family and enjoys spending time with her Nieces and Nephews.

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 Scott Addison Honda Service
Scott Addison
Technician
(888) 749-0259


Scott joined Auburn Honda team in 1995 and has obtained the position of master technician thru his hard work, dedication and training.

Being a Master Technician means that Scott has completed all of Honda's required training modules, hands on training at American Honda's training center and has passed all necessary testing with Honda's Technical training instructors and is also ASE certified.

Scott and his family enjoy outdoor sports and spending time with friends and family.

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Marc Anderson Honda Service
Marc Anderson
Technician
(888) 749-0259


Marc joined the Auburn Honda team in 2011. Marc came to us right out of his high school auto shop training. Marc is one of our Express Technicians, who has proven himself to be a very quick learner who is fast and efficient.  Marc is enrolled in and completed extensive American Honda training.

Marc enjoys 4-wheeling, bowling, snowboarding, baseball, beer, guns, RC crawling and working out at the gym.

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Joe Magazzu Honda Service
Joe Maggazu
Technician
(888) 749-0259


Joe recently joined the Auburn Honda team.

Joe is a line technician who is currently enrolled in American Honda's technical training program.

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 Gary Olsen Honda Service
Gary Olson
Technician
(888) 749-0259


Gary Olson joined Auburn Honda in 1979, making him Auburn Honda's longest employee. Gary is a journeyman level service technician who has his vocational center graduate certification, auto apprentice certification, Natural Gas Vehicle Certifications, Honda certification and has reached platinum ASE level certification. 

Gary and his wife have one daughter who is their pride and joy. 

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 Ryan Stewart Honda Service
Ryan Stewart
Technician
(888) 749-0259


Ryan is a Master Technician, who joined the Auburn Honda team in 2014.

In addition to Ryan's master technician status, Ryan is ASE master certified, ASE advanced certified in engine performance, under carriage specialist, EPA Section 609 refrigerant recovery certified and previous GM world class certified.

Ryan has 20 years of experience in the automotive industry; including team leader, shop foreman, repair and diagnosis specialist. Ryan is a true asset to Auburn Honda and has brought with him invaluable experience and training.

Ryan has a college age daughter and an 8 year old son, He enjoys gold prospecting, metal detecting, baseball, gardening and he is an aquarium hobbyist.
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James Trethway Honda Service
 
James Tretheway
Technician
(888) 749-0259

James Joined the Auburn Honda team in 2010. James came to us as a Used Car Technician. Since joining us he has obtained his Smog license. James has extensive experience working for aftermarket and domestic car lines, making him a versatile asset to Auburn Honda.
 

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James Workman
Technician
(888) 749-0259

James joins our team bringing with him three years of technician experience and a Honda PACT graduate. James and his wife have just added four members to their family, and are currently finishing up on the adoption process. James loves to spend time with his new family.
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Mike Orsborn
Express Technician
(888) 749-0259

Mike Orsborn joined the Auburn Honda team in 2015. Mike joined Auburn Honda as one of our express Technicians. Mike has graduated from the college of forestry as a natural resource technician. Mike has worked as a lead technician, brake controller and hitch technician and has had experience as a tree climber.

Mike enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, RC cars and Planes.
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Eleazar Vasquez
Express Technician
(888) 749-0259

Joined the Auburn Honda team in 2016 after graduating from the Butte College Pact program. He enjoys playing basketball in his free time.
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 Bryan Anderson Honda Service
Bryan Anderson
Technician
(888) 749-0259


Bryan joined the Auburn Honda team in 2013 as a express technician. Bryan is currently enrolled in American Honda's training program and is eager to complete his Honda certification.

Bryan obtained most of his prior experience by working on vehicles for his family and friends. Bryan is our quarterly New Owner Workshop's owner advocate, who assists our new owners in their understanding of their new car's features.

Bryan enjoys basketball, camping and 4 wheeling. Bryan is always helpful, calm and up for anything.
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Scott Resetar
Technician
(888) 749-0259

Scott rejoined the Auburn Honda team in 2016 after taking some time off. While Scott just rejoined us, he had been with Auburn Honda for 15 years prior to his return and has more than 30 years of automotive experience. Scott is a master technician with ASE certification, and he enjoys quad riding and spending time with his wife and 2 young children.   
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Sean Pafford
Technician
(888) 749-0259

Sean joined the Auburn Honda team in June 2017 and comes to us with two years automotive experience. He is a high school graduate who studied biology, wild land fire sciences, and completed the ROP auto shop program. Sean enjoys working on cars, fishing, camping and outdoor sports.
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Steve Sarver
Detail Manager
(888) 749-0259

Steve returned to the Auburn Honda team in 2016 as our detail manager. Steve has a history in multiple trades, as he enjoys hard work and working outdoors. He's proud of his three daughters, AKA the Neapolitan sisters, as he was blessed with a brunette, a red head and a blonde. Steve enjoys fishing and anything outdoors.
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Deryck Osborn
Detail
(888) 749-0259

