Meet Our Staff

  • Taft Butcher

    Taft Butcher

    General Manager

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    Taft Butcher

    Taft Butcher

    General Manager

    Taft is from Maryville, TN and has lived here in Chattanooga for the last 23 years. He is married and has 2 daughters. This is Taft’s 32nd year in the car business. He was with Toyota and Lexus and left to come to KIA because of the great product and wanted to be with a company that was on the cutting edge of technology and stood behind its 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty. He is a member of Christ United Methodist Church. In his free time, he enjoys boating, fishing, football, spending time with his beautiful wife and family, and yelling GO VOLS!

  • Angie Lee

    Angie Lee

    Controller

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    Angie Lee

    Angie Lee

    Controller

    Angie is the glue that keeps KIA of Chattanooga together and going strong. She is from the great state of Alabama is a fan of the Crimson Tide. Angie has over 28 years experience in the car business, the last 6 here at KIA of Chattanooga. She is married and has 4 children. When away from here, she enjoys gardening and being on the farm.

  • Boone Roach

    Boone Roach

    General Sales Manager

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    Boone Roach

    Boone Roach

    General Sales Manager

    Boone has been in the car business since 1985 started with Standefer Nissan until 2007 and then Ken Hunt at Hunt Nissan until starting here with us at KIA in 2018.  Boone is married with a beautiful daughter. Boone enjoys the outdoors, biking and spending time with his family.

  • Kevin Williams

    Kevin Williams

    Service Manager

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    Kevin Williams

    Kevin Williams

    Service Manager

  • Matthew Moreland

    Matthew Moreland

    Used Car Manager

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    Matthew Moreland

    Matthew Moreland

    Used Car Manager

    Matt grew up in Marietta, GA. He has 3 children and has been married for 17 years. Matt has been in the car business for 12 years. When not at work Matt is usually at the lake, pool or the movies.

  • Dirk Emmett

    Dirk Emmett

    Business Development Manager

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    Dirk Emmett

    Dirk Emmett

    Business Development Manager

    Dirk has been with KIA of Chattanooga for 12 years and counting. He started in Sales and has progressed to a Sales Manager position currently in our Business Development Center (BDC) team. He is married with a beautiful daughter. His interests outside of work include hunting, fishing, boating and pulling for the Crimson Tide!

  • Gregg Finger

    Gregg Finger

    Parts Manager

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    Gregg Finger

    Gregg Finger

    Parts Manager

    Gregg was born in Knoxville TN. but has lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life. Gregg has been in the car business for 21 years and with KIA of Chattanooga the past 7. Gregg has 2 boys to keep him busy. When not working he loves college football and anything to do with the outdoors and the TN VOLS !

  • Clyde Dempsey

    Clyde Dempsey

    Finance Manager

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    Clyde Dempsey

    Clyde Dempsey

    Finance Manager

    Clyde is originally from Mississippi and now resides in Dalton, GA. He has been in the car business for 18 years, the last 12 here at KIA. Clyde has been married for 22 years and has 2 wonderful young men. He enjoys video games and spending time with his family. He is a big fan of the “Mouse” and goes to Disney every chance he gets.

  • Jeff Middlebrooks

    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Finance Manager

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    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Finance Manager

    Jeff has been in the car business over 21 years, he is a father and a grandfather. Jeff is in our finance department and we are glad to have him. He likes golf, motorcycling and the Auburn Tigers.

  • Juan Salazar

    Juan Salazar

    Finance Manager

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    Juan Salazar

    Juan Salazar

    Finance Manager

    Juan is from Dalton GA. He has been in the car business 11 years the last 8 here at KIA of Chattanooga. Juan is a member of our finance team. Juan enjoys spending time with his family and is a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

  • Hank Brown

    Hank Brown

    Sales Specialist

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    Hank Brown

    Hank Brown

    Sales Specialist

    Hank is originally from Compton, CA, and moved to the Chattanooga area in 1991. He is married, has 5 children, and 9 grandchildren. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and attended USC. Hank has been in the car business for 22 years and thrives on making the buying process easy.

  • Craig Pesnell

    Craig Pesnell

    Sales Specialist

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    Craig Pesnell

    Craig Pesnell

    Sales Specialist

    Craig is new to KIA of Chattanooga but not to the car business. He is a true professional and understands the importance of treating his customers the way he would want to be treated.

