Meet our staff


Roger Yiu
General Manager


New Vehicle Sales

Ovi Frent
New Car Sales Director

Ovi joined the Johnson Lexus management team in March 2016. He is a European automotive professional who relocated to the US at the end of 2015 after 11 years of running an automotive operation representing BMW and Opel locally. Ovi's initial educational background is that of a Medical Doctor, as he started his MD work experience in Romania, in 2004. The passion for engaging people and for automobiles made his professional transition a successful one. Playing the piano is his favorite relaxing activity and he loves spending time with his wife, Ana, and their two children, Paul and Victoria.

Nick Hsieh
New Car Sales Manager

Nick joined the Johnson Lexus team in March of 2015. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to the U.S. when he was eight years old. Nick grew up in North Carolina and graduated from NCSU in 2003. He now enjoys collecting and brewing craft beers.

Richard Amadin
New Car Sales Manager

Richard joined the Johnson Lexus Team in May 2016. A transplant from Texas, he loves sports of all kinds, cooking, and traveling the world when he goes on vacations. Richard was the #1 volume Sales Associate for Johnson Lexus of Raleigh in 2017!

James Spallino
Internet Sales Manager

James joined Johnson Lexus of Raleigh in September 2016. He is a certified technician/ASE Certified and has worked in the industry for nearly 20 years. In his spare time he enjoys working on one of his project cars (Bronco, EVO, GTO, and Lexus IS), traveling, watching the Carolina Hurricanes,  and spending time with his wife Virginia and their rescue puppy, Carley. James is a true car enthusiast and enjoys helping others love their vehicle just as much!

Mark Keeler
Client Portfolio Director

Mark has been assisting guests with automotive needs since 1988. He joined Johnson Lexus in 2016. Guest service and retention is his passion. Mark is a Numismatist (Coin Collector) and avid Bonsai enthusiast. He was raised on a farm in Kansas and spent six years in the USAF.

Kelly Henneberg
Executive Assistant to General Manager

Kelly has been in the auto industry for almost 20 years and joined Johnson Lexus of Raleigh in January of 2004. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., she enjoys watching hockey and going to games with her son.

Chad Petersen
Inventory Manager

Chad joined the Johnson Lexus team in June of 2013. He has lived in South Dakota, Colorado, Texas, Mississippi and New York. He loves to spend free time on his motorcycles.

Anas Faraj
Wholesale Manager

Anas Joined Johnson Lexus in Sep 2014. He is originally from Baghdad, Iraq and has a master degree in Biotechnology. Johnson Lexus is the first franchise dealer he has worked for and he loves the car business. Anas enjoys playing soccer during his time off.

Bill Ingram II
Acquisition Manager

Bill joined Johnson Lexus in October, 2016 with over 7 years of Master Certified Lexus experience. He is a graduate of NC State University and Southeastern Seminary. He loves classic cars, camping and travel.

Shelonda Odom
Vehicle Acquisition Coordinator

Shelonda joined Lexus in April 2014. She has cross-trained in Receptionist, PCI, Sales and her current role as Acquisition Coordinator. Shelonda graduated in 2009 from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a BA of Arts Majoring in Psychology. She has lived in Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Georgia, and North Carolina. Her goal is to be the epitome of her alma mater: Achieve Great Goals In Everything. AGGIE PRIDE!

Tom Campbell
Acquisition Manager

Tom has worked with Johnson Lexus for over 6 years. He likes to spend time boating and surfing with his wife to be Tara and his beagle Gus. He studied engineering at the University of Wyoming and was transplanted to the Triangle in 2004. He worked as an ASE certified tech all through high school and college and transitioned into sales when he got to North Carolina.

Monica Deason
Vehicle Acquisition Coordinator

Monica Deason was born and raised in Las Vegas. She joined the team in 2018. She is a huge baseball fan, go Dodgers. She also has a Great Dane and a cat. In her spare time you could find her at the beach or at the lake.