Deryck joined the Auburn Honda team in 2016 after relocating to California. Deryck comes to Auburn Honda with no prior experience; however, he has learned very quickly and proved himself to be a valuable and reliable member of our team. Deryck really enjoys working at Auburn Honda and his positive, upbeat attitude makes him a pleasure to work with.
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Mitchell Brock
Detail
(888) 749-0259

Mitchell joined out team June 2017. He comes to us with a background in computer coding, metal roofing, military and photography. Mitchell is certified in both photography and videography, and enjoys working with cars and photography.
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Tyler Resetar
Detail
(888) 749-0259

Tyler joined the Auburn Honda team in July 2017, and comes to us with a background in ranching. He is a high school graduate and currently studies agricultural mechanics, metal shop and finance. Tyler is a dedicated worker and has received FFA awards in Greenhand.
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Parts
  Jeremy Heaton
Parts Specialist 
(888) 857-9459
jeremy_heaton@auburnhonda.com

Jeremy Heaton rejoined the Auburn Honda team June 2017. Jeremy has 9+ years of parts experience. He enjoys spending time with his 2 year old daughter and watching sports; especially the Kings and Giants.
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 Justin Craviotto
Parts Specialist
(888) 857-9459
justin_craviotto@auburnhonda.com
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Chris Tiffany
Parts Specialist 
(888) 857-9459
chris_tiffany@auburnhonda.com


Chris joined the Auburn Honda team in January 2016, coming to us with 12 years automotive/parts department experience. Chris was born in Kennewick WA and moved to California when he was 7 years old. He graduated San Juan High school in 2007 after starting his automotive training in his junior year. Chris has always had a love for automobiles, stating that "he was born with a steering wheel in his hands". He left his prior position of 11 years to join the Auburn Honda team as he came to enjoy the friendly atmosphere here, and he's excited to be getting married in August 2017 to his "beautiful fiancé".
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 Richard Higginbotham Honda PartsRichard Higginbotham
Parts Shipping
(888) 857-9459


Richard Higginbotham joined our team in 2015. Richard is our Parts Department shipping and receiving person. Richard has a back ground in shipping and receiving for multiple companies.

Richard enjoys outdoors; camping, fishing and hunting rocks.
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Thomas Hague
Delivery Driver / Receiving
(888) 857-9459


Thomas joined the Auburn Honda team in January 2017. He is new to the automotive field, but brings with him shipping and receiving experience with a major retailer. Thomas is married and raising 4 children - 2 biological and 2 stepchildren. Thomas enjoys playing video games, playing with his children, and building models.
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Office
Connie Shumway
Office Manager
(888) 886-6187
connie_shumway@auburnhonda.com

Connie joined the Auburn Honda team in 2014, bringing with her 30 + years of experience in the Automotive Industry and a Bachelor's degree in Business Accounting. Connie enjoys boating, kayaking, hiking, gardening, and a variety of crafts.
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Customer Relations at Auburn 
HondaLeanne Price
Customer Relations Manager
(530) 745-2717
leanne_price@auburnhonda.com

Leanne joined the Auburn Honda team in 1994, but left for 8 years to spend time with her grandchildren during their early years. Leanne is 100% American Honda trained and certified in multiple job classifications; including: service advisor, customer relations and warranty administration.

Leanne is currently our service department coordinator, customer relations manager and administrative assistant to our service manager. Leanne has extensive experience in many dealership rolls, which makes her versatile and able to assist in every department.

Leanne has 4 grown children, 6 grandchildren and loves to spend as much time with them as she can.

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 Office Staff at Auburn Honda
Darcy Meadows
Office Staff
(888) 886-6187
darcy_meadows@auburnhonda.com


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Anna Smith
Contract/Title Clerk
(888) 886-6187
anna_smith@auburnhonda.com

I started Auburn Honda as a cashier/receptionist in 2014. I have since been promoted to Contract and Title Clerk. Since starting I have been trained in Account Receivables, Dealer Trades, Whole Sale Titles, Sales Contracts and DMV Processing. I also oversee our in-house Deli and fill in when needed. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to registration for your trade in or current vehicle, I am happy to help.
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Eileen Phillips
Reception
(888) 886-6187


Eileen joined the Auburn Honda team in 2015, bringing with her a BA in communications from Sac State and 10 years of customer service experience. Eileen was born in Auburn and her hobbies are traveling, cooling, photography & spending time with friends and family.
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Mikki Budrow
Administrative
(888) 886-6187

Mikki returns to Auburn Honda with over 10 years of food preparation experience after a short absence to spend time with her three-old-year daughter Summer. Mikki enjoys spending time with her family and friends especially her daughter. She enjoys hanging at home with her husband and friends playing video games.
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