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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!


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.


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.

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.

Rod Talbert
Finance Manager

Rod grew up in Fort Myers, FL and relocated to Georgia in 1997.  He is the father to three wonderful children and played semi pro football and baseball for six years.  A major workout fanatic, Rod is in the gym six days a week, often twice a day.  He enjoys ready and online shopping.


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.

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.

Lauren Whitcraft
Finance Manager

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.

Mark Mrozek
Used Car Director

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.


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. 


Brayden Rice
Inventory Manager
(770) 677-0711

Brayden was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana moving to Georgia about one year ago.  He enjoys leading our inventory department and looks forward to growing with the Jim Ellis Ford team.  Outside of work he enjoys working out, spending time admiring nature, hanging with family and friends, and eating great food!

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.

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.

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.

Jeremy Ellis
Sales Consultant
(770) 677-0722

Jeremy brought 14 years of sales and marketing experience with him to the Jim Ellis team in 2020.  He is originally from Charleston, SC and became a resident of Atlanta in 2003.  He has a passion for taking care of his customers.  Jeremy's favorite things are his son, sports and cars.

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. 

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.

Keyvonte Nash
Sales Consultant

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.

Miriam Sami
Sales Consultant

Mariam started her career in the automotive industry in 2018 shortly after moving from Tri-Cities, WA to Atlanta, GA.  She enjoys selling cars and takes advantage of everything this beautiful city has to offer her.  Outside of work, she likes going out with friends and trying different foods.  Mariam is a self-taught guitar player and loves jamming with friends whenever she has the extra time.  

Mick Dupuis
Sales Consultant

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. 

Tavis Chapman
Sales Consultant

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.


Service Department

Bryson Paulding
Service Advisor
(770) 677-0804

Bryson was brought up in Atlanta, GA.  He started his career as a Service Advisor over two years ago.  He enjoys playing golf and investing in real estate during his downtime.  Bryson currently drives a Ford F150 but looks forward to the day when he can upgrade to the Platinum version of Ford's most popular truck.

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.

Keven Craig
Service Advisor
(770) 677-0820

Keven is a resident of Canton GA but was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He has been in the car industry for 22 years with 10 of those years spent with Ford.  He is a huge fan of Ford trucks and the Mustang.  Keven has an awesome wife and two great kids.  He also has two dogs, both with humorous nicknames.

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. 

Virginia Wyckoff
Service BDC 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.

Autumn Woodson
Loaner Coordinator
(770) 677-0801

Autumn is a graduate of the illustrious North Carolina A&T State University.  She assists our clients with securing loaner vehicles in our service department. When Autumn is not helping others, you can catch her in the dance studio working on her hip hop moves.

Donna Bell
Internal Service Advisor

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.

Denise Mantro
Service BDC

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.


Parts Department

Nequawnte Bennett
Parts Advisor

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.

Jamal Deloatch
Parts Specialist

Jamal brought 15 years of customer service and parts experience to Jim Ellis.  He has a passion for portrait photography and traveling.  Jamal enjoys good food and spending time with family and friends.

Elle Green
Parts Specialist

Elle spent her childhood traveling the world.  She has worked in the automotive industry for over eight years.  She is studying to become an undercover spy aka a SOC Analyst in the cybersecurity realm.  Elle likes llamas, video games and computers.  She enjoys traveling, sipping tea and banoffee pudding.