Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley Team


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  • Ric Vitek
    General Manager

    Ric Vitek started in the automotive industry in 1999. He worked for two prominent local family-owned dealer groups in the Baltimore area before joining Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley in December of 2016. Ric held many positions for both Russel Automotive and Priority 1 Automotive Group from his beginnings in 1999 as salesman -- to Director of Operations overseeing the day-to-day operations of multiple luxury automotive dealerships before leaving in 2016. Ric is a Baltimore community native with strong ties to the community. He strongly believes in positive relationships with both co-workers and clients. The atmosphere and dealership experience are a direct reflection of these beliefs. 


    Ric enjoys family time away from work with his wife of 17 years -- Catina, and his two fantastic daugthers -- Samantha and Campbell. They also have two Miniature Schnauzers named Phoebe and Lola, a fish named Gus, and a hedgehog named Milo. 

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  • Barry Williams
    Customer Care Director

    Growing up in Cockeysville, Barry started his career in the automotive business at age 18, working as a lot attendant while pursuing a degree at Towson University. After graduation, he started full-time as a Service Advisor, quickly working his way to Service Manager. He joined the AutoNation team in 2000, and has been Customer Care Director of Mercedes-Benz Hunt Valley since 2016. 

    Although currently residing in southern Pennsylvania, Barry is thrilled to be working in his hometown, taking care of so many families he grew up with, and to quote him directly, working with "the best team of his career." His wife and two daughters keep him busy in his spare time.

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  • Regina Thomas
    Service BDC Manager

    Regina grew up in the Baltimore neighborhood of Upper Fells Point and now resides in Cockeysville, MD. After 25 years spent with a large transportation company, Regina realized sitting at home was not for her. She started her career with AutoNation in 2013 as a part-time cashier and proudly moved to full-time Customer Care Specialist. She loves nothing more than her wonderful family.

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  • Marty Levine
    Sales Associate

    Marty started in the automotive industry in 1994. He worked at a dealership selling Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1998 he moved to Baltimore and started working for Antwerpen Automotive, where he stayed for 14 years selling Chysler, Jeep, and Volkswagen. In 2012 he joined Valley Motors which was later acquired by AutoNation, where he is currently selling Mercedes-Benz. 


    Marty has been married to his wife Joan for 52 years and has two daughters -- Shara and Jennifer -- and seven grandchildren. 

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  • John R. Davenport
    Sales Associate

    John started in the automotive industry in 1992 working for Len Stoler Chrysler Plymouth, where he was one of only a few who could sell across the board. After working for Len Stoler for many years, he joined Valley Motors in 2014, which was acquired by AutoNation in 2015. Later he joined the hotel industry, first starting as a night auditor, promoted to Night Manager, and later to an AGM, and ultimately, to a GM. John has been in the hospitality/customer service industry for over 30 years. 

    John has a strong desire to service people and see them smile. He is an ordained minister who loves the word of God. Mr. Davenport also loves to preach, teach, and sing God's praises. John has spent many years as a professional singer and recording artist, and he has shared the stage with many gospel recording artists.


    John is married with three beautiful children and five grandchildren. He's a family man that promotes family time, and when he finds a little time he loves to play basketball. He's also a big sports fan who loves the Ravens, Spurs, Orioles, and Clemson Tiger football. John can often be heard, quoting his mantra, "Being unhappy is not an option." 

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  • Kyle Dembo
    Sales Associate

    Kyle started with Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley in 2012. Kyle was first hired by the Service Department, while attending classes full time at Penn State's York campus. A year later, Kyle transferred from Service to Sales, where he draws on his background -- which gives him a wealth of knowledge.

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  • Marshall Sanders
    Sales Associate

    Marshall started in the automotive industry 14 years ago by washing cars for a Ford dealership in the Florida panhandle. Since then he has held many key positions within the dealerships, including floor sales, Internet sales, sales management -- as well as working in the detailing and as a lot attendant. Marshall draws on all this experience to help customers through the purchase process by providing the information required to make a great decision in a timely manner. Many people are pleasantly surprised that the process is so painless and easy with him, without all the pressure and old-fashioned sales tactics and haggling. In the last few years, Marshall has been a top performer for Honda, Volkswagen, and now Mercedes-Benz. Keep this in mind as he would be happy to facilitate your purchase of a new or pre-loved Mercedes-Benz, Audi, or Subaru (and many more!).


