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Management

Eric Mihelich
General Manager
(770) 677-0701

Eric was born and raised in the Motor City where he attended the University of Michigan, Go Blue!  He landed in Atlanta 10 years ago after a long stopover in South Florida.  He is married with two sons and enjoys skiing, snowmobiling and football.  Eric is proud to represent his hometown brand!

 

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Kevin Jeffries
General Sales Manager
(770) 677-0704

Kevin is originally from Columbus, GA but grew up in a military family and traveled all over the country during his younger years.  After serving eight years in the Navy, he landed his first job in 1989 at a Ford dealership in Greenville SC.  He relocated to Atlanta in 1996 and has spent the last 30 years helping people get a new or pre-owned vehicle.  Kevin has been happily married for 30 years with four daughters and two granddaughters.  His hobbies are playing golf, lifting weights, taking long walks on the beach with his wife and volunteering in the community.

  

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Ross Hammer
Internet Sales Manager
(770) 677-0719

Ross has been enjoying his time in the auto industry for a year and looks forward to more!  His passions include doing whatever his dog wants.  You can find him in dog parks, on hiking trails and kayaking when he's not helping people get into their dream car.

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Ariel De Moraes
Sales Manager
(770) 677-0730

Ariel has spent 30 years in the automotive industry with a true passion for what he does.  He spent 27 years of those years in South Florida with the past three being here in Georgia.  Ariel originally hails from Brazil.  He loves to cook and enjoys playing music.

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William Hembree
Service Manager
(770) 677-0787

Billy has been married for 36 years with one child and one grandchild.  He is a USAF Veteran and has spent 37 years in the auto industry professionally.  He is certified with four automotive manufacturers. Billy enjoys fishing, camping and other outdoor sports.

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Michael Turner
Parts Manager
(770) 677-0689

Michael has spent 21 years in the automotive industry.  He is a girl dad to a nine-year-old and has one of the best beards at Jim Ellis.  Michael likes cats, watching movies and spending his free time hanging out with his friends and family.

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Lauren Whitcraft
Finance Manager
770-677-0723

Lauren is originally from Lancaster, PA.  She is newlywed as she recently married her husband, Anthony.  They have two dogs, Freya and Molly.  Lauren enjoys cooking and CrossFit.


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Mark Mrozek
Used Car Director
770-677-0702

Mark was born in Chicago but followed his family to Georgia in 1985 where he has lived ever since.  He has worked in the automobile dealership business for 33 years and has experience in parts, sales and service.  Mark is married with two daughters and enjoys any and all activities that include his family.


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Sales Department

Kameelah Sims
Client Communications Manager
(770) 677-0737

Kameelah has been with the Jim Ellis organization for seven years and counting.  She is originally from a small town in South Carolina where she grew up on a farm and graduated top of her class from the University of South Carolina, Home of the Gamecocks!  Kameelah considers herself a full-fledged country girl and enjoys gardening, riding horses, 4-wheelers and roller skating. 

  

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Giovanni Montes
Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0832

Gio was born and raised in Metro-Atlanta.  In 2020, he started his career in automotive sales but has always been a car enthusiast.  He credits his great communication skills and ability to always leave you laughing to being a former bartender.  Gio is a former competitive Powerlifter that can grow a mean handlebar mustache.  He enjoys going on various adventures and driving his slow but fun Focus ST.

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Thomas Hostetter
Sales Consultant
(770) 289-0751

Originally from sunny San Diego, CA, Thom has spent 11 years in the automotive industry.  He is Ford Certified and happens to love the Mustang Shelby GT 350.  Thom is also a big Atlanta Braves fan.

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Sharon Batte
Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0727

Sharon arrived in Georgia in 2014 after spending her formative years in Pennsylvania, PA.  She jumped into the automotive business just one year later in October 2015.  Sharon enjoys traveling, it is a big part of her life.

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Farrah Nawar
Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0829

Farrah was born and raised here in Georgia.  Though new to the automotive industry, she has worked in sales previously.  After attending Georgia State for Illustration, she plans to go back for Business Management or Political Science.  Outside of work, Farrah enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting, playing music and exploring our lovely city, Atlanta. 