Ian Thompson
Internet Sales & Leasing Associate

Mi speak Patwah. Ian started at Johnson Lexus 10/2/2013. He attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and majored in general Business as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Inc. Ian is a retired City of Hartford, CT Police Sergeant and was a member of 169th Infantry Battalion of the CT Army National Guard. He speaks fluent POTOIS and has been in the luxury automotive industry for over six years

Zack Gray
Internet Sales & Leasing Associate

Zack Gray joined Johnson Lexus of Raleigh in November of 2012. He is a native of Rocky Mount, NC and a graduate of Fayetteville State University. Zack enjoys volunteering with the FSU National Alumni Association, Nash Rocky Mount Public Schools, his fraternity and his church. Zack has over 200 model cars in his collection and he usually attends the New York International Auto Show each year.

Moses Norman
Sales & Leasing Associate

Moses was raised in the Bronx/Queens, NYC and in 1984 he moved to Durham, NC. He has been a loyal Johnson Lexus employee since 2013. On his off time, he enjoys spending it with family, fellowshipping with his church family, live jazz and blues, live comedy and cooking. Moses doesn't believe in strangers. He has a true passion for Lexus vehicles. His favorite Lexus is the LS.

Larry Howell
Sales & Leasing Associate

Larry started with Johnson Lexus in 2004 and became Lexus Master Certified in 2006. He was born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC. Larry is married with four children. His hobbies are golf and tennis.

Tim Lyon
Sales & Leasing Associate

Putting Dreams in Driveways since 1982. Tim reached the Pinnacle of his automotive career at Johnson Lexus in June of 2002. He is married to his best friend and they have three healthy, intelligent, beautiful children which have blessed them, so far, with two grandchildren. Tim loves sports, life, and family.

Gavin Sherk
Sales & Leasing Associate

Gavin started with Lexus on January 2nd 2004 in Northern California at Coliseum Lexus of Oakland, CA and joined Johnson Lexus of Raleigh on November 1st, 2006. He has two daughters, Isabella and Julia, and has been married to his wife Margie since 1999. Gavin is an avid sports fan and supports all of the Boston teams as he is originally from Newton, MA. He volunteers at his younger daughter's school and loves all varieties of barbecue.

Steven Wentz
Sales & Leasing Associate

Steve has been with Johnson Lexus of Raleigh as a Sales Consultant since 2013. He started his association with Lexus as Sales Consultant with Lexus in Nashville, TN in 2011. Steve and his wife moved to the Greater Raleigh area four years ago to be closer to their family. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, spoiling his grandchildren and attending the annual Bluegrass Festival.

Ken Ward
Sales & Leasing Associate

Ken has been in professional sales for 13 years and joined Johnson Lexus in 2014. As a veteran, he enjoys working with active duty and retired military personnel. Ken's hobbies include cross-country motoring on his Honda Goldwing motorcycle and watching sports - especially the NY Giants. His goal is to treat all of his guests like family.

John Pleasants
Sales & Leasing Associate

John has been with Johnson Lexus since March 2016 and has worked in the automotive industry since 1980. He is a native of Louisburg, NC and currently resides in Wake Forest, NC with his wife Joyce. John is an avid UNC fan and enjoys all sports in general.

Carlos Sang
Sales & Leasing Associate

Carlos has been in the auto industry for nine years working at Lexus and Mercedes. His passion began for the luxury market when he worked at a major Lexus dealership in south Florida. He joined Johnson Lexus in October of 2017 to continue pursuing his passion for Lexus. In his downtime, he enjoys watching a good game of NBA/NFL with friends, and trail biking for fun.

Justin Larson
Sales & Leasing Associate

Justin has been with Johnson Lexus of Raleigh since December 2017. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he has been with the Lexus family since 2014 and is a Master Certified Sales Consultant. In addition to his passion for people and Lexus, Justin enjoys just about any activity involving the outdoors, including camping, hiking, and horseback riding.