  • Brandon Pyles

    Brandon Pyles

    Sales Specialist

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    Brandon Pyles

    Brandon Pyles

    Sales Specialist

    We are very happy to have Brandon, he is new to the car business and has a real knack for the job, he is friendly, listens well and has a customer service attitude, ask for him for a stress free buying experience.

  • Brian Dougherty

    Brian Dougherty

    Sales Specialist

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    Brian Dougherty

    Brian Dougherty

    Sales Specialist

    Brian is a senior salesman on our staff, he is the proud father of a new baby girl and we are so happy for him. Brian enjoys the outdoors and being with his family.

  • Dustin Young

    Dustin Young

    Sales Specialist

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    Dustin Young

    Dustin Young

    Sales Specialist

    Dustin is a senior member of our sales staff with several years experience in the car business.

  • Arkeem High

    Arkeem High

    Sales Specialist

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    Arkeem High

    Arkeem High

    Sales Specialist

    Arkeem is new to our team and to car sales, he is a very good at listening and has great potential in this business.

  • Dee Ware

    Dee Ware

    Sales Specialist

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    Dee Ware

    Dee Ware

    Sales Specialist

    We welcome Dee to KIA of Chattanooga sales staff, he comes with car sales experience and we are glad to have him.

  • Nathen Galusha

    Nathen Galusha

    Sales Specialist

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    Nathen Galusha

    Nathen Galusha

    Sales Specialist

    Nathen is new to the car business and comes from the food industry, he is pleasant to work with and is a great asset to our team.

  • Hayden Davis

    Hayden Davis

    Sales Specialist

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    Hayden Davis

    Hayden Davis

    Sales Specialist

    We welcome Hayden to our sales staff, he does come with car sales experience and we are glad to have him.

  • Allie Kang

    Allie Kang

    Business Development Agent

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    Allie Kang

    Allie Kang

    Business Development Agent

    Allie is a senior member of the BDC Team. She is from South Korea and Argentina and speaks both Spanish and Korean. She is married and has 3 beautiful children; 2 daughters and a son. Allie has been in the car business for 8 years. Allie enjoys watching football and spending time with her family.

  • Brook Roberts

    Brook Roberts

    Business Development Agent

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    Brook Roberts

    Brook Roberts

    Business Development Agent

    Brook is back after a short break and we are so happy she is back.

  • Lindsey Stone

    Lindsey Stone

    Business Development Agent

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    Lindsey Stone

    Lindsey Stone

    Business Development Agent

    Lindsey has several years experience in the car business having been in sales and worked as a BDC agent for over 5 years. She enjoys outdoor activities, animals and spending time with family and friends.

  • Samantha Dollmont

    Samantha Dollmont

    Business Development Agent

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    Samantha Dollmont

    Samantha Dollmont

    Business Development Agent

    Samantha has several years experience a BDC agent, she is the mother of two wonderful boys. Samantha enjoys gaming, relaxing and spending time with her family.