    Marshall is married with three daughters. Both he and his wife are military dependents and have grown up all over the world. They currently reside in Pennsylvania and enjoy attending German heritage festivals.

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  • Don Levine
    Sales Associate

    Don has been with Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley since 2012 and has been a part of the brands' extraordinary growth. Prior to his entry in the automotive industry, Don spent 30 years in marketing and advertising for Colgate Palmolive and Unilever. Don is a native New Yorker who has made his home here in Baltimore County for the last eight years. Don lives locally in Timonium with his wife Pat in the home where Pat grew up. Don is a brand-new "empty-nester" as his identical twin daughters recently graduated from Dulaney High School and have started their college careers. If not for his three dogs (Charlotte, Walter, and Winston), two cats (Shadow and Toby), and fish (Francesco), he and Pat would have finally had a quiet home.

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  • Jacob Raykhel
    Sales Associate

    Jacob started in the automotive industry in 1996 just to drive new demo cars when he could no longer trade in his new vehicles every three to four months. He worked for two local family-owned dealer groups: Antwerpen & Jerry's Automotive and MileOne in the Baltimore-Washington area, before joining Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley in July 2017. He also spent 12 years working for Toyota and eight years with BMW. Jacob has been an Internet Sales Manager and Internet Sales Consultant since 1999.


    Jacob came "off a boat" in 1992 from BAKU, Azerbaijan (part of the former USSR). The best six years of his life were spent as a student in Moscow from 1977 to 1983.

    Jacob lived in Baltimore County for 10 years before moving to Western Howard County in 2002. Jacob enjoys family time away from work with his wife of over 30 years: Juliya. He believes the long hours worked helped the marriage last! He also has two sons, one daughter, a grandson, an 11-year-old Toy Poodle named Charlie with the attitude of a Grandpa, and a three-year-old Havanese Clinton. 


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  • Ian Fairweather
    Sales Associate

    After coming to America from Australia in 1998, Ian has worked in the piano industry not only as a technician, but also in retail and management. As an independent piano technician, Ian has tuned pianos for major international artists and recording studios, as well as many private homes throughout Baltimore and the surrounding areas. 


    Ian joined Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley in January of 2017. His friendly Australian character is enjoyed by those he works with. When not at work he enjoys his wife, his church, and touring the US on his motorcycle. Ian is a proud American citizen. 

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  • Samuel Mwaura
    Product Concierge

    Sam has been working for Mercedes-Benz for three years. In 2014, he started out as a porter and held responsibility over the lot and cars. His passion for the brand and catering to customers landed him the role of Product Concierge in late 2016. He stands behind the phrase "Driven to Delight" tending to each individual, making sure they are truly comfortable and confident with their vehicle. 


    When Sam's away from work, he enjoys attending car shows and meets in his 2007 AMG E 63. He also frequents movie theaters and hidden gems around the state. Hopefully, he doesn't run out of gas while doing so. 

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  • Theresa Wasserman
    Product Concierge

    Theresa started in the automotive industry in 1983, working for a family-owned dealership. From there, she worked for the Koons Automotive Group. After taking a break to start a family, Theresa went back to work in 2008 for Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley up till the present time. She is Master-Certified with Mercedes-Benz, and loves the product. She considers herself very fortunate to work with a great group of salesmen and women who are very knowledgeable of the brand. 


    Theresa was born and raised in Baltimore County. She moved to Carroll County in 1983 with her husband David. They have been married for 31 years with three wonderful boys, Matthew, Zachary, and Tyler. The Wasserman's will welcome their first granddaughter this year. 

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  • Susan Pyle
    Warranty Administrator

    Susan started her automotive career in 1984 at Valley Motors Porsche/Audi as a cashier. After a year, she became a dispatcher. In 1990 Susan was transferred to her position as Mercedes-Benz dispatcher. She became the Warranty Administrator for Mercedes-Benz in 2001 and has been master-certified since 2012. Susan is married to a Gold Meister Porsche Technician with a 14-year-old daughter who has just started high school. 

