Staff


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Executive Team

Tom Hunter
President and CEO - Hunter Corporation
828.694.2521

Tom Hunter graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He then worked for a startup joint-venture between MidSouth Financial and Centura Bank. After several promotions culminating in Vice President, Mr. Hunter was selected to attend UNC's Kenan-Flager Business School and graduated with honors in 1999. Upon graduation, Mr. Hunter worked as a mergers and acquisitions associate for Brookwood Associates, LLC, an investment bank in Charlotte, NC. In 2002, he joined his family's company, Hunter Corporation, Inc. While attending NADA's Dealer Academy, Mr. Hunter worked at all positions within the dealership, from parts counter, sales to sales manager. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Corporation.

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Randy Hunter
Chairman - Hunter Corporation
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Randy Hunter graduated from East Carolina University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In September of 1984 he began his career with Hunter Corporation, Inc. Randy has worked in all departments and has held practically every position at both dealerships, including sales representative, service writer, finance manager, new and used car manager and general sales manager. He has garnered many sales awards from Chevrolet's Legion of Sales leaders and the Truck Honor Club. In 1998 he was promoted to General Manager of Hunter Nissan Lincoln Mercury. The dealership has earned several awards, including Nissan's prestigious Award of Merit. He is currently serving as the Chairman and Visionary of Hunter Corporation.

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Bill Robins
Variable Operations Director
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Bill Robins has served as Variable Operations Director for Hunter Automotive Group since July 2015. Mr. Robins began his automotive retailing career in 1976 in Newport News, Virginia, having served in multiple management positions with BMW of North America, Inc., as well as various other management positions in the private and publicly owned automotive industry.  Prior to starting his automotive career Mr. Robins taught school and experienced a successful coaching career. He lives in Flat Rock with his wife Leslie of 30 years. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Randy McFalls
Service & Parts Director
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Randy has been a Henderson County resident all his life. He attended West Henderson High School and has taken several courses in Automotive Technology and earned a certification in welding at Blue Ridge Community College.

During middle school, he held a full time job at Etowah Valley Country Club and performed a variety of duties on the grounds and in the dining room area at night. In 1978 his curiosity of the automotive business took him on a different path. He accepted a position with Carolina Auto Parts in Asheville as a stock clerk. After a few months he was asked to fill in as a counter person and then moved to the Hendersonville location of Blue Ridge Auto Parts as a full time counter person. 

In early 1980 he made the decision to form a partnership and open a chain of Automotive Parts Stores, the first which was Mountain Auto Parts in Brevard N.C. In June of 1986, he sold his interest in the business and joined the Hunter Automotive Group in 1987 as a service consultant.

Randy was soon promoted to service manager and currently holds the position as Corporate Fixed Operations Director. 

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Beth McCann
HR Director
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Beth McCann graduated in 1998 with her Master's degree in Human Resources from Clemson University. She joins Hunter Corporation with over 20 years of human resource management experience from the upstate of South Carolina. Her expertise in being a collaborative business partner with company leadership has been cultivated in the manufacturing sector with progressive Fortune 500 companies. Beth brings her diverse knowledge and experience to our dealership as the Human Resources Director to help us build a culture and work environment that stands firm on our core values.

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Tim Walters
CFO
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Tim graduated from Indiana University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He then began a career as CFO at LCD, Inc., where he oversaw substantial growth. He went on to become Controller and COO at Penske Automotive Group, where he proactively participated in returning the dealership to profitability by the end of the year. Following this success, Tim moved to Bill Heard Enterprises as Controller & Platform Controller, where he was able to achieve the highest net profits the platform had ever experienced. Similarly, at Prebul Enterprises, Tim was directly responsible for returning the organization to profitability within 8 months. Tim is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Georgia Society of CPA's. He is currently Chief Financial Officer at Hunter Corporation.

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General Sales Manager

Thom Morrow
General Sales Manager
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Thom Morrow joined Hunter in October 2014 but has flourished in the automotive industry for 25 years … starting to sell cars in 1992 and then a Business Manager, Finance Director, Sales Manager and General Sales Manager.  Additionally, he worked five years in the insurance industry and was a VP and Regional Manager for Wachovia Insurance Services/Dealer Financial Services and an independent dealer in Fayetteville, NC.  He is certified in the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals Certification (AFIP), attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC and the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy.  Thom grew up in New Bern, NC but born right here in Henderson, NC, is married with three daughters and is an avid golfer.