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Denis Esapa
Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0758

Denis was born in West Africa.  He has been in the automotive business for 14 years.  His passion is music, sports and spending time with his family.

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Virginia Wyckoff
KBB Consultant
(770) 677-0802

Virginia is a Marietta native who attended Walton High School and graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2018.  She is the co-founder of Piggyback Adventures, a project that creates outdoor experiences for her sister who has muscular dystrophy.  In her free time, Virginia enjoys attending yoga and dance classes, singing along to country hits, and spending quality time with loved ones in Atlanta and Fire Island, NY.

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Keyvonte Nash
Sales Consultant
770-677-0837

Keyvonte spent his younger years in Jacksonville, FL.  In high school, he won All-Region Wide Receiver after placing number one out of 500 players.  He proceeded to play football as the Safety Receiver for the Arkansas Razorbacks.   He is new to the automotive industry but looks forward to growing and learning with the Jim Ellis Family.  When Keyvonte's not at work he likes working out, playing video games and throwing 7O7 Football Tournaments.


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Mick Dupuis
Sales Consultant
770-677-0717

Although born in Spokane, WA, Mick has spent most of his life on the East Coast.  He attended college at the University of Tennessee and then joined the Army right after 9/11.  Upon return, he attended graduate school at Georgia State University and earned two Master's Degrees.  He spent the next three years teaching during the day and working in fine dining at night, leading to a management position.  Mick left the restaurant world after the industry was hit hard by the pandemic and found a new home at Jim Ellis Ford.  Using his customer service skills and building upon his desire to create the best possible experience for his clients, Mick discovered an environment where he could thrive.  During his off time, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, watching Atlanta sports and spending time with his wife, Olya. 


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Tavis Chapman
Sales Consultant
770-677-0809

Tavis grew up in Atlanta, GA.  He's a natural salesman though he's only been selling cars for a short period of time.  His favorite car is the BMW M550i.  Tavis' hobbies include riding his bike and shopping.


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Dallas Tucker
Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0739

Dallas grew up in Tallahassee, Florida.  He has been in Atlanta for close to a year and is fairly new to the Jim Ellis Family.  He began selling cars with us about four months ago.  When he's not at work, Dallas likes to watch and play sports.  He previously played football in college for Jacksonville State University. 


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Ezequiel Rik
Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0724

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ezequiel grew up in California and moved to Georgia in 2018.  He has been in the auto industry since 1998.  His favorite car is the Ford GT40.  Ezequiel's hobbies are playing guitar, hiking, hanging outdoors, cooking, reading and spending time with friends and family.  His goal is to always try to contribute.


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Mark Shaw
Commercial Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0827

Originally from Durham, NC and the youngest of nine, Mark relocated to Georgia in 2003.  He joined the Jim Ellis Family that same year and has served across many brands since being with the organization.  He's been named the Top Sales Performer many times along this journey.  Mark enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cooking and basketball.


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Taylor Johnson
Used Cars Inventory Manager
(770) 677-0705

Taylor was born in Atlanta and raised in Lawrenceville, GA.  She and her fiancé, Anthony, currently live in Duluth, GA.  She started as a porter/shuttle driver four years ago.  From there she moved into service advising for a few years and on to car sales before landing here at Jim Ellis Ford.  Taylor is working towards becoming a Neurosurgeon as she is in school pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience and Biology.  Her dream car is her manual 2011 329i xDrive BMW.  In her free time, Taylor likes to watch movies, eat and read.


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V. Robert Yengibaryan
Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0685

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, formerly USSR, Vachagan who goes by Robert, obtained his Masters in Eastern Studies and PhD in International Relations and Political Science.  He spent his teaching career at Moscow State Institute of International Relations.  Robert also worked as a consultant for many years in the Middle East and Africa.  His extensive background expands to being a Journalist and Editor at RIA Novosti, Russia's largest news agency, on to his entrepreneurial businesses; including, pharmacies, restaurants, healthcare products and a commercial bakery.  Robert is a proud father of four children.  He loves people and plans to do his best to make Jim Ellis Ford a great place to work and buy cars.


