Staff

The Lawley Automotive Group is managed by a group of courteous and professional individuals, from our oldest to our newest team members. We are proud of the many years of experience that they each bring to the dealership group, and to you, our valued customer. You may contact them directly by clicking on one of the email links listed below each name. If you do not see who you are looking for, please click here and we will make sure he/she gets your message. Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Executive Staff

Sean Lawley
Owner / Dealer

Serving Southern Arizona customers since 1995. Sean grew up in the car business and has actively performed most every job role imaginable. A native of Colorado, he relocated to Sierra Vista to provide Big City Discounts and Small Town Friendly Service in the desert southwest. He and his team of professionals know that lifelong business relationships are built from Great Customer Support and Prices That Can't Be Beat! That philosophy has helped us grow into Southern Arizona's largest dealership group. Find out why Sean says: "Nobody beats a Lawley deal, NOBODY!"


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Frank Gonzalez
Chief Financial Officer
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Team Member since 2007. Frank and his wife moved to Sierra Vista in 2007 to bring his 30 years of retail automotive and 8 years of CPA experiences to Lawley Automotive Group. He was previously from Florida with time spent in Alabama and Georgia. He is our Chief Financial Officer and his previous positions in the automotive industry have been controller, CFO, or F & I manager. He has been involved in the Sierra Vista Community as past-Chairman and a board member of the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and past-President and board member of the Sierra Vista Rotary Club.  Frank is currently serving as a board member of the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona and is still a member of Rotary. "This business is all about relationships."


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Bob Santa Maria
Chief Operating Officer
520-439-6023

Team Member since 2012. Bob Santa Maria is an Arizonan and a third generation car man, having followed in his father and his grandfather's footsteps. From a young age, he has worked in every facet of dealership operations, from lot porter to master technician, parts, sales, and ultimately operations management. Bob's most recent accomplishment was turning a Yuma Toyota dealership around to achieve President's Award status in just two years. We are pleased to welcome Bob, his wife, and their two sons to the Lawley Automotive Group of dealerships and to Sierra Vista. These outdoor and sports enthusiasts love the weather and the small town feel of Cochise County, and appreciate the close proximity to their family in Phoenix. Bob calls himself a "huge car buff" so you will be seeing a lot of him, and even some of his own collectibles, at our local car shows.


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Neal Jackson
Controller
520-452-6903

Team Member since 2007. Neal is a native of New Mexico and a graduate from the University of New Mexico with a BBA in Finance. He has worked in the automotive industry since 1993. When Neal is not working or spending time with family, he enjoys Mountain Biking, Taekwondo, and Homebrewing.


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Nikki Gaylor
Office Manager
520-452-6943

Team Member since 1998. Nikki grew up in Minnesota and moved to the sunny desert southwest in 1987 where she graduated from a local high school. In 1998 she returned to the area and was hired as the cashier at our Honda dealership. Through the years, Nikki has moved through various clerical positions at the Lawley Group, to include contracts, titles, billing, and she now supervises those positions and keeps our business offices running smoothly. When she's not baking or gardening, Nikki enjoys camping, hiking, ATV'ing and water sports.


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Lawley's Team Ford Kia Superstore (AZ)

Matthew Rentze
General Sales Manager
520-439-6043

Team Member since 2014. Matthew joins the Lawley Team after working the last 10 years in the Southwest region. Previously Matthew took a break from the car business to live in New York City and work in show business on Broadway and live television. He ended his stint in N.Y. lighting operas at the Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln center. "Serving our customers is so much more rewarding then dealing with the Divas at the Met." Just don't ask Matt to sing(!),but it is his pleasure to help you in any other way.


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Nathan Stover
Sales Manager
520-452-6908

Team Member since 2004. The son of a United States Army N.C.O., Nate was born in Maine but grew up all over the United States and Germany. His father to this day still serves our country, working for the government on Fort Huachuca. During his childhood, Nate went to school in Maine, Texas, Arizona and 5 different cities in Germany before graduating from Buena High School in 1998. Nate has strong work ethics and believes that customer satisfaction is the most important thing he can offer to our customers. As much as he loves his work, in his leisure time Nate enjoys spending time with family and traveling. His philosophy... "family always comes first."


