Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Management

Jaime Hanway
General Manager
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Daniel Veloz
General Sales Manager
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Sales

Brandon Bennett
Sales Consultant
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
Hi Im Brandon Bennett Born in West Palm beach FL, Just moved to Carlsbad New Mexico from Cocoa FL.I work for the Krumland Auto Group from 2014-2017, so happy to be back working for this great organization. Have a 8 year old son who is happy to be back as well. I enjoy fishing, Boating and spending time with Family.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
n/a

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
n/a

Who is your hero, and why?
My hero is Eric Thomas. Because he is a guy who went from being a High School dropout to being one of the top Motivational Speaker in the world.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Believe it or not being from Florida II have to say Carlsbad Caverns

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
n/a

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
n/a


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Ruth Gutierrez-Lara
Sales Porter
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in El Paso, Texas but mostly raised in Juarez which is a city in Mexico across from the border of EL Paso. I have one brother who is younger than me and a sister who is older than me.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to spend time with my friend on my spare time, I also like to go shopping and go eat.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
N/A

Who is your hero, and why?
My hero is my mom, she is an inspiration to me and I appreciate her so much because she has always done everything she can so that we can live a good life and have good things.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
The most unusual place I have ever visited is Camargo, Chihuahua most of the pools there are different because the water they have is warm, which is very unusual.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
Something funny and unique about myself is that my face gets red for everything. Especially when I feel embarrassed or nervous.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
If I could change one thing in this world it would be to stop world hunger because there are so many people who deserve a chance to live and enjoy life but many people can't do it because they live in a country that doesn't have anything going for themselves.


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Angel Aguilar
Consultant
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was raised in Hobbs NM, I was the middle kid of a hard working PROUD family. I try to be the best person I can and uphold my Christian Believes

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my Family and Tattooing, Drawing ,or building things from wood or medal

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I volunteer at my church as much as possible and with the Outreach ministry

Who is your hero, and why?
I have no superficial hero. I believe in God and put no one above him, I do admire people like my Father who came from nothing and made something out of it.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
caves in Mexico

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I never thought I would be a Sales man

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
I would put God back into this country. Put our trust Fully in Him like in the past. because I believe we were a better and Stronger Nation.


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Cindy Richardson
Receptionist
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born and raised in Roswell New Mexico. I have three sisters and one brother.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to hang out with my two kids and with family and friends.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
N/A

Who is your hero, and why?
my dad is my hero because he has been the person who has been their for me when I needed him the most.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
N/A

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
N/A

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
If I could change one thing in this world it would be to feed all the kids and help them out with all the things that I am so greatful to have in my life.


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Christopher Cooper
Consultant
575-885-3101

Biography Information


Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I WAS BORN IN DENVER, COLORADO AND RAISED IN DALLAS, TX. I AM THE OLDEST OF 5 SIBLINGS.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I ENJOY COOKOUTS AND WATCHING SPORTS. HIKING AND LONG ROAD TRIPS. FAMILY TIME IS MUST!

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I WILL TAKE CARE OF SOMEONES LAWN IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO. THE RELIEF THEY HAVE ONCE IT IS COMPLETE AND CLEANED IS SATISFYING ENOUGH TO MAKE WANT TO KEEP DOING IT. HELPING OTHERS IS MUST IN BOOK!

Who is your hero, and why?
GROWING UP MY HERO WAS ALWAYS SUPERMAN BUT NOW THAT I AM OLDER IT IS MY GRANDFATHER. SEEING HIM WORK HARD TO POROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY HAS SHOWN ME WHAT AND HOW A MAN SHOULD BE.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
I WAS TRAVELING BACK FROM THE GRAND CANYON BACK TO NEW MEXICO WHEN I HAD THE CHNACE TO OBSERVE A CRATOR THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I LIKE VISTING PLACES THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TO.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
IF COULD CHANGE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD IT WOULD HAVE TO BE THAT EVERYONE GOT ALONG. NO GREED OR ANGER. IF EVERYONE UNDERSTOOD THE PERSON NEXT TO THEM, I THINK WE WOULD GREAT.


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Rudy Guebara
Sales Porter
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
my name is Rudy Guebara I am 19 years old, I am from Roswell NM and currently live/work in Carlsbad NM at the Ford Dealership, I am also a barber and cut hair so if anybody needs a haircut come see me!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to cut hair in my spare time, and play basketball.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
Not at the moment.

Who is your hero, and why?
My Father is my hero, because he was a single father while me and my siblings were growing up, all while being in the military and retiring with 22 years of service, and never giving up no matter how hard it got.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Vaughn. it's a small town.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I cut hair, I also share funny memes on social media.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
all of the violence and hate.