Tim Watson
Sales & Leasing Associate

Tim has more than 20 years in the automobile industry, where he enjoys helping his guests achieve their dreams. His consultative and courteous approach to sales is well-suited to Johnson Lexus' no pressure environment. Tim grew up on a farm in northeastern North Carolina, where he developed a love for the natural environment, which he pursued through a degree in Environmental Science. When not helping Johnson Lexus guests, Tim loves singing in his church choir, watching basketball, and playing pool. He is the proud father of one son, Matthew.

Larse Lucas
Sales & Leasing Associate

Larse joined the automotive industry in 2008. Passionate about Lexus and Toyota, enjoys providing counseling in regards to mobility in general. He is a North Carolina native, from Wilson. He has two children that live in Virginia Beach. Larse loves sports in general and enjoys attending social events.

Andreas Lopez
Sales & Leasing Associate

Andreas graduated from Wake Tech with a degree in business management and marketing. He has always had a passion for Lexus cars. In his free time he chooses to play in competitive leagues for football and softball within Raleigh area.

Ernest Morris
Sales & Leasing Associate

Jacob Hawkins
Sales & Leasing Associate

Luke Stowers
Sales & Leasing Associate

Tatyonna Brown
Sales Associate

Michelle Alexander
Director of First Impressions

Michelle started with Johnson Lexus in 2005. Her serving spirit and love for fine automobiles makes working for Johnson Lexus a great fit. She married her best friend in November 2017 and together they have an adopted daughter and a doggy "son". Prior to working at Johnson Lexus she was a pre-school teacher and mentor to children with behavioral and social disorders. Outside of work you can find Michelle working on her first book, at the drag strip, attending concerts with her husband and helping those in need.


Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales

Jeffrey Ketcham
Pre-Owned Sales Director

Jeff joined Johnson Lexus in 2013 and has been in the automotive industry since 2003. He is originally from New Jersey, but has lived in Canada and Florida as well. Jeff is a graduate of ECU and enjoys playing hockey, watching sports and spending time with his wife and children.

Gregory Fuller
Pre-Owned Sales Manager

Greg has been with Johnson Lexus since March of 2014 and has been in the auto industry since 1995. He is a native of Louisburg, NC and currently resides in Wake Forest with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with family, sports, and live music.

Jackson Szyperski
Internet Sales Manager

Jackson is a 3rd generation Raleigh native. He joined Johnson Lexus in 2014 but has been in the industry for over 20 years. Jackson enjoys a wide array of activities while not working, and welcomes the opportunity to share more about them with you anytime.

Christopher Lawrence
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Chris is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is an accomplished guitarist. Chris has been married for 20 years. He started in the car business right here at Johnson Lexus in 2011.

Timothy Dacosta
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Tim DaCosta has been with Johnson Automotive since July of 2013 when he started at Johnson Autoplex. He enjoys selling cars at Johnson Lexus, meeting new people, the outdoors and spending time with his family.

Sergio Escarcega
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Travis Howard
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Travis "Lamar" Howard is originally from Boston, MA. He is a graduate from NCCU in Durham, NC. Travis loves watching and playing all sports. His favorite teams are the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics. On his days off he enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Clinton Nicholas
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Clinton joined Johnson Lexus in 2012. He is a native of New York. He enjoys watching sports - especially basketball and football.

Ebenezer Udofia
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Additional Language: Ibibio.  Eb is originally from Nigeria and was raised in Raleigh, NC. He is a graduate of North Carolina A&T University. Eb is an avid Sports Fan whose favorite teams include UNC and the LA Lakers. During his free time he loves to travel and play sports, work with the youth and is involved in Church. His first mission trip was to Nigeria in 2006 and he has plans to return there and to Kenya.

