Meet our Staff


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Management

Jeff Berkman
General Manager

jeffb@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353 


Jeff Berkman is the General Manager here at Santa Monica Audi. He has been with the dealership since July of 2011. Jeff started working in the automotive industry in 1978. And has worked in essentially every department. Receiving numerous awards and certificates from a number of highline brands. Over his career he has served as Senior Management since 1980. Jeff has an extraordinary passion for cars, motorsports, and quality customer service. His comprehensive background, along with extensive knowledge of Audi products suits him well with assisting our customers in all aspects of running our store.


Jeff is originally from Washington, D.C. and moved to Los Angeles in 1986. He is happily married and has twin daughters. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his dog, hiking, biking and enjoying the out doors. Golf along with cooking are among other interests of his.

 

 

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Macaulay Bruton
Director of Operations

mb@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Macaulay Bruton has been the Director of Operations for Santa Monica Audi since its inception in 2004 and has been with the Audi brand since 1996.  Macaulay oversees all areas of dealership operations, including sales, service, information technology, marketing, real estate holdings and facilities. 

 

Macaulay is currently also the Director of Operations for Beverly Hills Porsche and is the former Director of Operations for Beverly Hills Audi.

 

Macaulay is originally from Kentucky, received a BFA from NYU and is a proud resident of Venice, CA.

 

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Edward Hong
Sales Manager

edwardh@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Ed Hong is a Sales Manager here at Santa Monica Audi. He has been with the dealership since December of 2013. And has been with Audi since 2004. Ed started working in the automotive industry in 1998. Receiving numerous awards and certificates from a number of highline brands. Ed's focus is providing professional and friendly customer service.

 

Ed was born and raised in La Candia, California. He attended UCLA where he graduated with a degree in Sociology in 1996.  Ed is happily married with two children. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, golfing, baseball and being a dad. 

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Arman Palezyan
Assistant Pre-0wned Manager

armanp@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Arman Palezyan is our Assistant Certified Pre-Owned Manager here at Santa Monica Audi. Arman has been with the dealership since February of 2012. He started working in the automotive industry in 1999 and first started with Audi in 2006. He has been one of our top salesmen several times and has achieved numerous awards from Audi. Arman's focus is helping prospective clients get a fair price, not only for their trade in but their new vehicle as well. He has a respectful approach, understanding the value of time and listening to his clients needs.

 

Arman was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia. He moved to Los Angeles in 1986. After moving to Los Angeles he continued his education at Los Angeles Community College and graduated with a degree in Computer Applications in 2005. Arman is happily married with 2 beautiful children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his kids, playing basketball and soccer with his son. And when cartoons aren't on the television, he enjoys a good football game. 

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Bruce Blais
Finance Manager

(888) 904-7353

Bruce Blais is a Finance Manager here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. His bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Michael Williamson
Finance Manager

michaelw@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353

Michael Williamson is our Finance Manager here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. His bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Tammy Waitas
Service Manager

tammyw@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353

Tammy Waitias is our Service Manager here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. Her bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Denise Hawke
Parts Department Manager

(888)904-7353

deniseh@santamonicaaudi.com


Denise Hawke is our Parts Department Manager here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. Her bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Sales

Hazel Cortez
Finance Assistant

(888) 904-7353

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Jennifer Jarukaruta
Sales Reception

(888) 904-7353

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Chris Haugen
Lease Retention Manager

chrish@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Chris Haugen is our Lease Retention Manager here at Santa Monica Audi. He has been with the dealer since August of 2011. Chris started working in the automotive industry in 2007. And started with Audi in 2010. Chris has essentially worked in every department. His passion and extensive knowledge of our Audi products are among of his strongest qualities when it comes to assisting new customers. Chris prides him self on earning the customers trust and following through from the sale to everything you may need down the line.

 

Chris is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Continuing his education, Chris attended the university of Hawaii. Graduating in 2007 with a degree with Linguistics and a minor in Oceanography. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, riding his motorcycle, cooking and traveling. 

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Steve Miller
Lease Retention Manager

stevem@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Steve Miller is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist here at Santa Monica Audi. He has been with the dealership since April of 2013. Steve started working in the automotive industry in 1968. Opened his own repair shop in 1988. Started selling selling cars in 1999 and has been with Audi since 2005  with his knowledge and expertise with all phases of the automobile he can answer most every question you may have before during and after the sale. 

Steve was born and raised in Los Angeles. Later continuing his education he attended Orange Coast College where he studied aviation. He is a single parent. In Steve's spare time he enjoys softball, tennis, golf, and flying planes. 

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Munny Barrett
Audi Brand Specialist

munyb@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Munwell Barrett also known as Munny, is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist here at Santa Monica Audi. He has been with Audi as well as the dealership since May of 2005. Munny has been in the automotive industry since 1990. And has received numerous awards and certificates from Audi. He is passionate about helping new prospective clients find and fulfill their dreams of purchasing the car of their dreams.

 

Munny is from Orange, New Jersey. He also worked in Japan for our Air Force, Navy and Army base, selling Audi's to our service men and woman upon returning home. Munny is married with two children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, staying active and practicing martial arts.

