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. 

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

Executive & Support 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
520-452-6906

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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Michael Christie
Director of Info Tech
520-452-6925

Team Member since 2009.  Michael grew up in the Silicon Valley of California and moved to Arizona in 2003.  Michael has been an I.T. network and systems engineer and administrator for over 20 years.  He is an I.T. generalist with a focus on enterprise networking.  When he's not neck deep in tech equipment, Michael spends his time fishing, hunting, hiking and target shooting.

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Lawley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (AZ)

Mathew Miera
General Sales Manager
520-458-8000

Team Member since 2018.  More to follow...

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Tom Lawley
Sales Manager
520-458-8000

Team Member since 1999.  After a brief hiatus Tom is... "Back in the saddle again!"  A second generation car guy, he started in 1995 when Sean purchased the GM franchise.  Tom grew up in Colorado, then graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.  Tom loves outdoor activities with his family -- golfing, trips to Colorado, sunning themselves in Mexico.  Tom would like you to come see why the CDJR store is Lawley's newest and possibly greatest venture!

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Robert Santa Maria
Service Manager
520-452-6124

Team Member since 2017.  New to Lawley Automotive but not new to the car business.  Robert began his automotive career in 1969 but his passion for cars started when he was a young boy.  Robert followed in his father's footsteps and entered the car business working at top dealerships;  Lou Grubb Automotive, Saturn, Bud Thurston, to name a few, and now Lawley.  Robert's talents and customer service accomplishments are known nationally as he's often asked to speak and share his expertise across the automotive industry.  But those who know him well know him simply as "a people person".  When he's not working on or waxing his cars at home he enjoys grilling for family and friends.  He's been married to his high school sweetheart, Nora, since 1969 and has two grown children and three very active and athletic grandsons.  You might see Robert around the football fields as he loves the cooler weather, the Sierra Vista community, and watching his grandsons play sports.  Make sure to say "hi"!

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John Hocker
Parts Manager
520-458-8000

Team Member since 2016.  John Hocker is a Sierra Vista native and an Army veteran.  Happily married since 1986, he is the father of three boys and a Gold Star father.  John has worked in dealership parts since 1994, earning Manufacturer Excellence recognition 12 of 15 years as Parts Manager.  He has a collection of Toyota Land Cruisers and 1980's Pinball Machines and in his spare time John enjoys working on his vehicles, four-wheeling, and RV'ing.  We're glad to have John on our team!


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Dennis Sanchez
Finance Director
520-458-8000

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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Lawley Honda (AZ)

Brandon De Rollo
General Sales Manager
520-800-1201

Team Member since 2018.  Brandon was born into the car business!  He was raised in Stockton near where his Grandfather owned a dealer group in northern California.  Brandon joined the Air Force in 1998 and served for 9 years in the special operations command in Okinawa Japan.  Upon his return he started selling Hondas in Tucson and soon after he became General Sales Manager of Acura in Tucson.  For the next 10 years Brandon helped that store achieve numerous awards and recognition.  Brandon loves spending time with his family, relaxing by the pool, barbequing and riding quads in the desert.

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Chad Antar
Sales Manager
520-800-1202

Lawley Team Member since....

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Daniel Coronado
Service Manager
520-800-1221

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.  Lawley Honda re-opened at it's brand new location January 2017 and Daniel welcomes you go come down to Lawley Honda service and say hello!

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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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Lawley's Team Ford Kia Superstore (AZ)

Matthew Rentze
General 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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Jeremy Willard
Sales Manager
520-439-6039

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!

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John Polaski
Service Manager
520-452-6926

Team Member since 2018.  John Polaski is a proud father and husband first and foremost (just ask his three boys or long-suffering wife ;o) !)  He is an avid outdoorsman who also shoots pool in his spare time.  John came to Lawley's Team Ford from Phoenix and it didn't take him long to decide to move here and become a member of our community.

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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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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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Christina Navarro
F & I Manager
520-458-8140

Team Member since 2017.  Christina Navarro joined our group in April with valuable internet sales experience from her prior dealership affiliations in San Diego.  She is currently working at Lawley's Team Ford Kia as a Finance Manager.  When Christina is not at the dealership or home playing with her dogs she can often be found volunteering as a cheer coach for the Sierra Vista Colts Elite Cheer team.     

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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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Mike Williams
Sales Manager
(520) 800-1201

Team Member since 2017.  Mike Williams, originally from Tucson, is an avid outdoorsman who loves camping, fishing and hunting.  He is the father of a pre-teen son, an adult daughter, and an adult son all of whom he enjoys spending time with.  Mike started his automotive career in the late 1990's and he has worked in all areas of the business.  At the Lawley Automotive Group, you might see Mike on the sales tower helping you find your next new vehicle, or he may be sitting behind the finance desk helping you secure your loan and finalize your paperwork.  From start to finish, you can be assured that Mike's expertise will make it an easy, no hassle process.

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Josh Welch
Sales Manager
520-439-6915

Team Member since 2018.  Josh came from northern California where he started in the car business in 1997.  His first job was in Sacramento selling Toyotas.  He moved to Arizona in 2003 where he continued in the car business to the present.   His goal is to take care of his customers and enjoy sunny Arizona.  When Josh is not at work he enjoys golf, shooting, and driving his Rubicon on the Arizona trails.  If you see Josh out there, give him a wave.

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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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Frank Calvillo
Parts Manager
520-439-6038

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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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 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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Adam Malboeuf
Sales and F & I Manager
529-459-2000

Team Member since 2018.  After graduating from Benson High School, Adam Malboeuf moved to northern California where he developed a career in the Automotive Industry.  After spending about 7 years in CA he and his wife decided to sell their home and move the family back home to Benson, AZ.  Southern Arizona is an awesome place to live, but they still like to run off to "the happiest place on earth" - Disneyland - every chance they get.  Adam is excited to continue his career with the Lawley Automotive Group and looks forward to creating meaningful relationships throughout this great community.

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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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Sheikh Buksh
F & I Manager
520-439-6048

Team Member since 2005.  Sheikh (or "Shake") spent his first years selling cars, both on the floor and in our internet department.  He is Chevy and Corvette certified with top-notch product knowledge.  With a 5-star customer satisfaction score and his winning prize in the District Walk-Around competition, Sheikh has put thousands of customers at ease with the new technology and safety features on their new vehicle.  He has now moved behind the finance desk, ready to walk you through your purchase paperwork.  In his spare time, Sheikh enjoys driving and showing his sporty cars and was excited to attend the Ron Fellows Driving School in Las Vegas.  His real passion, though, is his daughter Lily.

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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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