Todd Eyl
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Todd went to ECU. He enjoys collecting vintage toys, cameras, radios and character glasses. He also loves classic cars. Todd has been in the car business since 2006 and joined Johnson Lexus of Raleigh in 2012. His favorite Lexus is the LC500. Todd has been married for 29 years and has one 18 year old son, one dog and three cats.

Jay Dyer
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Jay joined Johnson Lexus in 2014. Prior to that he owned a pre-owned management training company for over 20 years, working with dealers in 20+ countries. he attended the University of Tennessee and is an avid sports fan.

Roy Twisdale
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Roy grew up in Weldon, North Carolina. He attended Mount Olive College and the University of North Carolina. Roy has been in the automotive retail business since 1984. Most of his career has been in management. He has a passion for working with customers to help them with their transportation needs and continuing that service after the purchase! Johnson Lexus of Raleigh is like a second home to Roy because it's a great place to work and do business with. He really appreciates the company-wide culture where "taking care of the customer" is not just a slogan, it's what we do!

Rhodney Hunt
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Rhodney joined Johnson Automotive in 2014. He has been putting smiles on his customers' faces since 1997. To Rhodney, this should be an absolute experience and not just a process. A big college sports fan, Rhodney truly enjoys the Tobacco Road rivalries. As an avid blogger, he finds himself expressing his passion for eats, tunes and travels, which, ironically, is the name of his blog. Being a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Rhodney strives for achievement in every field of human endeavor.

Dashiel Boye
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Steve Daniel
Sales & Leasing Associate

Steve was born in Trinidad and Tobago, came to the United States at 12 years old. He is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He has enjoyed 34 years of marriage to his beautiful wife and is a grandfather of 4. In his free time Steve enjoys woodwork, the outdoors, spending time with his family and simply enjoying life.

Joshua Montoya
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Jeff Zephirin
Pre-Owned Inventory Specialist

Jeff joined Johnson Lexus in 2015. He started as a valet and became Inventory Specialist In 2016. Jeff was raised in Queens, NY and also lived in Connecticut and Boston before moving to Raleigh in 2014. When he's not at work Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His favorite sports teams to watch are the NY Knicks, Giants and Yankees.

Maddy Gilmartin

Maddy joined Johnson Lexus in May of 2018. Her bright, warm, welcoming personality fills her role as a receptionist to the tee. She is a student Wake Tech hoping to transfer to NC State to get her degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, allowing her to join our outstanding finance team.


Finance and Insurance

David Chang
Business Director

David has been in automobile industry since 1998. In his spare time, he enjoys college and pro football as well as college basketball. David is a huge  fan of the Duke Blue Devils and Baltimore Ravens.

Edward Hines
Finance Director

Ed joined Johnson Lexus in 2013. He is originally from Greenville, NC and currently resides in Cary, NC. Ed is married to his beautiful wife Keli and has three wonderful children and loves spending time with them in his free time.

Rhonda Huffaker
Finance & Insurance Manager

Rhonda has enjoyed working as an F&I Manager for Johnson Lexus since 2015. When she is not at work she loves being at home where she spends time with her four daughters and two grand-daughters. They all live on the same street so they hang out every day. Rhonda also has made a hobby out of her backyard garden and spends lots of time outside. Family cook outs are a regular.

Azza Al-Ejjo
Finance & Insurance Manager

Bethany Scott
Finance & Insurance Manager

Bethany has been with Johnson Lexus since August 2017. She has been with Johnson Automotive since 2015 and she is an Ohio native. Bethany has two Young girls ages two and ten months. In her free time she loves spending time with her children and being outdoors.

Christopher McIntosh
Finance & Insurance Manager

Chris joined Johnson Lexus in July of 2017. He is a Raleigh native and graduated from UNC Greensboro. Chris is a Marine Corps Veteran and has been in the industry for 6 years. When he is not assisting guests in enjoying their new cars, he is cheering on the LA Lakers and Carolina Panthers with his Jack Russell Terrier Topher.

