Meet Our Staff

Management

  • Matthew Welch

    Matthew Welch

    GM & CRO Chief Relationship Officer

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    Matthew Welch

    Matthew Welch

    GM & CRO Chief Relationship Officer

    Team Member Since 2006
    In 2006 I was blessed with the opportunity to acquire this wonderful organization from a great man, Roger Vermazen. At Auburn VW we value our Team members 1st so that they can value our guests, and bless our community. Our Team is always looking for ways to innovate in order to achieve our core purpose of becoming the premier VW dealership in the Northwest and the Entire nation by blessing our Guests and Community. We have been recognized nationally from 2012-2014 in numerous articles by Automotive News and Auto Dealer monthly, as well as Cobalt and Volkswagen of America in regards to our engagement in digital and video marketing strategies. I love being a part of the community and am currently serving on the Board of Directors for Washington State Auto Dealers, Vadis, and Life Christian Academy. We are also involved with leaders of today and tomorrow through Washington Student Leadership and are ambassadors for the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth to love one another worldwide. My amazing bride Amy (our Director of Community Outreach) and I, along with our three beautiful children, live and serve in the Tacoma area and at Life Center.

  • Loren Williams

    Loren Williams

    Customer Service Manager

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    Loren Williams

    Loren Williams

    Customer Service Manager

    Team Member Since 1997
    I drive a 2013 Passat TDI and it is most exciting to me when I set the cruise control at 60 mph and the fuel consumption rises to 60 mpg! I appreciate working for Auburn VW because it allows its employees to be individuals within the context of its goals for success and core purpose. I consider myself a servant of the people, so please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, I am here and happy to help!

  • Jerry Podgorski

    Jerry Podgorski

    Service Manager

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    Jerry Podgorski

    Jerry Podgorski

    Service Manager

    Team Member Since 1988

  • Jim French

    Jim French

    Parts Manager

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    Jim French

    Jim French

    Parts Manager

    Team Member Since: 1989
    I grew up in Kent and have worked for VW for 25 years, including other VW Dealerships. The best part of working at Auburn VW is the people. We are like family. We work through our challenges and work out our differences. At the end of the day there is no other group of people that I would rather work with. The first car I ever bought with my own money was a VW; an old, loud diesel. As a VW enthusiast, I like the uniqueness and quirkiness of the early VWs and their all around fun-to-drive feeling. I now own a 1982 Rabbit Pickup, a 2000 Jetta and a 2008 Jetta. When it is time to relax, my wife and I enjoy being able to go fishing and camping in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Daniel Grisham

    Daniel Grisham

    New Car Manager

    253-802-7007
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    Daniel Grisham

    Daniel Grisham

    New Car Manager

    Team Member Since 2006
    I believe Volkswagen today offers the best value package of Quality, Safety, Performance, and Style available in the market.  I’ve always been impressed by the way a Volkswagen feels on the open road.  I’ve owned 13 of them now, but driven all of them in every road and weather condition you can imagine,  you could say I bleed VW blue.  My wife and have 2 Amazing children and we feel safe in our VW’s with the family.     Working for Auburn VW is a great experience because our core purpose is to exceed expectations. I like golfing, traveling, keeping up on the Sounders FC, and more importantly spending time with my lovely wife and our kids.

    Our Sales team at Auburn Volkswagen is trained to be the best you will meet in your shopping experience.  We meet many people who have had a sour experience somewhere else, and we love turning that into a positive one.  Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Eric Treuter

    Eric Treuter

    Used Car Manager

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    Eric Treuter

    Used Car Manager

  • Spencer VanGieson

    Spencer VanGieson

    Sales Manager

    253-802-7005
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    Spencer VanGieson

    Spencer VanGieson

    Sales Manager

    Team Member Since 2011
    We are very enthusiastic about VW, our community and our customers here. My wife and I are both VW drivers. We love the great mileage, fit and finish, safety and handling of our 2013 Passat and 2013 CC R-line. I grew up in Puyallup, with my parents owning a VW bus and VW Quantum. They now have a 2008 Passat and a 1985 Vanagon. I enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, relaxing or spending time with my wife and our adopted 3 year old Chiweenie dog and our large family (23 nieces and nephews).

Sales

  • Matt Reynolds

    Matt Reynolds

    Sales Consultant

    (206) 779-4722
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    Matt Reynolds

    Matt Reynolds

    Sales Consultant

    Since 2010 Matt Reynolds has been a major contributor to the Sales Department.  He has earned Sales Person of the year now, 7 years running.  Matt is a graduate of the University of Idaho and enjoys bike rides, movies, and fly fishing.