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Sales Managers

Gordon Zurbrick
Sales Manager
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Gordon Zurbrick has worked at Hunter since 2015 as a Finance Manager and now the New Car Sales Manager - having been in the automotive industry five years.  Prior to this he served in the U.S. Army for eight years.  Originally from Charleston, SC, he received his BS from Charleston Southern University, is married with a three-year old daughter and another baby on the way.

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Aaron Jones
Sales Manager
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"AJ" (Aaron) Jones is from Indianapolis, IN and has been in the automotive industry for ten years progressing from Sales, Finance Manager, Finance Director, New Car Sales Manager and now is Hunter's Used Car Sales Manager.  He joined Hunter in January 2016.  He enjoys working out and watching sports.

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Sales

Jeff Jacobson
Accessory & Delivery Coordinator
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Jeff Jacobson is a Hendersonville native and enjoys his blonde Lab named Lil along with fly fishing, fishing, camping, music festivals, watersports and snowboarding.  He has worn several hats since arriving at Hunter in 2014 and now is our Delivery Coordinator.  Before Hunter his was in the restaurant/service ten years including being the Chef de Cuisine for Tupelo Honey Cafe - yumm!

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Rob Ahrens
Sales Consultant
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Rob Ahrens has worked in the automobile industry for 30 years and has been with Hunter since 2016 - currently certified to sell Subarus and Hyundais.  Originally from Ringgold, GA, Rob graduated from the University of Georgia, attends Biltmore Church and enjoys golf and river rafting.  He adds that "Tom and Randy Hunter are some people everyone should meet"!

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Sammy Justice
Sales Consultant
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Sammy Justice is a local - he was born in Asheville, grew up and went to high school in Brevard and now lives in Asheville again.  Sammy is a vocalist with Skylight Heights, a national touring Rock Band out of Asheville, but he also plays the guitar, violin and "many, many" other instruments.  He runs a small recording studio and has been in the music industry for six years.  He has a nine-month old son, Anakin.  Sammy started in sales with Hunter in the fall of 2016.

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Samuel King
Sales Consultant
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Lance Harrison
Sales Consultant
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Lance Harrison, originally from Boston, has worked in the automotive industry for nine years in auto purchaser and sales lease consultant but is new to Hunter since September 2017.  He also has management experience in the restaurant and food service industry in many capacities including Front of House and General Manager.  His guiding philosophies in business dealings are integrity and transparency.  He is seeking an on-line degree in hospitality at Southern New Hampshire University, is happily married and "super proud father"
 of their son.  Lance is a "cat guy", likes kayaking, mini golf and is an avid video gamer!

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Chris Payne
Sales Consultant
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Chris Payne is from Brevard and served in the US Army Infantry, 1st Armored Division - and in Baumholder, Germany from 2000-2003.  He is in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and has been married to his lovely wife Natalia 13 years.  They have a daughter, Alisha, and two sons - John and Dangelo.  His marketing degree from Western Carolina University has served him well.  He has managed Jet's Pizza and was a head washer at Miller's Linen Service.  At Hunter in sales since January 2015, he has advanced to be Subaru and Hyundai Certified. 

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Lance Harrison
Sales Consultant
828.693.8661

Lance Harrison, originally from Boston, has worked in the automotive industry for nine years in auto purchaser and sales lease consultant but is new to Hunter since September 2017.  He also has management experience in the restaurant and food service industry in many capacities including Front of House and General Manager.  His guiding philosophies in business dealings are integrity and transparency.  He is seeking an on-line degree in hospitality at Southern New Hampshire University, is happily married and "super proud father"
 of their son.  Lance is a "cat guy", likes kayaking, mini golf and is an avid video gamer!

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Laura Lewis
Sales Consultant
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Laura Lewis sold insurance 12 years before coming to Hunter in sales in December 2015.  She was a BCBS Manager for Medicare and Medicaid.  Born and raised in Camden, SC, WNC is now her home with her wonderful husband of ten years and two OUTSTANDING boys aged 12 and 15 … along with two dogs and cats, 30 fish and all the outdoor creatures who come around to be fed.  She enjoys football, swimming and hike our beautiful mountains.  "Nothing brings me more joy than helping others, customers and co-workers."  She enjoys her chosen career because of the customers and the Hunter family.

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Gala Rice
Sales Consultant
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Gala Rice has been in sales at Hunter since 2000 and says "I LOVE SELLING CARS!!"  Born in Brevard, she is very involved at Next Church, leads a Healthy Living Exercise and Bible study class.  She and her high school sweetheart, Jeff, have been married 27 years and have three wonderful children (Christina, Caleb and Joshua) and two wonderful grandchildren (Sophia and Collin).  Gala is an avid runner and has her BA from UNC-Charlotte.  Her son and son-in-law are in the US Air Force and her son Joshua is a college student and baseball player.  