Samuel No
Finance & Insurance Manager

Taylor Rodgers
Finance Assistant

Taylor joined Johnson Lexus in February 2016 as a sales assistant and moved to the F&I department. Taylor enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and trying new foods.


Lexus Delivery Specialists

Eric Dahlgren
Lexus Delivery Specialist

Eric joined Johnson Lexus in May 2012 and was Master Certified in 2016. He is originally from the state of Minnesota. Previous to joining Johnson Lexus he spent 12 months living in Thailand working as a volunteer English teacher. His pastimes include reading, cooking and watching ice hockey.

Borjan Bartula
Lexus Delivery Specialist

Borjan joined Johnson Lexus July 2016. Originally born in Bosnia-Herzegovina he is multi-lingual and has a strong passion for cars and technology. Borjan started out in sales, but product knowledge became a passion. He has also has been a tutor for 13+ years.

Bryant Brooks
Lexus Delivery Specialist

Craig Green
Lexus Delivery Specialist

Craig is a native of Raleigh,NC having attended and graduating from Garner High School. Craig joined the Johnson Lexus team in 2013 as a Valet until 2015 when he became a Lexus Delivery Specialist. He enjoys spending his time with his family, attending racing events and fishing. Favorite Lexus: RC-F


Lexus Technology Specialists

Clyde Weed
Technology and Delivery Manager

Clyde joined Johnson Lexus in September of 2011. Originally from Orlando, FL, he transitioned from working with an IT company to working as a Lexus Technology Specialist. He loves computers, music, and enjoys spending time with his family and pets.



Rick Bergevin
Service Manager

Rick has been working for the Johnson family for many years and has been with Lexus since 1999. He grew up in the Havelock/New Bern, NC area and moved to Wake Forest in 1999 to work at Johnson Lexus. He enjoys being in the car business and is a huge UNC Tarheels basketball fan.

Kevin Young
Assistant Service Manager

Kevin was raised in Havelock, NC. He moved to Raleigh in July 2014 and joined Johnson Lexus in 2015. Kevin is married to Karen and has two children, Heath and Krystian, one granddaughter and one grand-dog. He enjoys many sports but likes soccer the best and spends much of his time off working outdoors.

Jamie Jackson
Internal Service Manager

Jamie joined Lexus of Clearwater, FL in 1999 and moved to Raleigh in 2006 to join Johnson Lexus. His motto is Family, God, Country!

Jonathon Rodriguez
Loaner Car Manager

Jonathan and his wife are originally from NJ and have been in NC since 2014. He has been with Johnson Lexus since 2017.  He and his wife enjoy the outdoors and off-roading and just hanging out.  Jonathan's other hobbies include music, electronics, cooking and movies.

Iasia Reed
Service Guest Relations

Marky Guerrero
Service Consultant

Marky joined the team at Johnson Automotive in March of 2004 working first in the car wash department and later moving to different departments before becoming a service advisor in 2006. Since then he has become Lexus Master Certified and enjoys working in the service department. He is fluent in English and Spanish and is originally from Dominican Republic. He moved to Providence, R.I. as a child and later to New York where he finished school before moving to North Carolina where he resides with his wife and two boys. He enjoys spending time with family, coaching his son's baseball team, and going to the gun range.

Michael Steppe
Service Consultant

Mike joined Johnson Lexus in 2014. He grew up in Williamsport, PA (home of the Little League World Series) and moved to Raleigh in 1999. Mike is married and has a ten year old daughter, Alyssa. He and his family like to go camping and fishing.

Chris Crisostomo
Service Consultant

Chris Crisostomo joined Johnson Lexus in October 2016. He is originally from Dominican Republic. He volunteer coaches two sports - baseball and basketball. Chris's favorite hobbies are fishing, camping and sports.

Lewis Hunt
Service Consultant

Lewis worked in the automotive industry for 13 years and the last 10 years with Johnson Lexus. He is married and has a son. Lewis's hobbies are playing softball and basketball and working with his family racing team at a local race track.

