• Subaru

Subaru of Gwinnett

2920 Satellite Blvd,
Duluth, GA 30096

  • CALL US: 678-905-8146

...Where People Sell Cars!

Subaru of Gwinnett Team Members


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

  • Jennifer Kessler
    New Car Sales Manager
    678-584-7216

    Jennifer is our New Car Sales Manager at Subaru of Gwinnett.  She is an avid sports fan, her two favorite teams being the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.

    She first joined Subaru of Gwinnett in 2006 as a receptionist and left Subaru to take a Sales Assistant position at our sister store, Infiniti of Gwinnett.  She quickly moved into an Internet Sales position at Infiniti and sold cars there from 2007 to 2010. She made the move back to Subaru in April 2010 and has enjoyed being a part of Subaru's incredible growth as a brand over the past 4 years. 

    Jennifer has two sons; Camden, 5 and Cooper, 3; and she and her husband, Todd, just welcomed a new daughter, Ashlynn Claire, in October 2013.  Her daughter is diagnosed with a rare condition called Heterotaxy Syndrome, which has led Jennifer to become a passionate advocate for Congenital Heart Defects awareness.

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  • Stephen Lucas
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    678-584-7220

    Stephen, who hails from England, joined Subaru of Gwinnett in the fall of 2011. His expertise is finding used vehicles that are in terrific condition and priced right. He won't put a vehicle on the pre-owned lot until it is "right. His extensive inventory includes Certified Pre-Owned Subaru vehicles as well as many other makes and models.

    Before his years in the automotive industry, Stephen was a professional Rugby player in the UK.  When he's not working, Stephen enjoys spending time with his three sons.

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  • Mike Anderson
    Finance Manager
    678-584-7215

    Mike first joined Subaru of Gwinnett in 2008, working in the Internet Department and as a New Car Manager.  He left in 2010 to open his own business, but his love for the Subaru brand brought him back to Subaru of Gwinnett in the fall of 2012, this time serving as our Finance Manager.  

    When he is not working Mike loves to play poker and root for the Florida State Seminoles!

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  • Gary Sikes
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    678-584-7222

    Gary has been with Subaru of Gwinnett for 10 years as both a Sales Consultant and Sales Manager.  He was honored in 2009 and 2011 with Subaru of Gwinnett Sales Person of the Year award.

    Gary has also been recognized by Subaru of America as a Subaru Summit Peak Performer. This title is given to only the top salesmen in the region, which he has received for every year he has been in sales!  

    Prior to his time at Subaru of Gwinnett, Gary served our country as a member of the United States Navy. When Gary is not at work, he loves to spend time with his wife, Brittany, and daughter, Hailey. In his personal life Gary and his wife both own Subarus. He drives a 2012 Subaru Forester while his wife drives a 2011 Subaru Legacy.

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  • Lance Willhite
    Subaru Sales & Leasing Specialist
    678-447-2366

    Lance has been with Subaru of Gwinnett since 2010.  He was honored with the Salesman of the Year for Subaru of Gwinnett in 2012 and 2013. Also in 2012 and 2013, Lance was recognized by Subaru of America with the prestigious Subaru Summit Peak Performer. Lance continues to show is passion for Subaru by driving a 2012 Subaru Legacy.

    When Lance is not working, he loves anything to do with the outdoors and hanging out with his family. He has been married for 12 years and has a 6 year old daughter, Emily, and a 9 year old son, Ethan.  Lance's son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, so he and his wife are strong autism advocates.

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  • Jim Heet
    Subaru Sales and Leasing Specialist
    678-475-3500

    After years of various automotive sales experience with other makes, Jim joined the Subaru sales team with the leading Subaru dealership in St. Louis in 2003, and with a transfer was able to join our family here at Subaru of Gwinnett in 2008.  

    He has been recognized by Subaru of America as a Subaru Summit Peak Performer, a prestigious award given only to top sales consultants, every year since joining Subaru of Gwinnett. 

    Jim has the unique experience of owning one of the original Subaru All Wheel Drive vehicles, a 1976 DL Wagon. Jim now drives a 2011 3.6R Subaru Legacy and his wife Brenda drives a 2010 Subaru Forester. Jim has been married for 41 years and has two sons and one grandson who still live in St. Louis.

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  • Trina Richardson-Mack
    Subaru Sales & Leasing Specialist
    678-584-7219

    Trina came on board with Subaru of Gwinnett in April 2013 as a Certified Subaru Sales Consultant. Trina has over 7 years of Subaru sales experience. With her experience from another local Atlanta Subaru dealership and we are excited about having her as a part of our Subaru of Gwinnett Sales Team. Trina is now a proud owner of a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek.

    Prior to her years in the automotive industry, Trina was a teacher and ran a Preschool and Daycare Center in Florida.  She brings this same level of care to all of her customers and maintains the highest customer satisfaction ratings.