  • David Ellis

    David Ellis

    Shuttle Driver

    David Ellis

    David Ellis

    Shuttle Driver

  • Josh Smith

    Josh Smith

    Service Advisor

    Josh Smith

    Josh Smith

    Service Advisor

  • Charlie Puckett

    Charlie Puckett

    Service Advisor

    Charlie Puckett

    Charlie Puckett

    Service Advisor

  • Nikki Millhorn

    Nikki Millhorn

    Service Advisor

    Nikki Millhorn

    Nikki Millhorn

    Service Advisor

  • Jon Phipps

    Jon Phipps

    Used Car Coordinator Service

    Jon Phipps

    Jon Phipps

    Used Car Coordinator Service

  • Randy Phillips

    Randy Phillips

    Lead Kia Technician

    Randy Phillips

    Randy Phillips

    Lead Kia Technician

  • John "Earl" Ramsey

    John "Earl" Ramsey

    Kia Technician

    John

    John "Earl" Ramsey

    Kia Technician

  • Ian Stead

    Ian Stead

    KIA Technician

    Ian Stead

    Ian Stead

    KIA Technician

  • Ethen King

    Ethen King

    Kia Technician

    Ethen King

    Ethen King

    Kia Technician

  • Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

    Kia Technician

    Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

    Kia Technician

  • Alec Binns

    Alec Binns

    KIA Technician

    Alec Binns

    Alec Binns

    KIA Technician

  • Caleb Adkins

    Caleb Adkins

    Kia Technician

    Caleb Adkins

    Caleb Adkins

    Kia Technician

  • Colton Roach

    Colton Roach

    Kia Technician

    Colton Roach

    Colton Roach

    Kia Technician

  • Eric Morales

    Eric Morales

    Kia Technician

    Eric Morales

    Eric Morales

    Kia Technician

  • Bobby Mullins

    Bobby Mullins

    Kia Technician

    Bobby Mullins

    Bobby Mullins

    Kia Technician

  • Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Parts

    Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Parts

  • Larry Sikes

    Larry Sikes

    Parts

    Larry Sikes

    Larry Sikes

    Parts

  • Caleb Gunderson

    Caleb Gunderson

    Parts

    Caleb Gunderson

    Caleb Gunderson

    Parts

  • Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Lot Manager

    Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Lot Manager

  • Darian Johnson

    Darian Johnson

    Detail

    Darian Johnson

    Darian Johnson

    Detail

  • Steffen Lisenby

    Steffen Lisenby

    Detailer

    Steffen Lisenby

    Steffen Lisenby

    Detailer

  • Tom Teas

    Tom Teas

    Warranty Administrator

    Tom Teas

    Tom Teas

    Warranty Administrator

  • Joyce Mathews

    Joyce Mathews

    Accounting

    Joyce Mathews

    Joyce Mathews

    Accounting

  • Liz Fiallo

    Liz Fiallo

    Accounting

    Liz Fiallo

    Liz Fiallo

    Accounting

  • Kendra Hiett

    Kendra Hiett

    Title Clerk

    Kendra Hiett

    Kendra Hiett

    Title Clerk

  • Josey McCluskey

    Josey McCluskey

    Accounting

    Josey McCluskey

    Josey McCluskey

    Accounting

  • Jerry Barnes

    Jerry Barnes

    Accounting

    Jerry Barnes

    Jerry Barnes

    Accounting

  • Frances Reason

    Frances Reason

    Receptionist

    Frances Reason

    Frances Reason

    Receptionist

  • Mary Sommers

    Mary Sommers

    Receptionist, cashier, clerk

    Mary Sommers

    Mary Sommers

    Receptionist, cashier, clerk

  • Hank Brown

    Hank Brown

    Sales Specialist

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    Hank Brown

    Hank Brown

    Sales Specialist

    Hank is originally from Compton, CA, and moved to the Chattanooga area in 1991. He is married, has 5 children, and 9 grandchildren. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and attended USC. Hank has been in the car business for 22 years and thrives on making the buying process easy.

  • Craig Pesnell

    Craig Pesnell

    Sales Specialist

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    Craig Pesnell

    Craig Pesnell

    Sales Specialist

    Craig is new to KIA of Chattanooga but not to the car business. He is a true professional and understands the importance of treating his customers the way he would want to be treated.

  • Brandon Pyles

    Brandon Pyles

    Sales Specialist

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    Brandon Pyles

    Brandon Pyles

    Sales Specialist

    We are very happy to have Brandon, he is new to the car business and has a real knack for the job, he is friendly, listens well and has a customer service attitude, ask for him for a stress free buying experience.

  • Brian Dougherty

    Brian Dougherty

    Sales Specialist

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    Brian Dougherty

    Brian Dougherty

    Sales Specialist

    Brian is a senior salesman on our staff, he is the proud father of a new baby girl and we are so happy for him. Brian enjoys the outdoors and being with his family.

  • Dustin Young

    Dustin Young

    Sales Specialist

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    Dustin Young

    Dustin Young

    Sales Specialist

    Dustin is a senior member of our sales staff with several years experience in the car business.

  • Arkeem High

    Arkeem High

    Sales Specialist

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    Arkeem High

    Arkeem High

    Sales Specialist

    Arkeem is new to our team and to car sales, he is a very good at listening and has great potential in this business.

  • Dee Ware

    Dee Ware

    Sales Specialist

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    Dee Ware

    Dee Ware

    Sales Specialist

    We welcome Dee to KIA of Chattanooga sales staff, he comes with car sales experience and we are glad to have him.

  • Nathen Galusha

    Nathen Galusha

    Sales Specialist

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    Nathen Galusha

    Nathen Galusha

    Sales Specialist

    Nathen is new to the car business and comes from the food industry, he is pleasant to work with and is a great asset to our team.