Justin Hardesty
Service Consultant

Justin is a Raleigh native and joined Johnson Lexus in Dec. 2004. He enjoys coaching little league baseball, cooking out on the grill, loves the ocean and going to the beach, and anything to do with animals, nature, or being outdoors. Loves to spend time with his wife and 2 sons.

Ryan Emory
Service Consultant

Ryan has been with Johnson Lexus since 1998. He is a father of two beautiful girls. Ryan is a Raleigh native and a big NC State fan.

Andreas Stasinopoulos
Service Consultant

Andreas joined Johnson Lexus in April 2017. He is originally from Patras, Greece and was raised in Providence R.I. In his spare time Andreas writes, produces and engineers music for professional release.

Scott Parrish
Service Consultant

Scott joined Johnson Lexus in 2017. He is originally from Durham, NC and has over 15 years of automotive experience. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Rico Benavides
Service Consultant

Rico joined Johnson Lexus 2013. He was born in San Luis Potosi and raised in Reynosa, Mexico before coming to the U.S. in 2002. Rico enjoys disc golf, running and biking trials. He loves spending time with his family and being outside.

Ryan Raymond
Service Consultant

Anita Sharpe
Warranty Administrator

Anita joined Johnson Lexus in July 2002 as a call center person and advanced to warranty administrator for Johnson Automotive. Before starting in the automotive industry, Anita, graduated from Peace College. She loves going to Las Vegas and wants to retire near the bright lights.

Alyssa Hulsizer
Warranty Assistant

Alyssa joined the Johnson community in November 2013 and became a member of the Lexus family in February 2016. During her free time, she enjoys helping friends and family coordinate events and bring their dreams to life. She also enjoys exploring new adventures with her husband and their families, as they check off items on their bucket list. Any additional free time, she can be found at the animal shelters or with her friends sharing their love for superheroes.

Casey Cooper
Guest Relations

Casey Cooper is originally from St. Petersburg Florida. She grew up in Bunn NC and Started working at Johnson Lexus January 2008. Casey enjoys playing softball and being outside, playing and teaching her daughter Nysa. She also enjoys attending and doing volunteer work with Movement Church.

Anne Prevete
Guest Relations

Anne started with Johnson Lexus in September 2007. She is a native NY'er and relocated here with her three sons. She loves time spent with her sons, granddaughter and the rest of her big family! Anne loves the beach, the mountains, walking, hiking, volleyball and playing bingo. She can be hooked on The Weather Channel at times, but does love weekend grilling and relaxing around a fire pit.

Alissa Flick
Service Appointment Coordinator

Alissa grew up in Raleigh and attended Durham Technical Community College. She has worked for Johnson Lexus since April 2008. Alissa loves spending time with her husband and three young sons. She enjoys crafts, coloring and home improvement projects.

Joyce Pleasants
Service Appointment Coordinator

Joyce enjoys working outdoors, cooking, home projects and spending time with her husband and family.

Tammy Dyson-Ward
Service Appointment Coordinator

Tammy is a Wilmington, NC Native. She is married with two beautiful children, one adopted dog, two adopted cats and ten chickens. She is an avid gardener and loves anything outdoors and traveling from the beach to the mountains.

Sophia Kimario-Bush
Service Appointment Coordinator

Windy Juckett
Service Appointment Coordinator

Mike Hulsizer
Shop Foreman

Mike, his wife and two children moved to NC in 2001 to join Johnson Lexus after working with Toyota for 17 years in PA. He is a Lexus Master Certified Technician and has advanced within the company to become the Shop Foreman. Mike enjoys helping family and friends with projects, especially if woodworking is involved. He is a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Dave Murray
Diagnostic Specialist

Dave came to Johnson Lexus in 1991 as one of the original members of the Service Department. Previously he was a Porsche Technician with Carl Johnson Automotive in New Bern NC. Today he has over 50 years combined experience in the import service business. When not at the dealership he enjoys the beach and boating in Emerald Isle NC.

