Staff


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

  • Dave Spencer
    General Manager
    831-420-1500 ext 248

    Dave joined our team in August 2009....Dave began his Automotive career at Prolo Chevrolet in Santa Cruz in 1966...Dave is a fourth generation Santa Cruzan....Dave was married to his high school sweetheart, Karen (Porath), for 48 years. Karen passed away in June 2015 after a ten year battle with Alzheimer's,  They have 2 children Chris and Kelly who also are in the automotive field. Dave has also owned two dealerships, Hollister Pontiac Buick GMC and Los Gatos Chevrolet along with his son and daughter. Brady and Sean are the spoiled Grandchildren....Dave has also been involved in youth sports for years and was his Alma Mater, Soquel High School, boys basketball coach for 10 years....Please stop by and say hi...and....you'll LOVE your experience at Subaru of Santa Cruz" "Experience the difference"

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  • Chris Spencer
    General Sales Manager
    831-420-1500

    Chris joined us in 2011.  He prides himself by having an 80-100 vehicle supply of hand selected used vehicles.  All makes and models, Chris buys a vehicle on its merits and resaleability .  If you looking for a high quality used vehicle you need to check out our inventory.
    Chris was born and raised in Santa Cruz, went to Soquel High school where he played basketball and baseball.  Then went onto UCSB and played Gaucho Baseball and met his wife Shannon who was on the UCSB tennis team with his sister Kelly. Chris has 2 sons Brady and Sean and resides in Aptos.

    You'll LOVE the experience. 

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  • Jorge Davalos
    Finance Director
    8314201500

    Jorge just joined our TEAM recently.  He has over 18 years experience in the automobile business.  Stop by and say hi. You'll LOVE the experience.

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  • Molly
    Mascot
    831-420-WOOF

    Molly has been our mascot for 9 years.  She just turned 13 years old.  Being a Shiztsu, she takes her job very seriously by napping most of the time.  She is always looking for a petting.  Stop bye and say hello to Molly

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  • Ricardo Guitierrez
    Internet Director
    Direct 831-227-7503

     Ricardo was just named Internet Director of sales.  He has been part of the TEAM at Santa Cruz Subaru for sometime.  Call or e mail for quick a response and competitive pricing.

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  • David Kerrick
    Sales Consultant
    8314201500

    David is a Santa Cruz local and has spent many years in the Automotive business. He also spent years at Johnnys sport Shop.  Come by and say hi.  You'll LOVE he experience

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  • Michael Elmjouie
    Sales Consultant
    831-420-1500

    Michael has been with us for 3 years.  He is very concerned with your wants.   He will help you find your vehicle.   You'll LOVE the experience.

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  • Doug Beshore
    Sales Consultant
    8314201500

    Doug is a local guy who has years of serving the public.  Doug has years of auto experience.  Doug is the nicest person ever.  Doug has two wonderful daughters, both born and raised in Capitola and grads of Soquel High.  Graduates of San Jose State and one from UCSC.  Doug makes it easy and comfortable.  Come by and say hi.  You'll LOVE the experience.

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  • Jim Law
    Finance Director
    831-420-1500

    Jim has been in the car business a long time.  Jim has been and done every position in a Dealership, he knows how good thorough Dealerships are ran, and customers are happy and return to see Jim over and over again. Jims repore with finance companies are beyond reproach and his peers respect him so much they seldom doubt his word and so it is easy for Jim to get you the loan you want at the rate you want.  You'll LOVE the experience.

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  • James Cloer
    Sales Consultant
    831-420-1500

    James Cloer joined our dealership in May 2012 and has been enjoying being back in his home town (His father, Jim taught school here in for 40 years) after serving as a Sergeant in the US Army, then attending school at Cabrillo and DeAnza College were he earned an AA in Purchasing.  Then working for several well known high tech companies in Silicon Valley in their purchasing departments for almost two decades.  He shares his understanding of the "total cost of ownership" proposition as well as his high personal standards of integrity and service with all he has the pleasure to meet and too serve the fine folks of his home town.  You'l LOVE the Experience.

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  • Silvestre Garcia
    New Car Sales Manager
    831-420-1500 ext 210

    Silvestre has been in the Automobile business for 18 years.
    His wife and two daughters ages 17 and 14 keep him very motivated.  Sly is an ex AAU boxer and a workout fanatic.  He is very easy to work with and will find the vehicle you want.  No one will work harder for you to get you the price, the payment and the vehicle you want, than Silvestre.  "Experience the difference" with Silvestre

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  • Richard Seitchick
    Sales Manager
    831-420-1500 ext 211

    Just promoted to Sales Manager !!  Richard started in the car business over 20 years ago. He knew from the beginning treating customers friendly, professionally, fairly and with respect is the only way to earn their business. With extensive experience, he knows exactly how to provide the best financing options to fit your needs. Richard lives locally with his wife, children and enjoys being involved in school and community events. "You'll love  the experience"
     


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  • Evan Schmitt
    Vehicle Delivery Specialist and Inventory Manager
    831-420-1500 Ext 208

    We are pleased to announce the promotion of Evan to our Vehicle Delivery Specialist and Inventory Manager.  If you have any questions regarding your vehicle accessories, operational equpiment or driveability, Evan can answer anything.  Blue tooth and Vehicle electronics are his speciality.  Evan has been our Internet Manager since 2004.  He has excellent product knowledge on Subaru and Mazda.  Feel free to ask him any question you have.  Evan attended Harbor High School and played Football, Volleyball and Golf.  Evan was born and raised in Santa Cruz.  Stop by and say hi or email him.  You'll LOVE the experience.