  • Hayden Davis

    Hayden Davis

    Sales Specialist

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    Hayden Davis

    Hayden Davis

    Sales Specialist

    We welcome Hayden to our sales staff, he does come with car sales experience and we are glad to have him.

  • David Ellis

    David Ellis

    Shuttle Driver

    David Ellis

    David Ellis

    Shuttle Driver

  • Josh Smith

    Josh Smith

    Service Advisor

    Josh Smith

    Josh Smith

    Service Advisor

  • Charlie Puckett

    Charlie Puckett

    Service Advisor

    Charlie Puckett

    Charlie Puckett

    Service Advisor

  • Nikki Millhorn

    Nikki Millhorn

    Service Advisor

    Nikki Millhorn

    Nikki Millhorn

    Service Advisor

  • Jon Phipps

    Jon Phipps

    Used Car Coordinator Service

    Jon Phipps

    Jon Phipps

    Used Car Coordinator Service

  • Randy Phillips

    Randy Phillips

    Lead Kia Technician

    Randy Phillips

    Randy Phillips

    Lead Kia Technician

  • John "Earl" Ramsey

    John "Earl" Ramsey

    Kia Technician

    John

    John "Earl" Ramsey

    Kia Technician

  • Ian Stead

    Ian Stead

    KIA Technician

    Ian Stead

    Ian Stead

    KIA Technician

  • Ethen King

    Ethen King

    Kia Technician

    Ethen King

    Ethen King

    Kia Technician

  • Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

    Kia Technician

    Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

    Kia Technician

  • Alec Binns

    Alec Binns

    KIA Technician

    Alec Binns

    Alec Binns

    KIA Technician

  • Caleb Adkins

    Caleb Adkins

    Kia Technician

    Caleb Adkins

    Caleb Adkins

    Kia Technician

  • Colton Roach

    Colton Roach

    Kia Technician

    Colton Roach

    Colton Roach

    Kia Technician

  • Eric Morales

    Eric Morales

    Kia Technician

    Eric Morales

    Eric Morales

    Kia Technician

  • Bobby Mullins

    Bobby Mullins

    Kia Technician

    Bobby Mullins

    Bobby Mullins

    Kia Technician

  • Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Lot Manager

    Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Lot Manager

  • Darian Johnson

    Darian Johnson

    Detail

    Darian Johnson

    Darian Johnson

    Detail

  • Steffen Lisenby

    Steffen Lisenby

    Detailer

    Steffen Lisenby

    Steffen Lisenby

    Detailer

  • Tom Teas

    Tom Teas

    Warranty Administrator

    Tom Teas

    Tom Teas

    Warranty Administrator

  • Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Parts

    Mike Johnston

    Mike Johnston

    Parts

  • Larry Sikes

    Larry Sikes

    Parts

    Larry Sikes

    Larry Sikes

    Parts

  • Caleb Gunderson

    Caleb Gunderson

    Parts

    Caleb Gunderson

    Caleb Gunderson

    Parts

  • Taft Butcher

    Taft Butcher

    General Manager

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    Taft Butcher

    Taft Butcher

    General Manager

    Taft is from Maryville, TN and has lived here in Chattanooga for the last 23 years. He is married and has 2 daughters. This is Taft’s 32nd year in the car business. He was with Toyota and Lexus and left to come to KIA because of the great product and wanted to be with a company that was on the cutting edge of technology and stood behind its 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty. He is a member of Christ United Methodist Church. In his free time, he enjoys boating, fishing, football, spending time with his beautiful wife and family, and yelling GO VOLS!

  • Angie Lee

    Angie Lee

    Controller

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    Angie Lee

    Angie Lee

    Controller

    Angie is the glue that keeps KIA of Chattanooga together and going strong. She is from the great state of Alabama is a fan of the Crimson Tide. Angie has over 28 years experience in the car business, the last 6 here at KIA of Chattanooga. She is married and has 4 children. When away from here, she enjoys gardening and being on the farm.

  • Boone Roach

    Boone Roach

    General Sales Manager

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    Boone Roach

    Boone Roach

    General Sales Manager

    Boone has been in the car business since 1985 started with Standefer Nissan until 2007 and then Ken Hunt at Hunt Nissan until starting here with us at KIA in 2018.  Boone is married with a beautiful daughter. Boone enjoys the outdoors, biking and spending time with his family.