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Service Department

David Attal
Service Advisor
(770) 677-0805

David grew up in Montreal, Quebec and relocated to the United States in 1987.  He has always worked in automotive maintenance and jumped right into an advisor role when he hit the States.  As a member of the Atlanta Amateur Hockey League, you can catch him on the ice when he's not serving his service clients.  David's favorite car is the Ford Mustang.

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Sheridan Saville-Garcia
Service BDC Consultant
(770) 677-0687

Sheridan comes from a family of four.  He enjoys playing and listening to music.  He has only been with the Jim Ellis Family for a few short months but plans to spend many more. 

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Donna Bell
Internal Service Advisor
770-677-0857

Donna was born in Lawton, Oklahoma.   She moved to Prattville, Alabama when she was just a few months old before making her final stop in Georgia in 1990.  She's married with five children and resides in Dallas, GA.  She has been in the dealership world for 44 years.  Donna loves SEC football, of course, Alabama is her favorite team.  In her spare time, she works with our Veterans through the American Legion.


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Denise Mantro
Service BDC
770-677-0715

Denise was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  She grew up loving Coney Island; the beach, the infamous Nathan Hot Dogs and the rides at the Wonder Wheel.  She attended Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn where she studied Teacher Education and Business.  Denise moved to Sandy Springs, GA in 2013 and began her automotive career in 2014.


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Josh Slive
Service Advisor
(770) 677-0820

Josh really knows his way around the service department and has held several positions since joining the auto world nine years ago.  With a degree in Automotive Technology from Gwinnett Technical College, he has worked as a technician, parts salesperson and an advisor.  Josh grew up in Woodstock with his sister.  His favorite vehicle is the Corvette.  His hobbies include boating, water sports and cornhole tournaments.


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Mark Thompson
Service Advisor
(770) 677-0802

Mark is from Riverdale but grew up in Hogansville, GA.  He holds an Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology from West Georgia Technical College in Lagrange, GA.  He's worked in and around the automotive industry for roughly 16-17 years for various dealers.  He has been with his wife for almost as long, together for a total of 16 years with 13 of them married.  Mark loves spending time with his family and friends and tends to stay very active, rarely home on weekends.  He likes to race, fish, go camping and take trips to the beach.  He also enjoys working on his own vehicles and modifies them to his liking.  His favorite car is the Grand National, Supra, Skyline and any Z car but he loves his jacked up trucks, owning a lifted Z71 Silverado.  In the future, Mark's goals are to raise a happy family with his wife and continue his career with Jim Ellis to see just how far he can climb in the ranks.


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Parts Department

Nequawnte Bennett
Parts Advisor
770-677-0858

Nequawnte is an Atlanta native who enjoys watching sports, grilling and bowling.  He is new to Jim Ellis but has been working with automotive parts for over three years. Nequawnte loves dogs and spends his time chasing after his puppy, Crown.

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Nickolai Venturini
Parts Counterperson
(770) 677-0851

Born and raised in Boca Raton, FL, Nickolai is the only child.  He is new to the car industry and Jim Ellis.  He favors the McLaren and is an avid gamer.  Nickolai is a friendly people person who has never met a stranger. 


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Administration

Dyshia Chapman
Receptionist
(770) 677-0690

Dyshia has been with the Jim Ellis organization for nearly a year.  She is from Decatur, Georgia.  Her favorite color is blue and she likes to travel.  Along with exploring new places, Dyshia enjoys eating good soul food and you mustn't forget the complimentary bread.


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Emilie Floyd
Receptionist
(770) 677-0690

Emilie grew up with her dad and younger brother by the beach in Tocama, WA which is about 30 minutes south of Seattle.  She moved to Atlanta, GA in February 2021 and absolutely loves it here.  One of her many hobbies include playing volleyball.  Currently, she is really enjoying learning how to code. 


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