Staff

Executive Team

  • Tom Hunter

    Tom Hunter

    President and CEO - Hunter Corporation

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    Tom Hunter

    Tom Hunter

    President and CEO - Hunter Corporation

    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.

  • Randy Hunter

    Randy Hunter

    Chairman - Hunter Corporation

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    Randy Hunter

    Randy Hunter

    Chairman - Hunter Corporation

    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.

  • Hector Abelairas

    Hector Abelairas

    General Manager

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    Hector Abelairas

    Hector Abelairas

    General Manager

    Hector is originally from New Jersey. He has recently moved up to WNC from Miami, Florida to join the Hunter team as the new S/H/V/G General Manager. He has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Hector is an experienced and well-reputed General Manager. He received a Business Admin Executive Certificate from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix.

Sales Managers

  • David Hunter

    David Hunter

    Sales Manager

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    David Hunter

    David Hunter

    Sales Manager

    David was born and raised in Western North Carolina. He went to East Carolina University for his undergraduate and completed a Master’s degree at Appalachian State University.

Business Managers

  • Tony Tubryfill

    Tony Tubryfill

    Business Manager

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    Tony Tubryfill

    Tony Tubryfill

    Business Manager

  • Shawn Parsley

    Shawn Parsley

    Business Manager

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    Shawn Parsley

    Shawn Parsley

    Business Manager

    I grew up in Bonifay, FL and moved to Asheville in 2018 after meeting my wife, Evelyn in Orlando. After leaving the hospitality industry in 2019, I started a new journey at Hunter Nissan and then moved into a business manager position at our airport location. I enjoy cooking, fishing and spending family time outdoors with our two dogs Oliver and Indy.

  • Trey Hemphill

    Trey Hemphill

    Business Manager

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    Trey Hemphill

    Trey Hemphill

    Business Manager

    Born and raised in Asheville, NC. Attended T.C. Roberson high school and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Appalachian State University. Spent four years in direct sales in the luxury clothing industry before joining the Hunter Auto Group.

Sales

  • Jio Sibbitt

    Jio Sibbitt

    Sales Consultant

    Jio Sibbitt

    Jio Sibbitt

    Sales Consultant

  • Jordan Riddle

    Jordan Riddle

    Sales Consultant

    Jordan Riddle

    Jordan Riddle

    Sales Consultant

  • Andy Redmond

    Andy Redmond

    Sales Consultant

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    Andy Redmond

    Andy Redmond

    Sales Consultant

    I transitioned from a successful career as a chef, driven by my passion for culinary arts, to embark on an exciting new journey in the world of automotive. Eager to challenge myself in a different field, I embraced the opportunity to explore my love for cars and apply my creativity and precision to the realm of automobiles.

  • Alex Morgan

    Alex Morgan

    Sales Consultant

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    Alex Morgan

    Alex Morgan

    Sales Consultant

  • Gala Rice

    Gala Rice

    Sales Consultant

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    Gala Rice

    Gala Rice

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • Scott McDougall

    Scott McDougall

    Sales Consultant

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    Scott McDougall

    Scott McDougall

    Sales Consultant

    A South African living the American dream and loves to meet new people. Scott loves the outdoors; swimming, camping, fishing, and just taking in all the natural beauty mother nature has. His heart is helping children, loves helping out at summer camps and teaching carpentry. He lives in Hendersonville, but loves and misses his family back in South Africa Scott really enjoys being able to help people pick out their perfect vehicle for them and their family.

  • Thomas Bowkett

    Thomas Bowkett

    Sales Consultant

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    Thomas Bowkett

    Thomas Bowkett

    Sales Consultant

    I was born and raised in England, and recently moved to the US in 2020 to be with my wife. I previously worked in the travel and events industry in England and was lucky to travel a lot of Europe within my role. I joined the Automotive industry after relocating and I enjoy the business as I get to meet and talk to lots of new people from all walks of life! Outside of work I am living the Asheville dream, hiking with my wife and Fox Red Labrador, enjoying the local breweries this area has to offer and still keeping up with football (soccer) at the local bars. Come and see me so we can find the perfect vehicle for you!

  • Pam Justice

    Pam Justice

    Sales

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    Pam Justice

    Pam Justice

    Sales

    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.

  • Stefan Koerckeritz

    Stefan Koerckeritz

    Sales

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    Stefan Koerckeritz

    Stefan Koerckeritz

    Sales

    We would like to introduce Stefan Koeckeritz, He has worked in Sales/Marketing and hospitality for the last 3 years. Born in Germany; he is fluent in German and Spanish. Graduated from Western Carolina university with B.A in History. Enjoys hiking and exploring nature

  • Alex Black

    Alex Black

    Sales Consultant

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    Alex Black

    Alex Black

    Sales Consultant

    I am a WNC native. I have a 9 year old son named Cayman and reside in Hendersonville. I worked in the cellular market for 5 years before finding my way into the Automotive Industry which I now have been a part of for 2 years. I am a Sales Consultant for Volvo,Hyundai and Subaru. I am enjoy spending time with family and friends.,watching sports, and trying to enjoy life as much as possible. I enjoy helping people to find the right car that fits their budgets and needs.