  • Kevin Williams

    Kevin Williams

    Service Manager

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    Kevin Williams

    Kevin Williams

    Service Manager

  • Matthew Moreland

    Matthew Moreland

    Used Car Manager

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    Matthew Moreland

    Matthew Moreland

    Used Car Manager

    Matt grew up in Marietta, GA. He has 3 children and has been married for 17 years. Matt has been in the car business for 12 years. When not at work Matt is usually at the lake, pool or the movies.

  • Dirk Emmett

    Dirk Emmett

    Business Development Manager

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    Dirk Emmett

    Dirk Emmett

    Business Development Manager

    Dirk has been with KIA of Chattanooga for 12 years and counting. He started in Sales and has progressed to a Sales Manager position currently in our Business Development Center (BDC) team. He is married with a beautiful daughter. His interests outside of work include hunting, fishing, boating and pulling for the Crimson Tide!

  • Gregg Finger

    Gregg Finger

    Parts Manager

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    Gregg Finger

    Gregg Finger

    Parts Manager

    Gregg was born in Knoxville TN. but has lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life. Gregg has been in the car business for 21 years and with KIA of Chattanooga the past 7. Gregg has 2 boys to keep him busy. When not working he loves college football and anything to do with the outdoors and the TN VOLS !

  • Allie Kang

    Allie Kang

    Business Development Agent

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    Allie Kang

    Allie Kang

    Business Development Agent

    Allie is a senior member of the BDC Team. She is from South Korea and Argentina and speaks both Spanish and Korean. She is married and has 3 beautiful children; 2 daughters and a son. Allie has been in the car business for 8 years. Allie enjoys watching football and spending time with her family.

  • Brook Roberts

    Brook Roberts

    Business Development Agent

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    Brook Roberts

    Brook Roberts

    Business Development Agent

    Brook is back after a short break and we are so happy she is back.

  • Lindsey Stone

    Lindsey Stone

    Business Development Agent

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    Lindsey Stone

    Lindsey Stone

    Business Development Agent

    Lindsey has several years experience in the car business having been in sales and worked as a BDC agent for over 5 years. She enjoys outdoor activities, animals and spending time with family and friends.

  • Samantha Dollmont

    Samantha Dollmont

    Business Development Agent

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    Samantha Dollmont

    Samantha Dollmont

    Business Development Agent

    Samantha has several years experience a BDC agent, she is the mother of two wonderful boys. Samantha enjoys gaming, relaxing and spending time with her family.

  • Joyce Mathews

    Joyce Mathews

    Accounting

    Joyce Mathews

    Joyce Mathews

    Accounting

  • Liz Fiallo

    Liz Fiallo

    Accounting

    Liz Fiallo

    Liz Fiallo

    Accounting

  • Kendra Hiett

    Kendra Hiett

    Title Clerk

    Kendra Hiett

    Kendra Hiett

    Title Clerk

  • Josey McCluskey

    Josey McCluskey

    Accounting

    Josey McCluskey

    Josey McCluskey

    Accounting

  • Jerry Barnes

    Jerry Barnes

    Accounting

    Jerry Barnes

    Jerry Barnes

    Accounting

  • Clyde Dempsey

    Clyde Dempsey

    Finance Manager

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    Clyde Dempsey

    Clyde Dempsey

    Finance Manager

    Clyde is originally from Mississippi and now resides in Dalton, GA. He has been in the car business for 18 years, the last 12 here at KIA. Clyde has been married for 22 years and has 2 wonderful young men. He enjoys video games and spending time with his family. He is a big fan of the “Mouse” and goes to Disney every chance he gets.

  • Jeff Middlebrooks

    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Finance Manager

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    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Jeff Middlebrooks

    Finance Manager

    Jeff has been in the car business over 21 years, he is a father and a grandfather. Jeff is in our finance department and we are glad to have him. He likes golf, motorcycling and the Auburn Tigers.

  • Juan Salazar

    Juan Salazar

    Finance Manager

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    Juan Salazar

    Juan Salazar

    Finance Manager

    Juan is from Dalton GA. He has been in the car business 11 years the last 8 here at KIA of Chattanooga. Juan is a member of our finance team. Juan enjoys spending time with his family and is a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

  • Frances Reason

    Frances Reason

    Receptionist

    Frances Reason

    Frances Reason

    Receptionist

  • Mary Sommers

    Mary Sommers

    Receptionist, cashier, clerk

    Mary Sommers

    Mary Sommers

    Receptionist, cashier, clerk