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  • Swindia Matos
    Subaru Sales & Leasing Specialist
    678-584-7228

    Swindia has been a part of the Subaru of Gwinnett family since 2006 when she first moved to Atlanta from New York City. She left to pursue her love of jewelry design and has recently returned to Subaru of Gwinnett to explore her passion of providing superior customer service to all people who are in the automotive buying process. 

    Prior to returning to working for Subaru of Gwinnett, Swindia became a proud Subaru Impreza owner. She likes to share her unbiased opinion on Subaru vehicles since she owned one prior to working for the company.   She recently traded in that Impreza for a new Subaru Legacy Sport!

    Swindia has two lovely beagles, Dude & Brooklyn. In her free time, she enjoys riding her Gary Fisher bike, feeding the homeless, and volunteering for the 100 Black Men of DeKalb County.

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  • Dave Shenberger
    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant
    678-584-7218

    If you've ever wondered if it was possible to have a good experience when buying a car, wonder no more! With over 38 years in the automotive industry, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge to SOG team. With Dave's experience he contributes in our ongoing goal to provide a honest approach in the car buying process.

    When Dave is not working, he enjoys golfing and fishing. He loves spending time with his wife of 15 years and his 6 grand-children.

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  • Nelson Gibson
    Sales & Leasing Specialist
    678-584-7251

    Nelson is our newest member to the SOG sales team. He was previously a Service Advisor with our store for 3 years. So he is very familiar with the needs of a Subaru customer!


    Nelson is married to his high school sweetheart and they became proud parents of a baby boy in 2013. When he's not working he enjoys spending time with his family and their 2 chihuahuas. Nelson is a huge football and basketball fan. His teams are Atl Falcons and Chicago Bulls.

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  • Alyssa Elery
    Your Subaru Concierge
    770-380-9040

    Alyssa has been with Subaru of Gwinnett since 2008, first working as a Parts Delivery Driver and moved up to Service in 2010, working as a Warranty Administrator and Assistant Service Manager.  

    Alyssa is now working for YOU, as our first ever Subaru Concierge. She has grown up in and around the auto industry and can't imagine working in any other field!  

    Alyssa and her husband, Walter, have two dogs, Maisy, who frequently visits the dealership, and Betty, who is too rambunctious for work. 

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  • Herb Hoffman
    Service Director
    678-584-7255

    Herb has been in the automotive industry since 1983, starting as a tech apprentice and moving through the ranks to the position of Service Director in 2003. 

    He is married to his high school sweetheart and they have 3 grown children that have all worked in the automotive business. Herb enjoys making customers happy, playing tennis, and spoiling his grandchildren.

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  • Jill Thurston
    Assistant Service Manager
    678-584-7252

    Jill is one of our Assistant Service Managers at Subaru of Gwinnett.  She has been in the automotive industry for 12 years; 11 of those years at Subaru of Gwinnett.  

    Jill first joined Subaru of Gwinnett in 2003 as a receptionist.  She took a leap of faith when she accepted a service advisor position at Subaru of Gwinnett nine years ago and has been helping Subaru customers maintain their beloved Subaru vehicles ever since.  

    Jill has been recognized as a top service advisor in her field by Subaru of America and consistently maintains the highest of customer satisfaction ratings.

    Jill is a portrait artist and mother to one very vocal Maine Coon cat, Piper, her beautiful African Grey, Oliver and her sweet Peach face, Lovebird Pippin.

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  • Shaun Feltner
    Assistant Service Manager
    678-584-7255

    Shaun is our newest employee at Subaru of Gwinnett, but he is not at all new to the world of automotive service!  He has worked in the automotive field for 15 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Subaru of Gwinnett service drive!

    When Shaun isn't working you can find him cheering on his beloved Atlanta Falcons or UGA Bulldogs, or spending time with his wife Lesley and their chihuahua's Bailey and Chance.

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  • Lisa Wilkins
    Parts Manager
    678-584-7240

    Lisa was born and raised in Georgia. She is a passionate football fan; her favorite team is Penn State.

    Lisa has been in the Subaru parts business for over 20 years. She has been with Subaru of Gwinnett since it opened in August 2002. Her parts department is the top Wholesale Subaru Parts Dealer in the state of Georgia. 

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  • Summer Smith
    Assistant Parts Manager
    678-584-7241

    Summer has been with Subaru of Gwinnett for 9 years; all of those years spent in the parts department.  She has worked nearly every job within the parts department so she has an abundance of experience to help any customer with his or her Subaru parts needs!

    When she's not working, Summer enjoys spending time with her family and working out in the gym.

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  • Heather Ransom
    Receptionist
    678-475-3500

    Heather provides excellent customer service to our customers via the telephone as well as in person in the showroom. She is one of the hardest working ladies in the Subaru store and with her quick wit plus an award winning smile we're sure you'll make fast friends with her.

    Heather is a newlywed and she and her husband, Erik, welcomed their first child, daughter named Reagan. They also have a sweet fur-baby 7-year-old Sheltie named Bentley.

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