  • Austin Martin

    Austin Martin

    Sales Consultant

    206-619-3824
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    Austin Martin

    Austin Martin

    Sales Consultant

    Austin Martin has been a VW driver and Enthusiast for over 22 years.  His first car was a 1984 VW Rabbit GTi.   Austin came to Auburn VW as a customer and now is an important team member.  His successful career in the wholesale shoe industry  gave him the experience needed to make happy customers and handle important customer concerns.  You’ll be in good hands working with Austin Martin.

  • Dwight Gibson

    Dwight Gibson

    Sales Consultant

    253-778-3643
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    Dwight Gibson

    Dwight Gibson

    Sales Consultant

    Team Member Since 2010

    Dwight Gibson, an 8 year veteran with Auburn Volkswagen, has done many different jobs in the dealership before joining the sales team.  His experience as  a technician and service advisor help him answer the technical questions many customers have.  Dwight’s team mates will tell you that he is the first person to offer help any time it is needed.  He has a heart of gold.  Dwight and his fiancee live in Tacoma and enjoy traveling and winter sports.  He also owns a neat racecar that he built from scratch by himself, and would love to tell you about.

     

  • Brandon Koertge

    Brandon Koertge

    Sales Consultant

    (253)-820-9775
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    Brandon Koertge

    Brandon Koertge

    Sales Consultant

    Brandon has a multitude of talents that include, musician, health and fitness training, restaurant,  as well as working part time for the Tony Robbins organization as a life coach.   Brandon has been with Auburn VW for over 18 months and brings posistive energy everyday.

  • EJ Ballesteros

    EJ Ballesteros

    Internet Sales

    253-802-7036
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    EJ Ballesteros

    EJ Ballesteros

    Internet Sales

    Team Member since 2008

    EJ has worked in every department in the dealership since joining Auburn Volkswagen.  His positive attitude and cheerful character will make you feel good.    You won’t find a more pleasant fellow to work with when you buy your next car.  EJ is very passionate about his family, his health, and the welfare of the people around him.

  • Brian Campbell

    Brian Campbell

    Internet Sales

    253-802-7034
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    Brian Campbell

    Brian Campbell

    Internet Sales

    Team Member Since 2014
    I am a father of four children and a grandfather of one amazing granddaughter. I love Volkswagen and have owned 5 of them. What I love about VW is that their cars have a personality, unlike other cars I have driven. Their refined interiors, amazing handling, and engine performance makes them stand out from all other cars in their class, plus they are just so much fun to drive. I am proud to be a part of Auburn Volkswagen because we are changing the way cars are sold. Buying a new car is exciting and I want to make the experience fun and have all my customers leave completely satisfied.

  • Jack Dorn

    Jack Dorn

    Sales Consultant

    206-229-1972
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    Jack Dorn

    Jack Dorn

    Sales Consultant

    Team Member Since 2008

    Jack Dorn is very personable.  People love working with Jack to buy their car because he listens very well.   Jack has 20 years experience with the VW brand, and he is able to help people with talent and care.    Jack and his wife have 2 beautiful children and enjoy camping trips and other kid’s activities.

  • Rickey Peterson

    Rickey Peterson

    Acquisition Manager

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    Rickey Peterson

    Rickey Peterson

    Acquisition Manager

    Team Member Since 2009

Service

  • Kristina Adams

    Kristina Adams

    Service Advisor

    Kristina Adams

    Kristina Adams

    Service Advisor

  • Jesse Finch

    Jesse Finch

    Lube Technician

    Jesse Finch

    Jesse Finch

    Lube Technician

  • Luis Hernandez

    Luis Hernandez

    Lube Technician

    Luis Hernandez

    Luis Hernandez

    Lube Technician

  • Dominic Garcia

    Dominic Garcia

    Service Porter

    Dominic Garcia

    Dominic Garcia

    Service Porter

  • Brandon  Borgens

    Brandon Borgens

    Technician

    Brandon  Borgens

    Brandon Borgens

    Technician

  • Josh Will

    Josh Will

    Technician

    Josh Will

    Josh Will

    Technician

  • Scott Buschen

    Scott Buschen

    Technician

    Scott Buschen

    Scott Buschen

    Technician

  • Diane  Day

    Diane Day

    Warranty Adminstrator

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    Diane  Day

    Diane Day

    Warranty Adminstrator

    Team Member Since 1981
    I moved to Washington State from Southern California and this is my 33rd year working at Auburn VW. I love that I go to work with friends I have known for years! I work in the Service Department as a Master Certified Warranty Administrator. My first car was a used 1964 Bug. That Beetle was so much fun to drive and new model Beetles are even more fun! I spend my off-work time in my garden, going for walks, reading, knitting or visiting with family. When I can, I love to travel.