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Fred Ruth
Sales Manager
520-452-6039

Team Member since 2015.  Fred joined the Lawley team with 30 years experience in the automotive industry, twenty of which were spent working for his Father's dealership in Benson Arizona.  His other experience comes from a six year affiliation as Sales Manager at a Toyota dealership in Tucson.  When not working, Fred enjoys spending time with his family playing golf and watching the University of Arizona Wildcats.


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Scott Jones
Service Manager
520-452-6926

Team Member since 2013. Scott Jones was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1986. Scott married his high school sweetheart and raised three beautiful daughters. Scott was born into the automotive business, his dad, was the owner of Al's Motors in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Al's Motors not only sold used cars but worked on all makes and models of cars and also sold salvage parts. Scott has many accomplishments in his career in the car business; he has been a Certified Master Technician, Shop Foreman, Service Manager and Service Director. Scott joined Lawley Ford/KIA as a Service Manager May 2013. Scott is looking forward to serving the Sierra Vista community with great customer service. Scott is a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins, University of Arizona Football and University of Arizona Basketball. Go CATS!


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Jerry Timmel
Parts Manager
520-452-6918

Team Member since 2015.  Jerry has been in the automotive parts business since 1975.  With 34 years of dealership service in Oregon before moving to Arizona in 2009, he brings experience to the Lawley team.  When offered the position of parts manager at Lawley Ford Kia, Jerry jumped at the chance to bring his expertise and commitment to Lawley and the people of Sierra Vista.  Jerry and his wife, Mary, share two daughters and four grandchildren.  Jerry is a fan of the Oregon Ducks and Portland Trailblazers.


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Dennis Sanchez
Finance Director
520-452-6916

Team Member since 2004. Dennis is a native of northern New Mexico and began his career in the automotive industry in 2000. He started as a Sales Consultant while attending the University of New Mexico's school of Engineering. In the year 2002 he transitioned his automotive focus to F & I and felt rewarded every day by helping customers with their Finance and Insurance needs. Dennis has also worked as General Sales Manager. Away from work, Dennis enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, hiking, biking and enjoying Sierra Vista's great weather. Dennis is a true professional and he looks forward to meeting you and walking you through the purchase process.


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Greg Sneed
F&I Manager
520-452-6946

Team Member since 2016.  From Louisville, Kentucky, Greg started out as a car salesman in 2005.  He moved to Tucson, Arizona in the fall of 2009 where he worked as a floor manager at a Toyota dealership for 3 years and then transitioned into Finance for another 3 years.  He joined the Lawley team July 2016 as Finance Manager for our Ford and Kia store.  Greg's spare time is spent with family and he enjoys the peaceful satisfaction of raising his collection of fish and reptiles.

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Lawley Nissan (AZ)

John Vargas
General Sales Manager
520-439-6022

Team Member since 2015.  John was born in Connecticut and raised in South Florida where, before getting into the automotive industry, he was an Executive Chef and caterer to the stars.  He has 3 children and loves the outdoors, including 4-wheeling in the mountains and deep sea diving.  In 2000 John started his automotive career and has been solely with Nissan from the beginning.  He loves the product and its technology.  "Nissan innovation is always on the move," John says, "and I'm excited to be a part of that!"  We're glad to welcome John to the Lawley group.


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Wes Crocker
Service Manager
520-439-6033

Team Member since 2012. Always armed with a warm smile, Wes Crocker delivers superior customer service with a deep understanding of nearly everything there is to know about automobiles both past and present.  Since 2012, Wes has been the face of the service department for countless Lawley customers in need of scheduled maintenance or needed repairs and parts.  When not with his work family, Wes can be found escorting his lovely wife through town, spinning classic vinyl with his two young boys, or catching an early morning game of Disc golf.


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Frank Calvillo
Parts Manager
520-439-6021

Team Member since 2016.  Frank, originally from Tucson, moved to Sierra Vista in June of 2016 to join our team.  Frank has been in the Automotive industry for 24 years starting in the shipping and receiving department before moving into a parts counter person and other management positions.  Frank is a proud father of five kids and enjoys the outdoors along with playing baseball and golf, and he is a BIG U of A sports fan.  He loves the automotive business and is dedicated to helping his team to provide for all of our customers' parts and service needs.


