Meet Our Staff

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  • First Team Auto Mall
    Good People...Great Values!

  • Joseph Pugliese
    Finance & Insurance

  • Renae Aquilina
    Nissan Sales Manager

  • Mark Baker
    Subaru Service Advisor

  • John Barton
    Finance Manager

  • Rick Burke
    Sales Associate

  • Chaz Casey
    Sales Associate

  • Jose Cespedes
    Sales Associate

  • David Dillon
    President/General Manager

    Although he claims Salem as his hometown, David has been a fixture in Roanoke and at First Team since 1988.  Initially enticed by the rewarding challenges and opportunity to travel, his time spent in the auto industry has prepared him for how a business should be run.  From the ground floor of a then-small dealership named First Team Hyundai, David has risen in the ranks to helm one of the most successful franchises in Virginia - First Team Auto Mall.  In his spare time, David thoroughly enjoys beach days with wife Robin, their two daughters, and their Cocker Spaniel "Sandy" (named with the beach in mind, of course).

  • Mel Dobbs
    Internet Sales Manager

  • Ann Dobrowolski
    Hyundai Service Advisor

  • Horatio Doregos
    Senior Sales Associate

  • Richard Eubank
    Full-Time Sales Associate

  • Mike Farrelly
    Sales Associate

  • Bill Ferguson
    Nissan Service Advisor

    Bill made a big change in 1977 when he moved to Roanoke to continue his education and start his business career.  He's now been in the automotive and trucking industry for over 20 years with stints in service and parts, and his extensive knowledge has been on display at First Team since 2009.  Bill appreciates that First Team will go the extra step to make things right for their customers. 

    Bill has been married for 30 years with two grown children, and his hobbies include golf and working in the yard.

  • Chase Furrow
    Nissan Service Advisor

  • Jason Garner
    Sales Associate

    I grew up in the Roanoke area and have been in the automotive business for over 20 years. I have worked with Volkswagen for over 7 years. I like spending time with my English bulldog, playing golf, watching UVA and the Pittsburg Steelers.

  • Joshua Grzegorczyk
    Full-Time Sales Associate

  • Joseph Guerriero

  • John Gunn
    Sales Associate

  • Stacey Gunter
    Hyundai Service Manager

  • Tony Hall
    Sales Associate

  • Mark Hardin
    Finance Manager

  • Eric Horn
    Subaru Service Advisor

  • Brian Johnson
    Sales Associate Hyundai

  • Kevin Johnson
    Sales Associate

  • Keith Kelso

  • Wayne Lewis
    Sales Associate

  • Harold Manalo
    Sales Associate

  • Christopher Martin
    Sales Associate

  • Jeffrey Mattox
    Finance Manager

  • Tracy Meador
    Full-Time Sales Associate

  • Mike Munsey
    Vice President /General Manager of Sales Operations

    Mike is from Pearisburg, Virginia, and he has lived in Roanoke for the past six years. He's been married for 30 years, and he has two children and two grandchildren. According to Mike: "To say that I enjoy golf and fishing would be an understatement, but I also like playing cards and spending time with my family when not at work."
    Mike has been in the car industry for 25 years, but has been most proud of his time with First Team because of the outstanding teamwork present. "No matter what, everyone here pitches in to do their most to take care of our customers. That level of dedication makes First Team stand out in my long and varied experience in this business."

  • Marc Nellist
    Director of Used Car Operations

  • Larry Newsted
    Hyundai Sales Manager

  • David Nicely
    Full-Time Sales Associate

  • E.B. Padgett
    Parts Director

    E.B. was born in Wytheville, VA, then he moved to Roanoke Valley in 1988.  He loves working with all the people at First Team because of the family atmosphere. He has been married for 30 years to a wonderful lady named Lynda, and he enjoys fishing and being around his family of two dogs and three cats. 

    E.B. has been in the automotive business since 1970, and is a valued member of the First Team family!

  • Ramon Rivera
    Full-Time Sales Associate

  • Bill Scott
    Sales Associate

    I enjoy my family, my dog. surf fishing and restoring old cars. I have been a team member since April, 2011.

  • Phillip Scott
    Sales Associate

  • Don Shelton
    Subaru Sales Manager

  • Edsel "Dale" Stanley
    Full-Time Sales Associate

  • Mark Straley
    Service Director

    Mark came to Virginia over 30 years ago. After several different careers, he settled into the automotive industry and hasn't looked back since. After many years as a service advisor in the Tidewater, Virginia area, Mark moved to Roanoke to become service director at First Team Auto Mall, and he has been here for more than 10 years.

    Moving from the Tidewater area back to the mountains of Roanoke was very rewarding; the fishing, camping, and boating were a big part of Mark's move.  According to Mark: "The Roanoke Valley, the people, the beautiful surroundings is a benefit. People here are very friendly, and I enjoy helping them with their automotive needs."

  • George Thompson
    Internet Sales Consultant

    I am from Roanoke, VA. I love football, track and staying in shape. I have been in the car business for 6 years and with First Team for 5 years. I look forward to helping you find the right vehicle.

  • Norris Timmons
    Sales Associate

  • Sherry Wampler

  • Steve Waskey
    Sales Associate

  • Mike White
    Nissan Service Advisor

  • Sam Williams
    Hyundai Service Advisor

  • Marsha Wirt
    V.P. Director of Accounting

    Marsha is a lifelong native of the Roanoke Valley, and she has been a vital part of First Team Auto Mall since 1988 (when the store first opened as a Hyundai-only franchise).  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. 

    Marsha began as the Accounts Payable Clerk and Systems Administrator.  As the company's presence in the Valley grew by adding six more franchises over the next five years, she was promoted several times and is now the Vice President and Director of Accounting for First Team Auto Mall.

  • Jim Wise
    Director of Fixed Operations

  • Karen Wiseman
    Nissan Owner Loyalty Manager

  • Dave Wood
    Volkswagen Sales Manager

    Dave Wood started in the auto business in 1996. During his time at First Team Auto Mall he has moved through the ranks starting as Sales Consultant, Training Manager, Finance Manager and now serves as Director of Commercial Sales for Nissan's new lineup of commercial vehicles, the "Nissan NV." Dave grew up in the area and went to Lord Botetourt High School. Dave also takes a lot of pride for serving in the United States Army as an M1 tank crew member. Dave enjoys riding his Harley, playing pool and spending time with friends and family. 

  • Harold Woody
    Volkswagen Service Advisor

    Harold was born and raised right here in the Roanoke Valley. He grew up around the drag racing and auto parts industry, eventually finding a home in automotive service consulting. With over 28 years of experience, he has been a proud member of the First Team family since 2008. He has a sincere appreciation for the flexibility First Team allows him to have in order to take care of whatever service needs his customers may have, and he respects First Team's commitment to offering the best customer service in the area.  Harold has been married over 25 years to his high-school sweetheart, and he enjoys spending time with her, his children, working out, playing golf, being involved with his church, and the overall serenity of living in the Roanoke Valley.