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Larry Morrison
Consultant
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Carlos Navarro
Sales Associate
575-885-3101


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David Perez
Sales Consultant
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born & raised in Silver City, NM. I come from a family of 3. Sisters Lisa & Bernadette. I have 1 son named Daniel whom lives in Phoenix, AZ.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy the enjoyment of The Pecos River & being able to enjoy the outdoors.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
None.

Who is your hero, and why?
Gloria, my Mom. She never gave up on raising her kids.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
The county morgue in Arizona.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I was born on April Fools day which, well yeah I'm a fool.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
Honesty, make things honest without bending the truth.


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Linda Florez
BDC Consultant
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
My name is Linda Florez and I am 27 years old. I was born in New Mexico and raised in West Texas. I have been a resident of Carlsbad, New Mexicor for the past 15 years. I have two siblings and I am happily married.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to read books, cook, and spend time with my family.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I have participated in Vacation Bible School at my church.

Who is your hero, and why?
My hero would have to be both my father and my husband. My father has an amazing work ethic and has never stopped at anything to support our family while I was growing up. My husband is a police officer and strives everyday to provide safety to our community and take care of complete strangers.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Marfa, Texas. I went for a family reunion and it was like a time warp into the past.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I have a huge love for Harry Potter. I read the books when I was younger and fell in love with the magic.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
I would change how cruel the world is. We only have one life to live and I feel like we should spend that time being kind to each other.


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Hunter Phillips
Sales Porter
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in Carlsbad, NM. Raised everywhere else. I have 3 Siblings, two older sisters and an older brother. I was brought up in a military step-family so I got to move around and see a lot of the U.S.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love working on vehicles and going night-fishing.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
Not currently.

Who is your hero, and why?
My biological father is my hero. He's faced so many hardships in his life and still never failed at being a good parent and amazing friend. He's always been there to help me through tough times and protected me from so many things. Plus, he looks like King Leonidas from my favorite movie, 300.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
I don't remember the name of the town, but it's at the base of Mt. Rainier. The population is about 50 people, but they have the best burgers I've ever eaten.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
When I was about 4 or 5, my mother took me to Sonic and got me a grilled-cheese sandwich. I cried when I got it because I thought she said GIRL-cheese, and I wanted a BOY-cheese.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
I would change how the world's population views each other. There's too much anger and ignorance to be passing judgment on anyone without personally getting to know them.

 


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Gilbert Ortega
Sales Runner
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born and raised in Carlsbad NM. I have 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to work on my yard, go for long walks with my dog, and watch some sports on TV.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
N/A

Who is your hero, and why?
My heroes are my grandkids.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
San Francisco CA

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
N/A

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
N/A

 


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Finance

Taylor Cage
Finance Manager
575-885-3101


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Parts

Clifford Hill
Parts Counter Person
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in Carlsbad N.M. and have been there my whole life. I have a older sister and a younger brother. I also have 2 sons Arturo is 14 and Noah is 8.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to go out and hunt small game and go trail riding in the country, I also like to cook for may family.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
My girlfriend Mary works for the beautification to keep Carlsbad Beautiful program, so any time that she has a cleanup in town I enjoy going out to help with river and town cleanups.

Who is your hero, and why?
I would have to say my sons are my hero. They are the most loving and caring people that I have ever seen in my life. They both would give anything to help.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
I would have to say the most unusual place would have to be a cave that is around Carlsbad.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I am 35 years old and I can do a back flip.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
If I could change anything in this world it would be the time that I live in, I would love to live in a earlier time when things where simpler.


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Jonathan Ramirez
Parts Counter
575-885-3101


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Jesus "Chuy" Salcido
Parts Manager
575-885-3101


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Debbie Robinson
Parts Counter
575-885-3101


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Service

Mariah Godinez
Service Porter
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born and raised in Carlsbad new Mexico I have two brothers and two sisters I also have two daughters

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to be with my kids and family and I love to cook

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
N/A

Who is your hero, and why?
my mom because she is strong

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
California long beach

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I am a good mother a hard worker I love to do make-up and hair

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
N/A


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Mario Garza
Service Technician
575-885-3101

Biography Information

Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
Born in Harlingen Texas (way down south of Texas), 29 years young, I am the only boy out of 3 sisters in my family and I am also a twin. I have 13 years' experience in Automotive Industries, started working in a dealership at 16 years old.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Fishing, Hunting, Gaming.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
N/A

Who is your hero, and why?
My Father would be my hero for the fact that he taught me how to become a working man and loving Husband, He is also the reason why I am in the Automotive Field.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Roswell since it is my first time here and seeing all the alien merchandise is very interesting.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I'm an outgoing person always ready to meet new people and help out whoever I can.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
I would change the living situations across the world for the families who cannot have the basic necessities to survive can thrive.