  • Miguel  Alvarado

    Miguel Alvarado

    Service Porter

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    Miguel  Alvarado

    Miguel Alvarado

    Service Porter

    Team Member Since 2011
    I like the quality of VW and the people here are amazing to work with. My family drove a 1964 1/2 Beetle and I own a 1987 Jetta. On my time off I like working on cars. On the weekend I host a Bible study. I love the Lord Jesus Christ and obey all his commandments! Loving the Lord and loving people is a passion that I can live out in my life, both here at work and at home. Thank you!

  • David  Smith

    David Smith

    Service Advisor

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    David  Smith

    David Smith

    Service Advisor

    Team Member Since 2005
    My first job was at a VW dealership, which is when I fell in love with the VW Brand. Auburn VW is a great place to work, with great people to work with. I always try and give the best customer experience that I can, along with a smile! My 2014 Jetta is my 5th VW. I love the way they drive! My other passion is golf. I also play softball and I wrestled competitively in high school. I am not fluent in ASL (American Sign Language), but I sign well enough to have a conversation.

  • Adam  Morse

    Adam Morse

    Master Tech

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    Adam  Morse

    Adam Morse

    Master Tech

    Team Member Since 2012
    I have been with Volkswagen for 13 years, I am Texas born, and was enlisted in the Navy for 4 years. My wife of 9 years and our two sons and I live on a farm. Great quality and gas mileage are why I love working with VWs. There is a comfortable work environment here and everyone works as a team.

  • Brad  Wellington

    Brad Wellington

    Technician

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    Brad  Wellington

    Brad Wellington

    Technician

    Team Member Since 2013

  • Eric  Stickney

    Eric Stickney

    Technician

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    Eric  Stickney

    Eric Stickney

    Technician

    Team Member Since 2002

  • Rod  Young

    Rod Young

    Service Advisor

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    Rod  Young

    Rod Young

    Service Advisor

    Team Member Since 2000

  • Jason  Patton

    Jason Patton

    Technician

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    Jason  Patton

    Jason Patton

    Technician

    Team Member Since 2014

  • Randy  Allen

    Randy Allen

    Technician

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    Randy  Allen

    Randy Allen

    Technician

    Team Member Since 2012

  • Curtis  Proctor

    Curtis Proctor

    Technician

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    Curtis  Proctor

    Curtis Proctor

    Technician

    Team Member Since 2009

  • Chris  Charbonneau

    Chris Charbonneau

    Technician

    Chris  Charbonneau

    Chris Charbonneau

    Technician

Finance

  • Kamy Roohi

    Kamy Roohi

    Finance Manager

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    Kamy Roohi

    Kamy Roohi

    Finance Manager

    Team Member Since 2004

  • Jon VanGieson

    Jon VanGieson

    Finance Director

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    Jon VanGieson

    Jon VanGieson

    Finance Director

    Team Member Since 2007

Parts

  • Jacob Foy

    Jacob Foy

    Parts

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    Jacob Foy

    Jacob Foy

    Parts

    Team Member Since 2014
    This is a very friendly place to work and the fresh, warm cookies are very tasty! I love to work hard and I am passionate about doing my best. My interests are traveling, photography, skateboarding and listening to Led Zeppelin.

  • Troy  Childs

    Troy Childs

    Internet Parts Consultant

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    Troy  Childs

    Troy Childs

    Internet Parts Consultant

    Team Member Since 2010 When I joined Auburn VW, I started as a member of the Parts Specialist Team. Before VW I worked for over 20 years in sales, management and customer service. I just purchased my 4th VW Jetta. My new 2014 Jetta TDI is fun to drive, plus it gets great mileage. The best part about working at Auburn VW is the people. I work with great customers who are VW enthusiasts and other Parts Specialist team members who are knowledgeable, professional and love VWs!

  • Zeb  Foster

    Zeb Foster

    Parts Consultant

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    Zeb  Foster

    Zeb Foster

    Parts Consultant

    Team Member Since 2003
    VWs are a part of who I am. My entire family has been VW enthusiasts since the 1950s. We all drive VWs! I am so blessed to work for such a wonderful company that cares so much about our community and our team members. This is really like my second family. I love everyone here. When not at work I spend time with my first family; my wife, my son and our dogs Samson and Stella or working in the yard, on our home or on my 1992 Corrado V126.