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  • Floyd Davis
    Sales Consultant
    831-420-1500

    Floyd has been our top Customer satisfaction leader for over 7 years.  He is well versed on every Subaru product.  Stop bye and say Hi. You'll LOVE the experience and no nonsense approach.  He served our country in Vietnam, thank him for that.

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  • Jim Corder/Service Manager
    Fixed Operations Manager

    Jim started in the automotive field in 1978 as a technician. He has worked in many different roles throughout his career in Service. Jim lives in Capitola with his wife Mary and they stay busy with their extended family that includes 4 young Grandkids.

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  • Kathy Dottai/Assistant Service Manager
    Assistant Service Manager
    831 465-3666

     

    Kathy started in the automotive field as a parts driver and has worked in many different roles within the industry. Kathy has resided on the Westside of Santa Cruz for 30 years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding her motorcycle, crafts and relaxing in a hammock

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  • Scott Graham/Shop Foreman
    Shop Foreman
    831-420-1500

    Scott is a Subaru Master Technician

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  • Brandon Martin / Service Advisor
    Assistant Service Manager
    831 465-3669

    Brandon has been in the automotive business for over 10 years. He lives locally with his wife and 3 young daughters.

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  • Sandra Baker/Service Advisor
    Assistant Service Manager

    Sandra is a navy vet that started in automotive on the parts side, then lube tech, and for the past 16 years has been a service adviser. She is lives in Santa Cruz with her 2 young girls. She has large family ties to the community with parents, aunts, uncles, and grandmother keep her grounded.  

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  • Russ Thomas/Service Advisor
    Assistant Service Manager

    Russ has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry.

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  • Liam O'Connor/Service Advisor
    Service Advisor
    831-420-1500

    Liam has spent about 8 years working in various tire and maintenance shops and is excited to now be part of the Subaru team. Liam was born and raised in Santa Cruz and played football at Soquel High School and Cabrillo college. Liam is now a hapilly married man as of August 19th, 2017 to his wife Jessica, an East Coast transplant.   

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  • Bryan Kobara/Service Coordinator
    Assistant Service Manager
    831 420-1500

    Bryan graduated from Soquel High School and went on the play baseball at San Diego Christian College. He enjoys coaching baseball in local youth leagues.

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  • Gerri Galvan/Service Administration

    Gerri started in the automotive industry as a Service & Parts cashier and has worked many different positions through out her career. She enjoys playing music & singing with her 2 children and 4 grandchildren, they're all instrumental and sing. She also loves cooking and reading. She has fish, a dog and chickens that keep her busy. She  has been living in the Santa Cruz area for 28 years. Has been a happy employee with Subaru of Santa Cruz 2 years this September.


     

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  • Audra Wilson / Service Administration
    Cashier Reception
    831-420-1500

    Audra has over 3 years of automotive business experience.

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  • Ashley Nesmith/Service Administration
    Service Admin

    Ashley started working at Subaru of Santa Cruz two years ago and said it has been one of the best experiences. She has a daughter Lily, who loves art, music, and dancing, and who also has enjoyed becoming an active part of the Subaru Family. Over the course of these two years Ashley said that she has learned so much about Subaru and really enjoys working for such a giving company. She studied Media Arts and Animation at the Art Institute of San Francisco for a few years, and still continues doing art as a hobby.  She grew up in Santa Cruz, and then lived in San Francisco for 6 years until she moved back. She really enjoys all the Art festivals, Free Bands, Dancing, Restaurants, and fun Activities Santa Cruz has to offer! She usually answers the calls in the Service Department and makes appointments and she enjoys speaking to all our customers, and says its one of the perks of the job for her.

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  • Janely Cabrera/Receptionist
    Receptionist
    831-420-1500

    Janely has recently joined our team and has extensive customer service experience.

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  • Brad Bright/Parts Manager
    Parts Manager
    (831) 420-1500

    Brad has over 18 years of automotive experience.

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  • Katy Harris/Parts Professional
    Parts Professional
    831 420-1500

    Katy is one of our important parts specialist.  She knows parts.   She is also an avid surfer and a busy mother to two kids. Call or come in and get your questions answered correctly. 

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  • Derek Burton/Parts Professional
    Parts Professional
    831 420-1500

    Derek lives locally and is a Soquel High School graduate.

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  • Terry Weidel/Facilities Shuttle Team Mgr
    Service Support Manager
    831-420-1500

    Terry started with Santa Cruz Subaru two years ago after buying a CrossTrek and then became a shuttle driver. He lives with his wife in Corralitos, has three grown children and two grandchildren. His interests include sports, music, cultures, people and enjoying beautiful Monterey Bay! 

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