Staff Directory

Management

Aric Swanger

Aric Swanger

Team Member since 2016
About Aric
With 19 ½ years in the car business, Aric Swanger leads the team as the General Manager at University Kia. Originally from Milton, Pennsylvania, Aric prides himself on creating a fun team environment for both the employees and customers. When he isn’t at work, he can be found spending time with his family, cheering on the Carolina Panthers, enjoying motorcycles, or boating.
General Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Jesus Villeta

Jesus Villeta

Team Member since 2017
About Jesus
Formerly from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Jesus is the General Sales Manager at University Kia. Although, he did not intend to get into the business, his wife and father-in-law encouraged him to give it a try. After selling 18 cars in his first month, he knew this was the job for him. One of his favorite things about his job is that every day is a new day and opportunity. After work, he enjoys martial arts, swimming, the Carolina Panthers, following the Dominican Baseball players, and spending time with his wife and 6 children.
General Sales Manager Hablo Español

Work : 919-500-6348

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Joe Billingsley

Joe Billingsley

Team Member since 2014
About Joe
A veteran in the car business, Joe started in the industry in 1988. Since then, he has made it his goal to encourage and motivate his sales teams and to help every customer that he meets. He is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and is passionate about his family and creating a strong team environment.
Sales Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Team Member since 2010

Used Car Director

Work : 919-929-3115


Kristina Clayton

Kristina Clayton

Team Member since 2017
About Kristina
Kristina is the Business Development Manager and was previously a Business Development Representative. She is from Norfolk, Virginia and has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know customers from all backgrounds. In her spare time, she likes to travel, scrapbook, and spend time with her two children.
Business Development Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Terrence Joseph

Terrence Joseph

Team Member since 2014
About Terrence
Terrence is our Finance Manager who is from Durham, NC. He has worked in all departments in the car industry from Sales to the Business Development Center to now the Finance department. The best part of his job is building relationships with the new customers that come in every day. When he isn’t at work, Terrence can be found playing soccer, spending time with his family, and taking care of his 5 dogs.
Finance Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Bhobie Belmonte

Team Member since 2019

Finance Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Receptionist

Savannah Wilson

Team Member since 2019

Receptionist

Work : 919-572-1700

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Internet Department

Karla Hernandez

Karla Hernandez

Team Member since 2018
About Karla
Karla is a member of our Business Development Team from Atlanta, Georgia. She has attended school at Wake Tech and UNC Chapel Hill. She enjoys all aspects of her job, but she really enjoys meeting new people every day and helping customers get into their dream cars. An avid dog lover (she has 5!), Karla enjoys learning something new every day, spending time with her family and friends, UNC basketball, Real Madrid Soccer, photography, traveling, and watching movies.
Business Development Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-572-1700

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Malinda Walters

Team Member since 2019

Business Development Representative

Work : 919-572-1700


Wayne Saylor

Wayne Saylor

Team Member since 2014
About Wayne
Wayne Saylor is a member of our Sales Team who grew up in Detroit, Michigan. After a successful advertising career, Wayne decided to try his skills in the car business. His favorite part of his job is finding the perfect vehicle for his customers. Wayne enjoys following all the local college and professional sport teams, watching movies, reading and drawing.
Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-593-6343

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Sales Department

Rod Davis

Rod Davis

Team Member since 2018

Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-641-3119

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Mario Dawson

Mario Dawson

Team Member since 2014
About Mario
Mario Dawson is a member of the sales team who is from right here in Durham. Since getting into the car business, Mario’s favorite part of his job has been working with the customers and helping people get into a car they love. When he isn’t at work, Mario is usually with his family or watching the Carolina Tarheels.
Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700


Sandra Ethridge

Team Member since 2019

Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700

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Jordan Harris

Team Member since 2019

Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-534-5124

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Shaleace Hayes

Team Member since 2019

Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-332-6358

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Pa Sanneh

Pa Sanneh

Team Member since 2016
About Pa
Originally from Louisburg, NC, Pa is a member of the Sales Team. With a B.A in Public Administration, Pa joined the team in 2015. He is passionate about his job and really enjoys meeting new people and helping them get the vehicle they want. Some of his hobbies include soccer, trail biking, and traveling. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his German Shepherd, Gus.
Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-232-1436

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Anthony Sims

Team Member since 2019

Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 252-955-5006

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Spanish Speaking Sales Representatives

J.C. Chahin

J.C. Chahin

Team Member since 2018
About J.C.
Juan Carlos Chahin is a member of The University Kia sales team. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and a Master of Business Administration with a minor in finance. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the car business but enjoys the customer interaction the most. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness, jiu-jitsu, and mountain biking (he made a 300-mile bicycle ride tour!). He is also a Jacksonville Jaguars and Manchester United fan.
Sales Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 305-508-0078

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Yssa Kaluche

Team Member since 2019

Sales Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 352-631-1088

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Jose Ruben Sandoval

Team Member since 2019

Sales Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 336-491-1262

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Jose Torres

Jose Torres

Team Member since 2018

Sales Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 939-642-7999

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Fleet Sales

Larry Clark

Larry Clark


Commercial & Fleet Manager

Work : 919-682-9171 x 236


Service Department

Jonathan Fisher

Jonathan Fisher


Fixed Operations Manager

Work : 919-682-9171 x 258


Chris Mink

Chris Mink


Parts and Service Manager

Work : 919-572-1700


Brandon Ashworth

Brandon Ashworth


Service Advisor

Work : 919-572-1700


Eric Noggle


Service Advisor

Work : 919-572-1700

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Cliff Dexheimer

Cliff Dexheimer

Team Member since 2017
About Cliff
Cliff Dexheimer is a member of the BDC department. After retiring, his wife encouraged him to find a new career and Cliff happily landed at University Kia. Cliff’s favorite part about his job is the people that he works with. When he isn’t at work, Cliff enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and woodworking.
Customer Service Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Parts Department

Cynthia Gornto

Team Member since 2019

Parts Representative

Work : 919-572-1700

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Dan Nerl

Dan Nerl


Parts Representative

Work : 919-572-1700


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