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
(530) 823-7234
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
(530) 823-7234
pete.thompson@auburnhonda.com

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
(530) 823-7234
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
(530) 823-7234
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!



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Stephanie Morris

Controller
(530) 823-7234
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
(530) 823-7234
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 Hennum
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
(530) 823-7234
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
(530) 823-7234
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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Gary Lawson
Sales Consultant
(530) 823-7234
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!
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JR Koroi
Sales Consultant
(530) 401-2916

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.
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Robbie Sundquist
Sales Consultant
(530) 401-2916

Robbie Sundquist joined the Auburn Honda team in February 2018. He brings with him 6 years experience in the automotive field.
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Bee Thao
S
ales Consultant / Finance
(530) 823-7234
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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 Travis 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
(530) 823-7234

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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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.
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Mikki Budrow
Customer Relations/Service Assistant
(530) 823-7234
mikki.budrow@auburnhonda.com

Mikki returns to Auburn Honda with over 10 years of customer service. She has started as Deli Clerk, to Cashier/Receptionist, now she is in the Service Department assisting the writers. Mikki is also managing the fundraisers, raffles, & new owner appreciation dinners. Her most important job is being a mother to her beautiful daughter Summer.
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 Scott Addison Honda Service
Scott Addison
Technician
(530) 823-7234


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
(530) 823-7234


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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Gabe Christian
Technician
(530) 823-7234


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.
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James Trethway Honda Service
 
James Tretheway
Technician
(530) 823-7234

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
(530) 823-7234

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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Matt Kozele
Technician
(530) 823-7234

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.
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Mike Orsborn
Express Technician
(530) 823-7234

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
(530) 823-7234

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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Jachob Faciana
Express Technician
(530) 823-7234

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.
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Bryan Anderson
Technician
(530) 823-7234


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
(530) 823-7234

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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Vaughn Winquest
Technician
(530) 823-7234

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.
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Steve Sarver
Detail Manager
(530) 823-7234

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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Norm Clow
Porter
(530) 823-7234

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.
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Chris Marano
Detail
(530) 823-7234

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.
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Aaron Burns
Detail
(530) 823-7234

Aaron has been with Auburn Honda since early 2018.
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Parts
  Jeremy Heaton
Parts Specialist 
(530) 823-7234
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
(530) 823-7234
justin.craviotto@auburnhonda.com
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Chris Tiffany
Parts Specialist 
(530) 823-7234
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
(530) 823-7234


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
(530) 823-7234
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.
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Office
Connie Shumway
Office Manager
(530) 823-7234
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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 Office Staff at Auburn Honda
Darcy Meadows
Office Staff
(530) 823-7234
darcy.meadows@auburnhonda.com

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Anna Smith
Contract/Title Clerk
(530) 823-7234
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
(530) 823-7234
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.
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  Shelley Ermolenko
Deli Manager
(530) 745-2712

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.
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