Tyler Colbert

Tyler joined Johnson Lexus October 2004. For over a decade he has worked with the Lexus brand and has been molded by the Johnson Automotive culture. Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and relaxing at the beach.

Todd Darroch

Todd has been employed with Johnson Lexus since April 1999. He lives in the country with his wife, dogs and horses. Anybody who knows Todd well would tell you that he never turns away from any type of dessert.

Rob Denbleyker

Rob joined Johnson Lexus in 2003. He has been Lexus Master Certified for ten years. Rob and his family visit the Outer Banks as often as possible. He enjoys fishing and working out during his free time.

Brian Doneker

Brian grew up in Bucks County, PA where he started in the import business in 2003. He moved to NC in 2007 to further his career with Lexus. Any time not spent at the dealership usually involves family, fishing & outdoor activities, cooking, and trying to find his way to the beach. Brian's interests include marine biology and boating.

Luke Smith

Luke joined Johnson Lexus March 2003. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family. He is a big Carolina Panthers fan.

Daniel Szadek

Daniel joined Johnson Lexus September 2006. When Daniel isn't spending time with his daughter he enjoys good beer, bourbon, fast cars and off-road vehicles.

Allen Williams

Allen joined Johnson Lexus February 2007. He has been Lexus Master Certified for four years. Allen loves spending time with his family, drag racing and shooting guns at the range.

Mike Smith

Michael joined Johnson Lexus in September 2005. He is a Lexus Master Certified Technician and ASE Master Technician and is originally from Missouri.

Dave Vasta

Dave joined Johnson Lexus October 2004. He is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY and moved to NC in 1994 after graduating from Alfred State of NY. Dave is married and has two children. Dave enjoys football, hockey and the great outdoors. He enjoys spending time with the family and exercising at Crossfit.

Woody Yonts

Woody joined Johnson Lexus July 2001. He has 34 years of automotive experience. Woody loves biking, grilling and spending time with his family in the mountains or the coast. He is a Raleigh native and NC State Wolfpack fan.

Jason Butterworth

Jason joined Johnson Lexus in 2001. He is a huge sports fan, and most of his time away from work involves his children and their sports activities. Jason also likes to spend as much time as possible at the beach.

Nick Lee

Nick has been with the Lexus brand since 2004 and joined Johnson Lexus in 2009. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing and target practice (bow and gun). Nick also likes to travel and experience new places.

Larry Sanders

Larry joined Johnson Lexus in 2010. He loves traveling and spending time with his 13 month old daughter. In his spare time he also enjoys working out. Larry is inspired to learn new things and challenges himself regularly. His number one goal each day is to keep a smile on his face and make others smile.

Jeremy Worley

Jeremy was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC. He joined Johnson Lexus in 2011. Jeremy enjoys all motorsports, fishing and guns. His favorite part of everyday life is being a dad.

Lynnwood Jones

Lynwood started at Johnson Lexus in 1991. He grew up in Arlington, VA. After graduating from VA State College he was a high school band director for four years. Lynwood performs with his church's music ministry each Sunday.

Matt Stancil

Matt has worked at Johnson Lexus since 2011. He is a NC native. During his free time he enjoys fast cars, riding ATV's and hanging out at the lake with friends and family.

Ryan Anastasi

Ryan joined Johnson Lexus March 2012. He attended Vance Granville Community College for Automotive Systems Technology. While away from work he enjoys mountain biking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Eric Hulsizer

Eric moved to NC with his family in 2000 from Oil City, PA. He joined Johnson Lexus November 2012. His interests include sporting events, archery and the outdoors.

Toby Smith

Toby joined Johnson Lexus January 2008. He is originally from NC and graduated from Fuquay Varina. He likes working on new and older vehicles (especially muscle cars), as well as traveling, camping, fishing, racing, woodworking and is eager to learn new experiences. You can find him at church every Sunday.