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Greg Bennett
Sales Consultant
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Greg Bennett is a Hendersonville and Asheville native.  Prior to coming to Hunter in the fall of 2016, Greg was in the food service management industry ten years as a Training Coordinator, District Manager and General Manager

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Devin Sigmon
Sales Consultant
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Devin Sigmon was in retail three years before starting at Hunter in sales in August 2017.  He attended both Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA and Montreat College.  Devin has coached the high school level Empire Lacrosse here in Asheville/Fletcher and now plays on the Asheville Lacrosse Club.  He also enjoys hiking, camping and coaching.  Devin is originally from Winston-Salem.

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Alexander Salazar
Sales Consultant
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Alex Salazar started at Hunter in April 2017 after attending A-B Tech.  Although originally from Detroit, MI, he has enjoyed making Arden his home along with his dog, Rocco.  Alex worked in the kitchen at Brooklyn Brothers Italian Restaurant and volunteered with the special needs students' program, PEP, at TC Robertson High School.

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Victor Rodeia
Sales Consultant
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Victor Rodeia has one foot on land and one in the sea - he is a Dual Citizen of the USA and Portugal (his father is from Lisbon).  On land he owns a Volvo S60 (previously a Hyundai Elantra and Subaru STI).  He loves his two cats, German Shepard/Rottweiler Mix, and racing in Rallycross.  He has spent his time traveling while shipping liquid asphalt and fuel for BP and US Oil.  On the other side of speed, he is a Licensed Captain and Chief Mate on a tug boat!   He loves water sports, deep sea fishing and has a current license from the Chapman School of Seamanship, in Port Salerno, FL (500 Ton Master and 1600 Gross Ton Mate) where he took the Coast Guard Exams.  This Eagle Scout was born in Miami and raised in Asheville.  He started in sales with Hunter in the fall of 2016.

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Garrett Haire
Sales Consultant
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Garette Haire is a noted expert on Jesse Livermore and his investing/security trading techniques!  Born and raised in NC, he graduated from NC State in 1982 and has hobbies are writing and teaching.  Garette has been in commissioned sales for over three decades in investment advisory and sales management work.  He joined Hunter in the spring of 2017.  He and his wife, Lisa, have four children:  Brek, Leah, Marshall and Garrison.

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Pam Justice
Sales Consultant
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Pam Justice has been in the automotive industry 12 years -- since 2004 with Hunter and before was with Sunshine Chevrolet in Arden.  She has also been a sales consultant and Internet Sales Manager.  She is native to NC, has one daughter and son-in-law along with two granddaughters and one on the way!  Her hobbies include teaching Sunday School for 2-5 years, hiking, reading and watching the sunset from her front porch.

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Jason Apicerno
Sales Consultant
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Jason Apicerno started with Hunter in 2013 and has worked in sales and the automotive industry for 15 years.  Jason enjoys fishing - perhaps because he was born and raised in Florida.

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Sales BDC

Scott Laffin
BDC Sales Manager
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Tina Leathers
BDC Sales Supervisor
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Kayla McGaha
BDC Sales Customer Service
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Shelby Ellenburg
BDC Sales Customer Service
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Brad Griffey
BDC Sales Customer Service
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Service BDC

Sherry Conley
BDC Service Manager
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Rena Bowen
Service Dept - Customer Service
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Ginger Elliott
Service Dept - Customer Service
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Service/Parts

Kevin Bradish
Service Manager
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Vance Garren
Parts Manager
828-210-7668

I was born in Asheville.  I graduated from University of Tennessee with a degree in Forest Resource Management. I am married and have 3 kids.  We have lived in Arden for 7 years.

I collect coins and enjoy spending time with the family.

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Ray Vaughn
Shop Foreman
828-210-7700

I have been working for Hunter for over 30 years.  I am a ASE and Volvo Master Technician.

I am married and have 2 children.  My youngest is at West Henderson where she plays tennis and basketball. 

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Body Shop/Rentals

Chad Baldwin
Body Shop Manager
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Chad Baldwin is married 12 years to his lovely wife, Liz.  They have two dogs (Gemma and Jax) that enjoy boating, camping and eating Chad's cooking - he once was a kitchen cook!  Chad brings 23 years of experience in the automotive industry to Hunter!.  He worked five years in detail at a Ford dealership and at Hunter he has worked in detail and advanced to managing the Body Shop and Recon Shop.  He is a Hendersonville native and came to Hunter in 2002.

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Tosha Shields
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