Meet Our Staff

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Roger Yiu
Executive Manager Lexus Division
(214) 649-1562

Mike Dalton
General Manager
(919) 877-1822


New Vehicle Sales

Bradley Hodgeman
General Sales Manager
(919) 877-1870

Justin Larson
New Car Sales Manager
(919) 877-1820

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.

Ian Thompson
(919) 877-1825, Mobile: (919) 760-0494

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 eight years.

Anas Faraj
Wholesale Manager
(919) 877-1996

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.

Chad Petersen
Inventory Manager
(919) 877-1878, Mobile: (716) 548-9700

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.

Tyrese Thompson
Assistant Inventory Manager

Kelly Gunther
Vehicle Exchange Coordinator
(919) 877-1815, Mobile: (919) 867-1409

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.

Zack Gray
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 877-1917, Mobile: (252) 903-2666

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
(919) 877-1871, Mobile: (919) 868-1066

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. In 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
(919) 877-1882, Mobile: (252) 450-5607

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
(919) 877-1913, Mobile: (919) 369-3902

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 four grandchildren. Tim loves sports, life, and family.

Gavin Sherk
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 877-1915, Mobile: (919) 334-8250

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
(919) 877-1880, Mobile: (423) 366-3256

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.

Bryan Kirkwood
Sales & Leasing Associate

Bryan has been a Sales and Leasing Consultant for Johnson Lexus since September 2019. He has been in the automotive industry since 2016, where he obtained sales and management experience. Bryan has a Bachelor's in Business Management from the University of Memphis. He has always loved Lexus vehicles! At a young age he aspired to work along side luxury vehicles and help people find their perfect match. Outside of work he enjoys playing the piano, drums, and basketball. Bryan also loves the ocean, and enjoys traveling out of the country.

Marcus Baldwin
Sales & Leasing Associate

Darryl Myers
Sales & Leasing Associate
(919) 256-6062

Darryl has been with Johnson Lexus since 2019. He attended Northern Virginia Technical Community College. Outside of work he loves to spend time with his friends and family.

Monica Aleman
Sales & Leasing Associate

Mitchell Dussault
Sales & Leasing Associate

Mitchell has lived in Raleigh for the past 11 years, since he moved down here from Boston, MA. He started out as a Valet in the service area in 2018, moved to Delivery in 2020, and made the move to New Vehicles Sales in 2021. He loves talking about cars and going to car shows.

Lotario "Andre" Robinson
Sales & Leasing Associate

Lisa Massey
Sales & Leasing Associate

Casey Landis
Sales & Leasing Associate

Kyle Colfer
Sales & Leasing Associate

Taj Smith
Sales & Leasing Associate

Joseph Davis
Sales & Leasing Associate

Hunter Tingen
Sales & Leasing Associate

Louay Cheikhali
Sales & Leasing Associate

Michelle Alexander
Director of First Impressions
(919) 877-1800

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.

Rebecca McCleary
Guest Relations

Greta Dalton


Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales

Jeffrey Ketcham
Pre-Owned Sales Director
(919) 877-1920, Mobile: (919) 798-3067

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
(919) 877-1922, Mobile: (919) 637-9059

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
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
(919) 877-1868, Mobile: (919) 539-3177

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.

Ken Ward
Pre-Owned Sales Associate
(919) 877-1862, Mobile: (919) 760-0927

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.

Sergio Escarcega
Pre-Owned Sales Associate
(919) 256-6044, Mobile: (919) 239-1670

Sergio has been in the automotive industry for over 13 years, enjoying 8 of those as a member of the Johnson Lexus team. A Lexus Master Certified Sales Consultant, Sergio is passionate about helping others become owners of their dream cars.

Travis Howard
Pre-Owned Sales Associate
(919) 877-1914, Mobile: (919) 971-3994

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
(919) 256-6016, Mobile: (919) 271-0048

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
(919) 208-9056

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
(919) 877-6018, Mobile: (919) 672-6842

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 since 1988 and has one son, one dog and two cats.

