Staff


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Management

Chris Baynard
General Manager
352-872-5113


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Jim Van Soest
General Sales Manager
352 872-5113


Jim has over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry.  He has a philosophy to "treat everyone like an honored guest in our home."  He adheres to very specific core values of Teamwork, Personal Growth, Integrity, and Community.  These values have reflected in Subaru of Gainesville winning the presitious Stellar Care Award from Subaru of America.  In his free time Jim enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his three sons.

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Dan Schmidt
Sales Manager
352-872-5113


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Wes Price
Fixed Operations Director
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Wes has years of experience and a commitment to providing truly exceptional customer service.


In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, working with his horses and traveling.

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Sales

George Bush
Sales and Leasing Consultant
352-872-5113


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Bradley Searles
Sales & Leasing Consultant
352-872-5113


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Timothy Gittinger
VIP SALES
352-872-5113


Tim has been with us going on three years now.  He is a Pensylvania native where all-wheel drive was a daily necessity. He is a graduate of Penn State and has a deep interest in Subaru. In his free time he enjoys cooking and tinkering on his Subaru Impreza.

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Chris Lopez
Sales and Leasing Consultant
352-872-5113


Chris has been with us for almost 6 years now, our most tenured sales associate.  He has quite the following of loyal customers that have purchased many cars from him over the years.  He is a huge sports fan and loves attending events with his 2 children and lovely wife.

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Bob Hendrickson
Sales and Leasing Consultant
352-872-5113


Bob has been in the automotive industry for 15 years now.  He is originally from Far Rockaway, New York.  Bob likes to spend time with his grandchildren and working on his organic garden.

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Niko Tranchese
Sales Consultanat
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Greg Cox
Sales Consultant
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Anthony Porter
Sales Consultant
352-872-5113


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Eric Garvin
Sales Consultant
352-872-5113


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Delivery Specialist

Starr Schultz
Administrative Assistant
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Service Advisor

Brian Goowwin
Service Advisor
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Emily Arsenault
Service Advisor
352-872-5113

Award winning Service Advisor Emily Arsenault is a long time Subaru enthusiast. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outside with her family, cooking and reading. She also loves animals and providing exceptional service to her valued Subaru customers!

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Brandon Holmes
Service Advisor
352-872-5113

He is an aficionado of the great outdoors: camping, fishing, surfing, & hiking. He likes anything that allows him to enjoy some fresh air. Has a serious passion for cars and motorcycles. He can be found on the race track or deep in the woods on his dirt bike. He thoroughly takes joy in meeting new and old Subaru customers and is happy to help with any concerns or questions along the way.

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Service

Cliff White
Service Technician
352-872-5113


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Terry Persampieri
Service Technician
352-872-5113

Terry is a Gainesville native.  When he isn't working on a customer's car, he's either fishing or walking.

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J.D. Davis
Service Technician
352-872-5113

Originally from Maryland, J.D. now coaches Little League Baseball when he's not fixing Subarus.

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Nate Linn
Technician
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Parts

Scott Turbyfield
Parts Manager
352-872-5113


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Inventory Control

JR Caban
Inventory Control
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