Matt Mason

Matt joined Johnson Lexus in January 2016. Matt, his wife, and three sons moved to Raleigh from Maryland in July of 2015. He has over 17 years of automotive experience and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dan Dehrle

Dan joined the Johnson Lexus team in 2006 as a T-Ten intern. After completing the two year program he has held numerous roles at the dealership including Loaner Department Manager and Roadside Technician before becoming a full-time Technician. Dan enjoys cooking, homebrewing and spending time with his wife and pups.

John Hartley

John joined Johnson Lexus in 2017 with over 20 years of experience with Toyota and Lexus vehicles. He has been a Lexus Master Certified Technician since 2011. John is passionate about cars, sport touring, motorcycles and travel.

Raymond Rader

Ray joined Johnson Lexus in June 2017. He and his family moved to Richlands, NC from Western PA. He enjoys watching all sports and hanging out with his wife and two daughters. His favorite sport is football and he cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cameron Hurst

Cameron joined Johnson Lexus in 2017 after spending three years with Toyota. He enjoys trips to the beach and mountains. Cameron also loves fast cars, working out and spending time with his family.

Keith Reese

Keith came to Johnson Lexus in 2018 after working eight years with Toyota. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and children.

Brian Smith

Brian became part of the Johnson team in July 2018. He's been in the automobile industry for over 13 years, which began by working with Infiniti. Brian was born in Atlanta and moved to North Carolina in 2004. His hobbies include building performance cars and woodworking, as well as camping, riding four-wheelers and collecting guns.

Kenneth Stancil

Kenny has been with Johnson Lexus since 2000. He has over 20 years Toyota and Lexus experience and is a Lexus Master Certified Technician.  Kenny is a happily married father of three. He is a member of Aversboro Road Baptist Church and is a proud Christian.



Patrick Mercer
Parts Counterperson

Steve Weese
Parts Manager

Steve has been with Johnson Lexus over 24 years. He is a NC native and enjoys riding motorcycles, playing golf and shopping. Steve is a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys and UNC Tarheels.

Buck Chocklett
Assistant Parts Manager

Buck has been in the automotive business for 31 years. He loves spending time with his wife and pets and loves watching football.

Jake Strickland
Wholesale Parts Counter

George Castellanos
Parts Counter

George joined Johnson Lexus in 2014. He describes his experience at working here as "radiant" in how it has affected his life. He is originally from Boston, MA and currently lives in Clayton, NC. George has been in the automotive industry for seven years. He recently proposed to his girlfriend of five years with whom he spoils their two cats and a dog. George describes himself as both outgoing and eccentric, and welcomes the opportunity to meet you to make a new friend and assist you with your parts needs.

Richie Tran
Parts Driver

Richie joined Johnson Lexus in early 2018. He has been around cars since he was little, which gave him the fascination for all types of cars. He joined the Army National Guard right out of high school and still serves to this day. Always willing to help others when help is needed. His hobbies include hanging out with friends and family, going to the shooting range, going to car shows to view and compete, and riding motorcycles. Richie also loves spending time with his wife and daughter.

Shimer Gradus
Parts Counterperson

Michael Pritchard
Parts Counterperson

Mike was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He moved to Raleigh and joined Johnson Lexus in early 2018. He has one son, Brock, two twin daughters, Emily and Mia, and wife Jackie. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing with the kids, and helping his wife at home.

Will Jarman
Parts Counterperson

Will joined Johnson Lexus on April 2018. He was born and raised in Kinston, NC and worked in Greenville over the past 7 years. Will came looking for something different and found Johnson Lexus. On the weekends, Will enjoys living history reenactments, car races, and spending time around a meat smoker. Will is never one to turn down a good concert.

Sean Harlin
Parts Counterperson

Patrick Chen
Parts Counterperson

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