Our Staff

Management

David Jones

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!

Jim Hitchcock

Jim Hitchcock

Operations Manager

(530) 508-5250

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! 

Tom Tavelli

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.

Jeff Kozele

Jeff Kozele

California Director of Fixed Operations

(530) 362-5046

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.

Jeremy Kraft

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.

Steve Douke

Steve Douke

Parts Manager

(530) 362-5046

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.

Stephanie Morris

Stephanie Morris

Controller

(530) 508-5250

stephanie.morris@auburnhonda.com

Sales

Sean Barnard

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.

Alan Madsen

Alan Madsen

Sales Consultant

(530) 508-5250

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! 

Robert Hannum

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. 

Donovan Buttram

Donovan Buttram

Sales Consulant

(530) 508-5250

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. 

Kevin Hyland

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.

Hector Navarro

Hector Navarro

Sales Consultant

(530) 508-5250

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.

Chuck Roati

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.

Gary Lawson

Gary Lawson

Sales Consultant

(530) 362-5046

gary.lawson@auburnhonda.com

I am excited to join this great Auburn Honda team. I have been an active member of the Auburn community since moving here 30 years ago, which is a great place to live & raise a family. I take pride in working here and am looking forward to building long-term relationships with my customers and taking care of your car needs both now and in the future. I enjoy working with 4-H, soccer, softball, and fishing, my artwork, and spending time with my new granddaughter. Come in and see what a great place this is!

JR Koroi

JR Koroi

Sales Consultant

(530) 401-2916

vanaisa.koroi@auburnhonda.com

JR rejoined he Auburn Honda team in 2018. JR left us as a detailer to pursue a career in EMS, but decided to rejoin our team as a salesman. JR and his wife have two sons who they enjoy spending time with outdoors and playing sports.

Bee Thao

Bee Thao

Sales Consultant / Finance

(530) 508-5250

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.

Service Dept

Dave Mays

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.

Stuart Schrader

Stuart 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.

Jason Adams

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.

Jess Prestidge

Jess Prestidge

Service Advisor

(530) 823-7234

jess.prestidge@auburnhonda.com

Jess joined the Auburn Honda team in February 2018 and comes to us with 25 years of service advisor experience. Jess and his family have just moved into the Auburn area after losing their home to the Tubbs fire. Jess, his wife and their two daughters are looking forward to rebuilding their lives here in Auburn. Jess enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Jason Burton

Jason Burton

Service Advisor

(530) 362-5046

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.

Marc Anderson

Marc Anderson

Technician

(530) 362-5046

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.

James Tretheway

James Tretheway

Technician

(530) 362-5046

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.

James Workman

James Workman

Technician

(530) 362-5046

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.

Mike Orsborn

Mike Orsborn

Express Technician

(530) 362-5046

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.

Eleazar Vasquez

Eleazar Vasquez

Express Technician

(530) 362-5046

Joined the Auburn Honda team in 2016 after graduating from the Butte College Pact program. He enjoys playing basketball in his free time.

Bryan Anderson

Bryan Anderson

Technician

(530) 362-5046

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.

Scott Resetar

Scott Resetar

Technician

(530) 362-5046

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.    

Steve Sarver

Steve Sarver

Detail Manager

(530) 362-5046

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.

Scott Addison

Scott Addison

Technician

(530) 362-5046

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.

Vaughn Winquest

Vaughn Winquest

Service Tech

(530) 362-5046

Vaughn joined the Auburn Honda team in June 2017 while in the Honda training program. He has now graduated and is certified in express maintenance and is continuing his training through Auburn Honda's training program. Vaughn and his wife were married in August 2017 and are now expecting twins. Vaughn enjoys spending time with his wife, anything outdoors and attending auto races.

Matt Kozele

Matt Kozele

Service Tech

(530) 362-5046

Matt joined the Auburn Honda team in June 2017 after completing the 49 ROP program as an Auburn Honda intern during his senior year. He enjoys being outdoors, four-wheeling, and camping.

Jachob Faciana

Jachob Faciana

Service Tech

(530) 362-5046

Jachob studied automotive at Placer High School, class of 2017. Jachob worked here at Auburn Honda for his ROP internship and was hired right out of high school. Jachob enjoys big tires and loud horsepower.

Gabe Christian

Gabe Christian

Service Tech

(530) 362-5046

Gabe is currently in the Army Reserves and has been for the last 4 years. He studies at UTI and has acquired an associates degree in automotive science. He joins Auburn Honda from his grandfather's vintage car restoration shop. Gabe hs a wife, son, and a baby on the way. He most of all enjoys being a father.

Chris Marano

Chris Marano

Detail

(530) 362-5046

Chris grew up in Auburn and graduated from Placer High in 1968. He has been in the food/beverage business, then, moved to construction. He came to Auburn Honda to buy a new car and decided "what a great place to work." Chris enjoys spending time with his dogs, and wife of 30 years.

Norm Clow

Norm Clow

Porter

(530) 362-5046

Norm joined the Auburn Honda team in March 2017. He comes to us with eight years of school bus driving. Norm enjoys watching football, golfing, and spening time with his four grandchildren.

Aaron Burns

Aaron Burns

Detail

(530) 362-5046

Aaron has been with Auburn Honda since early 2018.

Parts Dept

Justin Craviotto

Justin Craviotto

Parts Specialist

(530) 362-5046

justin.craviotto@auburnhonda.com

Chris Tiffany

Chris Tiffany

Parts Specialist

(530) 362-5046

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".

Richard Higginbotham

Richard Higginbotham

Parts Shipping

(530) 362-5046

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.

Thomas Hague

Thomas Hague

Delivery Driver / Receiving

(530) 362-5046

tom.hague@auburnhonda.com

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.

Office

Connie Shumway

Connie Shumway

Office Manager

(530) 362-5046

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.

Darcy Meadows

Darcy Meadows

Office Staff

(530) 362-5046

darcy.meadows@auburnhonda.com

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Contract/Title Clerk

(530) 362-5046

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.

Eileen Phillips

Eileen Phillips

Reception

(530) 362-5046

eileen.phillips@auburnhonda.com

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. 

Mikki Budrow

Mikki Budrow

Customer Relations/Service Assistant

(530) 362-5046

mikki.budrow@auburnhonda.com

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.

Hollie Prust

Hollie Prust

Cashier/Reception

(530) 362-5046

hollie.prust@auburnhonda.com

Hollie joined us at Auburn Honda earlier this year. She grew up in Meadow Vista and comes from 18 years of automotive experience as well as a AS Degree in Automotive Technology. She loves hiking, 4wheeling, and spending time with her dog, Della Bea, and her boyfriend's 3 wonderful children.

Shelley Ermolenko

Shelley Ermolenko

Deli Manager

(530) 362-5046

Shelley joined the Auburn Honda team in January 2018. Shelly comes to us with 4 years of culinary experience and returned to the United States after residing in England for 29 years. She enjoys working with the public and anything to do with horses, her children and grandchildren.

Contact

Auburn Honda

1801 Grass Valley Hwy

Auburn, CA 95603

Sales: (530) 362-5046

Service: (530) 491-4699

Parts: (530) 491-4699

Monday9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday8:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday10:00am - 6:00pm
Monday7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 5:30pm
SundayClosed
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Tuesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday7:00am - 5:30pm
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