 

 

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Noah Hungerford
Audi Brand Specialist

noahh@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Noah Hungerford is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist here at Santa Monica Audi. He has been with the dealership since January of 2012 and he has been with Audi since 2009. He first started working in the automotive industry in 2009. Noah has been top salesman several times. Also receiving numerous awards and certifications from Audi. In addition, Noah was invited by Audi in 2011 to visit the manufacturing training facility in Germany for the Audi Q5 Hybrid training. Noah drove the Audi Q5 Hybrid from Munich to the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt on the autobahn. Noah is a core enthusiast when it comes to Audi, driving an Audi A4 himself, he is sure to deliverer top quality product knowledge. His focus is providing the proper attentiveness to each and every client. Noah is detail and customer oriented.

 

Noah is from Chatsworth, California and currently resides by the beach in Santa Monica. He continued his education at Moorepark College studying Business. In his spare time he enjoys going to the beach, running, hiking, biking, skating and racing go carts when he can. He likes spend his days off at the race track.

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Joe Scheible
Audi Brand Specialist

joes@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Joe Scheible is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist here at Santa Monica Audi. He has been with the dealership since June of 2009 and has been in the automotive industry since 1999. Joe has received numerous awards and certificates from Audi over his career. Joe's focus is providing a friendly, open and honest environment for his customers. And prides him self on providing quality customer service.

 

Joe was born and raised in Burbank, California and moved to Los Angeles in 1999. He is happily married and is expecting his first daughter in June of 2014. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding and is an avid gamer.

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Ash Ali
Audi Brand Specialist

asha@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Ash is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist at Santa Monica Audi. He has been with the dealership since March of 2013, but has been in the automobile industry since June of 2004.  He feels his non pressure and welcoming demeanor, is the reason he has continuously been awarded salesman of the month at every dealership he has worked for. Ash prides himself on helping clients find the right car, and making the best decision for them, in a non pressure environment.


Ash spent 5 years working overseas with our U.S. Military and several NATO Forces, so he has been exposed to many different types of people and their cultures. That being said, he knows how important customer service is and will give you the best customer service you deserve. Ash is fluent in several languages including English and Arabic, so if language is an issue, he will be happy to help you in any way he can.


Ash enjoys taking his wife and kids to the beach and playing soccer on his days off.

 

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Dana Hall
Audi Brand Specialist

danah@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Dana Hall is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist for our Internet Department.  He has been with the dealership since September of 2011. He has been in the automotive industry since 1999. His goal is to provide you with a faster easier way to buy or lease. Dana prides him self on his out standing customer service and honesty. During his journey he enjoys meeting with different people on a daily bases.

 

Dana is from Columbus, Ohio and later relocated to Los Angeles in 2001. Before relocating he attended the Columbus College of Art and Design.  In his spare time enjoys golfing, mountain climbing and some cross fit training. On of his passions is traveling and discovering new cultures, among many of the places he has been Japan is one of his favorite places to visit.

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Helen Stredder
Audi Brand Specialiist

helens@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Helen Stredder is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist for our Internet Department. She has been with the dealership since June of 2008 and has received several awards and certificates from Audi. Helen enjoys being around the racetrack and improving her driving skills to be a safer and more proficient driver. She was also present at the launch of the newly redesigned 2015 Audi A3 held in Dallas, TX. Helen prides herself on her customer experience and no nonsense approach in assisting prospective and repeat clients in finding the most competitive pricing.


She drives an Audi A3 Sportback.


Helen is originally from Liverpool, England. After graduating in Accounting and Finance from Liverpool John Moore's University. She spent 3 years studying Spanish in Spain. Helen moved to Los Angeles in 1999. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, walking and hiking with her Maltese, running 5KM and 10KM and traveling overseas.

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Steve Moonitz
Audi Brand Specialist

(888)904-7353


Steve Moonitz is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist at Santa Monica Audi and has been with the dealership since February 2014. His focus is providing prospective clients with complete product knowledge so they can make an informed decision, as well as developing a continuing relationship.


Steve is originally from New York and he moved to Los Angeles in 1997. He graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in English and worked in the publishing industry for more than a decade. In his spare time, Steve enjoys riding motorcycles in the canyons and remembering his years roadracing at Willow Springs Raceway, where he won a class championship in 2002.

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Uvon Hunter
Audi Brand Specialist

uvonh@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353

Hunter is a Certified Audi Brand Specialist here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. His bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Zareh Ploozian
Audi Brand Specialist

(888) 904-7353

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Petros Zhamkochyand
Audi Brand Specialist

(888) 904-7353

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Christina Heath
BDC Representative
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Christina Heath is our BDC Representative here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. Her bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Crystal Rangel
BDC Representative

(888)904-7353

crystalr@santamonicaaudi.com


Crystal Rangel is one of our BDC Representatives here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. Her bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Service

Angel Aguilera
Audi Service Advisor
310.481.8274

Angel Aguilera is our Service Advisor here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. His bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Tim Bennett
Audi Service Advisor
310.481.8276

Tim Bennett is our Service Advisor here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. His bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Chris Navarro
Audi Service Advisor
310.481.8280

Chris Navarro is our Service Advisor here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. His bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Chris Kelly
Audi Service Advisor
310.481.8117

Chris Kelly is our Service Advisor here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. His bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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Ken Maryan
Audi Service Advisor
310.481.8275

Ken Maryan is our Service Advisor here at Santa Monica Audi and looks forward to meeting each customer. His bio is forthcoming, but don't let that stop from coming by to say hello.

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