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Jon-Paul Couturier
Sales Manager
520-439-6063

Team Member since 2013.  Jon-Paul was born in Santa Rosa, California and was raised in the Bronx New York.  He started as a car salesman in 1999 while in Spokane, Washington.  Upon his recent retirement from serving 20 years in the U.S. Nave, the automotive industry beckoned him back and he was hired as a sales consultant at Lawley Chevrolet.  His skills, enthusiasm, and his 25 plus years in customer service earned him a well-deserved promotion to Sales Manager and Finance.  Let Jon-Paul help you purchase your next new vehicle!

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Scott Pottier
F&I Manager
520-439-6027

Team Member since 2016.  Originally from Massachusetts, Scott is a former 82nd Airborne with the United States Army and a war veteran.  He has been in the car business since 2000.  Spending time with his children is among his favorite activities.  Scott is a huge NFL fan and likes to do game streaming in his spare time.


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Lawley Automotive Center (Chevrolet Buick GMC Hyundai) (AZ)

Jimmy Watts
General Sales Manager
520-439-6073

Team Member since 2014. Jimmy's mother is from Mexico, his father from North Carolina. He was born and raised in Tucson where he attended Santa Rita High School and was on the swim team. He served in the Army as a Laboratory Tech and afterwards started off his new career selling Hyundais in 2000. Jimmy is happily married and the couple has 3 dogs (who think they are people). He has a young adult daughter currently attending college. Jimmy's hobbies include rock climbing, motorcycles, kayaking and playing the guitar. His sales philosophy? "I strive for the customer to feel like they have a valued partner who is there for them during and after the sale. As a manager, the whole point is to make the process easy and fun. I like to think that we start with customers and end as friends."


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Brian Slack
Sales Manager
520-439-6054

Team Member since 2012. Originally from San Diego, Brian has been in the Sierra Vista area since the early 1990's and as of 2013 he has over a decade of car biz experience. He loves spending time off with his wife and kids where he can often be found cheering his daughter on in softball or his son in martial arts. Brian enjoys watching UFC and loves getting out on his new Harley Road Glide. Whether you are looking for a new General Motors or Hyundai vehicle or shopping for a quality pre-owned, come visit Brian and the sales staff at Lawley Automotive Center.


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David Rodriguez
Sales Manager
(520) 452-6915

Team Member since 2009.  David was born and raised in Southern Arizona and has worked in the automotive sales industry since 1998.  Get in touch with David so that he can help you find the PERFECT car, truck or SUV to suit your needs.  David is fluent in Spanish... and he LOVES golf!

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Herb Santa Maria
Service Manager
520-439-6031

Team Member since 2015.  Herb comes from an automotive family with seven members still in dealer management.  His father sold new Chevrolets from 1956 - 1996 for Rudolph Chevrolet / Lou Grubb Chevrolet. Herb started out as an apprentice technician in 1974 two days before he got married at the age of 16.  He received his first manager's position in 1980 at the age of 22.   Before coming to Lawley, he spent his 40 year career with Grubb Automotive, Autonation, and Findlay Automotive.  Over the years he has worked in every department from sales, to service, to parts, to collision; Service Management is where Herb is the most comfortable and Lawley Automotive Center is fortunate to have his expertise in that position.   Herb loves southern Arizona; this is where he wants to finish his career. And yes, he is still married to his high school sweetheart!


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Steve Oathout
Parts Manager
520-439-6038

Team Member since 2006. Steve began his automotive career working with his dad repairing cars while in high school in Colorado. He moved to Tucson in the 70`s and spent his time working in fixed operations at automotive dealerships, to include managing Parts, Service, and Body Shop operations. Steve has always loved Cochise County and when the opportunity came up to join the Lawley Automotive Group he took it. He enjoys living in a smaller community and sees Sierra Vista as a very friendly town. Steve and his staff are dedicated to helping all their customers get those special accessories for their new vehicle as well as any other parts needed to keep the vehicle running and looking its very best.


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Jeremy Willard
Sales Manager
520-458-0184

Team Member since 2014. Jeremy Willard, originally from Porter, Texas, joined the Marine Corps infantry as a machine gunner in 1996 and traveled the world. He later married his wife and they had a son and a daughter. After his military service, Jeremy worked as a pawn broker in Las Vegas and Tucson before becoming a Toyota salesperson in 2004 and later Acura. We're pleased to have Jeremy on our sales team; first at Lawley's Team Ford Kia, and now at Lawley Hyundai.