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  • Kate Newton
    Customer Care Associate

    Kate got her start at Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley in June of 2017. She believes her background in customer service has made the transition to the automotive industry an easy one and she is excited to see where this new journey takes her. In her spare time, Kate enjoys antiquing, photography, and going on adventures with her fiance, Dan, and her German Shepherd, Marley. 

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  • Mandy Gnacek
    Customer Care Associate

    Mandy joined the team at Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley in November of 2016 as a cashier and receptionist. Mandy enjoys her work and loves learning new things. She spends her time off with friends and taking long walks.

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  • Victoria Kearney
    Customer Care Associate

    Victoria joined the Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley team in April of 2017. She enjoys working with her coworkers and ensuring her customers have a great experience. She likes to learn new things to increase her skill set and she spends her time with her family and dog when she is not at the dealership. 

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  • John Hawkins
    Service Advisor

    John has been working in the automotive industry since 2010 after spending 17 years working in the container shipping industry. While John grew up in the local Towson area, John now resides in Finksburg with his wife and two children. John enjoys assisting customers and helping them to keep their vehicles in top-notch condition. Outside of work John enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, hiking, and playing guitar. 

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  • Anastasia Kalambihis
    Service Advisor

    Coming to America has allowed Anastasia to live out the American dream. Anastasia is fluent in Greek and enjoys helping people. She started working in the automotive space when she was in her twenties, but paused to raise her family. In May of 2013 she joined AutoNation as a Service Advisor and has been here since then working as a Customer Care Advisor. 


    She currently resides in Harford County with her husband of 35 years and enjoys any free time she has with her children and four grandchildren. Anastasia always says, "Our customers aren't just our customers, they are our extended family!" 

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  • Monique Wood
    Service Advisor

    Monique has been in the automotive business for 19 years, starting out as a technician for Toyota. Monique was the first female to graduate from the Central Atlantic T-Ten program. Monique joined the Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley team in July of 2017. Monique enjoys working with her coworkers and ensuring customers have a great experience. Monique has a degree in Applied Science and enjoys reading and learning new things. 

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  • Nathan Espinosa
    Service Advisor

    Nathan started his career in the automotive industry in Baltimore shortly after graduating from Henry County High School. He got started detailing cars, then parking them, and finally writing service once his remarkable customer service skills were noticed by management. This is the point when he truly knew what he wanted to do with his life and career. While not working he enjoys taking trips, playing basketball, fishing and spending time with his family, including three sons and two daughters. He enjoys being part of the team at Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley, where he is happy to serve his clients, and where he is #DrivenToDelight!

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  • Wayne Prince
    Service Advisor

    Wayne moved to Maryland in 1972 and started working in the automotive industry in 1982. Wayne worked in the tire industry for twenty years. After leaving the tire industry, he worked for Ourisman Chevrolet for 14 years. Shortly after moving to Baltimore, he began working for AutoNation as a Customer Care Consultant, in 2013. Needless to say, Wayne brings a vast amount of knowledge with him and truly cares about his customers.


    He currently lives in Pikesville with his wife and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. Wayne was able to live out his lifelong dream of owning a Mercedes-Benz, just this year. When he's not spending time with his children or grandchildren Wayne and his wife love taking the car out for a Sunday drive with the top down. 

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  • Charlie Bell
    Group Leader/Shop Foreman

    Charlie grew up in Baltimore and attended a three-year automotive program in high school. He started his career with us in 1978 before his senior year of school. In 1995, Charlie achieved the highest award of "Master Guild" through the Mercedes-Benz technician recognition program and went to Germany. When away from the dealership, you'll find him with his wife, children, family and friends. 

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  • Ken Bromley
    Shop Foreman

    Ken has been in the automotive industry for 41 years. He graduated with honors from ITT Technical Institute in July 1977 and started with Mercedes-Benz in August of 1977 at Diehl Motor Company, the former Mercedes-Benz dealer in York, PA. In December of 1987 he started with Valley Motors working first as a technician and later as a shop foreman at this location. Ken reached a milestone in August of 2017: 40 continuous years with the Mercedes-Benz product. 

