Meet our Team of Automotive Specialists

Introducing the Village Volkswagen of Chattanooga team of experts. These dedicated professionals go the extra mile to ensure that you have a perfect visit to our dealership. Whether you are looking for your next vehicle or are simply stopping by to ask a few questions, you can count on us to provide you with the VIP customer service you deserve.

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Sales
BDC
Finance
Service
Parts
Office
Sales
Jeremy Holsomback
General Manager
Jeff Newell
General Sales Manager
Brian Johnson
Pre-Owned Manager
Bio

My name is Brian Johnson. I grew up in Marietta, Ga where I attended Pope High School. After high school I  graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in communications and began my career in sales and customer service. For the past twenty years I've enjoyed working with customers to identify their needs and treat them how I would want to be treated. When a customer buys a car from us it's my goal for them to leave our dealership knowing they had a great experience.

Patrick Lecroy
Sales
Bio

I was born in Dalton, GA  but lived in Chatsworth my whole life graduated from Murray County High. I moved to Chattanooga when I was 22 been and have been in the car business for 2 years. I enjoy helping others. I'm not just a salesman, I love to make my customers happy and love seeing them drive away with a smile, I like to make YOUR buying experience as easy and quick as possible! You'll enjoy working with me!

Chad Hood
Sales Consultant
Bio

I am from the Chicago area and a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

I moved to Chattanooga in 2008 with my family to escape the cold winters.

I have been with Village Volkswagen since 2012 and enjoy helping clients purchase vehicles that improve their quality of life.

Jim Graves
Sales
Bio

Hi My name is Jim Graves. I was born in California but my family is from the south. My father served our country in the navy. I have two children in college and they are my life. I enjoy working with people and will make your visit as pleasant and fun as possible.

Lynn Wood
Sales Consultant
Bio

I am very blessed to live my dream job by selling fast, well-engineered and cool looking German automobiles.   I have been at Village Volkswagen -Audi Chattanooga for almost 10 years and have been in the industry over 20 years. I received the award for Top 10 Finalist in the United States - Volkswagen Sales and Customer Service Retail Qualification Championship. 

I know the key to a positive buying experience is creating a relaxed client relationship based on trust, honesty and giving best value for the money. 

In my off time, I love attending church and spending time with family and friends. I enjoy traveling to any place I have never been to, meeting interesting people, fly fishing, and donuts.

Thomas Smith "Smitty"
Sales Consultant
Bio

I have worked with Village Volkswagen for 16 years and have been with the Volkswagen family for 20 years.

My family has been in Chattanooga my whole life. I love baseball and spending time with my family. 70 to 80 percent of my customers are repeats and referrals.

Please come and see me there is no one that will take better care of you then me.

Tyler Sullivan
Sales Consultant
Bio

My name is Tyler Sullivan. I am new to the car business but have been in sales for some time now. My main goal is to help people have a great experience and to find the car that will put a smile on their face. I believe in honesty and integrity and doing the right thing for my customers.

Jeff Anderson
Sales Consultant
Laura Wade-Stewart
Service drive sales consultant
Clay Jones
Sales Porter
BDC
Lindsay Sharp
BDC Manager
Bio

Lindsay started working for Village Volkswagen in December of 2017. She began her career in the internet department in 2012. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the lake, and traveling.

Joey Dawson
BDC Agent
Bio

My name is Joey Dawson and I have been in the internet department for 4 years. Prior to that I was a tennis professional for 10 years. My wife and I have been married for 6 years and have a son that is four.

Megan Klemann
BDC Agent
Finance
Robert Rumfelt
F&I Manager
Dakota Dillard
Finance Manager
Bio

I am a graduate of Murray County High School in the small town of Chatsworth, Ga. I was a member of The Marching Southerners while I attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

I've been in car sales about 4 years now but grew up around cars working with my dad and brothers on the various classics we've had together.

I look forward to helping you find your next vehicle and will do everything I can to make sure your experience is outstanding.

Service
Brandon Perry
Service Manager
Jason Schollenberger
Shop Foreman
Steve Garverick
Service Advisor
Charolene Smith
Service Advisor
Jacob Widener
Service Express Advisor
Jenna Whitehead
Service Express Advisor
Shelby Roberson
Service Advisor
Eric Bushey
Service Technician
Christian Laurell
Service Technician
Ian Franklin
Service Technician
Jon Hodge
Service Technician
Adam Bertelli
Service Technician
Luis Izquierdo-Pena
Service Technician
Adam Nash
Service Technician
Chris Ellis
Service Technician
Vince Nero
Service Technician
Jonathan Rosario
Service technician
Angel Mendez
Service Technician
Juan Roldan
Service Technician
Trenton Herndon
Service Express Tech
Montrell Campbell
Service Express Tech
Jonathan Walker
Service Express Tech
Jacob Gentry
Service Express Tech
Dee Caldwell
Detail
Parts
Patrick Harris
Parts Manager
Bio

Patrick was born in Nashville,TN. He has been in Chattanooga for 41 years. He enjoy golf, fishing, and Harley-Davidson's.

Started in the car business in 1990.

Alex Samples
Parts Specialist
George Merriman
Parts Specialist
Bio

Originally from Detroit, grew up in Chattanooga.  Avid soccer fan and one of the song leaders for the Chattahooligans, the supporters group for VW sponsored Chattanooga Football Club!   Also president of the local chapter of the American Outlaws, the supporters group for the United States Men's and Women's soccer teams.  

Jim Rosenbloom
Parts Specialist
Bio

Jim was born in Chattanooga.

He began his career in parts in 1993.

He started at Autozone(10 years)Then went to Mercedes(4 years), followed by Land Rover/Jaguar/Porsche(5 years).....and finally to Village VW/Audi

He has been happily married since 2002 and has 2 daughters.

Max Cockrell
Parts Driver
Travis Simpson
Parts Specialist
Bio

Travis grew up in the Chattanooga and Cleveland area, and has been in the automotive industry since 2007. In his free time he enjoys going fishing, camping, and going to the gun range.

Heather Perrystein
Parts Professional
Bio

Heather is originally from Ringgold, GA. Heather has called Chattanooga her home for over 20 years.

She started working for Bowers Automotive in September 2009 in the Parts Department and has dedicated her career to helping people and learning something new everyday.

Heather enjoys spending time with her family and her rescue dogs.  She loves walking around downtown Chattanooga and the dog park, meeting new people and their pups.

Office
Sarah Pinkerton
Controller
Kelly Epperson
Human Resources
Bio

Lived in Georgia all my life.
Moved to North GA in 2015.
Been in car business many years.
Love horses, fishing and spending time with family.

Jason Brooks
Accounts Payable & Receivables
Gabby Schicker
Warranty clerk
Misty Jackson
Administrative Assistant
Bio

I was born and lived in Tennessee my whole life.

I have worked with the bowers group for 13 years  throughout my life.

I love spending time with my family, working, and meeting new customers.

Andrea Stoner
Receptionist
Kennady Barham
Office Staff
Questions?
Please speak with our trade advisor for more information.