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Gene Hagele
Finance Director
520-439-6055

Team Member since 1996. Gene began his career in the automotive industry, starting out at our Honda Nissan store in 1996 as a Sales Consultant, and then shifting over to Finance & Insurance. Over the years, he has won various awards in Customer Service. Gene was born and raised in Sierra Vista. He looks forward to working with you on your new or used vehicle purchase.


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Lawley Honda (AZ)

Daniel Coronado
General Manager
520-800-1201

Team Member since 2012. Daniel, an Arizona native, moved to Sierra Vista in August of 2012 to join our management team. Along with his wife and three boys, Daniel enjoys the outdoors and sporting activities. He believes that a friendly atmosphere, trust, and forming relationships with customers are the keys to success.  In January 2015 Daniel transitioned from Service Manager over into the area of Sales Management.  Lawley Honda re-opened at it's brand new location January 2017 and Daniel welcomes you go come down and say hello!


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Jered Schager
Service Manager
520-800-1221

Team Member since 2016.  Jered, originally from Iowa, then Gilbert, recently moved to Sierra Vista in August of 2016 to join our team.  Jered has been in the Automotive industry for 22 years starting in the car wash before moving into sales, service advisor and other management positions.  Along with his wife Kelly of 16 years & 15 year old son Jordan, Jered enjoys basketball, hiking, movies and the beach.  He believes that honesty, trust and hard work are the keys to a great team and community.


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Frank Calvillo
Parts Manager
520-800-1232

Team Member since 2016.  Frank, originally from Tucson, moved to Sierra Vista in June of 2016 to join our team.  Frank has been in the Automotive industry for 24 years starting in the shipping and receiving department before moving into a parts counter person and other management positions.  Frank is a proud father of five kids and enjoys the outdoors along with playing baseball and golf, and he is a BIG U of A sports fan.  He loves the automotive business and is dedicated to helping his team to provide for all of our customers' parts and service needs.


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Jarret Crocker
Finance Director
520-800-1215

Team Member since 2013. Jarret began his automotive career as a lot porter washing cars, became a sales person in 1998, and later shifted his focus to Finance. He and his wife moved their family of 3 children to Sierra Vista from Yuma to work at Lawley Automotive. Jarret also has a creative side; he went to school for fine art and animation, and he draws and paints. He enjoys playing pool, and he loves the Oakland Raiders.


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Lawley's Team Ford (NM)

Paul Leetmae
General Manager
575-388-1818

Team Member since 2000.  Paul Leetmae is the managing partner and General Manager of our New Mexico operations.  Paul has been in the car business for 27 years and started out washing cars with Sean Lawley in Denver Colorado at Duncan Buick Pontiac GMC in the late 80's.  He originally came to check out the Silver City scene in 2006 for some Mountain Bike riding and Enduro Motorcycle riding - and he was hooked.  Paul accepted the challenge to expand our operations into New Mexico in late 2010 and considers himself a "proud New Mexican".  Paul's motto - "Keep it Simple - Keep it Local - and Keep it in Silver".

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Lawley Toyota Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (NM)

Paul Leetmae
General Manager
575-388-1818

Team Member since 2000.  Paul Leetmae is the managing partner and General Manager of our New Mexico operations.  Paul has been in the car business for 27 years and started out washing cars with Sean Lawley in Denver Colorado at Duncan Buick Pontiac GMC in the late 80's.  He originally came to check out the Silver City scene in 2006 for some Mountain Bike riding and Enduro Motorcycle riding - and he was hooked.  Paul accepted the challenge to expand our operations into New Mexico in late 2010 and considers himself a "proud New Mexican".  Paul's motto - "Keep it Simple - Keep it Local - and Keep it in Silver".


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Lawley Collision Center (AZ)

Jeremy Mead
Manager
520-458-0131

Team Member since 2010. Jeremy is here to assist in all of your collision needs and is excited to bring state-of-the-art technologies to the Lawley Collision Center. Visit Jeremy and his team of collision and detail professionals at 3200 E. Fry Blvd, across from the old Apache Middle School, behind Lawley Honda.


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