Meet our Staff


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Management

Niko Karvunidis
General Manager


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John Collis
General Sales Manager


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Ryan Laurence
Director of Showroom Sales


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Amy Buontempo
Director of Pre-Owned Sales


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Ash Ali
Pre-Owned Sales Manager

asha@santamonicaaudi.com



Ash was recently promoted to a Sales Manager 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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Tammy Waitas
Service Manager

tammyw@santamonicaaudi.com



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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Claudia Abraamyan
Business Development & Marketing Manager


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Audi Brand Specialists

Nick Fontaine
Audi Brand Specialist


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Evan Kemp
Audi Brand Specialist


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Marybeth Poulton
Audi Brand Specialist


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James Eady
Audi Brand Specialist


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Elena Redkin
Audi Brand Specialist


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David Yaffe
Audi Brand Specialist


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Gilberto Tapia
Audi Brand Specialist


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Ehab Mahmoud
Audi Brand Specialist


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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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Ronnie Shahid
Audi Brand Specialist


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Internet and Customer Loyalty

Dana Hall
Customer Loyalty Manager

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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Zach Stanford
Audi Brand Specialist


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Helen Stredder
Internet Sales Manager
(888) 904-7353

helens@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Helen Stredder is an Internet Fleet manager for our Internet Department. She has been with the dealership since June 2008,  has received several awards and certificates from Audi and is a contributor to Audi North America in sales volume. Helen enjoys being around the racetrack and improving her driving skills to be a safer and more proficient driver. She was invited to try out the R8, RS5 and TTRS at the new West coast Porsche Experience center in Carson, CA and attended the launches of the newly redesigned 2015 Audi A3, E Tron and Q7 held in CA and TX. 

Helen prides herself on her no nonsense approach in assisting prospective and repeat clients in finding the most competitive pricing and delivering exceptional customer service.

She drives an Audi A3 E Tron Sportback and cares about the environment.

Helen is originally from Liverpool, UK. After graduating in Accounting and Finance from Liverpool John Moore's University, she spent 3 years studying Spanish and working in Spain. 

Helen moved to Los Angeles in 1999. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, participating in 5KM/10KM races, jogging and Hiking, exploring more States and traveling overseas.

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Demetrius Martinez
Internet Sales Manager


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Artem Tiliev
Internet Sales Manager


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Zareh Ploozian
Internet Sales Manager
(888) 904-7353

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Steve Miller
Lease Retention Manager

stevem@santamonicaaudi.com

(888) 904-7353


Steve is one of the fleet managers here at Santa Monica Audi. He has been in the industry since was thirteen years old, working in his father's shop in Burbank, CA. He ran his own shop for 9 years until he began selling cars in 1999. Steve has worked with the Audi brand since 2005 and has worked here at Santa Monica Audi since 2015. Steve learned at a very young age from his father that honesty is the best policy, and this shows through the way he treats his clients. He creates a low pressure atmosphere where clients feel comfortable speaking their mind, and Steve will always listen; he believes that we have two ears and one mouth for that exact reason, to listen more than we speak. Steve strives to make customer service his priority and it's people like him that have helped turn Santa Monica Audi into a top three Audi dealer in the nation. 

When Steve isn't at work he's enjoying sports such as softball, golf and tennis -- exercising his pilot's license -- or playing his bass guitar. 


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Finance

Nick Crisci
Finance Manager


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Cheikh Dicko
Finance Manager


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Shaun Tadlaoui
Finance Manager


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Client Care

Monique Pimentel
Assistant To General Manager/Reception


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Jennifer Jarukaruta
Sales Reception

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Pamela Sorto
Sales Reception


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Christina Heath
BDC Representative

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Lia Davis
BDC Representative


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Crystal Rangel
Customer Loyalty Assistant


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Steve Moonitz
Technologist


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George Villaneda
Technologist


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Pre-Owned Sales Specialists

Derek Rudolph
Pre-Owned Sales Specialist
(888) 904-7353

(888) 904-7353

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Joe Scheible
Pre-Owned Sales 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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Sacha Passuello
Pre-Owned Sales Specialist


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Uvon Hunter
Pre-Owned Sales 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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Petros Zhamkochyand
Pre-Owned Sales Specialist

(888) 904-7353

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Parts

Guillermo Azucena
Parts Associate


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Jacob Velazquez
Parts Associate


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Sheyla De La Pena
Parts Associate


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Service

Jorge Valladares
Service Manager


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Yvonne Chavez
Office Assistant


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Alma Fernandez
Appointment Coordinator


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Veronica Salcedo
Office Assistant


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Maryanne Periera
Office Assistant


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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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Marvin Perez
Service Advisor


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Technicians

Russ Thome
Shop Foreman


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Brian Paige
Shop Foreman


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Jose Villa
Service Technician


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Brandon Miller
Service Technician


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Juan Lopez
Service Technicians


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Poly Mora
Service Technician


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Ruben Sierra
Service Technician


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Daniel Oliver
Service Technician


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Jorge Melendez
Service Technician


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Tadeh Mansouri
Service Technician


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Peter Ansalmo
Service Technicians


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Eli Sims
Service Technician


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Yafet Jonathan
Service Technician


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Kenny Langston
Service Technician


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Brian May
Service Technician


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Brian Frasquillo
Service Technician


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Robert Digioia
Service Technician


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Girish Rathod
Service Technician


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Alex Avalos
Service Technician


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Darnell Grissett
Service Technician


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