Department Managers

  • Jesse Sisco

    Jesse Sisco

    Fixed Operations Director

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    Jesse Sisco

    Jesse Sisco

    Fixed Operations Director

  • Nathan Weikert

    Nathan Weikert

    Service Manager

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    Nathan Weikert

    Nathan Weikert

    Service Manager

    Nathan Weikert grew up in Denver, Colorado and moved across the country to the Triad area back in 2006. Nathan has been serving customers with Hunter Auto Group since June of 2019, with several years of automotive experience prior to joining the Hunter team. He enjoys spending time outdoors in our mountains whether it be hiking, camping, kayaking, or biking. Other hobbies include anything music related, especially playing the guitar. Nathan is here to serve our customers and lead our service team with a smile!

Service

  • Mickey Amato

    Mickey Amato

    Lane Manager

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    Mickey Amato

    Mickey Amato

    Lane Manager

    I’ve grown up in this business and have built a special skillset for customer service. I’ve been a lane manager before and really enjoy the service side of the dealership and overcoming any challenges. I’ve learned MOST of what I know from my dad!

  • Will Parsey

    Will Parsey

    Service

    Will Parsey

    Will Parsey

    Service

  • Scott Leddy

    Scott Leddy

    Service Advisor

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    Scott Leddy

    Scott Leddy

    Service Advisor

  • Taylor Hightower

    Taylor Hightower

    Service Advisor

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    Taylor Hightower

    Taylor Hightower

    Service Advisor

  • Robert Ficker

    Robert Ficker

    Driver

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    Robert Ficker

    Robert Ficker

    Driver

    Robert Ficker is a life-long resident of Henderson County. He has been a shuttle driver in the Parts Department with Hunter since summer 2014 – prior to which he was in manufacturing for 34 years rising to Facilities Engineer Manager and a Superintendent. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering. Robert is married with four children. His hobbies include spending time with his family, grand kids, their dogs and the “honey-do” list projects around the house. Something he really likes about his job is being amazed at how our customers find out about Western North Carolina!

Parts

  • Brent Hancock

    Brent Hancock

    Parts Manager

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    Brent Hancock

    Brent Hancock

    Parts Manager

    I am born and raised in Asheville. I love to play golf. I have two daughters, 15 and 19, and I have two dogs, a boxer and a bulldog. I am an avid Dallas Cowboys fan!

  • Vance Garren

    Vance Garren

    Parts

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    Vance Garren

    Vance Garren

    Parts

  • Makayla Owenby

    Makayla Owenby

    Parts Clerk

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    Makayla Owenby

    Makayla Owenby

    Parts Clerk

  • Patrick Braswell

    Patrick Braswell

    Parts Consultant

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    Patrick Braswell

    Patrick Braswell

    Parts Consultant

  • Abel Quinlan

    Abel Quinlan

    Parts

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    Abel Quinlan

    Abel Quinlan

    Parts

    My name is Abel Quinlan, I am San Diego born and raised, and made the move to Asheville in 2013 due to my love of all the food, people, and drinks, Asheville has to offer. I am the youngest of three siblings and have a passion for football and baseball. On my days off I like to spend my time off hiking, having some drinks with friends, or catching a game. I’m looking forward to my next chapter here at Hunter, and am happy to be a part of the team!

  • Courtney Scott

    Courtney Scott

    Parts

    Courtney Scott

    Courtney Scott

    Parts

Receptionist

  • Jennifer Brown

    Jennifer Brown

    Receptionist

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    Jennifer Brown

    Jennifer Brown

    Receptionist

    Jennifer was raised in Hendersonville, NC. She started working for Hunter in 1994 and is also a licensed massage and bodywork therapist. Jennifer is active with church ministry and enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and close friends.

  • Linda Gallagher

    Linda Gallagher

    Receptionist

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    Linda Gallagher

    Linda Gallagher

    Receptionist

    Linda was born and raised in Upstate NY. She graduated from Dental Assistant school and pursued a career in the dental field. After having her twins, she decided to raise her children full time. She relocated to the southern states six years ago.

Loaner Rental Manager

  • Vince Leta

    Vince Leta

    Loaner Rental Manager

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    Vince Leta

    Vince Leta

    Loaner Rental Manager

    I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. I have been with my girlfriend Melissa for 17 years. We moved to Flat Rock 3 years ago and absolutely love it here. We have 6 Subarus in my family, which is the perfect vehicle for mountain living

Valet

  • Lety Velazquez

    Lety Velazquez

    Valet

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    Lety Velazquez

    Lety Velazquez

    Valet

    My name is Lety. I am from Mexico and have lived here for 20 years. I have 2 children and I love nature and flowers.

Equity Manager

  • Laura Lewis

    Laura Lewis

    Equity Manager

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    Laura Lewis

    Laura Lewis

    Equity Manager

    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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