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 Sales 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 Sales Manager

Work : 919-682-9171 ext.332

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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 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.
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 : 919-682-9171 ext. 331

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Chris Clark

Chris Clark


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 : 919-973-6682

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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 : 919-682-9171 ext. 336

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Gregory White

Gregory White

Team Member since 2017
About Gregory
Gregory White is one of University Kia’s Finance Mangers and is also a Sales Consultant. He has been in the car business for 4 ½ years and really enjoys helping customers on a daily basis. His favorite things to do are spend time with his family and play pool.
Finance Manager

Work : 919-973-6682
Cell : 919-724-9208

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Internet Department

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.
Business Development Representative

Work : 919-973-6682

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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 : 919-973-6682

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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 : 919-973-6682
Cell : 919-593-6343

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Sales Department

Rod Davis

Rod Davis

Team Member since 2018

Sales Representative

Work : 919-973-6682
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 : 919-973-6682


Matt Duffy

Matt Duffy

Team Member since 2015
About Matt
Matt Duffy is a member of the Sales Team at University Kia. From Fort Myers, Florida, Matthew has been in the car business since 2012. His favorite part of his job is creating relationships with the customers that he works with and helping them get approved. When he isn’t rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he can be found spending time with his family and friends and traveling.
Sales Representative

Work : 919-973-6682
Cell : 919-519-4393

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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 : 919-973-6682
Cell : 919-232-1436

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Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas

Team Member since 2016
About Michelle
Michelle is a member of the sales team at University Kia from Nashville, Tennessee. The best part about her job is meeting new people, helping her customers, and creating an overall great buying experience. She is passionate about helping people, her six rescue animals, anything outdoors, photography, and art. She also enjoys following the Carolina Hurricanes and the Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball team.
Sales Representative

Work : 919-973-6682
Cell : 336-504-9799

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Jerry  Washington

Jerry Washington

Team Member since 2018
About Jerry
Jerry is a member of the Sales Team at University Kia who was part of the Navy Special Forces from St. Louis, Missouri. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. To him, the best part of his job is meeting and helping people and being able to put a smile on someone’s face. He is passionate about setting and meeting his career goals. When he isn’t working, he is busy doing home improvements and spending time with his family.
Sales Representative

Work : 919-973-6682
Cell : 919-606-7971

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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 : 919-973-6682
Cell : 305-508-0078

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Jose Torres

Jose Torres


Sales Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-973-6682
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

Jim Demaris

Jim Demaris


Service Manager

Work : 919-682-9171


Jonathan Fisher

Jonathan Fisher


Fixed Operations Manager

Work : 919-682-9171 x 258


Mathew Allgood

Mathew Allgood


Service Advisor

Work : 919-682-9171


Brandon Ashworth

Brandon Ashworth


Service Advisor

Work : 919-682-9171


Mike Eddy

Mike Eddy


Inventory Control Manager

Work : 919-682-9171


Rental Department

Grey Perry

Grey Perry


Rental Operations Manager

Work : 919-682-9171


Parts Department

Dicky Dixon

Dicky Dixon


Parts Outside Sales

Work : 919-682-9171


Chris Mink

Chris Mink


Parts Manager

Work : 919-682-9171


Frank Minnis

Frank Minnis


System Parts Manager

Work : 919-682-9171


Dan Nerl

Dan Nerl


Parts Representative

Work : 919-682-9171


Jay Straehle

Jay Straehle


Parts Representative

Work : 919-682-9171


Bruce Templeton

Bruce Templeton


Parts Representative

Work : 919-682-9171


Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson


Parts Representative

Work : 919-682-9171


Body Shop

Steve Hall

Steve Hall


Body Shop Manager

Work : 919-682-9171


Theresa Wilder

Theresa Wilder


Assistant Body Shop Manager

Work : 919-682-9171


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