    In 1985 Ken earned the Star Technician Award and has been a six-time recipient of the Master Guild Technician Award since 1990. He is currently master-certified by Mercedes-Benz.

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  • Brandon Goodling
    Master Technician/Group Leader

    Brandon started working on vehicles at the age of 17. He has worked for AutoNation and Mercedes-Benz since 2008 and has been a team leader since 2016. Brandon is a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast and is a member of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. He likes automotive racing of all kinds and spending time with his family and five children. Brandon enjoys the rapport he has with his colleagues of many years and the roots he has established in the community he lives and works in. 

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  • Kevin Joyce
    Master Technician

    Kevin grew up in Vermont with a love of taking things apart. He attended Weber State College in Ogden, Utah, where he studied automotive technologies. He moved to the Hunt Valley Timonium area in 2001 and worked as a Saab Master Technician until 2003 when he began working at Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley, where he is now a Mercedes-Benz Master Technician. 


    Kevin is also an ASE Master Technician and an ASE Advanced Level Specialist. He lives in southern Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters and enjoys working on WWII era trucks and post-war era Jeeps. 

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  • Robert Wecker
    Master Technician

    Robert received his automotive education in Boston from Mercedes-Benz Elite Start. He began his career at West Chester of Mercedes-Benz and would later transfer to Hunt Valley Mercedes-Benz. During his four years at Hunt Valley, he received his Master Certification. In his free time he enjoys working on his Mercedes-Benz SL 560 and spending time with family and friends golfing.

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  • Brian McKinley
    Master Technician

    Born and raised in Red Lion, Pennsylvania, Brian grew up working at his grandfather's furniture company. After high school, Brian went to Wyotech and then onto the Mercedes-Benz Elite program, where he finished first in his class. Brian joined the AutoNation team in 2006 after completion of the Elite program and is grateful for the relationship he has built in his 11 years working in Hunt Valley. In his free time Brian loves to travel with his wife and sport around in his Shelby GT500. 

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  • Tommy Perry
    Master Technician

    Tommy Perry has been in the car business for 13 years and is a Master-Certified Mercedes-Benz technician. He has been working for Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley for over 11 years and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Tommy believes Mercedes-Benz is a great brand to work on, and Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley is a company he is proud to work for. 

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  • Eric Lynch
    Master Technician

    Eric is a Master-Certified Mercedes-Benz Technician. Growing up in Sparks, Eric started his career in the automotive business at age 20 as a mechanic's helper. After attending technical school and earning a degree in Automotive Technology, Eric started his career at Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley in 1999 as a full-time auto technician. He has been here ever since.

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  • Ron Buell
    Roadside Technician

    Ron started in the auto industry in 1977 and has worked at Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley since January of 1985 as a Mercedes-Benz technician. He grew up in and lives in Westminster with his wife. They have four children and four grandchildren. 

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  • Chris Harris
    Technician

    Chris began his Mercedes-Benz training at the Houston Mercedes-Benz Elite STARt Program. After graduating, he launched a career at Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley, where he's been for five years now. 

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  • Josh Crick
    Technician

    Josh grew up in Hampstead, MD, where he began his education at Carroll County Technical Center. After graduating from the technical school at the age of 18, Josh began an apprenticeship under the Shop Foreman of Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley. Josh has now enjoyed three years of experience working on Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

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  • Brian Crisp
    Technician

    Brian has been working at Mercedes-Benz Hunt Valley for more than a year-and-a-half and is grateful to work at such a prestigious dealership with such a team-driven environment. Brian has always been a car enthusiast and brings ten years' experience to the field. Brian spends his time outside the dealership with his girlfriend, who are both avid hikers who love being outside. Brian couldn't imagine working anywhere else and loves what he does, along with working with "a great bunch of guys and gals."

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  • Jeff Herbert
    Technician

    Jeff was born in Baltimore and raised in a small town in York, Pennsylvania. He received his degree in Automotive Technology from Universal Technical Institute. Shortly after graduating, he initiated a career with Mercedes-Benz, which turned out to be the best decision of his life. Jeff loves life and his job and enjoys his time at the dealership where he is always willing to learn something new.

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