  • Matt  Zimmerman

    Matt Zimmerman

    Parts Consultant

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    Matt  Zimmerman

    Matt Zimmerman

    Parts Consultant

    Team Member Since 2003 My dad got me into VWs (he has owned at least 20). My first car was a 1988 Scirocco and I’ve loved Volkswagens ever since. Right now I have a 1958 Beetle. The main reason I like my job is because of the awesome people here at Auburn VW. I like that we can get our jobs done efficiently and still have fun. I have a cat named Grissom and my wife and I like to try out new restaurants together.

  • Tony  Schmucker

    Tony Schmucker

    Shipping/Receiving

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    Tony  Schmucker

    Tony Schmucker

    Shipping/Receiving

    Team Member Since 2014

Dealership

  • April Magno

    April Magno

    Admin Assistant

    April Magno

    April Magno

    Admin Assistant

  • Kevin Rockey

    Kevin Rockey

    BDC

    Kevin Rockey

    Kevin Rockey

    BDC

  • Tony Kirks

    Tony Kirks

    BDC Manager

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    Tony Kirks

    Tony Kirks

    BDC Manager

    Team Member Since 2009
    Auburn VW is a team of genuine people where I have had opportunity to improve and advance to better serve our VW customers. My car is a 2008 Red Wolfsburg Jetta. The looks, interior, quality of parts and dependability of the VW cars are all reasons why I am happy to be a small part of the legacy that VW has proven to be. I was born and went to school in this area. I am married (no children yet) with 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 beta fish. My hobbies are kickboxing, weight training, reading and watching Star Trek. I have a Bachelor?s Degree in education. I am a licensed minister and pastor a college-aged group and teach Sunday school.

  • Ryan  Cates

    Ryan Cates

    Detail Manager

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    Ryan  Cates

    Ryan Cates

    Detail Manager

    Team Member Since 2002

  • Brandon  Corpuz

    Brandon Corpuz

    Detail Technician

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    Brandon  Corpuz

    Brandon Corpuz

    Detail Technician

    Team Member Since 2010

  • Stephanie  Spira

    Stephanie Spira

    Office Assistant

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    Stephanie  Spira

    Stephanie Spira

    Office Assistant

    Team Member Since 2012
    I really like my job at Auburn Volkswagen. The people here are very pleasant to work with and I feel like I learn a lot, plus I enjoy the work I do! My favorite things to do outside of work are swimming, crafting, and walking my two dogs, Sudi and Jack.

  • Jesse  Lovato

    Jesse Lovato

    Lot Attendant

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    Jesse  Lovato

    Jesse Lovato

    Lot Attendant

    Team Member Since 2012

  • Cody  Kosir

    Cody Kosir

    Lot Attendant

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    Cody  Kosir

    Cody Kosir

    Lot Attendant

    Team Member Since 2011
    I’ve always loved VW bugs, probably because of Herbie the love bug. I have about a dozen Volkswagens including 2 stock bugs, 2 Herbie bugs, 3 rally bugs, 2 buses, and a drag car, all in slot cars or models that is! I like WWE wrestling and racing, both live and on TV. I have a slot car and model collection and race slot cars almost every week. I’ve even been on TV before for my racing! Customers should know that I do have a speech problem and it can be very hard for me to communicate at times. I love to open doors and give handshakes though!

  • Kenny  Moon

    Kenny Moon

    Lot Attendant

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    Kenny  Moon

    Kenny Moon

    Lot Attendant

    Team Member Since 2011
    Volkswagens are a great quality car. They are fun to drive in and are wonderful for road trips. Auburn Volkswagen is awesome because my co-workers are friendly. I definitely enjoy working here! I love watching the Seahawks and going to Husky games. Go Hawks! Go Huskies!

  • Chris  McPerson

    Chris McPerson

    Lot Attendant

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    Chris  McPerson

    Chris McPerson

    Lot Attendant

    Team Member Since 2012
    I love Volkswagen! My favorite car is the Jetta, especially the TDI option. When I?m not at work I like listening to Maroon 5 and Spirit 105.3, watching The Ellen Show, and calling my friends. I really like Frappuccino’s!

  • Tony  Weber

    Tony Weber

    Dealer Trade Driver

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    Tony  Weber

    Tony Weber

    Dealer Trade Driver

    Team Member Since 2011

  • Ken  Johnson

    Ken Johnson

    Dealer Trade Driver

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    Ken  Johnson

    Ken Johnson

    Dealer Trade Driver

    Team Member Since 2005

  • Austin  Chao

    Austin Chao

    Facilities Helper

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    Austin  Chao

    Austin Chao

    Facilities Helper

    Team Member Since 2015
    My name is Austin and I go to Kent Meridian high school. I am the facility helper here at Auburn Volkswagen and I also volunteer at the Golden Steer. They have great food. I grew up local in the Kent area with my small dog Dakota. I like Auburn Volkswagen and the clean windows!

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