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Richard Gonzalez
Service Advisor
575-885-3101

Biography Information

Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
Born and raised in Harlingen Texas I have four boys from 28 years of age all the way to 8 years , three grandchildren and a loving wife back home waiting to make the move to New Mexico

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Like to spend time with my family on trips, love visiting the islands of South Padre Island , it's like a home away from home . In my spare time like working on cars to wind down from a long day or spending time with my loved ones

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
No

Who is your hero, and why?
my mom .. raised all of us 7 growing up in a big family has its ups and downs but my mom never gave up and three heart surgery's later still fighting . Wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for support and guidance love you mom always

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
My mother in-laws Kidding! Couldn't say

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
nothing right off hand

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
That's a hard one! I would want for my mom to get the best medical help money can buy. Along with prayer I would know she had all help she could have gotten


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Jacob Figueroa
Service Technician
575-885-3101

Biography Information


Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I'm from El Paso, Texas. I have 2 sons and a wife, one older brother and a younger sister.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play PS4 with my 2 sons and have cookouts with Family.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
N/A

Who is your hero, and why?
My 2 sons because of what they have accomplished.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Las Vegas

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
N/A

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
Homelessness


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Glenn Bailey
Service Manager
575-885-3101


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Kim Rainwater
Service Advisor
575-885-3101


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Michael Nickles
Service Advisor
575-885-3101

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Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I am from Carlsbad NM. I have one brother-Rico and one sister-Anna Belle. I have 3 kids, 2 boys-Anthony and Tristen 1 girl-Brandy. I enjoy golfing and working on cars.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Quality time with family if possible on the golf course.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
None at this time.

Who is your hero, and why?
JFK for all the doors he opened and the positive ideas he stood for.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
Carlsbad Caverns.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
Where do I start? I can usually have people laughing within five minutes.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
Child hunger.

 


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Michelle Godinez
Shuttle Driver
575-885-3101


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Thomas Caldwell
Service Advisor
575-885-3101


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Marco Aragon
Service Technician
575-885-3101

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Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I am 46 years old, I have a wife and 4 kids. I've been a technician for 26 years, I love being a tech.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Go to the park and play sports, also have a cook out or go to the movies and visit family.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
No I have not.

Who is your hero, and why?
My hero is my mother and father, They made my sisters and I good responsible people.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
An art museum.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I love going to the gym.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
I would make it a safer place so people can go anywhere in the world.


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Jacob Bridges
Service Technician
575-885-3101

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Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in Clovis, New Mexico. I have four siblings, Two sisters and two brothers. I moved from Clovis to South Carolina shortly after I was born and from there I moved to Carlsbad, then to Colorado, Florida, and back to Carlsbad.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to swim, play video games, and participate in most outdoor activities with my friends.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
Not in the past year.

Who is your hero, and why?
My hero would have to be every person that's actively doing what they can to change this planet.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
The most unusual place I have visited would most likely be Ouray, Colorado because it's a beautiful spot in Colorado but it's also a very weird small town with very strange people.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
The most unique thing about me would have to be the fact that I have pretty weird OCD. I repeat things throughout my daily routines and have since I was about eight.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
If I could change one thing in this world it would be the fact that people are desensitized to life and it's beauty and just drone on like life isn't precious.


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Ruben Sanchez
Service Advisor
575-885-3101


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Alexander Lobstein
Service Technician/ Porter
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born and raised in Pecos Texas. I have an older sister, however I was raised on my own by my mother. Graduated from Pecos High School in 2018 and I am now attending NMJC for the ASSET Ford program while working at Carlsbad Ford.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I primarily like tinkering with things, especially my truck. I also help a few friends with day work on their ranches.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
I have done some volunteer work in the past, such as Meals-on-Wheels delivery, helping to decorate the Senior Home in my hometown, And I took forward to getting involved in my community in the near or distant future.

Who is your hero, and why?
I wouldn't say I have a "hero", but if I had to choose it would have to be either President Donald Trump and/ or Alex Jones, because they are not afraid to speak their mind and the world needs more of that.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
I haven't really been anywhere "unusual", however the most interesting place I have ever visited was Washington D.C.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
I like tea and coffee more than is probably healthy for one person.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
I would change the way people act towards one another. Instead of worrying about being "politically correct", I'd rather people worry about being polite and well mannered.


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Office

Argelia Salcido
Housekeeper
575-885-3101

Biography Information



Tell us about yourself (IE: Where you were born and raised, how many siblings, etc. (This information will be posted to your information on the store's website.):
I was born in Chihuahua Mexico. I have two brothers and one sister. I have three daughters.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Go to gym and workout.

Do you do any volunteer work that you'd like to share with us?
No.

Who is your hero, and why?
None.

What's the most unusual place you have visited?
United States.

Tell us something funny or unique about yourself:
Nothing.

If you could change one thing in this world, what would that be and why?
People's judgment, because of race, color, & beliefs.


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Angela Barraza
Receptionist
575-885-3101


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Marketing

Staci Lehman
Marketing Director
575-624-5522


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