Scott Eason
Pre-Owned Sales Associate
919-877-6039, Mobile: 919-649-1584

Rhodney Hunt
Pre-Owned Sales Associate
(919) 256-6026

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.

Matthew Davis
Pre-Owned Sales Associate
(919) 256-6023

Matt has been in the automotive industry since 2010. He originally joined Johnson Automotive in 2013, after relocating from New Jersey. He took a break from the business to spend time with his family and decided to rejoin Johnson Lexus in 2019. In his off time, he enjoys going to the gym, reading, and spending time with his wife, children, and pug.

David Mehan
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Vanessa Romo
Pre-Owned Sales Associate

Ellie Hall
Pre-Owned Sales & Leasing Associate


Finance and Insurance

Azza Al-Ejjo
Finance Director

Jenny Burkes
Finance & Insurance Manager

Stephanie Johns
Finance & Insurance Manager

Dashiel Boye
Finance & Insurance Manager

Christopher Lawrence
Finance & Insurance Manager
(919) 877-1821

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.


Lexus Delivery Specialists

Borjan Bartula
Lexus Delivery Specialist
(919) 256-6045

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.

Ryan Boz
Lexus Delivery Specialist

Tyler Smith
Lexus Delivery Specialist


Lexus Technology Specialist

Eric Dahlgren
Technology and Delivery Manager
(919) 877-1910, Mobile: (919) 364-3472

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.



Rick Bergevin
Service Manager
(919) 877-1941, Mobile: (919) 867-1478

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

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!

James Cummings
Loaner Manager

Devyn Sanchez
Assistant Loaner Manager

Marky Guerrero
Service Consultant
(919) 256-6060, Mobile: 919-307-5845

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.

Mike Steppe
Service Consultant
(919) 877-1857, Mobile: (919) 480-1898

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
(919) 877-1853, Mobile: (919) 410-8679

Chris Crisostomo joined Johnson Lexus in October 2007. 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
(919) 877-1850, Mobile: (919) 348-9049

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
(919) 877-1851, Mobile: (919) 205-4612

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.

Andreas Stasinopoulos
Service Consultant
(919) 877-1855

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
(919) 877-1856

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
(919) 877-6015

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.

Tanner Mraz
Service Consultant

Bill Ingram II
Service Consultant
(919) 877-1996, Mobile: (704) 840-4593

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.

Chris Rogerson
Service Consultant

Anita Sharpe
Warranty Administrator
(919) 877-1844

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 Norris
Service & Warranty Administrator

Casey Cooper
Guest Relations
(919) 256-6015, Mobile: (919) 341-9597

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
(919) 877-1849

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.

Tina Krycia

Logan Brinker
Guest Relations
(919) 256-6000

Sophia Kimario-Bush
Service Appointment Coordinator

Windy Juckett
Service Appointment Coordinator

Robert Radford
Service Appointment Coordinator

Natasha Moore
Service Appointment Coordinator

Mike Hulsizer
(919) 877-1959

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
(919) 877-1948

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.

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 and drag racing.

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 and fishing. 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 and fishing. His favorite part of everyday life is being a dad.

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.

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.

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 and riding four-wheelers.

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.

Kenny Hernandez

Zachary Craig

Mark Babcock

Jacob Holzschuh

Edward Nolasco

Bryan Evans



Steve Weese
(919) 877-1909

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.

George Castellanos
Assistant Parts Manager
(919) 877-1901

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.

Micheal Brantley
Parts and Accessories Advisor
(919) 877-6020

Jake Strickland
Wholesale Parts Counterperson
(919) 877-1907

Michael Pritchard
Parts Counterperson
(919) 877-1908

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.

Sean Harlin
Parts Counterperson
(919) 877-1904

Sean joined Johnson Lexus in August 2018 and has been in the automotive parts industry for 14 years. In addition to spending time with his wife, children, and dogs, Sean enjoys watching the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

Shimer Gradus
Parts Counterperson
(919) 877-1905

Chris Abbott
Parts Counterperson

Michael Wright
Parts Counterperson

Eric Dalton
Parts Counterperson